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Hello to all, this is something I wanted for the...

Hello to all, this is something I wanted for the last 8 years. I have done alot of research, so much so I might can perform the surgery my self lol.....

O.k heres the scenario, I am a 35 year old mother of six...(pin drops) yes I said it six. No they are not twins triplets or even tuplets, they were all single births which I spent my glorious twenties having 'em. I have three boys and three girls. The last was born in Jan of 2010.

With the last birth I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and hypertension. The diabetes went away with the birth of the baby and well I fought with the hypertension which eventually went away like the Dr.s said it would in about 8 to 9 months.

My surgery is scheduled in Feb. of 2011 3 whole months and I am so anxious. I had a dr.s appointment the other day and the first thing the dr. said when he saw me was " so I see you are pregnant". Ughhhhhh..!!!!! doctooorrrrr!!!! I am 5 ft even 150lbs and I still have the pregnancy shape to my stomach. I know I am on the heavy side in which I never was, not @ least til the last birth I was always 98-118lbs after having a baby but I did stop smoking and I guess with the diabetes and my age I have gained weight after giving birth....

I am a lil freightend as to the risk and what to expect but I want this so bad I will not turn away from the opportunity. It's either now or never. So wish me luck and I will post some before pics in about a month and keep you guys updated from there on out.

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I know how you feel my TT is scheduled for 12/16.I'm nervous but also excited.I'm so ready to do this.
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Goodluck..... I know you are anxious with the butterflies keep me posted on your results.
Good for You!! I had Extended TT w/ Lipo (waist, flanks -- and hips (saddlebags) and thighs) in Sept. I, like you, was a nervous wreck. I also did my homework. I am sooooooo glad that I had the surgery and would do it again in a heartbeat. However, it doesn't come without some pain and frustration now and then (can't workout to the extent that I was before -- no ab work, no running/jogging yet). It is a slow healing process as you may have some swelling off and on, as well as "tugging and pulling" sensations. It is a major surgery -- particulary with the Lipo added to the TT -- must be patient. Trust and listen to your surgeon and you will have a wonderful outcome. I am 9 weeks out from my surg and will post my entire story with pics this week. Everytime I sit down to do it -- it turns into a novel! :)
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Hello to all, this is something I wanted for the...

Hello to all, this is something I wanted for the last 8 years. I have done alot of research, so much so I might can perform the surgery my self lol.....

O.k heres the scenario, I am a 35 year old mother of six...(pin drops) yes I said it six. No they are not twins triplets or even tuplets, they were all single births which I spent my glorious twenties having 'em. I have three boys and three girls. The last was born in Jan of 2010.

With the last birth I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and hypertension. The diabetes went away with the birth of the baby and well I fought with the hypertension which eventually went away like the Dr.s said it would in about 8 to 9 months.

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My surgery is scheduled in Feb. of 2011 3 whole months and I am so anxious. I had a dr.s appointment the other day and the first thing the dr. said when he saw me was " so I see you are pregnant". Ughhhhhh..!!!!! doctooorrrrr!!!! I am 5 ft even 150lbs and I still have the pregnancy shape to my stomach. I know I am on the heavy side in which I never was, not @ least til the last birth I was always 98-118lbs after having a baby but I did stop smoking and I guess with the diabetes and my age I have gained weight after giving birth....

I am a lil freightend as to the risk and what to expect but I want this so bad I will not turn away from the opportunity. It's either now or never. So wish me luck and I will post some before pics in about a month and keep you guys updated from there on out.


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Hello, I live in Grand Rapids, I have been wanting a tummytuck for a long time and plan on doing it later this year after i finish school in August. I am scared to death. Please let me know how it goes for you. Good luck and I hope everything works out for you!
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Well I know exactly how you feel - I've been going nuts and now it's here. I'm going in for my TT and lipo just like you- tomorrow!!! I am anxious, scared, excited, freaking out but like you I cannot let this opportunity go by! I want my body back!
I have another thread going so check for my post-op updates in the next week.
Hang in there- time flies!
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Hello all I know it has been a while since I last...

Hello all I know it has been a while since I last visited thats because my surgery got postponed due to an infection in my right flank so I have to wait a couple more to have both tt and lipo of the flanks done.. but in the meanwhile heres the pregnant looking befores...

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Hello all I know it has been a while since I last...

Hello all I know it has been a while since I last visited thats because my surgery got postponed due to an infection in my right flank so I have to wait a couple more to have both tt and lipo of the flanks done.. but in the meanwhile heres the pregnant looking befores...

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Old post from 2 years ago.. Going to yily check out my updated story

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He and his staff are very welcoming, they make you feel very comfortable. I have seen his work and it was very neat. He has been doing surgery for years and is very good At what he does. He performed a tt on my friend and it came out perfect.... I feel really comfortable with him.Updated on 28 Nov 2010:He and his staff are very welcoming.. They make you feel @ ease and cared for. He has been doing this kind of surgery for years . I also saw his work first hand and it was very neat and beautiful..

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