I am having the works done tomorrow- breast lift, tt and lipo of hips and flanks. I am 37, 5'8" and weigh 210. I carry all my weight in my middle. I had lap band surgery in 2003 and lost 55lbs.
The main reason why I decided to do this is because I want to run without the fat impedance. I exercise regularly on the elliptical and have no problems, when I try to run it is like my throat is on fire and I am bouncing up and down so much I cant breathe. Another reason I decided to do this is so it will be easier to get on the floor and play with my 4yr. old. I am also tired of feeling so self conscious in my clothes. I have no expectation of being thin, however I would like to feel good in what I wear.
I had my preop appointment today and feel good about moving forward. Not excited about the actual surgery,pain pump removal, catheter removal or drain tubes. Im trying to look past that and think about the months ahead.
My PS is really pumping me up. She said dont buy any clothes two months out because they will end up falling off of me! Waiting 6-8 months is what she suggested. I hope I can wait that long. Also she is preparing me for being swollen for a long time- she said I could have swelling for up to a year.
My therapist said I seem emotionally disconnected from the surgery. I dont understand what she means. I know the surgery will not fix my emotional body image issues. I dont want to get too excited before because I am not good with disappointment. I want to be pleasantly surprised.
My best friend had a tt as well so I have been able to talk to her about what I am feeling and she said she experienced the same things so that is reassuring to me. After seeing what other reviewers are paying I am concerned I am paying too much, rather my husband is paying too much. he he! Oh, well who wants a cut rate surgeon?