My Reward for All my Hard Work - Dallas, TX
Hello ladies and gentleman that someday may come...
Consult this afternoon
I'm very excited to see what he has to say and meet his lovely staff that I've heard so much about.
I'm nervous at the same token just because I will have to bare my entire body and thoughts but I know it's a must.
Need to give a shout out to my RS sisters that are Dr. Hubbard's patients as well... Plano10 and Kristina77. Thank you for all the texts of positive affirmation.
I cannot emphasize how blessed I feel to have come across this website.
Promise to come back later and share my experience today with Dr. Hubbard. I hear nothing but the best and that to rest assure that he will treat me with utmost care. Gives me peace on such an emotional roller coaster.
Talk to you later ladies and gentlemen sharing your journey on here.
Finally Met Dr. Hubbard & Staff
75 Days until Transformation Day
So now I'm asking my fellow RS sisters to let me know what I need to prepare for the big day. What essentials do I need?
I'm having circumferential tummy tuck (lower body lift) and BA plus LP so shoot me some goodies that I may need.
Thank you in advance :)
16 Days till Big Day
Cannot wait to share post op journey with my realself family. Thank you all for your encouraging words and I have to say, Dr. Bradley Hubbard has some amazing patients.
If you're in doubt about choosing a doctor, I can tell you HE is the one you need to go and talk to.
Until then... wishing everyone a great month.
The rest of my posts will be after surgery.
2016 is about making one self beautiful inside and out.
3 Days to Surgery
This new body has been 2 years in the making... losing 110lbs and keeping it off. The time has arrived to finish this journey and continue the path to healthy. The horizon looks so bright ahead...
Protein for help during recovery.
1 day post op
Ii know swelling will come and go but I can see definition.
Pain hasn't been all that bad but probably due to morphine.
BA and TT looks amazing. Labiaplasty turned out so good. I will post when I'm better about all three areas and explain more in detail.
Just wanted my RF family know I'm good.
Day 2 postop
The lower body lift is looking amazing even with all the swelling.
BA are just perfect. Dr Hubbard is a true artist and genius. It's not much pain but more stiffness and soreness.
Labiaplasty, I couldn't be more happier with the outlook. It's quite swollen but ice become your best friend. I'll post pics on augmentation and lower body lift from yesterday. I will take more pics later when I get my bandages changed.
Ladies I know 3 surgeries may be harsh but to me is so worth getting it all at once. If you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day 5 Post Op
Lower body lift I thought would be excruciating pain but with taking my muscle relaxer and pain med I haven't really much to complain. The key is to move around the house at least hourly and then rest up as much as you can. I'm so glad I got a recliner because that's where I've slept since coming home. Ladies make sure to get some protein in and mylanta so you don't get constipated. Lots of water helps your body flush out all the anesthesia toxins out.
Lastly my labiaplasty which I thought would be the worst, has truly been the easiest to deal with. No pain at all maybe just a bit of swelling but ice does make it feel better. After every time I pee I would lightly pat it clean with a wipe and then put some antibiotic to keep the area moist. It's healing nicely and just looking fabulous.
This has been one journey in proud of having taken and would do it all over again.
For those of you planning on going through some of it I will post a list of items I got to help me through recovery.
Now as we all know there's always something that has to just happen when you believe you're Wonder Woman lol. So on 2/10/16 I started feeling this strange burning ripping sort of pain on my left lower area near my hipbone. It would be sporadic pain so I took pain pill and tried not to focus on it. Every so often I would feel the sharp pain. So since it was after hours I didn't call Dr H. I took it upon myself to remove my last drain having watched Julie do the left one the Friday before. (I've worked at an OB/GYN preciously) I went into my bathroom and sterilized scissors to cut the stitch that was holding the drain in place. Sterilized my tweezer to gently remove the cut up stitch and then washed my hands and out some gloves on and gently removed my drain out. It was to be taken out the next day at docs office. Well why in the heck would I do something crazy, I thought that was what was causing my sharp pain. I did feel
Some relief for a good few hours but then I felt it again. Every time I walked or did a sudden movement with my left side of my body the pain would knock me down to my knees and take my breath away. I called Dr H and went to see him the next day. As soon as I told him what type of pain he knew it was inside stitch near the hipbone that apparently holds up your lower body lift muscles. Stitches will eventually dissolve and heal but I may deal with this for up to 2 months. He immediately gave me a shot of steroid to help with any inflammation in that area and pain meds. I felt some relief for about eight hours but the next day I begin to feel the same discomfort again. Now I have come to the conclusion that my compression belt or any tight clothing aggravates the stitch and causes me pain. Has anyone else experienced this problem before? Really curious to see if anyone has had this issue. Other than that little setback everything else has been going extremely well. Posting pics from 2/10 and 2/12.
Hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day even if your single like me make it about you. Celebrate the brand new you. Cheers
Pain Meds and Constipation
I unfortunately dropped the ball this past weekend since I was so consumed with the hip pain mentioned previous post that Sunday night I got the much dreaded constipation. Oh dear God that was awful. Couldn't sleep, couldn't move and I felt my tummy was going to rip open with all the straining I did. Monday morning my dear son went to buy me laxative and I was so desperate that took 2 pills and some milk of magnesia. What a mistake cause 2 hours laters I got the runs. I don't know which was worse but I was depleted of all energy. I hadn't eaten all day, or slept for a good 24 hours and it left me so dehydrated that I felt I was going to pass out.
I know it's too much TMI but honestly I'm here to make sure you don't make the mistakes I have made. I always think I'm Wonder Woman and I can do much more than I'm allowed. I don't know how to ask for help from others being that I've been so independent but this taught me a good lesson. I surely am not bionic woman lol
So my advice is follow your Doctor's instructions and make sure you do as you're told.
To hydrate quickly I recommend coconut water or pedialite. Banana is great to add fiber and potassium to your body after such harsh surgery. But most importantly REST UP and don't be afraid to have help. Let people take care of you.
Week 5 Post Op
I'm easily tired and still seem to get very stiff on lower body lift incision area. I've been having an inside stitch problem near left hip that causes me a lot of pain so using any compression garments are off the books for me until that stitch heals. That was a bummer because compression garments help with swelling, and it gives you support while walking and sitting. I must admit this healing recovery has been slower than what I had in mind. Do i regret, HELL NO, I still would do this all over again. This is why I'm sharing my journey so that you all know that we all heal very differently.
I do miss working out and cannot wait until I can go back to gym to finish toning up my thighs. I've dropped 5lbs so my inner thighs will either need the inner thigh lift or I'll have to work very hard at gaining a bit of weight and do some lower weights.
I love my results so far except that my butt is pretty flat when I was very curvy when I was bigger. I guess you can't have it all LOL I will definitely be squatting and lunging once I get the okay to workout. I'll post my latest pic trying out a bikini. Warning: pic taken when I was going through some swelling. This swell hell I've read about happens. I haven't really experienced much but someday's i notice my tummy a bit swollen and definitely my flank area. I did not have lipo done, it's just normal swelling from the lower body lift.
Week 7 False Misconceptions
Return to gym
I'm seeing Dr. Hubbard on Friday to finally begin scar treatment. Looking forward to it.
Week 9 and still get a bit stiff and experience/sensitivity pain on lower body lift area. I suppose that's normal.
3 months post op
First Bikini pic
Ready for Inner Thigh Lift
Don't really know how this one will feel but I know I'm in good hands.
Had my consult on 11/1/16 and Dr. Hubbard says my results will be great. So now I'm even more excited. I'll add few pictures of me these past few months so y'all can see that my doc is one of the best here in Dallas.
15 months later
On 2/1/16 I had my LBL, BA and Labiaplasty with the best doctor in my humble opinion in the World. I can sit here and write about a book cause I think I am now his number 1 fan. I will say Dr. Hubbard is truly a genius and such a compassionate Doctor. I met him for my consultation on 11/10/15 and he was so caring. I mean you're exposing your entire body to a stranger but he made me feel so at ease. I wanted a labiaplasty so bad and I was so embarrassed to have to show him that private area but he was so gentle and so down to earth that I never felt uncomfortable with him. He answered every question I had and was so genuine with his answers. So that same week I scheduled for 2/1/16 due to work reasons. On surgery day, he got there early and marked my areas that were to be corrected. He joked with me to put me at ease. As promised he worked magic and when I woke up I was so impressed. His entire office staff are just as amazing as him. Kate his OR assistant, Julie his office manager is so kind and sweet, Leslie, Rihana, can't think of all their names but just genuine and friendly. Honestly if they ever had a job opening I would love to work for him. What an amazing person. Please do yourself a favor and visit him for a consultation if you're thinking of getting any work done. In conclusion, I want to THANK YOU DR. BRADLEY HUBBARD for making me feel like a woman again. Wishing you many blessings to you and your staff.