18 Year Old-Weight Loss of 100 Lbs-no Skin Elasticity
Hi! I'm 18 years old and I recently lost around...
Second Consult Scheduled!
I have decided that I believe I want breast implants. Ultimately, I feel like I should try and keep as much of my skin as possible, and to do that, I need to get implants. Also, my wider torso would not look very proportionate with small A's, so I feel like I would achieve a better look with say, a mid C?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
Hopefully, I can upload some pictures later, just a little self conscious!
Body Lift or Tummy Tuck??
I will know more about what my body needs after my second consultation tomorrow!! I am so excited and hope everything works out with this doctor. My past PS wasn't bad, but I want to get another's opinion. I believe I have also decided to get breast implants, too! If I'm getting a breast lift I might as well go all the way right?!? I want saline, under the muscle. I hope to be a full C after the operation is finished and I am a new, confident, woman! Haha, I've never really thought of myself as that before! Not with my saggy chest!
Thanks for the support!
Second Consult-BLOWN AWAY!
Some Background Info About Me
Height: 5' 6 1/2"
For a while, I became too thin and had to gain weight to look normal again. I got down to about 125 lbs, which made me look sort of like a skeleton with hanging skin. Since I have gained the weight, I have maintained it for about eight months. I feel a lot healthier, but am constantly self conscious because I look like I have the excess weight around my middle because of the loose skin. I feel like I have wider hips, but broad shoulders to match, so it works out in the end. I have decided to post pictures (before and after) when I get closer to the actual date.
Thanks for reading!
I just need this, for me. Not for anyone else. A few of my friends I talked to kept suggesting I was doing this to get guys. "Any guy would be lucky to have you the way you are!" "Just exercise some more!" "It can't be that bad."
How am I supposed to show them the extent of what I feel everyday without stripping naked and pulling my skin around? I haven't told those friends about my surgery. I am keeping it between my immediate family, and my roommate since she'll be here in my dorm with me.
I was so anxious to tell her. We both like eating healthy and organic, so I was terrified to tell her that I was getting foreign objects inserted into my body, along with half the skin on my torso being cut off. But she did the exact opposite of what I was expecting; she told me she'd take care of me. I nearly cried. This girl, who I just met in August, was willing to accept me getting major plastic surgery, and even take care of me afterwards. I am so thankful to have someone as wonderful as her as my roommate!
I have to keep reminding myself that there are people just like me here on RealSelf. It's such a relief to find somewhere where people are so supportive.
Thanks for reading!
Thinking about bikinis....
The only problem is, since I've never bought one, I don't know what the best type to buy for someone who has had this surgery. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
Will update when I have more news! I will put up pictures closer to my surgery date.
Less than a month away!
I'm just thankful (sort of) that I haven't gotten involved in any intimate relationships because I don't know how I would explain this to someone I'd been dating for like two weeks haha. I hope no one notices the change too much. Of course I want to look better, but I don't want people to automatically think, "She's had work done." Anyone had any experiences with hiding their surgery/keeping it a secret from those close to you? I don't know who I should tell and who I shouldn't. Oh well, I'll figure it out!
Stay lovely ladies (and gents)!
About a Week away!
Anyways, I am feeling very good about my surgery! I cannot wait for it to finally get here! I will post before and after pictures as soon as I get the official ones from the doctor. They look better than anything I've tried to take with my phone, and I know pictures help much more than all this text does haha!
Have a fantastic day!
So I'm finally done! I was worried I would let get a chance to have my surgery because of a scratchy throat, but all my vital signs were normal! As Dr. Finkle was marking me, I got a little light headed and had to sit down, but they said this was normal. Pre-op stuff took a LONG time, but it was really nice to hear how everything was going to happen. The last thing I remember was them talking about how they were going to show me around the recovery room. I woke up in the recovery all finished in, what felt like to me, minutes! But I didn't even leave the surgical facility till 7 at night! I got there at 6:30 in the morning! Doc says everything went really well! Took off six pounds of skin!
However, he initially told me he was going to out the implants under the muscle, but my mother informed me he put them over. She couldn't remember the reason, something to do with appearance?? Anyways, I will ask him about it today; I'm going in for a dressing change! Hopefully I can see some of the results! I can't wait to see my flat tummy!
So far, both Dr. Finkle and his staff have been amazing and the most helpful people I've met. They answered questions with honesty, and without being judgmental. I went into this appointment thinking I knew what I wanted, but they explained more options that I have, without forcing me into a decision. They printed out an entire care plan detailing every aspect of the surgery and recovery time after, all just for my consultation! Kim was absolutely fantastic, and her experiences with plastic surgery definitely made me feel more comfortable and the whole idea of improving my life with it much more realistic. I am so lucky that Dr. Finkle and his team are located in Nebraska!