My 35th Birthday Gift to Myself. KY girl heading to GA.

So I'm not scheduled until for my procedure until...

So I'm not scheduled until for my procedure until early next week, but I'm starting to get both nervous and excited. As of today I am 5'5" and 172 pounds. I typically stay pretty steady at 165 pounds but I've been pretty stressed lately. I have one child so I do worry about loose skin. Talking with Crystal during my consultation, she didn't think a tummy tuck was necessary to achieve the results that I want. I'm trying to stay realistic as far as my expectations go, but I'm hoping for a flat stomach. I fly out from Kentucky Monday for my 1p Tuesday surgery appointment. Hopefully Dr. Boutte works wonders on me.


While I sit in the airport I will be honest and say I'm nervous as heck. I'm also annoyed but according to my birth control pack, it's approaching the time of the month where I'm typically pretty emotional. I still do not have all my meds which are needed for surgery. I have every prescription except the pain meds. I am aware that every pharmacy may not fill these meds, but my pharmacist told me over and over again that the prescription was never received. As of today, I have made the nurse aware six times and my only option now is to pick it up from a local pharmacy in the morning. Outside of this hiccup and a couple of issues with my initial bill and the wrong birth date being on all my docs as well as no one telling me they never received my blood work after I sent a message stating it had been done two weeks prior, all has been well (I made you aware previously that I'm a bit emotional today, so forgive me). Pray for me and especially my boyfriend because he's carry the brunt of this attitude I'm giving. Tomorrow is the day. Let's just hope I can get this attitude out of my soul....:-)

Ladies, I'm out of surgery.

I'm an avid believer in pain mess and staying ahead of pain. With that said, I'm feeling great. When I finally met Crystal, she told me a mini tuck would give me my desires result. When asked what she thought I would look without it, she showed me phenomenal pictures of women who could have had a mini tuck but chose smart lipo instead. This is my my first night. I will post more pictures after my first shower.

Day one in the books....

Day one looks good. I can only hope I look better as the days to by. I have on my compression garment and lipo foam. I have very little soreness but I do believe in taking pain meds faithfully.

snatched...a little bit

Finally home.....

So after a full day of running around , catching flights and getting home and settled, I'm feeling a bit sore. I am definitely in love with my ab board. I truly believe it is why my stomach looks as good as it does right now. Can anyone give me some insight on the bruising? I'm am 50 shades of chocolate right now and I'm still trying to figure out if lymphatic massages are necessary. I'm a bit lumpy but I'm assuming it will work itself out on its own. I have taken day 2 pics and a pic of my an board that I'm in love with. I also took a pic of myself in my garment. It's so comfortable that I just ordered the same thing in the next size down for my next one.

Forgot to add these two....

This c-section scar

So I'm 4 days out. What has bothered me and what has always bothered me is my c-section scar. Over the years I've managed to find underwear that would hide it for me. I'm wanting to legitimately wear a bikini this summer and show off. I have 15 pounds to lose and I'm compressing my butt off. We will see if this too will flatten out.


Today has been the worst day of my recovery. I took my ab board off yesterday while shopping and didn't eat the healthiest yesterday and I'm definitely paying for it today. I took a hydrocodone, took the hottest shower I could stand and have been massaging myself stomach for the past hour. The lumps are going away but man.....never again. My first day back to work is tomorrow. I'm doing nothing today!

one week post op and I couldn't be happier

So at one week, I'm still a bit sore but it's getting easier to get in and out of the car. I love the look of my stomach and considering I was realistic with my expectations, I'm more than satisfied with my results. Because I am not local, I don't return for a follow up until the end of April. I'm going to text Crystal so I can at least get my measurements and pre op pics to compare.

one week down...

Best Day Yet no hiccups and very little pain. At the most I'm having a small issue getting in and out of the car. I only wore my compression garment with a waist cincher over it and it seemed to do really well. It was much more comfortable than wearing the binder all day. Here is a pic of my stomach after work post shower. I was worried I would look super swollen but I'm still looking pretty good. I may still opt to wear my ab board at night.

two weeks later

I feel great and I look good. I will say that it depends on the compression garment as to how well my body holds up for the day. Here's a picture of what I'm looking like these days. I'm learning all garments are not created equal.

3 weeks post and 5 pounds lighter

So I've finally started back working out and doing weight watchers. I'm hoping to maintain my slimmer physique with diet and exercise and would like to get down to 155 pounds. Three weeks later and I feel great. I'm heading on a cruise next week and I'm not looking forward to my swimsuit. Not that I don't like my results, but any time I go any significant amount of time without my cg, my "fat" shifts to whatever outfit I have on. Anyone else have that issue? When does that go away?

2 months later...

And I'm 14 pounds lighter. I have more compression garments than I can count and they are now just a way of life. My stomach isn't as lumpy or hard and my close fit lovely.

Bikini Season!

Yassss hunty! Less than 30 days from Cabo and my two peice if fitting right. Did my weight watchers weigh in this morning and I'm down another 4 pounds. Super excited! Results keep looking better everyday.

Missed one.....

Love this! Haven't had a two piece on since 2008.
Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon

She was upbeat and positive. I didn't meet her until the day of my surgery and saw her briefly after. Her bed side manner is superb.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 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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