Can't Wait for my TT! - Southfield, MI

I'm super excited about getting my TT and lipo...

I'm super excited about getting my TT and lipo. I'm 21 years old, 5'4 170lbs. I've been overweight my whole life. In high school I tipped the scale at 205 and lost a big chunk of weight and got down to 130, but of course keeping weight off is extremely difficult to do and over 3 years I gained some weight back here and there. I've been staying at the weight I am now for 2 years. I've been talking about getting a tummy tuck ever since I was 16. I've never had any children. I don't see myself having any either. My PS isn't going to do any muscle repair due to my age and the whole child thing. When I went in for my consultation I didn't know I was going to be so emotional. Threw my eyes I'm a fat girl. I have always been one even when I weighed 130 I still had fat rolls around my tummy. It was so hard to show my PS my tummy cause not even my mom has seen my stomach..but when my PS told me you are not fat and you need to realize that I wanted to cry and that my tummy is just mostly extra skin and a little fat. It's still hard to believe her. This whole thing is just sounds to good to be true. This person and stomach is all I know. I cant wait to feel comfortable with my self and other people. I go in for my pre-op appt Nov 12th and my surgery is Jan 3rd. It seems sooo far away.

One week from now I'm going to go for my first...

One week from now I'm going to go for my first physical in about 6 years. It's a very long time, I know. I'm excited for it though. Hopefully everything will go well so I will be a-okay for the surgery.

I'm all clear for surgery! yay. My procedure...

I'm all clear for surgery! yay. My procedure had to get rescheduled for a sooner date. It's now November 17th. It's just around the corner. :) The only thing I'm nervous about is going back to work. My job involves lifting large and small dogs(grooming/asst). I guess I'm just going to have to take it extremely easy.

I don't think today could have gone any worse....

I don't think today could have gone any worse. The surgery is off. After rescheduling my pre-op appt and surgery date three times due to the PS surgeon's random leave of absence.. I got a phone call the morning of my pre-op with the receptionist telling me that the PS is leaving sooner then they had thought and now she in unable to do my surgery which was one week from today. After I hung up with her the water works immediately started. How crummy is it to wake up this morning and think wow my life is going to change in an amazing way one week from today to someone telling you in less then a minute that, that isn't going to happen.

I'm so unbelievably depressed right now. I had everything ready too. I took two weeks off, my family was all ready for it, my mind set was all ready.

I just don't know what to think right now. I guess start all over. I'm certainly going to do my homework with the next PS.

Today I went and had a consultation with Dr....

Today I went and had a consultation with Dr. Michelle Hardaway. The overall experience was great. Everyone was just so welcoming and full of knowledge. I'm extremely happy that I didn't end up getting my surgery done from Dr. Awada. I'm thinking about scheduling the surgery for the end of December. I pray that this is the one! :)

My surgery is scheduled for January 3rd. :):):)

My surgery is scheduled for January 3rd. :):):)

I'm 3 days post op and I'm feeling okay. I...

I'm 3 days post op and I'm feeling okay. I get my drains out today, yay! So far my experience has been alright. All yesterday I had a fever over 100.0. It finally broke this morning. Every time I get up to move around my head feels like its going to explode and I have barley gotten a good nights sleep. The most I've slept was 4 hours straight.

I'm still very very swollen. I know it will go down but It still makes me nervous. I'll post some pics in a couple of days.

There is some "rippling" on my one side....

There is some "rippling" on my one side.. I wonder if it will go away with the swelling? There is a lot of swelling around my belly button though. So far I'm pretty pleased. My new tummy is 10 times better then my old. I'm still hunched over. I can't wait to stand straight again. I have scoliosis so this surgery has been hell on my back.

It's been a little over 2 weeks now and I feel...

It's been a little over 2 weeks now and I feel pretty good! It's weird trying to stand straight up cause my stomach is so tight. The scabs are starting to come off when I apply the healing cream (gross lol). I'm back at work. Taking things slow. Lifting only small dogs. I find taking a shower is more exhausting than going to work haha. I also noticed the rippling is slowing going down. Hurray! I'm starting to see the sunny side of this whole experience.

Farmington Plastic Surgeon

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