I FINALLY Did It & So Happy I Did!!

I went for my pre-op consultation today & I am...

I went for my pre-op consultation today & I am excited about getting my upper & lower abdomen liposuctioned! I'm to the point now where healthy eating habits & routine exercise are NO longer helping & I'm frustrated! :-(
After meeting w/ my surgeon today, he made me feel much better after he shared that my goals are VERY realistic & that he can, indeed, help me get rid of my 'extra baggage". Stay tuned for before & after pics. :-))

I'm 6 days away from the BIG day!! I'm excited,...

I'm 6 days away from the BIG day!! I'm excited, but afraid at the same time. I'm mostly afraid of the recovery stage. I hate pain and soreness, but it'll all be well worth it! I will display post-op pics as soon as possible. :))

3 MORE DAYS!!!! :-)

3 MORE DAYS!!!! :-)

2!!!!!!!!!!

2!!!!!!!!!!

1!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoooooo!!!!!!!!

1!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoooooo!!!!!!!!

Well, my surgery was a success, thank God! Just ...

Well, my surgery was a success, thank God!
Just a wee bit sore, but nothing Hydrocodone can't handle. My Mom & daughter dropped me off & picked me up after my surgery was done. They even waited w/ me until it was time to prep for surgery. I have an AWESOME mother & daughter. I love THEM SOOOO much! They have been SUPER supportive & my backbone through this. OAN: Dr. Sharma & his team are FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!!! Before my surgery, Dr. Sharma & his Patient Care Coordinator (Renee) not only reviewed & reexplained what all was going to be done during surgery with me, but they included my Mom in this informative conversation as well. The two other staff members who helped w/ my procedure were exceptional as well & very hospitable. Their generosity, professionalism, & genuine caring mannerisms made me feel great & my nervousness subsided. THANKS, SHAPE TEAM!! You are THEE best!!!!!! My tummy is swollen. I am TOO anxious to see it when the swelling leaves. Though I'm, swollen I can tell my tummy HAS gone down.
Post-Op pics shall be coming soon. Woohoooo!!!

Well, my surgery was a success, thank God!! My Mom...

Well, my surgery was a success, thank God!! My Mom & daughter dropped me off & picked me up once surgery was done. They even stayed w/ me until I was called back for surgery. They both gave me the biggest kisses. I LOVE mother & daughter SOOO much. They have truly been my backbone & extra supportive through this whole situation. OAN: Dr. Sharma & his team are AWESOME!! The Doc & his Patient Coordinator, Renee even took the time to explain with my Mom what exactly was going to be done during this procedure. I thought that was awfully nice. I'm a wee bit sore, but it's nothing that Hydrocodone can't handle. As I sat in the examining room, waiting to be escorted to the operating room, I was overly excited, but a little nervous. However, after speaking w/ Renee & the Doc, my nervousness subsided. I'm swollen & cannot wait until the swelling subsides so that I can see how much flatter it gets. Stay tuned. Post-op pics will be coming soon!
I FINALLY did it & I am SUPER happy! Woooohoooo!!!!

Day 2 Post-Op: I am feeling SO much better (it's...

Day 2 Post-Op: I am feeling SO much better (it's a little scary)! The soreness is almost completely gone & I only took one Hydrocodone yesterday. I can get up better & easier, compared to 2 days ago. I tried on some outfits from my closet (couldn't WAIT to do this) & they fit beautifully. I actually have not looked & felt so good in my clothes for years. I had even gotten to the point where I didn't even like to go out of the house because I was so uncomfortable & self-conscious about my body & how I looked. Now, I must say, that has all changed! I'm still swollen, but it seems as though each day, the swelling is subsiding. I plan on getting out of the house today. Too bad I can't wear shorts, but what the hey.....WHATEVER I wear, I'll look nice in it & will definitely feel comfortable. Oh yeah, I will be posting updated pics some time today :-)

Okay, Ladies! Here are some up-to-date pics of my...

Okay, Ladies! Here are some up-to-date pics of my results thus far. I'm still swollen, mainly in the lower abdomen, but I am pleased with my progress. (All pics are with garment, of course).

I had surgery 4 days ago & feel great! Much of my...

I had surgery 4 days ago & feel great! Much of my soreness is gone. I actually only took pain meds about 3 times since my surgery. I went to my "1 week" follow-up appointment today & the doc was extremely impressed w/ my results so far. He told me to continue doing whatever I'm doing because I've made really good progress in such a short time. I began gentle massaging today to help break up the hardness. My garment is so easy to get on & off now. This also let's me know that the swelling is leaving. I am SO glad I decided to have this done! Did I mention, I have my waist back....Yayyy!!!

New Pics Are Here!!!!

New Pics Are Here!!!!

12 Days Post-Op pics posted :)

12 Days Post-Op pics posted :)
Chicago General Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 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
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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