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I am a 40 year old mother of 3 x boys, 6mths-15...

I am a 40 year old mother of 3 x boys, 6mths-15 and 18 years old. I have had a previous tt with MR and have had a c- section with my first bub. My tt was approx 12 years ago. Although i loved the results i was not happy with my surgeon at the time. I had very bad dog ears and when i questioned him he said i should be grateful because he did lipo on my sides for free! Unbelievably arrogant! I truely believe he did no such thing. I was no smaller, i didnt need it done in the first place and there was no bruising at all. Back then i was not a very strong woman so although i was not happy with it, i simply let it go. Anyway... Life happened, there were ups and some very major downs. We all have our own issues in our lives we deal with. Mine were more than some and a lot less than others. I met a wonderful man 7 yrs ago, i could talk for hours about how wonderful he is! (but i wont get all sappy lol) We decided to have my last little boy hence the big age difference. I am finally in a place where i am happy and content in my life. I dont care what i look like naked. I like a lot of other women simply want to look good in clothes. To be able to shop in normal shops and not in the big ladies section.

I will be having an extended tt which i am told will correct all the issues i have on my tummy and sides. I have chickened out on the thigh lift (for now) and will just get the lipo. I think you will see from the pics that its highly likely i will need a lift in the future. I think the pic of my eyes speak for themselves.

I have decided to have my surgery in thailand. Obviously with the price being half of what i would have paid here in Australia its a big draw card. My costing is procedures only. I also had to pay for flights and accomodation. The total cost was $11000. I have several friends that have had procedures done there, including tt, face lifts and breast lift/enlargements. The hospital and my dr come recommended and yes he is board certified. Im hoping for a recovery like my first one. Back at work after a week and a half with zero complications. Only ever had one follow up app with my ps.

I have read that the magical bmi number you need to be is under 30 so thats what ive been striving for. Have just reached this so now trying to get within 6kilos of my healthy weight range. I have 6.5 kilos (14lb) to lose in 5 weeks!! I am 168cm (5.6) and weigh 82.5kilos (181lb). Appologises if my conversions are wrong.

So finally i have written my reveiw and would love to hear any hints, tips and suggestions any of you lovely ladies may have. I have been stalking this website for some time now and already know some of you...

I will add pics asap.

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Sounds like you're going in this prepared. I doubt you will be able to return to work so soon though. Can't wait to see pics.
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some before pics

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I am really excited for your journey and can't wait to see pics after! I have some good tips on my Review in regards to eating right, etc. I lost over 100 lbs before my surgery. I was 260 lbs and now I am 150 lbs exactly (I am 5'9"). Good luck to you!
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Im actually cheating with my diet lol. Im using a company called lite n easy. They bring food to you for the week. Breaky, lunch, dinner and snacks. All calories counted completely hassle free. Im on 1200 calories. Ive lost 21.5k-47lb since august. Its really hard to work my weight out tho cause i have a 6mth old so a lot of weight ive lost has been baby weight. In my reveiw ive gone by my pre pregnancy weight i think thats easier. I have read your reveiw, you are definitely an inspiration. Thank you
I think you are going to love your results Jules73. I am getting a TT revision sometime before summer as now he is not using staples to close ya up.. I scar really well ... Unless you use staples.... So 30lbs left to loose a face lift and revise TT and I'll be done lol maybe...
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off to the pharmacy for supplies..

Tomorrow im off to the pharmacy to buy some supplies. Got some cash for christmas and figured buying supplies for my surgery is still buying something for me. So thanks mum...
Going to buy
Cough lollies
Nasal drops
Antiseptic soap
Eye drops
Hot/cold packs
Kelocote (silicone cream)
Steristrips

Also wanted to say a big thank you to those of you that constantly comment with encouragement and kindness.

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oops and...

laxatives. Cant forget them!

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ONE MONTH TO GO! I love seeing other Aussie girls on here :) Good luck with your weight loss! My surgeon said she was happy as long as I'm under 30 as well. I'm aiming for the weight I was after 2 babies though - just under my healthy range & a comfy 8 (I'm only a 159cm) I've been doing Weight Watchers to drop my weight... I'm aiming to lost another 13.9 in the next 14-16 or so weeks. I can't wait to see your results, you're going to look fabulous!
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Thank you so much. I was worried at first, doing a review and posting pics. I really thought i would be judged harshly bc id had the surgery before and bc im having done in thailand. So far ive had some pretty great feedback and comments from some pretty wonderful people. Im so super excited for everyone having this done and i just cant wait til feb.
We r not here to judge each other but share our experience to make it an easier journey! I wish my hubby would have let me do it in thailand but that wasnt going to happen - even though my cousin , whos a surgeon said they r amazing there , as most of them are trained here or usa. I cant talk to my girlfriends cause they r flawless and my family would judge. My husband's my rock and the kids r too but I think they just want the new me without the commentary! So I'm glad we can share on here! It's a very exciting journey and u only one more month to go! Woohoo!!

flying out 4 weeks from today...

omg omg 4 weeks from today i will be on the plane heading towards thailand! Im so excited, everytime i think about it my heart skips a beat. Not because im worried but because im so dam impatient! Ive even started packing my bag. Im going to pack in some straps or maybe old skinny belts so i can tie a couple of pillows together to put under my knees when im in the hotel. Figure that would stop having to adjust them everytime i move. I remember how much better it felt on my legs and tummy to have my knees bent.
I realised today that im now obsessed with losing weight. Im actually weighing myself daily which i do know is wrong but cant help myself. Everytime i see a loss it motivates me to carry on the next day. I lost 1cm off my bust and off my thighs, half a cm off my waist and 2cm off my hips the last 2 weeks. Im so pumped but feeling anxious that i just wont get there. Im so bent on making sure that im still having a nutritionally balanced diet, i want my body to be at the healthiest it can be before surgery. Its more important than losing the weight.

Question about pain..... What do you think hurts the most was it the muscle repair, lipo or tt.

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Hi, just read your story here. Congrats on the weight loss! That's great and yeah, I think we can all get a little weight loss obsessed. Haha. I'm with beach girl- tummy tuck hurts. BUT so worth it! And listen to her tips on keeping pain managed. Read her story about the need for stool softeners and gentle laxatives, too. Up your protein, too. But mostly be happy about the surgery and let someone else take care of you woke recovering. One word of caution regarding lipo if the legs. It can sometimes give you surface irregularities and some lax skin. Just something to be aware of and could lead to a medial thigh lift down the road. Best of luck! Keep us all posted. So happy for you!
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Good advice ; ) RWL Keep positive its all worth it!!
Thanks redwinelover im a follower (stalker) of beach girl!

conspiracy

I am sure the world is conspiring against me. Lost another 2 days of excerise. My little one had vaccination needles mon and was grizzly all day. Poor bub just wanted mummy cuddles. So no time for anything else. Yesterday i had a tooth pulled and told strictly no exercise for 24hrs til the blood clots where the tooth was pulled! My partner said reassuringly its ok just need to work a bit harder for the next couple of days to catch up. Yeah well im not real sure i can devote any more time than i already do to the cause! Oh well such is life.....

