New Me...- Wilmington, DE

I had my consultation on Monday, October 22nd. I...

I had my consultation on Monday, October 22nd. I was very impressed with both surgeon and staff. After losing 60+ lbs, I'm looking forward to removing the excess skin and not having to wear a girdle in the summertime! I'm also getting some fat removed from my inner thigh, lower back and flanks. This fast will be transferred to my buttocks. I'll keep you posted...xoxo!
So, I am going to take my ps my down payment tomorrow. This payment will lock in my 6/13 date. I'm so excited!!! I plan to upload some pics soon...maybe even today. Also, I'm still trying to decide if I want a brazilian butt lift. The butt lift is included in the $10,400 price; otherwise, it will cost me $6900 (including lipo of the inner thigh). I'm just nervous about the recovery. If you have had both procedures done at the same time, HELP... lol! Thanks in advance!
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many times our initial date decisions are made with logic.  then we change them because we want it done now because we become excited.....take the time relax get your diet together buy your thousands of pillows get your movies list and your books... you healing/recovery vitamins plan your wardrobe for your new body.  take time to buy the new clothes....it will be here before you blink.....
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Yeah, I'm anxious but I won't change my date. I had a breast reduction last summer, and I remember feeling the same way about my date for that as well. I love having unlimited time to heal in the summer. Believe me, I'll pump my breaks...lol. Thanks!
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Current status...

This is my current status...not cute at all! Lol!!! Although I do a pretty good job of hiding this belly underneath of my clothes, I'm so over it!!!
you must be a school teacher??? :) I have to plan mine for date also because fall and winter is our busy time. and holidays are over by then...I bought this SueWong dress on ebay. size12.. it is beautiful.... love it
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Ideal curves and bottom...

I want a realistic butt. I just can't imagine having a huge behind all of a sudden...

I like

I like her butt...just a tad bit smaller

I'm havinga change of heart...

Love her shape!
Dra. Yily, girl i lost track of people. if i do not check this every day. but I am going out of the country..got my pass port but they did not mark the card. so now i have to order the card...two weeks gonna make it a trip.
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Date locked in...

I'm so excited! My 6/13 date is locked in, and I can't wait!!! I made my down payment, which was $1000...no turning back now.

While I was at my surgeon's office making the payment, he came in to look at another problem area that I have. My bra line is awful. Dr. Lonergan told me that he will probably have to cut me again to achieve the results that I want. I got a breast reduction/lift last June (with a different doctor). Although I love my new smaller boobies, I hate the hanging bra line skin!!! Ugh... is always something!
As of yesterday, I have 6 months l left. Let the countdown began...!!!
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**Begin**
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congrats on ya date. did u get to chk out my pics. it's a huge difference when im not holding my stomach in. I think I need my back done to. Maybe I should call him because he didn't offer me advice on my other areas. I have back fat & im hoping the lipo of the flanks will take care of those annoying things..
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Just wondering...

If I'm a size 8 right now, with all of this belly, what size will I be when the belly is gone??? Hmmm?!?!?!?

6 months left...

Okay, I am 6 months away from my scheduled surgery date. I'm itching to change the date. I guess that it doesn't make sense to miss time from work, if I'll be off during the summer...

Oh well, such is life. #superexcited #flatside

xoxo
I am a teacher. I don't check everyday either... sorry! When you have your surgery, you will have to post a pic in your new dress.
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I wish that I had the courage to go out of the country. The before and after pics are amazing, and it's much cheaper!
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5 months...

Hey everyone, I'm five months out from my scheduled date & growing so anxious. Well, I'm sure that June will be here before I know it. Congrats to all who have crossed over to the flat side!!! xo
Congrats on your weight loss....not an easy thing to do... LOVING yourself....preparing for your transformation good luck!!! (((Hugs))) LLB
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Thank you so much! Yes, losing weight is so hard. I trying to lose another 20 lbs by June... ;-)
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Set your mind to it try curt if out sugar & starch Atkins based eating good luck (((Hugs))) LLB
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4 months...

As of yesterday, I am 4 months away from my surgery date! I started my journey in October. Time is flying by...I thought that it would drag. I'm sooooo excited!!!!!
I saw you posted 4 mths! Wow...I am a few days after you and am so excited..nervous but cannot wait to get it done. I was wondering the same thing too- Im a size 8 but the waist Im constantly pulling up because my belly is so awkward. I wonder how much weight you lose- not that the surgery loss is a goal- but curious...Let me know if you hear anything
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I certainly will. My friend went from an to a 4, according to her (but I think that she's a 6). Lol
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just curious who taking you to your surgery in june
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3 - month mark

So, as of yesterday, I am 3 months out from my surgery date. I can't wait...xoxo!
We're both going to the same PS! I really wish there were more reviews on here for him. I will tell you how he is and how my surgery goes, hope it helps you in your journey !
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I know! Yes, please keep me posted! Congrats and good luck!!! :)
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We are only 3 days apart for our surgery date. Super anxious
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June 2014!

