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Full TT, muscle repair and lipo on flanks-So Glad I Did It!!- Newport Beach, CA

Hi everyone! I love this realself community, it...

Hi everyone! I love this realself community, it has really helped me get over the guilt of spending this money on myself and the anxiety of getting my tummy tuck.

I am 40 yrs old and have three children ages 20,19,11. After My first two pregnancies I went back to my very thin self with no problem but my last pregnancy I kept more of the weight and of course since i was older now my kangaroo pouch never disappeared! So now i have decided to do my tummy tuck and feel human again!! I have had Breast Augmentation over 14 yrs ago and it was the BEST thing i ever did so I am hoping i feel the same about this!

My surgery is scheduled for May 12th. I will post before and after pics once I have some. Wish me luck and I will be posting more once there is something for me to post. Thanks again for all of you sharing your experiences here on realself.

Okay i thought maybe i should give my stats, I am...

okay i thought maybe i should give my stats, I am 5'3" and 129 pounds. I have been trying to lose some extra weight though before my surgery so still working out 5 times a week for one hour each day. So hard to lose weight ever since I turned 35 years old. It seems as if I work out and just not gain weight but can't lose it. I eat pretty healthy too so its hard to understand why i can't lose this belly, SO a tummy tuck it is!!!! I am getting a full tummy tuck with lipo on my hips and flanks. Very Excited!!!! ")

Hi again!! I am now getting more anxious since my...

hi again!! I am now getting more anxious since my pre op is coming up on the 18th of April. I am sure i will be even more anxious once i come back from that appt. I can't stop thinking about this whole tummy tuck adventure and trying to keep my mind elsewhere but it is very difficult! Iknow all you ladies know what I am talking about, I can't be the only weird one out there, right? lol =) Well I hope everyone is doing well recovering or awaiting their surgery. I Will be back soon to let you know how my pre op went. bye for now!!!

25 more days for surgery!! 2 more days for pre-op,...

25 more days for surgery!! 2 more days for pre-op, I am so excited and can't wait for the painful recovery to a nice flat stomach!! =D

Today was my pre-op and had most of my questions...

Today was my pre-op and had most of my questions answered! of course i forgot to ask a couple but no worries i will just call or stop by some other day before surgery. Paid in full today and got prescriptions called in. So now it's just time to wait for surgery day!! My scar is probably going to be a little longer than I would have wished for but need to get rid of some extra skin and fat. As long as the kangaroo pouch is gone and i have a new flat tummy, I will love it!!! The important thing is that My doctor makes me feel so comfortable and at ease, I am glad I found him.

Posted my before pics!

posted my before pics!

Wow I can't believe it is only 11 more days to...

wow I can't believe it is only 11 more days to go before my special day in surgery!! I am having a hard time though since I suffer from menstural migraines and can't take any of my medications since it is so close to surgery. I hope these days go by quickly so I can be done with the migraines and just concentrate on getting everything I need for recovery!!

Four more days and then its my turn to get a flat...

Four more days and then its my turn to get a flat new stomach!! I am almost ready except for some grocery shopping and some house cleaning, I want to leave everything spotless =) My husband will be my nurse for the first two and a half weeks of recovery. Got to love him ;)

Countdown starts today!!! Three more days for my...

countdown starts today!!! Three more days for my full tummmy tuck, lipo of the flanks and muscle repair. I am getting very anxious and just want to get this over with so I can think of something other than this event! I know the day will come and go so quickly so I need to concetrate on what is needed to be done before I go. Basically just need to buy groceries and the usual cleaning as I do when I am going on vacation. (Too bad the vacation is going to be spent on my bed!) lol =) Well, thanks again to everyone for the support and wish me luck!!

Tomorrow is my day! Can't believe in just...

Tomorrow is my day! Can't believe in just twenty four hours I should be done with my surgery. I am so glad that I found this site so I can share my fears, happiness and experiences with people who can understand me and what I am going through! Thanks Ladies for everything!! Very much appreciated!

