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Sweet Pee

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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from NewSetOfCurves in Plastic Surgery   
    I had so many consultations in the States before I chose my current plastic surgeon. At the time, they told me they could do a Tummy Tuck and a breast lift at the same time.
    However, those are just the surgeons I interviewed. I guess it is going to depend on the surgeon. Some have two surgeons working together, which speeds up the process and they can do more surgical work in a shorter amount of time. Others work alone.
    In child birth, when I had to have a C-section , I was fully awake and remember every moment. I felt the doctor tugging and felt it when she pulled my precious baby out. I also felt when I was being sewn up, and had a nice long conversation with my doctor when she was working. I wish I could have witnessed it my self instead of that big blue sheet covering up everything :-).
    With Twilight, I only remember bits and pieces and was asleep for the most part, (I Think:). It was nice waking up knowing everything was going ok with the surgery, then falling back to sleep again.
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from AZDee in Plastic Surgery   
    Twilight sedation is the best!
    Last year during my thigh and arm lift surgery, I woke up a few times talking to my anesthesiologist and taping my finger with the 'red thingy' on it to the beat. Yes, the doctor had some really good music playing.
    I remember asking the anesthesiologist if he would take some pictures of me. I brought my camera into the operating room. He took several pictures. Very nice memories.
    I saw the doctor working, but I did not want to disturb him;
    he looked busy :-) :-)
    Next thing I know, the surgery is over, and I feel refreshed and well rested.
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from Elizabeth21 in Who all did you tell?   
    Just because some people choose not to share does not mean they are ashamed.
    Some people are surrounded by toxic, unloving, selfish, mean people. They have already been bullied and belittled for being fat for a long time, and they know this treatment of abuse will continue if they tell about their decision to have weight loss surgery.
    Each person circumstances are different and must be respected.
    For me, my decision not to tell anyone has nothing to do with being ashamed of my surgery.
    It has everything to do with the fact that I am a extremely shy person and I can not to talk to very many people, and do not like too many people talking to me.
    Although I am very shy, I have made a lot of improvements through out my life, and continue to try to be more out going.
    I just want everyone to know, just because some people choose not to share does not necessarily mean that they are ashamed, but it could be for a number of reasons.
    At least we had the surgery. That is the most important thing. Taking control of our lives now — today, so we can have a better future tomorrow.
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    Sweet Pee reacted to AZDee in Weight Gain After Pastics...   
    Has anyone else noticed weight gain after having a skin removal surgery? When I had my first surgery which was three procedures at once, a lower face/neck lift, a arm lift and a breast lift with implant, I was in such pain that I babied myself with food during recovery. Eating what sounded good and not really noticing fat or carbs, then after recovery I found myself up 10 lbs. rather than being down some weight which I was expecting. Then last year when I had my lower body lift, I told myself I wasn't going to let that happen again, but low and behold that 10 lbs. came back. I have heard there is swelling and that could be part of it. But shouldn't the removed skin take care of that weight? I have a good friend who has had a total body makeover and has had this same thing happen, so it makes me wonder if it's some part of self destruction that's deep inside of us??? I am currently getting in the best shape I can so I will be as fit as possible when I go in for my long thigh lift at the end of summer, and this time it's not going to happen...hopefully.
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from Elizabeth21 in Who all did you tell?   
    Just because some people choose not to share does not mean they are ashamed.
    Some people are surrounded by toxic, unloving, selfish, mean people. They have already been bullied and belittled for being fat for a long time, and they know this treatment of abuse will continue if they tell about their decision to have weight loss surgery.
    Each person circumstances are different and must be respected.
    For me, my decision not to tell anyone has nothing to do with being ashamed of my surgery.
    It has everything to do with the fact that I am a extremely shy person and I can not to talk to very many people, and do not like too many people talking to me.
    Although I am very shy, I have made a lot of improvements through out my life, and continue to try to be more out going.
    I just want everyone to know, just because some people choose not to share does not necessarily mean that they are ashamed, but it could be for a number of reasons.
    At least we had the surgery. That is the most important thing. Taking control of our lives now — today, so we can have a better future tomorrow.
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from chickalafe in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    Here are my before and after pictures. Just click on the link.
    http://www.bariatricpal.com/gallery/member/116222-sweet-pee/
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from AZDee in Plastic Surgery   
    Twilight sedation is the best!
    Last year during my thigh and arm lift surgery, I woke up a few times talking to my anesthesiologist and taping my finger with the 'red thingy' on it to the beat. Yes, the doctor had some really good music playing.
    I remember asking the anesthesiologist if he would take some pictures of me. I brought my camera into the operating room. He took several pictures. Very nice memories.
    I saw the doctor working, but I did not want to disturb him;
    he looked busy :-) :-)
    Next thing I know, the surgery is over, and I feel refreshed and well rested.
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from miks in Plastic Surgery   
    Congratulations on your weight loss!!
    I know exactly how exciting it feels to lose weight, only to be disappointed about all the loose hanging skin.
    plastic surgery was definitely the next step for me. Scaring and artistic body results were my biggest concerns as well. I also wanted a caring surgeon with tons of experience. My results were beautiful and done by Dr Victor Gutierrez. He is on RealSelf.com. His reviews speaks volumes about his work and skill as a doctor.
