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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!

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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!

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You look fabulous now no need to wait until 2013!!
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You look fantastic!
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You really look like a new woman, and I bet you feel like one too! Great results, you must be thrilled!
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thank you for your kindness! I am happy with my results so far; i still have swelling, but I know that in time that shall pass...can't wait for final results...hopefully i'll look fabulous at 50 in 2013...planning on it anyway:)
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Wow you look fantastic in that bikini! So good in fact that you have given me the courage to try a bikini too. I will try and get some pics. I cant believe it has been a month since our surgeries. How are you finding the Bio-Oil, I have some ready to use but my PS says I am not to use it until he sees me at 6 weeks. Grr.
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Thank you KoolK8! I'm sure you will look great in your bikini too! And yes, it is hard to believe that we have made a month already! The Bio-Oil is fine, but it will take some time to see if it really works or not. Time will tell:) I'm sure it is cold right now for ya'll, so come summer time, you will be looking fantastic in your bikini! Let me know how things are going with you! Take care and keep in touch! HUGS!
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Hey Girlie~

How are YOU? Isn't it amazing how fast time flies when you are going thru your daily TT adventures! I'm 18 days out and I'm feeling pretty good, still somewhat sore, somewhat swollen but overall doing WONDERFUL!! You look amazing! How are you feeling? Just wanted to check in since it's been awhile since I've posted... Have a great weekend!
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Hello GG:) Thank you and you look wonderful too!! I'm PO day 24 and the time is finally starting to go a little faster since I can get out and do more!!! I am feeling good and like you, I am still sore and swollen...I know I have a long recovery still ahead of me, oh how I wished I could fast forward to my final results...I get frustrated when I am swollen...I will be glad when that doesn't occur anymore...but I know we all probably feel this way! I need to post another picture; maybe I can do that next Sunday...I will be one month post op!!!! I was glad to hear from you and glad you are feeling better! Hope you have a great week...happy healing! Don't be a stranger, HUGS!
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Hey Girlie~ I can totally related with wanting to push the time forward, the waiting is the hardest especially if you're impatient like ME!! :-) I put up my 3 week pic, I'm finally starting to see a difference that I really like, it's just the swelling drives me crazy..... Are you still having hot flashes? What kind of garment are you wearing? I found this Spanx type briefs called Subtract Shapewear and they are AMAZING, my PS said that they are excellent. I did not want to wear the legging types. I wear the binder at night for added support. Using Bio-Oil and Mederma for the incision, I will be happy when my BB look healed and not like it was added on.. :-) Keep in touch! Big hugs to you! Just think this time next year we will be ROCKING in our new swimwear!! Hugs to you!
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Hi there GG~Well I do have to say that I'm feeling much better...I cannot believe that is has been a month since my surgery...now that I have it behind me, I'm hoping it's smooth sailing for me now! I'm just wearing a garment that I bought at WalMart, nothing fancy, but comfortable, I also saw the same garment at Kohl's, but it was cheaper at WalMart. I too am using the Bio-Oil and put it on twice a day. I'm still dealing with my hot flashes, ugh! You are looking awesome in your three week pics, it's only gonna look better each week!!! I have been laying out by our pool the last couple days for a little while, I'm actually feeling good in my swimsuit, yay! Hope all is going well for you and hope to hear from you soon! Have a great week!!! HUGS!
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Wow look at you with the little tummy and legs!!!

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Thank you Kimmers25~still a long time until final results, and I cannot wait! I have days where I am so swollen and get upset...feels like I did this for nothing, but then I'll wake up the next day and the swelling will be down...I am so ready to be completely healed, but taking it one day at a time! Cheers!
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Oh yes the swelling will taunt you for a few weeks.  I remember well and it is totally frustrating.  I promise though one morning you will wake up and it will be gone for good. 

I continued to notice changes each month for the first year and was so happy each month.  Just hang touch and know the prize at the end will all be worth it.

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Hey Cooliit, you are looking awesome. I am day 19 and a lil down today. My tummy is not as good as I would like, it has this weird bulge above my BB. I have emailed a photo to my PS and am praying he tells me its just swelling and to give it time but its freakin me out a bit especially after comparing my results to others. Any how, good luck with your recovery, you look fantastic and should be really happy.
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Hey KoolK8~thank you for your kind words!! I too have so much swelling, some days I look better than others...and when I'm really swollen, it's hard to even tell that I actually even had a tt and lipo! These are the days that get to me! I hope that your bulging is only from swelling...I keep reminding myself that it's only swelling and that is what is going on with myself and not let my mind wander, but it's hard, especially after having to go through all the pain! I hope that by now you have heard from your PS and that it is swelling after all! Take care, good luck and let's keep our chins up...we are in it for a long recovery, let's take one day at a time! Keep me posted on how things are going! HUGS:)
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Hey KoolK8~thank you for your kind words!! I too have so much swelling, some days I look better than others...and when I'm really swollen, it's hard to even tell that I actually even had a tt and lipo! These are the days that get to me! I hope that your bulging is only from swelling...I keep reminding myself that it's only swelling and that is what is going on with myself and not let my mind wander, but it's hard, especially after having to go through all the pain! I hope that by now you have heard from your PS and that it is swelling after all! Take care, good luck and let's keep our chins up...we are in it for a long recovery, let's take one day at a time! Keep me posted on how things are going! HUGS:)
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I'm still in my compression garment (looks similar to yours only black), but I did something to my abs when I tried to workout 3 wk ago, so I hear you on wanting something else! Hope you get out of it and into the WalMart ones, which I've yearned for! You're right, one day at a time! Take care!
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Coolit, you are looking awesome!
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Thank you Cheryl! Things have been okay~time is slow, but healing has been great! Looking forward to the day when I can wear whatever I want....this garment is something else....I am going to my dr. on Thursday and I will find out if I can wear the garments that I bought at WalMart...I am at po day 18, I have a long road of recovery, but taking one day at a time:) Have a great week and I hope you are doing well!
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Hope all is well with you! Just checking in! I looked at your pictures you posted and you are looking great! I'm fighting hot flashes and my garment is making matters worse! I went to WalMart today and bought two new garments to wear, I will ask my doctor if it is okay to wear them instead of the one I came home in from the hospital. I'm feeling better each day that rolls by and I am still quite swollen, but am patiently waiting for the great results my doctor so keeps telling me I will have! Let me know how you are doing....take care and ttyl...hugs!
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I am only postop day 6 and freaking out because I am not standing strait up and feel so tight. Was this your feeling too? Calm me down!!!
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Lexigirl~I am po day 13 and still not standing straight up all of the time...I did yesterday, but today was a different story. I guess through the healing it will be like this. I've decided to stay calm and take one day at a time....better on the healing:) hang in there girl, it's tough, but we can do it! hugs, thoughts and prayers~
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Been thinking of you!! Hope your feeling well and taking care of yourself. Tomorrow is MY big day!! I'm SO nervous!!
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Thanks....I am responding to those who have posted and I can't write to much since I am feeling so bad.....praying for a better day....got the blues! ugh!
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No need to respond, just know my thoughts and prayers with you and so sorry about the blues! It will get better - promise!
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