Hi Girls!!! I made it! I have to say it isn't...

Hi Girls!!! I made it! I have to say it isn't as bad as I thought! Compared to my boob job this was easy! Everything went smoothly and I was home by four thirty since it is about one and a half hours away from home. I was sent home with a catheter since I was not able to urinate on my own. I saw my dr yesterday for my first post op and he removed the catheter but when I got home I tried to urinate again and just could not get anything to come out. So I had to go to urgent care close to home to get one put back in. I will have it until monday when I see my dr. I hope this has happened to someone else? The nurse at urgent care said it does and sometimes it takes a week to be able to urinate on my own. Other than that and my back hurting since I am bent over, I feel great!! The pain is very minor with the tummy tuck its just the mobility and the back what is difficult for me. I saw my tummy yesterday and it looked so good! Can't wait to be out of catheter and drains so I can feel more normal. Thanks for all your support and feel free to ask me any questions you might have!

I can PEE!!! finally, never thought I would be so...

I can PEE!!! finally, never thought I would be so happy to just be able to urinate on my own. I got my catheter out this morning and my bladder was able to function all on its own. YAY!! =D I am 5 days post op and feeling pretty good. Back is not hurting as much, still have not been able to shower since i still have my drains, and getting use to this recovery life. I just always think of the way i will feel in about one month with my newer body! Hope everyone is doing well in their recovery. God Bless =)

Hi girls, I got my drains out yesterday at my...

Hi girls,

I got my drains out yesterday at my post op and it did hurt. More of a bad stinging sensation than a pain feeling!! I think the removal of the incision tape hurt me more, i even started to sweat. lol =0
I am eight days post op today and feeling pretty good besides my aching back. Not as bad as before but still achy! Can't wait to stand up straight and not feel like a granny when I walk. I finally get to take a shower today and I am a little nervous to feel the sensation of water on my tummy. Does it feel weird? Do you girls who have showered just let the water run down on your tummy or do you actually clean it by rubbing your tummy? So afraid to ruin something!! How about your belly button? Well any input will help before I take that leap. thanks =)

List Pros & Cons, Advice you can offer others

List Pros & Cons, Advice you can offer others

Today is day 12 and feeling pretty good! I am...

today is day 12 and feeling pretty good! I am almost standing straight but not quite yet maybe a couple more days.. I have another post op on Friday to remove the tape from my incision and just check on things. I have most of my swelling right above my scar but nothing too extreme. I weigh seven pounds less than the day I went into surgery and I am on my period so that is a real good sign. I also have a little swelling right under my breast in the middle and is very sore there too. All in all everything is going well. Hope all of you ladies going through recovery are doing well. Have a great day ;)

Hi Girls, I am 17 days post op today and...

Hi Girls,

I am 17 days post op today and feeling pretty good!! I am standing straight but just need a little more for completely straight! I just feel so much tightness and when I pull I have pain or should I say soreness. I have been trying to stretch while I sleep since it is the easiest way for me to do it. I also am wearing a newer binder that helps me stay straight. I just feel so darn tight!!! I know that is probably a good thing just hard to get use to.
I started using this gel over my scar yesterday that my PS had me buy from him. It is expensive but the results I've seen from his previous patients are great, so hopefully with me too. It is a silicone gel and seals over the scar and i have to apply it on every twelve hours. The full results are suppose to show from 60 to 90 days of use. My PS made my inscison very clean and thin. I am so glad for that!
Started sleeping on my sides and feeling great now since I actually get an adequate amount of sleep. I am not a back sleeper so it was so difficult to sleep all night without waking up all sore. I have not been on any medications since the first week not even tylenol. Pain pills I stopped after the fourth day and the only other one I was taking was the antibiotics which I finished at seventh day. Enough of my rabbling just wanted to let you know how things were going in case someone is not at this point yet!! Happy Recovery everyone! =)

I just posted some after pictures. I still have...

