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Tummy Tuck and Liposuction - Beverly Hills, CA

My surgery is in 2 weeks. I'm very nervous but...

My surgery is in 2 weeks. I'm very nervous but more excited about doing this. I think about it all the time, looking at myself and imagining my flat tummy and thinner thighs.

Since I am starting this diary before having the procedures, I can't rate the pain yet- I will update when it's time. My satisfaction with my doctor is excellent so far. Pre-op appointment was very informative and reassuring.

Well I'm 1 week away from my TT and Lipo of my...

Well I'm 1 week away from my TT and Lipo of my flanks and upper thighs (and an umbilical hernia repair) and I'm getting pretty excited. I only get nervous at night when I can't sleep - like last night it occurred to me that I don't have life insurance and since my husband is a firefighter, how will he pay for child care for our 2 teenage boys if I don't come out of this alive? OK - is that a bit over-the-top for nervousness?!?!

My body's history: 1-9# baby at age 39, 1-10# 3 oz. baby at 41- both by c-section; 2 hiatal hernia operations...my belly is crying out for repair.

My husband is 100% behind this surgery. He's taken 10 days off to help me and take care of the kids.

I really hope this week flies by! I can't take the suspense much longer!!

3 days to go - started the Arnica Montana and...

3 days to go - started the Arnica Montana and Bromelian yesterday to help with swellling and bruising. Hope it works! Not nearly as afraid as I was last week, but definitely pre-occupied.

I hadn't told my sister until after Thanksgiving so I wouldn't have to get lectured. Then everyone was talking about the show on tv the night before about plastic surgery and saying how awful it was to try and change the way you look. SO GLAD I waited to tell anyone!!

My best friend, my sister and my mom are all afraid for me. They tell my I look great but I don't agree. My husband and all my other gal pals are excited and supportive.

Very very happy today. Back in my son bed- foxing...

Very very happy today. Back in my son bed- foxing back to sleep now!

Going, not 'foxing' back to sleep! Guess...

Going, not 'foxing' back to sleep! Guess that was a Freudian slip since my new body is so Foxy :)

I saw the doc yesterday he said everything went...


I saw the doc yesterday he said everything went really well. Took off the garment and cleaned my incision which made me horribly woozy so I couldn't stand up to take a post op photo. Had hubby take one while I was in the chair. Doc told me to take the garment off a few hours a day and told me to get prilosec for the reflux I'm now having- which he says is temporary. It feels great taking it off for awhile, but I'm such a wimp I can't be bear to look at my tummy yet! Drains coming out Monday. So far so good. Sleep is tough due to the low back ache, but that even improves a little every day.

I have a better system going for my meds so I'm comfortable most of the time.

How's everyone else doing out there? Chinababe?

Today I washed my hair, put my contacts back in...

Today I washed my hair, put my contacts back in and put on make up. I'm dressed and ready to go see the doctor. I Looked in the mirror and said "hey I remember you!".

More when I get back from the doc- maybe even my first post-op photos. Hopefully no drains and a showerntonight!

Well after measuring my drain output today I just...

Well after measuring my drain output today I just knew they wouldn't remove them so I called the office and read off the numbers. I was right, so they rescheduled me for tomorrow. It's a 45 minute drive each way so I just couldn't see the point. I've waited a year for this surgery; I can wait a couple of days for the drains.

In the meantime I stripped off all my garments and gave myself a good sponge bath. I taped up my drainage tubes and bulbs and stood naked in front of the mirror and took a good look at my new body. Even with the swelling I must say I look awesome! I feel so boastful saying that, but at this point I am really looking at it as the brilliant sculpting of my artistic PS. Once I'm out in the world I'll take ownership of it, but for now it's his work I'm admiring.

I can sing it from the highest mountain top - I...

I can sing it from the highest mountain top - I got my drains out today!! Wow I feel so free and unemcumbered now. I am still all bruised and scarred, but man do I love that silhouette.

I was going to go back to work next Thursday but my doc wants one more full week of no driving - fine with me! Since I work only when I make myself available...I will not be available until the 20th - a full 20 days of recovery. That sounds so much better.

My husband is going back to work tomorrow so I'll be relying on my teenage boys to keep things together around here. Hub is a fireman so he's gone 24 hours - that means the kids have to make breakfast, lunch and dinner - AND clean the dishes. I know they can rise to the occasion. If not - hubs can clean it up when he gets home Sunday. (He's making a big pot of Pozole today that we can eat for a few days) I can always call my BFF to take the boys away or feed us. I'm not worried at all.

