I am 43 y/o i have lost 104 lbs and really just...

i am 43 y/o i have lost 104 lbs and really just want to be sexy again for my wonderful loven husbandUpdated on 28 Nov 2011:Ok ladies im 4 day's out from my pre-op and 8 days out from my T.T. wish me luck as I do for each and everyone of you God Bless and speedy healingUpdated on 16 Dec 2011:ok i'm am 8 days post op and felling great not much pain at all just a lot off stiffness i got some up-date pics for you all after my TT Abdominale repain and hurnia repair as you can see i still have a lot of swelling but i have noticed that about every 2 or 3 day i have to tighten up my binder about 3 to 4 inches
Hey, buffyduck congrats you look so good, I am two weeks PO today and the swelling is subsiding a little..
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Woo hoo!!! You look sooo great!
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so do you but you looked good before
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I'm 3 week's 4 days post-opt and im felling kindda...

i'm 3 week's 4 days post-opt and im felling kindda blue today i read everyons post and everyone swelling is going down they have lil flat bellies and and here i am the same as i was 2 weeks ago all swollen and round from the bottum of my ribs down to my hips i know i am some smaller but at the same time i cant even snap my old jean's not even close i guess thats why im blue
Hey buffyduck, you look great! I'll be 3 weeks PO this coming Thurs. and I still have some swelling, it is much better than it was last week this time but I do still have some swelling. But that's just a part of the healing process so just try to hang on in there because it will get better!
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Im three weeks post opt and I would like to know how you are feeling? Are your steri strips still on?
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no my doctor took my steri strips off at two week's
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Ok!!!!! Today mark's 4 week's (1 month)...

Ok!!!!! Today mark's 4 week's (1 month).
WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today I noticed that some swelling has started going down and I can see the start of a 6 pack .
My super wonderful husband is looking at me like a ribeye steak with all the trimming's . Man it feel's good ! I'm posting new pic's today . And TY Ladies for all the up lifting word of encariagement I could not have kept it together with out all your help and great post and pic's . I'm so glad this page is here .I hope that some how we are helping all the ladies out there, that are going through or thinking about going through what we have. Because this was a very big step for most of us and will be for minny ladies / men to come after us . All I can say to anyone that might read this is keep you head up and just think about how great you'll look after it;s all done and do what your doctor's tell you to do they know best thats why they get the big $$$$$$$$

OMG I love your description of your hubby looking at you..LOL  

You look amazing BTW:)

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ty kimmers My hubby is a BIG steak man and ribeye's are his fav and he was helping me outta the shower this morning and he had the same look in he's eye's he get's when he knows we are going to the long horn for a ribeye dinner . I know you all have seen this look on your mans face it the look of a dog sitting out side the meat shop waiting for that one bone to hit the floor . lol if i would have said jump boy he would have been all over me lol he is so funny
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LOL...love it!   Oh yes I know that look well!  When I was at your point I am pretty sure I noticed my hubbys eye balls spin in his head..too funny.  

They are just like little boys in a toy store:)

Now may be a good time to ask for something you have been wanting for a long time.  Pretty sure he would say yes:)

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So Tickled ... in the pink ... how ever you want...

So Tickled ... in the pink ... how ever you want to put it .
I'm so HAPPY!!!!!!
I got up this morning and was looking for a pair of paint for the day. I tried on 6 or 8 and none of them fit .
They was so big on me ! I just knew I was dreaming . My wonderful husband just looked at me and said . " Baby Girl It's Time" He took me to the Mall and I tried on about 15 pair of paint's / jean's and finely a pair fit . Not to tight not to lose just right.
The hole time I never looked at the sizes . I let my husband pick them out for me . With him knowing what size I was before . I maid him tell me what size they was and when he did I about hit the floor and I started crying. I was a size 22/24 before because of all the hanging skin. As of today I am a size 12 . And I am still swollen and I'm still crying BUT!!!!!IT'S A SIZE 12 !!!!!! WOO HOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sorry to hear about the issues from smoking! i was a social smoker for 10 yrs & picked the habit back up full time when my husband was deploying every other year. I "quit" (cuz i never seem to truly ever give it up) 6 weeks prior to surgery & i actually had a few on new yeras eve when we had some drinks but have been tempted lately to buy a pack. I'm not going to now. but with that said your 5 week pics (especially in the black bikini) are so hot mama! i hope that you heal up & stay away from those smokes!! look at that pic of u in the bikini for motivation :)
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You do that and as soon as that cig come into play you divert that attention to your new sexy body and say "This or This":)
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You look A-mazingggg!!!
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I am 6 week today and i feel really good . healing...

