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catwoman7
on 12/9/18 7:13 am
RNY on 06/03/15
Topic: RE: Post surgery swelling

I'm a little over four months out. I still notice swelling, but it's not nearly as bad as it was the first couple of months. I don't wear my compression garments 24 hrs a day anymore (or more like 22-23 hours a day), but I still wear them maybe 12 or so hours a day. Not sure I need to, though...

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 12/07/18 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

Au_Contraire
on 12/8/18 3:10 pm
Topic: RE: What PS would you (or did you) have first?

That sounds amazing! What a wonderful result! Crossing my fingers that such a result will be possible for me without implants as well. I'd rather not get them, but something drastic definitely needs to be done to improve the current state of affairs. Sigh. I used to have such a nice bust, too!

Gwen M.
on 12/8/18 8:43 am
VSG on 03/13/14
Topic: RE: Post surgery swelling

I was told that initially swelling decreases fairly quickly, so you'll see something like 80% of it gone in the first 4-6 weeks. But that last 20% takes FOREVER.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Erin T.
on 12/8/18 3:29 am
VSG on 01/17/17
Topic: RE: Post surgery swelling

Oh, it was drastic. At the time I was so happy with how I looked at 2-3 weeks that I couldn't comprehend.

This is me at 2 weeks (left) and 4-5 weeks (right)

...and this is me at 6 months

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

Sydcel
on 12/8/18 3:01 am
RNY on 05/04/17
Topic: RE: Post surgery swelling

Thanks Erin! 6 months?!?!? Geez! Okay, I guess I should have a seat and get comfortable. Do you feel the difference in appearance immediately (2-3 weeks post-op) vs. 6 months was minimal or drastic? I'm wondering how much of what I see is the "new me", and how much is swelling.

Sydcel
on 12/8/18 2:56 am
RNY on 05/04/17
Topic: RE: What PS would you (or did you) have first?

No fat transfer! Evidently I had enough tissue, it was just all spread out amongst all that skin. Once he got it all in one spot and wrapped it up in nice tight skin - POW! I got the boobies of a 20-something!

Erin T.
on 12/8/18 2:45 am
VSG on 01/17/17
Topic: RE: Post surgery swelling

I had some degree of swelling for over 6 months. The worst of it was before the 12-week mark.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

Au_Contraire
on 12/7/18 3:44 pm, edited 12/7/18 7:45 am
Topic: RE: What PS would you (or did you) have first?

Wow, that is wonderful! I'd love to feel that way about the girls again! Did he do a fat transfer, or did you have sufficient breast tissue for reshaping?

Sydcel
on 12/7/18 3:15 pm
RNY on 05/04/17
Topic: Post surgery swelling

Hi all! I know everyone is different, but I'm curious as to how after surgery did it take for your swelling to go down? I'm 4 weeks post-op (ETT, BL, AL) and still have quite a bit of swelling. Mostly I'm just sick of the compression garments. I appreciate any information you can provide. I need to see some light at the end of the tunnel!

Sydcel
on 12/7/18 3:10 pm
RNY on 05/04/17
Topic: RE: What PS would you (or did you) have first?

Hi! I'm 4 weeks post op (Dr. Michaels) for a ETT, BL (w/o implants), and AL. I'd love to go back for my butt and thighs, but can't stomach the thought of paying more money.

My surgeon recommended a LBL and AL, with BL in a 2nd surgery, but I wanted to make sure I got my worst areas taken care of in one surgery in case pain or funds prevented me from additional surgeries.

I must say that my breasts are phenomenal! I can't believe he got those loose floppy things sitting so high and firm without implants!

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