Topic: RE: One Year Surgiversary
Happily able to say I had no scary complications, easy loss without any exercise, and think it was the best investment I ever made. I was self pay ($9000) with Dr. Alvarez in Mexico.
Presurgery weight: 228
Presurgery size: 28/4x
Presurgery BMI: 37
Presurgery Measurements: 48C-47-46
Age/Height: 40 / 65.5 inches
Surgery date: 1/22/11
Surgeon: Dr. G. Alvarez / Mexico
Post Surgery Weight: 132
Post Surgery Size: 8
Post Surgery Measurements 32B-31-34
Post Surgery BMI: 22
Weight loss month by month
Jan - 15 lbs
Feb - 17 lbs
Mar - 9 lbs
April - 11 lbs
May - 10 lbs
June - 9 lbs
July - 6 lbs
August - 7 lbs
Sept - 5 lbs
Oct - 2 lbs
Nov - 1 lb
Dec - 4 lbs
Jan - 0 lbs
Total loss- 96 lbs
Now the brutal honesty...
Hair: I lost half or more but it's growing back.
Skin: My acne cleared up significantly but I look much older since more wrinkles show in my face. Unfortunately I had a large double chin and now have an empty turkey neck - might get it cut off, might live with it. Haven't decided.
Goal: I never hit it. I wanted to get down to 125 but my body seems happy at 132. I go up and down by a pound and half depending on my hydration/sodium level.
Waist: I do NOT look thin. I have a very thick short waist complicated by extra skin and stubborn fat deposits. The plastic surgeon said it was unlikely that I would get a sleek flat abdomen without a tuck and lipo which is sort of a bummer.
Butt: My butt is actually very bony with deep grooves in each side. I have trouble sitting for long periods. I also have so much extra skin that the bottom of each cheek that I have a triple set of wrinkles from sagging skin almost like I have saggy panties on.
Bust: My bust suffered alot. I am really closer to an "A" than a "B". I'd say my bust dropped 3 or more inches and falls unevely on my ribs. I need a lift but am not too keen on having one.
Thighs: Suffered the very worst and I have a permanent crease of empty skin about 8 inches long. Definitely need a lift or I will never wear shorts again.
Plastics: Planned Dec 2012.
I feel much better about myself and would still be happy I did the WLS even without plastics though without them I would never date again. I haven't dated and have been single ten years, and would go to the grave that way unless I get a more commercially appealing look but that's just me. I'm vain and I know it.
Still, two thumbs up. It saved my life.