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Before & After Surgery Photos

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Sometimes, a photo speaks louder than a million words:

I'm still having the post-operation staph infection wound redressed every two days and I'm still quite emotional when I think about how ill I became with septicemia after surgery, but I'm also finally at the stage where I feel it was worth it. All of it.

125 lbs gone for good and likewise finally the unsightly saggy belly.


I'm never gonna have a swimsuit edition body, and there's still room for improvement, but I'm glad - very glad - I had it done.

And I'm forever grateful to SparkPeople for helping me get to the stage where abdominoplasty was even possible! Thank you!!

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    I've lost 90 pounds and have another 70 to go. I know I will need plastic surgery. Your sharing is so helpful to me as I look to the future. Thank you!!
    1954 days ago
    OMG.... my belly looks exactly like that! I lost 178 lbs. and my entire body looks like a melted candle! Congrats, I have a million questions for you. I have long considered having surgery to remove all the excess skin.
    2066 days ago
    You look great. Congratulations for your weight loss !!!
    2179 days ago
    YOu look fantastic. A huge congratulations on your success.

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    2179 days ago
    Fantastic pictures! I had a TT and arm lift on 5/9 and am so impressed with your pictures. I *should* have had the vertical cut and therefor still have quite a bit on excess skin at the top of my stomach. The hanging skin is gone, but I don't look anywhere near as tight as you do. Congrats on your success!!!
    2179 days ago
    I am sending you my healing energy! You really did deserve to see the final results after such a huge is truly the cherry on top! I had a similar operation done 14 months ago and have been just amazed with the results since the very first drug addled day! :-) I still have some numb spots, especially around my navel and some angry red scars...but who cares! LOL
    2179 days ago
  • KO1215
    Thanks for sharing! You are so brave! I bet that is a great feeling. I hope you are feeling better. Take care!


    2184 days ago
    WOW!! That is amazing. Sorry you had to deal with the infection, but you really do look GREAT! At 64, I think I will just "camo" my excess but I am so happy that you did this for YOU!! Congratulations!! emoticon
    2184 days ago
  • UP2ME_CC
    emoticon on your transformation! Simply remarkable.
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  • HCOOK282
    Awwww Joanie you look amazing hon!!!! Well done, you are inspirational. xxxxx
    2186 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    You are the kind of person this surgery was meant for. I had it done and went on to lose more weight. Still not at goal but I feel my body at least shows the work I have done. emoticon
    2186 days ago
    well done for losing all that weight! You are looking fab now and an inspiration to many of us out there that is still on the weight loss journey! Keep up the good work!
    2186 days ago
    You look great. emoticon
    2186 days ago
    You look fabulous! Congratulations on a fantastic job!
    I hope you finish healing and you recover promptly.
    Enjoy your well earned success and your new body.

    2186 days ago
    Very impressive! I do hope the worst of it is over and you are on the way to healthy recovery! emoticon
    2186 days ago
    You rock!! Amazing change.

    I'm sorry you were so ill afterwards. The surgery was a great reward for having transformed your body and your life style.
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    2186 days ago
    emoticon on the weight lost and surgery. I hope the infection will clear soon for you. emoticon on your hard work.
    2186 days ago
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