Okay, the countdown is on.. where are my June TT & BBL dolls???
Good luck! Can't wait to see your results!!!
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Thank you and you look fabulous!
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Look for someone with at least 50 good results. ..of what u want to look like ..or a p's that shows they are getting progressively better. ..
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Super excited...

The 2 month mark is right around the corner. I'm beyond excited!!! Good luck to all of my April dolls!
I just had my BA with Dr. Lonergan and could to be happier with my results so far! They look amazing and I'm only on post op day 2. Hopefully that will make you more confident with going with him. The staff was great and I'm in minimal pain. Good luck with your surgery hun!
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Thank you so much! I'm glad that everything has worked out for you!!! I can't wait!
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Wish You Luck. I am having my to and breast lift on June 10. I can not wait. I am so glad to have real women on this site
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2 month mark

Hello everyone! Congrats to all who have had surgery in April, and good luck to those who are crossing over to the flat side in the next few days/weeks!!! Well, as of today, I have 2 months left...60 days! That really puts things into perspective.

I went to the mall yesterday and couldn't resist picking up a couple of things; although, I'm really trying not to buy a lot. I typically pick up dresses or shirts, but I ended up purchasing a pair of pants yesterday. I'm currently a size 8, so I picked up a 6 (100% cotton... no stretch)...so, we'll see. ;)

Well, I have decided that I'm going to pick up all of my supplies next week, since I'll be on spring break. I also have to check and see if the local Rent-A-Center has an electric recliner that I can rent. If not, any suggestions??? Please let me know which products you really needed and which ones were a waste of money. Thanks in advance, dolls! Until next time...

Xoxo
Congrats on your upcoming procedure! You'll be on the flat side soon so be sure to check with Rent-a-center soon to see if they have an electric one in stock because I foolishly waited 2 weeks prior to my surgery date and it wasn't available! I had to use a regular one and it was hell getting in and out of it by myself. Most of the time I had to have assistance getting up. So check ASAP! Good Luck and Happy Healing!
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Thank you! I'm going to call now.
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They are closed today. I'll call tomorrow... thanks again!
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47 more days!!!

It's getting real now. I'm so excited!!!
Good luck to you!!!
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Thank you so much!!!
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Medical clearance

Heyyyyy, it's me again...twice in one day. So, I'm nervous about a couple of things. My main concern: I have Highmark BCBS insurance. Does anyone know if they will cover my medical clearance? I have an appt with my PCP tomorrow for a physical. Then, I have to go back on Wednesday for an EKG. I just hope that they will cover it...I have hbp & type 2 diabetes (no meds & no issues). Please respond if you have any insight. Thanks! xoxo
My BCBS HMO covered my CBC and EKG. I was happily surprised!
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Thanks! Thankfully, my doctor's office is working with me. I had my physical yesterday. I get my EKG tomorrow, and I have to go and get blood work done asap. This is so exciting!
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Happy journey!
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Medical clearance--update

Yay!!! I got my clearance done today! It's getting real... Xoxo
Yay I'm happy for you
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Thank you! xoxo
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Electric recliner

Okay, so I called Rent-A-Center to find out if they had any recliners in stock & they do. For the leather one, it's $100.80 for the month. Can someone please let me know, approximately, how long I will need it? Also, I'm going to order some supplies off of Amazon. Any suggestions??? Thanks in advance! xoxo
I slept on the couch with my feet on the coffee table with pillows underneath for a week. I would have loved a recliner. Day 8, I got in my bed and used lots of pillows. I didn't have muscle repair so I'm not sure how long you will need the recliner. The one thing I didn't have and wished I had was a "grabber" and heating pad. I had Lipo on my flanks, so my back has hurt. Looking forward to reading about your experience!
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Thank you so much! I'm definitely getting the recliner. It seems like a must. I'll also get a heating pad, because in getting lipo too. I had lipo when I got my breast reduction and it was no joke. My breasts were fine, but the areas where I received lipo were another story. On another note, I'm second guessing my decision to get a bbl at the same time...any suggestions/thoughts??? xoxo
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I bought a leather power recliner and slept in it for a week.... after that, I had a love/hate relationship with it, lol. I was bound and determined to get back in my bed so at 8 days I did! I put 4 pillows behind my head/back, neck pillow on, and 3 pillows under my knees....I'm almost 10 weeks and still sleep that way (though I find myself creepin to my sides) -;-)
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Exactly 1 month left!!!

So, I started this journey back in October. At the time, June seemed so far away. Now, I'm 4 weeks away from the new me...and, words can't express what I'm feeling! Congrats to all of the May dolls & good luck to my June sistas!!! xoxo
Yay!! For you and me. I'm 2 days before you.
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Yaaaay! Congrats to you!
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Good Luck!!!! :)
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Pre-op pics

As you all know, I'm having my surgery soon, in 25 days to be exact. So, I guess that it's time to post my pre-op pics...omg!!! That is not going to be a pretty sight. :(

Anyway, I'll be posting them later on tonight or tomorrow...

xoxo

Pre-op pics

June 13th couldn't get here faster if it wanted to...
Congrats I'm coming up also June 9
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Congrats and good luck!
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Thank you!
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Pre-op app

