Welcome to my weight loss journey! I was sleeved on 6/6/11
Went in for tummy tuck and breast reduction 12/11/12

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Moving on....

Lots has been happening this summer and it has all been great!  About a week ago, I hit the 100 lb mark!  I couldn't believe it, then I got distracted and forgot to post about it.  It lasted one day and I was back at 184 the next day...LOL  I'm staying between 181 and 186 all week long.  And I'm very happy about that.  I only ever posted about my weight I was the day before surgery.....I've never posted my start weight at the very beginning of my attempted lifestyle change.   The number would be 302.  wow....I just wrote that down...not cool....But I can't hang my head low....I've come so far.....

So today, I took a step in the right direction, or at least I think it was...lol...I had my first consultation with a plastic surgeon.  Chance and I drove down to Newport Beach today and had a consultation with Dr. Sanjay Grover.  He is probably one of the kindest men I've ever come into contact with...especially in this field.  He wasn't about sugarcoating anything, but still kept me calm and comfortable when I was wearing next to nothing...LOLOL...so odd. 

He told me my options for surgery.  I had in my head that I just needed a tummytuck and breast lift.   Little did I know that my thoughts were less than what was needed....oy. 

My FIRST surgery would be a Belt Lipectomy.  Look it up....I'd never heard of it before.  Essentially, I will be cut all the way around and all the loose skin with be removed.  I have decided to call this surgery a Trunk tuck.  LOL  Yep...that's what I'm calling it.  I thought I had excess fat on my hips...little did I know that it is actually mounds of loose skin!!  Great to know, just sucks that it's going to have to be cut off.   I know in my heart of hearts that I will be so much more comfortable with myself once all this sagging disgusting skin is gone.  But I will not lie and say that this doesn't scare the shit out of me, because it does....

My SECOND surgery will be a breast lift/reduction.  I have so much saggy skin and extra breast tissue just hanging that I will have to have the surgery by itself.   They can't do both surgeries at once because of the massive amounts of tissue they will have to remove from my stomach and breasts. 

I have worked so hard for this and now it comes down to this...lol...so odd.   It's kind of bittersweet.  

I'll report back tomorrow after my next consult with Dr. Keyes.  I'm excited to meet him and see what his thoughts are. 

Til then...take care and be blessed!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome, and I'm so proud of you! I hope it all goes well!