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Anyone out there have a TT done when they were NOT at ideal weight?

  • mynewstart 314
  • 3 years ago

I am overweight (not obese) I am 5'6" and 175....this is a looong way from my ideal weight of 150. The timing and money is right and I do not have the time to lose the weight. I would like to continue on with WW and walking after to drop pounds. Did you have a successful outcome? Did you contine to lose weight after....how did your TT look? Did it help spur you on to continue on with losing weight?

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Well ladies, I have posted my review but its not live yet.. Hope you guys come and take a look and comment on my early results...

Im now at day 5 post, still just lounging around although not in a lot of pain..
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My review is now live
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Im glad you wrote this question. I had the same one. I am 5'3" at 152. Only 19 days till surgery and I cant seem to drop that last 20 pounds. I have been stressing myself out because of it. Glad to know I'm not the only one
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The activity does make the drains work more, but really, that's a good thing. You want to get all that fluid out of your bod. Any that doesn't drain, will have to be re-absorbed by your tissues once the drains are out. That will cause swelling and possibly some discomfort and /or water pockets. All that fluid has to go somewhere.
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Im going to see if my hubby can take some pics of me now and i will post them... I love looking at the before and after pics... I cant wait for the swelling to go down... Also my advise for anyone considering a TT... just be still afterwards... do very minimal walking to the restroom and back to your resting spot.. thats what helped me get rid of the drains so soon.. I had a friend who said she had the drains in for 3 months... she was extremely active.. Im also feeling pretty good and can almost stand completely upright but Im taking my docs advice and just keeping still till she tells me its ok to become a little more active..
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Can't wait to see your pictures! I'm also 5'2" and weigh 161 right now.
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Hi, Im not at my ideal weight either and just had my surgery on March 15... So Im at 4 days post op... I had no time either to loose the weight with me having 3 kids and I really wanted the surgery to get rid of the apron I had over my pubic area... I took a shower yesterday already and since I have been a really patient patient I had my drains removed on Thursday.. 2 days after surgery... I havent been able to really see myself but what I do know is that Im glad I dont see that hanging flab anymore.. As soon as Im able I will be taking some after pics and writing a review to show off my resutls... My stats by the way.. 5 feet 2 inches tall at 175lbs... yes.. pretty chunky I know..
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I am very anxious to see your photos once you are able to post them... I am also 5'2" and I started off around 170 but, I am busting my a$$ and managed to get down to 159.... hoping I can fight off another 10 before the surgery. Would love to see your results being that we haver similar stats.
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We sound like the same body. 5' 6", 170#, long torso, and I carry most of my weight on my butt and thighs. For that reason, I think that we are safe having the surgery at this weight because any more pounds we will lose will be from the butt and thighs, and the belly will be good already!
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Sounds like a good plan to me Columbus!
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I think one concern with losing a bunch of weight afterwards, is you could end up with a baggy tummy again.

I am just under 5'6, and was over my ideal weight, at 154. My doc said that was okay, because I'm 55, and he feels that older women need a bit more to help them through the 'getting old' stage - a little padding for if you fall, etc.

I'm nearly 4 weeks out, and am at 140 lbs. If I continue to eat lots of fruits and veggies, and keep on with the smaller meals I've eaten since surgery, I hope to lose a bit more. Even if not much, I'm happy with my shape and no baggy belly. Once I start walking more again, I hope to trim down my butt and thighs a bit more.
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I have a long torso with loose skin. To look at me I don't really look overweight. I don't normally carry weight on my somach. It is the butt and thigh region that is my problem area.

Since the stress of divorce and just aging the pooch looks worse and i have developed love handles and belly fat...this is horrible ecause my waist was attractive thing. Wearing a dress would hide my problem and show my slim upper body.

I am planning to walk after which greatly helps my hips and thighs. So hopefully I won' t run into the saggy belly as i cont. with wt. loss.
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Losing 14 lbs.. .Cograts! Also good news to hear no sagging for you :)
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I did have lipo and muscle tightening, (and a little lipo on my saddle bags-why not since I was already under) I just had my first shower and saw myself for the first time, I am really happy I had this done. I hated looking in the mirrors at the gym, no matter how much weight I lost I still had the droopy stomach. That was really discouraging. I can't wait until I can get back into my exercise routine :)
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Congrats! Wonderful news :)
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3girlmom did you have muscle tightening and lipo as well?
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How are you feeling 12 days from surgery? Congrats on having it done!
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Hi- I am in the same boat- and had my surgery 12 days ago. The plan was to wait until I reached my goal weight, but I am not that patient :) I will look and feel better than I did before which is what spurs me to lose weight. And I can't look any worse, right?
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