SO EXCITED!! My Dream is Coming True! - Melbourne, FL

Hello, I am 25 years old and am scheduled to have...

Hello, I am 25 years old and am scheduled to have a tt on april 12th. After graduating high school I lost 100 lbs and for several years have been trying to save up the money to have all this excess skin removed. Finally with the help of my tax return I have enough to have it done!

I had a consultation with a few doctors and by far Dr. D was my choice! He was the only Dr that made me feel comfortable. HE also was very straightforward and was very understanding and listened to me.

I will post pics soon. On April 7th I am going in for my pre op apt. Will let you guys know how it goes.

I had my pre op apt yesterday. I am getting more...

I had my pre op apt yesterday. I am getting more nervous as we get closer to the date. I am having it done on Tuesday, the 12th at 7am....AAAHHHHHH!!!! SCARED, BUT OH< SO EXCITED!
The doctor went over everything with me, He scared me a little with everything he told me, but he said its his job to warn me of all the precautions, but he said since im young, I should heal quickly and be back to work the following Monday. What do you guys think, can I be back to work a week later?
He gave me like 6 different prescriptions, they are so expensive! Especially the lovenox, he gave me a prescription for a week supply and it is $185! OUCH!! :)
I will post pics soon.

WOW! I have been stressing about getting all those...

WOW! I have been stressing about getting all those prescriptions filled before my surgery, I dont have insurance and the total cost came up to $365 for all the prescriptions. BUT GOD ANSWERED MY PRAYERS!!!
I looked online for prescription assistance, and I called a local catholic church in my area and they paid for all my prescriptions! Including $240 for the Lovenox! They gave me vouchers to pick up the prescriptions at Publix...HAH! Walmart would never allow something like that! :) God bless that sweet little lady who helped me out today at the church office, and the gentlemen at the publix pharmacy. Lots of hugs and Thank you's to the both of you!!!

Just One more day...SO NERVOUS!!! Butterflies!...

Just One more day...SO NERVOUS!!! Butterflies! ALso, go a weird question. I got my period today, how is that going to work out?

Had my surgery the smorning atg 7:30am. Im home on...

had my surgery the smorning atg 7:30am. Im home on the couch right now. My doctor came by to check on me and saif looks like I ws doing great. I am really sore and the tubes are piching me, Getting up is hard, laying back down is the worst! Toast seems to be the only thing I can eat, otherwise I get too nausious.

Wish I could see my belly!!!! SO excited to see what it looks like, Tomorrow I have to be at the drs office at 9:15 am. Maybe he will let me see?!


In regard to the surgery, I was a nervous reck 'what if I dont wake up" "what if theirs conmplications" They gave me a some happiness in my iv, pushed me into surgery room and a minute later I was waking up, asking why they haavent done the surgery yet??
Little to my knowledge it was done, I didnt like the fealing of waking up from the anastheshia.
Oh yes, my doctor has been amazing, also his staff. THANKS SO MUCH AND GOD BLESS

2nd day after surgery. I slep decent last night, a...

2nd day after surgery. I slep decent last night, a whole lotter better than the night before surgery! I woke up the smorning in a lot of pain, I think the tubes are oinching my vajayjay :) area. Either that or, since the pain meds ware off I could just feel it now. In an hr I have to be at dr. diaz's office, I am going to ask him for something stonger, right now he has me on only 5mg percosets.
Overall the recovery isnt too bad, just sore in teh area of where my tubes are coming out. And a little bit nausious.
I still have the binder on so I can see the results.

Saturday, day 4 post op and I am feeling fantastic...

Saturday, day 4 post op and I am feeling fantastic. I havent had a pain pill in over 24 hours, and I dont need it! I feel a little uncomfortable where he pulled out on of the drains yesterday and a sore throat, otherwise I feel great! cant wait to get these other 2 drains out. My dr has been amazing! He has seen me every day since the surgery, he says that I am recovering quickly and that my stomach looks great. He said depending on how much I drain over the weekend that he may take out one or both of the drains on monday or tuesday.

List Pros & Cons, Advice you can offer others

List Pros & Cons, Advice you can offer others

Took a shower today, and I was so exhausted...

Took a shower today, and I was so exhausted afterwards. I felt like I was doing the hokey pokey! put the left foot in, take the left foot out, put the right arm in take the right arm out :)
put the head in and soap it all up!!! HEHE
I got soap in my eyes and my back hurt afterwards, but it was so worth it...FELT SO GOOD TO BE CLEAN AFTERWARDS! I just got done painting my nails and it feels pretty good putting on sweat pants, and not having to roll them up to cover a hanging belly. I LOVE MY BELLY!!! Even with my binder on.

I see alot of pics of girls taking off their binder at that safe? I would love to see my belly standing infront of a mirror. Ive only seen it laying on the dr's table when he was changing my dressings.

12 days post op....doing great. HAPPY EASTER TO...

