Picture at 6 week PO. Not bad! - Mcallen, TX

Hi Ladies, I am 48 years old and have six kids (...

Hi Ladies,
I am 48 years old and have six kids ( Oldest 29 yrs : youngest 7 years). I've scheduled my surgery and am so excited. As soon as I wake up its the first thing I think about. Well, I've waited a long time for this. I trust my doctor to do wonders and take me back to my tummy less days. YAY!

I will post my pictures soon. My surgery is...

I will post my pictures soon. My surgery is scheduled for December 12. Every day is like a roller coaster of being excited then nervous. Can't wait till its done.

Well I had my pre-op visit. The staff was really...

Well I had my pre-op visit. The staff was really helpful. Took my prescription to the pharmacy. This website is so addictive!! I need to concentrate on work....but i'm following some of ya'll (Texas) and I want to keep up with your progress. I feel the need to keep this a secret from people outside of my family. Now, I'm wondering how am i going to do that once I go back to work? ANY ADVICE ON HOW TO HANDLE THIS/ WHAT TO SAY? Some ladies are not going to be nice... I took my pics last night. Now i need to figure out how to post them from my Iphone. (hee hee)

My day is getting close. I've done 1/2 of my Xmas...

My day is getting close. I've done 1/2 of my Xmas shopping. I really want to get it done by next weekend. My oldest daughter will be with me at the surgery. She plans to do a breast augmentation. Now I really can't tell her no. Spirits are high. Still can't manage to tell anyone. Oh we'll. they will probably figure it out soon enough. It's my secret.

My ps was fabulous as was his staff. I felt so...

My ps was fabulous as was his staff. I felt so comfortable with them. There was a sense of peace which I really needed. I thought of my six kids going in and I really felt safe in their hands. Of bless dr. Rios and his staff.

Well it's been six days. I feel good; I'm up and...

Well it's been six days. I feel good; I'm up and walking around At times the soreness kicks in but I take a pill and rest. I'm not too sure on how to figure out the post op days. Does the day of the surgery count? Anyways: I have a lot of bruising all over my tummy and my line is crooked with some puckering. No sign of infection which is good I feel like my abdominal area is bigger than it originally was. And my bb is odd looking. But it was an outie to begin with. I'm trying to look on the positive side. Which is the pooch is gone. Oh we women how we fret over things. My concern is my binder. Does it stay above the incision or does it need to cover it? Thanks for any replies.

I feel great! I'm hard headed and was doing things...

I feel great! I'm hard headed and was doing things around the house but I stopped that. I went to kohls for a bit. I know. I know but I was so bored. I posted last night that I was online shopping with my oldest daughter and I saw a cute top that would cover my pooch. And she reminded me that I don't have the pooch any more. How cool is that. Now I Xmas going to be able to tuck in my blouses. Gonna shop for some nice belts. I'm sooo glad I made it to the flat side. For those of you planning to do this - it is so worth bit!!

Well I didn't like my outie bb and nothing changed...

Well I didn't like my outie bb and nothing changed after the TT. I made sure that I stressed this to my PS - look at the PO pics and you will see what I mean. When I saw the nurse I told her I was not happy. She said it was my BB and I could do what I wanted She stuffed it with gauze and pushed it in a bit. She told me to keep on doing the same and apply pressure.

So I got out of bed and put on some exercise...

So I got out of bed and put on some exercise clothes that have never been used to exercise. I see some results despite the swelling. And that horrible beast of a camel is gone!!! Yay!! See today's pic.

I'm noticing that my BB is not centered. I even...

I'm noticing that my BB is not centered. I even got out my laser level to check. I thought mane I could be swollen on one side more than the other. But I'm not. Anyone think that your BB is not centered. And again- I'm day 31 PO and STILL haven't seen my PS. My next appt is on the 21st. Hope I see him.

Two scabs fell off yesterday and this is what I...

Two scabs fell off yesterday and this is what I saw. Gross. Not healing pretty at all.

Two scabs fell off yesterday and this is what I...

Two scabs fell off yesterday and this is what I saw. Gross. Not healing pretty at all.

Still having good/bad days. But the results are...

Still having good/bad days. But the results are worth it. It's just the swelling that messes with my mind. Seeing the swelling freaks me out. And I feel that the pooch will come back.
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon

They are very professional and they listened to my concerns and gave clear concise information.

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