8 month update...new pics.

So I just had my procedure done on the 25th of...

So I just had my procedure done on the 25th of September. It is so hard to decide if this is worth it. I cried for the first time today just because this seems to be a lonely time. You have someone taking care of you but feel guilty and selfish. And your irritated for not being able to do stuff. I just don't know what to think anymore. I felt great early today and was walking around fine. But then I don't know just watching others and feeling guilty finally hit me. This is a roller coaster and I'm not sure I like it. It takes a lot for me to admit I cried too since I am a 23 year old dude. It's not something I usually broadcast but seems like it only helps with others who experienced it. Y'all are the only reason I have made it so far, I thought I was going crazy and was just being a wuss for a long time. I hope it's worth it in the end. I lost over 50 lbs and have busted my but to not be able to feel comfy on the beach and hopefully this will put me In the right direction. But it's so hard to not be able to do things for myself. And be stuck in a room in a recliner all day minus the bathroom. I'm starting to be able to walk more but the incision is becoming more sensitive. I hope I'm not messing it up. I see the doctor Monday. I'm so afraid he is going say that...I hope these fluid pumps come out too. I do not like them at all. And leaking everywhere is not ideal. I have puppy pads and sitting in a depends diaper cause its the only thing that doesn't Hurt the grenade looking things. I'm trying to think positive and keep my spirits up but I'm slowly breaking down. My doctor said I should be able to stand up straight by day 10 and back to Normal after 2 weeks. I pray that's the case. I can't do this much longer.

Today has been a lot better. The draining is...

Today has been a lot better. The draining is slowing down. I get to go to my first post op appointment tomorrow. Hopefully I will here good news. I'm starting to be able to move around a lot more easily. The only pain seems to be in the morning when I first wake up and I think it's just because my muscles are tense from sleeping in this recliner and have to get used to being up right. I can't wait to get up right again. The doctor said 10 days and I should be great. I really hope so. My legs r tired of me being bent over. Lol. Sneezing and coughing is a pain. Lord have mercy. But I tried to avoid those as much as possible. Ill be glad when I can walk and go back to normal. All this relaxing and sitting is hurting my butt. I don't see how people enjoy this. Lol.

Went to the doctor today. Got great news. And one...

Went to the doctor today. Got great news. And one of the drains removed. It's funny he made me stand up more and I could. I think I was scared to break stitches but he reassured me I should be standing up straight in the next 4 days and in the next 6-8 days I will be back to normal. He is excited. Said it all looks amazing. And that im going be surprised when I Stan straight up and my stomach is flat. Can't wait. I'm walking around like crazy. I think once a drain comes out, you get a 2nd wind.

So today makes 2 weeks post op and I'm moving...

So today makes 2 weeks post op and I'm moving around like crazy. It took me about 12 days to fully get back to being straight up and down again. Mainly because I was scared to screw something up so I was cautious. I took pics last night and I'm very pleased with the outcome even if I am swollen like a mofo. I still have a ways to go but it has definitely been worth it for me.

So since my last post I have seen my doctor again....

So since my last post I have seen my doctor again. He is freaking thrilled. He told me everything looked amazing. That my sides and back were swollen but my sides will go back down about 2-3 more inches, which is great because its already down about 5-6 from him Lipo-ing the heck out of it. Then he told me something that I never even expected from doing this surgery. He says you do realize that when you swelling goes down your ab muscles are going to be poking out and you will have a six pack right? I almost fainted right there. My face totally lit up. I was high on life at that very moment. See. My goal Is to one day have one and this surgery was the start toward that. However I didn't expect it to happen right after surgery. But I will so take it.

I was pretty swollen on my back so I still have go wear the annoying pads. They do not look good in clothes. You see only a few ppl know I had this surgery, so I'm having to pull this secret thing off, because I just don't want to hear people talk crap. But anyways the great news was in 11 days right before I head to New Orleans for Halloween, I get to ditch both the pads and garmet. Thank you god. Cause I can not stand this garmet. It was ok at first. Now I dispise it's existence.