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The worst pain is the muscle repair for sure! It also lasts the longest. Don't stress about loosing more weight you are doing great! :)
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Thanks jen78. Weigh in tomorrow so i will see how i go! I think thats what most people say about the muscle repair. Im thinking i wont need it so hopefully mine wont be as bad. I will have to wait and see what my ps says when i have my face to face with him
Aah thanks Jules73 ; ) We are all stalkers lmao !!

previous tt pics

These were taken about 12 yrs ago. I had totally forgotten i had staples not stitches! I never took any other progressive photos. I can see the dog ears but they did get worse over time.

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No more staples for me ever again girlfriend! I scar way worse with them. Getting excited for your surgery! Can't wait to see results .
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Yeah funny i had forgotten that... My ps is definitely doing stitches ive already asked. Ive been thinking oh its ok ive been through this before i know i dont have issues with stitches but no i actually havent so now im back to being scared about popping stitches.
I had a TT 3 years ago and just like having a baby the memory of the pain is well gone and all that remains is the joy of a flat taut tummy. Keep up the pain meds even when you think you are ok. Once you are behind you can't catch up again. Good luck - all the best
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Saturday weigh in,

Sooooo.....

I lost 1.2kgs/2lb since last sat. Ive lost 1/2cm from my bust and waist, nothing from my hips and 1cm off my thighs. It seems soooo slow,. Any other time i would be estatic about losing that amount but i want it faster, im running out of time. Ive decided that i would be happy to get to 77kgs/169lb. Today i weigh 81.1kgs/178lb. Ive got 4.1kgs/9lb to lose in 3 weeks! Im still determined to lose it healthy though.

I read in the papers that Thailand are having political issues. Protesters are blocking streets and disrupting Bangkok city in a bid to over throw the government. I spoke to the company that has organised this for me and apparently where the hotel and hospital are located is out of the demonstration areas. Australian Smart Traveller, have not changed thier travel warning advice. Mmmm....

Ive also sent some updated pics of my new weight, 14.5kgs/ 31lbs less than my original photos. I cant wait to hear back from him to see what he says.

Have a great weekend everyone

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That's a fantastic loss!
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Yeah not bad at all. Lot of hard work though. Im glad ive only got 3weeks to go though because im not sure i could mantain those kind of numbers for too long with out burning out.
I've been going solid for nearly 16 weeks, hoping I can still lose the last 12-13 before my surgery. It's second nature now though. THREE WEEKS!!! Woot!

3 weeks til fly out

Time still seems to be going so sssslllooowwww.

One good thing about the issues in thailand is the fact that the thai baht has dropped therefore my surgery is getting cheaper and cheaper...

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Keep yourself busy! The time will be here before you know it! Now, if I could only get my recovery time to speed up!
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Lol true too. Let me know if you figure that one out, i know a few people who might be interested...including me...eventually! You are looking great already!!
Thank you!

Omg this is really happening..

This time 2 weeks from now i will be nervously waiting for my plane at Sydney airport!

I was so unhappy with my weight loss last week until i realised there were a couple of things working against me. 1) tom next couple of days. I should know better, i always weigh heavier a couple of days before hand. 2) im constipated! I think it could be from the extra iron im taking. Ive tried to up my fibre so i will see how i go over the next couple of days. So ive been mentally going off at myself because i only lost .700g and ive been working my ass off. Even when i realised there were reasons i still kept saying to myself that wasnt good enough. Then i took a deep breath and told myself to get over it lol! Why do we ladies constantly beat ourselves up! So regroup, refoccus, this is about making my body as healthy as it can be before sx not what the scales say.

I came downstairs last night to do some more on my treadmill and my partner was looking at me strangly. I was wearing my new work out pants..my old ones were falling down everytime i went for a run! $7.50 tights from kmart lol. He told me that i looked great, i have lost so much weight. So i told him that i actually hadnt and he said bullsh@# measure yourself. Ahhh of course 1/2cm off my bust, 1.5cm off my waist!, 1cm off my thighs and again nothing off my hips. I think this is becuase its where most of my issues are. So i took another pic for comparison.

So ive cut out my multi vit. Started with iron, probiotic and a protein shake everyday. Ive added oranges (c) and kale (k) to my diet. Ive already stopped the salt (very hard) and have been rubbing vit e into all sx areas for months. I already drink more water than anyone i know so all that plus my food and exercise i think im about doing all i can. I brought some hiroid bruise cream yesterday from what ive researched it looks like its going to be good bringing the bruises out and apparently helps with swelling.

Ok a couple of questions
Any suggestions on how to up my fibre fast?
What lax did you aussies use. I see that milk of magnese is banned here in australia. I brought coloxyl but ive already tried them and they dont seem strong enough for me. The pharmacist told me just to take more??
Have i missed anything?

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Me in my new $7.50 kmart work out pants..

oh and i forgot to say i already use metamucil. Have been from when i was pregnant.

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It's real only 1 month left urs is even less all the best will keep each other posted . Will follow journey . All the best
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Thanks mumtum. Im following your journey too. Im so excited for us!
Excited for you....coming up quick!! I took fiber gummies, stool softner and then added a gentle laxative after surgery. That should help when u start taken your pain meds after surgery ; ) I also notice I literally gained 10lbs the minute after surgery.. It is very common because our bodies retain the water and all the anesthesia and what not. I am 30 days post op and finally back to my pre surgery weight.
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Bangkok declares 60 day state of emergency

Mmmm ok now im getting worried. Waiting to hear back from my travel company...

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Oh no, keep us posted about the travel warnings! You are looking brilliant, a lot leaner. Try not to beat yourself up - 700g is a great, sustainable loss! That's around 3 tubs of margarine, melted off yor bod!
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Keep us posted Hun....
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Keeping an eye on Bangkok news

Protests still remain peaceful and its only a small group bringing in violence. Australian Gov tourist info says its ok just stay away from protest sites. Im assured that hotel and hospital are no where near any of these sites. Mmmm granade in crowd sun and shootings mon and wed. Protesters move to airport expect delays... Bit of conflicting info! Just gonna keep my eye on it..