I am 6 week today and i feel really good . healing nicely for the most part a lil step back . I started smoken again and i had busted some stitches in my first week so the smoken attacked that spot and it looks nasty but it not to bad I see my PS tomorrow Jan 18 2012 and I'll find out if I have to wear this CG any more I'll post more latter's God Bless you all with good healings
You are coming along nicely. Keep up the good work.
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i not going to worry myself over a lil scare i'm 42 y/o and I'm not out trying to show off my goodies cause that what i would be doing if anyone seen the scare cause my PS was so awesome and my incision is so low in the front that it will be covered even with a low riding swim suit so no biggy
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you look great and it will heal just fine
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Ok! I just got home from my 6 week post op appt ....

Ok! I just got home from my 6 week post op appt . My PS said I'm healling nicly and the spot I tour open in my first week that i thought was all funked up cause i started smoken again PS said that the couple cigg's i didnt do that . I had a larg peace of fat that died and he cut it out today and in 4 to 6 week PS is going to re open that spot and sew it back together nice and tight like the rest so that it will be nice and sexy like the rest of it . I'm felling so much better. I do who ever have to pack the hole every day after my morning shower and the is going to strange for me but my hubby is always right there to help so we'll get it done one way or another .oh and i get to stop wearing my CG ... I'm free ... lol ... it feels so good to know i dont need it anymore
I love your belly button I'm so scared I'll have that coin slot look
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That's good news. Continue to heal.
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TY so much i'm just glad this page is here you all have helped me so much more than you'll ever now and love you all like sister's TY TY TY TY God Bless each and every one of you with speedy healing
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Ok today i am posting the picks of my open wound...

Ok today i am posting the picks of my open wound that i have to pack every day . It look really nasty but the PS said it is beautiful and healing super good on Feb 13 2012 I'll be going in to have all the scare it forms cut out and re-sew it back together so that i have a nice line across my tummy

Got dressed and today I got in to a size 10 jean's...

got dressed and today I got in to a size 10 jean's. WOOHOO!!!!! I am still getting smaller...and yes my hubby is still looking at me like a ribeye steak boy he stay's hungry all the time ...lol...and i love it .

I know tomorrow is my 7 week post op pic day but...

I know tomorrow is my 7 week post op pic day but my hubby is so excited about the way my tummy is looking he is taken pics and showing it off to everyone he knows . So I'm posting a day sooner this week . I am felling great and PS said im doing awesome and soon PS will be fixing the hole so no worries . All is comen together just not as fast as everyone eals is but we all have to doing thing a lil diff from the last person hope you all enjoy the new pic's .
You are looking really good! Hang in there, you will be so, so ready for summer!
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I'm hoping so . it's one thing after another and im so tired of the PS office cause every time i have to go it's like something new set's me back ya know that one step forward 3 step's back
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Don't think like that, every thing happens for a reason even the things we don't understand, last week I broke a tooth and it cost me so much money, in addition to what I just spent, but you know what, we just have to embrace everything that come to us and keep moving forward, you will be fine, I just know it...
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My scare is starting heal went in today had it...

My scare is starting heal went in today had it looked at PS said it is doing what it is posed to do and healing from inside out. Hopefuly by FEB 13 my next apt he can cut out the scar and re-sew it. That I can start healing yet again . I'm looking foreword to it . I really want to get healed up for this summer . We have a big trip planed to go see some of his family that I have never meat before .
Most PS make you take two weeks off after TT some longer. My scare is starting heal went in today had it looked at PS said it is doing what it is saposed to do and healing from inside out so hopefuly by FEB 13 my next apt he can cut out the scar and re-sew it so that i can start healing yet again . i'm looking foreword to it . i really want to get healed up for this summer . we have a big trip planed to go see some of his family that i have never meet
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You will heal,keep positive thoughts!
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Thank u and good luck....remember to keep adding photos!
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O.K. Yall going to think this strange But my...

