Tummy Tuck, Lipo on Hips and Lateral Thighs - Texas

I am 48 years old and have always said that I...

I am 48 years old and have always said that I didn't think I could go through with this procedure, well I am scheduled for surgery on May 26 and I am scared and anxious. This is a great place to be to find others with the same feelings and it also helps to hear some of the stories everyone has...very educational.

I'm 5'7" and weigh 152 lbs. I have had one baby and he is 19 years old now. I gained 38 pounds through my pregnancy and lost all of the weight years ago, but leaving me with some unwanted skin. I can't wait to get rid of it, still scared, but the pro's out weigh the con's. With that said, I am gonna bite the bullet and go through with it...counting down the days....12 more days.

I have an appointment with my doctor today.....

I have an appointment with my doctor today...counting down the days....still nervous...only 10 more days!

My doctor was going to bump my surgery up two...

My doctor was going to bump my surgery up two days, but found out today that it is still scheduled for May 26, which is still okay...would have loved to get it over with though...9 more days and counting. Has anyone been able to download pics from an iphone to there computer? If so, please help:)

My surgery is one week from tomorrow...excited,...

My surgery is one week from tomorrow...excited, but still nervous! Hope everyone that has had this done is doing okay!!! Prayers:)

Okayyyy, in one week from this moment, I will be...

Okayyyy, in one week from this moment, I will be in surgery getting rid of some much unwanted skin:) Trying to keep my mind on a positive wave...still nervous though!! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!

Six more days until my procedure:) Getting more...

Six more days until my procedure:) Getting more and more anxious and nervous, but I will try to have a relaxing weekend in the hill country in Texas...gonna try not to think about it and enjoy the weekend! Hope everyone is doing well and have a wonderful weekend as well!!!

I'm having more and more butterflies in my...

I'm having more and more butterflies in my stomach because my surgery is this Thursday at 7:30 a.m. I am to be at the hospital surgery center at 6:00 a.m. I am hoping I can sleep the next four nights!! I just wished that I was out of surgery and everything went okay and the pain I am wondering about will be fine with pain meds. I am actually am getting a pain pump. I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend and that they also have a fantastic week! Prayers to all that have been through this and to those that are getting ready to do this:)

OMG...two more nights and thursday morning will be...

OMG...two more nights and thursday morning will be here...i'm sooooo scared!!!! Praying!

Not the best before pictures, but at least I got...

Not the best before pictures, but at least I got them downloaded:)

Well, tomorrow is my big day! I am so nervous...

Well, tomorrow is my big day! I am so nervous about the whole thing but I do know that God will take care of me throughout this whole procedure! I pray that He will place His healing hands on each and every one of you, whether you have gone through this or are going to be having this procedure done. God Bless~

I will post on how things went in a few days, until then!


Day 8 post op...still in lots of pain...don't...

Day 8 post op...still in lots of pain...don't even want to be sitting at my computer, but thought I would at least write this much...hope everyone else is doing great!

Also, I will post pictures when I feel better...I...

also, I will post pictures when I feel better...I have one drain in and will remove it next week....this actually sux! Sorry but that is the truth right now!

OMG....I am FINALLY feeling human again:) Today I...

OMG....I am FINALLY feeling human again:) Today I went and got my final drain out--po day 12....yippee! I am so happy! I am feeling so much better, unbelievable what the blues did to me...I was not a happy camper! I can stand up straight now and am walking much better. I went to the grocery store today after my doctor's visit. I was really down in the dumps when I posted a few days ago...it's just amazing how I feel now...the healing seems to be going faster and faster as time goes by, so to any one of you that is having the blues, they to shall pass, believe me, mine did:) Taking one day at a time, as I still have many weeks in front of me, but am happy with my procedure so far. I am quite swollen, but nice and flat tummy...yayyy! Hang in there everyone, you WILL get there, I did! Praying for all of you!

Photo Update


PO Day 13~I updated a photo today:) I will ad more...

PO Day 13~I updated a photo today:) I will ad more at a later date...swollen, but still healing and feeling better! Have a great day everyone!!!

PO Day 17~feeling better every day that goes by......

PO Day 17~feeling better every day that goes by....still very swollen! I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a nice garment to buy; I'm so hot in the one I came home in after surgery and I find it hard to find things to wear as it fits from under my breast bone down to my knees. I'm looking forward to the day when I won't need my garment any more:) Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday...God Bless!

PO day 20~been feeling better each day that passes...

PO day 20~been feeling better each day that passes. If only I could fast forward to my final results, lol. I know I have to be patient and I am trying my best! I am having swelling pretty much every day, but keep reminding myself that this too will vanish with time! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Cheers!

PO Day 22~feeling pretty good! I went to the...

PO Day 22~feeling pretty good! I went to the doctor yesterday and he gave me the go ahead on jumping in my swimming pool! Just gotta cover my incisions. He was amazed at how I have healed so far, I am ahead of the game. I'm out of the garment from the hospital and am wearing the garment I bought from WalMart...Dr. G approved of it and said that I was ready for that as well. I will be wearing my garment just as much as the other one, but this new one is so much more comfortable. Still having some swelling, but in time that will subside as well... my incision looks really good...taking one day at a time! I hope that everyone has a great weekend!

PO Day 31 just added some new pics from PO day 29....

PO Day 31 just added some new pics from PO day 29...I cannot believe that one month has gone by....my scar is completely healed and I'm feeling pretty good and beginning to like my results!!! I do have to say that the first 10 days were miserable, but each day that goes by things just seem to get better and better! Still a little swollen, but getting there. I hope that everyone had a great weekend!!! Have a blessed week!

Katy Plastic Surgeon

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