Hello ladies, hesitated to write a review for a...
I can't really say anything that hasnt been said. It hurts bad specially MR which I had (no lipo). Wearing a faja 24/7 takes some prayer and getting used to. Drains are worse than entire surgery :-/ .
So far, am very happy with my results. I learned a few lessons along the way reading all the amazing, inspiring and funny stories you guys shared. Lessons Learned: DO YOUR RESEARCH! Let the PS know - you know the ins and the outs. You need a strong support system. Most important lesson I learned - we are all different and our starting points vary so don't compare your results to other people!!. Give your body time to adjust and heal.
Forgot to Mention
I started back at the gym taking it light but getting my body back to being active. It feels strange - not painful - but strange sensation that am going to break in half - can't explain it.
I still wear my faja 27/7 and now have gotten to love it! Its my friend and comforter ;-)
Scar treatment. I massage by tummy every day after I shower with Bio Oil - taking my time and close attention to my scar. I then put a silicone strip. I have been doing this since week 3 and I notice a lot of improvement. Scar is overall smoother, thinner.
Here are the updated pictures.
Last Update *promise
Oh.. and wanted to show you guys the scar close up.
6 Wks ! Yay
I have made it to 6Wks!!!
Just got back from seeing my PS - all is healing great thank God. He set me free to resume all activities - and released me from the bondage that is the CG/FAJA.
So why am I sad.... well I have become fond of my faja; we have bonded through some rough times so am not ready to move on. The last 2 week I switched to a faja vest / corset - and Im in love it with. I believe* (these statements have not been reviewed by a doctor) that it is helping shape my body as its healing. I never really had a waist - so Im going to do what I can to make sure I don't lose this one (it cost me a lot of money). So my plan it so continue wearing my faja/corset - it helps with my posture and random swelling during the day - and give myself some freedom in the evening. I have tried to sleep without my binder a few times, can only make it through half the night - so I will slowly work on that.
Well enough about the Faja (told you I was fond of it). Im also now released to do core/ab work which IM TERRIFIED of doing. Im a gym junkie - but since I started back - I have been scared to even breath using my abs - so will report back when I do my first crunch or plank (shivers) O.0.
For all of you ladies starting your journey... you would be surprised how fast time goes by... I saw a lady at the PS clearly early in her journey and I thought to myself - wow can't believe that was me just a few weeks ago and look at me now.
Congratulations to all you deciding or already crossing over to the flat side. Ladies, remember this is a BIG investment $$ at least for me it was ... so I have to protect and take care of my investment! - Its a new journey a new YOU, we fixed the outside; lets make sure we fix the inside, eating healthy, exercising and beautifying ourselves from the inside out. Happy Healing!
7Weeks & Other
I did some ab workout a few days ago and I was scared to death... It was not painful - but it feels sooo strange... so my effort was not great, but at least I got a taste of it...I hope it gets better...
I don't know if this is something that has happened to everyone and I know nobody talks about it here - But I figured I bring it up... It happens to be that one of the side effects of a TT with MR is a crazy strong orgasm!!!! OMIGAH!... I read another of the ladies who said the G spot went missing after the surgery and it apparently moved LOL - well I was concerned about my out spot - but luckly it didn't move - BUT it got super sensitive and I guess with the tightness of my abss..HOLY chicken wings.... So a big shout out to my PS!!!!!!! Woooo!
A few updated pictures... Just celebrated my birthday last week... and I wore a mid-drift shirt - YEP stomach all out showing it off...like I paid good money for it... hehehe...
8 Wk Update
I had started working out a little more -but found myself hurting a bit and thought I even hurt something inside - I felt a pull for days - so I as much as I want to go back full to the gym, I have to moderate it - and take it very easy even if Im feeling great and energetic.
I did run 2 miles non stop and felt great. I'm 140 pounds 5'1 - currently, prior to surgery I was 145 - so just a 5 pound difference. Im hoping to go down 10 pounds just to tighten up a bit more.
I bought another FAJA smh (am addict) this new one is an Ann Cherry (small). I still wear this one or my black one everyday - for about 12 hrs. Usually when I get home I will not wear anything the rest of the night or to sleep. It helps with my posture which is still bad from after surgery, it helps me control my appetite, and it definitely reshaping my waist (I didn't have lipo) and controls the swelling which happens sporadically without warning.