I'm just so elated to have those stinking drains out!!!!

I am taking my first shower now. This crotchless...

I am taking my first shower now. This crotchless security blanket is going into the wash finally. I don't know why, but I'm a little nervous about seeing my scar- I tend to get light-headed at stuff like that. Thankfully we have a big seat in our shower so I'll stay low in case I feel woozy.

(But I think I'll take a couple of pics of my scar to look at later.)

Today is starting out well. Yesterday I only took...

Today is starting out well. Yesterday I only took 2 extra strenth Tylenol and it was a very uncomfortable day. Today I took a percocet right after I got up and I am feeling great. I do worry about the day when I won't have them anymore.....don't want to become another Rush Limbaugh or Melanie Griffith (only not rich and famous.) But I am only taking one in the day, and one at bedtime, so I don't think it will be a problem.

I'm adding a photo of my incision line to show how it looks. I've noticed others' photos and my belly button area still looks very red and funky compared to everyone else's. I hope it heals well so I don't have to have that re-done. I think it may be some bruising though....we'll see over the next few days. I don't see the doctor again until Friday 12/17.

Today I'm a little concerned about my meds....

Today I'm a little concerned about my meds. Intried to make it with just extra strength Tylenol on Sunday and that was not good. So I went to one oxycodone in the morning and one at night. Then today I decided to try just the muscle relaxer- again- not good. So finally at 2 pm I took a percocet and I feel so much better, but a little dopey.

I am worried that I can't be comfortable without the percocet. It's been 2 weeks since surgery. Am I too concerned? Is this still close enough to be taking meds? I'm so freaked at the idea of addiction.

I am so excited today! I went all day yesterday...

I am so excited today! I went all day yesterday without a pain pill, just Extra Strength Tylenol, then took a pill after dinner and felt great all night. Slept well and woke up without any pain. Took 2 Tylenol this morning and so far, so good.

I drove my car for the first time today. I think I could have before, but the doc told me to wait until after my appointment today (which isn't until later) but I had to take my car in for service...only a 3 mile drive. Man, it felt great to be out and about independently!!

My biggest thrill is being off the pain meds during the day. I'll try sleeping tomorrow night without them and see how it goes. Not ready tonight! We have a Christmas party and I think I'll need one to sit in a chair at the restaurant all night. The chair thing is still uncomfortable.

Yesterday I felt like a million bucks. Today...

Yesterday I felt like a million bucks.

Today I feel like $1.47

What a roller coaster ride this is! But SO worth it.

Wishing all my Real Self friends a very Merry...

Wishing all my Real Self friends a very Merry Christmas. I feel really blessed to have found such a neat circle of supportive women on this surreal journey of self-fulfillment. May you and your families enjoy laughs and love over these next days together.

Happy New Year to all my Real Self gal pals....

Happy New Year to all my Real Self gal pals. We've got an exciting year ahead with our hot new bodies! Have fun and be safe tonight.

Happy New Year to all! I am thrilled to begin...

Happy New Year to all!

I am thrilled to begin 2011 with a new sense of self. I look into the mirror now and see someone I thought I'd never see again. I am proud to have taken this step for myself. I know I will be a better wife and mother now that I have chosen to do something special for Me.

I thank my husband and sons for their support and love during this journey. I thank my plastic surgeon Jay Calvert and his staff for their understanding, compassion and comfort.

I am truly excited to enter 2011 with a renewed excitement about life!

Saw my PS today- I'm just past the 6 week mark...

Saw my PS today- I'm just past the 6 week mark. First the PA checked me out and said I'm a "good healer" and my scar looks great. Then she said the swelling looked normal. Then the doc came in - he admired my scar like he had created a work of art...but then he said the swelling down around my incision and mons is bigger than it should be. He said it could be a late forming seroma.

He asked if I minded him sticking a needle in to see if there was fluid. That did not thrill me...I asked if I could lie down as I'm a fainter when it comes to needles. He said I had to stand..yikes. I covered my eyes but i didn't feel a thing. And then he said there was no fluid! Hmmm?

