Less swollen today, roll coaster best to describe

Hi, I'm 30 year old female with 5 kiddos ages...

Hi, I'm 30 year old female with 5 kiddos ages 12,10, 6, 5, and 3..I.had them all by c section yes all 5 of them, I been over weigh all my life, I'll post pictures soon...I'm ready for a new change, I seen two surgeons Dr.Bob Basu and Dr.Gill, and I'm so delightfil with both surgeons, I'm undecided with who to go with, can any one help me decide by their experience

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Will do soon
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I'm going to chose Dr.Bob Basu, I hope I'm making...

I'm going to chose Dr.Bob Basu, I hope I'm making the right choice, in few days I'll book my day which I think will be 4/24 or 4/25...My current weight is 180 I was originally weighing 208, I lost 40 pds but I gain 20 pds within 2 months :( Stress is what I blame I'm ready for a new change, I want to feel attractive, I want to feel pretty, I want to feel happy, and having this done will change my entire life will I hope.....my plans are starting tomorrow start a strict diet and start exercising, hopefully I could keep it up, and I need to make appointment to see my dr to run blood work, I'm a diabetic, so my surgeon is requesting some lab work....will soon my count down will begin I can't wait...***sorry I forgot to mention I'm getting extended tummy tick, lipo on my flanks, mr, and lipo on my back****

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Ok ladies I'm posting before pictures hopefully I...

ok ladies I'm posting before pictures hopefully I could join the flate side soon...not pretty pictures at all:/

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I need some advices ladies, I'm stressing myself...

I need some advices ladies, I'm stressing myself out, take a good look at my pictures,is their anyone that have done a tummy tuck with my body figure?...I'm so afraid in going into the processor and not getting the results I want, I'm not able to control my eating habit because of my stress, I know I need to diet but my stress has over come me, how do I snap out of this, I don't want to gain weight I want to lose :/ I don't want to do my tummy tuck intil I get myself together, any advices??????

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Sorry so many misspelled word I'm so sorry but I...

Sorry so many misspelled word I'm so sorry but I hope y'all could still understand me

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Hi hunni bunni' I feel your concerns, that was one of my questions to my PS am I to fat for this procedure. I tell you this if you are a believer you trust that the decision you are making are realistic. Try talking thoroughly with your PS to clear some of your question. I find on RS all the PS Docs has different opinions on what TT candidate should look like; there was one PS that said you should ask your PS if he/she is comfortable with performing a procedure on someone of our statue. Make sure you are doing this for you and my thing is most are doing it because we already feel good about ourselves but want to feel better. So calm down little lady I am going through the emotional rollacoster with you but I feel like this I have PRAYED TO MY GOD 1st now I have made the decision 2nd , and last I have paid the PS 3rd. Nothing left now but to keep my workout regimen and DO IT… May I suggest that you try to take walks maybe that will help you calm you and relieve some stress as well has condition your heart. PS: we are all beautiful in our own right we are just gone be flat and beautiful. Muah enjoy day
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I have heard several girls say that having weight loss after the TT is great and didn't leave them with hanging skin. Once those fat deposits are gone, they are gone forever. You can however grow the old fat cells that are still there up, so gaining afterward is not good.
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Yes I don't want to gain that's a for sure thing but I just need to get it together I was doing great when I had it together but dk why I lost control but with y'all support I'm planning to get it together

I'm certain I want to do this I'm just afraid to...

I'm certain I want to do this I'm just afraid to waist so much money 13,000 and not get good result, i have gone to two suergon and one of them told me to be realistic and I honestly was lost I didn't know what he meant my question to him was am I going to stay flat or have a pouch, he didn't answer either or just be realistic you see a big difference, ok, the other one was yes, you wil be flat and you will love your result, of course I'm going to him, but hes more expensive, and I do have a dought am I going to stay flat or bloated?...Should I tried to lose more weight or just do it?...both suergon didn't take my weight they just look at my body whch ladies im 5'3 180

