I was only charged $1550 for the mini tt and lipo...
I was only charged $1550 for the mini tt and lipo as he did a 50% reduction for doing the ba redo. I am 3 weeks and 4 days post op and still have severe swelling. It has not gone down since day 1. It looks the same. I'm really depressed about that. But I looked at some photos of a lady that looked similar to me on the before pics and 15 months later she looked exactly how I want to look. My stomach feels a little jiggly when I walk and I hope the swelling is not a seroma. I did not have much drainage over the 5 days I had it. 25cc, 20cc, 15cc, 12cc, and then 7cc and they took it out. Oh how I hated the drain. It pinched terribly and it was the worse pain I've ever felt. Wanted to rip the drain out. Told the doc I would take it out at day 5 if he didn't! I see him on thursday 5/31/12, 1 month followup. I had my surgery on 4/31/12. If anyone had a mini tt with flank lipo and they looked like me at 3 1/2 weeks and now look great I would really appreciate some encouragement and some pics! Please!
I am wearing my binder religiously. Did anyone...
I am wearing my binder religiously. Did anyone else have this much swelling 3 1/2 weeks out.
Tomorrow I go see my ps and see if the swelling is...
Tomorrow I go see my ps and see if the swelling is a seroma. I almost wish it was so he can just aspirate it and remove the fluid and the swelling will go down instantly. Otherwise, I guess it's a slow path to flatness. I tried on some jeans and they are all loose so that is good. He removed about 3 inches of skin. I don't know how much fat was lipoed off my flanks and am going to ask for an operative report and my records so I can keep them for myself. I also had a breast aug redo and am really really happy with them. I had natrelle high profile smooth round 450 cc gel implants with strattice added to keep them from developing capsular contracture, sagging, rippling, etc... I think it was worth the extra $3000. The only scar is around my nipple and it looks great!
I saw my ps today and he said not to worry about...
I saw my ps today and he said not to worry about the swelling it was normal, especially in the flank area. He said after six months that if we need we would lipo out the rest but that I did not have enough skin for a full tt. I agree. So we shall see. Boobs look great. He snipped two sutures on my nipples, one on each. I will see him in 3 1/2 weeks. After the doctor appt and shopping I was wiped out.
I am 52 1/2 years old so the swelling will take longer to go away. If not we will lipo the rest out in 6 months.
I will post my BEFORE pictures when he gives them to me in 3 1/2 weeks. I forgot to take any, so I'll have to get them from him.
Oh. Also I am a little chubby right now. I am 5'...
Oh. Also I am a little chubby right now. I am 5' 4" and weigh 150. I look good at 135 so i need to lose 15 more lbs but my ps said it wouldn't affect my outcome. If I don't lose it in 6 months I will lipo the rest.
I started using a silicone gel strip at 4 wks post...
I started using a silicone gel strip at 4 wks post op and my scar is incredible looking. Very thin, etc.. I will post pics later. Only warning is that some people are allergic to the strips so not everyone can wear them. I'm wearing them 12-16 hours a day and not at night. No problems at all. The sheet I bought were 6" x 48". So I cut them up to fit my tt scar and my ba scar around my areaole. I made a donut for my areole with this product. Since it is 1/2 foot wide and 4 ft long I have lots and lots to use and cut up as I need them. I found them for only $69.31 at amazon. Unbelievable price if you've priced them! Here is a link for anyone interested.
Tomorrow will be 5 weeks. I took some pictures in...
Tomorrow will be 5 weeks. I took some pictures in a bikini.
Update mini tt after one year and 4 months
I'm not happy with my results however he did say I would need lipo to suck out what fat remains. I will see him next thursday to see if I need a full tt and just the lipo. Here's some pics.
Before mini tt and ba
here are the before pics i never entered. Before mini tt and ba.
Going in for a modified tummy tuck on 9/26/13 see my new review under mommy makeover
I don't want to have to post in so many places so I will post the tummy tuck portion of my upcoming procedure under mommy makeovers. Cuz I have to update on the boobies too and I know I'll be tired. So one review will have updates on the 3 procedures I'm having done 9/26/13
Mommy Makeover Part 2 - Perkier Boobs and Flatter Tummy Coming Next Week! - Lubbock, TX
Abnormal mammogram! for upcoming mommy makeover.
I posted this on my mommy makeover review, but thought i'd share it here as well. No postponement just more work.
My husband just called me and told me he got back my mammo report he had ordered for my surgery on thursday. They said I had some anomilies on the upper right side breast above the implant. I think it may be the strattice or some left over silicone that my surgeon wasn't able to get out last may. So now I have to drive to Andrews which is an hour away and pick up the cd to take to my ps on tues.… Show more He's going to use it as a guide when he removes and replaces the implants I have in now. So he can make sure I don't have any more calcified silicone left in the breast tissue. Calcified silicone is not dangerous it just makes your mammos difficult to read. So you keep getting false positives for cancer. So its a good thing a want to go a bit smaller and he's going to go in there anyway. His wife just had both her breasts removed from cancer last month so he's paranoid about this kinda stuff. I'm not worried its cancer. I know it's the ruptured silicone that I had for over 30 years. Not a big deal. I never had any aches or pains or symptoms ever in the 30 years I had them. But, these false positives on mammos needs to be remedied. My husband whose a doc is not concerned either. But he wants me totally cleaned out so he called my ps and told him what's going on and my ps told him to have me bring him the films on cd and he would use that as a guide to finish cleaning me out before he puts the new implants in. GOSH! Drama
I'm on the flat side!
I've posted pictures on my Mommy makerover part 2 review. I am definitely flat!
Post op day 1 pics
Well, I did great. He lipod out 700 cc of fat, cut out 2 inches of skin. I have one drain in. I was able to sleep on my side. No real pain at all. Only when I get up and down for a brief second. I've been able to stay by myself and do what I need done. I fed myself and did the dishes. Took the dog out. Made my bed. I'm superwoman today. Hope it lasts. Most of all I am flat, even with the swelling I am flat!
Postop Day 2 - Cough Hell!
OMG. I haven't had a cigarette since the day before my surgery. I only had 2 that day. But I'm determined not to ever pick one up again in my life. However, what happens is that your lungs start to rebel and cough up crap and OMG it hurts when that happens. I am pleased I'm staying quit this time. Pray for me.
Post Revised Mini Tummy Tuck Day 13 Pictures!
Okay, so I thought I would post my day 13 post op pics after the revision. Getting better. Weight was 149 going in, after 154, 152, 150, 149, and today 150.9. Crazy! Must be swelling but I have eaten more and not much activity. Ugh!
Scar pics from 10-10-2013 - Day 15 at the time. Try to post again!
I tried to post these from 10/10/13 but had a problem with realself. So I'm trying again. These are 15 days po at the time. It's amazing how 2 days makes a difference in the look of the scar. I haven't done anything to the scars yet. I did soak in the tub and rinsed off real good afterwords and that made some of the scabs come off by themselves.
4 wks tomorrow tummy tuck scar pic update
I'm a day early but here are some new pics. My hubby actually tells me how good I look in these dresses. I went from a compliment drought to an overflow! Tuck must be doing some good. Yay!
New pics. Not bad for 53 going on 54!
I've gained 5 lbs. but my tummy is still flat. I'm amazed that I can wear some of these dresses I couldn't before cuz they showed a slight bulge. Now I feel like I can wear anything!
He is great. If I don't get the results I want it is because I did not want a full tt and muscle repair and insisted on this. Time will tell on the results. He and his staff are exceptional!