One month PO! :) Side by side pics

So I've gotten a BA two years ago and now I'm...

So I've gotten a BA two years ago and now I'm ready for a BBL. I'm not going for a full BBL but I'm just getting a lipo on the sides of my abdomen, flanks, inner legs and a little bit on the outer legs and knees. Then planning of having fat re injected but only on the outer layer of my buttocks, on the top part. 200cc on each side.

It's not a full BBL and my PS said that I just have to take care of this like a lipo, I will have to sleep on my tummy for 20 days, and I can sit but I plan on treating this like a BBL when I sit.

I consider myself a skinny person. I'm 5'2" and about 110lbs, even 105lbs on a good day (mostly during the summer). I wear the smallest size on everything, but I always wished a smaller waist and a slightly larger butt. Nothing wrong with having a huge shelf butt, but that's not my thing. I just want enough to fill up my pants and not have them sag in that area by the end of the day. :)

My friends have no clue about my lipo because I told one friend and she thinks I'm absolutely crazy for even considering this. She says I'm skinny as is and I don't need to go through a major surgery.. but I'm determined. I know it will hurt, I will bruise and I will be miserable for about a month but if I could do the BA I can do this!!! Especially since the BA was so hard to sleep on my back for a month!!! I usually sleep on my stomach anyway.

So!!! a small summary of myself.

STATS:
Slightly pear shaped, with a breast augmentation 275cc silicone mentor mod+ over the muscle.
5'2"
110lbs
measurements are roughly 33.5" 25.5" 35"

I just want a smaller waist and a slightly fuller butt!!! My measurement would probably end up being the same after the lipo/butt augmentation because I am only getting fat injected on the upper part of the butt... and only 200cc on each side!!!

Just wondering why my review is not being posted?...

Just wondering why my review is not being posted? I'm so eager to see what you all think of me and my current body. The profile bikini pic is at my best during the summer (I somehow lose appetite with all the heat) and the other pics are from me in winter.. ugh, flab everywhere.

So.. my lipo is one month away and I'm so lazy I haven't done my bloodwork yet. I will probably do it this week!!

Ok so now I'm officially a bit scared. The doctor...

Ok so now I'm officially a bit scared. The doctor is amazing, and he did a great job on my BA. But now I'm freaking out. He also got rid of a hypertrophic scar on my back due to tattoo removal. He is truly amazing. But I feel he doesn't have much patience?

I asked him how much and now he said 2.5 liters. I'm scared!!! I mean, I am bloated because I got my period yesterday (sorry if TMI). So I am really bloated but still. I told him my concerns and I told him I want a nice figure, NOT to get rid of a lot of fat and then suffer trying to maintain the lipo by being on a diet forever and ever.

He did tell me to stick to a diet when I'm post op and NOT working out. And then I can work out as usual and it should be fine. It makes me a bit uneasy. Perhaps pre op jitters, I think I got these before my BA.

Less than a month away for my surgery. Lipo is exciting, a lot of people are telling me I'm crazy for getting this done, that it's unnecessary but they haven't lived with this little fat pocket their whole lives and they've never had to experience proportionally fat legs. I know my legs are not fat but I'm not happy with them!! I'm not happy with my waist either.

I told my therapist I'm getting a lipo and she wants to talk about this next time I see her, in two weeks. We'll see. I'm getting the lipo done no matter what. I've had this idea longer than the BA and I want to get a smaller waist and thinner legs...

I just got back from bloodwork and cardiologist....