So...he put me in a binder for 2 weeks. It's a bit uncomfortable (I didn't wear one before; just a full garment) but I like having my legs uncovered and just wearing my regular panties. So we'll see what happens in 2 weeks.

He has not cleared me to ski, pay tennis or do any core work. Walking and the elliptical bike and some upper body weights, pull-ups, etc. is fine. I really miss tennis. I broke my collarbone last Feb so it's been a year since I've played. I really miss it. But I'll be patient and follow instructions.

Before I went to see him I stopped at my favorite swimwear shop and tried some cute stuff on. But I wasn't thrilled with anything because of that lower swelling. Hopefully in a few weeks things will look better. But it was really fun trying them on!

PS. I got to meet a fellow RealSelf gal today.....

PS. I got to meet a fellow RealSelf gal today...Beachgal is getting ready to go in February. She's really excited and it's going to be fun to see her before and after in person!

Hi all- for some reason I have not received any...

Hi all- for some reason I have not received any emails about any new postings for 2 days now.....anyone out there?

Tomorrow I will be 8 weeks post op and today I...

Tomorrow I will be 8 weeks post op and today I finally had sex for the first time after the kids left for school! Yes, I'm a late bloomer- everyone else was doing it after 2-3 weeks, I know! (but in my defense...my husband is a fireman so he's not home every night.) Ok basically I was afraid it would hurt!

It was fine-more than fine- and we laughed and wondered why we waited so long. I must admit i had a strange feeling like a phantom belly hanging down when i was leaning over him, but then i remembered it was gone and it was really wonderful to feel uninhibited and free with myself again!

But then I got up to dress and my sides are so sore that it hurts
to breath. We didn't do anything out of the ordinary...just sort of lap sitting style so I don't know why I'm hurting so much. I took a muscle relaxer and we went to the beach for a nice long walk and lunch on the pier. A little cocktail, a seafood salad and some ceviche ....what a perfect day!

I am so happy with my new body and my new self-esteem! I feel fantastic! (Photos when my new bikini arrives from the UPS man this week.)

I saw my PS today for my 8 week follow up. 2 weeks...

I saw my PS today for my 8 week follow up. 2 weeks ago my lower abdomen was very squishy like a water balloon. He stuck me with a needle, but there was no fluid. He had me wear a binder for these past two weeks. Within 3 days, the whole area began to get hard. I wasn't sure if that was good or bad....

I was also concerned about some pockets of what appeared to be fat on my inner knees where I'd had lipo. He suggested maybe shooting saline in and re-shaping the areas.

Over the past week I noticed my upper abdominal skin was a bit saggy when I bent over and there was a tiny roll over my jeans when I sit. Standing up straight- no sag at all- perfectly flat.

We discussed all these things today. As for my knees- the litle pouches were gone...must have just been swelling. Yay! As for the loose skin and roll- there's just so much skin they can remove allowing you to be able to stand up straight- and allowing them to be bake to stitch you back together! As for the hardness- he said it. Was something that stared with a D- normal- I really should write some of this stuff down!

So all in all I am perfectly satisfied with the answers to my concerns. Things are healing nicely- my scar is nice and low (he measured- 10cm below my belly button is his preference.) he tries to keep the incision below the lowest cut jeans they make nowadays!

I am so pleased with my doctor. His professional but friendly manner are very comforting. He takes as much time as I need to feel good before I leave the office. And I am just amazed at how fantastic my tummy and thighs look now!

Oh - and a little birdie in his office told me that the Homedic handheld massager with the 2 heads works really well on the swelling. It is not FDA approved so it cannot be "recommended" but it works! I will be running out to buy one tomorrow!

As soon as my new bikinis arrive from UPS I will post new pics.


I ordered a new bikini for the first time in about...

I ordered a new bikini for the first time in about 15 years! Here's the very blurry photo...

3 months...still feel swollen in different areas...

3 months...still feel swollen in different areas every day. tummy feels hard most of the time, like scar tissue - not strong muscles, but it looks fine. time will tell. I'm very happy so far.

Well it looks like I have a seroma -- we've just...

Well it looks like I have a seroma -- we've just noticed it so now it looks like I'll be going in for draining. I'm going to talk to my PS about doing some revisions and more lipo at the same time. I think the seroma has been there since the beginning. It was an area of pain for me (upper right abdomen) and now that the swelling has gone down I have a bulge. He's poked it with a needle twice and nothing came out so I had an ultrasound and they spotted it that way.
My incision sags on one side and my knees are still pudgy. I'd also like a little fat removed from the lower tummy/mons area now. I just don't know what to expect money-wise. I would hope my original price would include the revisions....especially since he didn't do my knees right!