Heyyyyyyy everyone!!! Okay, my surgery is right around the corner!!! So, my pre-op appt is in 2 days...unbelievable! I'll do another update afterwards. Oh, for inquiring minds...I'm moving forward with the bbl. Can't wait!!! ;)
Congratulations. . And I am excited for you. Will Keep You In My Prayers
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Thank you so much!!!
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Pre-op

Hey dolls, my pre-op appt was yesterday. Everything went well. They have me my instructions and took pictures. The nurse told me that I'm going to love my new body...praying that she's right! If you have any advice, please let me know. Until next time... xoxo

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I hate that you can't edit your comments. I meant to say that they "gave" me my instructions. Darn swipe!
Will be checking on you for sure June buddy.
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Thanks! I'll be checking on you as well!!! Can you believe that it's almost June???
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I know. Think Im feeling slightly anxious. ..
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Obsessed

Okay, as I get closed to my surgery date, I get completely obsessed with this site! I have been on here since 6:30 am (on a Saturday). Smh!!! On another note, my friend had her TT & br/bl in October. She just posted a new pic on fb last night and she looks amazing! I'm ready to officially begin my journey...can't wait!!! Let the official countdown begin!!!
Your time is running up on ya! Yaaaay! FYI... your booty is not sad, it's smiling on the inside because she knows you're going to hook her up!
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Haha! Thanks, I sure am!!!
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Oh my gosh, it's so close for us June girls now!! Can't wait to see your results :)
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Congrats & good luck...

Congrats/good luck to all of the May dolls who have had their procedures or will have their procedures done this week!!! June dolls, it's almost our time! xoxo
Yep yep
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Hospital

Hello dolls, I'm trying not to flood your in boxes with posts. It's just getting so real right now, and I'm so excited! Anyway, I just want to give you a quick update. The hospital just called a few moments ago. Apparently, they do an intake interview via telephone conference...now that's out of the way (check). I should have taken notes, but the lady seemed to be in a hurry...so glad that it's not my PS's office. Anyway, I will receive another call on 6/3. I think that she said a nurse will be calling me. I'll call my PS and find out for sure. This time is moving so slowly.... I can't wait! Lol... I'll be singing a different tune once the pain kicks in I'm sure.

Quick question--Pain pump or no pain pump? I was determined to get a pp, but the hospital informed my PS that it would be an additional $350-550. Is it worth it??? Heeeeelp! Thanks in advance dolls!!! xoxo
My hospital does an interview over the phone too. I'll have a pain pump, I've heard they're really good!
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I'm jealous!!! My cousin had one, but my friends (3 of them) took pain pills...
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I'm 3 weeks out and just started to sleep for a few hours in my bed. Then, I move back to my trusty recliner! As for the pain pump, they sent me home with something called a Pain Buster. It is inserted in my hip and ran along my TT incision. I had to carry the meds around in a little purse-like bag. It was a savior!!! It lasts 5 days and when I woke up on day 5 and it was all gone, I almost cried! My husband removed it from me, no pain. I lived in a Percocet fog for the first 4 days, took it religiously every 4 hours. Take stool softeners a few days before your surgery and eat light a few days before too. You are going to have lots of gas/constipation and the last thing you will want is beef clogging up your intestines. You will also need suppositories to help you have a BM. Keep in mind you will not be able to push for a BM (in fact I couldn't take a deep enough breath to blow my nose for the first 10 days), so helping the situation along with stool softeners and suppositories is a must! The drains will be the worst aspect of it all. They are GROSS. They get clogged with tissue and blood clots and you will have to purge the lines. The drains pinch and are so uncomfortable. It is a foreign object and your body will try to reject the drains. Also, I was not allowed to shower while the drains were in (2 weeks for me), and sponge baths just don't cut it! Again, take your pain meds faithfully the first week. Don't try to be a hero, take the meds!!! I was obsessed, as you are, pre-surgery. But my surgery was 3 weeks ago and Im just getting to the point where I am feeling good and not get exhausted with the least bit of activity. It's all worth it and us ladies should be proud of enduring this experience! Good luck!!
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Home sick...

Heyyyyy everyone! So, I got sick on Sunday. I was off on Monday (holiday), took off on Tuesday, came home early yesterday & my doctor told me to stay home for the rest of the week...ugh! Typically, this would be fine BUT now I have too much time to think/obsess about my sx. My friend thinks that I'm suffering from anxiety, but I totally disagree. First of all, I'm asthmatic and the pollen levels were super high this weekend. Secondly, I actually had an asthma attack. And, finally, I've had multiple surgeries in the past few years. It doesn't really scare me, until the night before/morning of...what are your thoughts dolls?