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Hey girl, I am sorry you are feeling confused. I had these same questions, I'm Hispanic and we tend to retain our fat in the upper abdomen behind the muscle, which gives us that bloated prego look. This type of fat is called intrabdomonal fat, which cannot be lipo'd and will still look a little bloated after a tummy tuck. The only solution for intrabdominal fat is diet and excercose which is why its best to reach your goal weight before surg. If you are 10 lbs away from ur goal weight , you should go through with it and be strict about dieting post op. However, muscle laxity after pregnancies can give the same bloated feeling. Now here is where ur ps comes in, your doc should be able to determine how Mich of ur abdominal bulg is due to weak muscles and how Much of it is due to fat. He should also be able to tell u of the fat is over or above muscle and if it can be improved with Lipo. Look at before and after pics of ur surgeons work as well. A trick for you determine of Lipo will help or of ur fat is behind the muscle is to lie down flat , if your belly caves inwards then its most likely just muscle weakness and outer fat, if there is still  fullness up there, then you should wait a little till ur at an ideal weight ....I discussed this topis on depth with several surgeons andiin the end I went with the one who was the most honest and informative. Ask for another consult and have them determine what u r working with. Also be aware that moat surgeons will not Lipo upper abs alone with flanks because it cuts off too much blood supply, so be sure to ask ur ps what he deems is the safest approach. Good luck girl!
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Sorry for the typos..typing this on my phone...that should say" they will not Lipo upper abs along with flanks"...and all the ofs are ifs and so on lol sorry!
Hi Breyes.. A PS who won't answer your questions with an honest answer does not deserve your money.. Is the money worth spending?! You betcha! Best $12,000 I've spent! You are a mommy to 5 kiddos, you DESERVE this for sure! This TT might just be the motivation you need to keep the beautiful new you! You may have extra stress eating because you are not happy with yourself, and maybe once you start loving your new body it will take care of it! Very, very few women are not happy with their results, and we are talking about thousands with different body shapes.. For me, I couldn't imagine coming out of my surgery with a worse body then going in with! I wish you the best of luck no matter what you decide! Would love to see you get happy and excited about your life! Keep us posted! :)
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Just a small update to my beautiful tt ladies........

Just a small update to my beautiful tt ladies.......
My father still in the hospital its been 9 weeks already , my plans were cancel because of my father situation, I'm the one coming and going to care for him, and its been tough....I spoke to my brother who's the one helping me pay for my surgery that I'm ready I'm gaining weight because I'm so stress, I know its no exuse but its the reality , I was in a roll from 220 to 165, now I'm back between180 and 185 that sadden me, I so dislikes with myself, I hate the way I look, I'm stressing for my father but now with my own self, I have few tt friends that tell me to go for it, and guess what ladies my brothers agree!!!!!....so Monday I'm calling my surgeon and booking my day, I hope I'm making the right choice, any feedback ladies????

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Make sure you have support to help with your dad. You won't be making any visits the first week. And shot visits the week or two thereafter. If you overdo it... You pay for it. I'm a single mommy to two babies and right now I'm beginning to think I should have waited; HOWEVER, no time is a good time. Life is always busy. I say go for it if you can have support for your father at least that first week but you won't be 100% for awhile. As for your weight gain, I'm sorry to hear that. There's been a different but similar type of stress in my life... And not by choice had to completely change my diet around. Literally had to empty my home of a lot of stuff... I eat clean. No more refined or processed foods, no corn, no gluten, no dairy, no soy... Basically a paleo diet. Took a bit to get use too but now that I am. I love it. No more cravings for anything else. Highly recommend!
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thanks, I'll make sure my dad is stable off first before taking my next step, I'm so ready to clean outt my house too its so hard with five kiddos around, I done it before have self control I just need to get it together thats all.....
Good Luck in whatever decision you make. Im sure you will make the right one ultimately whether you get it done now or later. At the end if the day it will be all worth it and you will feel great.
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Hi ladies just a very small update Tomorrow...

Hi ladies just a very small update

Tomorrow I'll be going to see my doctor so.he could run blood work please pray for me my level must be below 7 if that goes well I'll be clear for surgery for may 9.......

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I am the same height as you, I had 4 kids not five, but I get what you mean with the stress and having to care for other people as well. We financially support my father from time to time, and it can be hard. I have read so many times that the recovery is the easiest when you are in the best shape you can be beforehand and that you don't suffer as much swelling. Everyone is different, but I believe trying to stay in shape as best as I can will help me have a better experience when I do my surgery at the end of the year. I go walking/jogging every night for 45 min once my kids are in bed (honestly, so hard to start but now it's my "me" time and I LOVE it!) and my biggest problems with diet is snacking between meals and overeating at dinner. So now I snack on carrot sticks and cucumbers, or apples and oranges. I try to rotate among fresh fruits and veggies and I have noticed a big difference in my energy to be able to exercise. Best of luck, I hope you have support at home that you need! :)
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I'm on my way to the dr office to pick up my blood...

