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About back2barb78

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  • Birthday 04/07/1978

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  1. back2barb78

    I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)

    Sleeved now 2 years and s/p lower body lift 7/2015????. Maintaining well.
  2. No pain pump. And really no significant pain. It was hard to get around but I was good. I also took this thing called a Go Girl so I wouldn't have to sit that was awesome.
  3. back2barb78

    I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)

    Thank you AngelaE. I personally choose to be open with the whole thing despite some of the negatives that come along with that. There is no face of weight loss surgery and we can't all be put in a box. It's been a great experience with both my sleeve and my lower body lift and I've been blessed to have things go so well and have no major complications from either surgery
  4. back2barb78

    October 2013 Sleevers Roll call!

    You look amazing we are all coming up to 2yrs what a ride it's been. Can you give us a bit of information about your lower body lift ? Also how are your arms and legs I'll pm you a link
  5. Ok so for my butt he took ALL the fat out. All of it. Unfortunately now it's flat!! I wanted it "smoothed out" not all gone but to be honest with you when he was marking me in the back my companion walked in the room and we got on another subject and I didn't tell him to leave a lil something back there. But another medical person I know told me to tell him to take all the fat cells out (which I never did say) and I believe that's what he did. I might have to get a butt later!! I did not have a complete tummy tuck I had a lower body lift for which I had skin removal and a new belly button and outer thigh lift and the fat removed from my butt and a bit of a lift. My butt is not that high though. Tummy tucks usually involve muscle layers being seen together and your tummy being done. I didn't get my muscles done.
  6. My surgery was on a Monday and my projected d/c home date was Saturday and that's when I went home. Went to the doctor daily. You stay at the hotel but you have to have a companion with you the whole time or you have to pay for a nurse. That was for my surgery so you have to speak to them about your own to get the rules for what you are having done. I would bring someone with me anyway to handle luggage running errands while there, etc. I hired a nurses aide that I brought with me to take care of me for a week. As far as pain I barely had any! I was expecting to be in a tremendous amount of pain and there was minimal. Everything is numb. I was put in the same sublingual toradol I got when I had my sleeve done. I did purchase some extra to bring home and that came in handy with occasional pain. The main thing was my back was sore from having to walk hunched over for which I took Tylenol. The pain I had was getting in and out of the car and in and out of the bed sometimes but I modified my whole house preop so I could do things for myself with minimal assistance. I hate asking people to do things for me. PM me if you want because I'm on another site and I can give you the link to my plastic surgery experience and there are way more pics to see
  7. back2barb78

    I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)

    Dang it sorry for the multiple posts but I forgot the most important one the one with my doctor Dr A. Ortiz
  8. back2barb78

    October 2013 Sleevers Roll call!

    Wow. I haven't posted here in forever so I thought I'd check in. I'm doing awesome and I had a lower body lift 2 months ago which went well pics
  9. back2barb78

    I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)

    Super happy with my choices and my progress ????????
  10. back2barb78

    I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)

    Update!! Now almost 2 years post and 2 months post lower body lift its time to update on this page again!! I'll have to put some old ones up too
  11. Sorry haven't been on in a bit. I'm on another site since its different on this site now. I'm doing great. As far as price goes, when I was ready for a quote, I contacted the Ariel Center to find out how much surgery would be for me. They are very prompt in getting back to you when you ask for a quote and send them pictures so please make sure if you want to know pricing to contact them. They don't hassle you to be their patient so contacting for pricing info is not complicated at all. Here are some after pics
  12. Its the Ariel Center. I think the link is on the OCC site or you can email Ora Herrara. ora@thearielcenter.com. She'll most likely be the person you end up communicating with anyway. Thank you so much. I'm in no pain! Granted I didn't do any muscle tightening just the lift.
  13. I haven't posted any pics in my gallery yet since I just had the surgery. I'll probably post more when I get home and get more settled. The whole low hemoglobin fiasco kind of took away from the picture taking ????. I will definitely take some soon and post because I did take some before pics.