In my teenage years, I used to weigh around 185lbs. I lost that weight in my 20's, even got it down to 145lbs, but my love handles and belly never went away. I'm at around 160lbs now, which I believe is the right weight for me, but Im not happy with the way I look. It's like from my ribs up I feel fine, but all around my belly area I feel embarassed. So I plucked up the courage and went for the change that I had so long hoped for, and couldnt achieve any other way.
I checked with 4 different surgeons, and I ended up picking the most expensive one (even though I believe that for US standards it was still VERY cheap).
He made me feel comfortable with what I could expect, and could perform the surgery only a couple weeks after our first meeting (which for somebody as anxious as me, was a big plus). He told me it would be a good chance to remove some fat from my chest as well, which I didnt really believe was necessary, but would do it for no extra cost.
I can't really say anything about the surgery itself, because I have absolutely NO recollection of the event (although I was only under local anesthesia, but I hadnt slept at all the night before). I only remember laying down, getting the IV in, and that's it, next thing I know I was in my hospital bed all patched up.
I'm 2 days into the post op now, and I cant complain much. Yeah, it's kind of a pain to have to wear a garnment 24/7, but that's about it. I feel kinda tight in my lower back and abs, but I guess it's completely normal. There was no drainage whatsoever, no bleeding, and hardly any pain at all.
The doctor told me that I'd be noticing results about 3 weeks from now, so I'm only posting the "before" pics. Once the bruising is gone and I'm not bloated anymore, I'll keep you posted with new ones.