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I got a TT & Lipo on June 11, 2012. I am an...

I got a TT & Lipo on June 11, 2012. I am an athletic @ active 5'6 : 35 yr old mother of 3 kids. Had my kids naturally I had no stretch marks only lots of lose skin It was the worst pain I have ever felt. But everyday is a better day. I feel like this is taking forever since I was so used to going to the gym 5x a week. Today I am 3 weeks post op. My dr put my foam pads in my compression garment to help with the swelling today and he removed my stitches from my back. I'm so excited to see my final results. I walked in place today for 20 mins while watching TV. Ever since my OP i have a hard time sleeping. I am a side sleeper so now that i can only sleep face up is killing me. I am really glad I found this place. Reading some of your stories has helped me. Any tips you might have for me I would really appreciate. How can I upload my pictures???

I'm 3weeks and 4 days P.O. Wearing these foam pads...

I'm 3weeks and 4 days P.O. Wearing these foam pads inside my garment is uncomfortable when I stand up. I feel like my skin is stretching. I drove today but I'm still not ready to go out in public. Since I'm still swollen don't want anyone to see me like this. I really like how my belly button looks and how my scar is looking. Nice, smooth n thin so far. Now that my stomach is flat, i notice by boobs are more visible. Love that!!! I can't wait to see the final results!!!

Last night I put my garment to wash and fell...

Last night I put my garment to wash and fell asleep without it. Slept pretty good but as soon as I woke up I put it back on. I cooked dinner last night. My family was very happy for my home cooked meal. Today I have to go run an errand and I don't want to wear the foam pads under my garment cuz I look bigger with them. So I'm gonna take them out for a little while. Still swollen. Fealing unattractive. I guess cuz I have to wear this compressed garment with pads. I feel better with it on. I havent been eating that good. I got to get back on track. I asked my son yesterday for one of his chicken nuggets and he was like No Mom, that's why u got that done. Then what's the point if your gonna start eating unhealthy. Lol. It was only 1 nugget.

I'm so depressed right now. I look at my self and...

I'm so depressed right now. I look at my self and I see myself swollen. I feel like I should already see results. Am I wrong. I will be 4 weeks on Monday. I see some of u looking great already and me the same :(

I had a friend tell me today, now your gonna be...

I had a friend tell me today, now your gonna be all fake! Excuse me, I said. But no, i worked out and i tried to lose weight! I didnt take the easy way out! I hate when haters start talking out of their Ass! Whatever!

Sometimes I feel my skin so tight and at other...

Sometimes I feel my skin so tight and at other times i dont! I am still swollen! I tried to sleep on my side last night but it was uncomfortable! I can wear my clothes easily. Is anyone at 4 weeks already smaller and buying smaller clothes, I'm curious to compare? Or is it too soon? Had sex yesterday without any problems actually at 2 weeks I did! Oops :) I wear my garment all the time except for when I wash it or shower! I dont like wearing the foam pads as often so i dont! I still havent let my hubby see my scar but now I am ready to show him cuz my scar looks much better now. It looks thin in light so far and thats that I havent put anything on it my DR said til the few scabs i still have fall off! I am so happy I found this site. It has helped me. Thank u all for sharing your stories and pictures. We deserve this ladies, its our turn now :)

Today was a good day. Did chores around the house...

Today was a good day. Did chores around the house & walked outside for 20 mins. Wore my jeans & blouse with my garment under of course. My pants fit me good but I'm curious, should my clothes fit me like this or be too big for me. I'm 4 weeks 3 days? Went out to get a very much needed wax & pedi. But I'm still far from feeling myself again. I can tell. My skin tightens up at times. I'm still swollen n I have one stitch on each end and 3 in the middle. My belly button has a big scab, still healing. My hubby saw my stomach and felt it and said OMG, your so hard and swollen. How long u gonna be like that :( I was remembering before I got married I weighed 132lbs at 19 yrs old. I was in very good shape and yet I thought I was FAT. Lol. Then motherhood kicked in and I was never able to get close to looking how I did before. I remember being my heaviest weight of 180 and I was so unhappy with myself. Embarrassed of how I looked. I remember I used to go buy groceries in another city cuz I didn't want no one to see me. One day I finally snapped joined the gym lost 30 lbs but it wasn't until a few years ago that I changed myself physically and mentally. I was happy then. And now with my tummy I'll be happier. I am not perfect but I love myself now :)

5 weeks p.o today and I feel good today. Walked...