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So one more week to go tomorrow super excited for you!!! You are doing great with the working out and you lost a few plus inches that's great. I wanted and was hoping cor a lot but then I decided no cause if I lose fast I will put it back on quick. So the first weight 190 cAuse of the dang holiday and diet exercise I lost 7 so I yell myself slow and steady. So I know you will get it. I hope you have a safe travel will you be able to keep us posted?? I will pray all goes well.
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7 sleeps for me and only 1 for you. Omg i cant wait to hear from you po. I will try to keep everyone updated but i am in hospital for 5 days and im fairly certain i will be without internet until i get back to the hotel on tbe 10th. Good luck janne!176!!
We'll be thinking of you on the 5th. Have a safe round trip and a speedy recovery :)
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7 sleeps to go...

My partner will be driving me to Sydney Sunday night to stay with my aunt in a hotel who flys in the same day. We fly out to Bangkok Monday at 10am.

.900g lost this week

Ok now in times of sanity i know i will be fine and ive told numerous people here the same but....im starting to feel i little scared and guilty. Im not scared of death itself but of leaving my boys and my partner without me. Could they cope and why should they have to cope on their own all because i wanted to look better. Im certain my kids couldnt care how i look as long as im around. The results of
the sx is not even a worry i know i will be happy. Im sorry everyone i know we tell each other all the time that everything will be fine but if you could send some encouraging words my way....

Happy Australia Day to all you aussies!

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Jules73 I can't wait to hear your journey. It's right around the corner. Yay!
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I am so excited for you sweetie!!! Everything is going to go so fast from this point on out. You'll be home in no time. Keep us posted soon as you can. Will be thinking about you. Xoxo
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Your turn to be all you want exciting !!! Looking forwardto hearing from you after sx when you can post !! Good thoughts :-)

Calm..

I have anxiety in the pit of my stomach but im calm. I woke up early hrs in the morning full of fear and 100% certain i was backing out. I went to wake my partner then thought that i would wait until this morning. This morning i got up jumped onto the treadmill and opened up my emails. I see all my realself friends and read some reviews of those that have gone before me and just like that im calm. Im ready, lets do this!
Im attaching some updated pics of me a few kgs lighter than my originals. I finished my run up to sx on 78.9kgs. 1.9kgs short of where i wanted to be!! Of cause though i will be losing a few more when im able to after sx, it can wait.
Ok so im staying in Sydney tonight for our flight 10am on Mon morning. I should be able to check in with you all tue, day before sx, from the hotel. To the hospital 7.30am wed morning. Not sure if i will have any internet on phone or tablet in the hospital so i probably wont be able to update again until im out of the hospital and back at the hotel 5 days later.

Thanks guys for all your well wishes!

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Last before surgery pics

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oops... pics

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So excited! I can't wait to hear updates from you. Selfishly I hope you have internet in the hospital! Five days? You get to stay for five days? That's pretty sweet. :D Keep us posted when you can. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you. Hoping that weird calm falls over you before the surgery. Best of luck to you!
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Awe so excited for you!!! Your are in my thoughts and prayers!! So sooooon! Btw I was exactly the same about backing out . I'm SOOO glad that I didn't ; )
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Good luck , keep us posted :)
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im here...

Hey guys just wanted you all to know we have arrived safely. No sign of protestors. Alls quiet. The driver was a happy fellow and the hotel is swish! Looking good so far!

I will update again when i can.

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Good luck!! So happy for you, can't wait to hear details after. Stay safe.
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Thank you. Guess what....hospital wifi yay!
Hi Jules hope your surgery goes well , looking forwards to up dates , glad it safe over there .
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Well i made it

Im happy, tired and sore. People at the motel and the hospital have been wonderful. I was operated on at 8pm last night, not sure when i came out. Havent seen my dr today, i think he came but i was asleep. Im going to put up some pics. One is of the photos shows the fat from my thigh and the extra skin cut off. You cant see much under my garment. They have put heaps of padding in. More than normal because they put the garment on inside out and zipper is rubbing on my skin. I have to wait for the dr, no body else wants to help me take it off. There is also a pic of my eyes and omg i love them already.

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Omg!!!! Your eyes look beautiful!!! YAYA!! I remember when my mom had that done. It made her look so much happier and young! I hope your not in much pain!!! Eat well and lots of protein vit c!!! I'm kicking myself for not eating that well!
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Awesome !!!! You did it n yes !!! Your eyes already such a difference ! Happy healing ☆☆☆!
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Woohoo!! Big hugs! Xx
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oh yeah got some major swelling..

You hear about it but until you have it yourself you really dont know! My left flank and hip has major swelling. Actually looks like my left side has some kind of deformative lump. Just saw the dr and he said its completely normal and will go away. He took the catheder out so i can get up to go to the toilet now. Im feeling very happy with everything so far.

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Just read re your lipo holes, don't panic, that happened to me too! Lucky it happened in front of my PS I was gushing from my arms and groin/thigh! I had everything done at once and the lipo was far the most uncomfortable out of all the procedures. Hang on in there sweets xx
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Thanks pelstt for telling me that. It was very scary and its good to know that its happened to others.
It's good to hear u r in good spirits and happy with the outcome, even with the swelling. The eyes look ouchy today!
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some more pics

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Hey Sweetie! Hope your doing good.., thinking about ya and just wanted to check in.
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Hi beachgirl, thanks. Doing better today feel like ive turned a corner. Went to the toilet this morning by myself. Felt good to be up. Gotta look in the mirror for the first time and wow my tummy, sides and bb look great. I just cant get the smile of my face! Only issue im having is my thighs. Everytime i get up they gush blood and fluid. They are also the most painful. The skin there looks quite distorted at the moment but the dr said it will start looking better after i can massage it. Too sore right now to touch.
Hi Jules hope you are doing ok :)
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day 3

Went to the bathroom by myself. Still no bm but ive been on a liquid diet of soups, juices and milk so nit expecting anything soon. Brushed my teeth for the first time. Wow felt so good they were completely feral! 98% off staff here arevwonderful i guess you can get that 2% other anywhere you go. Not that they are bad i put it down to the fact that they dont understand english so they just ignore you. Being on top of my meds so still not really sore. Still getting gushing from my leg every time i stand, better out than in. Took a pic this morning. I love the results so far even though the swelling makes my left side look deformed.

The dr was such a lovely man and made me feel at ease straight up. Actually made me cry (tears of joy) when he told me he could do everything i wanted done. When i asked him if the lipo would stop the chafing he said of course. I then said i expected to also get a thigh lift in which he replied maybe maybe not. He said i would need to massage them as often as i could until the skin went back to soft then he would have a look. So he was never going to fo the lipo and lift at the same time anyway as i needed aggressive lipo. Lucky i had already changed my mind about the lift so i wasnt disappointed but rather relieved that he didnt try to talk me into anything at all. I suggested lipo on the flanks and he also said no to that. He said there is nothing there that i couldnt get rid of myself by continuing to excerise when im recovered. I was happy with his honesty.

