Tummy tuck with lipo and breast reduction/lift
I am a 30 year old woman, married with two kids...
Can't. Believe it!
Happy new year!!
Wow! I saw my surgeon today!
I noticed that I haven’t updated my profile since I took that second appointment with the second surgeon.
I feel I will update more and more these times because things are starting to come together and I am sure July will soon be here in no time.
So here is what happened since my last update:
I went to the second surgeon (Dr Abu Sitta in AUH) and i liked how sure he was of himself too but he did not take his time with me he barely answered my questions and there were residents (like 4) in the same room and u know, I did not like that…So I took his opinion, he said I am not OBLIGED to lose weight but if I want to that would be good. I also asked him about a chin lipo and he said it was feasible why not. But you know after leaving I was not really sure I wanted to go do my surgery with him…..wasn’t very comfy.
So last week I took an appointment and went to a third one (Dr Attieh) and it was yesterday. So I went…and talked to him about having a breast reduction and lift and tummy tuck with lipo. I was told to remove my clothes to show the problematic areas so I did and he discussed with his resident (who happens to be a friend) about the techniques and procedure and how and what to do. I have a vertical scar from the stupid bypass surgery that is placed in the middle of my abdomen that will make it a bit hard for them to stretch that area…they also talked about how will they lift the breasts and explained to me where the nipples should be etc…that was funny coz I was blushing all the time heheh I mean….i got to strip in front of two men and they were touching my boobs and belly lol I was sooooo sweating with red cheeks…hehehe
So all this is done, I got the price around 5000-5500$ for the combo which is very reasonable and affordable for me. I think the surgery date would be 9th of July 2015. I work at a school that finishes on the 6th I will take some time to organize things with the kids, the house, prepare everything for three days before the surgery. The 9th is a Thursday. I guess my husband can take that off along with Friday and the week end I guess these would be the crucial days where I would need help. My boys are aged 4 and (soon-to-be) 3 and they are quite active and used to jumping and rough-housing with me so I am scared they won’t understand and that I will be in pain etc..etc..
My husband is not supportive concerning the breast reduction, but I am doing it anyway…I am tired of not finding any suitable bra and besides I do not want to reduce to nothing I mean just enough for them to be full and at their right place, I like having rather big breasts but just not THAT much…it becomes a handicap in sports, in breathing during yoga in some poses (loooooool has anyone tried the child pose with that belly and those boobs? I suffocate haah)…but again this is my body and my decision and this Dr would only make an incision around the nipples and vertically without the horizontal incision and the tummy tuck would be drainless …. So … I do not know! I am very scared and very excited and I will try, come July, to have some weight off (10 kg would be excellent)….please pray for me…and help me with your positive words ?
Some now pics
I have this huge abdominal bulge...i wonder if this would go away with the tummy tuck.....
Still did not get the courage to show my upper part hehehe it will come soon.
My surgery should be around 20th of July 2015, and i have two months to lose the weight i have : I took an appointment from a dietician on saturday @10 am.....I am motivated and with God's help and yours i shall lose some weight and get through my tummy tuck and my breast reducation/lift!
Wish me luck!
few days before the big day......
I finally found THE surgeon I will go with...It is Dr Imad Kaddoura I saw him last month and we immediately clicked. He asked me to lose 5 kgs. My surgery will be in July I finish work on the 5th and I should immediately go ahead and do it...still haven t booked the date yet. Next week or the week after I am going to see him again.
we are going for Breast lift (maybe small reduction), a Muscle repair, fixing two other hernias on the sides, and full tummy tuck with lipo where needed.
I am scared......I am alone.....I have two kids aged 4 and 5.......and i am stressed but we will see what will happen....
FINALLY BOOKED AND READY THREE MORE DAYS!!
I am finally DOING THIS!
my surgery in on tuesday july 12th....in THREE days only......
I am very stressed and soooooooooooooo anxious and I am afraid but hey i have been waiting for this for such a long time and now.......it is so near.
Monday morning I go for my check up and blood work and meet my anesthesist and they will tell me when to be at the hospital the next day. MY surgery is at 11 am of next tuesday and i am going to stay one night and hopefully if everything was good I would be released on wednesday and the healing process would start....again i have mixed feelings of excitement and fear and anxiety and happiness .....