5 weeks p.o today and I feel good today. Walked for 2 miles outside and did some arm workouts with light weights. I'm starting to look better too. Even though I'm still swollen I know for sure that all the pain I went through is Definetly Worth It!!! Excited to see my swelling go down more. Tomorrow is my check up with my Dr. I can't wait til I am ready to hit the gym again and start toning up and working on my abs.

Today @ 5weeks & 1 day, I went to see my Dr...

Today @ 5weeks & 1 day, I went to see my Dr for my check up & it went great. He removed my remaining stitches. He said my compressed garment was big on me and gave me an XS to wear from now on. Before surgery I couldn't fit into an XS but now I do. He asked why are u wearing the foam pads? And I was like cuz it wouldn't look good with my outfit. Lol. But he didn't laugh. He said that I need to wear them all the time. That it well help with my swelling and keep dents from my skin due to the tight garment. He said I was still swollen a lot and that I will be much smaller when my swelling goes down. He didn't give me the ok to exercise :( My next appt is in a month.

Today was the first day in years that I was able...

Today was the first day in years that I was able to tuck in my shirt and show off my Burberry belt. I look good. I'm not wearing my garment but in a couple of hours the swelling well kick in and I'll have to put it back on. Everyday gets better. Love it :)

7 weeks tomorrow & even though I'm still...

7 weeks tomorrow & even though I'm still swollen n hard below my bb, I am so happy I did it. I am wearing clothes now that I couldn't wear before cuz my fat tummy or jelly rolls, love handles (in Spanish "lonjas"). What a difference a Flat stomach & No Love handles makes. I know as soon as my Dr gives me the ok to exercise I'll look even better. My Dr didn't tell me to rub anything on my scar yet and it is looking great & my cute lil bb looks awesome. If your thinking of getting a TT, research a great Dr cuz that is #1 & make sure u have help at home cuz your gonna need it, then go for it. :). there was a light at the end of my tunnel

Today I am 9 weeks P.O and these past days I have...

Today I am 9 weeks P.O and these past days I have been feeling my skin stretchy, swollen, burning or Sharp pain. I have my Dr appt in 2 days. Can't wait to see my Dr and see what he has to say. I don't know what happened that I was feeling pretty good but lately those symptoms have been kicking in. I also looked skinnier before and now I feel swollen. I still look good but not as skinny. Seems like a roller coaster. On a good note I went to order a football shirt with my son's name & # cuz football season started & I am his #1 fan and I bought a small size. I couldn't believe it. Wow, me in a small. My pants fit me good and a lil loose from waist. These days when I'm home & to sleep I still wear my compressed garment. I feel so much better with it on, especially these days that I've had these symptoms frequently. I'm not wearing the foam pads inside the garment cuz its such a hassles for me to put inside the garment. Hope my Dr can't tell cuz I'm gonna tell him I have. I don't feel this garment tight anymore. It's tight from my turkey legs but not my mid section which makes me very happy. :).

My check up with my Dr went great. He said I...

My check up with my Dr went great. He said I looked good for 2 months. I still can't go to the gym. I can start with Lite Cardio in 2 weeks. He got after me becuz I wasn't wearing the foam pads under my garment. After his explanations of why its important to wear them, I'm gonna wear them as soon as I get home. He said I will be smaller if I wear them. Hell Yeah. Lol. He's a great Dr and I'm so happy with my results so of course I'm gonna listen to him.

