3wks Post Op!!! Loving This Decision

Hello, Hello, Hello!! Finally, I decided to get my...

Hello, Hello, Hello!! Finally, I decided to get my sexy on. 38yr old mother of 2 (16,1), yes you read the ages correctly. I decided on my procedure after my son when I hit my heaviest of 220lbs at 5'2, n my "extra baggage" seemed to just hang around even more. I love all the reviews n support received on here, especially for this long journey. Procedure complete, now the struggle begins.

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Wow!! Your results look fabulous!!
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We'd love some pictures!
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Saw my full results for the first time, IMPRESSED...

Saw my full results for the first time, IMPRESSED.com, Drains removed also yesterday. Feels funny to look straight down, lol. Also able to do more moving around n able to get up on my own .. Posting pix shortly !! HAPPY HEALING

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Noticed more swelling today but I moved around...

Noticed more swelling today but I moved around alot also as u can see in the pix.Ordered my new CG that will feel better than the binder u get at the hospital . Will keep u gals updated

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Looking good! Happy Healing!
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Looking good mama!
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Thanks

Hello RS crew!! I'm up n can't sleep, can't get...

Hello RS crew!! I'm up n can't sleep, can't get comfy n it's still hard to sleep on my sides. I've been up since like 2, channel surfing. Been having the pins n needles feeling most of the day n still very swollen BUT no regrets. I will say its the best feeling to look down n not see anything but flatness and not have to pull my panties over the excess baggage, lol. It feels so much better w/out the drains and I'm moving a little better but still not able to stand straight. Patience is key as I have learned on here. Glad to be on the flat side, HAPPY HEALING LADIES!!

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When will u post more pics
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You sure look great! Hope your feeling better!
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Hello!!! Two weeks PO tomorrow n I go back to work...

Hello!!! Two weeks PO tomorrow n I go back to work gladly!! Eat to much sitting home!! LoL I'm healing well, Dr says I should be fine, just don't overdo it. Just went n bought some flowing tops so I can wear my binder comfortably n keep the office chatter to a minimum on my new look, I work with a bunch of busy bodies. All in all I feel good just still very swollen especially my lower abdomen n flanks. Was it worth it??, heck yea!! I've always put everyone before me n I've even postponed my surgery but this time I was like ITS ABOUT ME and having me feel confident and doing something for myself! Do it ladies, don't think twice, COME ON OVER TO THE FLAT SIDE! Will post some pix later, Happy Healing

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Did your ps suggest you lose any weight before your surgery? I had BA and lift in December and want a TT, but my surgeon has recommended that I lose some weight prior to getting my TT. I'm 5'2" and was 203. I'm down to 190 now. Still want to lose about 25 more pounds before I have a consult. He didn't tell me how much to lose. Just thought I'd see what your experience was. You look great! I can't wait to join you!
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Hello, he did suggest I lose 10lbs for anesthesia purposes n when I had my consult I was about 210. I was 190 by the time I had my surgery so you should be fine.. I'm the same size n height as you . I plan to lose more but my goal isnt to be thin just in shape with my curves :-).. Go back n see what he says now, we're waiting for you on the flat side :-) let me know how you make out
I am the same way. I'm not looking to be thin - it isn't in my genes. I just want to feel better about myself and look better in my clothes. Thank you so much for responding. Good luck on the rest of your recovery!

Well today was my first day back to work, it was...

