TT lipo with MR

I'm a 53 year old mom of a son & daughter...

I'm a 53 year old mom of a son & daughter & grandma of two precious boys 2 1/2 & 1 1/2. I'm 5'4 135-140 I've had a tummy ever since having my kids over thirty years ago. I lost my husband to cancer 7 years ago this month & I guess it's time to do something for me, my arms & legs are pretty normal it's just my gut.. I'm very nervous about the pain but my ps promises she won't let me be in very much pain.. She's a doll & I've seen her work its amazing, she's planning on doing lipo along with this procedure . After this I'm planning on a breast lift with reduction.. Love this site you ladies give me such hope! Will keep you updated
Good luck! Its been my best decision ever. I had a full tt with lipo to the flanks 11 months age. My recovery was not as quick as i had first thought but, i would do it all over again if i needed to. You will love it.
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Welcome to the community:)  Happy to hear you are doing something for yourself now.  You will love the results and will do just fine.  

Wow you are going all out with the reduction and tummy.  Let me know when you are ready for the BR and lift.  

We are here for you so keep us up to date every step of the way.

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Good luck!!
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So embarrassed my pics are up for all the world to...

So embarrassed my pics are up for all the world to see, but in a little over 3 weeks I will have a flat tummy! On 30 th of April I tripped & roll my ankle & broke my foot in two places I'm a little concerned that I can't really exercise cause I have to stay off of it as much as possible that I won't be at my best before surgery, but if I'm gonna be laid up I figure might as well do it all at once.. Good thing is I found out I have osteoporosis so I am taking meds & vitamins to help with that, there's always a bright side to every situation trust me I know this to be true, back in 1997 my daughter almost died in a car accident , she was in a coma for days & if she lived we didn't know what kind of damage there would b, today she's a wife & mom of two beautiful boys & you would never know by looking at her what she has been through! It's been quite a journey to say the least.. My point in sharing this is to remind myself & to give others hope that no matter how bleak & dark a moment in our lives can be there truly is a bright side... May need you ladies to remind me of this down the road... Lol hope everyone is healing & keeping a positive outlook...
Well I did chicken out because of my broken foot, but I'm going to go ahead a do it, I know if I don't i will regret it, June fifth here I come!!!!
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How are you? Wanted to check on you. When is the surgery?
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Hello there. Another Missouri gal like me! :- ) I am looking forward to seeing your results. I know it makes you nervous at the thought, but even me being only 4 days PO, I do not regret it at all. I cried when I seen myself in the mirror for the first time. You have no idea how many times I've just stood in the mirror hating the way I look, and wishing I could just rip all the sagging skin and fat off. Even though I am still in pain, it is so worth it and each day gets better. You will be fine. Women have this drive to conquer anything. And we go through so much pain just to look great and feel confident. I am thinking of you and will stay in touch.
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I'm back!!!

Because of my foot I thought I should wait, but then I realized my summer is already messed up so might as well go ahead. Rehired a nurse got my new craft matic type bed & guess I'm ready, still really nervous I think that's normal... I'll update June 5 after I make it to the flat side!!!
Your time is right around the corner. I don't see your pics??? Mine took a little over a day to show up on my profile. Good luck to ya next week.
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Before pics

So excited!!! My little sister is going to come & be my nurse...

I feel like a huge weight has been lifted, I had a nurse coming that I wasn't going to meet until the day of surgery, what a relief ....
Hey Cute Grandma!!! You are so close to the flat side now.. It is fantastic your sister is coming to help you.. Hope your foot is doing better
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Sho excited for you. Your day is right around the corner. Glad that you are doing this for yourself. You will be so glad you did. Also glad your sister could come stay with you. That's great. That will make things much better on you. Take care and see you on the flat side. You will be in my prayers.
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Thank you sweetie! I'm going to check on you right now..
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My foot is healing!!!

X-rays were good, foot doc said its healing, what a relief !! Got everything picked up today that I could possibly need, from the tummy Tucker's on this site .. Thank you ladies!! Day after tomorrow & ill be on the flat side... I'm more excited than nervous today.. Will post as soon as I can....
Thinking about you! I pray everything went great today : )
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Will be looking for your update... Good luck will be thinking about you tomorrow.
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You are going to look AMAZING!! I just looked at your pics and would never have guessed your 53! You deserve this!! Sooo excited for you! : )
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Omg finally home!!!

