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Depression after plastic surgery

Postby losetheskin » Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:16 pm

I agree with all posts and just want to add that I think the changes in hormone levels after surgery is also a big contributor to the depression we go thru after the surgery. You lose alot of estrogen during a tummy tuck because alot is normally stored around our tummy area. Things will return to normal.
Just another thought.
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Postby mssmith » Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:25 pm

hmm, wonder if it would help to take an estrogen supplement?

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Postby Heather2323 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:14 pm

I have not gone through this yet so I don't know for sure... but could it have something to do with a part of you being gone??? Even though it is a change that you are happy with and for the better... that you feel like you are missing a part of you that has been there for a certain period of time.

I was thinking about this the other day. Prior to kids I was always smaller and feel like I have spent the past 7 years trying to get "skinny". Every Monday is a new start of a diet..... Every day I go to the gym it's going to be a consistent routine etc... it is such a big part of my life trying to change the way I look. Even though I will be happy to be "flat" I wondered if I would feel like I lost my identity or who I am because I have been like this for so many years and it is a constant on my mind.

No matter the reason, I wish you well and hope you feel better soon !


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Postby sedsem » Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:11 pm

I don't know if I'd call myself depressed, but I can say for sure I am frustrated. I want to be able to not feel normal at the end of the day, not all tight and sore. I hate wearing my binder, it's over 100 degrees here and it's so confining. I don't want to go back to work tomorrow, but at the same time am going stir crazy at home and miss my friends and co-workers. I have itchies, but when I scratch it's numb, so no relief. I even had a dream last night that I had a seroma and had to aspirate it myself. It gets better everyday, but I am so impatient!
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Postby lynne123 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:12 pm


I have a seroma and was told by my ps yesterday that I have to return to resting or it will keep getting worse. He drained it some yesterday but only about half. I am so tired of laying around and worrying about it. I just want to return to my life!
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Re: Depression after plastic surgery

Postby svillaese » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:12 am

Good morning, I got my TT on June 15th and have started to feel some depression. I thought it would get better once I was out of the house and back to my normal activities. However, I've been back to work and yesterday was by far the worse day. I was mess, crying for no apparent reason. I have lost interest in doing anything that I used to enjoy doing before. It's a horrible way to feel. I haven't been getting any sleep. My surgeon prescribed me some sleep medication but I am afraid to take it as I don't want to become dependent on sleep medication.
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