I dont think my aunty is having the same experience. Although she is happy with her outcome she hates not being able to communicate 100% with the staff who just nod and say ok to everything. She is over 50 and on meds for diabetes, high blood pressure ans something else. So its important that they understand each other. She has also got a bad cough and the runs so you can understand her not being too happy. Myself on the other hand am younger and on no meds except the pill and thankfully feeling fit.

Still early days but i would say if i had myb timegain i would come to thailand, i think my aunty would too. Its definitleynot for everyone. It is a bit out of your comfort zone. Im sure she will feel better when we are out and back at the hotel. We wil be leaving the hospital on the 9th instead of the 10th if all continues well

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Ahh you are looking great! Btw there was a guy in his 50s and his wife who has surgery same week as me in turkey and he suffered a lot more due to his diabeties. It has to be managed carefully, hopefully your aunt will feel much better when you are out of the hospital. I know I did! My PS refused to do thigh lift on me as she was worried the effect scar would have on me. So she went in with the lipo, there's a noticeable diff already. Altho she lifted me from the bottom too, my vag looks tight and slim, no sagging skin so wonder if that's had an effect on the thighs! keep us posted xx
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Im sure when we are back at the hotel with real food and jusr being able to make yourself a cuppa when ever you feel like one will definitely help. But you know coughing and the runs would be hell no matter what age. Im do glad its not me. Poor thing!
There's something g about being in a hospital altho naked you feel safe can also make you feel ill... My surgeon kept saying to some of the patients that really laid it on, 'come on you didn't enter this hospital sick, you are not sick' minute they got out of the hospital they felt a hundred times better! Xx

day 4

Drains and canula removed. First BM. Back to hotel today. Thank goodness real food. Im sure the both of us have lost weight from not being able to eat!

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Wow! Soo quick. Sounds like u r recovering nicely. And how good does it feel when u get those drains removed.?? Total freedom huh?, good to hear u r ok. I hope it's not too hot there for u- pretty warm here though!
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Hip hip hooray! I read Dr's answers that say you should be careful re dieting as body needs more calories than usual to help heal and just to stay away from junk food and high sodium based meals. They said carbohydrates were huge part of repair as body is constantly burning off calories whilst repairing. Mmm you are in Thailand, love Thai food... Shame you can get out and about, hope there's room service! Xx
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Drains out compression garment on.

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Looking fab. I hope it's not too hot there for that cg
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Oh just read u r in air conditioning anyway. No laying by the pool this week
Touch wood i dont want to jinx myself but i feel so good i forget ive had the tt til i look down or in a mirror. Then ive gotta stop for 10min to check myself out lol. Its my inner thighs that are the issue. He was so aggressive. He did totally warn me it was going to be hard work. They are looking very yukky at the moment with not only bruising but also extremely lumpy. I need to massage them every chance i get ( im using bruise cream but he said doesnt matter what i use) and keep my compression garment tight around my thighs to help redistribute the fat to even them out. Its one of those pleasure pain things. Hurts but feels sooo good when i massage them. As i massage them too liquid still drains from the drainage holes. There is a massive amount of fluid there. I know he said not to panic with the initial look (hard not to they look so gross) he did also say i wouldnt be happy with the end result because of the extra skin and would probably end up getting the thigh lift. So i need to be patient cause he said it would take at least a month to be able to tell whether i like it or not.

Day 6

My days are mixed up because l technically didnt get operated on until 8pm wed nite and got out in the am Thur morning. So day one for me was Thur. Still feeling really good. Much better than l ever would have thought possible. Have bad swelling in my lower belly and pubic area.Will keep an eye on that. There is no pain or redness there so think its just normal swelling. lt does seem to be going down very slowly. Eyes are itchy cant wait until the stitches are out. Thighs are bothering me. My internet is annoying the hell out of me right now. So tell you about them after.

Thanks to EVERYONE for your kind words, advice, encouragement, for listening to me and making me feel like im not alone.

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Hot Tamale!!!! Looking fine girl!
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side by side before and day 6

bored.....

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Love the pix!!! Side by side comparisons are the best!! You look awesome Jules! I can't wait for you to be home with your family! So happy you have great results!
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My partner just sent me pics of my beautiful baby covered in chocolate custard oooooh miss them so much! Thanks i love looking at the before and after puts it in perspective doesnt it
Awww too cute and mmm chocolate custard! It's 5:30am here and now I'm thinking of custard haha! I think that's my biggest advice to anyone pre op take lots of pics, certainly gets me through when my head can't see a difference x

Day 9

Still feeling good. Im also following the same road as those who went before me....swelling. Oh my gosh its more terrible than i could have imagine. I keep thinking its not normal! My belly feels heavy. If you touch my belly waves of fluid are set in motion like waves on the beach.

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Hi Jules73 , hearing you mention fluid wave like a waterbed ? Best if you get your PS to check its not a hematoma or seroma as this I what they are like , it's no drama , but just to be on the safe side . You see him before you head home anyway . You are looking great , you should be very happy :)
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Lookin good!!! What have they said about the thighs?? Is your pubic area hard?
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Jules how long you in Thailand? I've took 8 weeks off work to spend at least 3 weeks down time in Thailand and hopefully up to 8 weeks depends if I I like it or not in Thailand. If I don't i will fly to Malaysia or bali for some more downtime as my job entails being on feet most of the time. I've had to plan well ahead to ensure good rest before returning to work. I am also worried about not being around ps whilst recovering. Just go for short works down corridor if you feel bored or change environment to sitting in tv room or going to hospital restaurant but don't go far for now a I heard to much excersise equals excess swelling
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post op visit

My po visit went really well. All stitches removed. He drained over half kg in fluid from my legs. (i was weighed before i saw him and jumped back on the scales after i saw him lol). He wrapped them up tight and now i feel so much better. He checked my tummy (the swollen bit) and there was nothing to drain. Nothing came out so he said its just normal swelling but to keep an eye in the colour of my skin in that area.
Got my dr clearance letter so im free to go home yay! Flying out at 5pm 17th. Cause it a night flight hopfully we can just go to sleep and wake up and be home to my family...cant wait

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That's so awesome! Im glad u did so well. Safe trip home for you and auntie!
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Thank you. How have you been, you have been quiet of late everything ok?
Yes im good. Getting ready to post my 8 week pics. Swelling is down and dimples back more then I was hoping, but definitely smaller by a good 4-5 inches per upper thigh. Doing a lot of research for a possible LBL....lol

I have a cough...

