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Tummy Tuck & Lipo 6 months and 1 week pics

I am 23 year old i have a son that is 3 and i have...

i am 23 year old i have a son that is 3 and i have decided not to have more kids for medical reason before i became pregent with my son i lost about 50 pounds than i gained it all back pulse more after birth i than was 199lb at birth and i would go up and down with my weight all the time i decided that i would do a tummy tuck i had my consultation with my ps on may 19 2011 he weighed me and i weighed 186.4 he recommended that i lose about 20lb and to call back i called back on aug 15 2011 to make another appt. i am right now at 164.0lb my appt is on aug 29 2011 i hope to get done to 155.0lb before than

Today was a good day alittle scared now about the...

today was a good day alittle scared now about the consultion again because of my family and friends some keep telling i shouldnt do it that it is going to be very painful and i would need about 6 weeks in bed any opionion anyone

Hi will my pre-op appt was changed for tomo friday...

hi will my pre-op appt was changed for tomo friday 26 2011 and i am kind of nervous not sure wat question to really ask and i hope he could still do it on the 8th i havent been feeling my best been dizzy and stuff i think its stress

My appt today is at 1:00pm I am so nervous I...

My appt today is at 1:00pm I am so nervous I honestly am very scared about this whole thing I my whole thing is going crazy having just wierd dreams about the whole thing and I don't now how to feel reall

I just got back fronm my pre op appt it want very...

i just got back fronm my pre op appt it want very good doctor told me everything i had to do and not do i am feeling better about the appt and everything so i am less than 2 weeks a way feeling very good

My doctor give all the paper work and I fanlly...

My doctor give all the paper work and I fanlly paid for the tt and lipo he did say he was going to do mr on me and I would have to stay in the hospital over night which is pretty good since most on here go home the same day he told me I can't take my vitamins or my flex seed oil which is a bummer any other doctor has told any one that will I and about a week and a half away and I am getting nervous and also my doctor didn't give me any meds yet for pain is that normal any idea of what I should buy do feel more comfortable

Will tomo I will have ny blood work done and pay...

Will tomo I will have ny blood work done and pay the rest of the payments off and I would will be down I am scared and confused about the whole thingf my family aren't really all that supported at all and I find that on this site no one really gives me advice or talks to me I don't know ijust feel so alone in this whole percess and I don't know what to do I haven't been sleeping well at all I don't just feeling really alone in the whole thing

Sorry i havent updated in a while after my appt on...

sorry i havent updated in a while after my appt on weds 31st 2011 i dicided to take a little 6 hours trip to canada and i just back today on tuesday my appt went well on weds the hospital give me all the insertion i needed and the soap to wash with before the TT and they told me that the pain meds would be given to me at the hospital i dont really know how that would work because i dont think i would want to be anywhere but my house but we will see i can not believe that i am only two days away i thought that the day would go very slow and its gone by so fast QUICK QUESTION: i bought a heating/cold pack and also gauze but thats it any one recomended anything else i would need for recovery that woulds be great

Well i got the phone call from the hospital i have...

well i got the phone call from the hospital i have to be there tomo at 11am i am so nervous i am really freaking out i go to the store and i buy nothing i and scared of the pain i will indure i am also feeling really sad about my old tummy its been apart of me so long i will i feel after it is not apart of me anymore lots of weird emontions right now i want to cry laugh smile do so many things i keep cleaning i keep thinking about how i am not going to be able to carry and play with my son like before for a while i am lets just say a big mess right now

Here are pics of me today the night before the TT...

here are pics of me today the night before the TT at 163.2 lb

Well it is 1am and i can not sleep at all i have...

well it is 1am and i can not sleep at all i have to be at the hospital at 11am i have no idea why but my abs are killing me i think they are stresses lol i bought the MOM and i also have something called senokot but not sure when i should start taking them i also wanted to buy something to put on my scar after would i was think about mederma or vitamin e any one have any tips

Well i am alive i went to the hospital on the 8th...

