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Hello everyone!! I am one week post Tummy Tuck with muscle repair and they fixed a hernia while they were in there. I’m SHOOK !!

I got to take the bandages off yesterday (completely) for the first time and I don’t remember the last time I looked down and seen the, my know what without the big apron of skin.

anyway to those that are veterans how long did you stay swollen? My team said it varies so much with activity and wearing the binder ect….

Did anyone do the belly button training or will my cute little scabby mess turn out good with out it?

i feel super self conscious showing this picture but I think we can all appreciate our “before and after” photos at some point

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It's been awhile for me, but I think by three or four months out the swelling was mostly gone (although my surgeon said it could take up to a year to see the final results). I didn't do any belly button training - in fact, it was never mentioned. Mine looks like a normal belly button now - has for a long time.

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first, an exclamation: wow! so flat! even with the swelling!! you're gonna have fab end results!!

second, an answer to your question: i think i had swelling for about 8-9 months? but the majority of it lessened by about month 4-5. just a little bit of annoying swelling continued for another few months after that...noticeable only to me (and to Mr., who i forced daily to look at me from the side and to place a hand on my stomach and give me his opinion on the swelling, ha! )

and lastly: where did you get that black elasticized hip contraption??? not only brilliant and useful (i wish i had that when i was wearing drains!), but also kinda flattering for some reason?! lol 😂

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I feel like I remember being really swollen for few months then just slightly swollen forever (jk) and no bellybutton training for me either.

Congratulations! You look fantastic ❤️

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1 hour ago, ms.sss said:

and lastly: where did you get that black elasticized hip contraption??? not only brilliant and useful (i wish i had that when i was wearing drains!), but also kinda flattering for some reason?! lol 😂

I got it off Amazon. It’s called a drain belt. It is super handy, I don’t know about flattering but it’s nice to keep them in one place :)

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Wow, the difference is already staggering! Once swelling is gone it's going to be absolutely amazing!!

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On 11/2/2022 at 10:50 AM, Betty1971 said:

I got it off Amazon. It’s called a drain belt. It is super handy, I don’t know about flattering but it’s nice to keep them in one place :)

I got my drains out yesterday and I WISH I had known about the belt. I had my tummy and thighs done and the drains were a tangled mess. Your results look awesome! Congrats!

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Congratulations! Looks like your results will be fabulous! I had my surgery a couple of weeks prior to yours and will be having a lower body lift as well as an arm lift on January 25th. Thanks for the tip on the drain belt; I plan to order one.

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