Chicken "Older" - Chevy Chase, MD

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I am anxious, excited and nervous about having a...

I am anxious, excited and nervous about having a TT. I am older and my daughter and best friend feel I don't need it, but I want it because I don't like the way my clothes "don't" fit. I also have a vertical c-section scar that looks like a front butt. Sometimes I think I am too old and being too vain to entertain such an idea. And other times I feel like I can't wait to get it over with and look forward to the end results. Especially after seeing the many before and after photos posted by the brave women before me. I have paid in full for my TT and am scheduled to have in early January.

I am very impressed and awed by the level of care...

I am very impressed and awed by the level of care I received from Dr. Khalifeh's assistant Georgette. She has always been very pleasant and informative and the evening of my procedure Georgette's patience and kindness made me feel even more comfortable and relaxed.

Though, I am still with drain and swollen and am...

Though, I am still with drain and swollen and am sooo glad I did this for myself. I am now 23 days post op and lookingforward to feeling and looking better with each new day. I stil haven't shared this with anyone other than my daughter and two best friends. I am looking forward to healing and getting back into circulation. Hopefully, as the weather gets better, so will I. I also,hope to see less swelling and more contouring of the waistline. But if Idon't get any contouring, atleast the "hate handles" are gone. This site has been a wonderful source of support, encouragement, and very informative. I wish all who have taken this journey before me and those who will be going after me the very best!

I am 2 mos post op and look the same as I did at 2...

I am 2 mos post op and look the same as I did at 2 wks post op. I regress. Two days ago I decided to wear my CG again after 2 wks without it. My last visit my PS said I may need lipo in the future. This depresses me because I can not fathom any more bruising and swelling down the road. PS said I probably have both swelling and fat, as he had to leave some fat to assist with healing. I just wish all of this would have been told to me prior to surgery. Though, I do look much better than I did pre op, I now have an ever present pooch above my incision and look as though I am 3-4 mos pregnant. At this point I'm hoping my age is slowing the healing process.

I still tire easily and have not been able to resume my exercise regiments. Again, I am second guessing myself and perhaps this surgery was more than I can handle. It's depressing when every weekend I want to go dancing and can't because of the swelling that persists even while wearing CG. Maybe I'm having a bit of post depression or perhaps I'm just impatient, but it's no fun waking up and going to bed to a large tummy. My PS feels I am healing well. There is no need for me to post new pics...

It has been hard to post on the January TT'ers forum, don't know what the problem is. Anyway, I hope everyone else is healing well and best wishes to all.

I gave 4 stars on waiting because dr. Khalifeh sometimes runs behind. But please know to expect that ony because he does not rush his patients and it feels good to have all of your concerns answered. So it doesn't bother me if he's running behind because I have been "the one" in his office with a zillion million questions.

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
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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