On another note, June 1st is this Sunday!!! Yasssssss!!! P.S. Remind me about how excited I was pre-op, when I'm in excruciating pain post-op. Lol! xoxo
OMG your DR. is so young....lol......Good Luck Again Honey!!!
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TMI time:

Heyyyyyyy dolls! So, as my time dwindles down...exactly 2 more weeks from today, I have a personal question to ask. Anyone can respond, but this is directed mainly towards those that have that are already on the flat side. Sooooo ladies, wax or shave??? I have never waxed, but I will if you all think that it's the better solution. #june2014 #summer2014doll #countdown
xoxo
Well here a lot complain about the part of when it starts growing back
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Ohhhhhh... I'll stick to shaving. Thanks doll! xoxo
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Compression garment

So, I have been stressing over my cg since yesterday! I was so eager to post that my surgery was in 2 weeks...then, it actually hit me like a ton of bricks!!! Anyway, I searched on RS (you women are such lifesavers) and found a lady who had to purchase her garment as well. She had her surgery in April. I went to www.inthepinkroom.com. The website was a little overwhelming, but the I called and the lady was very helpful. The store is located in northern NJ. I sent them a picture and my measurements, and they suggested an Ann Cherry faja. I ordered it, and now I feel so much better!!! Fyi--If you need to call them, they are open Monday-Saturday until 7 pm est.

Well, in 20 minutes, it will officially be June. To all of the May dolls, congrats; and, to all of my June 2014 divas, let the official countdown begin. Congrats, good luck & happy healing! xoxo
Can't Wait To See The New Body...
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Girl, me too...thanks!
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Walmart haul

So, I went to Walmart last night. I couldn't find body pillows, so I purchased 2 king sized pillows. I'm only 5 feet tall, so they will work. I also purchased 2 regular sized pillows. I got covers for the pillows. They keep the pillows from getting messed up (excess fluids, etc), and they aren't plastic. They were near the pillows. I also purchased collace (stool softener per my doctor), an Enema (per my friend who's a nurse & she recently had a mommy makeover), Tylenol, thermometer, box of disposable gloves, baby wipes, bulky maxi pads, peroxide, Neosporin (sp) & cough drops.

I still have to pick up magnesium citrate (it's a liquid laxative), per my friend the nurse. I also need a bottle of MOM (she said that most people, including her, dealt with constipation), a bar of Dial soap (per surgeon...I prefer Dove) and gum.

FYI--Another June doll shared that chewing gum makes the body think that you are eating and gets your bowels moving (tmi...sorry). I will share that I did get constipated after my breast reduction last year, so this information is here just in case...

Oh, and I still haven't gone to Rent-A-Center. I was home sick all week long. Yesterday, was my first day out. Smh...I have to get with the program. I would have gone today, but they are closed...ugh!!!

Anyway, if you can think of anything else that I may need, let me know. I'm trying to be realistic. Sometimes people spend a ridiculous amount of money on unnecessary items. I hope that I haven't. Talk to you soon! xoxo
hey boo stopping by to shower some love!!! You are less than a week and some days away to your dream!!!! That feeling is amazing....all I kept thinking was how I was gonna feel as time drew near...well let me say...I was calm and didn't over think or over do nothing...I just chilled the day before after I left work and went to bed at regualar time.....it wasn't nothing...was not nervous because I already knew I was in GOOD HANDS...and THat's GOD's hand.....YOU gonna BE fine...Make sure to post when you make that cross over....I was okay once I got some ice chips..LOL.... BUT that MoM will do you just right...and yes I would shave too...because I was told not too but they didnt shave me either...but no biggie... Praying for you!!! Much Love!!! MUAH!!!!!
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Thanks doll!!! I truly appreciate your words of wisdom. Yes, I know that GOD is watching over each and every one of us! I will update as soon as I am able to...smooches! xoxo
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Thanks Funky Nana for the gum tidbit. I will make sure that I take some with me to the hospital! xoxo
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No updates just checking in...

9 days pre-op...woo hoo! My cg was delivered today. My neighbor has it at her house. I hope that it is the right size. I worked late, went to get a manicure and got stuck in traffic today. I say all of that to say, I still didn't go to Rent-A-Center. Can you order online??? This is ridiculous. Lol! Anyway, congrats to those who have crossed over to the flat side and good luck to the everyone else!!! xoxo
I'm counting down with you. We will be just fine.
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I can't wait to see your pics! Good luck tomorrow. You're right...we will be fine! Smooches!
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So unhappy right now...

So, I got my cg from my neighbor. Tried it on and it won't even close. So, those sizes are wayyyyyyyy off. I wear a size 8, ordered a size xl and it doesn't fit! Really??? They included a paper measuring tape, and I measured my breast, which I know are correct. I wear a 36 bra. My measurement was 36, and VS measured me at 36. I used their tape and it was a 42. WHAT??? Smh! Anyway, I called the company and left a msg. I'll see what they say...not too worried. I ordered this one on Saturday and it was delivered today...
I'm scheduled for June 11. Nervous!
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Hey, congrats!!! We well be fine! xoxo
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**will**
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June 2014 dolls...

