TT & Lipo Dec 16th 2011

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Loose skin

OMG all set for Dec. 16th 2011 I can't believe it...

OMG all set for Dec. 16th 2011 I can't believe it so, so excited...I have been praying for this for such a long time, and now it is really going to happen, thank you "My Sweet Lord" I pray for the strength and courage for myself and my PS and all his assistant who will be helping me through this..

So today I went to drop off paper work to have all...

So today I went to drop off paper work to have all my blood work and EKG done, have to rise up early tomorrow to get started, then on Wed. I meet with my PS

Ok so 10 more days...can't wait, praying that all...

Ok so 10 more days...can't wait, praying that all goes well, doing blood work tomorrow..

Ok so tomorrow I meet with my PS just to go over...

Ok so tomorrow I meet with my PS just to go over things, I did my blood work today, so I am getting closer to the big day. Praying and hoping everything goes well..

My big day is almost here, I have been praying and...

My big day is almost here, I have been praying and I must say I feel so Bless, I am able to be calm.

Two more days!

Two more days!

Just a few more hours..ladies I will keep you...

Just a few more hours..ladies I will keep you updated, Please say a Pray for me...thanks!

Well ladies just to update you, my surgery was...

Well ladies just to update you, my surgery was yesterday, and remember I was going to do it under "local" well I must report to you everything went well...Thank God..I will post new pics as soon as I can. Last night was a bit difficult, but you know what nothing I can't deal with, taking my meds and praying a lot, getting up ever 30 min or so for short walks, form one bedroom to the next, don't want to do the stairs.

13 days and counting, doing a little better today,...

13 days and counting, doing a little better today, but this pain on one side of my stomach is driving me crazy. I don't know why my "private part" looks so fat..my hubby say he likes it LOL I tap on it and it jiggles, any one else has this?

TWO WEEKS TODAY....CELEBRATION..Feeling good, just...

TWO WEEKS TODAY....CELEBRATION..Feeling good, just very, very tired

Why is my incision flat on one side and bumpy on...

Why is my incision flat on one side and bumpy on the other? I will be 3 weeks PO tomorrow does anyone else have this issue?

Why am I still so swollen, and weigh the same as...

Why am I still so swollen, and weigh the same as the day I had my surgery, OMG it is three weeks already...

Well today is a milestone, thank you God, and all...

Well today is a milestone, thank you God, and all my TT ladies, I am doing fine, and hope everyone else is doing good...Have a great weekend

I have to say this process is so up and down, but...

I have to say this process is so up and down, but we have to hang in there, once you get it done there is no turning back so I try to look forward, to keep my "sanity" or I will go crazy, today is exactly my one month anniversary, and I am looking toward the future of "healing" completely. Tried on a new garment last night, that felt a little snug, OMG what a devasting effect it had on me, did not sleep last from pain. I guess I will stick to my old binder...

Why am I in so much pain today? I thought it was...

Why am I in so much pain today? I thought it was suppose to get better, today is exactly one month, I don't understand, is there anyone else who experience this, Please share..thanks

Well just to update, I am cleared to get on the...

Well just to update, I am cleared to get on the thread mill, no yoga yet. I think I will wait until tomorrow and do a little. On both side of my incesion has this little nagging piece of thread that is sharp, he tried to remove but could not, he said it will eventually desolve, so we would see, it just bothers me when I lie on it other than that everything is good..THANK YOU MY LORD!

What a day, so swoolen, and to top it off had a...

What a day, so swoolen, and to top it off had a broken tooth and had to get a root canal, thank God my PS cleared me to go ahead, hanging hanging in there! Never a dull moment for us Moms

Can't believe it has been five weeks already,...

Can't believe it has been five weeks already, doing so much better, swelling have gone down a lot, and seeing results, I got the ok to get on the treadmill but don't think I am ready, maybe over the weekend, will keep you guys posted, have a great weekend my TT friends, and happy healing

Ok so today I went on the thread mill for 7 min.....

Ok so today I went on the thread mill for 7 min...whoooo!

Well now that I have passed my six weeks period, I...

Well now that I have passed my six weeks period, I am feeling much better, moving around better, and would love to go back to yoga, but have to meet with my PS in two weeks to get the OK..I have been going up and down the stairs a few times to build my heart rate, just to stay on track, because the last time I got on the tread mill, I started to hurt, "don't know why"

I can't believe today marks my 8 weeks since my...

I can't believe today marks my 8 weeks since my surgery, so happy that I did this...I am still swollen and having the "pins and needles" tingling, hoping after I see my PS next week he ok's me for Yoga, I have been doing a lot of walking up and down the stairs, and sometimes on the treadmill, but still getting very tired fast. Will put new pics up soon...Here is hoping everyone is doing good..

Well I had my 3 months visit with my PS he is very...

Well I had my 3 months visit with my PS he is very impress, and took pictures. I finally ask him about the lipo he did and to my amazement he only did it on my upper tummy, I recall he saying before that he was going to take care of my "flanks" to, but you know what I will not argue with him. Any way I ask him if he would suggest I get lipo on my back and flanks he said yes, and also ask about my legs (inner and outer) he said yes and guess how much, as much as I paid to do my TT OMG I can't believe this, I am holding out for now, who has that kinda of money right now. Any way I am slowly getting back to my normal life style and don't want to be "recuping" again so soon, it feels so good to go back to doing my Yoga, but I still have to take it easy, I am on the treadmill now for 25 min OMG I am so thankful for every day and feel so bless for coming such a long way and feel so good, so to all my TT friends out there do not get depress, you will get through this

Wow today I am in so much pain, I never think...