I'm on my way to the dr office to pick up my blood work result, I'm so nervous , I'm praying to God that I'm able to get a clearance for my Dr to get my surgery done....I have a odd feeling not sure if its a good or bad thing I'm so scared, if I don't get a clearance I must wait few months :/ will update in few hours

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I got my results everything look good however Dr...

I got my results everything look good however Dr forgot to order one blood work, bummer, he called it in and told me he should have the result by tomorrow, but he'll be close so he told me don't worry by the looks of your results I'm sure I'll be writing your clearance by Saturday, everything look good.....I'm waiting on my suger level of three months back, thats all....I'll have to wait til Saturday, will update as soon as I get my clearance@!@!@@

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Thank u I will definitely take your advices :)

I got my medical clearance, everything look good,...

I got my medical clearance, everything look good, now it time to start planning and preparing for the big day omg I'm so happy right about now :-)

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Will update my new surgery daye once its confirm

Will update my new surgery daye once its confirm

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Its been one week and Im trying to do what you are doing and its working, I still need to motivate myself to do more me time taking the 45 minutes walk alone, it's just do hard to leave the kids alone at home with all the violence thats going on but I'm working on getting a treadmill ....but the snack part its working I'm eating fruits instead of junkfood its a big plus for me...thank you for your advices its really helping me I hope I could keep it up :)
So glad I could help! Is there someone that could stay with your kids for 45 min a couple times a week? I leave mine at home with my hubby after they go to bed and he is working with the monitor next to him. And I take my cell in case he needs to get a hold of me. A treadmill is a great solution for a lot of people, I like getting out of the house and the fresh air. Maybe you can find a walking/jogging buddy in your neighborhood? That helps too. Good luck with everything, so glad that you got your OK from the Dr, I will check up on you soon for an update!! :)

it's really happening on june 6

Ladies everything is set for June 6 Thursday 13 more days to go....omg I'm so scared then before, but I'm so really to start a new life, I'm hoping I'm making the right choice, I feel guilty spending so much money on me 13,000 knowing it could be use in my kids ,my home or other things please tell me ladies its ok.....I'm on my owe only support is my husband and my kids , which are very young 12, 11, 7, 6, and 3, they want their mommy to be happy and skinnny lol I hope I get good results so I won't disappoint them can any lovely ladies give me a list I might need for after care I will really appreciate, oh yea I went for my pre op Tuesday everything is paid off thanks to my wonderful caring brother I love you bro :)

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I'm so excited for next week 6/6

Helloladies just update
Today is Friday already wow will I finally got few summer dresses , and fews thing for after surgery care
here's my list
All purpose first aid kit
First aid instruments
Hydrogen peroxide
Benadryl itch stopping cream
Hubby gloves
Betadine solution
First aid spraay fast acting pain relief and kills germs
Gauze pads


Ladies I will pick up my prescriptions tomorrow from Walmart, is there anything I'm missing help help will be nice
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I wish I had someone by my side whom would be excited for me and would help me out with this thing but I don't my hubby is the only one but he's always working so thats when y'all fine ladies come in lol love this website

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I'm so happy for you, June 6th is just around the corner! I hope you have stocked up on pillows and pineapple juice! I know it's hard, I won't be telling any of my friends about it so I will also only have my hubby. I'm thinking it will make us stronger to go through it together and support each other. You have us here!!!!XOXO
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TOMORROW IN MY BIG DAY OMG

Will ladies tomorrow is my day I need to be in the faculty by 8 am operation start at 9....pray for me ladies

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I will say a prayer for you tonight, happy healing starting tomorrow afternoon!! I'm so excited for you that you finally get to do this, you have waited for so long!! I'm glad that you were able to tell your sister and will now have her there to help you recover, that is major for you :) I'm sure she will be a huge help and an added bonus of helping draw you two closer. I'm looking forward to some pics of your sexy post- surgery body!!!XOXO
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Thank you I really need all the prayers I could get, I really appreciate that, I hope and I pray I get good looking results lol u so silly I will post pictures if God permits me to pull thou surgery. ...xoxoxo back at you sexymama82 :)
Good luck!!
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in my way to the hospital

Ok ladies I'm on my way to the hospital, I'm so nervous, did I sleep last night oh yes like a baby, but as soon as I woke up dam did my nerves kill in, I'm sitting bin the back sit while my lovely sis talking to my hhusband and I'm quite likeva mice why because I'm really scared :( must snap out of it, beauty is coming my way, please have me in your prayers ?????

