9 Months post op!!!! Loving my results way different from beginning middle and now it is well worth every penny that I spent ;)

I have always struggled with my weight my entire...

i have always struggled with my weight my entire life even before i had 3 gorgeous kids i had a fat belly. this time last year i weighed around 10 or so and in a size 12 i am down to 140 and down to a size 8 at times that is tight i have always gone up and down like a yoyo but can never seem to lose the belly no matter how hard i work out so i have waited for my children to grow up and decided it is time for me to do something that i have always wanted to do i worked hard for this and i can't wait for the big day to get here.

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I am having lipo of the full abdomen, breast augmentation, lipo of the inner thighs and a full tummy tuck I am so excited I have been preparing and buying everything that I will need for after surgery got all my pain meds bought some scar cream just want to be fully prepared for my recovery.
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I hear you! Mines not until oct 29th- and I already have lists made. I am having full tummy tuck, lipo of the stomach, live handles and back. Plus a breast lift and augmentation. Do you know anything about cleaning the incision? I can't find anything od real substance on it.
What are you getting done? Tummy tuck?
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OMG I only have 12 days left it is flying by I am...

OMG I only have 12 days left it is flying by I am trying to keep myself busy so I don't go stir crazy thinking about it. LOL. I think I have everything that I need for afterwards I have extra gauze pads and dressing I bought the product scarprin to help my scar heal faster. I filled my pain meds already and I am going this week to stock up on some good things to eat for afterwards to make it easier on everyone in my house. If there is anything else that anyone can think of that I may need please feel free to comment I am just so excited that it is finally almost here.

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That's what I am hoping for a big change. I have been joking with my husband the last couple of days saying that the playground will be closing soon for awhile. He is so understanding and supportive I don't know what I would do without him by my side. Is there anything I should be doing to prepare for the surgery should I be taking arnica or anything like that??
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I know how you feel, I was so horrified when I posted my pics from before as well but as soon as you start posting you new pics you will constantly go back to compare them. I was also so excited and that is all I talked about from the beginning until the day of the surgery. Now I can't stop looking in the mirror. I am only 4? (can't remember exactly) days PO and I am still getting smaller every week. You are right about the remodel comment, my husband says that I have changed so much since the surgery. My confidence level is higher than it has ever been and I have a constant smile on my face. I had some friends that didn't know what I did and when they seen me out they couldn't believe the difference. Not only do I look better physically but I am a lot happier and they say it shows. Time will fly by and your day is going to be here sooner than you think.
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Thanks ckay75 I appreciate the help I plan on reading the fifty shades of grey books I downloaded them on my kindle fire weeks ago but have been holding out on reading them until after my surgery. Funny that you mention a chair that's exactly what i said to my husband is that we need to get some kind of chair for the shower Lol. I can't wait for my big day to arrive I can't stop thinking about it or talking about it to my girlfriends at work I am ready for my new body to be here. Wow I just looked up at my pictures and I can't even believe I posted those pics they are awful can't wait for the new and improved me or as I have been saying at work my store is going thru a remodel and I said my body will be going thru a remodel as well. :)
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Okay so it is now the final countdown 10 days left...

okay so it is now the final countdown 10 days left and counting Wow it is really flying by getting more anxious and excited by the day. I am so ready bring it on.

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Woohoo!!!! I am so excited for you. Only 10 days.
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I have seen on here that a lot do take arnica however I did not. I highly recommend asking your PS if you should or can take anything ahead of time, mine did not recommend anything. I do recommend eating healthy ahead of time if you are not already doing so and go ahead and start drinking lots of water to help with cleansing your body out. Some people recommend about a week before your date doing a detox. My PS said I should not take anything herbal for at least 3 days before my surgery until further notice. I do recommend having plenty of tylenol and ibuprofen on hand for after you go off your pain meds, not that there is a lot of pain just discomfort. The lipo is the worst part but it is tolerable, the TT surgery it self is practically no pain at all. Your comment about the playground being closed is so cute. LOL My PS had told me 3 weeks but my husband and I waited until 5 1/2 weeks because of the tightness and the discomfort from the lipo areas. Having a understanding spouse is such an important part of your recovery. You are gonna have good days where it's almost like you are completely healed and then the next can be like you just came home from the surgery. My husband had a hard time adjusting to the quick changes, he figured if I was doing good one day the next would be the same or better. It does not work like that. Has your husband been on this site looking with you? I do recommend that any husband read a few of our stories on here so they can understand what the process and recovery is like. My husband understands now but that was only after I read him a few of the others stories.
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Only nine days left oh my goodness I just want it...

