5/9/13: TT, BL, and Lipo
- updated 6 months ago
Hi Everyone!!! I first need to say how amazingly...
- 12 Feb 2013
- 3 months pre
Hi Everyone!!! I first need to say how amazingly helpful all of your posts and pictures have been.
I have 2 children 8 years old (c-section), 6 years old (vaginal), and have been wanting a tummy tuck since my first was born. I am 5'5" and weigh about 185 lbs, size 12/14, sometimes 16 depending on brand and what I've been eating, lol. I have struggled with my weight/appearance my whole life. Don't get me wrong I love my curves but it's the rolls that get me ;). 4 years ago I lost 65 lbs, and kept it off for 2+ years. I was still horribly miserable because of my belly, stretch marks, and saggy boobs. I breastfed both kiddos, so they had become more utilitarian than sexy :(. Little by little I put back on 30 lbs. So fast forward to this January. I have lost 15 lbs so far, 15 to go. I knew that I needed to act on my PS dream and I went to several consults.
I have decided to go with Dr. Goldman, and am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!! I plan on TT with flank lipo, BL, and inner thigh lipo. My next consult isn't scheduled until April 3rd so I can get the rest of this weight off and make sure I won't want a BA as well. Right now I am a full DD and thinking I would enjoy having a littel less roundness to my figure.
Today I went and scheduled my surgery date for May 9th!!!!!! I can't believe this is FINALLY happening. I can't wait.
I only have 1 before photo so far but will add more later. :)
So, from the beginning my husband has been...
- 16 Feb 2013
- 3 months pre
I told him about the incisions and how they do each procedure, and even demonstrated how they pull down the upper abdominal tissue and create a new opening for the belly button. He was a tiny squeamish but ok, until I told him about the drains. Lol. His face got a little funny. So we will see how all that goes when the time comes.
I also asked if he had any preference re: my boobs. Originally I planned on a BL/BA, but decided just to get the lift since I'm already spilling out of a DD. he doesn't care at all. Although he asked if they were going to take my nipples off, then quickly retracted, and said "I don't want to know,do I?"
I am completely obsessed with this website. I...
- 24 Feb 2013
- 3 months pre
Quick question. I haven't felt comfortable naked infrint if DH for years, but somehow the thought of my upcoming improve nets has me feeling even less attractive. I virtually have no desire to be intimate with him this way. Any experiences like this?
8 more weeks until my surgery date!! I'm not...
- 14 Mar 2013
- 2 months pre
Ordered my bras and 1 CG, thinking it might be just a pinch too big and will order my other one a size smaller. That's all for now ;)
Just a very quick update: Final consult in 1...
- 26 Mar 2013
- 2 months pre
Final consult in 1 week, 6 weeks till surgery. Just tying up loose ends. Started taking an iron supplement, since I am generally low and my blood work needs to be done in the next 2-3 weeks.
Also, I ordered another CG. I tried it on and it's a much better quality than my back up CG. It seems comfortable too, but I only had it on for 5 mins, lol. It's Contemporary Designs Inc, SC-245, strapped below the knee, double zippers, yadda, yadda. Only time will tell what it really is going to feel like. But here's the link, it was reasonably priced under $100 too: http://contemporarydesigninc.com/store/pid-200-sc-245-strapped-below-the-knee-girdle-non-separating-zippers.html
I'm still really excited and will post more before pictures soon, until then I will be scanning the site :)
Yesterday in went in for my final consult with Dr....
- 4 Apr 2013
- 1 month pre
I can't say enough good things about the Dr and his staff. So far everyone has been amazing and friendly. The one girl, Lisa, does all the booking and financial dealings and she makes you feel like she is just as excited as you are!
I have exactly 5 weeks to go and since I am paying for my surgery by cashing out on an investment I am impatiently awaiting the check and then to the bank where they will hold it for days (due to large amount) and then drop final payment off to the office! I'm hoping to have that all completed by Monday/Tuesday of the week after next. Then it's the home stretch. I've got some supplies to gather, like ginger ale and food stuffs, my prescriptions, and in think that's it. Other than that I've got to freeze a few meals, getvthe house together, and grocery shop.
