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7weeks post op
- posted 9 months ago
- updated 6 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $15,000
- Paul S. Gill, MD (Houston, TX)
My journey actually started in 2005. I have 3...
- 28 Aug 2012
- 19 days pre
My journey actually started in 2005. I have 3 beautiful kids who are 21, 18 and 13. When I got pregnant with my oldest, I gained about 100 pounds! And did not lose the weight and just kept gaining. Finally in 2005 I had it! So I had lapband. I loved my band! I lost about 80 pounds. Then in July 2011 I slipped my band. So I had the gastric sleeve revision. Anyway I am happy with my current weight and have maintained the weight lost. So now after losing the weight I want to lose this huge flap of skin. I have very small breast. I do not even fill out an A Cup. So I decided to shoot for the stars... Mommy makeover! Tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lifted liposuction of thighs, flanks and back! My husband is wonderful. He loves me unconditionally and tells me to make myself happy because he already is!
I am scheduled for September 24 and expect to spend at least one night in the hospital.
I am getting pretty anxious. I went on youtube and...
- 31 Aug 2012
- 17 days pre
But I am still doing this! I went back to ps to ask about the lipo. He tells me he can do it but I am still going to have the flabby legs and that I will probably need thigh lift to get rid of the flab. The
House definitely won't do it with mm. He said recovery from all of these would be too much. In fact he suggested I spend 2 nights in hospital because of all the lipo.
PS suggested that I get 400 to 550 cc implants. I have very small books so he said these would give me a Call cup. Notsure which size to get. I don't want to do too small and regret it but I also don't want Dolly Parsons books either. My hubby says go big!
20 more days!!! Wow getting super excited and a...
- 4 Sep 2012
- 13 days pre
I got another quote from my PS to add the lipo to...
- 6 Sep 2012
- 11 days pre
I just spoke with my PS. We have moved my date up...
- 7 Sep 2012
- 10 days pre
So excited to move up my date!! Can't wait. 10 more days to the flat side!
It is getting very real now. I went to pre-op...
- 12 Sep 2012
- 5 days pre
I am so excited. It is funny a lot of you ladies question spending the money. I don't. I work hard and have dedicated the last 21 years to completely focusing on the kids. It is time for ME! I am doing this because I am tired of this big belly apron. I worked hard and lost the 80 pounds. Now I want to remove this belly!!
My real concern is my boys. They are 18 and 13 and boys at this age are so focused on boobs! Their friends spend a lot of time here and they are a little worried that their friends will notice and say something! My daughter is so pro me doing this. She is hoping to get this job so she can save to have a breast agumentation too...poor girl inherited my lack of boobs.
I am so hestiate to post before pics....but I will attempt to do that tonight after the boys have gone to bed. I definitely don't want them to see me posting naked pics of me on the internet!! Talk about scarring them for life
Ok so I finally did it. I have 2 pre op pics to...
- 13 Sep 2012
- 4 days pre
I can't wait till next Friday. By that time I will be post op 5 days!! I have a question for you ladies who are already post op. My son has a baseball tournment 6 days after my surgery. I have a zero gravity chair...Can I comfortable go watch him play? I have NEVER missed a game!! My oldest is going to drive us and carry the chair.
It is very real now. I went in to the hospital to...
- 14 Sep 2012
- 3 days pre
My other concern is my kids. DH works overseas and is in Isreal right now. He won't be home until the middle of October and we don't have family near us here. So my kids will be taking care of me. They are great and older ( 21, 18 and 13). The hardest part is going to be to let them take care of ME!! Instead of me taking care of them
I think I have everything taken care of. Going to go to Walmart to pick up a few groceries on Sunday. Got meds filled. Go to the bank and get some cash for the kids. Finish all laundry on Sunday. Got my stuff all together and organized. Bills paid until October. Dentist and doctor visits done until end of October. What am I forgetting?
One more night! A little nervous about my surgery...
- 16 Sep 2012
- 1 day pre
3 days post op and just don't know what to think. ...
- 20 Sep 2012
- 3 days post
Drains finally removed on post op day 8. Yay! ...
- 26 Sep 2012
- 9 days post
My son is home from school. He goes back on Friday. Once he goes to school I will update my pics.
Today is post op day 18. I am not having any pain...
- 5 Oct 2012
- 18 days post
I am a little more than 4 weeks post op. Most of...
- 18 Oct 2012
- 1 month post
My tummy is pretty flat. My hips and lower back is still a little swollen. I can't wait for that to go away. And I really can't wait until I can comfortably sleep on my side!!
Finally! So I am 7 weeks post op and feel pretty...
- 6 Nov 2012
- 2 months post
My ps took off about 8 pounds of skin and liposuction about 2.5 liters from each h flank. I went with 550cc silicon implants. Those took some getting accustomed too. I still think I went too big. But my dh loves them.
I am back at the gym but find it very difficult! Running is not easy so I guess I will go back to walking and thebike for a while. I love putting on my jeans and having to pull them up all day. I am putting off shopping for another month.
I love my flat tummy! Now I am working on hips and thighs! This was the best decision for me.
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love love love Dr. Gill. I found him by doing research on the internet. My sister had her boobs done by a different doc and I was not impressed by him so I went searching for someone new! Dr. Gill is a wonderful doctor. I would recomend him to everyone.