Today. I'm heading to the LSU vs South Carolina game. Cause I'm a huge Tiger fan, and have season tickets. And no way I'm missing this game. So I bought this smaller garmet to walk in. I tried it out yesterday in a trip to town. It should do for now. Still can tell a little but eh I got a large shirt when I wear a med so that should help too. Lol. Ill update on how climbing stairs went. Lord I'm nervous. Lol.

Oh and my doctor was so right u will nit pick the hell out of yourself in week 2. Lol. I have to post this paper he gave me. It's crazy scary how its so true so far. Lol.

So it's 1:11 am on monday, so it's pretty much day...

So it's 1:11 am on monday, so it's pretty much day 20 lol. I went to the LSU vs South Carolina game, had to walk about 10 miles i think, but it was so worth it..best game in a long time and my team won of course lol..it was so exciting, and the walking, gave me a great feeling since i could actually do it. I wasn't too sore after either, which I was happy about. I bought this waist trimmer belt thing, not to lose weight, but to support me when i was in public, since it isn't as noticeable under clothes, it works wonders and i felt tight. And feeling normal and being around about 100,000 people, is a giant step forward seeing that I have been surrounded by my mama, sister, and dad for weeks now and that is it. Oh and my aunt went, she has no clue i had it done, and she totally never knew, I told her i hurt my back, and she believed it...that is great seeing that i actually look normal enough so people don't know. :)

So I got this comment from this amazing lady, who I totally read her blog all the time...if you truly want to know what a tummy tuck is like go read rockinmom's blog..anyways..she said to post pre weight lose pictures, which is a great idea, so i had to go back and look through my facebook, because frankly, i got rid of all the horrible pictures when i was big...and when you see these pictures you will understand. But these are pictures before my 50 lb weight lose. I have to get the actually pre surgery pictures from my doctor, since my phone went nuts and deleted my others. but I'm trying to see if it somehow can be restored..i'll post when i get them..but these are before i started working out hardcore and lost the 50 on my own...so here u go.. and don't judge my whiteness, I don't think i knew what a tanning bed was before this..lol

So I just took a pic after I showered. And yes I...

So I just took a pic after I showered. And yes I see abs. I have never been able to say that before. And now I totally do. It's week 3 starting tomorrow morning. And yes I held my breathe and sucked in. But who cares. It's outlines of abs. So now imma be walking around barely breathing at Halloween. Lol. I'm freaking excited now. It's still swollen pretty good. But getting better...

6 Months post op, and I can honestly say that this...

6 Months post op, and I can honestly say that this is the best thing I have ever done. I had my times when I questioned my sanity for doing this, but I would so do it all over again. I have taking and posted my first ever shirtless pics on facebook, went to the beach and things with no shirt on for the first time since I was a little kid and felt comfy. I'm doing crossfit, and killing it. I am seeing ab and other muscles. Can't wait to see what else happens. I still have a little swelling, but otherwise best thing ever.

6 Months post op, and I can honestly say that this...

6 Months post op, and I can honestly say that this is the best thing I have ever done. I had my times when I questioned my sanity for doing this, but I would so do it all over again. I have taking and posted my first ever shirtless pics on facebook, went to the beach and things with no shirt on for the first time since I was a little kid and felt comfy. I'm doing crossfit, and killing it. I am seeing ab and other muscles. Can't wait to see what else happens. I still have a little swelling, but otherwise best thing ever.

Scar after 6-7 months. Someone asked so here it is...

Scar after 6-7 months. Someone asked so here it is. It really doesn't bother me and is just dark in one area. Doctor said it would fade more. But swimsuits and underwear cover it up just fine.

And here are some more pictures. I did advocare 24...

And here are some more pictures. I did advocare 24 day challenge and here's my results. It is starting to get even better. Love it. Hears one in a swimming trunk too so you can see how the scar is covered up.

8 months and going strong...new pics.

