As you can see my Tummy Tuck is healing rather nicely, and I am very pleased with the results. I had my 6 week check-up last week (it was actually a week late) and the doctor said that I am healing really well, and that I am still pretty swollen. I was a little worried that it was fat, so I was glad to hear that I’m still swollen, because I didn’t want to have to work that off . Seriously though, I have to say that this surgery was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I am so much more confident now than I was before (even with the scar). The scar actually looks much better in person than it does in the pictures. For some reason it comes out really red in the pictures but it’s actually a light pink, and on the sides you can barely see it. It also looks very high in the pictures but most of my panties do cover it up so even if I go swimming indoors this winter the only thing you would see is my belly button scar and honestly I just don’t care!
I have been using the BioCorneum and I can tell that it’s helping so I highly recommend it! I was also told to start massaging the scar around my belly button so it’s not so hard, so I have started doing that as well. I still have no feeling from my belly button down to the incision so I try to be mindful of that when I’m doing ab workouts (although, I can’t help but wonder if it wouldn’t be nice to loose that feeling permanently so I get get killer abs without the pain) .
The only thing I am still having trouble with are pull-ups. Hanging from the bar gives a stretching sensation in my abs that I just don’t feel comfortable with, so for now I just hang there for a few seconds and let go. I know I’ll get back to them eventually so I’m not worried about it.
This is my most recent picture taken at 7 weeks post-op:
I have come a long way in 7 short weeks, don’t you think? Remember these:
I have another appointment in about 6 weeks and by then the majority of the swelling should have subsided and I will have my before and after pics from the office for you to view.
I am so proud of myself for following through with this procedure because while it was scary, and I didn’t know what to expect it was SO worth it. I cannot wait to get into that swimsuit next summer!
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