Ready to Get Going April 15th - New York, NY

I am almost 50 (will be by surgery) and after...

I am almost 50 (will be by surgery) and after years of a big stomach I finally decided that I was going to try to get rid of it since working out is not doing it. I am apprehensive but have put a deposit on it and am ready. I will have a full tummy tuck and liposuction of my flanks and back. I will post before and after pictures, anxious for feedback.

I have been going over everyones story and...

I have been going over everyones story and backround and am wondering if I need to lose weight first. I have been trying, working out 5 days a week. Although I have lost some weight (I am 165, 5'5")I look at my pictures and I just look fat!! I have no waist and I have a permanent "pants mark" around what would be my waist. I know I have a hanging stomach but I really want feedback. Honest feedback please. What should I do?

Ok, today is the day and I am vey anxious, more...

Ok, today is the day and I am vey anxious, more because of the pain and inablity to funtion than the procedure itself. I am very active and I pray this doesn't permanatly interfere with it. I'll keep you posted. I guess I should go to sleep.

Operarion complete. It is the morning after and I...

Operarion complete. It is the morning after and I am experiencing pain in my back ans stomach region. This girdle I have on is tight as all get up. I have no idea how they got it on me. I haven't seen my stitches or anything. My dr told me not to take it off before I see him which is Wednesday. That's 5 days. That will be a challenge. How have you folks who took pictures on day two do it.

The pain isn't excruciating but I am very uncomfortable moving especially getting up. That's bad. I don't think I sleep long last night cause I was up. All night. Oh, and my through hurts. I wider if it because I had my mouth open during the procedure. It took about 4 hours.

I'll check in later...I hope..

Today is my 1st post op visit and I am anxious to...

Today is my 1st post op visit and I am anxious to get feedback from the doctor. I don't count down to the next pain killer anymore so I know I feel better. It is still not simple to maneuver but at least i can do it. In the beginning it would take me 15 minuets before I made the first move. That's how hard it was to mover and how much it hurt when I did.

I know that I have a lot of bruising and I guess it is because of the lipo and because of how easily I bruise anyway. Is anyone else similar and can tell me what to expect in terms of recovery from the bruising?

Today is post op day 6. I had a very active day...

Today is post op day 6. I had a very active day yesterday and went to my PS. He took the grain out and all is well. Says I am super swollen so I am definitely looking forward for the increased better results. I am completely satisfied with the progression to this point and thought I'd feel bad at this point still. I do have struggles moving around/getting up and down. I think the fact that I work out regularly contributes to the better than expected recovery. I do get tired quickly and I want to get around cause I always like to be busy. Oh well, in time.

I am two weeks post-op and feeling better each day...

I am two weeks post-op and feeling better each day. I am anxious to work out to begin the finishing work of what my PS started. I am so excited about the upcoming summer and cannot wait to get into a bathing suit where I dont look pregnant. I think I may have pushed too hard because I had a couple of bad days as a result of doing too much on the days I felt good. I'll post 3 week post op pictures when its time.

Today I went for my 3.5 week post op visit and the...

Today I went for my 3.5 week post op visit and the doctor told me I can start working out. Well, I am not sure about that, but I will see what happens by Monday. I am still not in a great space and still taking it slow. I hoped I'd be able to work out soon, but it didn;t seem so yesterday, though today I feel better. I will see. I am still swollen but feel like I am getting larger instead of smaller since the day of surgery. It may be more of my vanity. I am updateing the pictures today with my 3.5 week post-op.
New York Plastic Surgeon

I felt that my Dr was more expensive than I would have had to pay (having had other consults)but his reviews on ratemd, and his approach and down to earth demeanor swayed me. And now, when I compare the finishing work, I know that I made the right decision. As I write this it is only day 3 post op so as for the final results I've got a way to go. However, judging in this short time I feel the results are great so far and will only get better!! I really love my doctor and all the staff I intereacted with.

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5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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