O.K. Yall going to think this strange But my loving husband want me to post pics of my a$$ . He said that even though the PS didn't do any thing to it or my legs for some reason my butt is much more round and shapely so I'm posting this HAPPY HUBBY PIC's...lol
Buffyduck......you look great girl!!!! I am hoping for such great results....... Loved reading your blog!!! WHOOO HOOO 4 YOU!!!!!
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LOL thanks i didn't think about that but ti work's for me and my hubby ...lol.... he is so cute with this .... I'm haven a blast with him ... it like puttis a peace a tape on a cats tail and watching it run around trying to get it ....lol
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Your butt lifts because your waist is pulled in and your body is contoured, so it's like getting a butt lift at the same time. :)
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Today is day 52 or week 7 week's 3 day's . I took...

Today is day 52 or week 7 week's 3 day's . I took my measurement's on day 1 minute's before my surgery under my bust i was48 under my ribs i was 48 around the BB i was 57 and around my hips i was 58 these are my PS measurement's. Today I measured myself. and WOW!!! what a change .under my bust from a48 to a 40 3/4 ribs 46 to a 43 around my BB 57 to a 43 and around my hip's 58 to a 44 1/2. I just cant believe it what a change in shapethat is a 39 3/4 inches gone and my weight day of surgery was 254 lbs and to day im at 226 lbs a weight lose of 28 lbs . I'm felling so good now about it all was getting scared about the swelling thinking I was not getting any smaller . i wont weigh again tell my 3 month marker or do any measuring . My PS told me I could start some walking and very light uper body work outs but with this opened wound i cant do any binding crunches or twisting So last night I got out the Wii and my Just Dance 3 Game and went to it I did 16 song's/ Dances/ 1 1/2 hrs of dancing and only moved my uper body I put a space heater in front of my on high and boy did I sweat I'm getting happy abut the way I look and fell . I'm Just getting to do it a little later then most of you . Wish me luck cause my goal is to lose 61 more lbs that will put me at 165 lbs and that is a great weight for me as I'm real tall at 5'10" tall. I desided not to get a breast life cause of money and also I think I have more than enuff boob for me and 3 other women at 40 DDD I got the boob and they don't look bad in a bra ...lol . Posting some new pic's in cloth's this time . I noticed I could see more of the changes when I'm dressed.

Today mark's my 8 week's post-op and like every...

Today mark's my 8 week's post-op and like every Tues I am posting my pic's . As you can see Iam still packing my wound .But what yall cant see is how small it has gotten the last two weeks . Well I only have two weeks tell I go in to have it fixed .I'm hoping that this well be the end of it other than just my normal check ups .
Oh TYSM Your looking really good to i just saw your pic's way to go loven it and the heart shaped BB so cool
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Looking Great Duffy Duck
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Ok I'm 8 week post op and today I was going...

Ok I'm 8 week post op and today I was going through my pre op cloth's was going to get rid of them they are way way way to big now with me at a size 10 now and there size 24 . But I changed my mind . Cloth's cost lot's of money and I just dont Have it to spend right now so I got out my sewing machine and went to work . I cut up 4 size 2X T's and turned them in to two cute summer dresses . I am posting pic's of them just cause I want to show of my re-cycled fat girl cloth's

Very creative:)

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Cute butt! buffyduck.
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Looking good buffyduck
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Ok I have tried and tried to post my video's on...

Ok I have tried and tried to post my video's on how to make sexy cute new summer cloths outta you old T shirt's but it has not worked so Iam posting some really great how to video's I found on youtube I hope ya'll like them
You look AWESOME...so happy for you.
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Ok It is 3:35am Valentine's Day and Im posting pic's

Ok It is 3:35am Valentine's Day and Im posting pic's

I'm posting a pic to show you all where and what...

I'm posting a pic to show you all where and what all the PS is going to have to remove again
You are absolutely stunning! I'm happy for you!
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Just want u to know young lady that. YOU LOOK GREAT! I love ur story ur such a positive person and ur very inspirational, I hope ur surgery goes well today, I'm scheduled for my tummy tuck in April and I'm hoping to look just as good as u, thanks for sharing and stay beautiful...BEAUTIFUL!
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Ok I am 43 Y/O and have 44 DD breast and i have...

Ok I am 43 Y/O and have 44 DD breast and i have had back and shoulder for 20 plus year's i am really think about having breast redction done has any one had this done and do any of you know if my medicare will cover it would like to see pic's if any of you have had it done If my medicare wont pay for it what kind of $$$$ am i looking at having to pay
Thank you!
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Dr Tomasz Majewski He is so awesome and has the best bed side manner I have ever seen he will talk to you about anything and every thing answer any and all question you have and all ways takes care of you after your surgery out out all the PS around AR he is the best . I strongly recommend him over all PS in AR
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I am considering a TT and live in your area. Can you tell me the name of the doctor you used?
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Ok Ladies I just posted my 11 week Post-op pic's...