Pray for meeeeeeeee
I am on my way to the hospital now
Took some more before pictures.
So it is a tummy tuck with lipo and hernia (diastasis) and breast lift with a tiny reduction...
Please cross your fingers for me i am so scared
DID it!!! I am DONEEEEE
I am done
They removed a huge amount of skin and did not have to lipo!!!!!
I can't feel a thing now because of all the morphine and meds.
I walked....peed and i feel pulling and stretching sensations in my.belly area
The breasts i feel nothing so far
Here are some pictures.....an sleeping in tonight and will get out tomorrow hopefully....
CAREFUL IT IS GRAPHIC
Wow i have never been in a pain like this before...
Dr told me to take only algocod but honeslty it was doing nothing with me ao i topped it with profenid....manageable so far..
Walking is very difficult u am hunched forward back is starting to hurt....
I have an appointment with my p.s in monday
Day 6 and updates
Day 6 i feel so much better thank you God have been sleeping in my recliner all the time and buying it was a great move...i cld never sleep on my bed...certainly not with my 3 year old coming to sleep over hehe
I need your help... do you see any results or any difference between my before and after pics?
Oh and bowel movement started day 4 been drinking lots of water and fluids and staying away from junk food...it worked....so what do u think?!?
Follow up #1
Entering week #2
About my breasts
I feel they are startinf to take shape and the stitches tingke a bit that means it is healing i guess..they hurt a bit during the day but it s okay i guess they were done in a good day. My dr told me not to wear a bra u know those who are surgery specific...he told me to wear my bra whenever i feel like it... problem is (&it is funny) i tried to put on my bras and....NONE OF THEM FITS! What the helllllll i was happy...i need to buy bras YEEEY that means that i can FINALLY wear colorful ones? With thin handles?? Is it possible? I mean i always that dreadfyl minimizer and now I can feel sexy agaaaiiin?? Awesomeee!! Too early to go out shopping though i will wait...
I have a question how wld inknow my size now!?!
About my tummy tuck
First night i sleep with my garment on....it was fine..i am trying to build a nice relationship with it since we ll be together for quite some time now. Swelling is there....but less a bit...garment helps.. here are some pictures....
Oh oh and I weighed in yesterday and I was 76 which is -3kgs from the op....but i guess it will fluctuate no?
1- insomnia anyone? !
2- how to know what size bra u are?
Day 9 .... is this swelling ever gonna end!?!?
Swelling like hell i feel like i have rocks especially to my right side...is this common? I mean at the end of the day especially but even in morning there s a lump or something to the right side .... like a ROCK and hurts...i put some cream today and massaged it felt better but immediately when i stop it goes back... help!!
I noticed swelling went down a bit but the feeling as if i am pregnant with rocks is still there and bery annoying....and the insomnia is killing me.
Went to my sis in law s wedding yesterday night....it was fine l... i don't know i am.bymmed today
Day 14... not a good day
Called my surgeon today i was really feeling awful so he comforted me and i ll be seeing him next monday 1st of august. ...in the meanwhile hwre are some pics....nipples feel so sorrrrrrreeeee and he said it s normal coz now nerves are hypersensitive and all will be ok soon
Doctor check up week 6
So he took the stitches of my belly button out (3 and not painful at all) he said the wound looks just fine and the redness usually is at its peak now at 6 weeks mark and it will start fading bit by bit.
I am nor up nor down in weight i am.eating normally and well i have a sweet tooth but i really need to stop and refrein myself to lose more weight.
The swelling is worse in eveninf and night of course.
I can walk with no binder now he said but he also said if i can handle it two more weeks it wld be better...so i said i will. But i won t sleep it in yeeeey
As for the breasts...well they are healing fine and the lift is good and the shape is fine and youthful and they dropped and shaped nicely and most importantly identically and symmetrically hehe
He cleared me fir all sorts of sports....normal life.... weight lifting etc but am gonna have to eait 1 more month bfr starting coz i hurt my legs going down from the side walk... here are some pics.... tell me what you think
Experienced, sure of himself, sharp and answers my questions even before i formulate them. Takes his time in every single detail, great bedside manner, follow up is acute. His techniques are not within the norms he has a special way of doing things that are personal to him and i loved that. I am still waiting to see a bit of results before i continue with this review