Tummy Tuck and Lipo = Life Changing - Boston, MA
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My TT and lipo procedure is a week from today and...
- 15 Apr 2013
- 6 days pre
My TT and lipo procedure is a week from today and I can finally say I'm getting nervous - can't tell whether it's panic nervous or just nervous excitement. I really cannot wait to be on the recovery side of surgery even though I know that it will be a difficult road. After losing about 65lbs many years ago and not being able to get rid of the belly fat (If I drew a stick figure of myself I'd literally be stick arms and legs and a round center - my PS even said I had the legs of a marathon runner!), I was sick of letting my physical appearance be a hindrance in living my life.
I'm very introverted and self conscious, don't like going out, don't date, and I really feel that a lot of it has to do with my lack of confidence. I know that I'll never be perfect but I'm hoping that this surgery will be a jumping off point to a better version of myself, internally and externally.
I'm so glad I found this site so that I can read what everyone has to say. Whether or not I've ever commented on your posts, please know that I have been inspired and encouraged by your strength and courage in making the decision to have surgery and for going through the recovery process.
Wish me luck!
Just finalized the details for surgery - be there...
- 18 Apr 2013
- 4 days pre
Day 3 PO - pretty significant pain and swelling....
- 25 Apr 2013
- 3 days post
Added pics. Was scared to take the binder off but...
- 25 Apr 2013
- 3 days post
Day 7 post op - if you can survive the first week...
- 1 May 2013
- 9 days post
Tomorrow is 2 weeks post op and first day back to...
- 5 May 2013
- 13 days post
Had my 3 week follow up appointment today. Family...
- 13 May 2013
- 21 days post
Went shopping for the first time since surgery and was down about 3 pant sizes and one dress size (broad shoulders... what can you do! lol). I'm down a total of about 17 lbs (10-11 from surgery, rest from loss of appetite for first 2 weeks following surgery). So happy I made this decision. No regrets whatsoever - picked a great doctor and got a great result! Good luck to everyone out there taking this journey - it's truly amazing on the other side :)
Dr. Darrow and Helen are just fantastic. Excellent nurses in the surgery center for the overnight stay as well. Professional, courteous, and very easy to talk to. Super supportive before and after surgery. I can't say enough good things. I can say sincerely that Dr. Darrow has changed my life in more ways than I can count. Everyone has noticed a change in me and not just physically. So happy with the results, he did an absolutely fantastic job. I highly recommend Dr. Darrow if you want a highly capable, caring physician with excellent bedside manor and excellent support staff!!!