I just got back from bloodwork and cardiologist. My cardio results look beautiful, the drawing is so symmetric lol. Doc said I'm perfect and good to go. Great!!
I have my preop in two weeks. Surgery date is October 15th, so I have less than a month to go!!! I'm a bit scared that my doc said 2.5 liters but we will see. I told him I don't want to end up TOO skinny and then go through hell with food/workouts to maintain the lipo. I'm at a very normal weight right now, and a bit plump for my usual weight to be honest and losing a bit is fine but losing a lot it's NOT ok because I am not one to diet and I don't think I want to!! I do pilates and I walk a bit but that's it. I want to be able to maintain my lifestyle and not gain weight. Like right now. I gain a bit in winter lose a bit in the summer. That's it!!! You see my pictures at my skinniest and my fattest. I just want a smaller waist and thinner legs. Not to lose weight! I don't care for the number on the scale, I just want my dresses to fit better.
So, a lot of people think I'm crazy for going through with this. Yes, I might be on the skinny side but I do want a thinner waist and thighs. I respect everyone who decides to go through something like this unless they are stick skinny and I am NOT stick skinny.

Anyway, rant over and now onto other issues. I am going to go get this surgery done alone. I already agreed I will hand my wallet and phone to my PS and the rest will be in a duffle bag waiting in the room. I may have someone visit me for like an hour and I want to stay in the hospital overnight so as to have nurses taking care of me.


And I will be home alone for a week after that.

I received a whole lot of bad energy from friends...

I received a whole lot of bad energy from friends when I announced this yesterday. To the point I got mildly depressed and considered just listening to them and cancelling the whole thing. I get so frustrated when they start bashing me like that. I wish I had not said a word. Plus they could not stop talking about bad results. I mean, really?!?! Does everyone get bad results???

I have my preop tomorrow and i'm still feeling a...

I have my preop tomorrow and i'm still feeling a bit down because nobody supports my decision. I am a bit scared to turn the surgery down at this point to be honest. I don't even know WHY I would be cancelling other than I'm letting other people influence my decision?
I want to get this done, while i'm still young and single. I want to do this for myself, to look better. I am not looking to look like a Salama Girl. I want a tiny lipo and a tiny bubbly butt
I know the risks of the lipo. I do. I know I'm skinny. Plus I started running and it's made my butt a bit perkier. I may lose some weight on the legs eventually if I keep this up. I am not so sure about flanks. Should I wait a few months before I make this decision? I don't know...

I just took full body pics and I do look a lot...

I just took full body pics and I do look a lot fatter than those pics

Will upload in a few hours I am on my phone and it won't let me

Posted pictures!!! Deleted the old ones as those...

Posted pictures!!! Deleted the old ones as those were from a nicer angle and I looked way skinnier than I really am

I decided to postpone my sx date and joined a gym...

I decided to postpone my sx date and joined a gym instead. Now, after about 6 months, I've decided I want to get just a lipo!! no BBL. My body looks better now, since I've been working out, but I'm still wanting to have a more toned body.
My sx date is March 19th, and I'm done with the preop. Meeting the doctor again tomorrow for my final preop and it's ready!!!

I am NOT getting BBL!! Can anyone please change...

I am NOT getting BBL!! Can anyone please change this to another section? So, I've changed the doctor, now set the date, and I'm one week away!!!

Getting excited and a little bit anxious. The only people that know about this are my mom and my boyfriend. He will be with me on sx date.

I've also scheduled lymphatic massage and ultrasound sessions. I heard this work lots, so I will be going 2 x week. This lipo is getting pricy!! I hope it's worth it.

Some of my concerns are:

1- Does the skin get loose after the lipo? Will I have flaccid areas? Currently, the back of my legs are a bit flaccid. Not sure if it's the fat or if it's that i need more excercise lol.
2- What am I supposed to expect AFTER the surgery? How long until I can be normal again?
3- Will anyone notice? Will I be needing new pants? I'm not taking much out, just contouring my body a little. Clothes will definitely fit different, I can't wait to see results.
4- My compression garment is the smalles size but it does NOT compress enough right now!! I feel it's not as tight as it should be. Doctor says I need to make it smaller but not sure. Perhaps I will just wear a spanx on top, I do not want to mess with that garment.
5- I will be getting my period a few days after. What a pain!! But what can I do...