    Also look at the before pictures on RealSelf.com. (Under search, type the doctors name)
    Here are my before and after pictures.
    http://www.bariatricpal.com/gallery/member/116222-sweet-pee/
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from miks in Plastic Surgery   
    Congratulations on your weight loss!!
    I know exactly how exciting it feels to lose weight, only to be disappointed about all the loose hanging skin.
    plastic surgery was definitely the next step for me. Scaring and artistic body results were my biggest concerns as well. I also wanted a caring surgeon with tons of experience. My results were beautiful and done by Dr Victor Gutierrez. He is on RealSelf.com. His reviews speaks volumes about his work and skill as a doctor.
    Also look at the before pictures on RealSelf.com. (Under search, type the doctors name)
    Here are my before and after pictures.
    http://www.bariatricpal.com/gallery/member/116222-sweet-pee/
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from chickalafe in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    Here are my before and after pictures. Just click on the link.
    http://www.bariatricpal.com/gallery/member/116222-sweet-pee/
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    Sweet Pee reacted to CowgirlJane in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    I follow a Facebook plastics group and I have noted over the years that the people who have "fast recovery" often wind up with complications. Plastics are a big deal and it is really important to eat healthy, take your Vitamins and extra Protein and REST enough to recover. I had extensive work done, was off work for 6 weeks and didn't resume physical activities for a few more weeks after that.
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    Sweet Pee reacted to AZDee in Need Houston Texas Plastic Surgeon!   
    You are so close to one of the countries top PS who specializes in bariatric patients, he is Dr. Peter Fisher in San Antonio TX
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    Sweet Pee reacted to AZDee in Plastics in Mexico - questions for those who have gone   
    I like how you mentioned the belly button. It was the belly button that caused me not to go to one particular surgeon that so many women have used...I searched and searched for just the right person to do my LBL and still keep my belly button looking the same. Mine looks exactly the same as it did before surgery. I would swear it was only I had a mole about 4 inches above my belly button before surgery and now it's right next to it. I do not know how to post a picture but there is one on my profile page...
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    Sweet Pee reacted to Bluesea71 in Plastics in Mexico - questions for those who have gone   
    Ha Ha Jamie. I wouldn't have mentioned the weird belly button if I thought you and sweet pea had weird ones Looks good to me ????
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from Dabliss111114 in Plastics in Mexico - questions for those who have gone   
    Congratulations on your weigh loss!
    plastic surgery is usually the next big step. Mexico plastic surgeons are very popular on this site and people have been very respectable about our choices, so no worries there (smile)
    I chose Dr. Victor Gutierrez because he was super educated (in Jersalem) and extremely caring with tons of experience. He is located in Zona Rio, Tijuana, Mexico. He is also a micro surgeon which means his incisions are extremely straight, invisible sutures, and after healing, scars are close to invisible.
    My Pictures are available on this site. Also, you can read my "story" on this site as well.
    RealSelf.com has extremely excellent ratings, as well as before and after pictures and reviews on his past patients.
    http://www.bariatricpal.com/gallery/member/116222-sweet-pee/
    http://www.bariatricpal.com/user/116222-sweet-pee/
    http://www.dr-victorgutierrez.com
    http://www.realself.com/find/Mexico/Plastic-Surgeon/Victor-Gutierrez
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    Sweet Pee reacted to AZDee in Plastics in Mexico - questions for those who have gone   
    Well I would love to talk about my wonderful surgeon who did my RNY 12 years ago in Ensenda Mexico but he has since retired so, there's no way to refer people to him, so I am left only to speak about surgeons who someone may be considering. Hope just because I don't have a bariatric surgeon to talk about doesn't take away from my review of my various surgeons I have used in Mexico. You can look at my profile and read up on my weight loss journey if you wish. You will find that my RNY did really nothing for my long term weight loss, and that it was 4 years ago that I finally lost my weight after doing the HCG diet so I really don't talk much about it, I don't blame my RNY surgeon only myself but there might me other reasons a person doesn't gush about there other experiences. I'm not on here to push any Doctor and if you know me and have spoken to me you would know I will be using yet another Doctor to finish up my plastics later this summer...
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    Sweet Pee reacted to Bluesea71 in Plastics in Mexico - questions for those who have gone   
    Thank you for your response, sweet pea. Completely makes sense. I appreciate your response and I'm glad you took my question in the way it was meant and didn't feel under attack. My Husband thinks I'm nuts to even entertain the idea of plastics in Mexico, so it's going to take a lot of research and convincing on my part to get him to buy into the process. Anytime I mention good reviews online he wants to know if I've actually "talked" to those people. I think I've watched too many episodes of "Catfish" on MTV with my teenager and her friends with people pretending to be people they are not on the Internet! I have to say though, Medical Tourism is big. If these Surgeons are smart, they will have full-time employees whose job is to market and recruit clients on different Internet forums.
