I have been considering lipo for years. Even...
I have been considering lipo for years. Even before i had my child, and she is five. I have always been heavy set even when i was younger. Most of my weight is in my stomach. Over the years i have tried to lose weight and been somewhat successful. I started out at 242lbs at my heaviest and now i am 217.2 as of this morning. There may be some thyroid issues that are the cause of my slow weight loss but my doctor is looking into that. I don't expect to have a completely flat stomach. I just want my bottom abdomen do be gone and the top to be not so prominent. I have little legs so that isn't a concern..lol I am so nervous seeing as how this will be the first surgery i have ever had..EVER! Any advice or tips from you guys would be greatly appreciated. I am doing my upper and lower abdomen and i guess u can call it my muffin top on each side. I will try to keep updating as much as i can. My pre-op is March 7th and surgery date is set for March 15th.
Two more weeks!!
Only two weeks till my surgery. I'm so nervous and can't wait to see the end results. I know what i would like but i don't have any big unrealistic expectations. I have a large stomach so i know it won't be flat. I just want a lil improvement and kick start for more weight loss. I'm trying to get the courage to post my pics..ugghh until then, i will find some wish pic lol!
So I finally built up the courage to post some before pics....
Had my preop appt today, everything went well! I got my meds for before and after the surgery and took my before pics. Can't believe I'm finally getting this done. I have spent years thinking about this. I can't wait to see my results!
i did it!!
Had my surgery yesterday.. It went very well..only towards the end I felt a little burning and the vibration was uncomfortable. I think it was because there was less fat to absorb the shock.lol over all it was ok. I Dr Gonzales has the best bedside manner ever and his nurses and office staff are so sweet!
forgot to post this
This is what was taken out!
My stomach looks like a mouth..lol but its ok. I know its because my skin is starting to retract on the top..I noticed I have more swelling at the bottom and on the left also..Gotta give it time. And I am itching like crazy! It feels so good to shower and have everything off for a minute so I can scratch and bathe..don't worry I'm not scratching too hard..haha
going down a little
I still have a lot of swelling..and this itching is driving me crazy. I'm starting to get feeling back in some parts of my belly. I can't stand anything to touch me when my garment is off!! It's very irritating to my skin...I had a little too much salt one day and I got soooo swollen!! I took a pic...no more salt for me for a while!
can u guys see it??!
Still have swelling but I can move around like normal for the most part. I can sit without being stiff when I get up..and I can almost bend forward..lol! I have a question for u guys. I had fat taken out on the side but I don't see a difference. Do u see it? I know I'm swollen bit I should be able to see it some what right!? Maybe I just can't see it but u guys can..let me know plz. My 6week appt is on the 27th
I went to my appointment on the 26th of April. I was hoping i would be able to take my garment off but the doctor said i still have quite a bit of swelling so i have to leave it on a few more weeks. *sigh* Just wanted to give u guys an update cuz i hadn't been on in a while.
30 Jun 2016
3 months post
So I have been working so much that I haven't been exercising like I wanted to. I still have swelling and wish I knew what is gonna go down and what's going to stay.getting kinda bummed and down..on the bright side I can buy clothes in the store that I used to not be able to fit! Especially things from old navy..Never could really buy this is off the rack there. I would have to order online. Still have to for shirts but dresses and pants are fitting way better..pray for my motivation guys..how is everyone doing?
19 Jul 2016
4 months post
So my friend bought me a skirt a little over two years ago and i couldn't fit it. So i told her to keep it and it would be my goal to fit in it. Yesterday i was visiting her and she remembered she had it. I got it on but it's still a bit tight..But i'm still excited cuz it's a size 14. I used to wear a 20/22.
22 Jul 2016
4 months post
Don't mind the shirt that doesn't match..lol...I was just trying the skirt on..but this is the one I was talking g about in my other post! I will post another tummy shot for u guys later when I vet home from work..bit this was taken last weekend I think
22 Jul 2016
4 months post
Top stomach is going down more..seems like the bottom is more swollen just on one side...