It's called Epi-Foam from Biodermis.com Helps...

It's called Epi-Foam from Biodermis.com Helps better with reducing swelling & so skin attaches more better; IDK??? It's just hard for me to put into my garment since it comes in 3 pieces. It's a big hassle for me but I'm wearing them as we speak under my compressed garment. Nothing sexy about it but Dr knows best so this time I'm gonna wear them!

It's called Epi-Foam from Biodermis.com Helps...

It's called Epi-Foam from Biodermis.com Helps better with reducing swelling & so skin attaches more better; IDK??? It's just hard for me to put into my garment since it comes in 3 pieces. It's a big hassle for me but I'm wearing them as we speak under my compressed garment. Nothing sexy about it but Dr knows best so this time I'm gonna wear them!

TODAY I am 3 months post op. On Friday night I was...

TODAY I am 3 months post op. On Friday night I was doing something and felt a pop in my lower abdomen then after awhile I felt a bulging sensation and it was hurting. I'm so scared that maybe an internal stitch popped. I'm going to see my Dr today. I've been feeling kind of crappy too cuz I feel swollen plus I haven't been eating too good so I feel fat. Yesterday I couldn't find anything in my closet to wear for mass. I tore my closet apart. I woke up feeling better today but I'm still going to see my Dr. Wearing the compression garment helped with the bulging sensation.

Went to my Dr appt and he examined me. He said...

Went to my Dr appt and he examined me. He said that because I pushed so hard, the popping sound I heard was from a Tejido and not a stitch. That I didn't have bruising or any lumps only discomfort. To keep taking Motrin for pain & inflammation and not to do what I did again. To keep wearing my compressed garment with foam pads inside to help mold my body & reduce swelling as much I can throughout the day & night. He said still No Gym & that I look good even though I'm still swollen. He said to keep eating healthy and Come back in 2 weeks. I feel so much better after seeing my Dr. His words always make me feel better. I totally trust him. Hes Awesome!!!

Today I am 14 weeks po and I have been so busy...

Today I am 14 weeks po and I have been so busy with my kids and school! I am doing much better! I am so pleased with my results, so glad I did this! My scar looks smooth, flat, with no bumps and is getting lighter, I am happy with my scar! I have started working out more at home, I almost feel myself again but I still need a little to go. I am still swollen under my BB and a lil num around that area. I need to mark my abs next but all in due time!

At my drs visit yesterday, my Dr gave me a smaller...

At my drs visit yesterday, my Dr gave me a smaller compressed garment to wear as much as possible to help reduce the swelling under my bb which he said is the last part to go down. He gave me the ok to hit the gym hardcore & sit ups. He said I'd get swollen but it'd go away. I did multi train class this morning after being off for 4 months. Omg, I couldn't keep up, I was huffing & puffing & my ankles n knees were aching. I noticed my arms look so fat. I'm outta shape. I'm so depressed. I let myself go. Yeah my stomach looks nice n flat but what about the rest. Barely today I started eating n exercising good. I'm gonna push myself hard n stop eating chocolate everyday and midnight eating. That's my weakness. I told myself put up and shut up. Any weight loss tips or exercises would be greatly appreciated. On Saturday I'm doing a 5k run for breast cancer. Excited about that.

Everything has been going good. Except I have some...

Everything has been going good. Except I have some numbness still in my lower area & I feel my lower ab like where my scar is real firm (hard). That part feels weird. Is this normal??? I'm rubbing maderma or oil on scar to help. Any info, I'd appreciate :)

I missed my last appt with my Dr becuz I wasn't...

I missed my last appt with my Dr becuz I wasn't ready to take my after pics. But I'm ready now. I've been working out & eating better and I feel so much better about myself. Even though at times I can't find anything good in my closet to wear that makes me look good. Lol. I'm very happy and I'm only 5 months so I expect to look better when the lower swelling goes down. The pain was definitely worth it. :)

So worth it. I had my surgery June 11, 2012. Worst...