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Good luck..will keep you in my prayers. .
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Reading this....then congrats you made it! Get plenty of rest and take those meds on time!
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I'm in the flat side yay!

Ladies I'm finally in the flate side it was the greatest experience I have ever had I'm not sure how the future look like meaning how my pain will be tomorrow but today I don't feel no pain , I paid extra for the experal, ladies its so worth it pay the extra 300 if u have it you won't regret it...

My experience
I got there 7:30 am, Elizabeth and the nurse introduced them self to my husband and my sister, finally nurse called me to the back, she ran my vitals, give me my scrubs, finally put on my iv, omg by that time I teared up I was thinking so much about my kids....will finally the dr that put me to sleep sorry ladies I forgot how to spell the name came in and chated with me, she said she was going to put something in the iv for anxieties to calm me down I said ok, I sat down in a wheel chair, next thing I knew, I was back in the same room sitting down with my love ones, wtf happen i don't know I was done and no pain, omg no more hanging belly yea, I'm relaxing with no pain isn't it something. ..now its time to heal wish me luck my beautiful ladies

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Before the Anesthesiologist most about important part Dr.Basu came in said hi and mark me and told me I was in good hand :)
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Before the Anesthesiologist most about important part Dr.Basu came in said hi and mark me and told me I was in good hand :)
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From the bottom of my heart thank you so much my ladies I really appreciate it.....I'm actually started to feel pain so I would try to rest goodnight my tt friends xoxoxoxo
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I'm in pain oh lord

Today my back is killing omg its bad, oh lord help me take this pain :(

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Yayyy! Happy healing!
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Thank u
Ladies advices please.. I need encouragement , I see myself in the mirror with my blinder on and I don't bseeva differences, my upper stomach llook the same, of couse bottom stomach is gone which I'm happy for butbis my uooer stomach just swollen please advices me....help me I feelnbad
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I'm flate but my upper look the same why

What's going my ladies I feel sad my upper stomach is the size as before is that normal will that go down help me, I don't even have a curve shape like he promise help me my beautiful ladies...I have a blinder on not a garment why help :(

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sad sad :'(

I haven't yet seen my stomach but I see myself with the blinder omg I look the same before going in surgery fat fat.....why not flat:(

Help me ladies why dont I look flat like the other beautiful ladies with my blinder on......need help

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I know it's hard to wait, but I think you have to just follow the routine and be patient and know that you are in the swelling phase and it will all go down and you will be fabulous and excited with your results. I hope you are doing well, hang in there! Keeping you in my prayers!XOXO
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U so sweet sexymama82 thank u so much
Thank u

not to happy take it look at my pictures

My upper stomach is huge, I hate the way I look, Friday I have a Dr appointment and I will definitely speak what's on my mind

I need lipo done on my upper stomach
And lipo on my waist

Ladies take a look and let me know what y'all think

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I would totally give it time before you judge your results. I had issues with my upper belly initially, but it definitely gets better! It's too early to notice any major changes I'm 4 months out now and still experience swelling. It gets better over time. My PS said that at 6 months po you can pretty much see your final results. What I can recommend the most, is wear your compression garment as much as possible! That made all the difference with me. Hang in there, I'm sure your going to love it more and more over time. Happy healing :)
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Thank you drab2fab , sorry i was just expecting more I didn't have this in mind but I'm in a diet and c ehat happens in few weeks
Hey don't be discouraged.. I had the same reaction when I saw my results and was so upset cause he chose not to do any lipo still can't understand it!! And also my belly button is slightly off which he says he can fix. I am now just over 7 weeks post op and honestly with all the imperfections I LOVE my results so take it easy n give your body a chance. Am sure you will be fine hang tough n be positive
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I'm so upset

