11 days post op- NEW PICS!- Ready to Begin the Rest of my Life After Weight Loss - Bryn Mawr, PA

I'm 22 years old and finally have control of my...

I'm 22 years old and finally have control of my life and weight. I started Jenny Craig my senior of high school at 239 lbs. by gained most of it back by the time I got to college. In the beginning of 2010 I was still 209 lbs. After nearly a decade of unhappiness, depression, and self-consciousness, enough was enough and I decided 2012 was going to be the year for me. I now weight around 145lbs., having lost around 50 lbs. since this January. This has left me with large amounts of extra skin, mostly around my abdomen. Working out and being healthy is now an engrained part of my lifestyle, yet no amount of exercise will get rid of this problem, so I've decided to get a tummy tuck.

I've worked so hard the past year or so, I feel like I deserve to see the results and my body doesn't reflect all my efforts right now. I'm so excited to start this process!

I've done tons of research and looked at before/after pictures, but I still wonder about a few things. I'm not sure if I'll need to get the muscle repair done since I've never been pregnant. And I also wonder how far the effects will reach as far as the loose skin on my upper torso...

I finally had my consultation/pre-op appointment...

I finally had my consultation/pre-op appointment today! My doctor was very helpful and knowledgeable, and seemed optimistic that my results would be good. He said the abdomen will get great results since I have little to no fat there, which was a huge surprise to my ears. I also decided to get a breast lift, so basically a Mommy Makeover (minus the Mommy). Surgery is officially happening and by this time next Tuesday hopefully I'll be recovered. 6 MORE DAYS!!!!!

P.S. My surgeon doesn't think he'll need to do any...

P.S. My surgeon doesn't think he'll need to do any muscle repair/tightening since I haven't had any kids. Happy to hear that and hope it'll make my recovery a little smoother!

Today my drains came out. Wow! What a weird...

Today my drains came out. Wow! What a weird feeling. Worst part is: after taking percosets for 5 days I now have the absolute worst constipation. I've been up since 2am, tried stool softeners, laxatives, and magnesium citrate. Still nothing...

But on a better note, everything is healing well. I absolutely love my new breasts and I'm optimistic my tummy tuck will improve as the swelling goes down.

Feeling pretty much back to normal now (9 dpo). Am...

Feeling pretty much back to normal now (9 dpo). Am able to go out with friends, walk around, completely off pain killers and meds. Still seeing a lot of swelling in my abdomen, especially the sides/hip area :( breasts look and feel great, haven't given me any problems except a little itchy at times. Next doctor appointment is next Friday to get my tape off and put on the scar strips!
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