3 months Later!!! Pics Pics Pics - Mexico, MO

So I've been contemplating a tummy tuck for quite...

So I've been contemplating a tummy tuck for quite sometime. I have a son who is 3 and I am completely DIGUSTED with my midsection. After thorough research (the good the bad the indifferent) I have decided to go with Pantojas. Lipo to the upper and lower back and waist will also be done. Pantojas doesn't feel I need FG to the Butt but I'll keep that option open. I have budgeted a stay at Beauty Care( hopefully they will be up and running) for 5 nights and a hotel for the remainding 4. I'll be there from the 5th to the 18. I haven't booked a flight but I have priced it.

I'm flying out from NYC... I have so many concerns but overall I'm content with my decision. Need to get labs done not sure how I'm going to do it though. Maybe my Primary Care physician will do it? I'll check and update the status.

Oh yea any one else crossing the boarder around the same time? I may be traveling alone and a friend will def help with the anxiety.

Okay so I'm stuck... Thinking about Salama.... His...

Okay so I'm stuck... Thinking about Salama.... His quote was pretty good (tummy tuck w/ lipo of the flanks..$5800 ..not bad at all.. And I get to stay in the states

Okay Deposit has been made... And as you can see...

Okay Deposit has been made... And as you can see it going Down with Dr.Salama!!
April 21,2013 is the date. Wouldn't mind an earlier date in feb or march. But until then I'm patiently waiting.

So I've had a phone consult with Jimerson and I...

So I've had a phone consult with Jimerson and I think I'll do it. It's totaling 9700 with isn't that bad. Hopefully ill find someone going around the same time cause I might have to go it alone....

So final final decision is Salama. I'll be there...

So final final decision is Salama. I'll be there the 22nd to February 1st. Times is dwindling down and I'm still not fully ready. Started taking my vitamins a few weeks ago. Still need some comfy clothes and that should be it. I've booked my flight and condo and I will be renting a recliner to sleep in. I'm going with my boyfriends mom. So I won't have to go alone after all.

So I've decided to go ahead and put up some pre op...

So I've decided to go ahead and put up some pre op pics I was really hesitant but I feel I need to have my full journey. And and all comments are welcomed. i have only decided to do a Tummy tuck with Lipo. A BBL is not completely out of the question but I'll see how this recovery goes first. As of right now my weight is 190 (haven't lost anything) and I'm 5'6.

Friday is when I find out if I can get medical clearance.. Just 2 more days.

So today I go for Medical Clearance results....

So today I go for Medical Clearance results. *fingers crossed* 11 more days and I'll be in Florida. Will update when I get to the doctor. Ciao!

I have been cleared for Surgery. My PCP gave me a...

I have been cleared for Surgery. My PCP gave me a few "are you sure" glances but at the end of it All i was in the clear. So I have 10 day until I take off and I'm still missing a few things mainly an extra compression garment. Ill call on Monday and find out the recommended size

So I just purchased a stage 1 compression garment...

So I just purchased a stage 1 compression garment and ordered it with 2 day delivery. Lets hope it fits. Ill call Rent-A-Center tomorrow and arrange for the recliners delivery. I still have yet to pick up everything and times a wasting. I see so much about female urinals and toilet seat risers and shower chairs and walkers, is all of this REALLY needed? What were the essentials? all suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks a million!

So I'm all packed. (I think) I really wish I could...

So I'm all packed. (I think) I really wish I could just rent a car. especially since . I have seen not so good reviews on Larry. It's $225 for his services. In staying less than a mile from the offices and I was wondering if I would save a few dollars just taking a cab (and he's never on time any way). What do you girls think?

I'm getting so nervous and second guessing if its really worth it. Maybe I can just get a super corset or something.... And then I look down and all I see is stomach. It's got to go. So Tuesday 7:05am my flight leaves. And the journey begins.

I landed. Met Larry (he was on time). Dropped my...

I landed. Met Larry (he was on time). Dropped my bags at the condo. And now I'm at the office filling out paperwork and meeting with the doctors. I'm starving. My surgery is at 9:30 tomorrow morning. Will update a little later.

Hey girls! My phone is dying. I'm out eating now....

Hey girls! My phone is dying. I'm out eating now. But when I get home ill post pics of the condo. And answer any questions that are left. Stay tuned!

Ok. So I'm finished eating (man was it great!) and...

Ok. So I'm finished eating (man was it great!) and I'm back at the condo. I've posted some pictures but they're upside down sorry. The lady who owns the place is a doll. She makes sure we have everything pots pans plates cups detergents cooking oil slow cooker iron bedding EVerything. The bathroom is cool because its just a walk-in shower. So easy to step into. My surgery time was changed to 10am. And the PS said no eating after midnight. Well I'm done for the night. Only water until midnight.

The recliner came today. It's very nice. Seems like it will be helpful.

I'm overly excited and scared at the same time. I'm really realistic about my expectations. I just need an improvement. Def not trying out for a role on the remake of Baywatch or anything. I just wanna feel.... Comfortable I guess. My boyfriends mom and her friend is with me and they are great caregivers. Welps they're making me go to sleep now. Ill update as soon as I can.

So here I am...Showtime is at 10am. The driver...

So here I am...Showtime is at 10am. The driver should be here by 9:30am. so one more hour. I thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. This site has been such a great motivation and shoulder. Hopefully the next time I update I will be in Flatsville!! Until we meet again....

