Almost two year post op-New pics

I am 38 years old. I had two kids as a teenager...

I am 38 years old. I had two kids as a teenager and then had another 19 months ago. My body didn't spring back this time.

I'm nervous and excited at the same time.

I will post my before pictures soon.

Ok, I'm 1 week from my surgery. I have been on...

Ok, I'm 1 week from my surgery. I have been on my vitamin regimen for 1 week now. What I'm looking forward to the most is not having to wear a tight tank top under my shirt to keep the jigglies hidden. I'm also hoping the Slim Lipo will have some affect on my love handle stretch marks, obviously the lipo itself will make them less stretched but I hope the skin tightening will help give them a diminished appearance.

I ordered two new swimsuits from Victoria Secret. Woohoo!!

Posting up my before pics. fyi, my butt pic is because I'm having lipo done on my love handles, inner and outer thighs and right above my knees that the Dr. so graciously pointed out I have some fat. :)

Tomorrow is my day!!!! Surgical Center called...

Tomorrow is my day!!!! Surgical Center called with my check in time. I was scheduled for 1:00pm and she told me I had to be there at 6:30am!! My time changed to 8:00am. Now I'm all kinds of nervous. Hope I can sleep tonight. I want to get more before pictures, too, not sure why. OMG...I feel like I could throw up right now.

Can't sleep!!!

Can't sleep!!!

I'm two days post op, tender and sore but loving...

I'm two days post op, tender and sore but loving my new tummy. It's hard to tell what the lipo looks like because I do have swelling. I'll have to be patient. Get my drain tube out next Tuesday. So far I'm thrilled with the results.

My drain tube is leaking, well actually, my body...

My drain tube is leaking, well actually, my body is leaking at the point of drain tube entry. Going to the Dr. Hope they pull it out and not shove it back in.

Photo Update

Husband Quote of the Week - "Your stomach looks...

Husband Quote of the Week - "Your stomach looks 200% better" Gee thanks!! Are you trying to tell me I looked super gross before??

I am almost 2 months post op and have so much...

I am almost 2 months post op and have so much swelling. Is this normal? My 10 day post op pics look alot better than I do now. Any advice?

So, I'm 9 months post op. I have a round stomach....

So, I'm 9 months post op. I have a round stomach. I look 4 mos pregnant and getting a feeling this is my end result. Which I am not happy about. Getting some revision lipo and scar removal done on my abdomen area in April, which by the way does cost more. I have huge muffin top love handles, but I've been told he can't do that in the office and I didn't even have them done in the first place, which I'm really pissed about. I know it was part of my original plan and my quote. I look nothing like my post op pics. I will get new pics up soon.
Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

This whole process from beginning to end went very fast. I saw Dr on my consult day, a few minutes before surgery and a few minutes at post op. He did an awesome job. I feel like I didnt see enough of him though, not sure why. However, with a capital H, his staff is amazing. They more than make up for it. I highly recommend Dr. Bengston and his staff.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 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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Your pics looked great in the post ops. But you should really get a 2nd opinion, a Doctor should never be "quick". Great beauty takes time...and most importantly experience. I am considering lipo and will go to the the same doctor that did my breast aug. I hope everything works out for you! It's your body and your money-don't settle!
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You look awesome! Congrats:)
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U look amazing!!!
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You look great!!! Congrats!!!!
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You look beautiful!  Thanks for posting pictures!
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You look great!!! How does your scar look after 2 years? Love your pictures and would love to see more.
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Damn.... Feel for you, hope your revision goes well :-(
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There was someone else on here that this happened to. I wish I could remember who. Her dr said that it s just the way her muscles were. Drs can tighten our muscles but there is no guarantee how they will respond and how the will relax. Some people's muscles relax looser then others. I do think that the dr said he was going to do something former but I can't remember what. Give me some time and I will see if I can find her and maybe you could talk to her and compare stories. Maybe that would be helpful. I feel so bad that you are not pleased with the outcome. It sucks to go through so much and the. Be disappointed :-(
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Please post pics when you can. I was really wanting to see a scar at one year maturation. Sorry you are disappointed! I wonder what happened?!?!?!
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Oh my gosh I am sorry this has happened.  Do post the pictures.

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Wow, this seems odd. Does he have an explanation? Do post pix so we can check them out. So sorry this happened to you.
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Please post some new pics so we can see your final result that you are upset about. What did your doc say about the roundness returning? I am so sorry you are not happy. Please keep us posted on what happens.
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WOW! you look great!
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Your doc did amazing!! you look wonderful
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Wow! You look awesome! Congrats on your new body!
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Thanks, I do love it, but really ready for this swelling to be gone.
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Check you out girl!!! TINY little waist, flat tummy, you have to be thrilled!
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You look so good!!!
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Ok I will also so you could see mines and see if they look almost the same!! Thanks for the info.
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he basiclly said ~ sometimes it has to do with stretch marks, and the fact that they can be hard to smooth out and scar tissue forms/
he said if its not flat within 4 months he will be more than happy to fix it...
i will post a picture tonight so you can see exactly what i am talking about .
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Wow just read it post ... We went In the same day :) and let me tell u ... I'm having the exact issue with the swelling right above my incision area.. It's still very swollen and somewhat lumpy ...
Have u talked to ur doc about it yt??
I go tomorrow ... I'm curious to see what he says.
Either way it pics look awesome ... U are really recovering good :)

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I meant - just read ur blog/post/ update
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I got tomorrow for my checkup. I have a lump too. Let me know what you're Dr says about it.
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Hello I have read your comment and I have the same concerns. I have it also! It's swollen on both side right above the end of the incision! They have went down some but I can't imagine it being completely flat! Could you guys please let me no what they said. I go back to my PS in two wks but I can't wait that long to get and idea of what that could be...
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You look awesome! Your doctor did really nice work! You look fabulous !!! 10 days out wow! Poolside ready =) Congrats!
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