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5 weeks po new progression pics :)
- posted 4 months ago
- updated 2 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $10,400
- Geoffrey E. Leber, MD (Scottsdale, AZ)
Hi Everyone, the good news... after waiting more...
- 11 Jan 2013
- 10 days pre
Hi Everyone, the good news... after waiting more than a decade for my tummy tuck I am finally scheduled, bad news I am sick. After a nasty case of the flu I was starting to recover, then came down with bronchitis. Does anyone have any home remedies or advice on how to clear this up? After a week of this I am still coughing like crazy. I am so scared of having to re-schedule my sx date.
A little about me, I am 44 years old and the mom of five (one c-section). I am 5'4 and 143 pounds, I'm okay with my weight, I wouldn't mind dropping 10 pounds, but my stomach is what really bothers me! I have diastasis along with lots of extra skin and stretch marks. I look like I'm about 5 months preggo so I walk around sucking in my stomach at all times. I had my first baby at 17 which left me with tons of stretch marks and a BB that looks like a raisin so I really don't remember having a "normal" stomach. I have been hiding my belly for the past 26 years. After the birth of my last child I decided it was time for a tummy tuck, that was 11 years ago. It took 9 years to convince my husband that this is something I really wanted. It was a sore spot in our marriage, I knew I couldn't go through it without his support so I put it off. He finally came around 2 years ago and I have been saving since. He still makes comments like I will look hot after my tt and guys will be hitting on me, or he thinks I will leave him. He says I look okay the way I am and he is okay with it so why worry. He still doesn't grasp the concept that I want this for MYSELF just to feel comfortable in my own skin. I am so looking forward to not hiding behind behind my clothing. Most of my tops are babydoll/maternity style. I can't imagine throwing on a tank or a t shirt and being comfortable in it. Or getting out of the shower and seeing myself in the mirror and not wanting to cry. I have wanted this for so long I just can't believe it's happening! That is if I get over this cough!!
I am looking forward to following your stories and sharing mine.
Feb 5th is now the day! I can't believe I am still...
- 21 Jan 2013
- 1 day pre
I am trying to stay positive and hope it all works out for Feb. In the meantime I have managed to get a few things ready. Ordered a toilet riser from amazon, my husband got a big laugh out of that one when it got here. Bought some granny panties at Walmart. They are super soft and comfy. I only bought 3 pair, but I am going to go back and pick up some more since I like them so much. They are the Hanes boyshorts. Also picked up some sexy new lace panties ;) I have antibiotic cream, gauze, tape, heating pad, baby wipes and dry shampoo. I still have some more things to shop for but now I feel a bit more prepared. Any ideas on what to wear to surgery? I was thinking some pjs with a button up top. I don't want to have to change when I get back home. I am staying overnight in the recovery center, do you think I should bring anything with me other than a toothbrush and some chapstick?
I am working up the courage to post some before photos. ugh...
So, I am hoping the 3rd times the charm. I am...
- 7 Feb 2013
- 16 days post
Finally took some before pictures. Bad muscle...
- 8 Feb 2013
- 17 days post
So, this weekend I'm going to pick up the last of my supplies and go shopping for a recliner. I am getting so excited!! Yesterday I was scared and today I'm feeling great, so happy to finally have this done. Been doing a lot of "window" shopping online looking at cute clothes I could never wear. Wondering what it's going to be like to have some confidence again and wear the things I want to wear versus what will hide the belly.
Hope all you lovely ladies are doing well.
Hi Ladies, well here I am at 10dpo and feeling...
- 22 Feb 2013
- 1 month post
Loving my results so far even though I'm very swollen especially on the sides and my butt and thighs are huge! I guess a lot of that is from the lipo, my PS told my hubby that he took out 2 liters of fat, gross. I love my BB and my scar is nice and low so it will be easy to hide under panties or a swimsuit. I guess that's about it for now. I hope all of you beautiful ladies are doing great!
Just added some new pics. I am so happy I have my...
- 27 Feb 2013
- 1 month post
Hi ladies, so happy to have reached week 3! This...
- 6 Mar 2013
- 2 months post
-I'm sleeping back in my own bed and sleeping through the night comfortably.
-Starting wearing a compression tank during the day, feels great to be out of the binder. I now just wear it to sleep in.
-Back in my jeans as of yesterday! They not only fit, but are loose!
-I haven't weighed myself since the day before surgery, since my pre-op jeans fit I decided to get on the scale this morning and I am down 9 pounds!! :) My PS took 4 pounds of fat and skin so I have lost 5 on my own even with the swelling, I was 143 and now am 134 woo hoo! Oh, and my waist is down 6 inches, crazy.
- And the biggest one, hubby has been full of compliments. I was standing in front of the mirror in the morning taking my binder off and he looked over and said dang you look hot! Yesterday he called me his skinny minnie. I haven't heard anything like that in years! He has been wonderful through all of this. Even though he wasn't really on board he stepped up and took care of everything.
I am grateful that everything has gone pretty smoothly. I am still sore at night when I overdue it during the day. I had a busy weekend Sat. Sun. and Mon. I hardly sat down all day and was really feeling it last night. Life is back to normal which is crazy busy! So, all is good and I'm feeling damn hot for a 44 year old mama soon to be grandma! lol... My PS is a miracle worker!
Time is really flying! I posted some progression...
- 20 Mar 2013
- 2 months post
My Doctor: Geoffrey E. Leber, MD