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26yo Female, 2 Kids. Lipo to Abdomen, Flanks, Back with Skin Excision. Fat Transfer to Buttocks..AND Rhinoplasty! - Wilmette, IL

Time is ticking till my surgery comes, super...

Time is ticking till my surgery comes, super excited!!!
So i am 26 and the day after my 27th Bday, i will finally be getting my stomach back. I have two healthy boys 6 and 3, but after gaining 60lbs with each child they completely streched out my stomach. I am so so so so self conscious about it and i literally think about it at least every hour of every day. It holds me back and i cant wear the kind of bathing suits or clothes i want too. its so depressing knowing i am at my pre baby weight and i cant get ride of this sagging skin! i always have to tuck in my pouch and it drives me crazy!!! I went to see my doctor a few months ago and told him i just want my flat tummy back. He informed me that i would not need a complete tummy tuck because i am not that over weight. He said that i would benefit from lipo to the full abdomen all the way up to my bra line, lipo to flanks, and the back. He will then make an excesion of skin and cut out the remainder skin that sags. He is also going to fix my belly button because it is all jacked up. As a joke i asked if since he was sucking out all that fat if he could just stick it in my butt and he said yes!!! He said i would benefit greatly and he could help fill it out a little more.......hell yes!
So i went yesterday for my preaddmission apt and i got all my pre surgery pics done and they took my measurements for my garments. I am really excited, i just want that day to come, put me to sleep and ill deal with the pain after that. I will also be getting my nose done at the same time and he said that will be the most painful afterwords. ill post some pics of my nose for you all too.
p.s. sorry about the bumps on my stomach...i was freezing taking the pictures.

more pics

I will be leaving for Vegas in 2 days!

So on thursday i am going to vegas with my boyfriend, and two other couples. I cant wait! i need this vacation to let loose before surgery. I am going to Vegas feb 20th through feb 25. Feb 26th is my bday and then i have to be at the doctors office at 5:45am Thur feb 27th!!!!! i know, exciting next too weeks lol.

Vegas in 2 days!

I still have to go shopping and get all my prescriptions and all the over the counter stuff like q-tips, ocean spray Etc. i really should go do all this before thursday.....ugh i have so much to do still! i work 9-5 and have my kids after, still need to get my mani/pedi, want to shop..........i need more time in the day....although my life wouldnt be normal unless i was rushing lol

Tomorrow is the day!!!!

wow. I still cant believe this is happening tomorrow. I have to arrive at 5:45am and Dr.Z said he will begin at 7am......CRAZY! i am ready though, just want to get it over with and wake up and deal with the pain after.

my Boyfriend doesnt want me to get a bigger butt.....

so my boyfriend will not stop freaking out about my butt. He thinks my butt is already big and he doesnt like really big butts. I informed him that i do not have a stick figure body and i will never have a little butt. i have a athletic body shape and a fuller ass will just go with it. He told me to go to the gym and he will help me to get a bigger butt. GOd! so annoying!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhh

I want to CRY!

so my boyfriend is making me feel like complete shit! he is telling me that fat asses are gross and he does not want to walk down the street with a girl with a fat ass. omg! i want to cry! he told me that he will train with me to get a bigger ass, or use the money and pay for a personal trainer. WTF! LADIES WHAT DO I DO?! i just want to cry!

it's finally over with!

Yesterday was the day. I am now 1 day pre op. My nose Is the only thing that is really bothering me. My stomach just feels tight. My nose won't stop bleeding and is irritating the skin under the nostrils. My lover has been my angel and have been waiting on me and and foot. Here are some pics

post op pics

my hubby finally

body suit

4 days post op

Can't feel any pain because I am so bandaged up in this suit

new stomach 4 days post op

Stomach looks good so far. He fixed up my wrinkly belly button yay!

my stomach looks like im bloaded.

I know it's been only 6 days since having liposuction to the abdomen, flanks, and back with removing excess skin. But my stomach is so swollen. Under my suit I have to wear a inch thick foam pad that covets my entire stomach, I'm assuming so it doesn't rub against my stitches. Does anyone know how long it takes for the liposuction swelling to go down.
And.....i have not gone number 2 yet. anyone have any good tips to make me have a bowel movement.......????? I go to the doctor tomorrow and he is removing my nose cast but I would like to have gone number 2 till them. Guess that will be my goal lol hahahaha.
Dr. Zukowski

I Found out about Dr. Z from a girl i work with. He had done work with her father ( he is known throughout the country for Female feminization surgery) So he is a master when it comes to body contouring! if he could turn a man to a women..............He can handle what im working with lol. Great guy, super nice and he gave me a super good price for what i want.

