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!!!!
Girl, be safe. You have truly had some tuff luck. Good luck.
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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!!!!
Congrats and good luck! I'm getting my lipo to my inner thigh as well. Keep us posted...I can't wait to follow your journey!
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How exciting, you are getting closer! My big advice is to go ahead and cut your sodium intake and increase you water intake now. It has definitely helped me in my recovery! Are you prepared? Garments, first aid stuff, healing aids?
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I had rhino, eyelid, and a breast reduction with him and he did a bad job on all 3. My advice is go somewhere else. I went back and he does not care at all afterwards. My friend is a surgical nurse and recommends dr cox in the same practice.
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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!
Can hardly wait to see the beautiful new you. May the force b with you and the pain not find you.
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I'm glad you had a good experience with him. I was told he's better on the body than the face, but I am not gonna give him another chance with me. Good luck! I hope all goes well
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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.
May I ask how much it is going cost to get the implants changed. I have thought about having mine taken out. Maybe I should have done the liposuction at the same time and used the fat to replace the implants.
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Love Pink:)

See if I can show my pink compression garmet pre-surgery.
Praying for speedy recovery & great results!
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Good luck Monday. Can not wait to see your results. I looked at myself really closely this morning and am more pleased all the time. I am getting there and so will you. The new bigger more intense electric massager has made a world of difference. Your pink CG is second stage, right?
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Yes it is 2nd Stage and I have also gotten what looks to be a great massager from Sharper Image! I just pray that the plastic surgery being done on my thigh to help make the burn site smaller does not hurt 100 times more with the lipo being done!! Although if I had not even done the tummy lipo etc. he was going to lipo the the thighs. I suppose if I can go through a burn I can do this bit that was a long time ago! Just praying:)
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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:)
Hope u r up and feeling well. I was still asleep for 1/2 of the second day so u may b in the same position. Just know we r thinking of u. Good luck.
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Hope everything went well! These next few days are the worst! Wishing you all the best and a quick recovery!
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Best of luck to you today Callee.
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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:):)
Wow what a procedure!! Sending thoughts to hear quickly all over.. and I'm sure you will look like a million bucks! I had to laugh, you mentioned reading this site makes you want to fix other stuff.. same here. Sadly my bank account doesn't support my wants hehe :) Heal quickly!
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Sorry you had so much pain for any reason. Please take it easy and get feeling better quickly.
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Amen it is terrible reading this site all the time! My answer to " would you do plastic surgery would always be.. Oh no no " Now it is Hell yes and if I ever win that Publishers Clearing House I will get out my check list and start checking of boxes:):)
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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:)
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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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!:)
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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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!:)
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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3weeks out!

Going to try to post one more time!
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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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:)
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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