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So Im schedualed to have Liposuction done on my...

So Im schedualed to have Liposuction done on my Back, Abdomen and Flanks next week Friday at 12:30pm. I am nervous to say the least but Im also very excited. A little background information on me Im 20years old, 5'1 and weigh 150lbs. This is my Birthday gift to myself :)! and yes I will post before and after :)

Tomorrow is the big day wheeew time flew. Im so...

Tomorrow is the big day wheeew time flew. Im so excited

My Boyfriend is my biggest supporter right now I...

My Boyfriend is my biggest supporter right now I swear! What would I do without him lol surgery isnt until tomorrow and hes already playing nurse

So im a few hours post up. Im mostly sleepy but...

So im a few hours post up. Im mostly sleepy but other than that im generally good. Ok lets run through what happened. I got up at around 7am and showered, no lotions, perfumes, or deodorant. Then I got in the car by 8 and was on the road. I arrived a whole hour ahead of time but they went right on into it. I had to take a pregnancy test and then my vital signs were checked by the nicest nurse ms.Cathy. she was very funny and helped carm my nerves. The next person who came to see me was the anesthesiologist and he was very nice also. The doctor came in after him and marked me up then I was takin to tge operating room where I was put to sleep . Waking up I felt like Shit, it was like a mixture of being sore and still being tired but once I got in the car I fell asleep all the way back to my apt. No pics uet will post in a week

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Today I am...

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Today I am 2oos and doing so much better I cooked my boyfriend a very romantic dinner of shrimp alfreado, garlic bread, and a nice chef salad. I also took my yorkie for a short walk yesterday. My body is still sore but looking great I have pics to post I am on my compression garment tho and will take pics without it when I prepare for my first shower

Rough day today just itching insane after my...

Rough day today just itching insane after my shower. And my dog seems to be getting sick himself so I have been bleaching everything. Its currently 3 am and im stillup itching any advice?

I am currently in a I hate everyone and everything...

I am currently in a I hate everyone and everything phase. Im so irritable im at my wits end. I keep cleaning and cleaning and im itcy ive showered about 3 tines and did an ice pack. Even rubbed myself down with peroxide someone please helpppppppppp.

Im getting frustrated with this swelling mess and...

Im getting frustrated with this swelling mess and the I can do without the random tingling sensations. Im fustrated and im TIRED! Who knew looking good was such hard work. I returned to my classes yesterday. Now my dog has gotten massively irritating so he wants to play all the time (he is a yorkie) my boyfriend is becoming impatient with me and im starting to feel alone. This will be all over soon and ill b back to relying on myself.

Quick update. Im ok now my stomach was gonna burst...

Quick update. Im ok now my stomach was gonna burst if I didnt go potty so today I ate cheese eggs and low and behold I feel better than ever. I talked to my boyfriend and yes I cried my eyes out some but everything is fine now. Im currently wearing two compression garments at once because I dont feel either alone gives me the coverage I need.

Is anyone else going through mood changes. I have...

Is anyone else going through mood changes. I have been dramatically depressed these last days partly out of frustration. I just feel so out of sync with the world. Ughhhh

So today I was abke to get physically intimate...

So today I was abke to get physically intimate with my boyfriend after about 3weeks of a dry spell (Mostly because I had to stop using my birth control two weeks prior to surgery and I refuse to rely mainly on a condom). Amazing! I cried tears of joy. Downside was the stupid cramp I caught in my back after. Im happily headed to bed now. 1week pre op appointment tomorrow.

Okay so I had my one week check up he told me to...

Okay so I had my one week check up he told me to double up my garment to cover my top half and bottom and that my swelling will be completely gone 3months top :) other than that my day consisted of being super happy and just bubbly above all. Oh yea! My incisions are closed finally they were really tiny to begin with and hidden on my bra and panty line

Today is the first day I dnt have to wear my cg in...

Today is the first day I dnt have to wear my cg in the daytime I only have to wear it at night now. Taking it off feels wierd but laying down feels great

Okay everywhere I had lipo is begining to harden...