I got to the surgery center at 6:30 am got home at 4:00..surgery 2/12 hours, mr, lipo & TT done, 1lb on each flank, 2lbs upper ab, 2 lbs under BB.. 5 lbs total.. My doctor is awesome, she's a little bitty thing.. She came in & marked me up & then the nurse came in & put versed in my IV, remember very little after that until I woke up in awful pain( I developed a tolerance because I'd been on pain meds for the last 5 weeks due to my broken foot) once the pain settled down I went pee on a bed pan, a while later got up and went pee two different times, they gave me a shot of Demerol for the ride home, we borrowed two pillows( we will return them tomorrow ) one two sit on & one across my tummy... (I highly recommend bringing pillows for that!!) I'm only 15 min. From the hospital can't imagine doing it without the pillows.. My sis is setting next to me on my new craftmatic type bed, I needed a new one anyway so I got this several weeks ago it has dual remotes , I have my feet up & my head.. I'm walking hunched over with a walker .. Think I'm going to rest for a bit, I will keep you all updated... Btw good luck those of you going in tomorrow , sorry for the typos as I'm a little or a lot drugged up.. Maybe I will post some more after while.. Thank you ladies for all the well wishes & support!!!

Pain is a lot better when I don't move!!

The pain is better if I don't move, I've walked to the restroom about 7 or 8 times today, called the doc about bleeding at the drain site I only have one.. We're going to the ps at 9:45 in the morning she'll check them then.. I'm having Atkins drinks & bars as I'm not very hungry .. I'm scared sh--less about ps taking off my cg tomorrow I remember one of you girls fainting when you & your hubby did it, think I will have my sis take a pic while its off.... Should have more lucid reporting tomorrow.. Although I may end up posting during the nite.. Sleep well fellow TT's...
You will do fine....just be sitting when you take it off...that will help...and remember to breath...and yes get a pic...try to rest...
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so happy for you and can't wait for pics. I'm 49 yrs and 6 1/2 wks out from my tt, mr, lipo.. it's so worth it!
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I go to doc tomorrow too! I can't wait to see what it looks like!! I've tried peaking but I don't get very far lol my doctor told me not to remove anything till I see him Thursday. My surgery was 5 hours!! Why was mine so long? Everyone else is between 2 and 3 hours. This shit better look good!!! Lol!
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My sweet sis fell asleep she's exhausted !

My sweet sis fell asleep she's exhausted , I didn't have the heart to wake her so I got to tinkle & empty my drain. I did just fine although sis did wake up for a sec. But fell right back to sleep... To think I almost did this without her, omg can't even imagine, I really advice having someone who loves you help you with this.. Can't wait until we can start having some fun. Btw the awful burning pain is tolerable finally, I really suggest taking your pain meds before you are at a level that's to high, only you know what that level is as long as you have stool softener s, & such you should be okay.. My new bed is awesome, don't know though if ill b able to sleep sitting up.. It's been a long painful wonderful day... Even though I can't see skin I see a flat tummy, thank you Dr Garrison!!!! I really do like her & I see now why so many others do to, I just remembered one of the nurses telling me that she is going to get a TT because of weight loss & most definitely will have her do the surgery, I think that says a lot about a PS when the nurses say my Dr in her option is the best... Will right more tomorrow
Thanks for the advice Sara & yes to breath!!! Looks like you're doing well, I'm so glad & I hope I look as good as you do....
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U miss Erin r a positive hoot bet your smoking hot too, are you going to get pics ?
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Day two PO

I feel human again.. I've been going to the restroom by myself since 10 last night, you go a lot after this surgery from IVs & drinking lots of water, once in a while I take the walker & walk around the living room , I think it helps to drain more & it helps not to worry about blood clots.. My PS wants me hunched over for two weeks so that's exact ally what I will do ... My sis had one left from her mother in law, it has wheels and a seat that lifts so I can carry things from the kitchen... 9:45 see my ps if I'm not to scary looking my sis will take a pic, I bruise real easy & my sis things I should show you guys my healing practice.. I should have more to post after PS appointment.. Lets have a happy day!!
I'm so happy you're feeling good!! This is so much easier then expected! : )
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You are doing good... Expect some pretty bruising.. Do take pics you will want them later..happy healing!!!
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Sounds like you are doing great! Hope mine goes as smoothly in 2 weeks. :-)
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On my way to a flat belly!!!!