It make it 5 day today and I'm very swollen I'm not happy at all, I have a friend who works with a surgeon and she told me straight up your dr didn't do a good job you look very swollen with no shape, omg I hate the fact that its true what she's saying, I email my coordinator Elizabeth telling her I wasn't happy and I wanted to see the surgeon asap today, I need a lipo on my waist and my upper stomach if I pay 13000 I should be happy with my result and I'm not, it seem as day pass my stomach get bigger and bigger and its the upper stomach. ....I honestly think it was goimg to happen to me I chose Dr.Basu because I trusted him I hope he fix me up

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I'm crying out loud I hate the way I look

Sorry I ment I didn't think it was going to happen to me

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Hello....now is the time to exercise patience. I am 7 weeks po and while not 100% satisfied, remain hopeful the best is yet to come. Its difficult to look at others' pictures and experiences on here and compare to your own. There are so many differing variables in peoples health, body sizes, surgeon skills, etc. You'll be fine, I am certain and please don't pre-judge your PS's work after only a few days po. Best of healing to you!
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I understand exactly what you are Telling me I'm not judging my surgeon is one of the best its just me, my results, my mind playing games with me, I love my surgeon my coordinator Elizabeth, my nurse, they're the best, it my body reaction I'm disliking, I look the same, but they took off 8pds plus 3 liters of lipo so I know its swollenes but I'm just being in patient.......

I'm swollen and my mind is playing games with me

Ladies I understand I'm just swollen, and I'll get better results within weeks please don't think I'm judging my surgeon, I'm not, I was just expecting more that's all, I was explain by my nurse I'll see a differences in weeks she even promise me, Dr.Basu and his staff are one of the best crews out there .

Will I'm off to a nap I'm in pain :(

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I'm sad to hear about the discouraging conversations you have heard from others. I think it's a shame that someone would tell you that your doctor messed you up without giving you time to heal and see. Some surgeons talk terribly about other surgeons in their office to patients or staff and I am sad they feel the need to put out such a terrible vibe about others. Let their work speak for itself, and leave the trash talking to the others. I think you will heal beautifully and if there are any hiccups in the process, your PS will take care of it I'm sure. Ignore the negativity and focus on your journey and not your perception of other's. EVERYONE swells and my PS said some lipo treatments will make you swell more than others so that's a factor too.
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Sexymama82 I realize that was not right it was so f*** up from my owe so call friend to tell me that....she missed my mind up, my emotions were all mix up :( but one thing for sure is my ps Dr.Basu is good he's very known and I don't have no regret in going with him at all, he treated me with respect, with care, i highly recommend him, he's one of a kind and especially his staff, I regret agreeing with her my so call friend at first I was wrong everyone body is different and react different .....so my tummy tuck ladies disreguard the comment I wrote I wish I could earse it but I can't Dr.Basu is a great known surgeon and I will definitely return with him in the future....please before having surgery read and learn what you getting yourself into so you won't be so surprise like I was, it not the surgeon they do their job and my did exactly what I ask for....my respect goes out to my surgeon Dr.Basu
you will be so swollen for weeks and weeks, I am 20 weeks post op tt and boob uplift, I still swell now, I am more swollen today for some strange reason, the thoughts you have are perfectly normal, I had the same one's, but trust me it improves week by week, take pictures every week and compare it is amazing the difference a week makes, ignore your friends remark, each and everyone's recovery is different, some of us swell more than others, hang in there, you have a wonderful result, and just need a bit of patience and time, concentrate on your recovery xx
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8th day op

Will my swollenes is still there,my pain is well control if I'm on top of my medications, I'm moving more, doing more on my owe, still feeling down I wish my swollenes could go down so I could see my results, hubby is a big support, he does everything for me, I need to cheer up but I just can't I need to see results oh lord give me patience

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Hi, I know it's hard to hear but from the massive amount of reviews I've seen on here its seems the ones who have lipo are the ones who have the most swelling and if you think how aggressive lipo is its not a surprise. They do eventually have fabulous results. I've had no real swelling but I had no lipo so I do think it really makes a difference, take care and I'm sure it will get better each day :)
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Thank you nennie, I had lipo on my back I believe no lipo in the front just the tummy tuck, its a good question to ask the dr here....
*sorry auto correct supposed to be healing not heading
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not a good day yesterday