well i am alive i went to the hospital on the 8th of sept at 11am the doctor was kind of late the last time i saw was 1:45pm and than it was 6:30pm i woke up with the biggest pain in my thought i couldnt breathe at all and my whole family was waiting in the room for me the funny thing was i did not relieve that i was on the meterantiy floor of the hospital and that my mom had told everyone i gave birth to a 3 pound baby girl lol sooooo funny because i was so out of it because of the drugs everthing my mom asked to i said yes to i stayed at the hospital and that was the best thing ever because i was in pain and they would just give me pain meds threw the iv i admire all of u that go home the same day i dont know how u doit my docotr discharged me last night on the 9th of sept at 6pm they olny put one drain in which i thought was kind of odd but i am staying at my grandma house no internet but it a hadicap house so everything is really close thank god she has a recliner chair that stands u up all the way so i could go pee on my own they give me vicodin for pain but ithink today i am doing good because i havent needed it at all today but believe me they are close by i took a bath today it felt like heaven today the warm water hey my doctor told me not to but dressing wat he said is to use a clean white cotton t-shirts and wear it that it fit in to my garmet and use that as dressing it great i have some pic to put up as soon as i can thanks all for everything i will write as soon as i can my back is killing me from wrting this bye

Well i am three days post-op and i am not taking...

well i am three days post-op and i am not taking any med for pain just my antibobictic which i think is great i do have a something to say why know one on here said anything about the painful massages they have to give u on the lipo area of ur body the first two day was hell it really really was i thought someone was ripping me up but today i noticed that they work i didnt have any pain waking up i took another shower "heaven" this morning and i am waking around pretty good now the only thing is my family tells me i walk with a hump in my back but like i tell them i dont even notice i am doing that so all day i hear is walk right up" with is funny to me

Day 4 post-op i am doing really good today i am...

day 4 post-op i am doing really good today i am down to draining 20ml every 12 hours and i called my doctor and he will see me on the 9/14/11 to see if he will take to drain out i still havent had a BM which really sucks i want to poop so bad but i really havent been eating that much and this morning at around 3 i got the sharpest pain and i didnt want to take my med so i just moved around but at 7am i couldnt take it anymore i had to take my pain meds i feel really sad because my son wants me to carry him and hug him like before but i cant and it suck so so bad its really hard seeing someone do things for him when i was the one that did everything for him before it just makes me sad but i cant even cry because it hurts to much to cry laugh cough it hurts but i wont let the pain keep me down at all i will fight threw it will got to go

Day 5 Well i think i am staring to heal because...

day 5
Well i think i am staring to heal because i am itching like crazy and people say that's a good sign i think i over did it yesterday with my son because i had to take my pain meds last night and this morning i thought i was going to die can u imagine itching and hurting all at once not fun at all. i have something to say i am so tired of doing nothing all day and i miss working out so much i thought those words would never come out of my mouth but i do i want to go to the park and jog 3 miles and do my workout videos and all of it i miss it so much will i started on my health eating habits again but even that is tough because i am used working out at the same time and there is nothing to do o did have a little BM yesterday so that was good but nothing really new i know i have to be patience with this all but i want to work out it like my body is asking me for it

Well i just got back from my appt with the ps and...

well i just got back from my appt with the ps and everything is good he took my drain out thank god i am free of the but he told me i have to work on standing up stright which is hard and newt wed i see him again

9 day post-op well the worst thing i did...

9 day post-op
well the worst thing i did yesterdaY was go to the movies to see the lion king because i ate popcorn and soda and i blew up like a ballon i thought i was going to doing my hip where i got lipo on were rock hard all night i said no choice but to take my vicodin because i was so swollen this morning i woke up still in pain still swollen but it water water water for me today nothing with salt or very little salt at all maybe that will make it better but other than that i am good still cant take a shower how i want to by myself but it ok and everytime i take of my binder i feel like i and all wobbley it kind of funny how this little thing makes sure a difference in everything will that for today

Day 10 well yesterday i was so so so tired...

day 10

well yesterday i was so so so tired and i think it was because of all the salt on friday night NEVER NEVER doing that again i felt so down yesterday i slept threw out the whole day on and off and than i got up no one was around to help me so a took a shower on my own and i washed mt hair thank god 10 day with out washing my hair was rough i just had to but afterwards back to bed thats when i was really tired i am having this weird feeling when i get out of bed my right side were i got the lipo has a painful stabbing feeling and i try to massage it out but it kills me to the point i have to sit down than it goes away i dont know what it is but this morning i woke up much better having regular BM now which is always good moral of the story KEEP AWAY FROM THE SALT!!!!!!!!

My binder the doctor give me is already very loose...

My binder the doctor give me is already very loose and i am swollon like a big ballon i hate it so much please help me u guys to find i new binder and where i could get one which is the best brand to get please help i and very sad on how i look now

New pics 10 days of how swollon i am is this normal

New pics 10 days of how swollon i am is this normal

Ok day 11 last night i couldn't take it anymore...

