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sillykitty

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  1. I'm starting my plastics journey this week! Creating this thread as a place to gather my thoughts, and gather opinions as well. My priorities 1&2 - Tummy & Boobs 3 - Thighs 4&5 - Butt & Arms Specifics for each area Tummy - low & thin scar, natural looking belly button, and lipo/conturing to narrow my waist as much as possible Boobs - augmentation & lift, VERY important that my boobs look natural, thinking D cup with tear drop gummy bear implants Thighs - do not want a full thigh lift with long scars, so only a crescent lift, or as part of a lower body lift Butt - either a fat transfer (BBL) or buttock lift with a dermal fat flap as part of a lower body lift Arms - do not want a full arm lift with long scars, so only a crescent lift I reached out for consultations with 5 surgeons who specialize, or do a fair amount of surgeries on massive weight loss patients. I have #1 & #2 choices, and have consultations scheduled with both on Friday 😁 Interestingly neither of my top choices charge a consultation fee, but the three others do. I am seriously considering canceling my other consultations to see #1 & 2 first, before I invest up to $750 on consultation fees. Anyone have opinions if I should just see #1 & #2 first, or is it worth the investment in consultation fees to have more surgeons quotes? My #1 surgeon does lots of lower body lifts. I hadn't originally considered this because I'd rather not have the circumferential scar. But his results are amazing, and at least in the posted photos the scars are very thin. It may also be the only way I can get most of my wish list accomplished in one surgery. I have seen where he has done a lower body lift & a breast lift & augmentation in one surgery. That would only leave arms to tackle at some point later, if I still wanted them fixed. Here's an example of the work of my #1 surgeon
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    OOTD

    Outfit Of The Day Feed your inner narcissist! Post a pic of when your outfit makes you feel cute, sexy, sassy, sporty and so on!
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    OOTD

    I'm currently trying to resist buying additional Allbirds Breezers in fun colors like Poppy. I keep telling myself I don't have enough occasions to wear all the shoes I currently own, I don't need more!
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    OOTD

    Love both @november11 & @AngieBear's black and white sneaks! 😍
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    I buy multiples as well, and I have no intention of stopping 😂 I've had good luck with the Inc brand at Macy's for fitted tops and sweaters. Wait for a sale, way overpriced without one. (And I do 95% of my shopping online, and I live within 15 miles of about 10 malls 😂)
  6. I found out I am terribly allergic to something in bio oil .... the burning itching was awful! Re: butt lift. So the back part of a LBL is basically a butt lift. It did my booty no favors, I'm as flat as a pancake. It is actually the expect (unfortunate) outcome of an LBL. So I'm curious if your surgeon believes he can actually add volume, as opposed to just removing excess skin. Isn't it interesting how surgeons are so different. My surgeon doesn't do or support fat transfers. But he does support butt implants, although doesn't perform them himself.
  7. I ruled out a fat transfer/BBL when I started researching ps in earnest. IMO the results are too unpredictable. It's a moot point now anyway, since I also don't have the body fat. I have done some reading on Sculptra. I'm not sold on it. I think it is too new and unproven. It also just seems odd to me, basically it's forming, scar tissue? How does that feel and look, especially on a scale to be noticeable on the butt. And the cost, ugh, as much or even more than a BBL or implants. I actually talked to my boss last night and got the green light for more non-travel time for plastics at the end of the year again. So my new booty is one step closer to happening!
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    OOTD

    I need more jumpsuits in my life
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    Travel day
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    I have no idea what my new size is, but not that big 🤣
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    So the green dress from yesterday is actually different. It's here. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JB6DSFZ/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=AHW2XUB746DEU&th=1&psc=1 I would say it is true to size, I wore a small, and the fit is pretty perfect. There was some extra room on top, so I think it should handle your girls. Here is a cap sleeve version https://smile.amazon.com/Miusol-Womens-Business-Ruffle-Pencil/dp/B07G827HHS?ref_=ast_sto_dp This one, I have in 2 versions, the long sleeve grey top one I posted a few weeks ago, and black with black floral one I'm not if I ever posted. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K845TFL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I'd say it runs a tiny bit small. I wear a 6 in it, I'd say it fits more like a 4. Not a lot of spare room on top. I'm not sure how much bustier you are than I am ...
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    Agree and agree! ❤️
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    Cute shirt and butt 😂
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    YES!! You have a great figure, love those curves! You should definitely pair fitted and fitted more often
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    Meeting day
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    @Sophie7713 ... now I so want those heels! I also want @ms.sss top (it will go w my new boobs) ... and @Orchids&Dragons top will go with my eyes 😂
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    OOTD

