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So Far So Good - Houston, TX

I had my TT with Lipo and lipo on my upper and...

I had my TT with Lipo and lipo on my upper and lower back this past Wednesday 2/16/2016...I thought that the pain afterwards was going to be unbearable. I was wrong. The hardest part was getting up and moving around because of the medications. I love my doctor, he was very supportive and understanding.

I have my follow up care Monday. I will post before and after pictures..

I went to my follow up today and he said that I...

I went to my follow up today and he said that I look great but I had to keep the drains in because of the amount of stomach that was removed. It was at least 20 pds total. It was 1500 cc lipo that was taken from my upper and lower back. I know that I am going to be swollen for a months. But so far pain is min to none and happy with results.

Is it normal to have swelling at about 5 weeks...

Is it normal to have swelling at about 5 weeks after my tt. And it more on my right side I thought maybe because I am right handed. Can some please help me. He took off at least 15 pds of stomach and 1500cc of fat from the lipo

So far so good. My PS says my scar looks really...

So far so good. My PS says my scar looks really amazing. But I do have swelling above my navel which by the way look unreal. I guess I haven't really seen it in the last 10 years,lol. He has released me to start exercising. I really need to start because I have not been having any energy. But I am happy about doing this. I look good in my clothing. But now my breasts look extremely huge lol, oh well I'm not messing with my best-friends well at least not yet.

It has been a year since my surgery. I feel great...

It has been a year since my surgery. I feel great but I have decided to have the gastric sleeve done. I am half way done with my nutrition classes and hopefully I will be having the sleeve done in June or July.
Houston Plastic 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
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How does your tummy tuck look now? Has the bloating gone away??
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How has your scar been healing?
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excellent after pics...woo woo!
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you look great girl!!
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Wow!!! You look great!!! I am scheduled for June 15th. I have the same body type as yours, but I have no boobies...but your pics REALLY have given me motivation!!!
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Lol your sooo crazy... I'm trying to get rid of my boobies, you can have mine, lol. I know that that you are excited and anxious at the same time. But you will be glad you did it. I just want to lose about 20 pds. nothing more because I love my weight. I want to see and know how you are doing so keep in touch please amd thanks......
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Congrats girl! Lookin good :)
I'm 11 days post op and so glad I did it!

