54 and Ready to Look Good Just for Me! - Baton Rouge, LA

This liposuction journey started 34 years ago ,...

This liposuction journey started 34 years ago , when I was in a car accident( broke my neck and lost the front of my right thigh from burns ). So finally the technology has gotten to the point that reconstruction can be done to help the appearance of my leg.So,where does lipo fit in ? I decided if the PS thought it was a good idea I would take the plunge and get lipo on my abdomen ,hips and thighs along with the reconstruction.He said yes we could do it but he needed to do the first part of the revision before the lipo.So in October we did that and I was to have the lipo done in Feb. but I was involved in a hit and run,broke my fingers in 4 places and had to have pins put in So now the lipo will be done April 14th. If the girl that hit me only new the trouble it has caused me! I am so excited! I am especially excited because I am now single and Zi am doing this just for me! I will let everyone know how everything goes when I get closer to the time. I do so appreciate this site and everyone that has posted. I hope in April I can also help others to decide. Oh by the way my PS in Baton Rouge,La. Is Wonderful!!!!

8 Weeks Until Me Time!

Well I thought I would post the scariest part of all this... The before pictures.. Yikes,It takes guts at 54 trust me! But 8 weeks from right now I will hopefully be on my way to better looking tummy,hips and thighs. I have also asked about lipo on my arms bug I am not sure that at 54 it is a good idea because of the skin may or may not form back to the muscle. I do not want to have another long scar because as you can see I have long scares on my tummy going both ways from previous surgery's for gastric ulcer disease. Anyway, like everyone else even at my old age I love coming to this site and reading how everyone is feeling and looking. It helps me stay positive!!!!

3 weeks Left Before just maybe wearing shorts for the 1st time in 30 years:)

Hi everyone yes I am getting so very excited. I feel like everyone else that I read this site now much more than anything I used to read online!! I have looked at so many boobs,hips and tummies I think I could be an artist. I have already ordered my garment to wear while the one they give me is in the wash. I t turns out that I would have had to have worn a "thigh girdle"with just the surgery on my thigh so why not make the rest of me skinny also:)I will post pictures as soon as I can stand without falling over!

12 days to go!

Hi I bought this compression garment from Elsa's Curves. I got it because they come in pink:) I am getting excited and wishing I had not broken my hand back in Dec. so that I would be done with all this by now! The garnet is comfortable but wearing it in Baton Rouge for the next 8 weeks may be HOT...YUK! As soon as I can post a post surgery picture...assuming i live:), I will no matter how bad the old 54 year old body looks! I have already talked to them about the next surgery in Sept. to take out these WAY TO BIG IMPLANTS for smaller ones and lipo on arms! The only problem about reading this site nightly is that you start feeling that everything needs to be fixed:) So sorry, I can not post my picture I will work on that.

Love Pink:)

See if I can show my pink compression garmet pre-surgery.

9 hours to go!!

Hi everyone I have 9 hours to go until my surgery at 8:00am. I am ready if only because anything has to be better than this wait time with all the nerves in my body on some kind of alert! I think I have everything ready for when I get home.Since I am single now ( hopefully this may help that problem out:))my great sister has come out to help me out the first few days.I will add pictures just as soon as I can! Pray for me if you pray:)

Ouch!!!

Hi everyone this week these post will be on and off! Somehow I had been thinking so much about the lipo I had totally put out of my head I was also having Major surgery on my right thigh!!! Something over 200 stitches plus lipo on inner thighs, upper , lower stomach,hips! Well when I woke up I was in so much pain I was crying/ moaning( very unusual for me) they had given me oxi but that did not even touch it so when we got home my sister called and said we are going to have to try something else. So bless their hearts they let her come get a script for Dilaudid and Thank you Jesus that worked! Now anyone ready this the severe pain was NOT coming from lipo so please don't let that scare you!!:)
The only other thing I know is that he said " I had great fat.... No blood came out and that is why he was able to do more than he thought on an old 54 year old:)" I am praying for ALL OF US:):)

First Pictures!:)

Okay here are partial pictures,I am not ready to show my right burned leg, but I WILL! :)Tomorrow is day 5! I have A LOT of bruising and swelling and...itching:( Can anyone tell me what to do about the itching??? I think I can see a little difference but after reading it sounds like that if you are over 40 I just Must Be Patient:)

One step maybe more back;)

Hi everyone, So sorry I have not updated lately but all the reviews are so positive I wasn't sure to write mine. Well the first 9 to 10 days all is good, walking on the treadmill lightly and walking around my complex until about Wed. my entire left leg, thigh and foot and hips blew up with swelling! It has been so bad I have had to use my mom's cane to get around and it hurts!! So very sadly I am back on pain pills and can only walk where I need to and then elevate leg!:( No one really knows what is causing this.. I am 54 and this is my 4th surgery since last May! ( not plastic surgery)So for the time being I am not even looking at my tummy because as long as my leg is this swollen I know my tummy is also! Anyone reading this please don't let this turn you off Unless in 3 months nothing has changed:) For now I am just trying hard to be patient and stay in good spirits!:)The second it looks better I will be back but I will post the 2 sad pictures! PS the doctor has been great staying in touch answering questions 50 times a day!:)

Yea Starting to see Results... Finally!