Wow today I am in so much pain, I never think after 3+ months I could be in pain, but you never know, I walked yesterday with my church "stations of the cross" I never think this would affect me, I have been doing 15 min on the thread mill so I thought I would be prepared for this hour and half walk, but wow, any way I am massaging and taking aleve to help. I am wondering if any of my TT sisters are still having pain after this period of time....

I am almost 1 year PO and would like so much to...

I am almost 1 year PO and would like so much to get Lipo on my inner and outer tight, also looking at my back, so far I have seen about 5 different PS, unbelievable how much different each one is on their fee and consultation. Some of them says I need a thigh lift (medial) and other said no. Makes me confuse and concern at the same time. Well I am still searching, anyone have any ideas on a PS for this condition...Thanks ladies I am so thankful for this site, I have come a long way...I will be putting up some new photos soon.

Going for Lipo on my inner and outer thigh, abs,...

Going for Lipo on my inner and outer thigh, abs, mons and Flanks I am going to Dr. Arnold Breitbart. I met with him twice and I am so comfortable with him. I am set to get it done on Dec. 12th I am going to put some new pics up soon. Pray for me my Real self friends...thanks
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

I did not review on the follow up because I have not done the follow up yet. I am telling you Dr. Diktaban is quite a gentleman and a very intellegent on to, he saw me on the day after Thanksgiving, my husband went with me, and the way he approach me and my husband, I thought we had known his for a long time, even though this was our very first visit, he answered all our questions, and even though this was a free consultation, he examine me throughly and explained everything to me like no other PS ever did, he ask a question that no other PS did, he ask if I ever had surgery and I said no, he said do you have all your "wisdom" teeth, I said no, so he said that is surgery, I never would have thought.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 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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Keeping you I. Prayer your tt is amazing I know you still hate the stretch marks but trust when I say you look fantastic!!!
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Going for Lipo on my inner and outer thigh, abs, mons and Flanks I am going to Dr. Arnold Breitbart. I met with him twice and I am so comfortable with him. I am set to get it done on Dec. 12th I am going to put some new pics up soon. Pray for me my Real self friends...thanks
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Hey girl!! You look really good at 14 weeks can you post some pictures now that you are a year out please!!!
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Hey Degee, I know that can be very confusing. Whose the majority in telling you what surgery best suite you? I think I would start with that and just continue your search until you feel confident in who you chose. Send me a private note when you get a chance.
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Your scar looks great , what have you been using on it ?
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Your results look amazing. How are you feeling now about having done it now. I have an consult with him and like you have never had any major surgery besides having a tooth pulled. I'm so nervous any advice? Keep up the progress
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U look amazing...I love ur new flat tummy!!!!!
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Happy 3 month anniversary! :) I hit my 3 month mark on Monday. You look great, degee - the scar looks flat!!
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thanks Maumee, congrats on you anniversary on Monday, the scar is flat but still have a long way to go, thank God it is healed nicely.
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Hey I just saw you posted about a piece of thread. I have a small piece on my BA incision and it is driving me bonkers. IT kind of is annoying hurt. So did it eventually dissolve. I don't go back to the dr until next week but I am asking him about it.
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Yes Megan it eventually dissolve, I know it was driving me crazy, but hang in there it will dissolve it he used the "dissolving" stitches
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I had the same thing on my breast incision - where the vertical and horizontal scar met. It took a couple of weeks for it to close up, and before it did oozed some. PS had me wash it well, put neosporin on it, and a piece of gauze taped over it to keep it dry. The pokey string softens over a few days until the skin finally scabs over it.
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hi Degee, have not heard from you. How are you.
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Hey girlie how are u
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Looking good Degee!!! I am 6 months post op and now 5 weeks post op from my breast lift/reduction/lipo. Time flies when you are recovering!!! Glad all is going well for you.
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Hi Degee. I'm glad to hear you are stepping over the milestones. Keep it coming.:)
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Thanks Brookhaven how are you doing, hope all is well!
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OMG, Degee! Where's that scar? It's already disappearing!
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Thanks kathe! I'm getting there girl...
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You are coming along fine. Before you know it you are going to have to think opt your post opt time:) Keep on healing girl. You are coming along fine.
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Hi Degee - what a difference a week makes! you can see how much your swelling has gone down from your 23 day po pics to your 1 month!! Your scar looks amazing!! How have you gotten it so faded and flat?? Mine is puckering big time.
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Degee - were you exhausted after the 7 minutes?
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Not really exhausted, but I felt my stomach "pulling" or "tingling" not sure, so I decided not to push it, my PS told me about two weeks ago I can get on the tread mill but I was not feeling like it so I waited. How are you?
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It's probably good that you're listening to your body.

I'm doing good. Trying to get ready for the TT. Hoping I have everything in place by the time the day arrives! :)
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I think we have to listen to our bodies, even thought we share our experiences, we are all different as far as healing goes. You will never be 100 percent ready getting everything in place, so don't drive yourself crazy, just relax and and you will do great! I am doing good, thinking about going to NJ to visit my daughter and grands, just wondering if I should make the long drive, hate the traffic on the bridges...
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