Getting Ready - Ramsey, NJ

Hi everyone I'm 33 yrs old and have two daughters...

Hi everyone I'm 33 yrs old and have two daughters ages 3&2. Yes I love them but they did a number on my stomach. I went to see Dr Capella in Ramsey and he said I need a muscle repair, TT and lipo. I feel good about going in. Reading everybodys stories has helped a lot to come to my decision. I made my first payment today. I'll keep everyone posted Wish me luck

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Dr. Capella did my tummy tuck. You're going to love your new body. He is the best there is.
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Thank you so much for commenting I was starting to think what was I thinking by booking it
I am going in for more body contouring on Oct 10th with him. Some of his patients and I are meeting for dinner in Ramsey on the 9th. Would love to meet you if you can break away from the kiddies.

Getting Excited

24 days till this is gone!

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I have a consult with him tomorrow. Hoping pricing isn't as steep as tie one I saw yesterday. He quoted me for lower body lift, implants and some lipo $22k. I almost fell off my chair. I honestly don't know why he insists on a body lift instead of a full TT. Best of luck ok your surgery.
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Dr. Capella will not be that expensive Jass28. I would say thousands less than what you were quoted above. Look at all the work he is doing on me for $18k http://www.realself.com/review/ramsey-nj-medial-thigh-lift-lbl-arm-lift-flankplasty-breast-lift-monsplasty He already did my tummy tuck and the results were amazing. I never knew that I could have a body like this http://www.realself.com/review/ramsey-nj-my-tummy-tuck-results-more-than-expected Good luck tomorrow!
Amanda, I had muscle repair and lipo. You already look good so I suspect you are going to LOVE your result. I'm excited for you, and can't wait to read your progress on the site.
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11 days and counting

Well it's getting close and the closer it gets I'm up in the middle of the night more. All my test have come back great and my doctor cleared me. I hope I'm gonna look amazing. I'm getting nervous.

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How are you? Hope you are healing well.
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I'm doing great the day of my surgery I was very sick from the morphine throwing up after this surgery sucks. It hurt so bad.The people at care one was great. I'm home and relaxing and walking. I'm taking one Percocet every 4hrs
Glad to hear you're ok. :)

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So far so good dr Capella is the best

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Wow looks really good! Congrats!
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You are looking good!
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Yea! Happy healing!
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still in shock

I'm doing great I still can't believe I did it I'mso excited it' s over I just came from walgreens because I was to scared to do the shot jay the pharmacist walked me through it I can't believe I did it myself hevs great I hope everything keeps going smooth

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Wow! That looks awesome already! Hope you are feeling good today!
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Thanks everybody for the great comments
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you look great already !
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dr appt today

Well I went for my one week check up and Scott took the drains out I got so nervous I almost passed out. He said I good great he'll see me in five weeks

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Getting the drains out feels sooooo good doesn't it. One less thing to stress over. Hope your pain level is as low as mine is soon. I'm 12 days po and feel great like the tiger! Welcome to the flat side.
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It does feel great to get the drains out but I haven't had to much pain since the fourth day. But starting to feel some discomfort on my right side gonna go in tomorrow to see the PS hopefully I'm just really swollen
It could be the nerves coming back together. You'll have ups and downs on the pain thing as your muscle, nerves and blood supply all try to reunite. As the nerves heal unfortunately you'll start to feel more pain from time to time.

15 days PO

I'm feeling good. My husband went back to work yesterday after taking two weeks off. loved being waited on hand and foot. My kids were so good I'm about to book another surgery. LoL . The incision is getting smaller and looks good. It is a long process and I have to stay positive

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1 month

I'm doing good. I just came from dr Capellas office. I had a little fluid nothing serious. I was going online and freaking myself out. I will not be doing that anymore. My incision is looking good. I go back in two weeks

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You and I had surgery around the same time. Your scar looks great what are you using?
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Hi NovPrincess I'm not using anything. I think it's all the water I drink
Omg how r u feeling?I'm good still swollen. Was one side more swollen for you than the other after your TT? I love myBB I think it looks better now than before I had kids. I'll post some pics
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swell hell

I guess thats what people call it I'm good in the morning and by the end of the day I look pregnant my stretch marks are red and I feel like my stomach is gonna bust

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You look great! Love your shape!
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I freaked out during my tummy tuck because i read all sorts of stuff online, including well intended advice from other plastic surgeons who told me i had seroma, nerve entrapment, etc. i was fine, which is what dr. capella kept telling me all along. i have come to truly trust him and this time around i follow everything he tells me. that is very comforting and i am not worried. the swelling that i have now with this surgery is not as bad. that said my core is swollen all the time and my waist is 4" bigger than it was pre op. my core looks like a tree trunk. Dr. Capella said he would not be surprised if i have 10lbs of swelling. Yikes. I only walk fully erect in the daytime and only if i make a conscious effort to do so. later i am swollen and hunched over and the incisions feel so tight! i am 3 weeks today.
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Your gonna be hunched over for awhile I'm 5 wks today and still feel the tug from my breast to my incision. But it does get better. I do love the way I look the swelling sucks
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lovin it