    Sweet pea - now that I have your attention - can you explain how your surgeon closes his wounds? Something about internal stitching? I also noticed on your Tummy Tuck one side goes straight across and the other side goes up like you would be wearing high cut panties. Typically the incision just goes straight across. Why is that?
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    Sweet Pee reacted to JamieLogical in Plastics in Mexico - questions for those who have gone   
    That's exactly how I felt when I got my sleeve. I had lost 90+ pounds before that "on my own" and regained after my plastics. I tried to re-lose the weight a few times again "on my own" losing 40+ pounds again, but again regained. When I was facing yet another attempt to lose the weight this past summer, I realized that I needed WLS to keep the weight off once I lost it again. For me, it's more like weight MAINTENANCE surgery than weight LOSS surgery. But I knew I should get it while at my high BMI, since surgeons don't usually want to do WLS on a patient with a healthy BMI.
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from Alex Brecher in Best Plastic Surgeons in Mexico?   
    Dr. Victor Gutierrez
    I highly recommend Dr. Victor Gutierrez! He is a well educated, experienced, extremely smart, nice, caring, and patient. He values the health of his patients more than anything else.
    Languages - Fluent in Spanish, English and Hebrew.
    Well educated at the top university plastic surgery hospital in Jersalem, Israel.
    Isreal is well know around the world for educating and producing the top plastic surgeons.
    Degree in Microsurgery.
    His incisions are extremely straight and sutures are internal and tiny.
    http://www.dr-victorgutierrez.com
    http://www.realself.com/find/Mexico/Plastic-Surgeon/Victor-Gutierrez
    Dr. Victor Gutierrez is well known for responding very quickly to his emails and giving estimates. There are several ways to contact his office. You may also speak with Elsa, his assistant. She is a Angel.
    You may also contact him by telephone:
    619-564-4059 or toll free at
    1-866-209-8598
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from BayougirlMrsS in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    @@NewSetOfCurves Many people that have plastic surgery know there will be some amount of pain. I was prepared for the worse, but after surgery, I was surprised that I had very little pain. Many women are surprised by this fact. Yet others who undergo plastic surgery do experience quite a bit of pain. I know for each person it is different and each persons pain level is different.
    When I am asked for my pain level from on a scale from 1 to 10. —
    I am always a 10 - 10 being the worse. I do not handle pain very well at all!
    However, that was not the case after my plastic surgery. I had a doctor who is very delicate with the body and the skin during surgery, and that contributed to me not experiencing much pain afterwards.
    @@JamieLogical I agree with you that having a good positive outlook will help the body heal both physically and emotionally. Both are equally important before and after surgery.
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    Sweet Pee reacted to Alex Brecher in Best Plastic Surgeons in Mexico?   
    We're trying to research (and possibly work with) the top plastic surgeons in Mexico. I've found that our members are usually right on target when it comes to this kind of info.
    Which plastic surgeon in Mexico have you used or are looking to use, in the near future? Please provide all contact info for any plastics surgeon you're recommending.
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from chickalafe in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    Here are my before and after pictures. Just click on the link.
    http://www.bariatricpal.com/gallery/member/116222-sweet-pee/
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    Sweet Pee got a reaction from Elizabeth21 in Who all did you tell?   
    Just because some people choose not to share does not mean they are ashamed.
    Some people are surrounded by toxic, unloving, selfish, mean people. They have already been bullied and belittled for being fat for a long time, and they know this treatment of abuse will continue if they tell about their decision to have weight loss surgery.
    Each person circumstances are different and must be respected.
    For me, my decision not to tell anyone has nothing to do with being ashamed of my surgery.
    It has everything to do with the fact that I am a extremely shy person and I can not to talk to very many people, and do not like too many people talking to me.
    Although I am very shy, I have made a lot of improvements through out my life, and continue to try to be more out going.
    I just want everyone to know, just because some people choose not to share does not necessarily mean that they are ashamed, but it could be for a number of reasons.
    At least we had the surgery. That is the most important thing. Taking control of our lives now — today, so we can have a better future tomorrow.
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    Sweet Pee reacted to Alex Brecher in Who all did you tell?   
    Faxxy,
    This is a topic that comes up regularly. Don’t be embarrassed about WLS! Of course it can be embarrassing. We all want to succeed at everything we try, including lose weight. Especially lose weight, because it’s so visible. Everyone can see you! But it’s just not reality. The reality is, some of us have to fight obesity harder than others, and we need WLS to lose weight and get healthy.
    If you chose not to have WLS and stay overweight, that would probably be something to be embarrassed about. But getting WLS and saving your life? Be proud!
    And it’s certainly not an easy choice, so don’t feel like you’re going to be taking the easy way out. You’ll be working plenty hard at your diet.
    Now, of course it’s your right to tell or not tell whomever you want. As you can see on this thread, everyone has their own reasons for telling or not telling certain people about WLS. As long as you are getting the WLS because YOU want to and YOU know it’s the right thing to do, that’s all that matters.
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    Sweet Pee reacted to Bandista in Who all did you tell?   
    I'm not ashamed (in fact I'm incredibly proud of myself!) but I feel like this is such a private thing for me so I told just a handful of people. There are a couple of friends I wish I hadn't told....
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