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605, 2015

One week post-op-Getting my body back

By |May 6th, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck|

It’s been one week now since my surgery. I am walking around crouched over like a little old lady, but I’m getting my walking in like a good patient. I went to Dr. Siegels office and had my stitches out and finally had the drains removed. That is a big relief. Those bags, although necessary for drainage were on my last nerve. They were kind of nasty to me since I’m weak when it comes to blood. I could never be a nurse. I am starting to feel like a new me. I can see Dr. Siegels handwork without all the stitches, extra bandages and tubes. It feels really weird without my binder on but I am able to see my profile now. I […]

1004, 2015

Getting my body back-The first days of recovery

By |April 10th, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Uncategorized|

I slept fairly well the first night which surprised me. I guess with the anesthesia, pain medication and the toll the surgery took on my body I was tired. I did get up three times to the bathroom as I am back to my water bottle and consuming lots of fluid. But that is what Dr. Siegel instructed me to do, so I am trying to be a good patient. Laying in bed for extended periods of time is not good for anyone, but with my increased risk of DVT’s I want to be up every few hours anyway. I took my pain medication on a schedule so I was never letting the pain get too bad. I was not pain free by any means, […]

104, 2015

Getting my body back-One patients experience-Going home

By |April 1st, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck|

Later that day, at home in my comfy recliner with pillows and a blanket, I drifted in and out of sleep. I was still thirsty and made the mistake of drinking a whole large glass of water all at once. The next thing I knew I was nauseated. A word to the wise, don’t drink a lot of water too fast after anesthesia. Good thing it didn’t last too long. I learned right then to follow my written instructions, which said, sips of water to see how your stomach tolerates it. After a few crackers I started to feel better. Later that night Dr. Siegel called to check on my recovery and to see if I had any questions. He reminded me of the key […]

2703, 2015

Getting my body back-One patients experience-Surgery is today.

By |March 27th, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck|

One Patients experience-Surgery is today. Today is the big day! I woke up excited and feeling relieved. I showered and scrubbed with the antibacterial soap as I was instructed. I made sure to dress in comfy clothes that buttoned up the front. I was told to wear my pajamas or whatever I was going to be comfortable in for the next 24 hours. Check, check and check. If only I could have some water, but that is a big No-No. That is really hard for me as I drink a lot of water all day long. On my way to the office for surgery I felt like I was forgetting something. It was my water bottle which is part of my must haves as […]

1603, 2015

Getting my body back-Surgery tomorrow

By |March 16th, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck|

Blog Continued- Getting my body back. One patients experience. Tomorrow is the big day. My surgery is scheduled for 7:30 am. Lots to do to get ready to do nothing for a few weeks. It was a regular day at work. I’m glad I have a job that allows me to take leave for this long. Most of the people I work with know what I am having done. I didn’t send out a memo, but at the same time I’m not ashamed or embarrassed if people know. I am very excited for tomorrow. Everyone keeps asking me if I’m nervous and I really am not. I’m not sure why. Maybe I’m just so excited that it is finally happening. Something tells me it can’t […]

1203, 2015

Getting my body back-Consultation

By |March 12th, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck|

Today I had my consultation with Dr. Siegel. After a brief exam we discussed several options and various procedures. He gave me advice on the pros and cons of a breast lift versus a lift with implants. After hearing this, I decided that I would be happier with a lift only and opted not to get implants. He even had pictures to show me results of both procedures. I am also in need of a tummy tuck after two c-sections and large weight gain during pregnancy. Dr. Siegel recommended an extended tummy tuck and additional liposuction to smooth out my hips. As of now, I am 15 lbs. away form my goal weight. To date I have been losing 2 lbs. a week. I plan […]