So!! I am taking arnica everyday now. I hope bruising is minimal but I can only hope. I bruised really badly on my BA.

Lipo is scheduled for tomorrow. I'm excited. Time...

Lipo is scheduled for tomorrow. I'm excited. Time went by fast!! I am dreading the first few weeks to come and to be pain free again. But I think I'm ready! I still have to buy the meds. But I've been taking arnica and I've been eating lots to make sure the doctor takes as much as needed.
Wish me luck girls!!! I will post again after I'm in my new prettier self :)

The old pics are from September. I feel I may have...

The old pics are from September. I feel I may have lost some weight since then

Lipo done! I'm back home!! Took pain meds and...

Lipo done! I'm back home!! Took pain meds and feeling great. 10lbs heavier but that should go away soon!! Doctor took 2000cc out

I'm feeling normal today! Woke up with a slight...

I'm feeling normal today! Woke up with a slight lower back pain probably because I had to sleep on my back and I'm a side sleeper
My calves are much less swollen than yesterday, I am told to drink one gallon of liquids a day so perhaps that's helping. I'm also told to walk at least 3 miles a day
I am proud to say I have only been on ibuprofen! No nasty pain killers for me yay!!!!
I'm taking antibiotics and that made my stomach hurt a bit yesterday so added some pills for stomach lining.

Other than that, I'm doing great, my ankles are cankles LOL. I'm still swollen, took a shower, washed the garment and rolled on a towel to dry. Slightly dried with a hair dryer and it was ok putting it back on.

I'm wearing an xxs size garment and its not too tight. I guess I'm a small person LOL

I am not ok to drive but only because of my soreness all over but I can ride a car no problem! Also, almost no bruising!! Arnica is the best. I've been taking ten little balls each day for about two weeks. I remember bruising so much with my ba so took more precautions this time

I'm rambling so much lol. Just want to make sure I share my experience like you all did to help others!!

I looked at my swollen self and love the shape, so I can't wait to see the final results!!

Oh, and I did drain a bit again today so I will probably have to wash my garment again when I shower tomorrow.

OMG my flanks are even more bloated now. I can't...

OMG my flanks are even more bloated now. I can't wait for then to get skinny again!!
Going to sleep soon, took a total of two doses of 400mg ibuprofen (that's 4 Advil total for the whole day)

Pain is completely bearable

Vajayjay is swollen. I drank one gallon of water and peed like a mad woman

My pee no longer smells funky like medicine

And I feel so much better walking. I still have cankles, my feet and hands are almost back to normal

Sleeping with two pillows under my legs this time, hoping to have at least somewhat normal legs for work tomorrow!!

It can only get better from now on :)

Wow! A LOT of the swelling is gone! No painkillers...

Wow! A LOT of the swelling is gone! No painkillers at all today, just my antibiotics, arnica, and emergen-c.
Had a doctor's appt today. He said everything is good but I need to alter my compression garment because its not tight enough and they don't make them any smaller
I wore spanx rights on top of the GC today and that was much better
I might do the same tomorrow
Going back on Wednesday to get the stitches taken out
He also said to cancel my lymphatic massage tomorrow but it's too late for that so I will still go and ask her to be gentle
I'm getting massaged Tuesday and Wednesday
My incisions look pretty red to me, can't wait until they start healing

And I'm starting to bruise a lot. But it's ok, it will go away in about 5 weeks

What sucks the most is the warm weather. I get so hot when I walk or during the day!!

Other than that, post op is so much easier than a BA!!!

Doc warned I might start bloating or swelling again, but I'm trying to keep a low carb lifestyle and no extra salt just in case. Seems to be working so far!!!

I'm loving my new shape and can't wait to show it off!!

So far so good. I woke up, had a smaller waist,...

