Hey All! I just wanted to pop on and check in. On Wednesday I had surgery, you can read more about that here. Things could not have gone better! If you get queasy easily you may not want to read this post.
GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING!!!
(The above video was taken the morning of surgery.)
I did a lot of research and decided to go with one of the best plastic surgeons in his field, Dr. Grant Stevens. He’s known for his laser bra and drainless skin removal surgery technique. The drainless technique is a newer method but surgeons are finding that it lowers your risk of infection, your risk of seromas, and has a quicker recovery process. This method is typically a bit more pricy because there is so much extra stitching involved.
Surgery lasted about three hours. After spending about an hour in the recovery room, I was escorted to an aftercare facility for overnight monitoring. Everyone was incredibly hospitable. They even had a gluten and dairy free menu for their allergy sensitive guests. It was more like an overnight stay at a spa than a hospital!
I was up and walking a couple hours after surgery. I haven’t experienced any real pain yet, just a little bit of discomfort here and there. Recovery from my abdominoplasty has been much easier than my cesarean recoveries so far.
At my post operation visit, I was able to see my tummy for the first time and am so pleased with the way everything turned out. The best part is that I haven’t had a single ounce of back pain since the surgery. This could be because of the meds I’m on but I’d like to think that it’s due in part to the muscle repair and skin removal surgeries.
Dr. Stevens removed 4 pounds worth of excess skin as well as an old botched tattoo, during my surgery.
My incision will eventually fade into a thin white line, like my cesarean scar, and I’ll be back to running and strenuous forms of exercise in 6-8 weeks.
In the mean time I’m taking it easy, recovering, and enjoying not having to do the dishes!
Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers. I’ve read every single message and I’m very grateful for ya’ll. I will update again soon. If you’d like to follow along with my recovery process click here to subscribe. I also post daily updates on Instagram Stories.