Goal! - Pre-surgery goal MET!!!!!!




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ikesgirl80
05-25-2013, 08:37 AM
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Oh my God!

I went to the surgeon yesterday for my pre-op appointment. I am having a tummy tuck and breast lift on June 6th. I asked all of my questions, and then we came to the big one!

Me: "I've lost 20 more pounds since I saw you in February, I'm down to 190. When we talked, you estimated to get what I want from the surgery, I should aim for 30 more, which would put me at 180. I've been able to maintain between 187 - 192, but getting lower, it's just not happening. Do you think I've lost enough fat in this part (pointing to my upper stomach)? You said I had about 1 inch of fat. Is it less?"

Dr.: I'm still in shock that you have lost 160 pounds, on your own. You have lost a lot of the fat from your stomach, and YOU CAN JUST MAINTAIN TIL SURGERY. Also, after all the skin is removed, your body fat percentage will be slightly above normal, and I mean SLIGHTLY (using his fingers to show a space less than a cm!).

So, I'm changing my ticker and calling it!


GOAL!

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I wanted a pic AT belly dancing class, but forgot, so you get the bathroom mirror pic, after belly dancing!)


CherryPie99
05-25-2013, 08:48 AM
Yay! Isn't it a totally awesome feeling???

Did the doc tell you how much he expects to cut off?

Welcome to maintenance - it's not a cakewalk (no pun intended) but it's pretty cool!

Jen

ikesgirl80
05-25-2013, 09:01 AM
At the appointment in February, he was predicting 10-12 pounds. He said there is more loose skin now then in February, but I have found with my doctor (an Asian perfectionist!), that he really won't give me numbers or ranges, that are too small... I want perfection, so I will live with not having exact numbers. But I did ask him if I will be able to wear a two piece, and he said, "Not if you care about your scar showing." I rolled my eyes, and said, "If that's all that's between me and a bikini, bring it on!"


bargoo
05-25-2013, 09:02 AM
Congratulations !

jessicado22
05-25-2013, 10:12 AM
That is AWESOME!!!!! Congrats! :)

elvislover324
05-25-2013, 10:13 AM
So happy for you!! Congrats on all your hard work paying off!!

NorthernChick13
05-25-2013, 12:08 PM
AMAZING! I cant wait for pics! I am so happy for you!!!!

aspen13
05-25-2013, 02:33 PM
Woohoo...so AMAZING! Congratulations for such a huge accomplishment! What an inspiration.

KindaSortaAthlete
05-25-2013, 02:42 PM
Great job!! You're gonna have to be sure to give us all the details of your surgery! :)

ikesgirl80
05-25-2013, 03:02 PM
Thanks Everyone!



Great job!! You're gonna have to be sure to give us all the details of your surgery! :)

I am going to try and document it on my blog. The link is in my profile-side bar thingy. Plus I'll probably find some way to talk about it here too!

Chris

Mozzy
05-25-2013, 03:48 PM
Super yay!!! Congrats!!!!

Roo2
05-25-2013, 03:56 PM
Congrats so your having a Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck and Breast lift at the same time ! That is awesome .
I have had several consults trying to figure out what is the right options for me ...the last surgeon said he would not do both together for me ...he likes to break the, up...but I would be nice one surgery and your done. Will the breast lift address some of the excess skin in the axils region?
Thanks for sharing !
And wishing you a speedy recovery! Good luck ! I am soo happy for you!:hug:
Roo2:carrot:

Megan33
05-25-2013, 06:00 PM
Hooray for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is soooo exciting! I can't wait to see pix too!!

ikesgirl80
05-25-2013, 07:54 PM
Thanks again to everyone, and pictures are added to the first post!

Congrats so your having a Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck and Breast lift at the same time ! That is awesome .
I have had several consults trying to figure out what is the right options for me ...the last surgeon said he would not do both together for me ...he likes to break the, up...but I would be nice one surgery and your done. Will the breast lift address some of the excess skin in the axils region?
Thanks for sharing !
And wishing you a speedy recovery! Good luck ! I am soo happy for you!:hug:
Roo2:carrot:

Yes I am having both at the same time! My surgeon said he would, but I would have to stay overnight, just in case I lost a lot of blood, or went into shock or something. He said my body fat would be normal if I did have the skin, so he is taking off 12+ pounds of skin, plus tightening EVERYTHING up. With the breast lift, he is doing an extended cut, so between that and the vertical cut on my stomach, almost all of the side and back skin will be taken care of. If you look at this post, you can see what my skin looks like:http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/body-image-issues-after-weight-loss/281280-submitting-pictures-insurance-companies.html Scroll about 1/2 way down the first page, and you will see pics of front and back!