I just posted some after pictures. I still have some swelling right along my incision to my pubic area and my upper mid ab right underneath my breast. I am 4 weeks tomorrow and feeling so good! The only issue I have at this point is that at the end of the day I am so tired and start to slouch from the pulling feeling of my abs. Other than that I am doing good and getting better every day!

I had a post op today and I am just two days shy...

I had a post op today and I am just two days shy of 5 weeks. Dr said everything is going great and I have had NO problems with seroma or excessive swelling. So glad I am recovering well and feeling so much more normal everyday! I am so pleased with my results and my scar, it is healing so nicely. My belly button is a little flat still but hopefully it will go in more with time. Glad I did this and would do it again in a heartbeat!!!!!!

I am now 7 weeks post op and feeling great! I am...

I am now 7 weeks post op and feeling great! I am pretty much back to my pre op self except for not using my stomach muscles. I started to work out again but started slowly and cautiously on my eliptical and walking my dogs. I seem to get tired easily but everyday gets better. Saw my Dr today and he says everything is looking real good! I won't see him again for about a month since he is going on vacation. Time is finally flying by not like in the first couple weeks seem to drag maybe because we are so anxious to progress with our recovery. Will be taking some more pics soon to post.

8 weeks now and feeling GRRRREAT!! I have been...

8 weeks now and feeling GRRRREAT!! I have been taking it easy these past two months which I believe is the reason I don't swell. I am lucky to have the opportunity to be able to just take it easy and I am glad since it makes a big difference in recovery. I have been wearing my skinny jeans since week three and even had to buy two sizes smaller ( and that is with my big binder on too) . So happy with my results can't wait to enjoy the beach next summer feeling confident!! Good luck to all you girls looking for that flat stomach =)

Orange County Plastic Surgeon

Updated on 23 May 2011:Dr. Sajjadian is an extremely caring and patient doctor. From the first day I met him I felt comfortable and safe. He is very professional but at the same time friendly and easy to talk to. I can't say I have ever met anyone like him. He takes his time with you to make sure you understand what he is going to do and answer any of your questions.I am very happy I chose him as my doctor and Highly recommend him to others looking for a doctor who cares!! I had a full tummy tuck with lipo on flanks and lipo under my chin. Dr Sajjadian is triple board certified and it really shows!!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Stop it! This is Her blog which is her place for people to encourage her you are terrible!!!! If you are so sorry and don't want to cause harm go away! It's NOT YOUR place to vent YOUR anger here this is NOT THE VENUE TO DO IT IN!!!!! ! NOW stop it! Your probably his mom maybe you should have stepped up and not let him ruin his already perfect nose! This IS NOT THE PLACE OR TIME AND YOU ARE CASUING DAMAGE HOLY SMOKES. Can you image if you were newtummy4ee mom's and all the joy you are robbing from her and her journey! Write your reviews in the proper venue NOT HERE!!! She has NOT been on in over a week because she doesn't want to deal with this C**P! And she should be able to come here for love joy and encouragement! I hope RealSelf pulls all this C**p off her blog! And they should block you from her account! It's hard to feel sorry for someone like you who rains on everyone else joy~ write your reviews on proper review boards~ Vent there not here!
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Ashely or what your name really is you just can't help yourself can you~ we get your point now~ move on!~ You have come and have done your damage on her page now leave her alone~
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Newtummy4bee it's okay don't let these people upset you I think it's him coming in different names or his mother, bothers and sisters I hope realself looks into this matter~ they are trying to upset you and it worked. You and your story are SO precious and intimate and it is a vulnerable place to be on this site to share or most integrate feelings. I am sorry he has chosen to attack you! Enjoy your BEAUTIFUL new body we ( Your "real" Realself friends) know you have an Awesome doctor. You look Amazing and I am so happy for you and I am keep sprinkling your page with joy!