Ok day 11 last night i couldn't take it anymore the pain and swelling was unbearable so i got up and went to the 24 hour walmart and i bought a tighter binder and the whole time my mom was yelling because she was saying its going to be to tight i bought one anyways and i wear it out the store and the whole night i did feel tight but better when i woke up this morning to check on everthing and that big ugly bumb i had on my left side is flat thank god i thought i was going to cry because its really flat i knew that the other binder i had was never going to flaten out at all but just one night and the swelling is down and that ugly side now is flat and smooth like my right side i am glad i bought i knew would be better when i saw the doctor give me en xlarge i knew it would be to big not even before my TT was i a size xlarge i am glad i trusted myself and my body because i have no pain and i am walking alot better

Day 14 well yesterday I want to my ps to get my...

Day 14 well yesterday I want to my ps to get my stiches out I had I lot of pressure above my BB and he said it my be fluid so he numb it and stuck a huge needle and it was just that lots of fluid I felt so much relief afterwards he told me he wanted to see me next week and he may have to take my fluid out if it builds upo again than he started taking out the stiches that hurt badly because they were already healing he give me a cream for the scar and have to put it on twice a day and told me I was ready for stage two gridle so I went to pick it up he wanted me to get a large but it was to big so the lady give me a size medium and it fit I haven't been a size medium in anything I can't even remember when it felt great than I went home to take a nap and when I woke I had gotten my period TMI I know but now the swelling please the bloating not fun at all on another good note tomo I start my massages with a professional my mom fanailly give up on it and got some else to do it I know I will be better for the fluid built up and the forming of the lipo area very excited will that's all I have been up right I have a heating pad on o yea I am down to 159.4 lb that is greatttttt!!!!!!!!

Well today i am 3 weeks post op and i feel pretty...

well today i am 3 weeks post op and i feel pretty good still some swelling mostly when i take off my gurdle but i have been good the doctor wants to see me in 4v weeks which i think is a good sign here i am at 3 weeks let me know wat ya think

I cant believe i am 11 weeks post op whoa its been...

i cant believe i am 11 weeks post op whoa its been a while since i logged in sorry about that but i have been doing so great i am back at the gym and still doing my massages i am sometime sore around the lipo areas and all so i have to keep my scar moist because it get tight if i don't i am alittle swollen still but that is normal so they say i am going to put pics up let me know wat really think thanks so much

Well everything is going so well i cant believe i...

well everything is going so well i cant believe i want shopping for the first time in for ever for jeans i am so happy to say i use to be a size 13 or 11 and now i was in shock when i went shopping i am a size 9 or 7 in juniors and size 6 or 4 in misses i cant believe it i thought that would never happen in my life i feel so good i even cried in the store people looked at me like i was crazy but i didnt care i even went home and fanilly threw away 5 size 15 to 13 size pants and even 2 size 11 i was so happy and felt so liberated to get rid of them it is the best felling in the world i didnt on my own to lose all that wight no pills no easy way out but just hard work and lots of well power well thats all i wanted to say i am feeling so good asnd i hope everyone can have that feeling i did

Im back lol will i am 6 months 1 week post op i...

im back lol will i am 6 months 1 week post op i have not been on for a while i am down to 150lb which i am happy with but my goal is 140lb i have working very hard at it i have been going back to my ps and everything is very good except i have i little fat above my belly button which is the only thing i do not like and all so the my scar has become alittle thick so my ps told me he didnt like either of those things and that he would like to open me up again and clean out the scar after that he wants me to get radiation done so that the thickness will not return i guess that a trick rich people use to have nice flat scars i told my doctor that i DO NOT have the money to pay for that and he told me that since i have good insurance that he can make them pay for the precidure which i wasnt complaining about people tell if i am crazy that after 6 months i would let them open me up again and my answer was YES if i dont have to pay for it i would do it in a heart beat so that is where i am at right now just waiting to see if the insurance company will pay for it if not believe i am thrilled about my results
Dr. Edward Guarino

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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SI CHICA..... yes.
thank you! i decide to struggle to get close these last "25" or so pounds, even though many are telling me in another forum they did NOT wait and my Friend in FLA she did hers beautifully without the weight,as her fla. surgeon,did not make her wait,and she is flat and sexy stomach since last dec.2011.
but yet i am going to try to lose the extra add'l weight.

