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TT/MR/Lipo Flanks - 12 weeks PO (new pics)
- updated 1 month ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,500
- Adam Tattelbaum, MD (Rockville, MD)
Wow I've been lurking so long I'm finally taking...
- 10 Jan 2013
- 12 days pre
Wow I've been lurking so long I'm finally taking the plunge to tell my story. I've read so many of your stories on here and they have been so motivational and inspiring. Like many of you, I am a mother of two that not necessarily destroyed my stomach but made it less than appealing! LOL> My daughters are 19 and 16. I am approaching my 40th birthday next month and decided that I absolutely do not want any more kids. So, I got a tubal ligation and endometrial ablation December 26, 2012. That went very well and I am pretty much healed from the procedure.
I am 5' 3" tall and weight 180 lbs. Over the last 10 years I've gained 50 lbs. I am actually okay with my size, I just want to tone. I am a thick girl but well proportioned. I don't have a large stomach, most of my weight is in my thighs and butt. I know that with more weight loss, my stomach will never be where I want it to be. I haven't lost the weight but believe outside of my BMI, that the weight loss will come as I go on this journey. Over the next year, I'd like to drop 2 pants sizes. I am currently a 14 and would like to get back into a 10.
Yesterday, I scheduled and placed my deposit for a tubal ligation on January 23rd!! Woot! Woot!!! I'm through the roof excited!
Sigghhhhh... Paid the balance for my surgery...
- 16 Jan 2013
- 7 days pre
Tomorrow is my DAY!!!!!! So excited! ! A hugggeeee...
- 22 Jan 2013
- 1 day pre
Just got home in lots of pain will update later.
- 23 Jan 2013
- Day of treatment
So today is day 1 post op. I am in a lot of pain....
- 24 Jan 2013
- 1 day post
I arrived at the surgery center at 830 am. mysurgery was scheduled for 10:15. I wore nice low undies. He mark me up and proceeded to completing Final pre op instructions. I was given the IV then I was completely knocked out.
I woke up 2 a lot of pain and had to pee oh so badly. They gave me a bed pan. I left the surgery center around 4 p.m. and was home shortly thereafter. Of course getting in and out of my car was the most difficult.
once getting home I got into my lifting reclinrr and I slept in it, very well I might add. I have only gotten up to go to the restroom the toilet seat riser has been an absolute god send. Walking is very difficult but i did manage to use a lil plastic desk chair with wheels to function as a walker. So far so good. Will update with pics tomorrow because I can't remove the binder temporarily until then. I was concerned that he would not be able to remove my old belly button and would be left with a vertical scar. But I was told he was able to completely remove it. My incision goes completely if not a little bit further then hip to hip. So far so good.
Who's getting their drain out tomorrowww??? Me! ...
- 4 Feb 2013
- 12 days post
Now for the scar, it's scabbing now. Anxiously awaiting to find out what scar therapy I'll be on!!!
Ugghhhhhhhhh.... Depression has finally hit me in...
- 8 Feb 2013
- 16 days post
Overall, I'm pleased with the results. Swell hell is the most evil bullchit that anyone s hould have to go through. I'm also tired of family members looking at me sideways because sometimes the drugs have u a bit out if your mind. Sorry to vent but I just so look forward to life getting back to some level of normalcy.
Ahhh 2nd day back to work and I wish that I can...
- 12 Feb 2013
- 20 days post
I don't feel like the hormonal wreck I was last week but am purely exhausted all of the time. I am an Executive Assistant so I have minimal amount of walking to do but yesterday I walked 4 blocks roundtrip ( I work in DC) and I swear I thought I'd ran a 2 mile sprint to go to the pharmacy. I had to stop periodically sit down and breathe.
On the good side, I'm off the percocet during the day and am subsiding on Extra Strength Tylenol. Still not sleeping in my bed yet but am crossing my fingers for a miracle! LOL....
Anywho, just an update. How are the rest of u TT sisters???
Tomorrow, I will be 4 wksPO!!! I woke up this...
- 19 Feb 2013
- 27 days post
Acceptance that this f'n surgery was not a game and much more serious than I thought. Acceptance that just maybe I may not be where "I" think I should be physically and acceptance that somedays I'm just gonna be a lil neurotic! Here's to feeling good and looking that much better. Four week pics to be posted soon!
Today I'm trying out another CG that seems to fit...
- 20 Feb 2013
- 1 month post
I am doing soooo much better! I feel like I've...
- 27 Feb 2013
- 1 month post
Ahhhhhhh.... 6 weeks PO is a much better place. ...
- 6 Mar 2013
- 2 months post
This may be my last post for a while because I...
- 28 Mar 2013
- 2 months post
Ahh.... I thought I'd never get here but 12 weeks...
- 17 Apr 2013
- 3 months post
I have adopted a pescetarian diet (fish & veggies only) for 30 days and have lost about 10 lbs. I can definitely see a huge difference between now and my original post. I was weighing about 180 then and am now at 169 lbs. Still lots of junk in the trunk and thunder thighs so I'm only gonna get but so small. Love me regardless!! Hugs!!
This will probably be my last update for a while. I will try to come back at the 6 month mark for an update. Maybe I'll finally take some bikini shots! LOL!!!
My Doctor: Adam Tattelbaum, MD
I did an internet search first which was primarily focused on the quality of the doctor's incisions and positive reviews. I did further research on RealSelf and read all of the reviews on here which were all very positive! I had a consult with him and he was very thorough. He has a very good bedside manner despite my impression that he has to get the spiel on the process done quick and fast due to the fact that his consults are free. He will answer all of your questions and I felt very comfortable with him. So much so that I didn't do any other consults!