After my first appointment in late January I thought I would never be able to wait. Time is flying :)
I know I promised more before pics, and I will next week, although I'm sure like myself, you are all more interested in the afters ;)
Just 2 weeks to go!!!!!!
- 25 Apr 2013
- 14 days pre
So tomorrow is my day :) I'm scheduled for 7:15...
- 8 May 2013
- 1 day pre
Wish me luck :)
Surgery went well. Recovery a little rough. Lots...
- 11 May 2013
- 2 days post
Just a quick update. Showered today and I felt...
- 12 May 2013
- 3 days post
So today is post op day 6 and I am finally feeling...
- 15 May 2013
- 6 days post
I am horribly swollen today :( I feel like I'm going to pop. But it figures it was the first day I felt up to taking off my CG and posting some pics. So here you go...,
Stomach Bug :(
- 17 May 2013
- 8 days post
I had 1 drained pulled yesterday despite both being extremely low in the output. But ps pulls one, keeps one just in case for a few days so Monday I will hpefully get this other "ball" outta here.
Lipo is no joke! ;)
- 23 May 2013
- 14 days post
Let me tell you, lipo is no joke! I am so sore at my lipo sites and the ps wants me to start massaging them and it hurts, lol. The inner thighs are the toughest. And I didn't know before but they take the longest to heal and swelling to go away. Right now they look like they did pre surgery, but I know there is potential there because they were much slimmer po day 2 so I've got something to look forward to. The funniest is walking. They rub together and I feel like I waddle sometimes!
I love, love, love my new perky boobies. They're like little disco titties compared to my old saggy water balloons! In all actuality they are almost the same bra size (38D) just higher. :). The BL was bar far the easiest part of this journey. Now just waiting on them to heal.
As for the TT I'm not displeased. Just being impatient. The swelling messes with my mind. But I know it will get better. My stretch marks are super evident due to swelling. The insicion is super low, healing well except one poky fishline like stitch at the very end. I have been coating it in bacitracin and taping it in hopes it will dissolve. I've tried pulling and trimming it but its too tight and short. The swelling in my girlie bits is starting to go down and it's funny because its all a little uneven right now. My PS said most of his patients swelling peaks at 3 weeks and then slooooowwwwly starts to subside, but seeing I will be healing in the hottest time of the year it could really take its time. Yay :(
I ordered my 2nd stage compression garment and it should be here soon. I can't wait. While I love this one the zippers are getting old and make it difficult to lay on my side or sit straight up for longer periods of time because they ripple and get uncomfortable.
I go back to work next Wednesday. And I think I will be fine but am a little concerned because I am literally on my feet all day! I usually work 12's but my first few shifts are shorter.
All in all I'm pretty happy and feeling good. It doesn't hurt that I'm down 8lbs since surgery ;)
Going on 3 weeks PO
- 28 May 2013
- 19 days post
Back to work tomorrow. It's been a lovely 3 weeks off ;)
4 weeks po
- 6 Jun 2013
- 28 days post
Nothing momentous to tell. Started high protein/low carb dieting again because my laziness and bad eating were getting out of hand. Now down 12lbs since surgery.
Lower abdominal swelling is annoying but you'll have that after 12 hours in your feet. My bruising is almost gone. Lipo sites softening but my inner thighs look no different to me. Yet. I'm still hopeful it's swelling.
Slowing starting to exersize again and mowed the lawn Sunday . Finally had sex on Saturday and while it was good, it seemed a bit awkward.
I started wearing the silicon sheets (from New Gel Plus) on my breasts and drain sites not on TT yet. As well as started scar massage. The dr said I would feel some popping or bubbling and omg!! It's the weirdest sensation!! But when it was over my scar laid a bit smoother. They said it was just the remaining dissolvable sutures popping or something like that.
My husband is thrilled. I have to say that he hasn't seen me fully naked since I was pregnant with our son (he's 8 today) and now I'm naked all the time. Lol. Not really but he's pleasantly surprised :D
I bought a bikini but its too big!!! I took a few pics and reordered the smaller size :) it's from Ujena and I love the tops go up to G's I think and bottoms to 18. And very sexy! I have my eye on 2 more. Lol