Done !!! Lipo of U/L abd, flanks, bra line, thighs, chin/jowls, abd skin excision, BBL - Oklahoma

Hello, all. I''m 36 yrs old, 5'4, 146 lbs. 2...

Hello, all. I''m 36 yrs old, 5'4, 146 lbs. 2 pregnancies after age 30. I am the proverbial apple shape.Even at my lowest weight of 118 in my adult life, I had a prominent pooch. Very skinny arms & legs, no hips or butt. Just a big pot belly that is not only unattractive, it's uncomfortable.When I sit, my belly is in my lap. Every style of jeans, I still have a large amount of fat that literally hangs over my jeans. There are NO styles that flatter my shape.My belly is like soft squishy pizza dough. Yuck ..... On Aug 9,I'm having tumescent lipo of abdomen, flanks and back, lower abdominal skin excision ( not mini tuck, my muscles are in ok shape, just excess skin) and BBL ( I have no butt either ). As corny as it sounds, I feel almost like this is a dream come true for me. I have never been considered tremendousy overweight but because of my large belly and extra skin, I can't wear the clothing I want. I am so self consious of my body. It will be nice just to be able to wear clothing that fits in my waist as well as my legs. = ) I cannot believe how nervous I am. I also feel kinda guilty for using part of our savings to cover the cost. : / Mainly tho', I really am excited & wanting to get it over with. I am curious as to what others would suggest I do to prepare for surgery, looking for suggestions of things to have on hand that made your life easier post op.I know I need blue pads, arnica, bromelain, ginger ale & crackers. Any other suggestions ? What are some things that helped you in your recovery ? I am grateful for any tips or support.

** I will post my before pics soon

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I thought I posted this in the liposuction review...

i thought I posted this in the liposuction review : (((

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I just had the same thing done on the 3rd! Good luck and don't feel freaked out. It's not bad at all!
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Nice! Exciting huh? Ahhh....I so remember :0 it's like it was just yesterday. Don't forget to update tomorrow!
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My surgery is on for tomorrow !!! So excited !!! Ready for this to be over : )
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Well surgery was yesterday. Took 8 hrs as I had...

Well surgery was yesterday. Took 8 hrs as I had multiple procedures. I haven't gotten to see results as I was out of it when they put binder on. So far my BBL looks like it didn't happen. He removed alot more skin than he thought , which I think will look great. Lipo'd flanks , back, bra line, U/L abs & thighs, chin & jowls. Girls, I feel like poo but I know it will be worth it. Thank u for the support. I will take pics & post more when I'm not gourded out of my mind on pain pills. Feel like I was on the losing end of one hell of a bar fight or something. But I'm so happy it's over.

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I feel like total crap. So weak & sore. Today is day 3. I just wanna sleep and sleep & that's not me. Anyone else go thru that ?
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Drink your fluids and stay rested, it seems like it will be forever until you are better but time flies, and pain is temporary!!! The 3rd day is the worst but it gets better!!
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Oh my, what a crazy few days leading up to actually getting it done. I'm glad to hear you're doing well! Keep those pain pills handy and take care of yourself. :)

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Ok, it's day 4. I am feeling somewhat better. Was...

Ok, it's day 4. I am feeling somewhat better. Was able to get up and around and do a few things.Haven't had any pain meds today. I am so glad I did my homeowrk as far as bruising, swelling etc. YIKES !!!! I seriously look 7 months pregnant. My waist going in was 31 ( :/ ) and 4 days post op, I am actually at 32 inches, even tho he took a signifigant amount of skin and did alot of lipo to abdomen and flanks. I am happy that I actually appear to have curves now !! Shocker !!! Looking forward to this swelling going down. I have to return to work in 7 days and am hoping some of it resolves by then. ( to where I'm not asked how far along I am )

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Yes I did, 3rd day is the roughest. My surgeon explained that the 3rd day is when the body realizes the trauma. I regretted it, just felt abnormal but it gets better, it's just temporary, don't forget that!!! It gets better, sleep, it's how your body recovers and push fluids or you will end up in the Hospital!!!
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When will the damn swelling go down to where I can...

When will the damn swelling go down to where I can just wear pre op clothes ????? Holy $h*t, I tried on my old clothes & evens scrubs dont fit. I look huge pregnant. I have 6 days til I return to work , is there anything I can to to minimize this swelling just to the point of being able to wear scrubs ? I was Ill prepared for the swelling, truly.

