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Post Op Week 5 - Before and After Pics! (TT (no MR) and lipo of flanks, hips, thighs inner and outer)
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $9,580
- Dr. Phillip J. Stephan (Wichita Falls, TX)
I have had a "frowny face" belly button...
- 9 Apr 2012
- 3 days pre
I have had a "frowny face" belly button since I can remember and I really dislike it. I also have a "bump" of fat that is above the belly button that does not go away regardless of my size. Since I have gotten older and controlled my weight with running and working out I have realized that I cannot change the shape of it and that bothers me. You can see it in all of my shirts and no matter how fit I am I look out of shape.
Its Tuesday and I had my pre-op appointment for my...
- 10 Apr 2012
- 3 days pre
I cannot wait any longer.....the anticipation is...
- 11 Apr 2012
- 2 days pre
Well my surgery is tomorrow morning and right now...
- 12 Apr 2012
- 1 day pre
**Tonight I will post more before pictures and all of my measurements.
Breakdown of price is $6525 for the Tummy tuck and then I am paying $3055 for the lipo of the thighs (inner and outer). Total is $9580....gosh I hope it is worth it!!!!
Measurements as promised: Smallest part of...
- 12 Apr 2012
- 1 day pre
Smallest part of waist 32.5"
Widest Hip 41"
Widest Around Thighs 39"
Individual Thighs 23.5" (each)
I cannot believe I am doing this tomorrow....I feel like backing out! I don't even care amount the money.....I am just concerned about the decision being right. My husband keeps reassuring me that I will be happy and that nerves are normal. I sure hope so. Lucky13 right!
Well it is Day 4 Post Op. I'm feeling fine. Mostly...
- 17 Apr 2012
- 4 days post
Ok so let me update how the last few days have...
- 22 Apr 2012
- 9 days post
PO Day 5 - I woke up and for the first time I actually felt decent! I was able to get up on my own and did feel a little hungry. I didn't sleep nearly as much today so I think things are finally looking up.
PO Day 6 - The hubster drove me 3.5 hours to see my doc today! I slept the whole way. The doc only removed the left drain and said the right one will come out in 4 days. (He told me that I have to have less than 30 cc's of fluid drained per day in order to have a drain removed. If he removes it too early then the fluid has to go somewhere and it will most likely fill in the pubic region until the body can reabsorb it. So I guess Monday will eventually come and I can get rid of that other drain and the BB stitches!)
PO Day 7 - My appetite is back with a vengeance!!!! I am also able to walk around pretty well. I think I will try leaving the house tomorrow. I am going stir crazy here.
PO Day 8 - I went to the mall today and got a complimentary scooter. I was able to buy shirts but there was no way that I could put on pants. Especially the ones that I need for work. But I did get 3 really nice work shirts. :) No worrying about what they will look like with my bump! - bc there is no bump.
PO Day 9 - I have to make the 3 hour drive today bc my doc appointment is tomorrow morning. Can't wait to get the other drain removed and my BB stitches out. I am finally finding peace with my decision to do the surgery. My husband says I look great and I am actually happy with the healing. The scar is still kind of scary but I know that it will fade and I am thankful to have no infections and no healing issues thus far.
Check out my new PICTURES!!! ***Big thank you to my husband who has been able to help me get through this process. His nursing abilities are great! I am so grateful.***
PO Day 10 - Had the other drain removed this...
- 26 Apr 2012
- 13 days post
PO Day 11 - Went back to work today. I hate all the stupid questions and I can't hide from it because Im still hunched over and my steps are small. I feel pretty good though. Still taking Motrin regularly. And going out with friends tonight! Should be a great time.
PO Day 12 - Today wasn't so good at work. I had to drive to another city and along the way I had to slam the breaks to avoid an 80 yr old driver who crossed into my lane....from 75mph to a dead stop was hard on me. My stomach is now killing me...I think because the seatbelt pressed against me so hard and my lower back is on fire. I think I will go home early and rest.
PO Day 13 - Standing straight up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ah, the tiny milestones that change lives. Hopefully this weekend I can get out and do some shopping!
Post Op Day 15 - I feel great for the most part...
- 29 Apr 2012
- 16 days post
PO Day 18 - I slept on my stomach last night...
- 2 May 2012
- 19 days post
5 Weeks Post Op - I think things are going great. ...
- 18 May 2012
- 1 month post
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I had a great doc with a great staff. They have been so nice and helpful. They answered all my questions and took as much time with me as I needed. I never felt rushed with them.