Think i could be dying lol. I have a sore throat and a bad cough. My whole body is a mass of aches and pains from coughing. I dont know whether to cover my mouth or grab my abdomen!

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Abdomen! Don't think twice! Hold that, get a cushion and press it firmly into your stomach every time you feel a cough coming on... Eeek get rid of it, cough syrup? Shot of brandy? ;)
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Ive been pumped with antibiotics since sx..how did i get sick??

Be warned, not nice pics

Ok so ive finally put up some pics of my thighs. They are very sore. The dr said that they would basically look a mess and he was right. I guess i didnt realise how much. I need to keep them compressed for 4mths and massage them as often as i can. Apparently i will be able to reduce the lumps and bumps but of cause i will never get the skin to look any better without a lift. Right now i would be happy with the pain just to be under some kind of control!

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Before pics

Thought i should add before pics of my thighs.

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Hey Jules73, you look great. I thought about you often on vacation and was hoping your surgery went well. You sound so upbeat and wonderful.
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Hey stranger, how was the vacation? Everything has gone smoothly. I arrived home today and evrn though im sooo tired im sooo happy!
Hoping you have some cough relief soon but girl you look great all the way a round be proud !
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Home

Theres no place like home. Im very tired but very happy. I saw my GP this afternoon who drained my thighs. She said i may have to come back again. She said the fluid drained showed no sign of infection, good news! She also took out a random stitch the ps missed. She liked the scar. The cough she believes is dry throat from air conditioning. So now im out of it i hope it gets better soon.

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Soooo happy u r home safely! I hope the trip wasn't too bad! I can't imagine that : ( see your thighs are going to be great!!! I wish I would have done that !
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Thanks. Trip wasnt too bad. Slept really well last night. Mmmm my own bed with my partner, my baby sleeping in his cot and my boys asleep down stairs. Life is getting back to normal.
Aweeee that sounds so nice!! Happy for u!!!

Week 2

Here l am 2 weeks po. Feeling great. I need to update my surgery costs as i only paid $9100 for the 3 procedures. This included all hospital costs incuding stay, food, medication and consultations. At the end of the month i will write up my whole thailand experience. In the meantime im very happy so far. Will need to get my thighs drained again tomorrow. But i can see the light at the end of that tunnel. Im stil very swollen especially around my lower belly and pubic area and my left flank. Back to lite n easy adding a protien shake daily as well. Weighed myself this morning and ive lost. 700g/ 1.9lbs since last weigh in before surgery. considering im holding huge amounts of lipo water in my inner thighs and the swelling in my tummy im impressed. i should say that the thigh drainage is apparently normal after vaser lipo. Im also very happy with the results of my eyes. check out the comparison pics for them, what dovyou think...

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You look so great! Tummy is nice! Your eyes are going to be perfect! everything looks really nice, good for you girl!
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Thank you. Feelin better darn good about it too! Lol
What a difference as the weeks go by. I feel better now. I'm very swollen but I can see the difference (reduced swelling) as the weeks went by. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Congrats on the new and improve you. :-)
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Thigh drainage today

Thought i would share before and after pics of my thighs. The top pics show the fluid pocket on one thiigh. The below are after. They look like they have been vacuum sealed! Once the fluids gone i can get stuck into the massaging.

My Dr told me today that i needed to wear compression bandages 24/7 for as long as i can. I need to give my skin a chance to reconnect with the tissue. The broken/damaged tissue from the lipo keeps creating fluid and because there are pockets of loose skin it simply keeps gathering there and will continue and possibly create a cyst. So she said we need to keep draining them as long as its needed. Keeping it compressed is like applying pressure when you have a cut to stop the bleeding. Makes sense. So the compression will slow the fluid build up and help the skin reconnect which it cant if there is fluid in the way. Ive ordered another compression garment should arriive next week until then im using compresion bandages. Sooo uncomfortable but we do what we must.

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Just saying hello! ; ) have a wonderful day!!!
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Now thats cheerful lol! Hello to you too...
Love your tummy!!!
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Week 3 minor set backs

Sooo im trying very hard to keep myself pumped. My humor is starting to wan...yes, yes i know poor me lol. I now have (what a few of you already suspected) a seroma on my belly. Im having an ultrasound today to see how bad it is and whether it can be drained. They cant tell if its one large pocket of luid or a large shallow pocket which is apparently harder to drain. This is the water bed in my lower belly and pubic area. It now 'waves' almost right around to both hips! At least i know now that this horrible swelling i kept thkmking was normal is not. So my results are going to be better. ive been so stressed crying and worrying because as you know there is no way i can see my ps. Here in Australia our ps make it hard, they dont like to see people who have their sx overseas. I love my general dr! She gave me a big hug and told me she would get it sorted and that i should stop stressing so much. She is handling everything. she has gone well over andd above!! So another seroma to add to the 2 i already have on eavh inner thigh. Good news is she is draining less and less from my thighs each time. Im seeing her every 2 days, problem is im back to work moonday. Not sure how work wil react to me taking more time off. Remember ive actually had 9 months of maternity leave.
On another happier note ive lost.1.7kgs/ 3 lbs since before sx. And with zero exercise as well. I had to buy some new work pants as my previous ones were waayyy too big. Now thats a great feeling.

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Well you still look fabulous no matter what! I'm sorry to hear you have sermoma... Id rather that than necrosis! Knock in wood!
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Ps I hope it's not painful...
Oh for sure! Thank you. No real pain as such in my tummy but very unconfortable and inconvienent in my thighs! Not so worried about the seroma itself but of trying to find a ps that will help. Having said that i knew the risks of sx and having in done overseas.

quick update..

Ok ultrasound shows seroma goes the whole way around the insicion. From end to end. Its just sloshing around in the there. The same place i had the utrasound done will also drain it as it moves around they need to use the ultrasound to pin point where the fluid is to drain. Getting this done monday. They are booked out but said i need it done so just have to go in and they will fit me in when they can. Just had to call in sick to work on my first day back after 9 months oops

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Awwwe that sux but at least your gp has taken control and sorting it out for u. Hows the thighs feeling cause they look real bloody sore!
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Drained a lot less out of them today. Wont need to see her now til thur,yay! They are bloody sore! Even the healing hurts. The skin is starting to stick to tissue and if i turn a particular way or take a too large a step it sometimes feels like the skin is tearing! But its getting there, the pain means its healing and thats a very very good thing
Awe thank goodness they are taking care of the fluid!!!!! You will be great so don't worry! Sounds like they are very precautions! I wish my dr had been.
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Seroma drained

So drs app to get the referal for the radiology place 8.20. Radiology with referal to see thier dr 9. Dr gives me app for draining 11. Back to drs at 3 for thigh drain. Busy day lol. Between tummy and thighs they drained a total 355ml. My worse thigh drained 180ml 2 days ago and today only 120 woohoo! Its working. Back to work tomorrow..blah lol.