Ok Ladies I just posted my 11 week Post-op pic's for all to see. and I have a lil sum sum to share with you all . First off I had just put on my kinny to take these pics and my 27 Y/O son walked in to my room I was siting on the side of my bed he ask what was wrong so i unloaded i told he i thought i had mad a big mistake getting my TT and he ask why so i told him it was cause because of my streach mark's he smiled and hugged me and sead so what and i told him they was just ugly scares that that was when he knock me for a loop and Mama those are not ugly scares those are the beautiful strips of a sexy wild tiger . i had to lol cause he ended by saying i was to damn young to be a old cougar and to wild to be a lil house cat and with my strips it only left one thing and was a sexy wild tiger I just had to share that with all my lady friends out there just remember ladies we are sexy wild tiger's gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrr purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Thank you for posting this! Amazing journey you've had and you look great.
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I am still wearing my Pj paint's and sweat's . But i have a open wound i still cant wear my jeans because it causes me to start bleeding . But hopefully this comen week Feb 29 my PS will be able to close it up and i can start healing up again
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You look GREAT!I am one week out and still have swelling it didn't stop me from trying on jeans!! YUCK!! What did you wear after you could stop wearing a binder?
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Feb 28 3 month check up didn't go the way I had...

Feb 28 3 month check up didn't go the way I had hoped
Up dating I went in to my PS and you guessed it he still wont do the surgery to close up this wound said it is still to deep But said it is starting to heal much faster and it is very clean and set me up to go back in on March 12 PS said by then it will be healed enuff to do the surgery needed to remove all the deep scaring from this open wound has left behind and he said i will prob have to wear my CG for a couple of weeks while it heals up because he is going to have to cut deep and about 55% of the the scare will have to be removed all across the front of my tummy plez keep your fingers crossed for my that this next appointment will be the one i get fixed up in
Wounds can be a pain to heal so hang in there. I went through it for a good 4 months but didn't have scar revision (my choice). So hoping it gets healed enough for you soon that he can do your revision. You look great though!!
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This is one of the best profiles... its open and honest and you look FAB!!
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Tysm I'm just me and this is just a page in my life I'm just glad i can shear it with others out in hopes if this happens to them they might now their not a lone
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13 weeks P/O I have some new pic's for this week...

13 weeks P/O I have some new pic's for this week and I still have my finger's crossed that March 12 when I go back to see my PS he'll be able to do the SRS and close up this wound in some of the pic's i'm posting you can see how small the wound has gotten seance Week 6 P/O . I'm starting to see some changes in my shape and I am Quit happy . also getting a lil scare of the SRS I know i am still numb and PS will nubm some more but the scary part is the healling all over again but it is all worth it in the long run .. My hubby is so loven my PS he keeps saying he want to shake his hand for such a good job even went so far as to say we needed to send him a gift basket ...lol my hubby is a funny guy
You look. Great!
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Ok today is March 12 and i just got home from my...

ok today is March 12 and i just got home from my PS office and guess what no SRS today PS said the i am healing great and really fast but i still have about a month of packing this open wound before anything can be done . My PS and I talked in depth today and we have disided that we are going to wait 6 months after the wound is commpletly closed up to do the SRS that way the scare has enuf time to soften up and it wont cause any kind of distortion in my muscles or pubic line and will still be able to be covered up by a bikini

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I am a little over 4 moths post opt the open wound is healed up and closed up nicely i dont have to go back to my PS tell Oct that is when i get my SRS woo hoo cant wait I will post new pics soon have just been waitting on the swelling to go back down some
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You are absolutely adorable! You make me smile! Love your story, love your relationship with your hubby and you look beautiful! Congrats!
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Oh Yeah!!! he is geating his steak daily now lol giggle giggles
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15 weeks post op it has been a ruff road with my...