Hey ladies, if you are a June doll, search for June 2014 TT. The page is full of support, answers to some of your questions and/or concerns or a place to vent. Good luck/congrats!!! xoxo
Hey girl. One thing to remember. all compression garments are not made equally. I normally wear a size 8 and my compression garment in one brand is M and in another brand is XL!!?? Anyhow when it came down to my surgery I never shave.. not even my legs. so it was waxing all the way for me. I think waxing is a better choice because will you really be able to bend in a few days to do your legs or va jay jay again? I can barely bend to get out of the bed now. :-/ Wishing you all the best!! i hope you get the results you want.
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What did you get done? You look great...congrats! Thanks for the advice. The company is very helpful. I sent it back today. They will get it on Friday. Hopefully, they will send the new one out the same day. I ordered an Ann Cherry faja...
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Thank you!! and that's great that they let you return it. A lot of these companies are final sale. I got a BBL and stomach lipo. it's no joke. everything hurts. stomach, breast, arms, back, butt and crotch. :-(
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8 days pre-op...

Sooooo, I became a "Real Friend" today. How exciting is that??? Awwww...I feel special! :) xoxo
lol. Nooo, don't let me scare you. Lets just focus on how hot you're going to look in a few days. I'm just trying to think of the time when this garment business will be in the past. No turning back now girlie. we've come too far :-) The pain is manageable, the only thing that's really difficult for me is the rigidness. Hopefully you'll have all the help you need. I have my fingers crossed for you!
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Thank you so much doll!!! You are so helpful...I really appreciate you!!!
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Of course! that's what we have to do, help each other. Most of the time girls can be catty and hoard information but that's why I love this site. I appreciate you for sharing your story as well.
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1 more week!!!

Hey everyone, work was so hectic yesterday. So, I wasn't able to get on here. That's fine, because I plan to make up for it today. ;)

I want to share as much info as I can, to help the next person(s), at this point. Forgive me if my posts get longer...

Recliner-As I stated previously, Rent-A-Center has a power recliner for $100/mo. Well, I called Aaron's (similar company) & found one (and rented it) for $23.99 per mo. So, shop around!!!

Faja-They truly run in weird sizes. Try and order yours in enough time to make exchanges, if necessary. Speaking of exchanges, order from a reputable company. Make sure that they will allow you to exchange items if they don't fit; otherwise, I wouldn't deal with them. P.S. I ordered an Ann Cherry faja. I don't know anything about the different styles, brands, etc. But, so far so good...

Anyway, I didn't like the company that my doctor's office referred. They weren't very helpful... maybe it was just a bad rep but I was annoyed. So, I started stalking this site (RS) for some clarity on cg. I found very little information. Then, I stumbled upon a young lady's page and she shared her experience with the company with me; so, I will share with you all.

**Disclaimer: I don't work for The Pink Room (inthepinkroom.com), nor do I receive a kickback for sharing!**

This company is open until 7 pm, Monday-Saturday. I called on Saturday and I received my garment on Tuesday. I got home late, after UPS closed...ugh, & tried the garment on...it didn't fit! Ugh!!! I left them a message. They called first thing in the morning, told me to send it back (no questions asked) and I got the new one today...and, it fits! They are the bomb.com!!! Anyway, I'm adding this because I struggled...hope it helps.

At this point, I have to get my prescriptions filled but I think that I'm good otherwise... if I can think of anything else, I'll let you know. xoxo
So ladies, who have had/are considering a bbl, how are you going to explain your new booty?
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Im with Surecutie im stalk your page bc im up next for my bbl...Please let me know how many cc u get in each cheek...I was thinking more like 875 lol but I don't want it to b soooo big it be hard for me to find jeans...lol bc I got a little something back there now....lol... but im excited for you. ..
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I sure will! I don't want a big booty. I just want it to look natural. However, I will remind him to do whatever he needs to do...just in case the fat doesn't survive. ;)
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Reality set in...

So, my surgery is scheduled for Friday. I spent so much time focussing on the TT & lipo, but I forgot about my BBL. Thank God for RS (and specifically inneedofanewme, Mzdiva & Booty4real)!!! You ladies made me get my butt in gear...no pun intended!

So, I sent my doctor some wish pics (thanks again ladies). I hope to hear back from him tomorrow or Tuesday. They are pretty good about getting back to you. Anyway, I need to ask him about cc's and all of that. Smh...I was so thorough about the TT. If you all have any suggestions, please let me know! xoxo
I wish you can see my face.... Side look-LOL... It's non of their business... but at the same time ya going to have folks talk regardless so it don't matter what you do...anyways.... But I cannot wait...I go Wed for follow-up and I will go over my plans again with my PS about my BBL and hopefully I can get it done before my cousin wedding at the end of September... I want 875ish... but I dont want none to the hips..LOL
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Omg...keep me posted! I'm so excited about the bbl now! Girl, I know...haters gonna hate! So, I'm about to do another update to let you all know what my doctor said.
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Right that's why I want 875ish so if some dont...it still give me that rump -LOL
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BBL update

Heyyyyy ladies! So, my doctor answered my bbl question today. He said that he puts as much fat as your backside can hold. He's hoping that mine can hold 800 cc's each...that works for me. Luckily for me, I have lost a decent amount of weight. Therefore, due to the loose skin, he will be able to inject more fat in me than someone whose skin is tight. For once, my hanging skin is a plus...lol! In other news, I made my final payment to the hospital today. My bill is paid in full!!! I also picked up the last of my supplies today. I was a little nervous about my prescriptions. Does anyone else have to do the thigh injections (Lovernox...I think)? Well, apparently, most insurance companies won't cover them. If you have to get them, go to Walmart. First of all, my doctor's nurse told me that it's cheaper at Walmart if you have to pay outright. At some pharmacies, you can pay $200-300 for the script. Walmart was $90+, but I paid $5. Yesssssss!!! As a matter of fact, I paid less $14 for my pain meds, antibiotics & shots!!! #winning