So worth it. I had my surgery June 11, 2012. Worst pain I had ever felt in my life but I love my tummy now. Its so worth it. Find a good dr. Research him or her cuz u only have 1 life. Dont just choose a Dr cuz hes cheap. My friend did that. Huge mistake. I saw so many Dr's before I finally got the nerve to do it. I actually chickened out right before going in but my friend told me you deserve this and this is what u always wanted.

I went for my last check up & take my after...

I went for my last check up & take my after pics. I couldnt believe my before pics. Gross!!! He told me I looked good was still swollen in my lower abs but that could take 4 more months. He said he didn't like my scar in the middle so would like me to come back In 6 months and cut that part Out. I dont think so. Im not going through that shit again. Besides im happy with my results. We'll see what happens in the future. I'm lifting weights doing sit ups actually I have to remind myself to be careful cuz I feel great and myself again.

7.5 months p.o ?????im doing great. I...

7.5 months p.o ?????im doing great. I feel like myself again. I do everything. Doing crossfit 5 days a week. Lifting weights & sit ups. Did a 5K marathon & got 15th place. I tell myself sometimes be careful you only have 8 months but I just feel good. I went to see my Dr yesterday for my last revision & he told I looked good that the lil bulge or swelling I have on my lower abs may still take 3-4months to go away. He took my after pics. When he showed me my before pics i was in shock. Gross!!! Couldnt believe I looked like that.

Cant believe its only been 8 months. Wow, its so...

Cant believe its only been 8 months. Wow, its so worth it. Super blessed that I found an excellent Dr & that everything turned out great for me. I feel a lil numb below my incision and firmer or swollen under my bb but thats natural they say. Ive lost 5 since I started eating better :) Super happy about that. Still doing Cross fit 5x a week. ???

Yesterday my 5yr old was jumping on the bed while...

Yesterday my 5yr old was jumping on the bed while I was watching tv and she accidently fell heel hard to my lower abdomen; right under my bb where its still not back to normal. Omg, I cried cuz it hurt me. I felt that part swell up. Couldnt believe it made me cry. Im ok today, I did my cross fit class. But I feel like that part is still swollen but it don't hurt anymore. Has anyone encountered this same problem? ??

I'm almost 10 months & I still feel a lil numb or...

I'm almost 10 months & I still feel a lil numb or swollen under my bb, in that area. Thats the only part left. Everything else looks n feels great. My lower back scar does look a lil wrinkled, only 1 side but I'm ok with it cuz I dont I repeat I don't want to go through anymore cuts n healing process. I'll just keep working out. Since working out I've dropped a size in pants and my tops fit me big. Sure I'd like to get more lipo n make my waist smaller and etc but I'm back to being me after so many months. My sister n law who has a year and a half of p.o of getting a mommy makeover has gained weight and looks the way she used to. WE HAVE TO EAT BETTER & DO SOME EXERCISE TO MAINTAIN OURSELVES. I AM NEVER GOING BACK!!! Im still doing crossfit 5 days a week & I ? it :) & im eating better too.

I will be 11 mos p.o on may 11th. I still have a...

I will be 11 mos p.o on may 11th. I still have a bit of numbness & lil swelling right under my bb but its a small piece now. Thats the only thing I need to be back to normal & for my scar to get lighter. It was all worth it. I only wish I would of gone through with the bra lift & that my Dr would of done lipo on my legs and around my butt so it could be more noticeable. But he didnt so I started doing the squat challenge to make my butt into an Ass :) Well see how that goes. Every day is a constant battle on eating healthy for me. Thats my problem. I have no problem with working out. I love too. Some people need coffee in the morning, well I need to workout. Lol. But no matter how hard I exercise it wont pay off if I dont eat good. They say its 80% diet 20% exercise. Its true cuz when I ate good I lost 10lbs these past weeks but lately I cheat everyday. I share my story in hope to help someone becuz I know there were alot of stories that helped me.