On top of ever thing I'm going thou yesterday wasn't my day , I went with my 5 kids and hubby to pick up to eat when hubby decided to stop at the park so my lil ones could play, which I stay in the car waiting....not even three minutes later my 6 year old son fell off the monkey bars and hurt himself.....we rushed him to Texas children hospital, they ran xrays and sure enough with my luck he broke his arm bone :( we stayed til 5am, my poor baby was in pain, and so was I with no medication on me y'all could imagen.....I need healing and prayers my way...I'm emotionally a mess :(

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Hi breyes, I think your will end up loving ur results. I hope you become happier and happier as I'm sure this is such an emotional experience. When I had a consult with my PS he said they couldn't do lipo on the upper abdomen the same day as a TT becuz of safety reasons due to blood loss. I hope this helps maybe your PS will hook u up after u have healed some. God bless, and good luck with recovery.

10th day po

Happy Father's Day to all

MY Day will be laying here resting praying for my swollenes of nightmare heal some, hubby will spend the day with the kids will update later to tell you all my body reaction by the end of the night...happy healing

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I was reading your journey---did you only have a TT---or was he also supposed to do done LIPO in the area too -and you don't fell like you are seeing the LIPO results---or did you NOT do LIPO-I just wasn't clear .... Lots if women go they all these "phases"---keep tossing out the questions and you'll get good food back....
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I had a lipo on my mid area on my back and upper area, and a tummy tuck
You'll feel better soon. It seems at 6 weeks I wasn't seeing any improvement of any type. However at 8 weeks, I feel so much flatter and my measurements attest to it! I've also been on 450mg ofTumeric for 2 weeks now and drink alot of pineapple juice. I have a feeling that helps. Happy healing.
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11th day swollen still there no change

I'm feel better yes but still very swollen, I have a Dr . appointment tomorrow, my swollenes is all ove my belly especially upper tummy hubby now tell me it look like fat more than swollenes that sucks, let see que pasa tomorrow, not feeling to happy :(

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spoke to my surgeon Dr

Hi ladies, I had a follow up appointment I'm on my 12th days po, spoke to the doctor and he answered all my questions and concern.....being a diabetic my process is way way slower than other , another words my swollenes will last for 4 to 6 months, he told me everything look good, not to worry. He explain the reason why I had so much swollenes not to worry to stay calm, just in case my upper stomach doesn't go down by 6 months, we will talk about upper lipo which he droughts that will happen..
He was being very honest and sweet. I'll wait 4 to 6 months and I ll see my final result, he made me feel so happy, I believe ever word he told me and my hubby. ....Dr.Baus is the best no regret at all can't wait for my final results

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Glad to see your ps answered your questions to your satisfaction and that you are happy.
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Yes he sure did, I thought he probably will get upset because I wanted to know why when you said no no no he answered with lots of respect, I felt very please with his answered, I came out of his office feeling very happy, I highly recommend Dr.Basu and his staff especially Elizabeth
Breath...we are here for you...I think even though we know we must pass thru these "stages of healing..."-its difficult on the inSide looking out...sending some your way, and for your little one too!
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14 days today swollen still

Feeling much better, thinking more positive, healing but slowly, I'm liking what I'm seeing even though it's not close to the body of my tummy tucks ladies which I wish I had but I'm diabetic I must understand my healing process will be slower I will definitely be more swollen than other here's few pictures

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I just had to do this for myself

I'm uploading before and after pictures I'm just 14 days po keep in mimd I'm very swollen, positive thoughts, there's a differences now, I need to stop being so hard on myself and listen to my real friends which are y'all beautiful ladies, I promise I will try my bed to rest and think positive

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When your swelling goes down you are going to be so flat. You look less swollen than I was po so I am sure your tummy will go down. And you children will have their skinny mommy! Now that I think back several months ago I think I should have worn my CG much longer than I did.. I think it will really help in shaping you. I may go back at some point and have some lipo on my waist. but want to give it a little longer to see If I can lose more weight. Maybe that'll make a difference. For now you need to take care of you, listen to your PS and don't over due anything. Rest rest rest.Your looking great take care and best to you.Congrats!!!
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Thank you u so sweet I really appreciate your kind words I just need to be patience and have faith that my Dr is telling me the truth I will be flst but with time I'm just very swollen
I like the new pictures! Keep your feet up and drink lots of water!
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Time and patience is what I need