R u gonna post more pics?
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Congratulations! When are you going to post some updated photos. I excited to see what you're looking like now.
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isnt it great to be almost healed enough to really enjoy your summer clothes? Congrats on your precedure, I can already see your hourglass figure and your stomach looks GREAT!!
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I know right, and I cannot wait to be completely healed for the summer....I will be wearing things that I would not normally wear...I am feeling so much better about myself most importantly....Thank you (smile)
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i guess we have to search for responses to our post! Thanks again for the Compression Garment info! I have posted 20 Days post op... How are you feeling? it's 5pm on a Saturday.. how is the healing coming for you? Any Scar Scares?
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I am feeling ok. I am experiencing swelling on the upper part of my stomach. I had to go see my ps about it and he said that is was normal and everybody heal differently. I had a lot done and taken off. I guess,the areas where my lipo was done still is sore and swollen. I can't complain Katgirl I am still loving my new look, but I know I have a long way to go. Oh yea my scars are healing beautifully. At first I was worried about the dog ears but the are smoothing out and disappearing. Thanks.....I want to say that you look wonderful. Maybe you can give me some workout tips........ seriously.
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ohh thank you !! yes i'll give you work out tips! it's all about the Calories believe it or not. I didn't want to believe it LOL .. if you go to your PS ask for a Precription of Phentermine! it'll help with that and shrink your tummy even more.. it makes you full and eventually after about a month or so, you really do not eat like you used to. Little things
chips.. don't eat chips instead eat an entire baked potato because it makes your stomach work harder and you burn more calories.. Now i know that 1000 calories sound like so little bit it's a lot! if you eat oatmeal with sugar and butter in the morning with an egg (salt/pepper no cheese) on top.. thats only 200 Calories. you're STUFFED!! but you still have to eat because if you dont, you'll gain weight! Eat Apples, Oranges as much as you want because they are fiber and they fill you up and help flush out a lot! .. Eat Lunch.. eat Lots and Lots of Salads but not a lot of RANCH !! because it's FATENING! Learn to love those Balsamic Vinigar dressings or those Strawberry balasmics or whatever.. you will learn to love them! stop eating that McDonalds.. don't you feel yucky after eating that stuff anyway? if you're going to eat something like that make sure it's something you're going to LOVE!! and i'm not saying that you can't have that stuff.. just not all of the time... eat soups for lunch and eat dinner.. whatever you want but if you're full .. Stop Eating!! if you like grapes.. eat a a few.. lots of Calories and sugars. i like ice cream/ cakes with icing.. i'm a junk food junkie and I LOVE Marshmellows.. yes.. Sweet Sweet Stuff.. but.. after i eat a spoonfull or something.. thats it .. put it up! .. also make sure that you walk/ jog/ do something!! i like hot yoga.. this core power yoga that has a bit more cardio to it.. you are sweating like crazy but you lose so much weight so fast and you're toned and not bulky.. eliptical trainer or something.. do something but make sure you're breaking a sweat.. if you're just casuallly walking, whats the point? put some pep in your step you'll enjoy walking and moving around.. if you hated cleaning.. learn to love it, you're really moving around and you're burning calories.. also this site that I found helps with calories.. you type in the brand or what you ate.. they calculate everything and tell you how much you have to eat to gget to your target as well as working out.. even to the amount of water you drink.. it really works! Let me know how things are going .. www.everdayhealth.com and click on the food journal. .well make sure that you register.. and it'll make sense! You can do this!!! Let me know how it goes and don't forget to ask about the phentermine ;) xx
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Just wanted to let you know your pictures looks great and I hope your recovery contiunes to go well
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hi, i'm scheduled for 4-12-11, so extra nervous; your b4 & after pics have really helped, we seem to be the same body shape so it's nice to see what the "after" for me could look like.
i'll keep you guys posted:)
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Are you ready and excited for your big day coming?
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Congrats! So glad to hear that all is going well. Wishing u much happiness w/ your new tummy... I am scheduled for mine 3-4.
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Hey,
Thank you. I am still doing good and everyday I am more and more happier that I did it. I can't wait to see your pics and to know how it went. You will be in my prayers.
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Hey Today was your day. I pray that everything went to according to plan....Let us know what is going on...Take care and with a speedy recovery.
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That is nice to hear that you have done so well in your recovery so far.  And a bonus that you have had minimal pain; I like to hear that :)

How did your appt go today?
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congrats on the new you, my husband and i went for my consultation this morning, i plan on having my tummy tuck this year, i'm not that big but all the weight that i gain goes to my belly and i cant stand it. i'm at the point that i dont want to go anywhere cause nothing fits right with this big jelly roll in front,
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Hello Chinadoll47,
That was how I was feeling. It did not matter what I was putting on even with a girdle I still had this spare tire that made me not wanting to go anywhere. I am glad I did it. Even less then a week after having it done I am feeling better.....
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I looked at your pictures this morning girl and your stomach looks beautiful, i am so happy for you, i cant wait to get it done, i am going to post as time go on. i finish school in august and plan on doing it then so i can have as much time as i need to heal. i would love to do it in april when i have 2 weeks off of school but i dont think that will be enough time keep me posted on how your healing goes once again congrats and you are going to look so cute in the summer with all the cute tops you will be able to wear, WOW i'm soooooo jealous
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I am really glad you had a good experience. Mine is scheduled for the 25th....scared to death! Can't wait to see your pics!
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Congrats on the TT!! looking forward to hearing about your recovery and seeing your pics =)
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