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Wow. Just wow.

What a huge difference and I am impressed. You look FABULOUS.

Congratulations on your new journey. :)

Thank you, I really appreciate that. I worked hard for that body underneath of the skin, and I am very pleased with the work he did to help me be who I am!

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warning~

Long read, lots of info~

These are some questions that I have been asked, and I am going to post them here, so that others can read and benefit from them~

*Breasts~

Right now, I am not sure what size accurately. I am done swelling in my breasts I think, but they are still dropping, and they will fluff a bit after they drop, and settle in, so I could gain up to 2 sizes. Right now I wear bras that are 36dd today~ It' changes daily! There are some bras I can wear that are 36D, some 38dd, 36ddd, it just depends on the day. I am mostly wearing sports bras, size 36bands when I don't have to wear an actual bra, because I still wear my band to push the implants down. I Only wear a real bra when I go out.

*I was a 44ddd before sleeve~

I was a 38d before plastics

I am about a 36dd now. We'll see when it's all said and done!

*He used 350 CC, but everyone has a different amount of breast tissue, so you can't go by how many CCs someone else gets~

*No my stomach does not lay flat when I bend. I learned a lot through this, that weight loss patients are much different with plastics than regular women that have not had their bellies poked full of holes. What I have read and learned from Drs is that in order to preserve the blood flow, and not disrupt those scars from the arthroscopic surgeries, (SLEEVES) they must not pull too tight, or separate the walls of the upper tummy too much! There is so many differences in where our scars lay and how much skin is removed, how much blood loss, etc....SO many variables! Too many to compare to someone elses surgery! Your skin and body will react how your skin and body will react.

*My vag is higher now yes. A lot higher, my hair line now goes all the way up to the Tummy Tuck line. (incision) So yes, it was raised, as well my thighs were. I would NOT pay for a thigh lift until after I have my tummy tuck if I were doing it again because you'll get a certain amount of lift, especially if you use a wonderful artist/surgeon like I did. (NEIBLES) (NIEBLES) Can you tell I love that man! :-)

*I personally would NOT have an arm lift at the same time as all I had done. I USED my arms like crazy to pull myself up, and to get myself around. I needed those arms, and as flabby as they are, I am SURE glad I didn't get the arms done at the same time! NO WAY JOSE!

*I'm 36 years old...wait 37 I think now....I am 5ft1 on a tall day. I was a 24W pre sleeve, and I was a 4/6 pre plastics. I am now a solid 4. When I am done with compression garments, I will try on all my clothes, because right now I can't tell what's tight and what's not...(numbness) .....BUT I can tell you that when I put my size 4s on, I can fit both hands inside the waist with my torso....so I think I may be going down to a size 2 and the solid 4. No more 6s.

*I have a passport. I personally didn't want any MORE stresses or unknowns with thesurgery. I wanted what I COULD control to be controlled, and taken care of. SO YES I suggest a passport.

*My husband was with me the entire time, yes, again I would not have it ANY other way, and neither would HE. He took care of me after my sleeve, and this was no different. Too many unknowns to go there alone. I know everyone is different, and some people could handle it maybe, but why have more stress and anxiety. Nope, I take him everywhere. He would not in a million years ever let me go that kind of thing alone.

*My husband did all of my aftercare. NO he is not in the medical field. He is in TV of all things! LOL. But I am not suggesting that you don't have a Dr lined up, I'm just sharing the information that someone who does not have a medical background CAN take your stitches out, and they can take your drains out, and if you really pay attention to the instructions from the Dr, your companion will feel confident about doing it. I will go see my Dr in a week or so, and have my Vitamin panel run (as I do at least quarterly) but I have not seen a Dr yet. My incision is all healed. As of today, I have no open sores, no open incision line, NO nothing! I'm 5 weeks today. I can FINALLY take a bath tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any other questions, please ask, I will answer honestly!

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You look awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Can you give the contact infor for ths dr. and YOUR coordinator! Thanks in advance! Again you look awesome!!!

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You look awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Can you give the contact infor for ths dr. and YOUR coordinator! Thanks in advance! Again you look awesome!!!

Thank you very much! I appreciate that :-) I feel amazing- and I owe it to great health, eating high Protein still after surgery, and listening to my PS - and strictly following his advice.

Dr Niebles US coordinator on here is Christy- msvetrn is her screen name :-)

I'm "only" a patient :-)

<3

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How do,I reach her on here! Typed the,name in the searchbox abd pulled uo nothing...please help

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How do' date='I reach her on here! Typed the,name in the searchbox abd pulled uo nothing...please help[/quote']

That's odd- maybe I have it wrong let me grab her email for you- you can try that :-)

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How do' date='I reach her on here! Typed the,name in the searchbox abd pulled uo nothing...please help[/quote']

Here's her direct email :-)

christy_beautifyme@hotmail.com

Let me know if you still need help :-)

I can email her for you- but this should work <3

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I am curious how the scars look. Would you mind sending photos of that so I can see? I have to have some of those same surgeries and am very concerned about scaring. I had boobs done back in 2005 and need to get them done again as well because of their age. I need thigh lift, Tummy Tuck, and but lift. How was recovery?