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You look great and I had more swelling on my left side than right, still is alittle swollen,PS said healing process is taking longer on left
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happy

I just came from Dr Capellas office I love that huge mirror in the exam room I look great I definitely got bitten by the bug he had a tv on in the waiting room with breast implants hes done and I went home and told my husband I want them done he said after January when he gets his two weeks again I love him he's the best

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I love that mirror, too, or rather the reflection in it! and i think Dr. Capella does the best breasts so I say go for it! i cannot wait to have mine done. Jan would be the soonest but I think I am going to wait until Feb or Mar.
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I love my implants already and I am early post op.  I know they'll only get better.  
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very sad

I've just came from Dr Capella's office because I've been waking up swollen and going to bed really swollen. I lifted and probably tore my fascia. He said to give it six more weeks and hope it goes down if not I would have to go back in. Balling my eyes out.

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OMG honey, I am so sorry for you!!! (((hugs))) How did this happen? If it does not re-attach what will he do to correct it? Hang in there. Sometimes these things seem worse than they are, and I hope that is true in your case. I will send healing thoughts to you!
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Oh NO! I do hope the best for you! Was swelling the only symptom? Did you know when you did it?
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Thanks I did it over the weekend I lift something to heavy I need to take I easy

back on track

I just woke up and the first thing I do every morning is look at my stomach and it is flat again. I'm so happy. I was really getting depressed thinking I ruined all the work. I stopped noticing the scar was healing. I'm definately gonna take it easy.

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yay

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How are you?
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A lot better. I woke up this morning flat I was thinking thank you lord. How you been
So your fascia is A-OK then? Marvelous! My arm wound is just about gone, and the axilla are just tiny openings now. No more range of motion issue with my leg and the arms ROM is improving. Pretty much on schedule with everything that Dr. C predicted. So how much are you loving your new body?

flat

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Hi Amanda, just checking in to see how you are doing. I think that I will come back to NJ in March for a consult. Maybe then I can get everyone together for dinner.
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Hi I'm doing good been having problems with logging in to RS I would love to join for dinner
So tiny!!! Looking good!!
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Hot

Hi everyone its been awhile but I'm doing good I'm still a little numb down the center of my stomach I still get swollen at night it's definitely a long process but its worth it I went to an 80s party and got alot of compliments I love my shape Dr Capella and his staff is amazing this is the first time taking a full pic of myself and lovin it

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You sure look great! I think we're a few weeks apart, mine is still numb too and I still swell inconsistently.
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Too frickin cute!!! Lookin like a hot momma! Lol, my 15 year old daughter has that same shirt.
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Wow, you are gorgeous!!!!
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scar

I just noticed the left side of my scar is fading while the right side is still very red. I hate my stretch marks. Still very numb down the middle wish I could do something about the stretch marks

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One side of the body always seems to heal fast than the other. Even with my facelift one side healed faster than the other - they look slightly different and it bugs me! In time your scar color should even out. You look terrific!
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My scar seems to be the same way. Your stretch marks look like they may fade a bit more? mine have no color and are just thin skinned shiny spots (mostly). My youngest are 18 years (twins). I still have them up to my bb too. some are very wide.
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happy

I went to my OBGYN's office yesterday and as soon as she seen me her first words were time to have another baby. I just laughed and laughed and then told her I had a TT. She said it looks great and there was no dog ear the incision was flat and the is scar is fading nice. She asked who was my PS because a lot of her patients would ask her if she could recommend one she said she never would because she never actually seen there work but she would look into Dr. Capella because mine look great. I told her I would 100% recommend him and I have

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You look Beautiful!
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Great experience at the ObGyn's office. I had something similar happen. When the nurse saw me after my TT she said I did not look like a gastric bypass patient. If she could only see me now after my stage 2 surgery!
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9 months

Hi everyone it's been 9 months since my tummy tuck and I'm doing great. I went to see Dr. Capella on the 10th for a revision. I was very scared to think I was gonna be awake while getting cut and stitched. But I'm good i'm healing great and we're talking about getting my breast done in September so I'll go in August to start and see about sizes

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I am getting my implants in Sep, too. I am seeing him tomorrow for a sizing.
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I had an in office procedure with him twice in March. The first time I found it fascinating to watch. The second time the light hit his scalpel in such a way that it caught my eye and made me really nervous. I could not watch. It felt weird being sewed.
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1 year

Hi everyone well it's been a year and I'm still doing great I'm still in the healing process under my belly button still a little numb I definitely love the way I look so happy with the results just waiting for the scar to fade more

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Do you like the revision? I'm a year post too and still have the numbness, I think a lot of us do. Good to hear your happy and doing well!
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