{Update} 9 Months Post-Op

revisionIt’s hard to believe it’s already been 9 months since my surgery….time really flies as you’re trying to build up core strength again.

At today’s post-op visit, the surgeon said every looks great. My scar is finally starting to fade (although it still turns an awful purple color when I workout really hard), and he said that feeling will continue to return around my belly button as time goes on and that I’ll still see results until the 1 year mark.

Over the past few months, I have been very happy with my results from the procedure, however, the ends of my scar line have always bothered me. There is a slight puckering (mainly on the left side) that I am not thrilled with. The puckering is a result of where the drains were and are very common with tummy tucks. The surgeon said it is an easy fix, so I’ll be having a revision done in the next few weeks.

I’m not nervous about this at all. The procedure will only take about 45 minutes and is done in the office, with a little bit of local anesthesia. I can drive myself to and from the appointment and only need to take it easy for about 24 hours after it’s done. The other plus is that they use dissolvable stitches, so that’ll mean the post-op visit will just be to check my healing.

I apologize for the lack of updates on my post-op journey. After the initial few weeks, it was life as usual and I honestly didn’t think about it much. I definitely feel more comfortable in my own skin now. It’s nice to be able to look into the mirror and see the results of all the hard work I’ve done over the past 3 years.

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