katier825 posted a discussion topic 4 years ago

I have had 3 separate procedures.  First was BL/BA (uneventful) 3 years ago, second was scheduled LBL and Brachioplasty in December 2013. I had complications during surgery, so he was only able to complete the LBL and I had the Brachioplasty done 6 mon


katier825 posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
Brachioplasty swelling - I was supposed to have my brachioplasty done at the same time as my LBL, but due to complications, he wasn't able to safely do the arms at the same time.  I am curious how much sw...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
adhesive tape residue removal - What is a good (easy) way to remove the residue from adhesive tape?  I've got some on my arm from the IV I'd like to get rid of. Thanks :)

katier825 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
Post op update LBL - I was scheduled for Lower body lift, lipo and brachioplasty on 12/5.  Surgery was expected to be about 6 hours.  I had a few days prior that my sciatica acted up, so I think I w...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Recovery at 2 weeks post LBL and brachioplasty? - I know everyone recovers at different rates, but I am curious at how you were about 2 weeks out.  Could you drive?  Were you still changing bandages?  The reason I ask is becaus...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Cushioning incisions w/maxi pads - I have read a few references to people cushioning their incisions with maxi pads as they are thicker than gauze.  Sounds like a helpful hint.  So don't laugh at my question...I ...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
LBL questions - I'm booked and super excited!  Having LBL and brachioplasty in December.  I have a few questions. How long after LBL did you comfortably wear pants?  Would it be smart t...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
LBL and arms at same time? - I am hoping to get my LBL done in December and lately started contemplating doing the arms at the same time also.  My consult is in 3 weeks.  I trust my doctor, and if he says i...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
Struggling and need some moral support! - Hi everyone.  I haven't been on here regularly for a while...lots of new people out here I see.  For those that don't know me, I am 2 years out and reached my goal of 140 in jus...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Getting emotional after PS - Is it common to get emotional after plastic surgery?  I had a BL/BA on 2/23.  I'm very pleased with the outcome so far.  Everything is going well, doc says I'm ahead of the normal ...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
After PS all I want to do is eat! - Is this normal?  I'm hungry constantly now.  Is it my body just building itself back up?  I had gained 6 lbs from the IV, lost 2 since I got home Friday.  I didn't eat much Friday....

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Tomorrow's my big day! (BL/BA) - It's been an insanely busy couple of weeks and the time just got away from me.  This morning I realized OMG it's almost time for my BL/BA!  I'm only now starting to get a little ne...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Repost - Improving your journey by focusing on the - I originally posted this on my 1 year surgiversary.  I thought it might be a good time to repost since there seem to be more new members these days.  I also added a couple of thing...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
Why so many revisions to PS? - Hi, I don't want to offend anyone, but I am surprised at how many times I read about someone having their surgery revised.  If you are having multiple revisions, may I ask why? ...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
BL/BA question - I am planning on a BL/BA in the not too distant future.  No other procedures at the same time.  My doctor said I should be fine to return to work the following week.  Much of my wa...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago
Improve your journey - Focus on the Positive!!! - Many times, people will focus on the negative instead of the postitve.  For most of us, the things we see as negative are only temporary.  It may not feel that way when you are goi...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago
Today is my 1 year surgiversary! - I can't believe it's been a year!  Wow, what a ride!!!  It's funny how when you are in the losing stage it seems to go by so slow...like life is measured one pound at a time rather...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 4 months ago
NSV! - For the first time in like 30 years, I tucked my shirt in and felt totally comfortable doing so!  Might not seem like much to some people, but I'm sure most of you here can underst...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 5 months ago
retaining water - new vitamins??? - The last week or so I have been retaining water big time...my feet are huge!  I haven't had this much problem with water retention since I was on Norvasc last year.  I've been goin...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
10 month anniversary! - I just realized that today is the 10th month since my surgery.  It's funny how when you get on the scale every day and it barely moves, it feels like time is going so slow...but it...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Bra question for the ladies - I'm looking for opinions on something.  As I lost weight, I bought some new bras.  I've since bought more (smaller unfortunately).  I've got several that are too large, but still i...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
OMG I'm Normal! - Normal BMI that is!  I'm sure there are plenty of people who would beg to differ with me on being truly normal.  LOL  For the first time in maybe 35 years or so I am not "overweigh...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
NSV...such a good feeling! - For years I've wanted to be able to find and look good in a nice slim denim skirt.  Today I found a Levi's skirt at Dillard's for $29.99...the best thing - it was a size 6!!!  What...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Nutrition guidelines when you get to goal? - Are there specific nutrition guidelines to go by once you get to goal?  Or is it trial and error to get to the right calorie/carb/fat levels in order to maintain your weight and no...

katier825 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
GOAL! And my take on it's perspective... - I finally reached my goal of 140 today.  It's been 6.5 months since my surgery.  I'm not done yet, but I don't think my next goal will be a number on the scale.  I just want to be ...
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