Went to PS this morning showed us how to handle the drain, she said I looked great I had my sis take pics & they wouldn't up load so with my iPad I took a pic of her phone... My pain meds weren't cutting it so were trying something else I hope it works!!!!!
Oh you look sooo good!! I hope the new prescription works for you
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First after photo day one

I'm. Pretty swollen & starting to bruise my PS says it looks good it's pretty flat I'm very excited for some time to go by, trying a stronger pain med as the Percocet wasn't cutting it.. Just had a nap & I guess I'm posting a very sore tummy pic..
You look great cute grandma! Hope you are feeling more comfortable soon!
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You look great. Thank you for sharing it really helps
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You look really good.
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Belly button

Belly button view 2 days post op
You look awesome!! Hope the meds work better
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Tummy looks awesome! So happy for you. Hope the new meds are working. So glad you didn't chicken out. The first 2 weeks are the worst, then smooth sailing. Lots of rest, plenty of fluids and stay ahead of the pain. You got this! Take care. I will check on you soon.
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Got to the flat side Wednesday !

As long as I hold very still it's not to painful, I'm swollen & my hips are on FIRE, I just keep telling myself its going to get better everyday..I know it will.. Breath.....
By day 4 you will be alot better
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Hang in there, the pain fades with each day. The hardest part for me was sleeping. My back pain was worse. Ibuprophen was pretty helpful. Hope it gets better for you real soon.
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Thanks Kennedy, my ps wants me to wait 2 weeks, I'm bleeding not heavy from my drain site. I'm so swollen , is this normal 4 days out?the only way I'm comfortable is setting up in bed!!!
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Are we suppose to swell so soon?

Day three & it's been rough to say the least guess I ended up having mr & ouch! I had lipo done on my hips & now my thighs are very tight & swollen.. Mustn't get away from the prize a beautiful tummy!! Hope everyone is well & not in too much pain ......
Oh the lovely swelling... Yes it is normal.. And such a pest all you can do us wear loose comfy clothing and wait. But don't you look ravishing.. Take care!!
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I do wished that I'd had loo done. I'm seriously considering it now.
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Took a sponge bath & had a mini breakdown!

Boy did it help to just let those emotions just come, thank goodness I have a wonderful little sis.. This is a painful surgery ... I was also beating up on myself saying things like( how superficial am I doing this to myself) sometimes I think as women we say things to ourselves that we would never say to someone else!!! Today I'm saying to myself (what a wonderful journey I am on)... Those of you suffering from bad back pain , me too!!! It helps to just bitch sometimes!!! Thanks again ladies for your awesome support!!
When you have those bad days look in the mirror... Your beautiful and deserve to be happy with yourself.. This is a amazing ,hard, and sometimes tearful journey.
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I'm considering getting a TT sometime this year I've had breast implants and can imagine the pain, that your going through. And I'm not looking forward to going to through that again. Good luck, with everything.
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Yes it does! Bitch all you want. That's what we are here for. We've all been through the "why in the he'll did I do this to myself" stage. And you will go through it again. Don't let it get you down. Keep your eye on the prize...a nice, flat tummy. Your doing great. You've made it through the hardest part. Back pain goes away when you can stop hunching over.
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I'm on the recovery road!!!!

Still have my drain my PS says she will remove it this Thursday along with belly button stitches & oh yes butt stitches, she definitely did some body sculpting & I have the bruises to prove it, maybe another day ill go into that! Lol.. I have a pretty good size hematoma in my groin area that she thinks will go away on its own( let's hope). I will post more when I know more, hope everyone is doing well..
You are doing so good!!!
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Hello Sara , how are you? I'm going to check your profile, you've been such a big support for me & I really appreciate you!!!
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Your a star thanks. My consultant is also doing lipo of my tummy and muscle repair too. He said he might need to do a vertical scar as well but doesn't know for sure until in surgery. I am hoping not. I have no weight on my back thank god and have lost weight on my bottom unfortunately wish I had a butt can't have it all. Have your bowels been ok that's my big worry as not great at the best of times. Your scar looks great and healing so well. I have stopped smoking in preparation I think this is a good idea for the healing. Did you buy silicone tape don't know what to do about that. Keep well and talk soon x
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One week post op!!

