Pudge is gone now hoping love handles leave!!! - Memphis, TN

I had a baby 2 years again via csection and got...

I had a baby 2 years again via csection and got back down to my pre preggers weight in two months....but the baby pudge remained. I have tried every exercise workout and the fat will not budge. I decided today to go ahead and schedule my procedure. I will be having my procedure at NuBody Concepts in Memphis. I met with the head nurse about 2 weeks ago and decided to think on it. I went back today meet with the doctor viewed more before and after pics and made my appointment. I will be having my lower abs and flanks done because that's where I an holding my fat.

height-5'5
weight-153
waist right above love handles-29
lower stomach with pudge- 33.5
There is a tattoo on my lower stomach right above my c section incision. I will judge this procedure as a success if I'm able to see this without lifting my belly. lol!!!

I have learned from research that the smaller you are the better results you get with this type of procedure. The head nurse had this procedure done and she didnt have any problems with it. She told me this is strictly for body contouring on problem areas and is not to lose weight.

Picked up my 4 yes 4 prescription last night. One...

Picked up my 4 yes 4 prescription last night. One is the valium to take the day of the procedure to calm my nerves, a pain med, nausea pill, and the antibiotic for after the procedure. I'm still working out and I cut my salt intake to help with the swelling after the procedure.

So today was the big day. Procedure only lasted...

So today was the big day. Procedure only lasted about an hour and a half. Dr.Emerson and the nurses where great. The procedure wasn't painful just uncomfortable, mostly on the areas above my navel. I am not in any pain and have no bruising and little soreness. They took out about to liters of fat and fluid. I posted a pic about. I will post a few after pics tomorrow.

Ok im up super earlier so I decided to post. I got...

Ok im up super earlier so I decided to post. I got my girls ready for school. Thank God for their aunt she will be taking them to school for me and my husband because his work hours start before they go to school. THANK GOD FOR HELP. This morning I felt like I had been stung by a billion bees in my belly. I can see a waistline, but the lower pouch is still swollen. I took a pain pill and the pain has left. I also have been draining a lot. I have optioned to use maxi pads vs the gauze due to my draining. My compress garment isn't uncomfortable at all but I have washed it twice already due to the the constant draining. While it washes and dries I wear two pair of pantie girdles and a corset. It feels a lot better to have those on vs nothing.


What they took out. The fat is at the top. The doctor said this is a lot for me due to how I carried my fat and my body that is mostly in shape. I exercise about 3 times a week so this is what was making my small frame look off and bloated

So it's day 3 after my procedure and last night...

So it's day 3 after my procedure and last night was hard. I had nausea and terrible back pain. I'm still very swollen and taking my garment off makes me feel mushy and is painful. Not having the garment on hurts so much that i cant stand up straight. I promise as soon as I can stand up straight I will post pics. I can notice my love handles are going down but my lower belly still has lots of swelling. They did most of the work on my lower belly so maybe that's why it so swollen. Also I used a Homedic hand held massager to help with some of the pain. Good thing is I have my regular appetite but have limited it to veggies, fruit, bagels, and water.

So I'm finally updating. It has been almost 6...

So I'm finally updating. It has been almost 6 weeks(monday) since my procedure. The pics I'm posting are from 4 weeks post and I will get my doctor pic monday when i go. I still have swelling and my stomach is hard in the middle. I have soreness in my back. Other than that I have no complaints. Hopefully the swelling will be gone by the end of month 2.

So I'm 6 weeks post op and i can tell a bid...

So I'm 6 weeks post op and i can tell a bid difference in my side pics. Not so much when it comes to my love handles. The nurse told me im still swollen and 6 weeks is only the half way point when it comes to healing.

Im about 4 months out and I still have swelling...