Okay so final measurements are Bra size 36D......

okay so final measurements are Bra size 36D... Right under breast 35" At belly button: 40"(urgghh) Waist 39" Butt: 46...I'll be back..

I made it through. Process started at 11:30. Was...

I made it through. Process started at 11:30. Was on my way home at 6. Already went to the bathroom once. My drain is draining pretty fast. I only have one drain. So far no nausea at all *fingers crossed*. Just took my meds including my percs. M***a, you are awesome!! Thanks for being there every step of the way can't wait to see you this weekend. I'm gonna try n get some rest. Thanks to all for the prayers! N here's a pic...

I almost for got I had lipo to the flanks, hernia...

I almost for got I had lipo to the flanks, hernia repair and muscle repair. I just took my meds and am dozing. Stay tuned

So today is day 1. Surgery was 17 hrs ago and so...

So today is day 1. Surgery was 17 hrs ago and so far so good. There hasn't been a great deal of pain. No nausea at all (knock on wood) I feel lets of pressure on my back when I walk. I also drain much more when I stand and walk. I feel a little more swollen today than yesterday but not too much. Ill post pics when I come from my post op appt which is at 10 am. For some reason I'm sleepy so ill finish this a lil later stay tuned!

Day 4 post op. What a day! Had my first BM last...

Day 4 post op. What a day! Had my first BM last night. Also my period came last night as well. My last pain pill was 11:30 last night. So all day today with NO Percs! I did take one Aleve to help with the little cramping I did have. I went out today with one of my TT sisters. Did a little shopping and I am Pooped! After dinner ill take 1 Aleve and that will be it. So far I've had a pretty good recovery. My scar is healing nicely and minimal amounts of pain. My next post op is Tuesday so ill see the doctors opinion of my healing then. Well dinners ready ....until later. Stay tuned!

So tomorrow I will be 5 weeks. Time has flown. I...

So tomorrow I will be 5 weeks. Time has flown. I would do this all over in a heart beat! Since I've been home I haven't had an complication. Some swelling (which is completely normal and annoying) but other than that nothing. My tummy is still numb and I have a lump on my flanks from the lipo but its refusing in size as I do massages. Here are a few pics excuse the mirror. I've been given the green light to start minor cardio. But I haven't just yet. I returned to work at 4 weeks post op and I stand 11 hours a day I was worried but so far I'm okay. Any questions?? Feel free to ask away...

Oh yea... I brought a garment from slender bodies...

Oh yea... I brought a garment from slender bodies ($120) and it was so uncomfortable! I went to walmart and brought 2 compression tanks (Sweet Nothings $15 ea) and a waist cincher (Cupid $11.94) and they are my best friend! I love them. So ladies you do not have to spend millions of dollars on garments trust me. I wear my tank and waist cincher all day at work and at night I wear my binder and foams the doctor gave me. And so far the results have been wonderful. I was instructed to wear my compression garment until 4 weeks post op. but I did have my binder since day 2. If anyone needs the shapewear info feel free to ask. And let me know what you think of the results... Stay tuned!...

Heya gals!! I've been great. I think I still have...

Heya gals!! I've been great. I think I still have swelling at times...not much though. I've been in the gym. I'm still numb especially around the belly button. How are you guys doing??
Dr. Ghurani

Awesome man... Just awesome!

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Hey how you doing?
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Hey Hun u look great,,I'm going to dr.salama in August can I have the info for the lady for the condo
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You look awesome... vitamin E oil and zinc mixed really helped with my stretch marks you should try it to see if it helps you as well!? A dr told me to try it on my belly button since it seemed to work well on his mothers scar and almost made it completely disappear. As i was using it on my belly button i started using it on my stretch marks as well and it has worked wonders! Good luck with your journey!!
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Ill def try it!! And thanks!!
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Your look great!!
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You look good!!!
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You look great! Cant even see your scar, and tiny waist. Thanks for sharing.
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Hey girl you looking great!!! What are your measurement and are you still swollen?
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Believe it or not my measurements haven't changed much...Maybe I'm measuring wrong?? Idk. I'm still wearing the same size in clothes too. But everything fits better n looks nicer ya kno. I added some recent pics. Check em out!
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I flew to Florida from New York last week and met with Dr. Salama. Everyone in his office was wonderful. I only regret he is not available to perform my procedure on the dates I am available during the summer. So, I am currently booked with Dr. Ghurani. I hope my results are as amazing as yours!! Happy Healing...
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I'm just seeing this! I highly recommend Ghurani!! He is amazing and very skilled. You def won't regret it.
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You look awesome and your working them red heels!!
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Thanks!! Woke up this morning in pure swell hell lol. I have faith though
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Do you wear your CG to bed? i stayed in mine accept to take showers.
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Results coming along very nice... How do u feel
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Feeling ahhhmazing lol. Excited? You're next!!
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You look amazing! I wear a garment from slender bodies. It is uncomfortable at first. But it get better and softer as you wear it. I love mines I've been wearing it for almost 5 months. Hang in there. Itrreally does mold you and shrinks you I'm on my second one
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Your looking gr88! So happy for you! Thanks for being there for me!
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You look great B.. :) He did a great job making u the best u!
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You look great.. How is it going back at work .. Not looking forward to that
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It's been okay. I'm still tight but I'm pain free.. I stand and walk around all day. I didnt go back until 4 weeks post so that helped a lot. Everyday gets better n better.
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Thanks as!!
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You look awesome!! Great pics.
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Yes ..thanks beautiful diva
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Looking great girl! !!!
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