Once bruising & swelling subsides hopefully I'll get the courage to post bikini pic!!

Exactly one week post op!!

Looking good!!
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Don't... you look Good!!!!
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Hang on in there!! Looking good. Xx
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Still have my drain

My hematoma is still draining so will probably have to wait a while on that, I had the stitches in my bb taken out as well as the ones in my butt..I'm really pleased with my flat tummy although its still very bruised & swollen ... I'm really worn out & I will post more later.. Hope everyone is well!!

Here's a tip!!

The dr. Put me in a cg yesterday & I slept in it with my binder over it.. Omg my tummy looks amazing, everything I'm hearing its very important to wear these girdles spanks whatever you want to call it, wearing them 24/7 will make all the difference.. Just thought I'd pass this on.. I'm really excited about my new shape..

Finally got to see my grandsons today!!

I've missed them so much it was great to see them, it's hard not to pick them up! I have to really commend you ladies who have the TT & have little ones, I'm worn out from just a few hours with them.. For those of you getting ready for TT x be sure & have lots of help lined up for at least a couple of weeks..
Congrats - sounds like you are doing awesome and you look awesome. I too am a gramma with just under 3 months until my TT - can't wait !!!!!!!!! Thanks for the encouragement to wear the girdle/binder all the time ....I remember my doctor telling me that at my consultation - he said to "live in it" and to walk bent over for at least 2 weeks. Guessing they instruct that because they know :) Hope to hear more progress from you ~ take care !!!
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You look so good! So excited to see more photos... Hang in there, it gets better each day. The burning does hang on for awhile. It really sucks! I still have almost constant burning 4 weeks out...
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Don't you just love that CG...Mine only put me in a binder then at 2 weeks I could go to a spanx type garment during the day and binder at night ... I still wear mine...have only gone a couple days or nights without it...It will be a few weeks before your stamina gets closer to normal...I was probably a good 2 months..
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Two weeks post op!!

When I compare before & after wow!! I think my ps did an awesome job! I still have my drain in & since I've been wearing the cg with the binder I'm putting out close to 50 cc a day.. No telling how long I'll have my drain but if it keeps me from having complications it's worth it. It's hard to find cloths to wear to cover up my drain so I really don't get out much.. I think I did a good job of hiding it for the photo I just took, lol.. Yes this was so worth it!!!
Hot grandma!!!
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You are looking great!!!!
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You look great , nice results :))
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Blood everywhere this morning!!!!

I thought something horrible was wrong when I woke up this am, blood everywhere, I walked into the bathroom it was dripping onto everything I almost fainted it scared me so bad, but I took a deep breath & started to investigate what turned out to be the problem was a whole in my drain tubing & of course my ps is out of town.. Long story short think the doc & nurse on call fixed it.. I'm home and the tears are flowing once again, I guess twice in two weeks isn't so bad. The drain is going to have to stay for a while unless a miracle happens & my hematoma goes away!!! I feel better when I let my emotions out & am so grateful to this site & all of you supportive tummy Tucker's ... I'm going to relax & post more later hope all of you are ok!!!
Are you taking arnica tablets and bromalian ? I took those and my bruising left pretty quick. So sorry you had such a fright this morning. Glad all is well tho and the tears are normal I still get teary eyed and hot flashes saw gyn today she upped my estrogen in my bio cream so hope that helps.
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Two weeks post op!

Just read about your drain/hematoma. That stinks! How did they fix the hole?? I am finding I am having a few good to great days, then a day or two of not so good. Would like to fast forward to get rid of the swelling. Still can't stand up straight, can you???
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They cut the tubing, it's pretty short, I see my PS tues, whatever she says ill do, I'm still draining 30 cc & with the hematoma it's best to keep the drain, trying to just go with the flow, keep a happy face.. I still am not walking as straight as I'd like.. Getting better though, once this drain is gone I'm shopping!!!!
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you will have so much fun shopping!!!
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Long time since I've liked what I see in the mirror!!!