Only nine days left oh my goodness I just want it to be here already. Went shopping at Victoria's secret today bought some new panties I sooo love that store. Can't wait for my tt so everything will look so much better on me. Well nothing new to update for now. Unless someone can move the calendar ahead 9 days. Lol.

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I'm 27 days out and can't wait either. I wish my surgery was sooner. The waiting and anticipation can be difficult at times. I'm so glad that I have a million things to do and many distractions between now and my surgery date. I've thought about doing some shopping like you did, but I think it would be rewarding to go after my tt. Good luck to you, your big day will be here before you know it.
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Thanks ladies I work the next 9 days straight so hopefully that will make the days seem like they are going by quicker although i would rather be at hoe getting things done around here LOL. Then again who wouldn't want to stay home versus going to work I look out at my pool and think why must I go to work today when I could be sleeping on my float in the pool :) anyhow I will keep reading everyone's progress and hopefully june 14th will be here before i know it. I appreciate all of the support from you ladies it means the world to me and all the information is so very helpful.
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good luck!!!
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So only 1 more hour and i have 5 days left before...

So only 1 more hour and i have 5 days left before my surgery date is here. Getting a little nervous and anxious I guess not really sure how to explain it I am feeling a little bit of everything right now. I do know I simply can not wait for the new me to get here just hope my husband survives taking care of me and these two spoiled dogs of ours LOL.

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Woohoo your surgery is soon!
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I know I can hardly wait I can't wait to be on the flat side with all the others. :)

Only 3 more days left my mind is going a million...

Only 3 more days left my mind is going a million miles a minute can't sleep can't think when I'm at work starting to get a little nervous.

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I am excited for you can't wait to here your followup with post procedure! Good luck and congrats!
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It will all be fine- but I totally get your nerves! I will be thinking of you on your surgery date and the days leading up to it!
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Ok ladies my big day is tomorrow my stomach has...

Ok ladies my big day is tomorrow my stomach has been doing cartwheels all morning I am so ecstatic and can't wait to do this and see my results this has been a long time coming and I am so glad I have my husband by my side he is more nervous then I am but he is so sweet and I know he will do his very best to take care of me over the next week or so. I will definitely keep everyone updated and I will post post-op pics after my surgery feeling anxious about how my results will turn out but I have seen some really amazing results on this site and I am hoping I have the same results.

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Thinking of you!
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Hope you are doing well been thinking of you all day!
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happy healing
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Sorry I haven't posted before now my surgery was...

Sorry I haven't posted before now my surgery was Thursday and I'm not gonna lie the first day after surgery was very painful it is def a lot better todayy belly is totally flat and the boobies are looking good I will post pics as soon as I can feels better to leave compression garment on right now thanks for everyone's kind words on Thursday

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Hope you are in less pain.... Heal quickly! Thinking of you.
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Sorry for not updating sooner i am officially one...

Sorry for not updating sooner i am officially one week post-op today and feel pretty darn good I just hate the swelling I wish it was gone where I had lipo done on my bra roll is super swollen it looks fatter then it did before. I had my drains taken out on day 6 Yaayyy. if anyone can give me any insight to let me know how long it takes for the tummy tuck swelling to go down that would be great I am very happy they took a liter of fat out of me gross and 6 inches across my stomach out. Would love comments on the pics please.

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thanks ladies it was. my husband even bought me a new outfit but i refuse to buy any new shorts or pants for awhile just because i'm hoping to be in smaller sizes in a few months. my bra roll is super swollen and bruised. I am gonna take pics on a weekly basis so i can track the changes hopefully in a few more weeks i will see my belly getting flatter and flatter and also my inner thighs crossing fingers LOL
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I think you will you are only a week post op. you look good now I can't imagine what you will look like in a few months
You are looking good at 7 days post op! Woo hoo!
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Well I am finally 3 weeks post op and I am loving...

well I am finally 3 weeks post op and I am loving it my measurements are getting smaller everyday i just ordered another garment in a size smaller loving life and my new body :) was worth every penny.

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well ladies I am 3 weeks post op well almost in two days i will be 3 weeks post op went back to work this week. It really sucked at first but I missed all my friends and i loved all the compliments that i got.
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Well i am 4 weeks post op tomorrow It has been...

Well i am 4 weeks post op tomorrow It has been amazing putting on clothes that i look good in now i love it :) In my latest pics I am wearing a new two piece from vs I need to start working out so I can start defining my stomach even more and lose this excess weight i have a have lost about 5 pounds since my surgery but ready to lose more. still have major swelling right above my scar a little pouch almost can't wait till that is totally gone it drives me bananas. Overall if anyone is having doubts about doing this don't it was worth every single penny.