Okay, well, that is all for now. If I think of anything else, I will keep you posted! Talk to you soon!!! xoxo
I had 800 cc's added to each cheek and yes there's a big difference.... I wasn't "flat" I just wasn't curved if that makes any sense! I hope all goes well! And I can't wait to see you!
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Thank you... I like your size. Counting down the days! ;)
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New me & Mz. Diva have me stalking bbl pages!!! Lol
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Arrival time

Hey dolls, I'm just dropping in for a quick update. I got a phone call from my surgeon's office today. I have to be at the hospital at 6 am. I'm the first surgery of the day!!! Woo hoo!!! I did not want to have to wait until the afternoon...that's torture!

I also want to say congrats to all who have had their procedures and good luck to those who are quickly approaching their dates! xoxo
Good luck sweetie! Prayers being sent for you. ....see ya when you hit the flat side!
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Thank you so much!
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Wow...

This has been a truly amazing journey, thanks to my RS sistas!!! Thank you all so much!!! xoxo
Hey girl, how are you
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May God be with you today on your surgery.
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Thank you so much!
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FLAT SIDE...

I made it!!! Thanks for all of your continued support!!! xoxo
Enjoyed your posting so far. I cannot imagine how much patience you've had to wait so long for your tt !! You rock!! Remember, you'll need to hold on to the patience thru the recovery too, and we all seem to get so impatient so fast. lol! I used my recliner about 3 weeks. Is your ps providing your initial CG, the first one you can wear a couple of week? If I were you, I'd not buy one at all until you need it. You will be amazed at the size you will soon be. Fortunatly, I could return the ones I bought that were either too big or too little. And, since week 6 po, I've worn a simple $19 corset, which is so much better without the crotch. Í can't wait to follow your post thru recovery!!
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Thank you so much! The nurse a the hospital told me to wait and put the cg on after the drains come out. I'm going to call the office b/c they told me to bring it with me.The place where I ordered my cg does accept returns. I might wait to wear it. I have the binderin right now. Thank you for helping me. I am truly grateful!
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you have been so positive I'm looking forward to hearing how it went
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Heyyyyy ladies... update time

Firstly, I want to thank you all for your continued support! This journey is very overwhelming, but you ladies have truly been such blessings.

My surgery went very well. I spent the night at the hospital. Dr. Lonergan is fabulous. So, I didn't have a lot of pain. I only had pain meds twice.

I'm going to compile a list of my must haves (see below):

Cough drops
Bromelain
Arnica
ChapStick
Juice/water
Fruit cups/jello/applesauc

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Toilet riser
Grabber
Maxi pads (to line your incision)
Walker (I don't have one, but: could see it coming in handy)
Recliner--I didn't care for the recliner but I did have a bbl, so it wasn't comfy for me)
Pads for bed, chair, ext
Lots of pillows
Thermometer
Hey I was reading your info. Hope you are having a good recovery!!
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Hey, thank you so much! Yesterday was not a good day. I'll write a review this morning, but it just goes to show what an emotional roller coaster ride we're on, during this process.
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Hey there congrats!! Glad to here all went well... Praying for a speedy recovery! Looking good!! Can't wait to see more pics!!
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Bad day...

So, yesterday was a horrible day. I couldn't get comfortable at all. My bottom was on fire, the drains were so overwhelming and I just couldn't get it together. Today, thankfully, I feel so much better. Last night, I finally decided to sleep in my bed, and that was the best decision that I could have made. I slept through the entire night. I feel well resed today. I am praying that these drains will get removed tomorrow. They are so annoying! Oh, I have this weird feeling near my bellybutton. It's like a pulling sensation... ewwwww! So gross...am I TT he only one that is experiencing this??? It doesn't hurt... it's just weird! Anyway, happy healing everyone, and good luck to those who are about to have surgery!!! xoxo
Girllll congrats to making it out ok......and you feeling better....ill be followingb your new booty around town...
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Thank you! Lol...right now I'm just praying that I didn't damage my fat cells. So far, everything looks the same, but we'll see...
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Truly hope you have a better day. This IS a roller coaster. Just need to be kind ourselves. Rest & relax xxx
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The dreaded drains...

They were removed today. I honestly felt instant relief! For those of you who are struggling through the last few days, a change is going to come...just hold on a little longer. I will update with pics in the next few days. I'm still very swollen. As usual, congrats & happy healing to those who gave crossed over to the flat side, & good luck to those who will be having their procedures done soon! xoxo
Horray to them dreadful drains being gone!!! Everytime i had someone ask how am i doing, the conversation would always end with me expressing my lack of freedom because of the drains. You looking good so far...thanks for sharing your story
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Thanks doll...they are so dreadful. Lol!!! Now, my new battle is swell hell! I couldn't even put on my "real" cg...back to the binder. Ugh!!!
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ahh congrats hope you feel better & happy healing hunnie !
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Swell h***...