12 days post op....doing great. HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE!

Has anyone had this weird feeling that something...

Has anyone had this weird feeling that something is crawling on your skin, near your incision? I actually thought there was liquid (OR BLOOD!) dripping down my side, until I looked and nothing was there?
Having a great recovery and loving the results, cant wait for the swelling to go down!

Startin to worry if I have those things called...

startin to worry if I have those things called 'dog ears'? On the left side of the latest pics? 2 weeks post op 2day

24 days post op..LOVING my new belly! I am getting...

24 days post op..LOVING my new belly! I am getting so many compliments at work! I have been shopping, and I'm actually buying form fitting clothes....I feel like a new person. Im gonna go shopping for a bathing suit soon, cant wait. The new pics are me in my siters suit. I think the scar is coming along nicely. Please let me know what you think of the new pics. They were taken at 3 and a half weeks post op. I will be 4 weeks post op on tuesday. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE MOMS OUT THERE! Have a great weekend!

Well it has been 6 weeks post op and I am loving...

Well it has been 6 weeks post op and I am loving my body more every day! I have started doing some modeling (let me know what you guys think of the pics!) My scar is super low and I can cover it with my undies & a bikini! Now I just have to get my confidence up and wear an itty bitty 2 piece in front of all those people at the beach! :) SCARY!!! :) SOrry the 6 weeks pictures kinda suck, I had to take take them with my phone because my camera is missing in action.


Hey guys! Well on April 12 it will be a full year...

Hey guys! Well on April 12 it will be a full year since i've had my surgery! and I couldn't be happier witty my new tummy! My scar looks great. If anyone from the FL area is looking for an amazing Dr please consider Dr Michael Diaz in Melbourne FL. Check out my pics
Melbourne Plastic Surgeon

Dr diaz is amazing! He takes pride in his work and is very detailed. I would recommend him a thousand times over. He has incredible bed side manner! He saw me every day after surgery for an entire week, including coming to my home to check up on me. I was very nervous the day of surgery and he found a way to make me laugh and ease my nerves. His staff is wonderful. I had consultations with 2 other doctors and he was by far my number one choice!

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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It will be a year next month! I feel like a new person! I couldn't be happier and life my new body!!!!
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Thanks so much guys! Now over 3 months later I am loving myself more than ever and enjoying life so much!!! I started a new job and my confidence is through the roof! XOXO!will post some updated pics shortly
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Dazzling you are very beautiful!

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I personally think it is ridiculous for you to ask for financial help from a charity, when your getting something done that is not a neccessity to begin with! Charities are for people who are struggling day to day to survive. Hope your proud of yourself!!
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Hello RNH
This is a supportive community and I feel your comments were harsh.  You are welcome to your opinion, but ultimately we're here to be supportive of each other.
Thank you

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Yeah yeah, okay kimmers25.
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wow quite rude! And dazzling you look fantastic!!!
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OMG you are a model? I am so happy for you that you are feeling so good. When I saw those little white shorts I thought OH NO I just packed away two pair like that and thought I might be able to wear them again...but I'm not tiny like you so I'll go ahead and give them away. You look gorgeous and I am so happy for you. I GO IN MONDAY!!!!!!!!! Sooo thrilled!
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keep us posted! Youre going to do great and look incredible!!!
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You LOOK FANTASTIC!!! I know that you are thrilled to be wearing your clothes these days!
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You're dazzling! Love your shape, your scar is identical to mine - fits great in a thong. I had my TT on 15th April - you must have been around the same time. Keep up the good work.
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THANKS! I had mine on the 14th. Time seems to be going so fast. I am due back for a post apt next friday
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wow congrats to you , you look must be exciting to be goin shopping and tryin on clothes with out having the battle of the buldge hanging on your tummy ;) i cant wait for mine 20 more days.
Happy mothers day too you too and every other mother on here.!!
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I bet youre excited. Cant wait to see some after pics.
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You look great. God bless.
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Wow!! You look so great! You must be so happy!
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WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW....look at the difference! YOu look FANTABULOUS! U look soo great right now and even in a couple more months u'll improve even more, ppl better watch out, you ARE dazzling darling!
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Thanks so much! HEHE I love to hear this. I feel like a new person, maybe ill find mr. perfect now!? :)
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Dazz, this is my first time looking at your before and then current pictures - YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!! Congrats on the weight loss and your fabulous looking tummy!!!!! You positively ROCK!!! Hope all is well!
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I'm happy to hear your well. Is your side looking better (not dog ears) Can't wait to see more pix. :)
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How are you doing? Just wanted to see if your doing well.
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Im doing great! Will be posting new pics soon. It will be 3 weeks on tuesday. Cant believe how fast the past 3 weeks has gone by!
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In response to your 4/17 post about taking your binder off at home with pics and it being safe? I am allowed to take off my binder to shower and then have to put it back on so for me...that's when I take my pics! Good luck to you you look amazing!
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