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Hang in there Jules. Sounds like your going through a bit of a pain in the butt. Hope it gets better for you. Sounds like your staying positive. Sending hugs!!
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I'll take that hug, thanks beachgirl xx
Busy bee!!! Glad the draining is working and you are in such great spirits!!! That's what will carry you thru it all!! Xoxo
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Week 4

Looking at this weeks pics. Compared to last week i can see a massive difference. The swelling has gone heaps. I had bad swelling in my hips and outer thighs. I can actually see some slight difinition in my tummy as well. Dr said this is because ive been wearing my new compression garment. She also said it would be ok for me to have a lymphatic massage now as well and that will also make a difference in the swelling. So ive lost another 1.8/ 3.15lbs! This in 1 week!
Fluid is already back in my tummy draining again on monday. Bad thigh drained only 80mls and other only 24mls today. Sllooow going. But slow and steady wins the race....

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Sounds like u r on top of it. How was it, going back to work? R u in a physical job or desk job??
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It was fine. 9 mnths off and sad to say after day 2 it felt like i had never left lol. Im lucky i have a desk job so nothing to worry about. Im riding on a high from the amount of compliments ive been recieving from work. Im lighter 27 kgs since the last time i was in (some of that was my baby lol) plus sx so there is a massive difference.
Yay! It's about the little victories!
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skinny jeans yay!

So even tho im trying to hold off on buying new clothes i deperately needed something as everything in my cupboard is too big. Still swollen and of cause there is the fluid in my belly and thighs but they were too big before my sx from the weight loss. Looking at my pregnancy clinic records i weighed in at 103kgs/227lb 9 mths pregnant back in june. Im currently 76.2kgs/ 167lb. Thats a loss of 26.8kg/60lb, im so proud of myself for that. i stil have 3.2kgs/7lb to go. Feel like im struggling against myself here. I want to get on my treadmill and get this done but lord knows how long im going to have to wait until these seromas are sorted. Feel scared im going to go backwards and lose my motivation. Didnt go thru all this to gain weight!
Anyway......so we were going out to dinner, just at the local club really had zero to wear. Off to the shops i go not real sure if im going to be disapointed if nothing fits from swelling. So i grab my old size thinking they are skinny jeans right?? Was happy but not too surprised they were too big, so i ask the sales ass if she could get me a smaller size..well she went back and forth untl 3 sizes smaller and yay they fit! Best thing is i probably could have went even smaller as they were still a little big with all the extra swelling but i decided to stick with those for now because i wanted them for that night not for a few weeks from now. I tried them on again after i got home and my partner said i should take pics and post them as he thought i looked awesome! That is the best feeling in the world! Is this truely me..wow! Oh and no mufin top lol

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Looking great in your skinny jeans !
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Well im not going to win any top model contest lol but i sure look better then i have for a very long time. More importantly i FEEL better than i have in myself for an even longer amount of time! Thanks debi x
Girl you are amazing top model in my book with all you have accomplished in a short 9 months !

Week 5

Here i am at week 5. Still swollen, some days more than others. But i do have great news..seroma is gone from my belly!! good thigh drained 12mls and bad one 54mls. Oh yes yes yes! they did an ultrasound to check my swollen pubic area and after a moment or 2 where they thought i had a hernia they decided it was just some trauma to the tissue from the surgery and it will go like all the other swelling with time. I now really feel like im getting somewhere. I weighed myself this morning and the number on the scales has not changed. Happy with that. Ive posted some pics in some cute underwear (underwear model im am definitely not lol) but forget about my tummy in the frontal shot. Look at those legs! There is now huge amount of swelling just above my knees. This is because my garment ends there so all the swelling is pushed down there. It will go away just like the rest. The big picture here is my legs do NOT rub anymore and that is awesome!! There is a light at the end of the tunnel and even tho ive probably got at least another week or 2 of draining to go before they disappear altogether i couldnt be happier. Oh its just swell to be me (see what i did there haha)

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I've got to say- I've lived your positive attitude from the get-go. Even when things go wrong you manage to smile, laugh and joke your way thru. You look damn good to us- love the panties anyway. :) So happy you're happy with your results-makes it all worthwhile!
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*Loved*
You look amazing. What kept kur spirits up when u were dealing with thw swelling,and seromas?
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Week 6

Week 6! Wow hasnt it gone fast! No longer draining my left (good leg) thigh. Last drain was only 10ml so we are going to see if this will resolve itself. WIN!! My bad thigh drained only 32mls. So this is also on its way out. I had 3 stitches left in my eyes...1 fell out a couple of days ago. Ive lost 2cm off my waist and a huge 6.5cm off my hips. Im soooo happy with that. This was my problem area! Im down to 75.9kgs/167lb. So ive lost nearly 20kgs /44lb since my pre-pregnancy. Im still not allowed to do any exercise and im really dying to get back at it. Work has been good. Coming in late every mon and leaving early every wed for drs app. I get so many compliments it motivates me to at least control what i can which is my eating. Thought i would do something different this week. You have seen me bare all and my underwear model moments. Today i thought i would show a pic of me dressed. Yep no xxx stuff today lol. This dress is what i wore on the night i got together with my partner nearly 8 years ago (a baby and weignt gain and loss in between). I never wore it with the wide belt either. One very happy girl.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE the fashion show...undies and all! You are looking FANTASTIC...hard to believe you're just 1 month PO! Don't worry about the exercising, that'll come soon enough. I started out just walking. Good for circulation and attitude, lol. Keep up the good recovery. HUGS :-DSuzy
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Thanks happysuzy! Cant even do any walking yet. Even that would make me feel like i was doing something. Oh well i should be enjoying my forced time off. Your right i will be back to sweating soon enough!
damn no triple xxx stuff haha! Every time I look in my photo section it's just nude shots - my phone better never get into the wrong hands! You look lovely - tummy so flat! Great news re thighs. Where has six weeks gone? I remember you counting down and then you in the hospital with your aunt and the hotel - how is your aunt now? Times goes so quickly when it's someone else!! xx
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Mmmmm

So the stitch in my side was poking out a bit more this morning. So i grabbed the twizzers gave it a pull and out she came, 3 times longer than i expected. There is now a tiny hole in my incision. Im not worried about this as it looks clean and it should heal fairly quick. BUT there are many stitches appearing along the whole length of my scar now. Should i be worried?