17 op today feeling tired not to good but better than other days, still swollen but its going down, slowly I could tell on my summer dresses, don't have the body I dream of yet but with time I strongly believe I'll get there.....still have my drains both of them which are getting very painful, they're bothering me so much, I'm eating much more than before so I won't feel so weak, but I'm still limiting myself, I want this swollenes to go down so I could see my final result. ...I want to feel myself again...I miss going out, I miss hanging out with my friends, If I do visit I need to leave right away because I can't hang :/ huh with time I understand with time I need patience that's all....have a great Sunday ???????

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one tube remove yay! !!!!!! 19 day op

Hello ladies will I had my 2nd visit, it went great all the ladies especially Elizabeth and the nurses are so sweet and very nices they made feel so comfortable, Dr.Basu team are just awesome I highly recommend him and his team....will nurse called me in and told me she was going to pull one tube out she made me change and get comfy, will she explain to me the process and I told her I was getting nervous she said not to worry she'll count to three and on three she'll pull, she counted and it was over....lol werid feeling that's all I scream but of nerves, Friday if I drain less than 30 second second drain will be pull out yepie.....nurse told me everything look great cut healing perfectly, I ask about my swollenes she said not to worry its swollen but its going down slowly but surely and I agree.....will ladies I'm feeling better, stomach is getting flatter , still swollen but with time I know it'll go down , I can't wait for the weeks to pass...I was X large or 1x now I could fit in middle to size large in dresses very happy can't wait to try on my jeans this weekend I'm praying they fit not sure if they will, will cross my figures they do :) great day beautiful tt friends :)

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Wheres some new pictures girly? Hope you are well today!
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Working on that now today was not a good day for me super swollen grrr but something we must deal with right :)
Me too!!! I did too much today!

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Feeling tired and very swollen but thinking positive, I have few months still to get my final result I'm a diabetic and healing for me is longer than a normal person, trying to have patience....have a safe weekend my beautiful tt ladies

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Your 3 weeks pics look great...I am 5weeks PO today and still struggling with my stomach healing and swelling....I do not have patience, and just want to see some results. How did the lipo on the back turn out?
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Thank u, girl talking about patience I don't have it either, with I'll be four week tomorrow and I'm still very swollen but only on my upper area and mid area of my stomach, my lipo on my back I do love and see results immediately, the pain is there which is not as bad but its really uncomfortable, swollenes I do have on my hip because of that....u look good yourself, how have you been feeling lately? I also had affection on my bb and my left side of my cut which I'm taking antibiotic and using swab stick, what r u taking?
How are you doing today B? I haven't talked to you much!!! Hugs!
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Not happy just yet

Hi my tummy tuck ladies will I'm actually a month today and still not happy with my results however swollenes has gone down a lot but my upper area I'm just not please with I'm losing patience, my bb area is red and hurting so much bummer and my left cut open up a little not good, I'm under antibiotics which has me drain, I been very moody, honestly emotionally a wreak, I see so many beautiful ladies that started off with my body type and ended up like a model, even my diabetic friend she look so beautiful no lie, why does my body have to react this way l, sorry my beautiful tummy tuck friends my journey has been tough, and I'm just venting, how I wish I had done things so differently , posting pictures up

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one month updated fotos

One month today need a long way to go :/

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Feeling less swollen today, roll coaster !!!

This weekend has been awful for me, I've not been feeling good for the past two days,burning pain in my stomach, throwing up, and lose bowl movements, oh lord if it's not one thing its another, only good thing Is I woke up less swollen then other days not sure if its because I'm not able to hold anything in or what but I'm starting to like :) lol, I wish I just felt better but I don't :/ .....
I didn't think having a tummy tuck done was going to be so hard for me, I'm able to take the pain isn't that emotionally I mean it's a roll coaster, some days I'm happy some days I'm moody or sick, I want to feel myself again, I miss my owe me not physically but emotionally....I want time to fly I wasn't one of the lucky ladies who's feeling great in a month I wish.....Good day my beautiful ladies????????

