Nervous but Need a TT Plus Lipo - 27 year old - New York, NY

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Hi...I'm a 27 year old who has went from 170 lbs...

Hi...I'm a 27 year old who has went from 170 lbs to 265 lbs back down to now a pretty solid 190 lbs...I have been on a few consultations about the excess skin that I know only a TT would be able to take care of and am just so nervous about anesthesia...the prices definitely aren't helping either but I'd be ok with financing it as long as i live to tell about it...i really feel i deserve to reap the benefits of my hard work (i've worked out like crazy and ate healthy to get to where i am today) and i should do so while i'm sounds crazy but i don't make much money right now cause i can't find work but it seems like now is the perfect time to do so because i am in a place i want to be weight wise and i would have the time to recover until i found a more steady job...i'm already in debt so i figure why not just get in a little more so at least i can enjoy my debt with a flat stomach hahaha...i've never been comfortable going to the beach or taking my shirt off in front of people (not even in relationships) and it's just annoying...I've been getting quotes for full TT's but I just recently inquired about getting a TT (and some lipo of my chest) WITHOUT getting my abs repaired on the inside...i've read that most guys don't need it and a doctor already said it would definitely bring down the price (i'm waiting on a quote from one office now)...I'm really looking to spend around $10k max for both surgeries combined...someone convince me i'm not gonna die from the anesthesia!!! thanks for listening...its kind of weird i've never written about this stuff before tonight

So I officially scheduled the surgery for November...

So I officially scheduled the surgery for November 1st. I am getting a "smooth tuck" (no ab work) and lipo of my chest/flanks. I'm really really really nervous but also excited to finally be able to go to the beach and not just make up some stupid excuse about not liking sand or the hot weather...i just want to swim with my friends and be able to do anything (sexual) as well and not have to worry about my stomach/chest showing...i don't think i'm going to post before/after pics cause i'm just the most shallow human on the planet i suppose but we'll see what main concerns are:

1. living through the anesthesia
2. not dying from blood clots afterwards or other post-surgery complications
3. getting back to work (a desk job where I sit for 8 hours a day) within a week like my doctor said because its only an operation to the skin and fat...I'm going in for surgery on a thursday, get drains out on a tuesday, and he said I should be able to sit there at the desk on wednesday but I will def still be in pain (pain I can deal with...death i cannot)

Thanks for any support everyone!

Thanks a lot for everything kimmers, you're a...

Thanks a lot for everything kimmers, you're a great person! I keep going back and forth with regretting my decision and then telling myself I deserve it...and I'm not sure if I'm more nervous about the anesthesia (and actually waking up) or the recovery...I guess there's not much more I can do but pray now.

Anyone have any suggestions for best preparing my body and mind 6 days out? I wish I could take off from work for a month but the 7 days are going to have to suffice. I just have to try to stay as least stressed as possible at work a few days before and for a few days afterwards...I can't wait til I wake up from the surgery and breathe my first with of relief towards a more enjoyable life for me.

Thanks for anyone's prayers.

So I'm kind of there some sort of...

So I'm kind of there some sort of special compression garment or something to wear on my legs like bike shorts? that i'll need besides what the doctor is going to give me?

Also sorry but has anyone has a tummy tuck without...

also sorry but has anyone has a tummy tuck without MR? is pain and recovery much quicker this way as I've heard?


Well...there's a hurricane coming...maybe it will...

Well...there's a hurricane coming...maybe it will cancel my surgery ;-) I can dream can't I?!?

Anyway, it's pretty annoying my blood lab forgot to fax over the results of my blood test to my doctor and he's not in til wednesday to let me know everything is a "go" so now i have to worry about that for the next couple of days, as well as surviving this hurricane and everything weather wise going ok so i can get the surgery at all on thursday!!!

I see that people recommend palmer's vitamin e skin therapy oil but does anyone have the exact link on amazon to which one they use for their scars? Also, any other recommendations that aren't on the list?

Thanks to everyone for your continued support...i really appreciate it more than you know.

Hi my surgery has been postponed because...

Hi my surgery has been postponed because of the hurricane here. I have no power, electricity, heat, hot water, the roads are closed, tunnels submerged etc. It's really a disaster here. So now they have to call me next week to tell me when the surgery will be. I'm really not sure how work will be with this...the first time after Nov 1 I can really get it done will be in February.

As much as I was nervous to get it done I was also very excited and this is just kind of a whirlwind of emotions...thanks for everyones support and i'll keep you all updated.

Well...i'm sitting here watching monday night...

Well...i'm sitting here watching monday night football just thinking about the surgery i'm about to have on Thursday...pretty scary but I feel calm too...i just have to hope everything goes well...i'm going to try to get a massage on tuesday or wednesday night to free my body and mind...get circulation flowing well etc...i hope everyone is doing well

Hi guys so I got my surgery done

Hi guys so I got my surgery done said everything went well and he's very happy with how everything turned out...i do have a question though i see on my back where the drain is inserted a bubble of swelling (my mom thinks its just because thats where the drain tube is inserted???...if i post a picture can somebody tell me if it's a hematoma i am definitely scared about that...nothing was done internally besides fixing an extremely small hernia where i previously had another scar from when I was born so it was really only a skin and lipo surgery...thanks for everyones help through this time and leading up to it

Got the wraps off today and the drains

Got the wraps off today and the drains chest looks great very happy with stomach looks good just very swollen but i think i have a bad case of dog ears :-( my doctor said sometimes they go away with the swelling and other times they have to do a local anesthetic and fix them (pretty sure free of charge well i really hope so because it mentioned it in the scar revision section of my contract) ... i'm pretty bummed about it but hopefully since i'm only 6 days out the swelling will go down and they won't be so bad? How long did it take everyone to stand up straight? my doctor keeps telling me to stand up straight but it really hurts i don't think he understands!!! i keep trying though...also, showering felt good but my back hurt so badly from standing i had to constantly kneel down on the floor...will i ever get feeling back in my stomach by the way? its so freakin weird!!!

thanks for anyones comments

peace love and happiness

Hey guys just adding pictures to see what everyone...

Hey guys just adding pictures to see what everyone thinks...i still have bad dog ears but didn't photograph them yet...let me know thanks!
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