11 mos. post op BUT Still Under Construction

11 mos p.o & I'm still Under Construction,

?ing my new body but I'm still working on it. I'm a workoutaholic. Lol the best of me is yet to come :)

new pics @ 11mos p.o.

Happy

Healthier n Stronger

Yesterday I went shopping & I bought size 6 pants. The pants hanging in my closet are 10's. Big Accomplishment for me. Ive waited 16 yars for this day to come.

Almost 1 yr post op :)

It was a roller coaster ride but so worth it. Im no way near being perfect or a playboy bunny but I'm a hell of alot happier with myself now :)

1 yr since my tt and I'm so happy

Very happy with results now cuz at 1st I was like omg what did I do. Lol and then I felt like I never saw changes :( cuz I looked the same. But with time I did and then I put more on my part and started exercising & eating healthier. Skinny girls are lucky :) I've had to work hard to get where I am :) I'm still hard on myself and I shouldn't be cuz I've come along way :)

1 yr and 2.5 mos post op & I'm so glad I did it

Still working out & my eating healthy is a yo yo. It's hard I slip sometimes but I get back on track asap :) happy with my results. I just want my scar lighter :( but I never put anything on it so how can I expect it too! I still have like a lil hard part under my bb. But otherwise everything is great:)

1 yr & almost 5 mos Post Op ???

I'm happy with my results. I'm still working out & eating healthy & cheating less and less. Its hard but if u really want it you have to sacrifice. My scar is finally getting lighter. Seems like its lighter on the ends but progressing :) I was blessed with a great turn out. I have 2 lil things I dont like but No biggie. I can't believe how I used to look from my midsection & back. What a change my surgery & my workouts & eating healthier have done. ? it!!!

scar getting lighter

My scar getting lighter. Just the middle taking longer :(
Dr. Edgar Riveron

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Yes of course. I only rated him poorly so I don't come out in Internet cut when I rate him highly I do. But yes most definitely
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Looking great! Such a big transformation! You are so right that the work is not done after the surgery. It is just beginning!
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Thank u
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WOW you look amazing!!!
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Thank u
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You look really Great!!!
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Thank u :)
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Absolutely amazing! You are my inspiration!
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Thank u :)
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You look fantastic, I'm only 2 weeks post op and I can't wait to get where you are!!
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You in look amazing, you should be proud!
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I can't believe someone told you early on that you'd look fake!! You look like you should for someone who works as hard as you do! You deserve to look that good, rock it!!
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Wow, you look great!!
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You should be so proud! Your results are amazing!
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You look GREAT! !!!! Keep up the good work!!! I think I will try Crossfit too.
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You look awesome!! How long after till you were able to do a crossfit workout??
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When I joined I was almost 6 mos post op.
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Ah ok, I do crossfit 5x a week now so I'm hoping I won't miss more then a few weeks..but the reality is that it might be more :(
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You look amazing!! I'm like you, I know for a fact I'm going to have to work out to keep my results and to achieve the ultimate goal I'm shooting for. I'm one of the unlucky ones that actually has to work out and watch what I eat to remain fit. Good thing I love working out! Thanks for sharing your journey!
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WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! YOU MAKE ME WANT IT LIKE RIGHT NOW!! YOU LOOK AMAZING! CONGRATULATIONS!! i laughed at hiding the stomach with a purse photo. because its what i do. LOL having a nasty stomach really kills my motivation to work out :-( it never will be as flat and sexy as i want it! thank you sunshine. God bless you.
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Thanks for posting your journey. I am at 20 weeks and it is good to read about what is to come for me. Love your positive attitude. You look awesome.
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You look awesome!! What an inspiration. Loved reading your journey. Congrats on the new you :)
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Thank u :)
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I hope I end up looking as great as you have! You inspire me by seeing you continue to workout. I plan to do the same! Right now I can't move but as soon as I can I plan to loose more weight and tone up.
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