So far so good. I woke up, had a smaller waist, the swollen belly is almost gone. Got my period last night and I did #2 for a second time today (one day 1 post op, the other one today. Sorry if TMI but it's necessary info LOL)
I wore a spanx because the GC is no longer tight. And I wore my jeans on top. The spanx is NOT tight on my legs, so I'm definitely the same size I used to be... with a smaller waist... at PO day 4!! WOO HOOO!!!!
I cannot wait for the swelling to go down.
Pain wise, I'm sore, but it's tolerable. NO painkillers yesterday and I'm aiming for the same today.
Going for my first lymphatic massage today. Will update more later!

Lymphatic massages are the best!! I almost fell...

Lymphatic massages are the best!! I almost fell asleep. And the cool gel she applied cooled me down so much! I feel renewed. Next session tomorrow! Yay!!

It's official. My garment is too big. Had stitches...

It's official. My garment is too big. Had stitches taken out
Currently wearing spanx leggings size A and those are tighter
I hate pulling up and down for bathroom but will try to wear this one on top of the other or alone as much as I can as it compresses more
And try to alter the other one

Got a second massage today and it feels good! Some of the numbness is gone

I'm starting to really believe I have very high pain tolerance. I feel so much better than with a BA!

Massage therapist told me she sometimes has patients with bumps and usually those get better but I have no bumps at all and this means I got a great lipo. She also says I'm still swollen but not as much as her other patients. Ladies. Arnica, walking lots and tons of water as well as a low carb lifestyle helps!!

Hi! A little update today. So I've been wearing my...

Hi! A little update today. So I've been wearing my normal clothes as of post of day 4. My jeans feel loose where the fat was taken already. My compression garment needs altering ASAP
And I've been walking like a mad woman! And low carbing. That helps!!
I have not weighted myself but I would assume I'm at my normal weight already since I have no problems with my clothes. The only problem is finding COOL clothes for this HOT weather LOL
My two week check up is next week. I can't believe I feel so normal in just one week! Woke up with almost NO swelling on my belly and flanks. It's getting better!!
It's been getting smaller and then it starts getting sore towards the evening.
And I do have slight back pains when sleeping from sleeping on my back. I can sleep anyway I want but that's the only position that doesn't touch any incision so I guess I do that and then I get uncomfortable

Want to wish everyone a happy Easter!! Stay fabulous!!

I don't have much to update really. I've been...

I don't have much to update really. I've been sticking for a low carb diet for the most part, walked at least 3 miles a day and tried drinking a gallon of liquids a day.
I'm feeling great. I wake up super skinny everyday, with swollen flanks still. By the end of the day my legs are swollen too but not badly, just a bit.
my Compression garment is definitely too big. Having it altered this week!! Spanx tights are great for waist compression, wearing those for now
Life is good, recovery has been a breeze. I do have some numbness and a little bit of pain but I'm totally convinced that I have high tolerance to pain.
I may post some pics tomorrow when I wake up and I'm at my skinniest!! :)

I had my two week po check up this past friday....

I had my two week po check up this past friday. Doctor said it was all good. My scars are looking good, I can definitely see my new shape, my regular clothes fit differently now. The waist area is bigger and the legs are not as tight. Doctor said I would be getting smallER so I'm excited.
Also, scars are looking great. I was so scared about this. My doctor told me to only use alcohol on them but I used cicalfate. I swear by this scar cream, it's truly the best.
I have stopped wearing my CG about one week ago, and only use spanx leggings because those compress more. Doctor said it's fine but I have to compress for a full month, so that's two more weeks. Spanx leggings only compress the top part of the upper leg and up to the flanks, but that's fine for me.
My waist seems to have lumps by the end of the day, depending on what pants I wear, but it's all good again in the morning. I do not seem to have anything wrong, and the doctor said it was all very well.
Also, I have no more soreness in the afternoon like I used to. I'm a little tiny bit sore but that's completely bearable and I feel almost 100% normal again.