My scar is good, getting very itchy - trying a few different things...Bio oil, Mederma, and silicon strips.
Just need to continue listening to my body - instead of getting anxious.
I hope everyone is healing beautifully!
10 Wks - Update
Today was better - Here are some pictures
Im back in the gym - for the past few weeks, but the last week I have to say it has started to feel normal and am more comfortable and not so self conscious thinking everyone is looking at my stomach.. LOL - what a journey - most of it has to do with our minds for sure.
Hope everyone is healing great ! Here are a few pictures.
Tomorrow I see my PS. My scar has been quite itchy lately, using scar gel and silicone strips. Its thinning out, still red, but you can't hardly feel it when you touch it so its not hard or raised.
I'm still wearing a faja/corset I believe it's helping shape my waist and helps me with swelling, posture and lower back pain. Im starting to get feeling back in the my lower belly which up until now was still numb.
Not much more has changed, so will probably update every month - instead of weekly. I hope all is well with you ladies and Happy Healing my friends!
Ladies, protect your investment! Eat well and exercise - this is the best time to do so as our bodies are continually changing.
Happy healing and Happy Holidays ladies!
Quick Update & Happy Holidays!!
Well Im really excited because I started doing core work, yes!! abs, crunches, leg lifts, all kinds of core work out and it feel good!!!! no pain, no discomfort, its was mostly in my head - thinking something was going to rip apart but not at all... finally sooo happy I was able to do crunches like a normal person and it was great!
Anyways... enough about that...I also bumped into some before pictures I took about 4 years ago.... and its amazing to see how far I have come.
Now I have not lost weight still weight in at about 142-145 depending which is what I weight before surgery. But I eat healthy and I work out hard 5 days a week.
Im happy so far and looking into buying another waist cincher - I can see the difference and Im pretty darn happy.
Ohh...also scar therapy update, been going back and forth between scar gel and silicone strips and I must say that I noticed a difference with the consistency of the scar gel... Merderma. My scar is def lighter in color and smoother. Will continue both treatments.
Also, I massage my belly every day 2x a day with bio oil I can see a difference in my stretch marks much lighter and even skin toned and smoother.
Sooo there is light at the end of the tunnel!...
Almost 4 months - Swelling DOWN a lot!!! ;-)
Just an update -
Won't see my PS until Feb 8....
Nothing else to report ... still get swollen, still get tight specially if I worked out hard... not painful but certainly uncomfortable. Most of my swelling is in my upper abs...and lower where the scar is.
A few pics - pics really speak for themselves.
5 months Guys...
Scar is getting lower - or so it seems, definitely lighter but still there...
I still use my corset everyday about 10 hours a day. I see a big difference on my waist so happy with my progress.
Just some pictures
For those that are about to go in....Wishing you a successful journey. It's not an easy one, BUT it's one that is worth every pain and tear.
Here are some comparison pictures. The pre was taking about a year ago, I was 135 pounds. At the time of my surgery I was 145 pounds (but been working out so fairly toned). Now at the right pic is current 5months post op TT and Muscle repair, no lipo. I'm STILL 145 pounds and I'm 5'1 1/2 . More toned but my body totally changed, I am doing waist training - so I wear a faja/corset 10-12 hours a day, everyday. I work out 5 days a week for a solid hour - cardio and strength training. I eat well, (not perfect) but healthy.
You can't see it on the pictures but I still have some stretch marks in my lower abs - but they are fading nicely with bio oil and I don't mind them as much.
Still working on trimming my side handles a bit and making my tummy overall tighter - not looking for a six pack just a nice smooth abs.
when not swollen I can see a bit of definition.. most times... NOT...
6Months - Time flies
I have been working out hard, trying to trim and tone more, running strength training.
I also wear my salome faja - every day!!! 8-10 hours a day. I didn't have lipo - so been doing waist training instead and Im very happy with the results and highly recommend it if you didn't have lipo and want a more hour glass figure.
Hope you ladies are healing great.
7 months :-)
At this point there is nothing you cannot do, your body adjust, buT I still experience tightness and little spasms here and there after a hard workout out.
9 months & Bikini
after a workout
Very pleased with my interactions and my personal results. Dr. Yager is very sweet, answers your questions, and almost seems to know what you are going to ask and just says it before you do. His office facility is beautiful and his staff friendly and professional.