Okay everywhere I had lipo is begining to harden should I be worried? Other than that more soreness doing a lot better no longer taking my pain medication. Im kinda in a rush writing this i have 2 papers due tuesday. Love you all

Long day still sore and always sleepy but the pain...

Long day still sore and always sleepy but the pain is becoming less and less. Im sleeping much better now and I can almost go for a jog just waiting to hit the two weeks mark. In other news my dog is feeling so much better.

Long unhappy day. Ugh in lipo news less pain =...

Long unhappy day. Ugh in lipo news less pain = more activities yay!

NEW PICS TWO WEEK POST OP

NEW PICS TWO WEEK POST OP

Sorry its been so long guys having roommate issues...

Sorry its been so long guys having roommate issues nainly borrowing things without asking. Anywho no moresoreness although the garment Iis extreme uncomfortable to sleep in. I will be a month post op on march 22

Hello hello! I am officially one month post op and...

Hello hello! I am officially one month post op and will be posting my pictures provided from my doctor :)

PICS POSTED GUYS!!!

PICS POSTED GUYS!!!
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon

The doctor I chose was Dr. Stoeckel I called his office and was immediately drawn in by his staff. It rook all of an hour for someone to get up with me about schedualing an appointment. The office staff is made up of a wonderful team of the kindest women I have ever met! They never hesitated to answer any question or concern I had. It was kind of like a very family feel :).

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Hi All. My garment is great. Look into http://www.healingenhancements.com
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Hey lil bit, did u feel like u had excess skin in lower tummy after surgery? If so, has it firmed up?
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No, no loose skin at all
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You look great the before and after pics are definelty worth it
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Wow! lilbit you are looking outstanding! I see a major difference, I am so happy for you. How much have you been working out lately? I no we talked about that a week ago.
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Im doing the april challenge start at 10 situps the firstvday then add on 5 more each day :)
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You betta go girl. Looking good! I did my 1 month today too and waiting to get my photos.
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Aww yay
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You are looking real good! your results are happening really fast, girl by the summer your stomache is going to be super flat! Congrats please keep posted, I'm one month post op and yes the mood swings are normal. We are just ready to show off the new us but patience is a virtue Im rooting for you xoxox!
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Thank you today makes one month
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Your results are looking good. Best of Luck with the recovery process.
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Thank You :)
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Thank you I just ordered me a new one :)
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good to hear. Hope your feeling better. Did the coupon still work?
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Yes and so much better
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Try looking on Ebay for "compression garment" as they have some good deals. You might also be itching from your pain medication. I know I did and they tried to switch it but I still itched with the new stuff. You really need to still be in some type of compression garment. Dont give up on it just because its uncomfortable. You just need to find the right one.
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No my doctor told me after the first week I only have to wear it at night
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I have to agree with the other ladies, you may want to invest in a better garment.. something with maybe boy shorts or straps.. it will give you better compression, better end results, I also would urge you to eat as healthy as possible.. A; you dont want the fat going to other places and B you just spent a shit load of money... I assume because you want it to pay off!! But really you look great!!!
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Thank you. And ive changed my diet and exercise pattern. But I can't find a garment that offers full coverage comfortably I bought one from Walmart but it hurt so much
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Try Marenagroup.com; my first garment back in 2008 was from there and it was Awesome.. Very very good and very comfy.. I never ever itched.. the garment Im getting for this round is also from there.. it's a little more expensive but well worth the money. this is the one Im thinking about getting this time around after I discuss it with my Doc... http://marenagroup.com/garmentstore/product/tabid/199/p-33-1st-stage-suit-with-suspenders-and-no-leg-coverage.aspx Lots of luck to you!!! :O)
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Thank you!
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Go to merona.com these garments are made just for plastic surgery.
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Yes it is a very emotional time. We want instant healing and then everything itches, swells, painful and think why did we do this. I have been looking at your garment and its almost like its too small and doesnt cover all the areas. I have one that covers my whole back and with short legs but I had inner thighs. I also had my bra line and whole back done. So it covers everything . Each day something changes and now 6 weeks for me. I am not exercising yet and its ok. Good luck and know we all feel the same
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Yes I think my garment is too short for my torso
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