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Finally Getting my Body Back - Rockville, MD
- posted 3 months ago
- updated 2 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $13,400
- Adam Tattelbaum, MD (Rockville, MD)
I'm an older mom--age 51. Childbirth and losing...
- 17 Feb 2013
- 2 days pre
I'm an older mom--age 51. Childbirth and losing 120 lbs took a toll on my body. I'm having BL and TT. Since I have 8" gallbladder scar I'm having a fleur de lis TT. Will be trading 1 scar for another but excited about a flat stomach--nervous too. Wanted this for 10 yrs. I hope its right thing to do.
Had my procedures today. Feeling better than I...
- 20 Feb 2013
- On day of treatment
Day 2 post-op and I'm still feeling better than...
- 21 Feb 2013
- 1 day post
8 days post-op and had my first follow-up...
- 28 Feb 2013
- 8 days post
It's nice to finally see my breast up where they're supposed to be. Also, the fleur de lis tummy tuck scars are okay by me because now all that excess, overhanging fat and skin are gone. I'm not looking to wear a bikini, I just don't want to where spanx for the rest of my life. :-)
I also weighed myself before my appointment and I have lost 3.5 lbs, which is very exciting. I am now 10 lbs from my goal weight and am happy to see that I'm still losing weight even though I can't workout everyday like I usually do. I haven't had too much of an appetite, but am still eating healthy, and I don't know if it's the meds, but I'm constantly thirsty so am drinking a lot of water. Speaking of meds, other than the required antibiotics I'm pretty much off the pain meds. So, I have to say that so far this has been a totally great experience...knock on wood.
I posted some new pics, recognizing that this is very new and still have a lot of healing to go.
11 days post-op. Only major complaint is this darn...
- 3 Mar 2013
- 11 days post
I've been able to get out of the house and did a little mall shopping with my son and his girlfriend who came to town to help me. It has been great to get out and overall I feel good. Not going back to work until the drain comes out and then will telecommute for about a week in order to ease back into the grind.
Looking forward to starting to exercise again, but will take it slow per doctor's orders. Nonetheless, I'm still losing weight--about 4lbs post-op, so I'm happy with that. Also need to start working only scar healing/minimization, but again will wait to hear what doctor says.
I'm very pleased that so far this process has been far less painful that I had anticipated.
15 days post-op and had second follow-up...
- 7 Mar 2013
- 15 days post
My Doctor: Adam Tattelbaum, MD
Saw his reviews on Real Self. Had consult with him and two other doctors. He was patient and very thorough. Wanted to ensure I was fully informed and did not rush into anything that I was not comfortable with. Since I was nervous about fleur de lis TT, he had me research it and then come back to see him at which time he drew on me to show me what he would be doing. He also offered for me to talk to his other patients. He's kind and understanding.