I'm 22 years old, 5'5, and have been stuck at a solid 140lbs for the past year and a half. I will be having my flanks and outer thighs ($3000) done as well as getting saline implants ($5000) (natural, perky, athletic... nothing huge).
After reading a million reviews on this site, I am also going to ask about getting lipo on my lower abs. I don't want to go through all of this recovery and work only to still be uncomfortable with my body, especially if I start gaining weight in my belly even more after the surgery. I'd always been around 125lbs, then I got engaged, and everyone tells me that I "came into my 'woman' body" during the stressful wedding planning time. Large, bulgy thighs/saddlebags run in my family; every girl on my mom's side has been cursed with them, and I've had them since I turned 14. I haven't worn shorts since I was in junior high, and I have never in my life worn a bikini bottom without board shorts. I know I'm not what most would classify as "overweight" or even "thick", but I've just never been happy with myself and it's become SUCH a distraction in my life. I can't enjoy my day to day life with my husband because I'm busy feeling inadequate and unattractive.
I finally decided, after obsessing for years and researching procedures, that liposuction was the best solution. Now I am scheduled for my procedures in 4 weeks... and have been pretty much living on this website ever since I confirmed the appt haha.
I'm very nervous, very excited, and very hopeful. I'm worried about the pain, but I have an amazing husband who I know will take care of me. My only other concern is that my rampant cellulite will look worse after the leg lipo :/ My doctor flat out and honestly told me, if this would be devastating to me, that I should not follow through with the lipo. At this point, I think it's worth the risk. I will definitely update after the appointment and hopefully be able to get some pictures up!!