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I'm so sorry this has been such a challenging experience for you. I know it's hard not to compare ourselves to others, I do it too sometimes. I hope you feel better and better. I think you are looking great and being a little too hard on yourself which I know is also too easy to do. Try not to let it stress you out so much and know you have people cheering and praying for you. XOXO!!
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U such a sweetheart thank u Sexymama82 u one of a kind, sometimes its hard not to compare ourselves to others but reality all of our bodies are different, and I'm realizing that
Hi there sorry it's been a while, I just saw your pics and had to say you look great! I'm glad to know that you are feeling better too.
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Don't compare yourself to others

My journey so far hasn't been as great as other I was expecting more than I received but I'm just 5 weeks I still have a long way to go, I'm still very swollen but in my mind I see nothing but fat, ladies who haven't had a tt done but are about to do your research, learn about what it is to have it done just don't see the before and after pictures please, we all have different body and we will all turn out differently, that was my mistake now I'm paying for it, I'm flat but my upper area is hug my waist line was done from my upper area so I see a shape in my back but not in the front I'm square which I wasn't expecting that I was wanted a curvy look which surgeon said he was going to do, I'm guessing I'm still swollen, so I'll update in few month on that, ladies don't get me wrong all my jean fit which are size 10 and no more gutt sticking out as much, I do way better than before but I was jyst expecting more :/ hopefully when I turn 2 months my update will be different but for now I feel the same for the past two weeks, will update in 2 months ladies be safe and take care ?????????

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You are so right about comparing. I will be 12 days po tomorrow and I did not expect to still be soo swollen. I must admit though that I ate the wrong thing yesterday and Im sure that did not help much lol. Howver , Im still swollen and hope for it to go down soon. Hang in there, we are gonna look great!
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Omg girl2 u look great already how was the recovering on you bbl, thinking on that in the future future in 5 months, I'll like to start preparing myself for arm lift and lipo on my upper stomach....let see how that goes, I starting drinking protein shake few days ago I know their days were I ate thing I shouldn't so for now until 4 weeks protein shake and one healthy meal, let c if I see any weight lost or less swollenes in my stomach area.....thank u so much for your comment and support ♡♡♡♡♡♡
I think it can be hard to shed the image you have held for so long about your body, it can make you blind to how much you have changed, and how much better you look. I see a big difference, and you look great! And your just gonna look better and better as the swelling goes down.
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just a picture update that's all

Ladies I won't update much just upload a picture will update on my second month 8/6
Take care of beautiful ladies

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7 weeks picture

7 weeks pictures

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How does it work?
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Try not to get discouraged so early on.  
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you are looking great! Looks like the swelling has come way down, which is nice. I hope you are in good spirits!!!XOXO
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Back on track

Hi ladies sorry I haven't been able to update for the month of August, honestly it wasn't a good month for me , I hated the way I look, I wasn't please with my results, I felt very down especially when my surgery told me I had to se my pc Dr because the anxieties I was having wasn't normal and I was probably gaining weight, that could be the reason why my stomach look that huge, I disagree and I was disappointed when he said that because I had same size of stomach before I had surgery , but I listen has he speak he mention if I lose 3 pounds per month he'll liposuction on my upper area for free, I then got very happy because it made me realize he really cares to get me the body I want it just not the money , will I agree and I did what I was told and I went to go see my pc, will he strongly believe I was in a deep depression and he put me on depression pills, its been three weeks since then and guess what ladies, I feel like I'm out of the darkness, I'm thinking straight now, I'm still not 100% happy with my results for 13000 I spend I was expecting way more but I'm not about to miss up my tummy tuck and I'm working my butt off by exercising to lose some weight so Dr.Basu could liposuction my upper body and hopefully I'll get the results i was expecting the first time..
ladies ladies I'm saving up for a breast implants that's my next processor , I wanted to stick with Dr.Basu but I'm not 100% sure it all depends how he treat me when I return in. 2 months, will my ladies I'm posting few pictures. ......

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Looking good girl glad you are feeling better
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thank you so much tessa48, I'm really trying to put my part hopefully my body firm up and I'll like the outcome

Back on track

sorry for all the misspell words, hopefully you all understood what I was trying to say I was updating late at night while my kids were asleep and the light were turn off lol once again I'm so sorry...

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Glad it got better for you! You look great!
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Looking great!! ;)
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Thank you and you are girl so glad you are happy now :)
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