Underwater
05-25-2013, 07:59 PM
Ikesgirl you look AMAZING! And I cannot wait to see your results.

I lost less so I don't have as much skin, but I am going to get TT&BL (and brachioplasty) so I would love all the glory details.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. If you're stuck in bed and bored, we're here to chat :)

ikesgirl80
05-25-2013, 08:46 PM
Ikesgirl you look AMAZING! And I cannot wait to see your results.

I lost less so I don't have as much skin, but I am going to get TT&BL (and brachioplasty) so I would love all the glory details.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. If you're stuck in bed and bored, we're here to chat :)

I'll be sure to share! I asked my surgeon about my arms, and he said, "You lift weights, right?"

Me: "Well, ya, but not much. After I heal from surgery, my focus will be toning, especially my arms."

Surgeon: Well, you hardly have any loose skin, and what you do have, you can visually fix with weights."

Me: "Awesome! One part of my body being 350 DIDN'T ruin!" :carrot:

I'll be sure to give my physical address to someone on here, and give them permission to come break down my door if I go more than 2 days without being on here! I have no excuse, unless the pain meds literally knock me out (I've only ever had Vicoden, and it did NOTHING, not even tired/loopy). My boyfriend and I spent last weekend rearranging the entire apartment to make it post surgery friendly, including setting up my computer so someone just needs to hand me my keyboard and mouse, and put the footrest on the recliner out for me, and I can type away without being more uncomfortable than necessary!

VioletDolphin83
05-27-2013, 07:36 AM
Congrats! Hope the surgery goes well! :)

Amarantha2
05-28-2013, 09:11 AM
Congratulations & welcome to maintenance!

I just looked at your blog & wow, you are awesome! The pictures are great!

ikesgirl80
05-28-2013, 03:02 PM
:love: I'm definitely feeling the love! More thanks to everyone!

PrettyMom09
05-28-2013, 03:53 PM
Good luck with your surgery! Congratulations on your weight loss!!

Underwater
05-28-2013, 06:00 PM
I'll be sure to share! I asked my surgeon about my arms, and he said, "You lift weights, right?"

Me: "Well, ya, but not much. After I heal from surgery, my focus will be toning, especially my arms."

Surgeon: Well, you hardly have any loose skin, and what you do have, you can visually fix with weights."

Me: "Awesome! One part of my body being 350 DIDN'T ruin!" :carrot:

I'll be sure to give my physical address to someone on here, and give them permission to come break down my door if I go more than 2 days without being on here! I have no excuse, unless the pain meds literally knock me out (I've only ever had Vicoden, and it did NOTHING, not even tired/loopy). My boyfriend and I spent last weekend rearranging the entire apartment to make it post surgery friendly, including setting up my computer so someone just needs to hand me my keyboard and mouse, and put the footrest on the recliner out for me, and I can type away without being more uncomfortable than necessary!

I just started thinking about this last night and I might wait on my arms. They are bad, but the scarring with the arm surgery its pretty bad, too. With my tummy and boobs fixed up, maybe I won't care so much?

ikesgirl80
05-28-2013, 06:11 PM
I just started thinking about this last night and I might wait on my arms. They are bad, but the scarring with the arm surgery its pretty bad, too. With my tummy and boobs fixed up, maybe I won't care so much?

Yea, I've seen pictures of the scarring where it has healed "perfectly", and mine just are not bad enough to justify the cost, scar, or pain! My surgeon told me that even if I wanted my arms done, they couldn't be done at the same time as my boobs because of the way the skin is pulled. I don't know if that is standard or because the the extreme cuts I need to fix my boobs. He has to cut a good part of the way around me because I have SO much side boob! lol

If you look at the pics on my blog, you can see how big my arms were, and how they have progressed. In the last pic (with the purple top), if you click on the pic, you can see where most of my loose skin is (near the tricep). I don't know if that visual will help you decide if it is worth it. For a measurement, if I pinch the skin on my tricep, from bone to end of loose skin is about 2 inches. But I would think they would only take about 1 inch off as I do need SOME skin to go around the bone! lol

Samiannie
06-11-2013, 10:29 PM
Wow simply amazing! You are so beautiful!