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Looking so good girly ; ) I am so happy to hear that the draining of the thighs is coming to an end!!! Yay!!! Congratulations!
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Thanks. Think i need to update my review re: seromas
Wow! You look amazing
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One step forward and 5 steps back..

I have been able to move my PS appointment to this coming Monday. I was booked in for Apr 10th just for him to go over what i had done in Thailand and check that my GP and i are doing all we can about these stupid seromas. After going to get my thighs drained Monday just gone we decided that i needed to get in earlier. My bad leg is draining pretty much the same every 2 days now so its not resolving. My good leg which we didnt drain last time because it had only drained 10mls the time before (under 25 mls should be able to be reabsorbed back into the body) drained 34mls on Monday. This is also not resolving. We are now looking at putting in a drain and leaving it there until it slows down. Some times the fluid pocket can form a kind of lining and so the skin can not stick back and the pocket will remain. Next step if this occurs ....surgery to cut it out.

Another stitch came out of my eye leaving what i thought was one to go. Another one in each eye is now coming to the surface which brings me back to 3.

Good news is the hole from the stitch that came out of my side looks good. GP says that it should heal fine.

Im up and down emotionally just now. I know that complications could be much worse than seromas. I also know that my eye stitches and my tummy stitches can come out with out any issues so it should mean that any more that come up should follow the same. I do love my results. I am over complaining about my sermoas and stitches. I am soooo ready to be normal.

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Hey Jules how r u sweety it's been long I have been so busy so just thought to chk on u , god u look hot in ur black jeans n top . Well I really wish now you should heal for good no more seroma and all so till when these drains will stay usually ?? As it's been a while now . How u cope up with work ur lil baby n ur drains I mean u r too strong hats off to you . Sending loads of love and fast healing vibes on ur way xoxox
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Thanks mumtum. I guess its all really just a matter of time before its all sorted. Im just not the most patient person in the world (so its been pointed out, thanks pels and redwine!) Not sure how long the drains would stay in for. Im thinking its like our tummy drains and need to drain a certain amount before they can be removed. Thats s bit of a guess tho. Between work, baby, rest of the family and drs app every 2nd day..lets just say its been a little busy. My partner, 15 and 18yr olds have helped heaps. Hot hey..lol thanks!
Wow love to hear u doing good and dealing so patiently yes doll sure u have come long way ur results are great love pls do stay in touch . Will update my pictures tmrw just have a look I think I don't have any change in swelling wise , taking so much time getting restless : (

7 weeks

No words today, just pics. Some of these before pics you have seen above. They speak for themselves

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Hi Jules, your comment to MrsSmith_au brought me to your review. I've learned so much from you today, as I hadn't yet known to inform myself about seromas. I research them, and because of you, I am grateful to know about seromas being a potential side effect from all kinds of surgeries. I'm a bit annoyed that my ps never mentioned the possibility, so I thank you for sharing! It doesn't worry me about my upcoming tt, I just like to be informed in advance. Your po pictures show your C-section scar exactly like my own, I was too shy to post my pubic area as you did. Was your tt incision made along the line of the C-section scar? I'm so happy to say that I think my tt results will look exactly like yours! I love your comment about "no more muffin tops", as I have hated mine for so many years, but Id never heard them called muffin tops, which cracked me up when I read that. lol!! I haven't seen my muffin tops in 10 years, not since I started wearing a one piece lightweight cg, but now I am going to post a pic of my muffin tops too :-)
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Loving your muffin top pics lol. Although seromas are common its not really all that common to have them as long as i have. Also keep in mind that my ongoing seroma issues are from the aggressive lipo on my inner thighs not my tt. AND if i had my time again i wouldnt change a thing, i love my results! My c-section scar is still there but because its pulled tighter you can barely see it. My main issue was my sides, there was more overhanging skin on my sides than my belly hence the extended tt. You already have great shape, you really are going to have fantastic results. Good luck to you.
Wow, worth every tear, pain pill, doctors appt, and every penny! Be proud girl!
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Sooo ive had my cry....

and now im over it. PS downed me for having sx overseas and leaving their mess for people like him to "clean up". Offered me very little advice other than to say he wont do anything about it. Come back in 6 mths. I have an app with my GP tomorrow morning, she is going to be pissed! She fully expected that he would put drains in. I told her orginally that i wouldnt get help from an aussie PS but she insisted that drs dont work that way. Well i wished she was right but unfortunately not. I left there crying and $170 out of pocket. Got in my car and side swiped a concrete pillon. Damaged the left drivers side door! So i cried some more. I seriously cant keep seeing my gp every second day for the next 6mths!

Deep breath...in....out...in....out. Ok, ok so my next step is gp tomorrow and have a chat on what she thinks. Once she knows that we are on our own (im sure she will freak at first like i did) she will sit down and we can work out our own plan of attack. SCREW YOU MR PS! if you had made the sx more affordable more people would get it done right here! We dont need your help, me and my GP have got this!!!!!

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Sorry you are going through all of this. Keep your chin up a solution is coming just around the corner...promise!
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Hold you to that beachgirl lol xx
Ugh, what day! Jeez , what a heartless jerk. If you go to another city and have an issue, and decided you want a closer doctor, is that the way you should treat a person in need of care, what a prick. You didn't ask him to do it for free! Deep breath, this too shall pass. ..
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8 weeks!!

No pics as nothing has changed. I feel as if my swelling has peaked this last week. Maybe because ive been more active even tho im still not exercising. And Ive gained 2 kgs! Very disappointing. But then its my birthday today so i had cake at work yesterday, went out for lunch with my sister and parents today and there is more cake tonight....and that bottle of red is calling out to me! Think im going to have a glass or 2 and celebrate turning 40 again lol

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Happy belated birthday. Yesterday was my 14 wedding anniversary but celebrated on the 3rd (your birthday)....Any updates on your eyes ;)..... :D Lol, thanks for visiting me earlier :D
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Happy anniversary! No new pics of my eyes but I LOVE THEM. Im so happy i did it. To me the difference is so noticable. I know you know exactly how i feel xx
Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you've had a rough time lately. I hope it gets better. It could be worse-- ((hugs))
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9 weeks and guess what...

i cancelled my dr app last fri. Yep i didnt need to go! I had my thighs drained tue, good one had nothing there! Bad one 5mls!! I checked them fri and couldnt see any fluid so cancelled. Have to go back next tue to make sure they havent come back but looking good! I also need to get a referal for another ultrasound. This is to check the belly seroma and what they thought might be a hernia. But i feel this will also be fine. It bothers me that if i hadnt changed the ps app (original date 10th) i might not have been so devastated by his comments. I still would have went but knowing that the seromas were already on their way out i wouldnt have cared as much.

