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MENS ROOM: Guys Want To Look Good Too.

  • ABSCAPE
  • ARIZONA
  • 1 year ago

Dudes, the mirror in bathroom treats us equally. I wasn't pregnant with any of my kids but carried the beer gut as if I was pregnant for over 30 years. The intra-abdominal fat stretched out my muscles, raised my blood pressure, flooded me with cholesterol, put my man thing into early retirement, had the doctor nagging on me like we were married, and kept costing me as much money as a kid. The term "Tummy Tuck" and "Mommy Makeover" created a mental barrier towards wanting the flat abs I had a long long time ago. From here on out it's "ABSCAPE", the abdominoplasty procedure for men.   I am 52, 5'11", 175 pounds. I lost 50 pounds doing what some Tv Dr. suggested; I eliminated 500 calories a day, exercised 3 days a week, and I lost 2-3 pounds a month. All of a sudden a year went by without much notice, and then another few months and I was down to 190 pounds. I also have an "obsession and allergy" with alcohol and joined some other folks in getting sober. BAM! another 15 pounds fell of me in 6 weeks with no effort than staying sober one day at a time. It's now been a year and the weight is maintained, my sobriety is solid for one more day, and my ABSCAPE procedure is scheduled for this Thursday July 16, 2012. There is some difference in our physical beings in relation to the opposite sex. there also seems to be some differences in recovery, outcome, and reasons over 6000 men in the U.S. last year had this procedure done. Post it here: 1.Why did you choose this procedure? 2.What was the consult like? 3.Did/are you sharing this with anyone? 4.What was your experience like?, or link to your review and we'll check it out. 5. What are your expectations? Welcome to THE MENS ROOM.

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I wrote a review for my Butt Lift. It's really called a posterior belt lipectomy. My huge love handles are gone; now the back matches the front. Today is January 1, 2014 and I'm happy to report that it was true that diet and exercise can't fix everything. Plastic surgery procedures are not just for the rich. I saved my pennies, shopped around and got the best doctor at an affordable price. The rest of my body is in my hands. I must care for it like a new gift; and I do.
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U already answered my question ;) ill tune in, thanks!
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How inspiring. It makes me feel good knowing that we ALL go through the emotional roller coaster when it comes to planning a surgery. I can relate to you review in so many ways- practicing different sleeping positions, quitting smoking...OMG the hardest part so far. I keep hoping I quit soon enough
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I'm not an expert but I heard two weeks before surgery is a safe minimum.
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Then I'm pretty sure 2 months will be enough... Did you move forward with your next procedure?
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October 11, 2013 I'll finish what I started and undergo plastic surgery for posterior belt lipectomy and gynecomastia. ive written separate reviews for each.
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Today while in consultation with Dr. John L. Williams regarding a buttock lift we had a long time to actually visit. First off let me explain buttock lift for you guys. This procedure is the "cutting out" of the sagging excess skin on my lower back that makes my saggy love handles and a sagging appearance to my butt. This is a result of weight loss and exercise has tightened and strengthened all of my muscles but at my age the elasticity of the skin is shot. This is not confused with the Brazilian Butt Lift where fat from other parts of the body are injected below the skin to give the patient a big round "baby got back" booty. Nope, just the tightening of the skin will show off my hard work at the gym. i can squat 300 pounds, dead lift 300 pounds and most other gluteal activities are easy but the sagging skin won't go away. I asked Dr. Williams why men don't have procedures like this. he cited fear as the number one. Then most men get to a point where they just don't care any more. i personally have looked at men and wondered why they don't care about how they look. When we look good we feel good. I am here to encourage you if you are thinking about surgical enhancement procedures to cast your fears aside. My abs one year after abdominoplasty are incredible for my age (53). Now my back will match the front.  
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It's been a year since the abdominoplasty surgery procedure and I am more than satisfied. The surgery cost alone and it's appearance has kept me super motivated and loving exercise and fitness. i am now consulting to have the sagging skin above and below my buttocks/back waist area taken care of surgically.  
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A part of me feels silly and vain about considering a correction, especially since I was, for decades, quite OK with being extremely fat. Somehow, looking like a human raisin makes me feel more vulnerable than being "morbidly obese" (the charming way that my Doc's PA termed me, when I was referred for a mammogram). Appearance may not be everything, but it does make me feel sad in a way that nothing else does.
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A couple of the nurses mentioned that they are seeing an increase in males having procedures. I was up front with the nurses about why I was there. We also discussed their feelings about taking care of "electives". Their point of view was reassuring. I also got the impression that it is best to overnite in a facility that has a lot of experience caring for "electives". Regular hospital caregivers may not have the same point of view as caregivers who are experienced and trained taking care of electives.
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My ABSCAPE surgery is Thursday, July 19, 2012 (24 hours from now and I am starting to feel lonely). My surgeons office hasn't even called.
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This thursday is the 19th july. ( monday was the16th july 2012)
Best of luck for which ever date it is.
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