Have Consult 10/22/12 - Florida

Well I am amazed by how much info is on this sight...

Well I am amazed by how much info is on this sight. It's invaluable. That said I'm a little overwhelmed. Funny, I came here thinking I knew what I wanted & now I'm so confused. I'm 5'5 & 33. I weigh about 180. I had my child 12 years ago & got my body back afterwards, but bad eating habits and age have taken its toll. I came in to this convinced I knew e dry thing and would be doing smart lipo. I REALLY wanted to avoid going under if at all possible. After doing some reasrch on here I decided the doctor I used was prob more important then the type of lipo I did ... I decided I liked Dr. Soto. But he's in Orlando & I'm in Tallahassee. He does the Vaser which our local PS (who I like a lot) doesn't do. So I made my consult appt with Dr. Soto in Orlando for 10/22/12. But as I keep doing research I fear I might hae to do a TT to get the results I want. I want my stomach/flank area done, my arms, my chin, & my bra roll. My thighs could use some, but I am less bothered by them. So I'm thinking will Vaser lipo give me the results I want? I'm only planning on doing this once - I'd hater to go Vaser only to realize I should ave gotten the TT. But oh he recovery tieme and drais, etc. that go with a TT - I'm freaked out. Thankfully, I'm more vain then scared so ... I'll mee win Dr. Soto in Orlando & see what e recommends. If he says TT - I'll prob do it here in Tallahassee with Dr. Kirbo.

I'd love your thoughts, suggestions, stories. Anything tht might help me get some more insight to help make this decision.

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Sorry about all the typos on the last post - I did...

Sorry about all the typos on the last post - I did it on my iPhone & the autocorrect took on a life of its own!! I desperetly want to fix the typo's, but it won't let me. I really am more literate than the last post would lead you to believe. :)

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So I had a consult with my local PS here in...

So I had a consult with my local PS here in Tallahassee today, Dr. Kirbo. He has a great bedside manner and took a lot of time with me to explain everything and answer all my questions. He said I would def see some results with lipo alone, but he recommend the TT if I wanted a flat stomach. He said he could lipo my arms, my chin and my back in addition to the TT. I am looking at about $3,000 grand more than I had originally thought, but I will work that out. I am nervous about the scar and all the extra pain/recovery time that will come with doing a TT vs. lipo, but .... I think it will give me the results I want. That said, I am going to keep my consult appt with the PS in Orlando on the 22nd and see what he recommends. Once I talk to him and decide what I want to do, I will prob schedule it for sometime in January. Def don't want to be down and out during the holidays. And I still have to figure out how to tell my mother I am doing this. I might be 33 years old, but she is still not going to be happy! :)

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Welcome to RealSelf!

Oh I get the auto correct thing on the phones!!!   Your all good so no worries:)

I will be very anxious to hear how the consult goes on the 22nd.   When I started my process I thought I wanted lipo only on the tummy.  My doctor quickly informed me I needed a full tummy tuck.  I am very glad I went through with the surgery.   

Please keep us up to date on your entire process.  

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Kimmers25 - are you the same one who did the TT survival guide on here? I laughed by butt off! It was SUPER funny! Tell me - I am concerned about one thing - how bad is the scar and how long does it take to fade? Is it worth it overall? I realize no one else will be able to see it in a bathing suit or underwear, but my husband will have to be subjected to it. And while he doesn't care b/c he loves me ... I am worried I will. :(
Dr. Soto/Dr. Kirbo

I have my consult w/ Dr. S in Orlando, FL on 10/22/12. I live in Tallahassee, Fl, but I was considering the Vaser lipo when I made the appt. I'd have to travel for the surgery & for the post op stuff. If I decide on a full TT I'll prob consider using Dr. Kirbo here in town so I can cut out the expense and the pain (literally) of coming back in a car for 5 hours two days after surgery.

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