It's been just over 6 months since my surgery. ...

It's been just over 6 months since my surgery. Last month I was dealing with a seroma in my upper right abdomen. I'm sure it was there from the beginning since I had a very sore area there early on. It showed up on an ultrasound so the doctor sent me to have an ultrasound-guided aspiration. When they used the ultrasound to start the procedure, they had a very hard time finding it, though there is a visible bulge in the area. Two techs agreed that it must be dissipating and they didn't feel they could get any fluid out. They felt it would do more harm than good to attempt to drain it.
Being afraid of needles...I was fine with that so I left. But the bulge is still there.
My doctor seems to be avoiding the idea of any further surgery, though there are a few spots I would live touched up (sagging incision on one side, still have fat pockets on my inner knees that I wanted lipo'd during my first procedure. I know I'm being impatient and that I should wait longer for more swelling to go down, but I am still concerned about the bulge. My doctor isn't happy about it either (nor is my husband - he says I look "lumpy")
So - my doctor has recommended I go for some "Accent" laser treatments to help smooth the area out. He has offered to pay for the first treatment; if I like it, I can pay for more myself. Well first, I haven't read too many positive reviews about the treatment - especially being able to see results with just one treatment. I'm not sure how much more money I want to sink into this project! Second - I would like to have him do the touch-ups without my having to keep paying for things.
I'm scheduled for the Accent treatment tomorrow afternoon. I'll report back - but does anyone have experience with this as a post-tummy tuck treatment?

I will post some "pre-accent" bulge photos tonight and then some "after Accent" shots tomorrow night.

I am at about 8 months since my surgery. I am...

I am at about 8 months since my surgery. I am comfortably wearing a bikini in public (YAY!) but I am still not 100% happy with the way my tummy looks. I had an Accent treatment to try and smooth out the lumpy appearance but it didn't impress me. Call me a sceptic, but my feeling is this- if Accent worked to smooth skin and erase cellulite, why don't all the stars have perfectly smooth thighs? Surely they can afford the $300+ per section, per treatment price to have perfectly smooth skin...but they don't!

I had a seroma that was too ill-defined to drain by ultrasound guidance. There's still a bulge in the area and I don't know what to ask my doctor to do about it. I am seeing him next Friday for the first time in months. I know he has wanted to avoid another surgery, but I am ready to get this behind me - I want either some lipo to remove the tissue, or whatever other procedure can be done. I also have some areas where the lipo didn't do what I expected (inner knees) that I would like re-done.

I also can't tell if I'm still swollen or just need some lipo down in the lower abdomen and mons area. Isn't 8 months a long time to be swollen?

I guess my question at this time would be - when do I put my foot down and ask to get the revisions done?

I had my pre-op appointment yesterday to do the...

I had my pre-op appointment yesterday to do the final touch-ups and get rid of that mysterious bulge in my upper abdomen. The doctor is really puzzled by it. He figures it must be a little pocket of fat so he's going in to suck it out along with lots of other areas. He may pull the skin a bit tighter which could mean a drain (yuck) but I'm just happy to have this final step within my sights.

I go in October 11 - I'm not at all nervous. So different than last time!

So I'm back on my vitamins and zinc....I'll try to lose a few more pounds, though I've kept the 10 off that I lost last year so I'm feeling pretty good.

