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1/29/11 2:26 P

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I am having my arms reduced and my breasts lifted, I qualify for a whole stomach lift, but there is so much it would be a + shaped scar, which will interfere with one of the main reasons I lost weight, to have a baby, so had to make the decision to not get it.

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1/28/11 1:50 P

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I never had that, but post surgical depression is really, realty common!

The hardest part was following doctors orders...spending so much of the first two weeks on my back, positioned with pillows under my knees and head/neck. Actually, I made a pillow nest under my sheets, so I just slid into place and it was hard to dislodge, even in my sleep. I had surprising little pain in the beginning, but a lot more pain when my subcutaneous nerves started to knit back together.

I agree about the after pics! I wanted to share my journey with everyone! :-)

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1/28/11 12:42 P

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K, please keep this thread at your fingertips and keep us posted as you get closer and go through the procedure.

One think I noticed after my surgeries: the first day (actually week) I wondered what on earth I had gotten myself into and what was I thinking, but it passed. A month later I was happy, and 4 months later I was thrilled. Be patient and you will want to post a million "after" pics!!!

Nell

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1/28/11 12:41 A

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Thanks everyone for your great answers! I am hoping to schedule my surgery for May and love hearing about all of your different experiences.



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1/27/11 1:16 P

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I had a dermo-lipectomy and am very happy with the results. Even my husband agrees it was worth the money.

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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1/27/11 1:08 P

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I had a tummy tuck in September and do not regret a penny I spent. I had kept my weight off for 5 years, had worked with exercise and strength training until there was nothing more I could do. I consulted 3 surgeons (each consultation cost about $150). I am extraordinarily pleased with the care I received. Please feel free to ask any questions. I did just as you are doing when I was contemplating the surgery.

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1/27/11 11:24 A

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I have a tiny inch or two to pinch in my stomach. I'm hoping that I can still work on this w/ strength training and cardio and get it flatter. Worked w/ the arms and thighs, so I'm not giving up hope!

Best of luck to you.





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1/27/11 10:11 A

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I would love to have the surgery someday! Good luck I hope it goes well! emoticon

"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

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1/27/11 9:58 A

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best wishes for a successful outcome, whatever you choose to do.

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1/27/11 8:17 A

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I had my arms done. I am a big believer in plastic surgery..if you go into it knowing the limitations. There WILL be scars, but that's what clothes are for. And now you can wear wonderful clothes!

The big proviso I was given was that I should never gain or lose weight after surgery. Fat will accumulate or disappear in unexpected places.

Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions to the letter!! Wear your compression bandages even if you want to rip them off.

I got a lot of help from: www.makemeheal.com/

I have found that plastic surgeons and their teams run a better operation than conventional surgical procedures. Because they get paid up front (no insurance) it is comprehensive, competent, well rehearsed. The right hand knows exactly what the left hand is doing, as it were.

A tummy tuck is a big procedure and you will have a rough few weeks afterward, but if you do exactly as you are told, you will LOVE the results!! I love having arms with no batwings!!! I would do it again in a second!

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1/27/11 1:38 A

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Heyas!

I wrote about this a while ago. www.secondhelpingonline.com/?
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. If you look around I also interview one of the top plastic surgeon's in the subfield, and more loose-skin-related stuff.

Given the way my consultation went, and that I'd have to quit smoking (and thereby regain my weight, no thanks!), I elected not to.

But of those I've interviewed, most are pleased they had it done, save for those who had complications (which you can have with any procedure). Of the homeopaths I've spoken with, using coconut oil in particular helped with scar healing.

But honestly. Compared to literal excess baggage hanging off you, what's freaking scar? :-)

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1/27/11 12:32 A

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I went to meet the Plastic Surgeon yesterday about getting a tummy tuck and arm left. I am getting really excited about both of those procedures. Has anyone out there had either of these procedures after hitting their goal weight? I'd love to hear about your experiences!



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