15 weeks post op
it has been a ruff road with my TT but my PS said i can finely start working out and go back to my dite still cant lift over 35# and i get to go back in Oct for my SRS ....sad part is the amount of scare to be removed is almost the hole this dam i realy hope its not as ruff as the TT

Oopsy sorry its 23 weeks

oopsy sorry its 23 weeks
Amazing transformation! You look great!!!
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You look amazing! Hope your healing continues to go in the right direction. Happy Healing to you :-)
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sorry i posted wrong on my last post i am over 5 months post op posting new pics but there is no change if anything there is even more swelling
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Ok 4 months and 2 week post-op yes most of you...

ok 4 months and 2 week post-op yes most of you know i was 254 lbs when i went in for my FTT and i said i wold weigh in at 3 moths but lift has been a lil busy so here it is I'm getting on the scale's ..........Woo Hoo !!!!!!! ok here it is 195 lb's that is 59 lb's lost thank you GOD!!!!!!! I'm all most to where I want to to witch is 160 lb's only 35 more lb's to go and I'm given myself tell my birth day Aug 9 to drop it I can do it ....For most of you that is not a small woman but I'm 5 foot 10inches tall that's just a lil taller than most women I know .. any smaller than that and I look sick so wish me luck .. and i pray for good healing and no swelling for all you beautiful ladies out there enjoy life and God bless

I had to go i to my PS office today ....I woke up...

I had to go i to my PS office today ....I woke up this morning haven pain in my TT scare it has been closed up for about 3 weeks now and i thought we thought ( PS and I ) it was healed up for good ..but this morning it busted open and this whiteish and red stuff started running out it in mass amounts ... My PS has to re-open the wound . PS said the opening closed before the deep parts had healed and that it had no place to drain out so I'm back to having to pack this wound plezz TT sisters keep me in your prayers
My PS said he was not going to do anything about it because cutting it out wont do much if any good because it will more than likely come back it is scaring in the fat and that cant be helped and that in time it dose soften up and you wont even know its there so im not going to worry on it my PS has not done me wrong in any way and everything has been great so far i do have to go back in in Oct to have SRS where i busted out my staples on day 2 P/O as you can see in my profile pic i have a large peace a scare that has to be removed
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I read that you have a hard lump also, my came up last month and I am worried about it . What did your PS say what he could do with , thanks
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I was trying to private message you but can't get it to work. U try to send me an email so I can respond. I wanted to tell u something. This is mommy73
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Ok ! I am 8 months Post Op and at this time I am...

Ok ! I am 8 months Post Op and at this time I am not happy with my tummy tuck . the scar will be fixed in Oct 2012 but I still have a large fatty looking pooch over the top of my BB and my vah jay jay is so fat that it hurts me to sit down i cant cross my legs and i cant go jogging I have been dieting and working out with a in take of less than 1200 calories a day and workout burning of 3000 plus calories a day and neather of these places are getting any smaller and i have lost over 40 lbs i just dont get it my family doctor told me i need to bring it up to my PS and see if he will fix this problem seeing how it was caused by the surgery in the first place is any one haven any thing like this and if so what have you done or had to do to fix it

i have also found out that the price i payed was for a full tummy tuck and i was only given a small tummy tuck and the doctor said that that fat above my BB would be removed to make everything match and it was not i was also told that my hips and vah jay jay would be lipoed and that didnt happen so yeah I'm not happy

if i would have known all this i would have not done it and saved my money cause i fell like it was a wast

I gave the PS 5 stars across the bord but that rating chart dose not ask how you fell after your TT and if the PS did everything he said he would do
so how long did u stop smoking before you got the surgery and how soon after did u smoke
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Ok ! I am 8 months Post Op and at this time I am not happy with my tummy tuck . the scar will be fixed in Oct 2012 but I still have a large fatty looking pooch over the top of my BB and my vah jay jay is so fat that it hurts me to sit down i cant cross my legs and i cant go jogging I have been dieting and working out with a in take of less than 1200 calories a day and workout burning of 3000 plus calories a day and neather of these places are getting any smaller and i have lost over 40 lbs i just dont get it my family doctor told me i need to bring it up to my PS and see if he will fix this problem seeing how it was caused by the surgery in the first place is any one haven any thing like this and if so what have you done or had to do to fix it

i have also found out that the price i payed was for a full tummy tuck and i was only given a small tummy tuck and the doctor said that that fat above my BB would be removed to make everything match and it was not i was also told that my hips and vah jay jay would be lipoed and that didnt happen so yeah I'm not happy

if i would have known all this i would have not done it and saved my money cause i fell like it was a wast

I gave the PS 5 stars across the bord but that rating chart dose not ask how you fell after your TT and if the PS did everything he said he would do
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Jonesboro surgery center

My PS promissed a lot of thing that was never done this rating chart dose not ask how you fell months later when you can see the end and it needs to ask did your PS do everything they said they would do

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
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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