Okay, I was only taking one Bromelain pill per day. As of tomorrow, I will be taking 2 per day. Any other suggestions???

I was so swollen that I couldn't put my cg on for the first time. Now, I'm not too concerned because I did a lot more today than I have done since my surgery date. I went to my doctor's appt, ran a couple of errands with my mom (which caused me to walk a lot more) and took a shower for the first time since my surgery date. Hopefully, these things contributed to my swelling and I didn't do something wrong.

Sn: I don't say it enough, but you all are lifesavers! Thank you for helping me keep my sanity! xoxo
Hope you're doing ok. I keep checking for an update and it's not here. I'm worried about ya as you had it tough like me early in your recovery.
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Hey doll, I'm really sorry. My family has been coming over this week, and I'm exhausted when they leave. I'll do an update tomorrow. Honestly, things have been much better...thank you so much for caring!!! xoxo
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Hope you feel better soon! once the swelling is completely gone you will hardly remember the bad days you will be too happy enjoying your new body
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1.5 week update

Heyyyy everyone! So, I had a rough day on Saturday. :( The swelling was completely unbelievable!!! **Sn: Ladies, I urge you to communicate on your specific surgery month page (for example, June 2014 Tummy Tuck check-in). The women are so supportive & everyone is going through "it" right along with you! Usually, someone has already commented about what you are currently experiencing; therefore, you don't feel alone during this process.** Anyway, I really had a moment; but my June 2014 TT ladies helped me through it. I am so grateful!!! Thanks ladies!!!

I also have to tell you guys how great my doctor is...he's the bomb.com!!! So, during my breakdown, I decided to give Dr. Lonergan a call. He answered right away and talked to me for, at least, 20 minutes! He didn't rush me off of the telephone. He was very soothing, and he even encouraged me to call him back on Sunday. I didn't because my moment had passed...lol! I did, however, go in on Monday to see him; and, everything was fine. He was very pleased with my progress and I don't have to go back to see him until July 14th. Dr. Lonergan said that the swelling is expected because there was a lot of liposuction... I'm thankful for that!!! **Sn: Btw, my inner thigh...is everything now!!! So, I can actually wear my bikini after all!** :)

On another note, I still couldn't fit my cg...smh! I purchased an Ann Cherry faja, apparently one of the best on the market. I couldn't put that thing on at all...it wouldn't even pretend to close. Lol!!! So, I went back to another website that I had found called Diva Curves (on Saturday). There fajas are the best. The material is different, and they are so comfortable!!! I love love love my garment. They feel like Spanx, but the material is heavier (of course, because it is a compression garment). The owner is so helpful. He said that I was swelling because I didn't have a cg on and he sent it out right away. The company is located in CA. I wasn't supposed to get my garment until Tuesday, but it came on Monday. My swelling has gone down tremendously. I am so happy!!! But, don't get it twisted, I'm still swollen. :( Hopefully, I will see a significant change by the 4th of July. Fyi-I am still taking the Arnica & Bromelain. Any other suggestions???

I'm sorry for rambling ladies... I'm all over the place. Hopefully, my craziness will help someone else who is going through it...xoxo!

Correction:

I ordered the new garment on Friday evening. It was supposed to arrive on Tuesday, but I received it on Monday. xoxo
Congrats doll & happy healing? Have you noticed a difference with taking 2 bromelain pills rather than 1?
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Thanks and same to you! I have noticed a difference, but I'm not sure if it's the 2nd pill or the cg. Tonight, I added the Arnica gel. I started taking the Arnica tablets right away, but I'm willing to try anything at this point. Lol!
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Lol...i know what u mean. I bought my cg from Leonisa and havent been able to try it on yet since my incison opened, maybe i will be able to in the next week or so. But you make me want to purchase the one you have...lol! I am open to whatever makes me look less preggers....where did you purchase and are they true to size?
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So, I drove myself around today...

Heyyyy ladies, I had to pick up my mom from work today. So, since I can only wear yoga pants and I only have 3 pairs, I ran to Marshall's to get some new ones after I dropped her off. It wasn't too bad, and my swelling is starting to go down. I'm so happy & really tired!!! I'll take some pics this weekend.

