Ok...so my journey begins. I thought long about...
Ok...so my journey begins. I thought long about sharing here but everyone here is so supportive that I figured why not. So I have been on three consultations and all had similarities and a few differences. All of them suggested a tummy tuck. Well after helping two friends recover from that I wanted no part of that. I will deal with the saggy skin. I am not a small girl. I'm 5'7, 187 pounds. I expect to have some loose skin. My areas of concerns are my back, abdomen, hips, inner thighs and presacral area. My butt is so funny shaped that the surgeon suggested the brazil butt lift to contour my figure and make me more proportionate. Out of the three, one didn't do the the procedure, he only did lipo. but he did smart lipo and the laser " less pain" aspect was appealing BUT it was more than what group #1 charged for the BBL. The second group was also more BUT the surgeon was FANTASTIC! the only problem was he was an hour away and with follow-ups I didn't want to be that far so I went with group #1. I wasn't dissatisfied. They didn't do as much hand holding but both friends had procedures there and they turned out great and they are board certified so I am ok with my decision. My problem is after looking at DOZENS of pictures I don't want to have unrealistic expectations. But I'm just starting so stay tuned..
OK, so I had my pre-op..First let me say..What is up with the panties they give you to take the pics in?? Those things barely covered me.LOL. But my nurse was AWESOME. I know my questions were crazy but she answered them. Also, DOC spent a lot more time with me and we discussed my "wish" pic. He pointed out a lot of things I missed. Especially the fact that the girls waist wasn't showing in the before pic but was clear in the after. I chose that pic because her shape was similiar to mine and she had that fat part at the top of her butt like me. He discussed lipo that out and actually adding more fat to my hips and sides of my butt to make it less " boxy" which is exactly what I want, not the "big bubble" look. We also discussed the saggy skin on my tummy. he was very honest and after having a baby I know I wont have the same results as I would if I were to have a tummy tuck but I just want it flatter and to look good in my clothes so I feel that my expectations are realistic. So now all I do is wait...and read more post..
LESS THAN A WEEK AND I HAVEN'T PACKED - WHAT DO I NEED
OMG, I can't believe it less than A week to my procedure - so I've gotten the arnica, silicone tape, and garment. What am I missing
ok i am sad and depressed it seems myresults we best right after surgery now its going down hill
ok i know ive been down but i had abreakthrough today. i tried on a swimsuit and my daughter said wow. all i needed to hear. only two weeks post but its coming together
my view from the back
this healing thing is certainly as much psychological as it is physical. ive had a few drawbacks. one of my lipo sites i thought was infected and the the numbness in my back makes it hard to sleep and with 90 degreeweather this compression garment ismiserable some days BUT i am finally really seeing some results. DR. Alspaugh did everything he said he would and was very up front. i knew my stomach wasnt going to b board flat because i didn't want a TT but he took a good deal from it and he handled my back boobs great. i really like the way he shaped my waist and butt even though i was it was a little fuller. can't really tell this early on the inner thighs since thats one of the longest places to yield results and its still early. Overall I'd say I'm coming around. i would definitely recommen.d Dr. Alspaugh if your in the Va. Beach area. I wore jeans to work for the first time today. pics posted
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