47, No Children, Weight Lost 145pounds by Diet and Exercise - Burlington, MA

It is time for the next phase of my journey… ...

It is time for the next phase of my journey…

After losing close to 145lbs was just the beginning of the journey… and now, it is time for the next phase…

For as long as I remember, I have been unhappy with my body. As an adolescent, I was too out of shape keep up with the other kids in gym class, and too unattractive for boys to be interested in me. As I got older, being overweight transitioned into being obese. My already low self-esteem got even worse and caused my weight and health to spiral out of control.

Fast forward to the present, and I have completely transformed my life. Besides having lost almost 145 pounds, I have found confidence and learned to recognize that I have no reason to underestimate what I can accomplish. I’ve made bold career moves, learned the importance of putting myself first and being an active player in my own life, and have made great strides toward finding balance in my life.

I am extremely proud of myself for how far I have come and how much I have changed myself, both inside and out. However, there is still one big thing that is holding me back which is strictly physical, but affects me very much mentally — the extra skin….

I made three appointments with three plastic surgeons within this past year. I asked many questions and I am confident that I picked the right doctor. Dr. Pandya is the one that I felt the most comfortable with for many reason. One of the top reason is that she does all of her surgeries in a hospital setting and not in the office. I am confident that she is the best one for me.

I am planning to get a Brachioplasty: arm lift. Many people that I had told, asked me why are you getting an arm lift and not a tummy tuck like most people? I told them that I had put in a lot of work into weightlifting and I did not like the way the excess skin hangs from my arms. This is what bugs me the most so this is going to be round one. The date is set for November 30, 2015. I will be out of the gym for at least 4-6 weeks. I do not know what is going to kill me the most …the pain or not going to the gym!! LOL

2 Week update

My doctor was very surprised on how the healing is going. I been off of pain killer meds since Saturday. I only take Tylenol when needed, which I have not. I am following my doctor order to the max and not overdoing! Here are my photos that was taken today (12/15/15).

My compression garment

This was the best compression garment that bought for my arms and breast. The website is http://m.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10024 ... Check them out!
Boston Plastic Surgeon

I researching for a a year for a plastic surgeon and she is the best! The top reason I picked Dr. Pandya is she does all of her surgeries in the hospital. She was up front and answer all my questions! Looking forward to other surgeries down the road.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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