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Over fifty and loving it - Lilburn, GA

I am 54 years of age. I have been up and down the...

I am 54 years of age. I have been up and down the weight roller coaster but for the 1st time in my life, I have not been successful in trimming all this fat around my middle. I am so tired of pants rolling down my stomach and it's just plain uncomfortable lugging all this fat around my belly! I'm not expecting miracles, so any improvement will be celebrated. I am so happy I found this site. It sure helps to hear about other people's experiences. I'll be sure to post my progress.

It's day 3 after surgery. Still sore but getting...

It's day 3 after surgery. Still sore but getting better. I took a walk today and I am moving around much better. The numbness and itching has started. I am glad I took time off work. I really wouldn't want to be in the office where I could not lay down when I get tired.

Day 15...I ordered a smaller garment and it should...

Day 15...I ordered a smaller garment and it should arrive today.. I went to the Dr office yesterday and was told my garment is way too big. The tighter the compression, the better. The first few months it's all about sculpturing. I keep looking in the mirror amazed at how much smaller my mid section is! I will have the after pictures taken at the one month mark and should be able to post them. I really like wearing my one piece body smoother under the compression garment. It is great for keeping my skin nice and smooth. I also bought a hand held massager from bed, bath and beyond to start massaging the little lumps.

Day 22 My main challenge concerning this...

Day 22
My main challenge concerning this procedure is the compression garment in general and sleep issues in particular.

The Body Magic Garment that was highly recommended did not work for me so I am wearing a garment I purchased from a store in the Disover Mall thanks to a tip from a fellow realself blogger. This is my 2nd day in it. It's tight and immediately removes inches from my waist. I can wear it all day, but cannot sleep in it or at least I couln't last night. I also cannot sleep in the velcro wrap I was given after the procedure. I can sleep in a Spanx but it's not really tight enough even though I bought a small. I was given a medium Spanx after the procedure.

Issues with compression garments aside, I am VERY PLEASED with the results..no more belly hanging down, I have a waist now and the soreness is gradually diminishing. This was definitely worth it but still, I am really looking forward to feeling completely normal again and storing away these garments! LOL

List Pros & Cons, Advice you can offer others

List Pros & Cons, Advice you can offer others

2 and 1/2 years later.. Not good

The results were good for a while.. Don't gain any weight!!!! My waist is gone and now I have a very unsightly crease at my lower abs and my waist is nowhere in sight. All the fat that was removed traveled to my boobs. Some of you might think that is a good thing but at 36F, I was weighted down.. So I had a breast reduction and now all the fat is in my stomach. I am trying to reduce my weight and have lost a few pounds so far, so maybe this will help.. Bottom line .. If you are somewhat overweight, I would caution against this procedure.. You can't fool mother nature!
Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon

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5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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