Okay everyone I think I have the hang of this now,at 54 I can't keep comparing my results to you precious young people, so with that in mind I have have posted a picture With Clothes On:) It has been 3 weeks and Finally I am beginning to see the old skin going down and trying to reshape itself! YEA! I thought I would post this for any of you just looking like I did and are in my age range. I will be honest I was giving up but they keep saying Hang On, wear your garment and you will start to see your body changing... And I'll be damn they seem to be right!:)

3weeks out!

Going to try to post one more time!

Going over to the explant side!

Hi everyone I wanted you to know that I will each month post an update however I am going to get my size D implants finally removed at the beginning of Sept. I will also be getting a lift because at 54 the old skin as I have found with lipo is not as quick to go back to where it should:) Also Dr. Dean is going to do a reverse tummy tuck and pull my extra skin up through the scars I already have and will have again under my breast ! So as much as I can not stand to do one more surgery I am so very excited!!A ps put in size D implants in 06 when I had asked for B"s and sadly I got very ill with gastric ulcer disease very soon after so dealing with my breast got put way down on my list. So 12 years later I am finally going to have small boobies:) and a flat stomach !!YEA:)
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon

Everyone in this office is wonderful! From the secretaries at the desk,to the people that book your surgery time,to Dr.Deans nurse and last but not least Dr. Dean himself,

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looking good i had my lipo aug 20th I see my results starting I wear my spanks religiously all day and night. I am numb when take them off and my belly feels weird. i hope that feeling goes away. But very happy can't wait for three months OP when results are really showing and bruises are gone
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Call we, how r u doing. I have thought about u and wondered how the new surgery went. Good luck and the best to u.
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You really look beautiful! Would never of thought you were 54!
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I am 55 and had lipo of the abs, waist, hips 8 days ago. Your post is very encouraging that i will see results! Right now i feel like i am 7 mos pregnant and prolly look the same. Wearing the cg 24/7 and doing low salt. Tonight I have a long plane flight and i am really worried about the swelling. Definitely with you on the lack of underwear LOL!
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I flew home on day ten after lipo. It was not to bad and did not experience any additional swelling. I had only a large purse and had my sister mail me everything else. The Dr. Told me to lift no more than 5# 4 6 weeks so I really over did. I just reached four months two weeks ago and have quit the CG
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Thank you for the advice! I will try and limit lifting for sure. Glad you are doing well and no more CG:).
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Good luck with both procedures. I could use the boobie lift but will live with the sag. How is the lipo results coming at present?
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You look great
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You are looking good! Love your posts. You sure have been through the ringer ... But girl you're getting ready to be wrung out flat. Keep on looking up :)
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I can see that waist. I am so glad that u r turning that corner.
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There is an ultrasound that can be done to shrink the skin. You may end up wanting to do that when your done.
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Hi callee, Sending you tons of healing energy xxx I think your abs are looking great!
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How is your swelling and pain level? Has your PS figured out why your leg swelled like that?
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Sorry to hear that!! Hope it passes quickly!! Random I'm stuck in BR right now. ha. gotta love United. I'm sitting at the hotel until tomorrow morning. Gesh. ha. GET BETTER soon!
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Hoping this will pass soon. So sorry you are in pain
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So sorry that all of the pain and swelling has found u. Hang in there. Take care.
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Callee, how r u doing? More than a week since I have seen an update. Is the swelling down? How about the leg? Hope u r doing well. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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It has been more than a week, how u r doing?
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I take Benadryl for the itching, lipo foam and arnica work wonders for the bruising! Happy healing
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I just ordered the Lipo foam and am having it Fed Exed!! I also found a Benadrly and that worked wonders! Thanks. Can you tell me how long it was before you were able to wear underwear and the CG ?I know Britney Spears and others love to go without panties but I am too old!:)
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Lol, yeah I started wearing boy shorts under my CG about three week mark....I find that I can roll them down just below my incisions and they seem to work well with my CG.
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I should also mention I have the style CG with the hooks on the crotch so I don't have to take it off and on to use the bathroom
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I wore both from the time of surgery. In fact I put on pads, panties, CG, and binder. Like one big mummy.
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hahah omg I just laughed at your Britney Spears comment!! How are you DOING??
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I agree Callee, I am also older and I have not had the immediate results and bounce back that some have.please do not get discouraged because at three months I am still seeing changes and improvements. Hang in there.
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