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TT with Lipo to Flanks and Vasor Lipo to Back Bra Area! - Memphis, TN

I am a mother of two wonderful boys, 18 and 13. I...

I am a mother of two wonderful boys, 18 and 13. I have wanted this for so long, and I'm so happy to finally be doing it!! I'm 50 yrs old and it's now or never!! I weigh 145lbs and since my second son was born I have the same issues everyone else has. My body has never been the same. So, it's time to change my life for the better! I have a wonderful husband who is definetly on the fence with this. He says, your fine just the way you are. Gotta love him for that but....naw. He will be happy when he sees the new me;) I have gone to three consults and have finally decided on the one I felt the most confident with. They were all good but all had very different ways of doing things. It was a difficult decision. I am getting consumed with RS. It is probably whats getting me through ALL the doubts. I love reading and seeing all of your wonderful posts and pictures. everyone looks amazing afterwards!! Also, I take notes of supplies you all suggest that I wouldn't have thought of. So thank you. I'm looking forward to going through this very unnerving journey with all of your help and support. I will be here for all of you as well!

Three weeks and counting!

Tomorrow is my ore-op. I think he will answer any doubts I'm feeling. I hope!
I love this site and all the wonderful women on it! I don't think I would do this without you all! I live on here every night!
I hope and pray everyone's TT is healing and your feeling better everyday!

Had to cancel my Tummy Tuck today, Sept. 16th because of blood work:(((

Talk about a nightmare! I had gotten my pre-surgery blood work done from my family DR.on Sept.5th. Thought that would give plenty of time if needed to be rechecked. Recieved a call on Wed. Sept 11th that my PTT was high. Needed to get rechecked. WEnt the next day and thought nothing of it really. While doing my large grocery shop on Friday to last the next two weeks from surgery.. I get a call from DR office. He thinks I should postpone my TT for Monday and go to hematologist. This was at 4:30 Friday!!! My PS agreed. They were afraid of bleeding. The PTT level is the clogging agent in our blood. Mine was too high. Well, I cryed most of the weekend because I was mentally ready for Monday to come.
I finally got appt with blood specialist today. Took more blood for tests. Just have to wait now. Hopefully it will come back fine and I can get back on my PS schedule!
I'm not giving up yet!!

Finally happening!!

I have to be at surgery Center at 6:00am tomorrow. I'm getting so nervous!! I think the day before is the worst anxiety ever!! I've tried to stay as busy as possible! I'm ready as I will ever be.
Good luck to all the TT ers this week. Hope we all have great experiences.
See you on the flat side!!!

I am so HAPPY!!!

I had my surgery 9 days ago.
Surgery Center- made me relax and where very professional. I knew right away I was in great hands.
Dr Johnson- I can't say enough how fantastic he is!! As soon as I saw him all my nerves disappeared. Without a doubt I think he is the best PS in Memphis! I'm so thrilled I didn't settle and continued researching until I knew I had found the Best for me.
After waking up I felt some pain that I expected. I wanted to get up to go to the bathroom because I knew I'd be released to go home as soon as I did.
First night was manageable pain wise. I thought first three days were the hardest but with staying on top if pain meds it wasn't terrible. I set my phone alarm so I didn't miss any meds. Word of advice- add stool softners to your meds. You will be happy you did. I thought having the first BM was one of the biggest hurdles. Senekot and MOM did it for me.
Everyday I feel better. I'm bruised, swollen, and tired but I couldn't be happier!! It will continue to only get better from here. It is important to stay positive cause you will have some doubtful moments. I know this is a dream I've had for 15 years and it has finally come true. Thank you to my DH! He wasn't a supporter of PS in general but has been nothing but a sweetheart! I love him even more than ever for supporting me on this journey.
Before having my surgery I lived on this site hoping I would read something to ease my doubt and insane nerves. If I can help anyone by saying- don't be afraid! It's nothing like I had imagined the pain would be. It is very manageable and you'll sleep through the first few days. Waiting for your day is probably the hardest part.
I wish I did this sooner! Good luck ladies:) we are all going to look great!
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Johnson and his office where so gracious and accommodating. He sat and talked for at least 1 hour and explained everything to me. Then asked if I had any questions. If I need to go back at anytime before surgery (which I am doing) for any additional questions or just to feel more comfortable that I could. He is Board Certified. He has been doing TT for many years. I just had the right feeling about him.

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How are you doing now??? You're looking great!
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Your looking good! :)
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My surgery was September 16... You ended up 6 days after me it must of been devastating when you had to cancel....grrrrrrr. thank goodness it worked out...you look fantastic.... My surgeon was fantastic as well....it makes a world of difference, have total confidence and piece of mind.... The swelling is a pain....but temporary ...thank goodness I've got 10 years on you, am equally as thrilled ....this will enrich our lives don't you agree ? The FLAT SIDE ROCKS..... ((((Hugs )))) LiveLoveBelieve
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I most definitely agree with you LLB! I feel our lives are getting a whole new and improved confidence. I can't wait to see the improvements as we go through our recovery. Everyday is better for sure! Hugs back at ya:)
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You look good and you are right; I had in my mind a pain level of 10 but on average at the worst it was probably a 7. Our imagination can get the best of us.
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Just saw that you had to postpone your procedure! So happy things worked out. You should be starting recovery now. Hope that everthing has gone smoothly. Best wishes!
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Glad you made it home. Get a lot of rest.
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Get lots of rest!! Good luck prayers will be with you today. Can't wait to see your new look.:))
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Good luck today!!!
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So glad it all worked out, good luck tomorrow!
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It's now your time. Good luck!
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Thank you girls! I'm so nervous!! I will let ya know how it goes! Keep your fingers crossed for me tomorrow please!
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sorry to hear ya news hope you will be sorted real soon x
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I hope my 16th buddies are doing great tonight!!! I am so pissed I had to cancel!! UGH!!!! Please let me know how your doing ! I hope I will be behind you soon:)
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Good luck lady xxx
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Good Morning! Sending good vibes....... (((Hugs)))
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Good luck!!
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Oops posted before I got done writing. LOL Nice to be connect, RealSelf is wonderful making this possible to share. Hoping your are getting everything done in the next few day that you need to. I've already decorated for Fall and brought my houseplants inside my sun porch. Monday can't get here soon enough....trying to stay healthy, don't want any runny noses. Take care
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Great to connect with you September 16th is going to be life changing for both of us HUH! What time is your surgery? I have mine 1:30 , then spending one night In the hospital
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Yes girl September 16 we will new an improve. Lol my surgery is 7:30 am and I'm also spending one night
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Hey there sansan01 . Just posted on your profile page :) Good Luck!
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Thank you :) time is flying.
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Good luck although you won't need it. Cheers here's to you flat days ladies.!!!
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Time a Ticking! I'll follow your story.... We're just about on the same time line 10 days for me... Stay positive
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3 wks will fly by!
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