FYI--To you ladies who just had your surgeries, remember that we have to be patient. Eventually, everything will work itself out. Remind me that I said that, when I get agitated...lol! On a more serious note, thanks for all of your continued support! Your messages helped me get through a really rough patch of time. You all are beyond awesome! Talk to you soon! xoxo
Glad you are feeling better.......and yes take ur time with things no rush...ur health is way more important
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Thanks BBJ! A week really does make a big difference. I'm exactly 2 weeks post-op today.
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16 days post-op

Happy Sunday, ladies!!! I wanted to update with pictures this weekend, but I'm just not ready. The swelling is getting better, but I can't wear any of my clothes. I found some size 10 shorts from 2 years ago and they don't even fit. If it's not spandex, you can forget it...smh! Thank goodness for yoga pants! So, I'll wait until the swelling subsides enough to see a difference. On a positive note, my scar looks amazing. It's already flat, barely there and soooo low! I'm happy about that. :)

BBL update

Ladies, I'm so overwhelmed with this swelling that I always forget to give a bbl update. I'm still very happy with my results. My booty did shrink a little, but I didn't want anything that was overly obvious anyway...just wanted to enhance what was already there (or, in my case, not there...lol). However, I have to admit that I am looking forward to the fluffing stage. Does anyone know when that begins? Sorry for not updating, but this TT swelling is the worst! xoxo
How are you New Attitude? I asked this same question on the June page as well. You haven't responded but I am NOT giving up on you Missy!!!!
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I'm so sorry New day! I'm doing really well. The swelling is much better. Yesterday, I went out for the first time with my cg only (no binder)...yay!!! I still can't fit my pants that button, but I'm getting there. Anyway, I was MIA because I had family come into town over the holiday. Then, I started looking at stuff on Pinterest and decided to renovate my house. I've been looking for for furniture, window treatments and paint color ideas. So, I'm still here... just got a little busy. xoxo
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How are you doing, and thanks for not giving up on me!!! xo
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4 weeks post op...

Heyyyyy ladies! I am so sorry that I have been MIA. As I stated previously, each day gets a little better and I have been enjoying my vacation. I'm remodeling my house and I have been hanging out with my friends/family. So, here's my update...

The swelling is still a slight problem, but nowhere near as bad as it was... thankfully!!! I am pleased with my results so far, and I can't wait for the end result. (Unfortunately, I still can't wear anything that buttons and zips... unless it stretches a lot! Lol!!!) As for the bbl...

The booty is still poppin'! I had the weirdest experiences last week. So, I went to my doctor's office on Thursday because a small section of my incision reopened ( apparently, this is normal...so, no worries). As I'm walking up the walkway, this man held up traffic trying to get my attention. He then proceeded to show me his Benz, as if I couldn't see it (talk about cheesy). Now, let me explain my attire. I had on leggings, because I can't wear anything else (lol), and a fitted shirt. I'm pretty sure that it was my bottom that stopped him, since I wasn't looking in his direction...so weird & corny!!! Then, I left my appointment and went to Victoria'Secret to buy some bras. I also looked at the yoga wear while I was there. I debated over purchasing these yoga shorts. One of the associates, an older lady, came over and said, "what's the problem"? I told her that I wasn't sure about the shorts. She told me that she had purchased them for herself. She then caught me so far off guard by saying that she couldn't believe that I was questioning the purchase with legs like mine and "that tush". I was so overwhelmed. Lol!!!

Anyway, happy healing everyone who had had surgery recently. And, good luck to those who are about to have your procedures. Remember, everyone is different...so, we heal differently. I didn't have a lot of pain, but that swelling caused me some emotional distress...just be patient. xoxo

Corrections...

Please excuse my grammatical errors. I hate the fact that we can't edit our comments...smooches!
Are you okay How Do The Pain Feel .
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Hello, I feel great. I didn't have a lot of pain...more discomfort. My swelling has subsided tremendously...I see the light at the end of the tunnel now. My bbl looks really good. I'm happy. ;)
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You ARE lucky to not have had a lot of pain! Good for you! I had a whole bunch haha but oh well. You're right the swelling does cause some emotional distress lol….mine didn't fully resolve until about a year PO and even then depending on what I eat it can pop back up. Hang in there, like you said-each day gets a little better and better :)
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7 weeks post op

Hello ladies, I hope that all is well with those of you who have had their procedures done this summer & good luck to those who are having yours done in the near future.

So, everything has been great on my end...just enjoying the rest of my vacation. The swelling has subsided tremendously; and, although I'm not 100%, I'm pretty darn close. I can fit things that I never thought that I would wear again. I'm enjoying short shorts, sexy dresses/skirts & fitted shirts. I tucked in my shirt the other day for the first time...so impressive. Oh, and I went down to a size 6. Again, the swelling isn't completely gone but I'm happy.

My bbl is everything!!! Well, I have to begin by saying I traded my belly for booty for sure! But, it's a trade I will take any day. My bottom looks natural and it's just right for me.

Sn: I love love love my doctor and his staff. My advice to those who are currently searching for a surgeon is to make sure that you connect with him/her. Otherwise, it will not be a pleasant experience. Communication is key to ensure that you are getting what you want. Also, don't choose a doctor based on the cost. If you have to cut corners, you may want to wait. You get what you pay for... when I signed into the hospital, everyone raved about my doctor (several of my family members work there... so they told them). That made me feel like I made the right choice. Yeah, he was a little pricier than some of the doctors in my area but I couldn't be happier with my results thus far...xoxo
glad to hear that you are healing well.. I have my TT on 10/30/14 can't wait to get to the flat side. I am curious to know how many CC did you end up getting in each check I know the goal was 800 but you never verified
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Lol I m still waiting to see the light did tht shaper really help
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You really just have to be patient. Remember that you are only a few days post op...
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