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How are you doing?
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You look amazing!
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Thanks blonde in blufton it's getting better and better each week not gonna lie though I hate the afternoon swelling. But my pant size is smaller but haven't bought any yet waiting until I don't have to wear this garment anymore before I buy new pants.

I have been doing really good I am going back...

I have been doing really good I am going back Friday to have some additional lipo on my abdomen hips and thighs he couldn't do it last time because of the length of time that I was in surgery I am looking forward to it he also has to do a capsulectomy on my left boob it is still rock hard so :( boo on that subject but at least my other areas will be taken care of I will post my six month post op pics soon have to hook up my camera first so wish me luck and hopefully this will be my last visit to my ps for awhile he also has to inject some steroids into a few of my scars as some of them are not healing as they should be

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Wow Friday!!! I just ask on my review wheb u were going. Goooood luck! Keep me updated:-)
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certainly will blonde yeah the doctor wanted to do it a month ago but i was way to busy at work to do it then so I scheduled a vacation to get it done i'm excited all over again I need my back to match my front now :)
I am excited for you:-)

Just got home from having touc up lipo on my hips...

Just got home from having touc up lipo on my hips abs and thighs and having a capsulectomy on my left boob everything went great just wish the bleeding would stop my garment is already covered in blood and I have a drain coming out of my left boob area hoping I stop bleeding by tomorrow so I can take some pictures and post them right now everything is way to messy. Well it's off to lala land I go just took my pain meds

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Please tell me how you feel with getting the additional lipo and down time. I have 5 months po and considering lip to hips and thighs in the spring. But with such a long haul with TT I am concerned. You look great, let us know how you are....
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I am doing ok mouse2012 not gonna lie the lipo to my hips hurts afterwards like crazy it hurts to sit down and pee but i am still able to get myself up and down without any help just a different kind of pain walking is okay though
Congrats missy. First off you look amazing and secondly it's nice to b able to get those touch ups done, I could not afford the lipo after I purchased my ticket to France. Lets see France ..... Lipo..... I would have rather got the Lipo!!! :-(. What is the down time for the lipo? I'm trying to figure out how to get it down before the summer. I will b In France 2 weeks so I don't have much time to take off
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So let me say the touch up lipo was def worth it I...

So let me say the touch up lipo was def worth it I have lost 6 1/2 inches and 3 pounds I am so excited about that I have been eating pineapples to help with the swelling and I guess it is working I feel much better today no pain meds today and I have been a cleaning fool Lol. So if anyone has any doubt about getting it done don't it is sooooo worth it my stomach is extremely tight and super flat I will be posting more pics soon t my one week mark so hopefully I can inspire someone who isn't feeng that great and to ,eat you know there is light at the end of the tunnel :)

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You look terrific!! :)
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Terry mom. How are you doing??? I still can't decide if I can handle more lipo???
Uncanny handle it mouse it is so worth it I am feeling great and didn't take any pain meds at all today I have been a cleaning fool today still a little tender to sit down on the toilet but other then that I am doing amazing i am so happy with the results

I am at 9 1/2 mos post op and loving life I have...

I am at 9 1/2 mos post op and loving life I have lost 10 1/2 pounds and I am down to a size 4 waiting for summer to hurry and get here tired of this cold weather I love bikini shopping now it is so much fun def worth everything that was spent to get the results I was looking for . I will post more pics again at my one year mark to hopefully see an even bigger change from now to then hope everyone is healing well and loving their results

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Terry looking good!!!! I can't wait to hang touch up lipo!! Wow ur tummy looks awesome!!
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Thanks blonde def a big difference after the touch up lipo I finally love my body now. I can feel my ab muscles everytime I work out makes it all worth it for me anyways Lol
Wow! You are so flat, and your results are truly fabulous! I can see a big diff in the pics pre and post lipo. I'm glad you feel it was worth it! Can't wait to see your one year pics :)
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One year post op from my mommy makeover and I am so totally happy with my results!!!

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You look amazing!!! I'm almost 6 months and i'm also noticing i'm looking square. I don't get it because i looked better at 3 months. My docter did tell me that at 8 months he will also do touch up lipo if i'm not happy. I'm want to see if working out will help before i go through with the lipo. I can't wait to see what i will look like at 1 year. I hope i'm as happy as you!
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Love the sun that's just your body going thru the phases of healing it is so weird how it all works though I don't regret getting the touch up lipo my stomach is solid now and I love walking around with just a bikini top on now I feel so confident
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