tummy tuck no lipo

  • Manhattan122
  • Manhattan NY
  • 2 years ago

s been a month that I had my tummy tuck.  The doctor suggested that I not do the lipo.  I had asked because I have a small waist to begin with and big hips didn't want it to be disproportionate.  The doctor suggested not to have lipo said I didn't have enough fat.  I am 5/4" and 124 lbs.   My legs are thin.  I work out but my stomach and sides were my problem area.  When i first had the tt it seemed fine because I was swollen, now one month later not swollen I feel fine I love my tummy but feel like I am wearing a donut around my hips.  I hate it so much I am having anxiety issues and attacks I am so obsessed with my hips that I don't want to go out anymore and will only wear loose clothing.  I feel so thin on top with huge donut hips.   When i went for my three week post op the doctor said it looked great.  He called the nurse to look also and I know that she noticed my hips.  I said I was going back to the gym  she said work out if it doesnt go away come back for the lipo so I know it's not just me.  I knew I should have had it all at once.  How long before I can have the lipo of hips and flanks done is three months enough time.  i want to call and schedule procedure right away so I can rest.  Has this happened to any one else  :{

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I can see the difference and am so happy that I didn't wait to have the lipo done. Amazing difference
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Okay so I went to the p.s. last week and he agreed with me and we did the lipo today. Have some bruising and def swelling so I will have to wait a few days to assess the situation. I weighed in today lost 6 pounds since my tummy tuck. 5.4" 124 lbs. He told me he took out a quart and a half of fat. Thanks for the support and I will keep you informed. Trying to keep an optimistic attitutde:}
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Hopefully no more donut!!!!
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:( ok.  

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not yet but I will tonite. Was away for the weekend I have some photos on my other thread but now that the swelling has subsided they def look much bigger ;(
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Manhattan, did you post photos anywhere?

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Omg that water ring comment cracked me up, at least you have a good sense of humor! I'll give you my honest opinion and everything will be ok. Sometimes we are our biggest critic too. I'll watch for the pics. Kate
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Thanks I will post photos tomorrow, have some on my other thread/ The problem is that now that the swelling is subsiding and my waist is getting smaller the hips look huge, like i have a donut around them. or a little kid going into the water with a life saver. :{ have a dr appt on tuesday. Wish me luck
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Hi Manhattan122,

That is the worst when you can tell something doesn't look right and everyone else is saying it is fine.  Would you feel comfortable sharing a photo?

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Thank you for your kind words. I was looking so forward to going away in August going to the Carribean and wear a bathing suit) Now.... I'm so stressed over this. I have an appointment on Wed for a consult with the p.s. i just hope he doesnt try to talk me out of it because I know that in comparison to my waist my hips are too big. Just want to get it done and over with.

Trying to practice how to communicate this politely to the p.s. and let him know I love tummy hate hips.
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Keep the communication open with your doctor.  He will tell you when it is safe to do the lipo.  You do want to make sure that you are healed from the tummy tuck.  

Don't stress over this.  You will eventually get it done and love your body.

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