Im about 4 months out and I still have swelling especially after working out. Anybody else having this issue?
Dr. Emerson

Referral and from before and after pics- Charles Emerson is my doctor.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 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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Great results! And that's just six weeks post op? Wow! Congrats!
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Thanks Daisy. I'm working out again and hopefully that will help even more.
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U look AWESOME mommy...big difference...and to be honest it will takes months to see the total effect...thats what keeps me going..my doc said up to 6 months body will continue to change...so it give us more to look forward to...but u have wonderful results...how do u feel?? Starting back to zumba so I hope it will increase my results or either its gonna swell me like a balloon...lol... :)
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Thank you. I'm starting zumba again too. I had swelling after i first started back and I thought the surgery didnt work. I realized it was swelling and took it slow.
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aqua and smart lipo
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What procedure did you have done?
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Thanks I'm hoping it gets smaller. I havent been doing any massages but i may after my visit monday.
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Hey memphis....LOOKING AWESOME....what a difference...sooo happy for you...u must be too....keep up the great work....YAYYYY :)
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Hey ladies I promise I will post pics soon. I still have swelling so I'm trying to wait until it goes down before I post. I am down to 31 inches and that's with swelling.
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Where are u?? Hope all is well!! Waiting on this pic's..... :)
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Hi, how has your progress been going?
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Any new pics hun...woud love to see how its looking...tomorrow for me at 10am and I am really freakin about now...will keep u posted...
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Im glad to hear the pain is not terrible....I did get myself a lumbar cushion per my Dr. to support my back and keep myself straight and not slumped over and make creases...Im gonna try that while im lying in bed to. Please try and post after pic's when u can...im dying to see....if you think of any other tips..pls feel free to share them....FEEL BETTEr and SPEEDY RECOVERY to u :D
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Did they also give you meds to relax and somewhat be out of it...what about pain meds before procedure...I know some people said they got pain meds, anxiety meds, etc prior to procedure.....
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The pain is not that bad. It's more uncomfortable than pain. Compared to a tattoo it hurts less to me. The after pain is ok. Hurts less than menstrual cramps but you can definitely tell you have been stuck with something. I have been up washing clothes already and plan to finish more school work later. I cant lift my 2 year old because I can feel the stress on my wounds. Also I feel better when I sleep sitting up vs flat on my back. Also I have an ottoman to keep my feet up to alleviate some of the pain.
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The pain is not that bad. It's more uncomfortable than pain. Compared to a tattoo it hurts less to me. The after pain is ok. Hurts less than menstrual cramps but you can definitely tell you have been stuck with something. I have been up washing clothes already and plan to finish more school work later. I cant lift my 2 year old because I can feel the stress on my wounds. Also I feel better when I sleep sitting up vs flat on my back. Also I have an ottoman to keep my feet up to alleviate some of the pain.
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So HAPPY for you...u must be soo glad its over...cant wait for the after pic's...so was it as bad as u thought? It the pain of the procedure I am more worried about than the actual after pain....Keep up the good work and keep posting....
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Hi! Hope your recovery & results go well. Dr. Campfield done my procedure.
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So far recovery is good and I actually have a waistline!!! I love it. Im waiting to see my lower pouch.I can tell it's still swollen a lot.
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Keep me posted!!! I will pray for the best results and they you are happy when its all said and done. Good Luck hun!!
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I completely feel you. I can feel the muscle under my fat to. I would love to get back down to a 27" inch waist but if not I will be happy just to get rid of this lower belly hangover.
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I am in Boston area....he is a Plastic Surgeon who also performs Vaser Surgery...they think they cant get the bulk of my belly...all fat...but I am prepared for a little loose skin too. My expectations are not to look like a model...but fit in my clothes without my skin creeping ova...lol
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My stomach is very soft and mushy....but I feel muscle deep inside there.... :)
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I'm nervous as well Muffinless, but after 2 years of exercising and not seeing a big change in the tummy area I'm ready!!! Who are you going to?
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Good Luck with your procedure...Hope all goes great..Keep us posted...I go Oct 4th for mine and cant wait...very Nervous but have been contemplating this for years!!
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