Bye Bye Belly, Hello Boobs! - Winter Park, FL
- updated 9 months ago
Scheduled for Dec 19th for MM: BA & TT w/ lipo...
- 17 Dec 2012
- 1 day pre
Scheduled for Dec 19th for MM: BA & TT w/ lipo. 45, 5'5 155lbs. I have 1 daughter now 18 and off to college so doing this surgery for me. I've always been slim but gained since turning 40 gained 30lbs over the past 5 years and unable to lose it. Gained 10 this year, the most ever and at 155 I'm bigger than when I gave birth. Hate the sight of my tummy, hips and stretch marks and I'm pear shaped. I hate exercising, and though I'll diet and lose a few pounds but my love for chocolate quickly kicks in and I'll gain it back +. Figured if I'm going to go through it, may as well get a BA, and finally have the boobs I've always wanted. I'm a size 10 and will post measurements and pics before and after. So glad to have you ladies to go on this journey with. Its so scary, the recovery, the expense, the whatifs, but this sight helps to keep me inspired to do it. Wishing those who have gone before a painless and speedy recovery and those waiting continued strength.
Had Pre-op 12/17 Doing lipo of flanks, hips and saddlebags.
155.6lbs, BMI 25.9
Lower hips 42
Had surgery today at 830a. got home at 6p had a...
- 19 Dec 2012
- Day of treatment
but i put on the biker pants as per my doctor and i feel a lot less pain im now around a 4.
hope ur all feeling good too.
Post Op Day 1: Made the mistake of going by...
- 20 Dec 2012
- 1 day post
Made the mistake of going by myself to the bathroom last night, and think I over did it, felt really sore this morning as if I ran a marathon, did 200 pushup and cruches. But still feeling a lot better than I ever imagined. Probably at a 2 now, no pain while sitting or reclining just when I get up theres pressure, tightness and discomfort, taking pain meds every 5hrs. Slept in the recliner and the airline neck pillow is my best friend--forgot who suggested it but you need it--helps with sitting down and not having the intense pressure on your stomach. I also used another tip, a large garbage bag and then 2 thick towels on the seat of the recliner and the bag helps you slide out, towels extra cushion and in my case the lipo on my left side was gushing-so it avoided a mess. Also, put in the car for the ride from surgery.
So far I'm happy with the results--yesterday I was drain 20ccs on left side and 50-80 on right, now its 20/20. My stomach looks flat, not sure if my boobs are big enough, so once I post pics I'd appreciate your feedback--I did 350CC saline, high profile. I still see some saddlebags, so hope that goes away with time and I'm a little black and blue in that area. Dr G did the scar really low, so I'm very happy with that. His team is truly amazing, from the moment I met him I knew he was the doctor I wanted. I could have gotten the procedure a little cheaper at other doctors, but felt really confident in his abilities and understading of his craft. Every question/concern I raised, he gave me not just an answer but an explanation that matched or exceded my researched answers. His assistants were pleasant, professional and knowledgable too. The surgical center in lake Mary is spotless, and the team there was equally impressive my nurse and the anesthesiologist were knowledgeable and compassionate. Have my post op visit on 12/26, and I have to wait until then to take a shower...thank goodness for wet wipes. Eating primarily soup and ginger tea--the breathing tube made my throat sore and the side of my tongue is bruised and blistered. Coughing is the absolute worse, so I've been sucking lozengas too and that helps with the nausea too (that was bad yesterday, didn't actually throw up cause the pain of the stomach contraction scared the urge away.
Post Op Day 2: Was able to sleep last night for...
- 21 Dec 2012
- 2 days post
Post op day 3 actually feeling worse. I have a...
- 22 Dec 2012
- 3 days post
Post Op Day 5. Feeling good today. Wheezing gone...
- 24 Dec 2012
- 5 days post
The MOM finally kicked in last night, so got lots of exercise speed shuffling to the bathroom, amazing how the horror of possibly crapping my pants numbed the pain of getting up and down from the recliner.
Finally ate a bagel today, and could taste, not sure if its the blisters on my tongue and sore throat that numbed my taste buds and appetite. The swelling around my jaw and neck have gone down some, and the swelling on my arms from the fluids is all gone. My thighs however, look HUGE and still black and blue. The drains are still a pain, my left one no longer drains and its position hurts like hell, not sure if its slipped out. My right one is draining 25 per day now. Hopefully both will be out on Wed.
Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a pain free day.
Post Op Day 5: Added pics from Day 3. Feeling a...
- 25 Dec 2012
- 6 days post
Post Op 1 week. Had the tubes taken out today,...
- 26 Dec 2012
- 7 days post
Post Op 11 days: Feeling a lot better, no real...
- 30 Dec 2012
- 11 days post
Posted new pics: Have swelling above the TT scar, my BB looks as if its healing, my boobs still need to drop and one is way bigger than the other.
Post Op 15: Swell hell has begun. I went to the...
- 3 Jan 2013
- 15 days post
Post Op 3 weeks. i've posted new pics. In swell...
- 11 Jan 2013
- 23 days post
PO 3 weeks and 5days had check up and all is...
- 14 Jan 2013
- 26 days post
Does anyone have any tips for the swelling, I am still HUGE! Posting pics from yesterday, can't believe how big the boobies are, had to wear a scarf with the dress, as too much was showing. Never thought I'd say that :)
PO 4 weeks. Posted new pics. My boobs are...
- 16 Jan 2013
- 28 days post
My boobs are starting to settle, can finally stop wearing the band. They're looking better, not as cone like. Getting stretch marks under areola, using aquaphor and vitamin E. The scar is barely visable. PS did an amazing job with scar.
Body is still very swollen--both below and above the scar, starting to get dog ears on the sides of my hips from all the swelling.Praying its temporary. Its been 1+ weeks without improvement on my stomach, not happy. The scar is healing I'm so scared the swelling is going to distort it permanently.
Lipo on thighs still hard and bruised. Massaging them but they still hurt like hell.
Increased my water intake, hoping that it wil help the swelling. I'm better able to stand straight, but if I've been sitting for awhile then I'm really stiff and hunched. I've been still sleeping somewhat upright, so I'm going to sleep flat tonight and see if that helps.
Does anyone have tips for helping with swelling?
PO 6 weeks 5 days, haven't really seen much...
- 4 Feb 2013
- 2 months post
7 Weeks post op today. Posting updated pics. Still...
- 6 Feb 2013
- 2 months post
7 Weeks 1 day PO. Have not gone down a size, but...
- 7 Feb 2013
- 2 months post
155.6lbs, BMI 25.9
Lower hips 42
Measurements 2/7/13 (7 weeks 1 day)
147.0 BMI 24.5
Boobs 39 (+3)
Waist 31 (-.5)
BB 36.5 (-2.5)
Hips 38 (-3)
Lower hips 39 (-3)
Thighs 22 (-2)
How's everyone doing? I'm 10 weeks+, and still not...
- 4 Mar 2013
- 3 months post
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