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Sooooo- I am thrilled the surgery is done. Just...

Sooooo- I am thrilled the surgery is done. Just wishing I could expedite this whole swellling process. I'mj wearing binder, drinking fluids, taking Bromelain. Anyone have any other suggestions ??

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Posted pics today and I look awful. I cannot believe the swelling and pain. I think I had too much done at once. I am so fatigued that I could literally sleep all day. Starting to really really regret doing this to myself.
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Day #6 -- I actually felt really really good today...

Day #6 -- I actually felt really really good today. Swelling still there, but pain has been manageable w/ Motrin. I am still up about 8 lbs pre op, which is uncomfortable. My fatigue is diminishing as well. So, it is getting a little better each day. : )

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Well, It gave me 11 days recovery time & I am HOPING hoping by Monday I will feel alot better. I'm telling you, flank lipo is amazing, isn't it ? It is great that you were able to get a good result w lipo alone. I knew I would have alot of excess skin with just lipo. I think I will still have some despite skin excision but that's ok. As long as I don't have those globs of fat hanging over my jeans.I've never had much of a contour myself & am really swollen in 5 day out post op pics but they say the result you see immediately after surgery ( like immediate post op) is what your end result will be and I had such a tiny waist where flank lipo was done. I almost wanted to cry !!! : ) I had a few stretch marks on my lower abdomen but my stomach was dimpled & pretty jiggly pre op. Hoping this smooths out. I have gained about 8lbs since surgery from what I presume to be swelling. Did you do that as well ?? I am kinda disheartened to hear that it took you 2 mos to get down to pre op
: ((( Wonder if that is typical ?? Seems some have said they were able to get into pre op stuff sooner ? Maybe we are just the " lucky" ones ? : )
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Am glad you are feeling better!! Continue to take it easy. Work on Monday seems quick for all that was done, be careful. I only had lipo on upper abd and lower plus flanks. I know a full TT would have been better but I was too scared, I have 4 kids my stomach has good elasticity believe it or not! And I had no stretch marks, so I am not disappointed. My husband was in Afghanistan and I was alone for the surgery so I needed to be alert and not drugged afterward. I was two months post when I SQUEEZED into my clothes, now Iam 4 months and down two sizes but I still have a bit of harder areas (swelling) they say 6mo to 1yr. But we will see!!! I now have a waist which I never did before even at my smallest 115, so I am happy about that. I had much more black bruising than in your pics, I will try to find one, where should I send it?
Keep us posted!!
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Hi, angie - I did not do a full TT. A board certified PS in OKC did a skin excision ( no MR) and lipo. My result would have been much better with Full TT and MR, I know. I factor my age in as part of my feeling so crappy & the fact that I had so many procedures done at once. I actually feel soooo much better today, day #6. I am a nurse in a cath lab and go back Monday. So far, I only have one case scheduled so it should be a light first day back, thankfully. And I will be able to sit some too. I had a BBL and have tried to not sit or lie on my bottom. Jeez, it hurts if I forget. Can't lie on my belly, had lipo of flanks and abs so sides hurt to lie on. Very hard to get comfortable. But- I am starting to get over my "buyer's remorse", per se, since I am feeling alot better : ) I have been up and moving in small increments to prevent seroma and lessen my swelling. I am up 10 lbs pre op !! I know alot of it is swelling. How far out are you and what did you have done ? How long til pre op clothing fit you ? ( if it didn't) Are you happy with your results ? Thank you for communicating with me ! It's nice to have someone who has been in a similar position : )
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DAy 9: HAd sutures removed yesteday. Also, got to...

DAy 9: HAd sutures removed yesteday. Also, got to see a pic of the skin excision. Oh....my....dog..... Disgusting. I can't believe how much he removed. He also dis ultrasound of my areas I had lipo'd. It really did seem to help. My weight day of surgery was 142, day after 152. Day 5 It was like 155. This am I am down to 150. The swelling is the only thing bothering me now..

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Hi Danielle how is your recovery going? I hope your swelling is gone by now. I am considering the same procedure and area like yours. I am so afraid of long recovery. I cannot afford to me in pain for so long, work full time and two young children to take care. How pain full is the incision on tummy? Are you happy with the result? Pictures will be great.
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Im from okc and am wanting all the same stuff done. That is a good price. Who was the doctor?
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