I wonder if a new season of Bridalplasty will be on to keep me entertained through my recovery like last year?
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I had Septohinoplasty done with Dr. Jay Calvert in California. This was a third surgery for me. The two other surgeons made my breathing worse and made my nose crooked on the outside. Dr. Calvert just operated 4 weeks ago and my nose is looking much better every day. I still have swelling but I can tell my nose is shorter and more symmetrical. My septum is fixed now thanks to Calvert! I can breathe for the first time in my life. He also did liposuction in a few pockets of fat I had - not much because I am a size 2. I had no bruising from the lipo just some swelling and I wear my compression garment still to help with that. Look into Dr. Calvert. He was great and even came to the house I was staying at to check on me after the surgery. I also had the best home nurse which I needed because I had cartilage taken out of my ear and rib to help fix my nose and septum. Ask for her she is awesome - Afsaneh Tesolin. She set my mom up on a medication rotation schedule so I would be pain free after she left and I was! She spoon fed me yogurt with my meds crushed up because I was unable to do it myself. She iced my face every hour and took my vitals. Just an angel! Look into taking either Arnica Forte or Repair Gold as supplements after surgery this will help with your swelling, bruising and general incision healing. Also, hyperbaric oxygen treatments are awesome for healing. I went to Advanced Hyperbarics in Newport Beach. If you are not in the area research where a location is online or ask your surgeon. I did three treatments before surgery to prepare my body and 10 after surgery and bruises on my face were gone by day 7 and by day 10 people thought I looked like I did not have surgery. I healed 50% faster. If you cannot afford a lot of treatments if you do 4 in the 10 days after you will see enough of an improvement.
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I haven't posted in almost a year..... The revision went perfectly.  Turns out the bulge was from scar tissue built up after 2 hernia surgeries.  Dr. Calvert took very good care to get rid of it and now all is well. I love my body now. 
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Good luck with your revision. Hope you get results you deserve...I happen to think you look fantastic!
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Daffy well look at you in that sexy little bikini!   You look amazing:)

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Hi Duffy,
I am so sorry to hear that things are still not well.
I am in the same boat, boldge on the upper left and uneven in different areas of the tummy.
I went to see the doctor July 5th, and he said to schedule any time I want to come in and have lipo correction. He agreed with me that there could be improvement.In May he said I would have to pay for the surgery center and the "twilight" anesthesia, about $1000, I told him I am not going to pay any more as I spent enough on the surgery which was revision and it should have been perfect,that I took his advise to have this 2nd tummy tuckto see results. On my last appointment he said he would do it in his office with just some pain killers and local anesthesia, and I can do it when ever I want. I am planning on the 2nd week of October. by then it will be almost 11 months, sufficiant time for everything to settle.
You paid a fortune, you should insist with the doctor it has to be fixed for free.He should have done a better job from the start, not every one has to go for corrections...I know Farz did but not others, so tell him my doctor is doing it for free and he is in Newport, so he should too, its only right...
I hope he agrees and make good on his work.
Please let me know how things develope.
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i know he won't charge me - we've talked about that already. i just think he doesn't want to put me through another surgery. he suggested i do another procedure to make the surgery time worthwhile but i don't want anything else done....or should i say, i can't afford anything else! i'd love to get rid of mhy saggy chin!
good luck with your procedure. email me next time you come down to his office and we can have lunch again!
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Hi Daffy
how ae you doing? Are you happy with your results now? Don't come on here as often as before.
hope you are happy with the laser treatment.
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china
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hi china
i don't go on here anymore either, but thought i'd post an update.
i wasn't impressed with the laser treatment. they say it takes a few treatments but i don't want to pay $300 per treatment just to see if it works!
I'm seeing the doctor this week to talk about maybe going in for a little lipo on the tummy to smooth it all out.
i'm ready for this to be behind me. i still feel like my weight is a struggle. i lost 10 pounds right away and now i go up and down 2 pounds - can't lose any more weight without serious diet and exercise..yuck!
how are you? how many bikinis do you have?
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Hi Daffy
love the new pic of you on the beach. You look great. Yes I am in same boat as you, 2lb up then 2lb down. starting serious diet this morning. I have been going to the gym 3-4 times a week but can't see any great results from that! Hoping that lipo later in year sorts out the puccy bits on tummy.
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Hey Daffy! I had a couple of areas that were sagging so my PS did a little lipo and it helped quite a bit. My biggest problem is on the side where I had my old scar - she did a great job but that side will always sag a little more. Even so, I wore a bikini top in Cancun :) Thankfully revisions are a piece of cake compared to what we've already been through!
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I think you got a great result! You look beautiful! I work in a PS office and it's normal for complications to take up to a year to resolve. But in the meantime, you look rockin!
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Hi Daffy
Just read your update about the laser treatment & "lumpy bits" Good luck. I hope it all goes well.
I saw my ps last month & he was happy with my progress so far. I asked him about my "puffy" bits above & below my belly button. I did not have lipo on those areas & he says that I have slightly more "surface fat' there than on the sides. My tummy at the side bits is perfect. so he is going to lipo the middle bits in Dec. He says by then everything will have settled down well & I should be at my final target weight & it will be easy to see what has to be done. Only going to have to pay for hospital.

