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Excited/Nervous! Abdomen First then 3 Months Later Will Do Flanks! - Dallas, TX
- posted 7 months ago
- updated 5 months ago
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- Cost: $1
- Dr. Nathan Long (Dallas, TX)
Height 5' 7 Weight 150lbs I was the smallest I...
- 22 Oct 2012
- 3 days pre
Height 5' 7 Weight 150lbs
I was the smallest I had ever been before I got pregnant weighing only 138. I was so happy with myself. I have always struggled with weight coming from a large family that did not encourage good eating habits nor did they encourage much physical activity. I am ready to not be self conscious and have my body match my personality. I want to fit into all the cute clothes I bought right before my pregnancy without having to be an acrobat to be able to make them button (lol!). I am going to have laser assisted tumescent liposuction so I will be awake for the whole procedure. I am a baby when it comes to needles and pain so this has me concerned.I will be doing 2 different procedure to ensure maximum results, healing and fat removal.
First procedure is October 26th!
So yesterday was Surgery (part 1) day! I was so...
- 27 Oct 2012
- 1 day post
The nurse then took me back. I was given an iv in case of emergency then two tiny injections on each hip. After than Dr Long began injecting the tumescent fluid. This part was uncomfortable at most (coming from a true weenie). I was awake and talking to the girls the whole time. I was then wrapped up tight in my garnets and they even showed my husband how to do it.
I was worried for nothing. The pain was very minimal even after the lidocaine wore off it was totally barable. I am pretty swollen today :( I will have my first follow up Monday and will update again then!
Today was my first follow up! :) they said...
- 29 Oct 2012
- 3 days post
I bought some Retin-A from the doctor which encourages the growth of new skin cells and will help reduce the appearance of any stretch marks I have. I am most excited about this! My stretch marks aren't bad but I notice them so I can not wait to see how this works! I will try to post pictures tonight :)
I am posting a new picture 4 days post op. I feel...
- 30 Oct 2012
- 4 days post
I had my one week post op Monday & lost 5 1/2...
- 7 Nov 2012
- 12 days post
Added a new picture. Like what I see from the...
- 8 Nov 2012
- 13 days post
Two weeks post op tomorrow.
I am a month out. Unfortunately I do not feel like...
- 25 Nov 2012
- 1 month post
Friday I had my flanks done. I want to start by...
- 16 Dec 2012
- 2 months post
I went in had the area drawn on, took Ativan and waited. When it was time for me to go back I did so just as nervous as the first time. This time I was going to have a few more holes than the first time. During the first procedure Dr Long was really good to let me know what he was doing (ie the biopsy punches). This time I was flipped and rotated a few times not knowing what was part we were at and my anxiety got the best of me. At one point it was EXTREMELY painful and I yelled "ouch!". I felt like doctor Long got frustrated with me as he stopped the surgery to let me "calm down" if it weren't for his nurses compassion I don't know what I would have done. Dr Long is a good doctor I just feel like this last surgery I wasn't the best patient. Kinda embarrassed to go back. Oh well.
My Doctor: Dr. Nathan Long
His before and after pictures were by far the best! He and his front desk girls are all such sweet, caring people! Can not wait to see my final result.