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  1. KDM74

    Need plastics in Tampa

    Sorry i haven't updated in a while. I had a full lower body lift with Dr Mast at UF Health in July 2017. SO HAPPY! it went great, very little scarring, no problems. Flat tummy and lifted bum! I think that was about $10K with an employee discount. It was an outpatient procedure. I am scheduled for a breast lift, thigh lift, and arm lift with an overnight in the hospital in January 2020 and that will all be $13K with an employee discount. Had to wait a bit to save up. I'm excited!
  2. I haven't been on this site in a while but I just had to share that I will be having my lower body lift on June 21st! I am so excited. And for anyone who may be interested, I am having it done by Dr Bruce Mast at the University of Florida. He is top in his field and UF is a top medical school. They do it as an outpatient procedure so I will be home the same day and because it's a teaching hospital it is so much cheaper than private practice. he will be doing my inner thighs, arms, and breast lift in November as well.
  3. I am post-op day 4 from my LBL (tummy tuck, butt lift, outer thigh lift) and I am feeling pretty good. My pain pump came out yesterday and my pain is controlled well with my Norco and Valium. Day 2 was the worst for pain. I am numb all over and very swollen but my belly is flat and my bum is lifted and I feel good! I have a small leak from my rear incision but that is normal and getting better each day. FYI - my surgery was with Dr Bruce Mast who is the head of plastic surgery at the University of Florida, the surgery was outpatient and cost $9200 total. I will post more updates as I progress. Sent from my XT1635-01 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Surgery coming soon

    I could shower as soon as I got home, after 2 nights in hospital. You need to walk all the time. Try to have a friend stay with you if you can. Sent from my XT1635-01 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    LBL Recovery

    I cried when I saw my hooha! You will get there! Sent from my XT1635-01 using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. I am paying on a credit card that is interest free for 15 months. I'm 2 days post op LBL that was $9200 (outpatient) In January I will have a combined arm/breast lift (no implants) with inner thigh lift (1 night inpatient). Total cost is around $10,000. I'm having all my surgeries at UF Health Shands Teaching hospital in Gainesville FL with one of the top cosmetic surgeons in the country, Bruce Mast. Sent from my XT1635-01 using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. KDM74

    Plastics done :)

    I am day one post op from an LBL with abdominoplasty at University of Florida Shands Teaching hospital and the price was $9200 and it is outpatient. Look into teaching hospitals. I am VERY happy with my results so far. Sent from my XT1635-01 using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. The pain is intense whenever I move, not gonna lie. I have ice on my side and crotch right now. And yesterday after surgery I had to go to the ER because of extreme bleeding from my rear incision. Fortunately my doctor met me there, checked everything, and assured me it was normal to have leakage especially in the first few days even though I have drains. It has subsided since then but is not completely done. But I had my binder off for the first time and I cried with joy at the sight of my flat stomach and the fact that I could see my hooha without lifting up a pile of fat or skin. I will take the pain for a lifetime of flat tummy any day! Time for my meds! Sent from my XT1635-01 using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. It's $9200 for the LBL with abdominoplasty. Arms are $4500. I'm having Arms, breast lift and inner thigh lift in January I hope.
  10. YOU LOOK AMAZING! Tomorrow is my big day. I cannot wait! Thanks for sharing your story and photos.
  11. KDM74

    Need plastics in Tampa

    I am doing extended fleur de lis tummy tuck and breast lift/reconstruction which includes extending my incision to remove my "side boobs". Price is $8,400. He only charges a $50 consultation fee which is applied to the cost of your surgery if you book. The surgeon I went to see before him in Orange Park wanted to do a standard tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation for $15,000. Sent from my KFFOWI using the BariatricPal App Thank you for this! That is much more reasonable. I have my consult with him on July 22 and I am hoping to get good news on the prices. Seems like I will.
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    Need plastics in Tampa

    Yes, I met with Dr. Bruce Mast. He is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at UF and specializes in massive weight loss patients. His prices are similar to what you would pay in Mexico too so win-win. He is in the top 1% of plastic surgeons in the U.S. I plan on having my surgery in November. Sent from my KFFOWI using the BariatricPal App I have an appointment with Dr Mast in July for my initial consultation. When you say his prices are like Mexico, can you be a bit more specific? I need the works and I met with Dr Aguiar in Tampa, and loved him, but all told it would be almost $45,000 for a LBL, breast lift, arm lift, thigh lift and that was spread out over 4 surgeries. The doctor's fees weren't outrageous but then you have to pay for the surgery center as well. Needless to say, that is WAY out of my price range so I started looking in Mexico and to have everything done there is about $20,000 - $22,000 all inclusive. I live in Ocala and would much rather have surgery near home but cost is definitely a factor. I appreciate any insight you have on Dr Mast.
  15. I just found this clothing exchange website. It looks pretty great, especially since we change sizes so rapidly. Has anyone used this? What are your thoughts? https://closet.gwynniebee.com/ ​
  16. Size 14 jeans! Down from size 24!
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    Plastic surgeon in Boston

    I am in NH and still have 70+ lbs to go before plastics but I like to plan ahead and so far I like this guy: http://christopherdavidsonmd.com/
  18. 5 months post op, about half way to goal...
  19. I get discouraged sometimes because I feel like I haven't lost as much weight as I should, but today I made a side by side of myself and was blown away by the difference. June 1st surgery date.
  20. KDM74

    Fitness Tracker

    I love my Garmin Vivosmart and also got it because I can go swimming. Fantastic!
  21. KDM74

    Hair loss

    That's the max dose. Anything over that is not effective. Biotin is not a guarantee. I take the same and am still losing a lot of hair. My nails are hard as rocks though.
  22. KDM74

    Mexico for Plastics?

    Supposedly Bariatric Pal is going to have packages available with vetted surgeons but nothing has been posted yet. Still waiting...
  23. KDM74

    Panera soups during full liquid stage?

    Panera is deceptively unhealthy so be careful what you order. I love their soups and salads too but some are full of fat. The black bean is a good bet for protein as well once you can eat regularly.
  24. I am really struggling right now. I have been stuck at 246-249 for several weeks ( I am 248 today) and I feel myself slipping into bad habits because of my frustration. I am eating too much and not the right things. I know this, yet I am still doing it. I also have zero energy to do anything, even clean the house, let alone exercise. I think my depression is rearing it's ugly head even though I am on medication. It's like a switch has been flipped. I was so happy to have lost 50 lbs and now that the scale isn't moving anymore, I am self-sabotaging. I am also not able to sleep more than 4 hours a night so I know that's not helping. I am so tired and unhappy lately. Even Lunesta isn't helping and my doc won't prescribe Ambien. I don't know what to do. I really want to stop this bad behavior before it gets worse.
  25. Best part is today I realized I am no longer morbidly obese. BMI is 39.7! Yay!

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