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Hi how are you doing????:)
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I'm having my nose done this Saturday. I'm very scared.... How does your look
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I am glad you are doing okay!! I remember when I had my nose done I had to pinch it and count to twenty 5 times a day. It forms your nose and helps it be thin... However that maybe way old school today:) I know you are going to look amazing!
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How are you doing??? I am getting pretty much the same thing you just had in April, but no fat transfer... I don't think they will do that on old girls like me:)Let us know you are alive:)
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Callee, im doing good. swelling has gone down alot on my tummy and back. i ended up not getting the fat transfer....i figured just get rid of it lol. but all is well so far. nose is pretty swollen still
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omg hope you are well!
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I'm still super swollen from my lipo and no bowel movement either. I have returned to work and feel so uncomfortable I am also about 6 days post op too. It has been a struggle to recover. Please let me know if you get any tips on the bowel movement. I called and spoke to the nurse at my PS and they are saying the laxative is just too strong right now.
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I'll definitely let you know what the doctor says. I was reading a lot and I guess pain meds interfere with bowel movements. So stop taking them as soon as you can. I'll write you later though and let you know what I find out. I'm am just going to keep with lots of liquids and water. I had pizza yesterday but then I thought, why the hell are you eating shit food when your goal is to make your stomach flat?! So soft foods and I hope all goes well. Work called me today asking when I'm returning...I said Monday the 10th, hope I can. I am in sales and really don't feel like being happy and selling anything lol
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Yes I stop taking the pain pills as of today. I do administrative work at my desk but I don't feel like being nice haha but I'm trying. My family ordered pizza when they were taking care of me and guess what I was eating? Soup lol. When they ordered Chinese food that's where they crossed the line. I had a small bowl of chicken fried rice lol. But I'm definitely portioning my food but I didn't do all this for nothing. I can't wait to start working out. I wish us the best in healing!!!
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Ugh I know, I hear ya with all the ordering out.....with the swelling, procedure and money spe t right now, I really hope women realize liposuction is not for weight loss. if I so rather just go to the gym then have to deal with this but my case is different just because of that excess saggy skin. I hope I just get my flat tummy back and I saw your new swim suit, it's gorgeous!!! I can't wait to find myself a sexy bikini. Your results look so great already though! Major change, I'm happy for u and yes best of luck to both of us
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Thank you!!! I hope you find that bathing suit you are looking for. I've seen a lot of horror stories on real self especially from women that over weight and expect to get the "ideal results' but this surgery was not made for weight loss at all. Just to touch up those stubborn fatty pockets. But your results are coming a long nicely. I definitely see a flat tummy for you.
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Coming along nicely!
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Thanks Jerseygirl, I just wish I could fast forward like 2 months so I could see the results more accurately
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You look wonderful!!!
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Let us know how you are doing! Lucky for you,you are already thin and young so I know you are going to look fantastic!!!!:)What did you finally decide to do about the bum? I told you the nose would be the worst. I had mine done 25 years ago( yes I am OLD..54) and I still remember the week right after. Hang in:)
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I'm doing good callee, I've just been resting and sleeping on and off. There is really nothing else I can be doing. Body is ok. Although I have been having to get up every hour or two to go pee like a race horse.
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I was just hoping that your surgery went great today and that right now you are pain free and sleeping !:)
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Sure the will like it once he sees it. Don't worry!
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Hey I hope you had a successful surgery. I know not to have a full support system. But do what makes you happy. It's your body.
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Hang in! Only 48 more hours! Damn I am so jealous I have 6 more weeks:( Please let us know you are ok:)
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thanks Callee! i am excited, i actually am not nervous because i still dont think its actually happening lol. i have to go shopping today and clean my house and prepare to be a zombie for a week.
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Congrats and good luck
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Sounds like u r busy and happy. Good luck on Thursday
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I have had a nose job and they are wonderful but I am not sure I would have done it at the same time as lipo,you don't need to be worrying about how to breath with your nose totally packed along with lipo pain! However,I see you have 2 kids so your time is limited to stay down, I pray you have a wonderful helpful husband or mom! You will look great because unlike me you are young and thin:)
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I think i will be fine. the doctor said my stomach will feel like i did 500 situps, he said my nose will probably be the most uncomfortable. but i got all my meds. i wanted to get them all done at once, it ends up cheaper and i have a very good pain tolerence. plus im a pretty strong girl ( being a mother and all lol) Honestly i am so ready and so excited, i am ready to get put to sleep and wake me up after its over and THEN i will deal with the pain.
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