I have a confession to make...i havent worn my cg since the ps app. I know, i know, i promised i would but seeing as its turned out for the best im not sorry lol! I swell a bit in the afternoons but still 100% better than the rolls of skin from my old belly. Im happy to just let it work its self out. Ive finally been given permission to exercise as long as its nothing concetrated on the thighs. So fri i did a gentlish 40min walk. Just felt good to be doing something,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone and i do mean EVERYONE who has commented, complimented, suggested, laughed, told off and just listened to my review. I know it sounds as if im leaving you all, a bit melodramatic, but im feel like im coming to the end of my journey and im a tad emotional. I agree with everyone when they say this sx is an emotional rollercoaster. From making the big decision to do the sx, the anxiety and impatience waiting for your sx date, the first days after and the long recovery process (especially if you have complications of any sort). I wouldnt change a thing. Im so happy to have done this sx for me and to have shared it with some pretty amazing people. The journey would not have been the same without you.

Thank you to redwine lover, pels, beachgirl, happysuzy, ava, rylee, ttlatina, sammiejoe, mumtum and many many more that i have met along the way.

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Thanks for all your posts. I am sorry I haven't been following them until now but read all your ups and downs. I hope all is going well for you from now on.
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Thanks will be updating my review in the next couple of days
Thanks for the review! I've been looking up seroma on people. I'm only 3 weeks out and he's tried draining with the needle but nothing came out. Think I'm going to wait a couple more weeks and see if he wants to try to drain again. I don't like being lopsided, it's very obvious.
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3 month

Hi everyone. I know its been awhile. I am now offically seroma free. Ive had my last ultrasound which shows less than 6mls in my belly and less than that in my thighs, yay!!!!!

3 months on and even tho my swelling still comes and goes its stable most of the time. Im on a misson to lose some kgs. Now that ive been given the all clear ive started at the gym. Of cause there has been the Easter holidays so not much weight loss to talk about just yet. Unlike others im not a gym freak but i do definitely like to be active so im feeling heaps better physically.

Now on to other stuff. Im now looking at having revision surgery. Ive emailed through to my ps so will wait to see what he says. Hopefully that will go well if not im going to have to fork out the cash here in australia to have it fixed. The more the swelling goes the more i notice the deformaty in my left side. The scar looks likIe its been pulled to tight. There is now a weird bulge above and below the scar. I havent gained any weight so it cant be that and the ultrsound showed nothing abnormal there. Its hard to explain so check out my pics. It doesnt really show how noticable it is but you CAN see it. At this stage im trying not to panic. Fingers cossed this is an easy fix. Ive also posted to the RS PS community as well to see what they think. Im going to give my PS the benefit of the doubt for now and hope that number 1 i hear back and number 2 he wil be happy to revise

Ive also decided that i will need lipo in my pubic area and a bit of lipo from my inner thighs down to my knees.

My partner and i have decided to tie the knot and make it offical. So all of us and my sister and her kids will be cruising Oct next year. So doing a little bit of planning. Looking at getting married in Vanuatu. Love looking at all the wedding dresses and not being restricted in my choices. Awesome feeling. Even if i cant get this issue fixed i still believe i look 100% better than i did before surgery.

Ive also attached a pic of how my scar is looking. It does look rather red in the pics which is true when i wear certain pants that rub on my scar. My scar is not as neat and straight as others but i dont care about that at all.

Hope all is well with all my RS friends xx

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should note some pics above are camera towards me and other reflected in mirror.

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Hey you!! You look great! So excited to hear that you are tying the knot!!! Yay!!!! Keep us posted on the revision news!!! I will hopefully be updating my review tomorrow! Xoxxo
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Hey rylee I will let you all know when I know what's going on myself lol. Looking forward to reading your update. Hope all is well xxx
I stopped by to show you some luv jules73 :D..How are you doing? Did you hear back from your PS? I know you gotta be busy but we Miss you!!! No pics :'( take care xo
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coming up to 8 mths - thigh lift now on the cards

Hi all! Ive updated new pics. Please dont look at how dirty the bathroom mirror is lol
Soooo i ended up gaining 5kgs from my last weigh in date post op. Ive now lost that and almost another 5kgs more! Im feeling great and ready for my thigh lift. My confidence level is the highest its ever been in my life. I love being able to walk into any store and know that i can grab clothes straight of the rack and they will fit. I find myself still grabbing the xxl sizes and even arguing with the sales assistants about what size they should get for me lol. Ive been doing weight watchers and loving it. I still need to lose another 5kgs to reach the top end range of my goal weight. Ive been going to the gym in my lunch break 4 days a week. From the day i left work to have my baby 15months ago i have lost just over 30kgs. Some of that was obviously baby but still proud of my achievements!
I am just waiting to hear back from a plastic surgeon i saw last fri regarding hospital costs and then i will begin my next journey. You can see all the loose skin from my pics. The ps showed me what i could expect and i was so happy. It will be the kind of lift that has the insicion in the groin. The scar will be approx 30cm long and he will remove 7-8cms of skin from end to end.
The ps will also be doing a bit of contouring lipo from my inner thigh down to the knee. Just so it blends better.
He is also doing a touch of lipo above my tt scar on the left side. This will make the bulge there smaller and more like the shape i have on the right side.
I am having lipo on my mons. He will then be re opening my tt scar above my mons/lower ab, pulling it all up and re stitching.
I am sooooo soooo excited. I will let you know when i have a date!
Hope all my friends are enjoying their new bodies as much as me xx

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WOW!!! Love to see successfully transformations!! Woot! Woot!!! Now thigh lift too!! I'll be one of your cheerleaders!! Haha!!! Glad to see pictures, thanks :-)
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Its certainly taken me long enough to update! Would love my own cheer squad so thank you!
Amazing! You look great, can't wait to see you after you finish up. I'm getting geared up for my finishing touches (lipo to inner/outer thighs, hips/love handles, bra roll in back and axilary (side of boobs). I'm doing mine on 5 Jan. So excited for US! Best wishes to you, will be tracking your progress. HUGS :-DSuzy
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Dr Narongdej

Hospital was Piyavate. Dr NJ put me at ease straight away. Very laid back happy smiling man. English was great. The staff all seemed to like him as well. Word of warning. English spoken is very broken. They will not understand everything you say. Had a hard time getting a cup of tea. The whole process was a bit rushed so if you have doubts make sure you do your own research before hand. Even though it was hard with communication i can not fault the staff, always smiling and cheerful. The staff at the hotel we stayed at before and after sx went over and above. Even the transport guys were fantastic. Plastic surgeons here in Australia have said my tt is a top job.

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