I also thought that it might be a seroma so was glad to hear that it is nothing to worry about & a quick visit will tidy it up. will put up some new pics at weekend also.
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Hi Daffy,
Don't have much time because we are heading out to the movies but I was looking at updates. I just realized you could get them sent to you immediately not just once a week.

Sorry to hear about the seroma and the revisions. I am doing well. My last class is tomorrow night and I plan on getting my butt in a regular exercise routine in the next week or two. I should be able to check in more with everyone soon. June will be 6 months for me so if I can get exercising here hopefully my results will be looking fabulous and I will put in 6 month pics. I need to get my ab muscles tightened can't wait to be able to actually see results rathar than the flab hiding the results.
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Oh NO!! I am sorry to hear of the late forming seroma. I wish you all the best and please keep us updated on how all that goes. You look fabulous too by the way! :) Good luck!
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Thanks. I don't think it was late forming. I think we just discovered it when the swelling went way down. I had pain in that area from the first week but my PS thought it was tightened muscle rubbing on a rib. Now we know!

I saw your photos....you look great too!
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You look amazing!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats
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Thanks. I do have some saggy spots that my PS will be working on in a few months. As the swelling goes down, the skin changes. But I am thrilled to have my old body back!
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Love the blue bikini. I missed that last night. You are still looking great despite no exercise. I have a PS appt Monday hopefully I won't be up to high when I get there glad he doesn't weigh me. Went out tonight should have stayed in and studied and exercised. Tired of missing out so I have been doing other things instead of school. This weekend have to study but if it is nice I am going out walking maybe a run but I stink at running. My legs hurt today from the mile I did yesterday. So different to go out and do that compared to the treadmill
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Hi Baby
I think it's good you're willing to take extra time away from school. A little longer won't hurt you...just dont quit!!

My eating habits are crazy. I lose a few pounds when I'm good, then I think I can cheat and eat ice cream and then the few pounds are back! But I don't ket it go more than a couple days. I do not want to throw away all this great progress.

I have noticed that the swelling is still going down. Every time I think "this is it" with the final look, a few weeks later things look different. I am starting to see a waistline again! I saw my PS today and he said he took a lot of fat from my flanks so that area was very swollen. It's good to see the doc now and then to get reassurance that things are going fine.

But I did heavy house cleaning the other day and ended up with serious strain in my abs and a pocket of fluid formed. Now he wants to watch it and maybe drain it. I am 3 - 1/2 months out and still these things are popping up. Just shows you how this process changes over the months.

I also have a bit of sagging along one end of my incision line so he will probably have to go in and do a little lipo and tighten the skin more. He suggested we do it when I go in for my "next procedure!". He is pushing some lower face work (saggy chin) and eye lid lift!?!?! I don't have any more money for that! Boy this plastic surgery is quite a business!

Have a good weekend and enjoy your kids . Someday we will all meet up- when life gives us a minute to breathe.
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I am awful on the exercise thing too. I have been a little better the last two weeks. I am also not down in pounds but everything fits much better and I am down a size. Hopefully I get back to more regular exercise and my eating habits are good/bad depends on day. I have decided to only take one class at a time. Will finish in fall of next year instead of spring. looking forward to making more time for me. Too much money on this bod to screw it up.
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wowza . . . you look absolutely amazing!
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Thanks!
I saw my PS today and will probably do a few touch ups in the summer. A few sags now that there's less swelling, but I'm thrilled.
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My mom's birthday party was emotional and amazing. She was so happy. the trip was great.
Would you like to meet up Monday again, since I will be there? maybe Beachgal can come too. I am not sure if after this appointment I have to wait forthe 6 months time. I have not lost pounds I am the same as prior to surgery.not sure why. maybe because I was small and not too heavy to start with? Anyway let me know about MOnday and if you can't, I will stay in touch for next time.
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Sorry I missed your note about lunch Monday....couldn't have made it anyway. I had to work. When will you be back down? We can try to make a plan with Beachgal. I was at my doc today and saw her for a bit. She looks fab!
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when is it okay to start exercising? I would like to start Zumba classes when I am better. I would like the rest of my body to match my stomach. Cellulite can be brutal on the butt and legs. LOL.
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