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Then just go somewhere else don't rain on newtummy4bee's parade that's all I am saying. I guess being a mother of 3 myself I don't like to see this happening to someone eles joy~ so I am feeling protective of her~ there are many many other doctor's out here in the O.C. as you already in your own research~ She just loves here doctor, He did an AMAZING job for her~ she is sharing HER experiences. If you don't like them don't read them and don't go to her doctor. It's so simple~ Life is simple as you make! Have a Blessed day~
Thank you heathermarie I appreciate you defending me. I can't believe ppl are writing on my page with dumb and uncalled for comments. If they don't like my dr or don't know him they should not write anything and just keep on moving. I think I am now going to delete my review cuz I feel like I am being bashed just because I love my Dr. He is an amazing person and I only posted here because I THOUGHT ppl here were supportive but it seems to not be the case. Now I have a bad taste in my mouth about this site ever since these ppl are trying to call me a FAKE.
It's funny as I was writing you, you were writing me! And we were talking about the same things! I really think it's HIM!!! Or his family memebers. Don't you! I have never seen as one say's C*(*%^&&P like that before. EVERYONE is so lovely and so supportive! NO one thinks YOUR FAKE! WE love have you here Especially me!
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No one payed me for nothing!!! I think that is very rude of you to even say that! I posted my reviews because I had an extrememly great experience with him as my surgeon. If your not going to say anything nice to me then don't even write to me please!!! I am tired of everyone judging him just because of one review and ignore all the good ones cuz that is the only bad review on him!!!
You know this is not the only site for reviews. If you check out all the dr's reviews from years before then you can see he has excellent reviews and this is the only one I have seen bad. Google searches everywhere for reviews and I read over four dozen on him before I went with him and wrote to past patients for referrals.

Ashley Simpson,

This is a supportive community and I feel your comments were harsh.  You are welcome to your opinion, but ultimately we're here to be supportive of each other.  No judging or criticism please.
Thank you
 

WE love you Kimmers!
Well that doesn't take away that he did an Amazing job for newtummy4bee and that's really what we are to talk about and who we are here to encourage. Maybe you all just need to find a different doctor. But we can see he did a Fantastic procedure on here!
I mean On HER!
Does anyone know what type of spanx to buy? My binder is now too big & my PS said, its not even worth wearing. I went on the spanx website and they are like $60 kinda pricey. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you!
I searched for spanx but only can get it through online ordering so I did not since i was not sure on size. But I did find something that is working very nicely for my from Flexee shapewear I got mine at kohls. It is a pull up waist nipper and I love it. I got it in a medium and now had to get a small since I am shrinking. =) I can send you the link via email if you would like? If you do want it send me a email message and I can send it to you. O and It is much cheaper than spanx.

Do you have Target stores in your area?  If so their prices are a little better.   I had the one that went from mid tummy and half way down the thighs.  It was very comfy and helped me my first two weeks back to work.  I will see if I can find it and grab the # off of it.

Thank you for the quick response I will send you my Email address.
I do have a Target near me love that place! Please send me the # that would also be helpful. I am 3wks post-op & I'm telling you after all the soreness & yuck, its on my list of "one of the best things I did for myself"

I just want to see what type of protection everyone is wearing during their healing process.

Thanks for being helpful ladies!
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Ya I saw that too and actually he has been trying to ruin my reviews by posting some nasty comments but He is the one and only one that has any complaints about Dr S. If you search all his reviews on the web like on vital.com and yelp or google , he has nothing but good reviews especially from rhinoplasty. There will always be someone who will be unhappy with their results but every dr has one or two of those ppl but you have to remember that is one out of hundreds. We don't know the whole story or what actually went wrong but you do need the full year to recover before you can see the real results. Well hopefully you find someone who makes you feel confident and more secure in your decisions. I love Dr S and will always go to him for my future needs and recommend him to my friends and family.