I will technically be 3 weeks PO friday. I don't...

I will technically be 3 weeks PO friday. I don't have much to say, other than I look good, tried to take comparison pictures but you cannot see much. Perhaps I should have someone take pictures for me, because when angles change, you cannot appreciate results
Clinically, I'm great. I almost have no soreness or pain. I do have bruising but that's normal
I'm also eating quite healthily, low carbs, lots of fluids, and walking tons. And getting lymphatic massages twice a week.
I don't have much to update, perhaps with new pics at the one month mark?

I am finally one month PO! I stopped using my...

I am finally one month PO! I stopped using my spanx last week and did wear to go to sleep. At this point, I am skinnier than before I got the sx. My clothes fit better. They are not as tight LOL.
I am still slightly sore on the flanks. My legs went through a couple days being sore at night when I stopped wearing the spanx.
My skin seems to need some tightening. I am still going for lymphatic massages. Massage therapist says I don't need it anymore but I like the treat.
I don't need new clothes or anything, I just look better in whatever I have. I can't go any smaller anyway. Still, my SKINNY size 24 jeans do NOT fit. I used to be 10lbs lighter when I bought those and I don't think they will fit. Maybe in the winter, when the swelling goes down and I'm finally seeing my 100% results.
I've been bad and eating carbs. Trying not to overdo it though. :)
I notice major swelling when I eat salty food so trying to stay away from that as well.
I'm happy with the results so far. They are not perfect YET but I can see I'm getting there!!
I do wish my legs were skinnier but that's how my legs are. I can't complain! Definitely an improvemet from what I was.
I may want fat injections on my back next!!! :)

Just wanted to add I am 4 weeks PO, will be ONE...

Just wanted to add I am 4 weeks PO, will be ONE MONTH April 22nd :)
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Hi There! Just curious of your results. I had my flanks and inner and outer thighs done recently and was wondering how long it takes to see some final results to your legs. I know I am still soar and swollen but want to have a idea of when results will come! Thanks
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How are you doing Hun?
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hey girly so you only had lipo at the end?
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Im sorry if I missed this- but did you use Dr. Perry? (you look great)
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You look good sis take care! :)
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Looks great!!!
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Thanks!!!
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You look GREAT!
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Thanks Kat!! :)
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No more handles for you!! Yayy. Side by side pics do help in notiicing the changes.
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Thanks! They definitely do help :)
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Good to hear that you are having a nice recover from your surgery. Im having lipo within 2 months and wish to heal nice too, only have 4 days of work... have a nice day ;)
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Hi!! 4 days off work is more than enough. I was back at work on PO day 2! :) I did work half days so it was ok, but at day 4 I was completely fine :)
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This is good! My lipo will not be extensive too, just taking a little from flanks and belly. Though you are skinnier than me, im not even close to be fat, 5,5ft and 130lb so i guess my recovery wil be good as yours, good luck!
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I'm sure it will all be ok! My legs didn't hurt, the flanks hurt the most but nothing unbearable. Did not even need pain meds. Good luck!
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I like your side by side photos! You look great!
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Thanks! I could never see the difference in the legs until I saw those pictures!
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You look so good!! I definitely can notice the difference!!
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Thanks!! I'm happy with the results :)
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I can really tell on your legs. Your surgeon gave your legs a similar shape to mine - which I love!! You have good muscle tone.
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yes!!! Our legs are very similar you are right!!! I always wanted skinny legs but this is how my legs are and I am slowly starting to love them more :) I will be seeing my doctor on wednesday for a one month po check up and hopefully be able to start working out again :)
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And everything is relative, right? I think your legs looked fabulous BEFORE - they just look even more fabulous now =D
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What a nice thing to say:-). I'm thinking of going back to get flanks done. This is addictive!!!
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Your legs are small, just shapely, no stick legs for me either. But I don't want them any more. I'm going to buy lots of skirts and shorts this summer!!
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