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MR< TT, with Lipo Flanks, Back and Bra, Arm Lift, Possible Hernia Repair - Encino, CA

I had gastric bypass surgery in 2001 and lost over...

I had gastric bypass surgery in 2001 and lost over 100 pounds. In 2005 I had a breast reduction and lift which went well, but left ugly and painful dog ear scars that I will finally have removed. I also had a circumferential tummy tuck that removed 15 pounds of skin and fat overhanging my hips and stomach. I lost 40 more pounds last year and have exercised, but never regained a waist. It is difficult to wear pants, and now painful to lift all my grandkids that I watch. I have diastis recti and a possible hernia to repair, and will receive a high-tension tummy tuck and lipo to repair and re-contour me, and an arm lift because I cannot get that loose skin (very depressing) to go either. I feel like this will finally complete the work I have been doing to be fit and strong and feel good about myself again.

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Hey Girlie welcome to the community.  You are getting the works done...good for you!!!  This will finish your long journey and it will be well deserved.  

Only a few more days and you will be on the recovery side one again.  So excited for you.

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I am driving myself and my doctor's office crazy!...

I am driving myself and my doctor's office crazy! I had to waste my flight out ticket because I had not been scheduled for a pre-op appointment in advance, and now I will probably lose the return flight as well. I have been reading this site so much, and while it has been comforting and helping me to prepare in some ways, it's been scary in other ways. Really scared me about flying after. I was going to fly at two weeks, with compression socks, because i just can't afford more hotel and such, but now I am trying to extend it a bit for safety. I have changed from an airport that uses stairs to one that has level entry, and one 3 hour flight instead of two 2 hour flights with a small layover, and am increasing my stay to 18 days. I will be mostly alone, so I have rented a hospital bed and shower seat and toilet riser; and my husband will fly out to help for the first 3 days.

I start taking arnica this week, and senecot next week. I have been listening to relaxation tapes and a massage to help with anxiety, and did all sorts pf cleaning and prep at the dentist as well. I really wish I could have just done it when I scheduled it! Had to wait til school was out because i watch my grandbabies.

My doctor and his staff are just the best, but I feel guilty about the financial strain my loan will put on my family, but I can't imagine living like this for 30 more years! Yikes!

It's all set, so i guess i am just being whiny and scared. I did this once before, and wish I had finished everything then. Wish I had those years back, but excited to be heading for the flatside. The before and after pictures are amazing! I am imaging my long walks and zumba and kid wrangling being better than ever!

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Thanks! Your tips, humor and caring have been the best!

Thank you:)

I am here for you and you always know where to find me.

We are all stars and we deserve to twinkle. Marilyn Monroe

Do you know that Marilyn wore her sexiest dress of her career at a size 12? The studio execs were furious, but watch "Some Like It Hot" and be amazed! She was not dumb, or blonde, or damaged ... she was beautiful, talented, smart and vulnerable.

I want to send a message of love to all these ladies. You are golden, you are a gift. Just the way you are now .... and if you glow even brighter and dance with even more joy later, then hallelujah for that too!

Today we celebrated my littlest princess's birthday. She turned two! We had my three other grandbabies, 4 other grandmas, 3 mommas, a daddy and 3 more kids. Going down the waterslides with my son at 58, and feeling about 8, what joy!

Even with my batwings and budda belly, I was so happy to be a 12 instead of a 28. To be able to climb the stairs, to fit in the slide, to chase the babies, to laugh and play and forget about perfect. And to know even more fun is around the corner! I'm thinking of riding some roller coasters and doing a free fall before my surgery just to celebrate ...

A long time ago I was told my legs were too chubby to be a dancer (I was 7) and my little heart died a little.At 120 lbs and 37-23-35 I was informed I was too fat, not tan enough, not enough something and too much everything else. Then I married an sob who "punished me" for eating or not eating, talking or not talking, thinking or not thinking, and I was chastised for "being stupid" by those who knew. I gained weight and learned to live on the sidelines, to hide and apologize, to waste my life waiting to be worthy ....

We are worthy. We are lovable and loving. Be the gift that you are and be blessed!

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Girl! How are you? How did your surgery go?
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Dr, Younai is sympathetic, compassionate and an artist in body contouring. His office staff and his surgical center are wonderful. I traveled from Montana to California to have a consultation after seeing the before and after pictures on his website. I felt very cared about, and was excited to see his experience with former bariatric patients.

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