1 week post op

So i have very mixed feelings on where to have the...

So i have very mixed feelings on where to have the scar placed , alot of dr's are saying that the scar should be in the back because in the front is way too visible but others say in the back you wont see it but everyone else will... Im so confused i would really like to hear where you guys have your scars and if you liked the placing or not .... :)

So i am going to finally go for it my surgery date...

so i am going to finally go for it my surgery date is March 4th less than 2 weeks away !!! and i am super sick ... great!! alot of people are telling me i should get a recliner considering im doing a TT, BBl and Arm lift together.... i dunno if thats necessary.... let's see so i am trying to not even think about the surgery considering ive never even had a stitch in my life... not even a broken finger... nothing! lets see how it goes :- /

Im so excited for monday !!!! Had my pre op apt...

Im so excited for monday !!!! Had my pre op apt today my doc was great he even offered to give me botox at no cost .... He is the best!!! I am a bit scared of the pain :( but whatever i guess the pain meds will have to do :/

So now i am on anti biotics just 4 days away from...

So now i am on anti biotics just 4 days away from my surgery ... I BETTER get BeTTER !! Lol ive been drinking lots of vit c and natural orange, grapefruit, carrot, beets juice ... :/ but no cough thank god ! So im not nervous yet im so wierd ... Maybe cause i have so many things going on at the same time :/ hopefully i dont have time to get nervous :)

Thank god for antibiotics... Im all better in time...

Thank god for antibiotics... Im all better in time for my surgery which is... Well its past midnight ... So .. Its really tomorrow :) ... So im not really that nervous ... Minda disgusted about the drains... YUCK ! ... I guess ill manage... I am worried about the pain ... But i told my doc i also had valium , lorazepan and xanax ... He said thats fine (obviously not at the same time) any other sudgestions on managing pain???? I really dont know what im getting myself into the worst pain ive had is probably a lil scrape , bruise or something ... : /

So i woke up and my arms were not done they said i...

So i woke up and my arms were not done they said i lost alot of blood and they will do them when im better they didnt want to risk it ... :( ugh i guess its for my safety or something whatever :/ i hate the fact of going undr again but whatever

So dr said im ok for next surgery ..... 3/25 ....

So dr said im ok for next surgery ..... 3/25 ....

So i did my arms and lips today it was quick no...

So i did my arms and lips today it was quick no pain.... I feel perfectly fine and have not taken pain meds yet.... My dr is the best!!!!and my tt scar is healing great !!!! Ill post pics soon

1 week post op... Had no pain at all... Off my...

1 week post op... Had no pain at all... Off my pain meds like on the 2nd day ... Im so glad i did this after most dr's i went to see told me they wouldnt do this sx ....
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Wow, you look great and healing well!!
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Thanks...ill post new pics soon... its been 6 months already
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How much did he charge you?
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So glad you did your arms! And, great news that you have no pain. You'll find each day to be a different experience as sensation returns. It is worth it all!
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Thanks !! Im already back to work :)
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Already back to work??? That's crazy and amazing too! Good for you!
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So awesome...glad your not having any problems!
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Thanks :)
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Glad to hear everything went well and you are not in a lot of pain.
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Thanks :)
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Good luck on your upcoming surgery - I will be following shortly :) I am a little scared about all the swelling everyone is talking about. I am having arms done on 4/15 and extended tummy tuck on 5/20. I am very excited - The dr I picked will not do them together : ( but I guess health wise thats a good thing but I want to be "done" I am going to wait after the TT to schedule a breast lift and possible thigh lift if needed. I am glad there are so many people on here going thru the same thing - makes it much less scary.
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Thanks .... :) dont be ...you will be fine
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How are you feeling otherwise..from the other surgeries? Glad you got your next surgery date! Gayle
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Good im fine... Nothing fits but other than that i am ok :) ... :)
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What a horrible delimma to have! LOL.
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Oh it is my pants dont go past my thighs its terrible
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Does anybody know if with arm lift surgery you swell up your whole body as well? I am so swollen from my tt its not eveen funny !!! I gained over 15 ibs and im 1 week post op
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I didn't think you got your arms done? But with the statments you made about blood loss, they probably filled you with IV fluid during surgery which makes you gain weight and swell up all over. When i got my arms done i gained a little weight from fliuds and both my arms were very swollen.
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Jesus! I gained over 15 ibs with bbl and tt and i want to schedule my arms for after the 20th of this month im going to look like a monster if i gain another 15
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Hi, be glad that the doctor waited because of your blood loss. These are major surgeries and need extreme caution. I had my arms and breasts done at one time. The swelling I had was mostly in my left arm and it was worse if I tried to wear the arm/breast compression garment I had purchased. I ended up returning the combo and just got a breast compression. I have had no repercussion because of not wearing the arm compression. Swelling was also worse at night. Just a reminder to rest, rest and rest, drink lots of fluids, walk a little bit and rest. LOL I also had a lower body lift 2 weeks after the arm/breast surgery. My ankles were swollen and of course my abdomen was also swollen. I would suggest not weighing yourself. You are still full of fluid from surgery and your body is working hard to heal. Just take care of yourself for a couple of weeks and then weigh. I know it's hard not to want to because we think, at least I did, the surgeon removed so much skin that we have to lose weight! I weighed myself early on and put on the pants that I'd always worn and was discouraged that I was the same weight and my pants fit. Now, after nearly 3 months post op, I have gone down a pant size and am 8 pounds lighter and at my goal weight. Hang in there and be patient. You'll be great! Oh, and when you do get your arms done it'll be a breeze (hopefully!) as mine were. Take care!
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Oh, and about the placement of the arm scars...I wasn't given a choice either and thank goodness for that! My PS knew exactly where he would make the incision. If you look at my pictures, the scars are not visible from front or back when my arms are at my sides. In the nearly 4 months since surgery the scars have really thinned out and are fading.
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Thats great :) thnx ... Your 3 months on your arms... How is your scar??? Can you already wear sleveless shirts...?
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Oh sorry didnt see this comment ...
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Wow your results are amazing!! What did u use on your scar?
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GeGe82v- Thanks! My scars are doing great. I use Mederma Advanced Scar Gel on them 1x daily. I live in IL so no short sleeves for me yet. Still waiting on Spring! That's a whole other topic...Anyway, I have shopped for some cute sleeveless shirts and by the time the weather allows my scars will be so much better. I admit, I'm a bit nervous but after the first time I'm hoping it'll be OK. You know, I was so used to holding my arms just right so that the sag wasn't as bad so if I position my arms closer to my body the scars won't even show. It's the bathing suit I'm worried about. = 0
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