    @KaysMommy you TOTALLY have the figure to wear the fitted dresses, skinny jeans, etc. I can send you some pics of my belly I was concealing under those garments if it gives you more confidence 😂 I concur with @ms.sss, you pulled off that Xmas party dress spectacularly. If you need an extra confidence boost, I suggest faux spanx. My favorite pairs are from Walmart.com and cost <$16
  18. Ok ...sooo interesting! Re-silver swabs ... how I found my surgeon was very prolific participant here on BP, and elsewhere who had multiple surgeries w my surgeon (and eventually soured, but it seems to be a complicated story). But she had wound healing issues in her armpit after an arm lift. He sent her silver swabs, but it seemed to exacerbate the problem. Which I think explains when I told my surgeon I was using silver gauze his initial reaction was negative. Yeah, my surgeon is completely fine with open wounds. Totally f'd with my mind as well! But I googled it, and it seems like even the nastiest wounds heal very well without much intervention, as long as their is no infection. My surgeon says I will mostly likely need some scar revision in a year, but can do that in office under local anesthesia. I'm working on trusting that 😂 Are you sure you can't go in the water? One of the thing my surgeon prescribd is hydro therapy, i.e sitting in my hot tub. I have used my hot tub more in the past month then I have all year. Re: Ambien ... It is amazing! I also usually wake up everyday on my own. For me usually between 5:30 to 7. I also don't set an alarm unless there is something I need to do, like get on a conference call, or catch a flight. I don't take it every night since my insomnia is different. I only take it if I wake up between 1-3 am and can't go back to sleep within a 1/2 hr or so. No hard time waking up at all. What really impressed me about it is one morning I woke up about 3, couldn't go back to sleep, and took an Ambien. I kept emailing while waiting to get sleepy, and east coast peeps started responding, called me, I started earnestly working etc. I was able to work through the sleepiness. I could have slept if things were calm, but I was able to push it aside as needed. It felt so different then narcotics, that give you that grogginess you can't shake. I have a face lift, and potential arm lift planned on 10 yrs or so. But I am seriously considering a butt implant for next December. As hard as this recovery has been at times, I feel like I need the butt implant to complete the hourglass figure I aspire to
  19. Ugh @ms.sss, you've had it rough. Where are the open wounds, TT or BL? So weird about the sutures. I have seen that quite a bit online, but didn't happen to me at all. I totally get feeling better and doing damage by behaving as if you haven't just had MAJOR surgery. I did internal damage to my muscle tightening sutures. Even 10 weeks post op I sometimes have a significant amount of pain from them. As far as stinky-ness, silver infused gauze completely cleared that up for me, hallelujah!! (My wound is still open, so frustrating!) I used this one: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WYZFK5W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I do go out for 1+ hour walks every few days, but I don't really count this as "true" exercise I. feel.attacked. 🤣 As far as swelling ... I'm happy to report I'm less swollen, more of the time. So hopefully for you it will start improving soon as well. (And I generally don't wear any binders unless it's under a form fitting dress.) I gotta think sleep + potential SAD has got to be a big part of the blahs. Ever considered light therapy? I'm a terrible insomniac as well. I'm opposite of you though, I go to sleep fine, but then wake up 2-4 hrs later and cannot go back to sleep. I always just dealt with it. But then post plastics, and dealing with discomfort keeping me from sleeping I got a prescription for Ambien. OMG, why did I never pursue that option before! I love that it makes me feel naturally sleepy (not groggy like narcotics), and I'm completely able to shake it off in the morning, no "hangover." I did though send one Ambien text that I had no recollection of, so that's a little worrisome. Good news is it was completely normal and sane 🤣
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    Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread

    @Cheeseburgh What an honor, you'll do a great job! I've been thinking about this ever since you posted it. I think what I would have liked to hear early on in the process is that there are many different paths to WLS success. My surgeon emphasized "forbidden foods". I KNEW that would not work for me long term. So I had some doubts about if I could forge my own path and if it would be successful. In theses last 2 years post WLS, I've come to believe it's not about a strict list of do's and don'ts but instead determination and mindfulness. A cookie cutter approach doesn't work for everyone, but that doesn't mean WLS won't work.
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    Unfortunately this was a gift, so I can't duplicate 10x's over 😂
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    So much to catch up on. @Snapcase- & @JAKE H So glad to see some male representation on here. Both looking great! @Dtrain84 #couplegoals @Sophie7713 How do you always manage to look so cheerful! @ms.sss In what Toronto winter can you ever wear that? I packed long sleeve dresses and a fur coat for low 60's weather 🤣 @KaysMommy I love that dress, I have my eye on a couple of those myself (I only own one in one color 😨) @november11 I LOVE that yellow peplum top! 😍 @GreenTealael You literally make a shapeless sack look good between your curves and your sewing skills! @BayougirlMrsS that dress looks very Valentine's appropriate Sorry for anyone I missed!
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    🎈 Pity Party🎈

    Throwing my own pity party .... Went away for Valentine's weekend and didn't get to go dancing and wear one of my tastefully slutty outfits. AND, if I had known I could have packed a whole lots less and we could have taken the fun car, not the practical car 😭😭😭😭😭😭 Warning, I'm not going to be my best self here ... I love my bf to death but why do all men overreact to being a little sick?? I get it, you have the sniffles, we'e going out for drinks and dancing, not climbing Everest.
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    Another day another brunch 😃
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