i was told by a top-surgeon in our nj/nj/pa
tri state area. actually a few who saying not too much more is needed,now that i drop like (As of today(44 pounds so happy!) three more pounds came off with a diet "supplement"help this time past week so i am stickin to that supplement,to get me down more and i am very healthy for 36 years so i am goin 2 do this.
and then postpone surgery from late april until may. gracias, thanks so much!
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de nada chica.
your welcome,and thank you for mi support. i am now being told"wait until mi target weight ugh!" but i do not believe i am goin to do this,mi amiga she flew to fla. dr did hers, dr. told her no need to wait,we are same flabby mid section,same age,she
older i am mid 30s,but her stomach is flat as a board,sexi again,and i love it,YOURS is sexi hot too and i want to know DID U WAIT until your target or you just did it?
i am not going 2 wait,but will try to lose a lil more .
my schedule TT date is LATE APRIL,but i want it now lol but told 2 lose"a lil more"here by a nyc/nj
tri-state area, surgeon,my girlfriend surgeon fla.
said no need to.i just wanna get it done with already so excited.but i will lose hopefully another 10 pounds or 20.but it so hard.

gracia chica.
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i would really tell u to wait that is my opinion because i got really close to my goal wieght i will feel really better if u wait that is whhy i pick my doctor because he would not do the surgery if i didnt lose the weight and he was right i know he told me to wieght because he really cared about my health so i suggest that u wait until than and dont worry i know its hard but if u ever need anything i am here
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hers came out wonderful!
and i am seeing many here recently as i prepare to get mine in five weeks finally! pero...chica, FABULOSA ,god speed. you are lookin hot,y' sexi,y hermosa... just beautiful chica!

QUESTION: did you NOT reach your weight target
before going under the knife?as i know most dr.
say well,first"reach target weight"but as a couple
surgeons,here say,"even us women who do not wait for the target weight"can still have flat sexi stomach,and look amazin!
Just curious.gracia....

u r gorgeous!

DSFS certified 2012!
(Dominicana_SexiFlatStomach 2012)
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hi well my goal wieght is 140 i still havent reached it yet i get close at about 149 but not where i went to be yet lol thank so much good luck with everything
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Wow woman you look fantastic!!

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Awe thanks for your support. I am anxiously awaiting my day, May 3rd and I am ready. Did all my labs and EKG. I'm 42 years old so I had to have one. Everything came out fine. My bloodwork came out great, so far so good. I am having a tt with lipo in flanks inner and outer thighs and he will lipo my knees a bit. Mentally I believe I am ready. I am going to get a mini laptop since my iPad will not let me post photos of myself. Can't wait to be on the other side. Your support means the world to me :-) thank u:-)
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You look good!
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You look amazing, your photos keep getting better and better and looks like you are healing the way you should. I hope I look at least half as good as you. Your photos are inspiring. Thank you for sharing your journey with us :-)
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hey Mytime2shine thank u i am sure u will look beautiful if u ever need to talk or need support we are all here for u i know for me the last couple weeks before the tummy tuck were the hardest because u get really nervous and star having doubt but that when we come in to help let me know
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Hi Kim, girl u are looking good ....hot moma! Continue to keep us posted!
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Wow what a transformation!
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thank u i was looking for ur story but couldnt find it
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You look so good!
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Wow you look great congratulations! I am debating on contacting your DR since i live in NJ and i like the fact that he keeps you over night instead of sending you home.
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You look amazing!

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This story has given me a sense of the journey ahead for all women considering this procedure.Thank you so much for the posted comments in this blog. I appreciate the sincerity and emotions poured out that feels like we are there by your side. Regarding the money spent it was well worth it. As long as you feel good about yourself it does not matter the money you paid as it will be forever. Thank you again.
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You look fantastic!!! What a great job you and your surgeon did! Thank you for sharing your journey - it really helped me to be brave for the next two week wait. Part of me wants to run, but when I read stories like yours, I get encouraged.
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dont worry everthing is going to be fine for me it seems so long ago that i had it done i still look at my bady with amazement still i cant believe it really mine i know so people have had bad expericen but i honestly have not felt better about my self and self esteem is so hi in clotheing and everything i am here for u let me know if u have any question
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Wow, thank you so much! I will keep reading about your healing while I am waiting for the next two weeks to pass. Dec 14 is my day to start the roller coaster.
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I have to say you have AMAZING results..you look awesome!! congrats!
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WOW..i am one week out from surgery so reading all these stories i can..and you are amazing..what a great end result!!!!
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thank so much but still not hte end results lol i have a way to go before my end result but i am very happy with everything so far
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You look fabulous!!! I know you have to be thrilled. So life changing for you!!
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I hope you're doing well! I've been waiting to hear from you again . I have my surgery in Friday and I'm so scared , almost want to back out.
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