Finally Going Through with It. :-D - Boyds, MD

Let's see, Last year in January I signed up on...

Let's see, Last year in January I signed up on this site and had planned to get the surgery in June, but to my husbands protest I actually began working out instead. You will see in the pictures the difference BUT NOW I am planning within the next month or two to get my surgery done. :-D
A little about me;
I'm a 24 year old married woman, I run a company during the week and I am a dancer part time at nights on the weekends. I have a lot of pressure on me for not only my looks but just life in general and after High School when I stopped playing sports I got a decent amount bigger. I guess I can say that literally until I just looked through the pics I took last year before I wanted to get this surgery I did NOT realize how much of a difference in my body I had made by doing a little bit of working out and eating better... but now I see it since it smacked me in the face through the pictures.
Anyway no more rambling, I'm going in for my consult at the end of this month when my surgeon is near me since he is about 45 minutes away in another office till towards the end of the month.
What I am planning to get;
My upper back where the small indent/roll of fat is.
My hips/flanks (I think they call them)
Abs- upper/lower
And I am debating my inner thighs, I am just not totally sure about this.

Well, I am scheduled to go in for my final consult...

Well, I am scheduled to go in for my final consult on Monday 6/25/2012 and get the final pricing sooooo we will see what he says and see if I will schedule my date. :-D I'm excited and scared all at the same time.

WELL, on Monday I went in and got my final consult...

WELL, on Monday I went in and got my final consult. So I'm getting My abs, upper and lower, flanks and the bra line of my back.
The doc wants $5,000.00 for the surgery that I will have to split into two days.. I feel like this is going to be much worse than normal? He wants to keep me awake instead of putting me out so he can move me around and get my input so does anyone have any thoughts or hints to keep myself distracted?
Anyway, I am thinking to schedule in the middle of August once I get all of the money together for my time off. :-D

Well, I had my first surgery on Tuesday, my second...

Well, I had my first surgery on Tuesday, my second on Thursday and it was odd because I did the tummy first and that hurt soooo bad. My back and hips didn't really hurt at all. The doctor is awesome as always but I just wante to post up some pics I took quickly after a shower that I desperately needed.. :-D

So I'm two weeks post op today, I'll add pictures....

So I'm two weeks post op today, I'll add pictures. On Monday I found out Thant I had a seroma in my stomach , more specifically one on each side of my lower abdomen and the doc drained about sixty to a hundred ccs of stuff from me. He had me come back on Wednesday and drained about 160 more ccs from me but I don't seem to be swelling back up at all. He wants me to come back Saturday, he's keeping on top of it which I like though he also had me stuff tube socks into my garment to tighten it around the abdomen. This has been making me sore, but seems to keep the fluid from coming back.
Anyway, all seems well though I'm just not sure where I should really be two weeks out and I am really hoping to be back to normal And back to work at a months time.

Sooooo I'm six weeks out, figured I would get on...

Sooooo I'm six weeks out, figured I would get on and upload some pics.
I am relatively through with pain but I am still in the process of breaking up scar tissue in my hips. This garment is now getting on my nerves so badly that I want to rip it off most of the time but it's okay, I'm leaving it on. Also, I am finally getting all the sensation back in my skin.
I am curious, has anyone that has had this done experienced up and down swelling? Some days I feel really skinny than others I feel like my stomach is swollen... I wonder if this is normal..?
Chevy Chase Plastic Surgeon

So far he has been great, I have to go back for another consultation since my body has changed so much and to make sure that the price is still the same.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Great pics, especially liked the uncensored ones!
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Hey there, thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. I've heard of people listening to music or even trying to read while they're awake, just to keep their mind off the task at hand.

Please do keep us updated on your progress!

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i have been seriously thinking of doing the same please keep me posted and best of luck to you! You could be my inspiration!

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