Coming to Peace with my Body - Myrtle Beach, SC

I've been batteling with my body ever since I...

I've been batteling with my body ever since I could remember and finally decided this was the only way to start my new journery to finally be at peace with my body. I've gained weight, and I've lost it. But I could never achieve the look I desired. Well I finally came to a point in my life where I could afford to do this for me, mentally, financially and situationally. I'm still in my post op stages and I'm very excited for the final outcome. I'm glad I didn't let my fear get the best of me and went thru with it! As the swelling goes down I'm starting to see results, and they are looking better than I had anticipated! The pain was about what I expected, but the recovery was a little unexpected. There are still things happeing to my body that I am not sure are normal, that is why I am so glad I found this page, so I can share my experiances and hear about other peoples so I don't feel so alone! So I hope I make connections wih others in similar situations so we can help eachother :)

2marows my post op visit, I hope the doc. Says all...

2marows my post op visit, I hope the doc. Says all is well. Uhg I feel like dog turds 2day & look like hell 2! I've got dark circles under my eyes and look very pale. I ache a little, I mostly feel like I'm on fire lol, nerves growing back I suppose. The bruising and swelling is going away, yay! My biggest concern is becoming addicted to my pain meds! :( my husband snapps at me when I don't take them, but when I don't I hurt, but I heard oxys are addictive so I try to only take them when I really really hurt! Well we'll see how my post op goes, maybe it'll be picture time :) hopefully soon can't w8 2 c results!

Uhhhg! My husbands being an unbelieveable jerk! I...

Uhhhg! My husbands being an unbelieveable jerk! I hurt & ache, and yes I know that is normal cuz I'm healing! Then he mocks me and tells me, awe, do you need to be caudled? When all I need is just some understanding! I'm completely off my pain meds and this is my first night of just plain tylenol! :( I can't move very fast,but I'm trying! I'm going for walks and trying to be me again :( I know I made the descion to have this done so I don't expect to be felt sorry for, all I ask for is just a little comfort! :( if I had one wish it would be for the rest of you ladies who've had this done, to have some comfort, caring, and support :( I knw this is gonna be a long lonely, achey night. Sleep well all :(

Yay! I was FINALLY able to keep some food down...

Yay! I was FINALLY able to keep some food down 2day :) I had grilled chicken wraps & they were very tastey! I'm super happy :)

Well 2day I took my week 3 pitures and feel...

Well 2day I took my week 3 pitures and feel absolutely defeated :( I seem to have gone back to the way I looked in my week 1 pix! Except with hardley any bruising! I wish I could find a way to post my pixs so I could get opinions! I don't think I have swelling, I look EXSACTLY the same!!!! I am trying to understand and have the paitience required but I don't even see a little difference! I think when I go back and see my dr. For my 2nd post op visit I am gonna MAKE HIM look at me without my garment this time so he could explain to me why I look EXSACTLY the same. I. Just thought I wasn't suppose to be getting fatter, but I must be, if I look like my week 1 pix and I'm on week 3!!!

Ah ha, i figured out how to upload pix, please...

ah ha, i figured out how to upload pix, please give me input/opinions.... i think i look relativaly the same :( be honest

Yeah, I'm officially pissed >:{ don't waste your...

Yeah, I'm officially pissed >:{ don't waste your money unless you have a train wreck of a belly and you would notice a HUGE difference getting it done. The pain versus the result is NOT worth it. The only improvement I see is I'm not bruised anymore...well I wasn't "bruised" to begin with! My size, texture,shape and rolls are exsactly the same! I wish I wasn't dumb enough to buy into the hype of "noticeable improvement", I guess it was an exspensive lesson well learned. So dissappointed :(

Soooo terribly disappointed :( its almost been 6...

Soooo terribly disappointed :( its almost been 6 months and I don't see any results! I know it takes a full year to see final results, but the only thing I see is my bruising is finally gone. My boobs gone up a cup size and my butt has gotten bigger, and if I'm not absolutly careful on my diet my face get fat from time to time! My pants fit the same! I've still got belly bulge(which is why I had the surgery int the first place!) And still feel self-conscience naked :( i was hoping to finally be able to wear a 2 piece swim suit this summer, but I doubt my results will allow it :( when I sit down I still have love handles and a bag of gut that sits on my lap! So what the heck did my doctor take out?! I really hope I start seeing some kind of results close to what my doctor and I discussed or I'm going to get very angry!!! >:{

totally defeated :(

well all, its been 10 months since my surgery and needless to say I am horribly disappointed. I look THE SAME! I only had one glimmer of hope and that was week 2 that I may come out of this with a new out look on me. I still try to cover my love handles (which were so bruised and soar after the surgery) and my pooch (which barely looked touched) and my back fat when I wear a bra ( which was puffy and soar after surgery) I want to be pissed, but i just feel defeated. I paid for nothing. The only thing now is my face puts on a ton of weight and my breast are king size so i have to wear a DD now. Since the surgery I have had low blood sugar issues and heart arrythmias . Definately not worth the money the pain and the disappointment.
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