So After 8 months, I have to say this is the best thing i have ever done. I know eat Paleo and do Crossfit 3 days a week for an hour. After 36 sessions, I am now down 5% body fat from 18 to 13. I'm pretty pumped about that. My clothes fit perfect. It's great that people are noticing, and one friend even asked if i was wearing something cause my stomach was flat, literally had to lift my shirt up to prove i wasn't and that it was my stomach. I feel great about myself now, and even my surgeon, told my parents that he could just see the confidence go up in me from day one to now. I can't wait to take my 1 year pics in October. My health is great, and doing this really did change my life in not only a physical way, but mentally as well. It's a great thing, that i would recommend if you really think you need it. People even ask why i always have my shirt lifted in pictures now, and i just say i have 24 years to make up. lol.
Simeon Wall

I did. They did a good job and told me I'll be an emotional wreck. We will see.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Wow!!! You must be so happy with your results....your flanks look great!
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It looks like you have lost more weight since your tummy tuck. How much more have you taken off? Great job!!
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Yeah. I started crossfit, paleo nutrition and advocare. I haven't lost a whole lot of weight on the scale. But have lost over 4 inches off my stomach. Gained muscle.
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reading your progress from bummer to summer was cool. You put yourself through a lot. I feel like you do, shirt off time! This surgery is an affordable life changer for us.
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Yes it is. Best thing I have ever done. Excited to take off my shirt for the first time in my life on a beach. Little over 2 weeks. :).
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maybe u can up picture of your scar.. when u did it and after 6 months.. i want see how it look after half year .. thnx =] and great resluts !
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Uploaded some. And added some to show how you can't tell it when wearing trunks and underwear.
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looking good dude. Congratulations.
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You look awesome mate - you should be really pleased with your personal journey plus the surgery results! Nice work.
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Ok, seriously you are going to have to post at least 2 before pictures. One, BEFORE you lost your 50 lbs. And the other, just before your surgery. Because in your pictures you just look like a sexy hot 23 yr old college guy wearing a white elastic waist band for a joke. For reals dude, I am having a hard time believing that you are or have ever been anything but a super cute soccer player guy!!!! Post your before pictures to make me believe!!!! And be sure to post that 6-pack when it comes through too -- HOTNESS!!! :)
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Haha, I wish, then i wouldn't have had to go through this pain and pay that much money lol. But thank you ma'am and I'm just saying I love your blog, and you are looking incredible yourself. I posted pictures of before my weight lose, I have to get the pre surgery ones from my doctor, the ones on my phone got erased when my phone went nuts, I'm hoping I saved it to icloud before though, so i have to look. And I will definitely be posting pictures if It comes through in the next few months like he said it would. But If i have anything to do with it, it will, i will be in the gym as soon as he says i can lol
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I know what you mean about the stupid garment, I hated it so much. I'm now about 5 weeks po and i'm now wearing under armor compression shirts, they are much better but still suck. The dr say I dont have to wear them but I get swollen a lot if I dont. At two weeks PO I went to both a football game in the afternoon and a concert that same night, no issues really walking up or down stairs however I was really sore that night.
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Sweet. How's the results look after 5 weeks? Moving around a lot more? Im going to new orleans for halloween so hopefully i will be moving a lot better. So far walking is still not so fun. The sleeping in bed is still a pain so far. But getting better.
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At 5wks PO i can say i'm almost back to normal. I'm getting sensation back to my belly and the scar area, it feels very weird. I like the results so far they are supposed to get better with time, I have pics posted, tell me what you think. I still can not run, I have to wait until my next dr visit about two more weeks.
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Today has been a lot better. The draining is slowing down. I get to go to my first post op appointment tomorrow. Hopefully I will here good news. I'm starting to be able to move around a lot more easily. The only pain seems to be in the morning when I first wake up and I think it's just because my muscles are tense from sleeping in this recliner and have to get used to being up right. I can't wait to get up right again. The doctor said 10 days and I should be great. I really hope so. My legs r tired of me being bent over. Lol. Sneezing and coughing is a pain. Lord have mercy. But I tried to avoid those as much as possible. Ill be glad when I can walk and go back to normal. All this relaxing and sitting is hurting my butt. I don't see how people enjoy this. Lol.
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Hang in there
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