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A Long Time Coming - Arlington, TX

After being overweight all of my life I finally...

After being overweight all of my life I finally decided to get a TT. My highest weight was 326 I am currently at 5 ft 8 ,215lbs and I've been pretty steady with that for 2 years. I would like to lose 10-15 lbs before my surgery date. I was at first unsure about this procedure but after my consultation with my surgeon I decided this was best for me. He told me that I put in a lot of hard work to lose this weight and that I deserved a flat tummy,and you know what? He's absolutely right! I chose him after the first Dr. I went too quoted me.12,000 for an extended Tt. I was fine with that until it was recommended that I see other surgeons. At my consultation Dr. Nakamura said I didn't need an extended Tt and how he could tell I workout and despise the flap he was very impressed with what he saw. That made my day!! I'm very excited and cant wait to be on the flat side!!

I went for my pre- op yesterday and did some...

I went for my pre- op yesterday and did some bloodwork and took those dreaded "before" pictures. I love my ps staff!! and his nurses put me so much at ease. I am just so excited and anxiously waiting for my surgery date. In the mean time I've been working out twice a day,drinking A LOT of water and watching my diet. I want to be in the best health possible!!

Well tomorrow is the big day!! I spent all day...

Well tomorrow is the big day!! I spent all day yesterday getting prepared and getting my house spotless lol. I will be staying with my mother for the next two weeks so that will be a great help. Her and my brother are sharing the responsibility of getting my kids to and from school. I'm so blesses to have such a big and supportive family!

Today's the big day!! I'm excited,scared and...

Today's the big day!! I'm excited,scared and nervous at the same time!! Everyone pray for me and I will see u all on the flat side!!

Post-op day one- Yesterday not bad at all!!...

Post-op day one- Yesterday not bad at all!! Surgery went very smoothly. When I got home I was a bit nauseous but some medication helped with that. Im so grateful for my mom,brother and kids because they have been waiting on me hand and foot ( love it). My sister is a nurse so she will be coming over daily as well. Compared to my c-sections so far its been a breeze. I have q bit of soreness and tightness but I have a high tolerance of pain so its nothing I can't handle.Last night I was up walking all around the house. So far so good,hopefully it stays that way.

Post op- day 5 well I just woke up..no pain really...

Post op- day 5 well I just woke up..no pain really just a lot of soreness. I can't stand totally upright yet because the section where I received MR feels like its about to pop. For the most part I'm pleased with my results but I really wish my doc would have done Lipo with it. When I first went for my consultation he said let's do the TT first and "reevaluate" later....well I reevaluated now and I want Lipo lol...other than that I must say recovery has been a breeze I've had no bad days.

Post op- day 5 well I just woke up..no pain really...

Post op- day 5 well I just woke up..no pain really just a lot of soreness. I can't stand totally upright yet because the section where I received MR feels like its about to pop. For the most part I'm pleased with my results but I really wish my doc would have done Lipo with it. When I first went for my consultation he said let's do the TT first and "reevaluate" later....well I reevaluated now and I want Lipo lol...other than that I must say recovery has been a breeze I've had no bad days.

Post-op day 16. Life is getting easier,still a bit...

Post-op day 16. Life is getting easier,still a bit of swelling but all in all I'm doing good!

Post op day 18- went to my follow up appt today....

Post op day 18- went to my follow up appt today. Saw the nurse since my ps is out of town. She told me I have seroma so I have to come back Monday to have it drained. I thought the whole point of the Drainless TT was to avoid moments like these!! Other than that my incision is healing great and bb looks good!! I just wanna be healed and feel normal again!!
Dallas Plastic Surgeon

He's a highly recommended surgeon. My sister referred me after having a breast augmentation done. So far I feel very confident about him and I felt at ease with him at my consultation. His staff is super awesome and sweet

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 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
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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OMG, so sorry to hear about your seroma. Did you know you even had one? Was it painful to get it drained?
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I just had a tummy tuck on April 11 with Dr. Nakamura And that is definitely a concern.
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I didn't notice until I went for my 2 week check up..no it wasn't painful at all.. he used a needle to drain it out and I have to come back in a week so he can make sure no more fluid is forming
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Does this dr do bbl
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Yes he does!! He did my sisters and did an amazing job!!
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Looking good lady !
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Thank You!
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Looking good...the swelling does eventually go away..I am 8 weeks and still get it ..just remember patience...happy healing
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You look amazing!!!! Congrats and happy healing!!!
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Thank You!
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You look great
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Thank You and I feel great!
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Hey makeovermommy33, your results look great. I did the TT and lipo and let me tell you the lipo adds additional pain during this recovery. I am glad I did it all at once but I am sure the lipo isn't the real PAIN villian in this recovery. I say go for the lipo, it def. makes a difference..
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You look good! Take it easy and keep us updated... Welcome to the flat side
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So Happy you are home healing and rest rest and more rest!!! Happy Healing!
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Hope you continue to have great days! Cant wait to see pics :-)
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Thinking of you and sending you a ton of positive healing thoughts & prayers!
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Thank you so much for your prayers!
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Good Luck!!!!
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Thank you!
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Good luck!!! I am scheduled for 1 pm tomorrow (3/25). I don't know about you but my nerves are kicking in.
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Yes!! My nerves are for sure kicking in!! My surgery is at 10:15 this morning..Im praying for u and wish u the best of luck!
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Good Luck and Happy Healing:)
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Thank You!
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Thank you ladies!! I will be posting pre- op pictures soon!
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