I'll be 54 in a few months & I think I just gave myself the best gift ever!!! I'm feeling good only wish I could take a bubble bath... Maybe soon, love to light candles & play whatever music I'm in the mood for... I slept 8 hours straight last night, life is good.. Hope all of you can say the same!!!!
Don't ya love wearing sexy undies... It makes you feel good. Oh you will get a bubble bath soon .. Life is good
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Looking Good! Very cute panties!
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Wow!! Don't look like a gradmom! You look awesome
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Bikini photo !!!

I love my belly button, I'm very swollen as I over did it today, but what a blast pulling out old bathing suits.. On the not so good news 3 weeks & I still have a drain dangling between my legs, I'm suppose to call my dr. On Friday morning, if I didn't have this drain in I'd probably be having to get stuck with a needle several times a week & have it drained!! So I'm not complaining.. I love my PS & all her staff, for the 1st time in years I like looking at my body!!! Hope everyone is healing & happy!!
Hi cutie, are you on facebook??? Let me know :)
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You look great in that bikini!!! Was in your area Monday had to meet my daughter in St Louis and bring them on down so stopped in Springfield for lunch..,
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You are looking amazing!  Go rock that bikini girlie!

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Drain Free after 3 1/2 weeks!!!!

It's finally out, I feel like a million!!! May end up having to get the hematoma drained, hope not!!! Hope everyone is healing well!!!!
You look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your story and pictures along the way! You are giving me hope for the upcoming weeks!!
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You are welcome sweetheart, keep your eye on the prize!! You've already taken the hardest step, we'll be running in know time!!!
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Yay !!! no more drains...you are a free woman
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Love, love, my new body!!!!!

I still have some healing to do, seroma now lol!! I don't care it will heal I just love the way my cloths fit!! Still haven't gone shopping yet!! I did get on a Internet dating site.. Which is huge for me, I'm having a blast this summer & anyone wanting a TT be sure & do the lipo with it wow I love my butt! I even thought shed given me lift, she didn't , it's all in the sculpting!!!! Good luck everyone!!!!
Have fun on the Dating site! I met the wonderful man I am with on there last year
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Good for you Never!!!
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Confidence!!!!! I am so happy for you...dating site...big smile...hope you meet some really nice men...will have to keep me posted...I know don't you just love the sculpting it makes such a huge difference in our appearance...
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Saw my shadow this morning & it made me smile!!!

Loving my new body, still have a open place in the center of my incision we are doing the wet to dry method 3 times a day, darn it I still can't take a tub because of it.. Only had one bath this whole time, it's one of my favorite things to do.. I keep having to remind myself I just had major surgery & to slow down... I have a new & wonderful outlook on my life!! Bought a new little black dress the other day & I got goose bumps because I knew my husband was looking down from heaven smiling!! I even think he had something to do with me finding it... Also went to Victorias Secret got measured for a bra & went from 38ddd to a 32ddd, spent a fortune buying matching bras & panties!!! I know I've said this before but my PS is amazing!!! She's an artist & I just keep telling her how grateful & happy I am with my results!!! Anyone who's on the fence about TT surgery, my suggestion would be get a experienced board certified surgeon & check out their work before you do it... Don't try cheap, this is your body... It's so worth it... Happy healing ladies!!!!
You look great! I find my back is still swollen from lipo. Bra on last hook. I have some rolls on back from swelling.
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This is an amazing journey.. So happy for you
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I feel your excitement !!! It makes me smile and feel good. I'll be 50 soon-(hmmm... How did that happen?-lol?!). My surgery isn't fur a few months---I know it will be here soon - have a good recovery ! Bless your Sis for being your Nurse!
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After & before photo

It's been almost 2 1/2 months... Wow,, I'm loving my new body!! It has been just the jump start I needed to get myself in shape... Dating a lot no one special, but boy am I having a blast!!! If you're on the fence about this procedure I say go for it!!! When I first joined this site my handle was 'hope I don't chicken out'! I almost didn't do it... How sad that would have been... A hint... I wore my girdle & binder for almost 8 weeks 24/7... It felt better most of the time & I really didn't swell much after the first 2 weeks & I think it has helped me hold my shape... Much love to new TT 's & hope all my past tt's are doing great!!!
Wow!! You look so great!!! So glad for you. Sounds like you are doing great with all the dating and stuff. Take care.
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You look so great and you have been through so much! I'm almost 5 months now (sept 2) and still wear my CG and a corset to work and when I work out. I love my new skin :).
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Cutie you look fantastic
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