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This made me very happy :) I am 5 ft 8 in tall but I wear around a size 24w as you did in the beginning, I will be 36 years old (November) so it makes me feel good knowing someone semi close to my size and age has had such a great outcome!! I have said all along I've gotta start saving now for when it is time for the body tucks lol but I'm glad to know you were not just tons of skin hanging to your knees lol sorry its a fear even though I don't believe there's actually that much there :) thank you so much for sharing!!!

I get my wonderful life changing sleeve in mid July!!! I'm so excited to start this journey!

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Here's her direct email :-)

christy_beautifyme@hotmail.com

Let me know if you still need help :-)

I can email her for you- but this should work <3

Thanks...

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I am curious how the scars look. Would you mind sending photos of that so I can see? I have to have some of those same surgeries and am very concerned about scaring. I had boobs done back in 2005 and need to get them done again as well because of their age. I need thigh lift' date=' Tummy Tuck, and but lift. How was recovery?[/quote']

I'm only 5 weeks as of yesterday- so I'm still in recovery- so we'll see at the end of 6-8-12 months- that's how long it takes for everything to settle. Especially with a weight loss patient. Look back through my posts here, I answered some similar questions about the recovery.

I will take photos of my scars as soon as I get the okay to not wear my compression garment 24-7. Right now I wear it as prescribed by my Dr- and I am very strict about it (probably why I have healed so quickly with no issues to my incisions) so when I have the compression garment on- it leaves a ton of lines up and down- and across- so it's not a fair representation of how I really look.

My scars look great- very light pink- and have healed beyond what my PS or I thought they would be only 5 weeks out. BUT you must remember- EVERY persons body is different- some people scar very dark, their pigment is different, their diet is different, their HYGENE is different, their healing is different- so you can't really accurately compare yourself to anyone.

If you're wondering about them being even, or straight, mine are. Dr Neibles did a kick butt job getting my tummy scar low.... And straight. It's hidden by a string bikini- that's all I cared about!

My breasts are even and the scars are HAIRline thin! He did a great job with 99% of the sutures being under my skin and inside, and the lines are just beautiful for having my entire breasts reconstructed! I'd show my nipples, but I don't want them to get flagged off of here, or for me to get booted for that :-)

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This made me very happy :) I am 5 ft 8 in tall but I wear around a size 24w as you did in the beginning' date=' I will be 36 years old (November) so it makes me feel good knowing someone semi close to my size and age has had such a great outcome!! I have said all along I've gotta start saving now for when it is time for the body tucks lol but I'm glad to know you were not just tons of skin hanging to your knees lol sorry its a fear even though I don't believe there's actually that much there :) thank you so much for sharing!!!

I get my wonderful life changing sleeve in mid July!!! I'm so excited to start this journey![/quote']

You are gonna love losing all that weight! And you WiLL succeed as long as you are committed to a full lifestyle change!!! Don't treat it as just another diet- make it a life overhaul and you will do great!

I'm super excited for you!!!! <3

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Thanks...

You're more than welcome!

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Here's her direct email :-)

christy_beautifyme@hotmail.com

Let me know if you still need help :-)

I can email her for you- but this should work <3

Thanks so much!

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Thanks for the info, I appreciate it.

I'm only 5 weeks as of yesterday- so I'm still in recovery- so we'll see at the end of 6-8-12 months- that's how long it takes for everything to settle. Especially with a weight loss patient. Look back through my posts here' date=' I answered some similar questions about the recovery.

I will take photos of my scars as soon as I get the okay to not wear my compression garment 24-7. Right now I wear it as prescribed by my Dr- and I am very strict about it (probably why I have healed so quickly with no issues to my incisions) so when I have the compression garment on- it leaves a ton of lines up and down- and across- so it's not a fair representation of how I really look.

My scars look great- very light pink- and have healed beyond what my PS or I thought they would be only 5 weeks out. BUT you must remember- EVERY persons body is different- some people scar very dark, their pigment is different, their diet is different, their HYGENE is different, their healing is different- so you can't really accurately compare yourself to anyone.

If you're wondering about them being even, or straight, mine are. Dr Neibles did a kick butt job getting my tummy scar low.... And straight. It's hidden by a string bikini- that's all I cared about!

My breasts are even and the scars are HAIRline thin! He did a great job with 99% of the sutures being under my skin and inside, and the lines are just beautiful for having my entire breasts reconstructed! I'd show my nipples, but I don't want them to get flagged off of here, or for me to get booted for that :-)[/quote']

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