Well today was my first day back to work, it was soso bc I just couldn't get comfy in my chair so my super went and got me one of the high back boardroom chairs which felt alot better. I got up n down as much as I could to keep blood flowing but man oh man was it rough. Plus the first day back to work ANYTIME is always the hardest, lol. Ladies when 4pm hit n I got to my car I let that binder go, WHEEEEEEW what a relief bc I was super swollen n had had it on since 6:30am. I really wish I had just stayed out the rest of the week but duty calls. So needless to say I'm in SWELL HELL now, hubby opened the front door n escorted me right upstairs, no argument from me I was ready to relax with my feet up. Ladies enjoy this down time bc we know its back to reality once we heal, BUT will look sexy n flat cooking n cleaning .. LoL. Well I'm about to get ready for day2 so I can go back to relaxing, just wanted to updated my RS fam. Also I finally took the tape off my BB, little gross to me but I know I'm fresh outta recovery, attached a pix

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Glad to hear all is well, and your healing perfectly!!!! Love the story about going back to work major concern of mine lol!!! Wish I had 3 or 4 weeks of :))
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How much did it cost and was follow up included ? did you have liposuction done? How long is the consultation? I hope day 2 at work was better
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You look so good! Can you post a pic of the garment that you are using? I just want to get an idea of what I should buy, and does it help with your swelling?
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3rd day back to work and I swear it gets easier n...

3rd day back to work and I swear it gets easier n easier! Swelling still present but expected. 16 days PO N loving the results so far. I still can't fit clothes so that's kinda blah but I know when I do, there is no turning back..lol.. When they say this is a process IT'S THE TRUTH!!!! Happy Healing Ladies!!!

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I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who can't fit into pre op pants. Boy I thought of giving all the old pants away cause I wouldn't need them. And my PS never said anything about all this swelling. Good thing I have all you girls to learn from!
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You look good can't wait to see more pics
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You look great congrats!!!!!! I've been back to work for two weeks and everything has been perfect! I'm a legal assistant so I do a lot of sitting at my desk! You look great!
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So I learn something new everyday. If you eat too...

So I learn something new everyday. If you eat too much after a TT, it is the most uncomfortable feeling!! U literally, well I literally feel like I'm about to pop n my stomach protruded a little and I didn't really feel it until I went to stand up. So def have to watch portion control thru this and you should anyways bc who wants to throw money away. I have been taking a multi vitamin and 2 vitamin c's a day and I can tell a big difference in my healing process. Most PS recommend Vitamin C to aid in healing at least 1000 cc's a day. I'm loving my new look but can't wait for healing process so I can begin working out again or at least walking which I'm gonna start next week. I have to post pix n I am soon, I just forget to take an early morning one with no swelling, not really a morning person so a pix is the last thing that crosses my mind, lol.. I'll check back in later. :-)

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Looking great how are you enjoying your new belly?
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Kiekie herbal life is the Bomb girl. I have my own personal blender for work and home by Hamilton it's 15.00 I add almond milk with the cookies&cream herbalife mix along with thier piƱa colada mix first then add a banna blend that and then some Ice girl I be in heaven it's so good !!!!! A lil expensive though I got my momma hooked lol!
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Aelice2008 is the herballife cookie and cream healthy drink? Im also juicing, I want to drop 15-20 pounds before my surgery in July

Hi RS Fam!!! Been hella busy tryna get some OT to...

Hi RS Fam!!! Been hella busy tryna get some OT to start me a new wardrobe.. Swelling has gone done tremendously, now I will say the lower abdomen looks deformed bc the swelling is going down in certain areas and not all at once. Other than swelling I feel really good, unless I keep my binder off to long which I try not to do for too long. My scar is healing really well but my lipo area is still swollen. Still not fully upright if I sit to long but I'm moving a lot better. Doc says not to force myself up, I will get there eventually. Wanted to drop in and give an update and post a few pix. Happy Healing

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Thank you. Its helping me as I am only a week on the "new side"!!!
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Looking great girl. I just tried on some sun dresses I thought would never fit. They used to look so horrible on me with all the rolls, but they looked awesome! So I'm right there with ya on looking forward to the new wardrobe! I wonder what week you need to get to before you are at your post op clothes size- where you are probably gonna settle at so you can buy pants.. Any one know?
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I'm excited to try on my summer clothes! Right now I'm avoiding the scale and clothes! I don't want to be disappointed. I will say I love looking in the mirror! Even swollen looks better than my fat rolls! I'm happy for you Kricken!
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