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6 weeks post op - Dr. Armando Soto - Orlando, FL

So I am 39 years old. I am a mother of 4. My...

So I am 39 years old. I am a mother of 4. My daughter is 20, my son, 19, my daughter 7 and my son 4 years old. I am also a grandmother of a 7 month old. My husband was wounded in 2009 in the line of duty. In the past 3 years I have been focusing on his health and being his caregiver and I have completely pushed my health to the side. Lately I have been exercising but not getting very good results because of my kangaroo pouch and my heavy breasts. I lose motivation and give up. I eat healthy and am otherwise very healthy. I just decided to get myself where I want to be. So I visited Dr Soto and loved him and his staff. I felt very at ease and comfortable with the process and I scheduled the surgery for Nov 29th. I am so excited.. I watch youtube videos all the time of women who have had the procedure done. My daughter will be here Sunday and I am going to have her take some pictures so I can post some before pictures. Also my measurements. My pre-op is Nov 13th, so I will post more about that visit.

I am so excited and nervous. I wanted to upload...

I am so excited and nervous. I wanted to upload my pre surgery shots and ill write more tomorrow.

Omg. I'm so nervous. At hotel close to clinic. ...

Omg. I'm so nervous. At hotel close to clinic. 3 hours til check in. So nervous. About to take a Xanax. So excited though. I can't wait. I have my mommy here to help out since I am the main caregiver for my disabled husband. My aunt is also coming over tomorrow when I head home to help as well. She worked at a PS office before so I'm thankful. I'll update in a few days but I'm staying overnight at clinic tonight. I'm so happy I choose Dr Soto they have been amazing so far. Kisses everyone and see you later on the skinny side.

So worth it. Still in and out of it. Today we...

So worth it. Still in and out of it. Today we readjusted the dressing and took pictures.

Feeling good. Had my last drain removed yesterday...

Feeling good. Had my last drain removed yesterday. Having a hard time if I sit in a normal position with swelling. So I mostly sit in the recliner. Activity levels are good. Just trying to not overdue it again.

I am so happy with my results so far.. I think...

I am so happy with my results so far.. I think Dr Soto is amazing. Each time I shower and take my CG off, I am shocked each time by the results I see.. I am so happy.. I'll post my newest pictures as soon as I am on my laptop.
Orlando Plastic Surgeon

I found Dr Soto on this site. I meet him and I loved his ideas and he made me feel really comfortable. I trust him in his vision. He seems like a artist in his work. So gentle and caring. An amazing surgeon.

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 tmes
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Oh my goodness! You look fantastic!
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Wow you look awesome as well! I was going to get a reduction but couldn't afford it. =/
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You look awesome!!
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How are you feeling??!
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You look wonderful! Wow! Great results. And it's only 3 weeks. Ama-zing!
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Congrats in getting the drain out!!! I had mine for 1 week and 2 weeks. I was so happy to get them out!! I found that's when my swelling got bad. Have you found that? You look great!!!
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How's everything going???
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Going in morning for post op visit. Today tried to stop pain meds. Lol. Not good idea. See some of bruising today. I'm back on track with meds and feel better. I was feeling too compressed and couldn't breathe. But got back on track with my muscle relaxer and pain meds and feel much better. Excited to see Dr Soto in morning.
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Best tips I've used so far. Airline neck pillow so when your sleeping at a v position your neck doesn't droop. Also sitting backwards to pee. Maxi pads to place on-top of dressings extra padding and less stickiness. Cough drops to keep mouth moist.
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So glad you're doing well good to hear from you.
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How are you doing?
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Good. Staying on top of meds. Feel flushed sometimes. But it is all worth it.
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how tall are you?
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I'm 5.3
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Hope everything went well;-)
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Hope it went well today! Thinking of you :)
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Hope all is well, wishing you a speedy recovery:-)
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Hope it went well! Thinking of you:-)
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Good luck on your surgery :)
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Good luck to you!!!
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So excited for you! Yes, take some time for you. Sending you positive thoughts this week as you go in for surgery. Keep us posted!
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Woohoo u must be excited:-) Do u have all ur supplies??
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I'm so glad you found RealSelf and have started your story here! Thank you to your husband for serving our country and to you for being his caregiver. Now it's time for YOU. I'm looking forward to following your journey. Keep us posted!

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