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Im 41 years old, I have 3 kids. 17, 7 and 2 years...

Im 41 years old, I have 3 kids. 17, 7 and 2 years old. I hate my hanging belly and my love handles are huge! I haven't bought me clothes for so long, I hate to even go shopping because you can see my "fanny pack " in everything I wear! I have been planning on a tummy tuck for over a year and I am less than a month away from it really happening. I'm very nervous, not to sure how I'm going to handle the pain. And I'm not looking forward to having those train tubes hanging out of me! I think that's what freaks me out the most.
I will also be having liposuction on my flanks.

In 5 days I will be having my lipo and tummy tuck....

In 5 days I will be having my lipo and tummy tuck......I'm so nervous, I feel like I'm gonna puke .....I'm so nervous about the pain.....I have read what a lot of you say on what to expect ....and that's what scares me, but on the other hand I'm also sooooo excited , I can't imagine how I will look without my fanny pack I also call it my FUPA. (FATTY UPPER PUBIC AREA). The after pictures are amazing......wish me luck

I am so ready for this new change in me, I am...

I am so ready for this new change in me, I am scared there wont be a noticeable change because i am heavy, but i guess i will have to wait and see. My doctor said I am a good candidate.
I am nervous don't know what to expect, I'm hoping I have got every thing I need to get for after the surgery.
If anyone has any encouraging words I sure could use some!

Thank you everyone for the encouraging words,...

Thank you everyone for the encouraging words, truly means a lot , I'm usually a very private person but feel great about sharing and hearing from all you great ladies!

Today is day 5....I am feeling awful, I actually...

Today is day 5....I am feeling awful, I actually feel worse today then yesterday. I think it might be because I'm feeling frustrated . I can't do anything for myself. My husband is so helpful but I feel like such a burden. I'm sitting in front of the window enjoying the breeze hoping it will lift my mood.
I can totally tell the difference even with the little swelling .
I have a tattoo on my back that actually looks bigger because its not so stretched out from my love handles. I will post those pictures soon.
I had my first bowel movement yesterday. I had been drinking tons of water and taking Celeste so it was pretty easy....no pushing needed....TMI ?

Here's some pictures

Here's some pictures

Can anyone tell me how involved was your doctor...

Can anyone tell me how involved was your doctor with your after care? My doctor has checked on me once. I have heard from him a couple of more times but only through text. And that's because I had questions forb him. AND I would just get one word answers...for example
I asked him if I was getting headaches from the pain medication? His answe was YES.
I was expecting for him to at least tell me I could take tylenol or something for it.....and I told him my feet were swollen and he said "swollen feet not due to surgery" Lol, I don't know he seems kind of short.
I have an appt with him today at 1:00, and I am feeling sort of angry and fustrated, totally messing with my mood!

It has been only 8 days since my surgery...and I'm...

It has been only 8 days since my surgery...and I'm still in lots of PAIN.
My back kills me. Hope my drains come out today!

Drains will stay in for another week

Drains will stay in for another week

Its been 2 weeks...im so tired of everything, back...

its been 2 weeks...im so tired of everything, back hurts, still have these stupid drains on, can't sleep, sick of it all, and still very unhappy with my pc aftercare.

I lloked in the mirror for the first time...

I lloked in the mirror for the first time yesterday and cried. Its been 2 weeks, wht did I look better right after the surgery than I do now? I feel like I look like a monster.....someone please tell me it will look better!

Can anyone help me out, I'm still in my binder and...

Can anyone help me out, I'm still in my binder and don't know if I should purchase a compression garment or a flexees

Can anyone help me out, i need to buy a 2nd stage...

can anyone help me out, i need to buy a 2nd stage garment, i have no clue and my doctor is no help
Dr. Low

My sister had her work done by the same doctor and had great results.Updated on 12 Apr 2013:I choose this doctor because my sister has had work done by him and she looks great!

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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