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12-10-08- 5 weeks, 3 days. The worst is over, I hope! I had a bout of staph infection, a couple of heavily draining seromas, drains put back in, a few days of fever, horrible skin irritation and still lots of swelling. I've been on antibiotics for 5 days and I feel so much better. I hope I'll look a lot better soon!!

11-3-08- 4 days post-op. The hernia repair was really a lot of work for the surgeon and he was almost at the point of needing to completely rebuild my abdominal wall. My abdomen was opened up from the my sternum to past my navel and he had a heck of a time closing me up. When he would close the bottom, the top would bulge back out, then he got the top to close and the bottom would bulge and open up! He spent so much time with me opened up working on the hernia, that my organs got cold and my body temp got dangerously low. So, after almost 8 hours, he decided to finish up and not spend another 2-3 hours on my boobs. The surgeon says to wait at least 3 months for the breast lift.

9-8-08- New surgery Date!!! October 30th 2008! I have been getting my iron infusions. I've had 4 so far. 4 more to go and my levels should should be high enough to safely have surgery. Can't wait!

7-11-08- Surgery canceled!!! I'm anemic. I will be seeing a hematologist on Aug. 1st to address this issue.

I lost over 150 lbs with a weight loss procedure called the Duodenal Switch that I had on January 26, 2007. The massive weight loss left me with loss hanging skin all over my stomach, arms, thighs and my breasts were extremely saggy. I also developed a large incisional hernia. My first round of plastics on July 10, 2008 will include a full lower body lift with an anchor cut incision to cinch in my waist and thin my previous incision scar, the hernia repair and muscle repair, butt auto-augmentation, a breast lift with auto-augmentation. My second round of plastics will be a thigh lift, brachioplasty (arm lift) and possible silicone implants, under the muscle, if I feel I'm too small after the lift.
I am now a size 12 and I hope to be a size 10!


Comments (5)
gertrude40From: gertrude40 | 2008-12-10 11:46:51

Hi Leslie! WOW! You must be sooo thrilled! You look great!
swrongFrom: swrong | 2008-11-18 10:30:05

WOW!!! What a transformation!!! You must be ecstatic! You're just gorgeous, love your big smile!
greenieFrom: greenie | 2008-10-23 04:49:24

Leslie - fantastic job on the weight loss!!! You are just going to love your results, especially after what you've had to go through to get there - iron infusions on top of everything!! GOOD LUCK!!
truebooFrom: trueboo | 2008-07-07 08:36:38

Hi Leslie, I'm in So Cal too.. I saw your pics and to me our pre-plastics bodies look kind of alike. I just had my ett and hernia repair on July 1st. Was supposed to be combined with thigh lift and vericose vein surgery, but dr. changed his mind re that long of a surgery so thats been put off, supposed to happen in a week.. eeeek! I am sure you will look amazing! I will try to keep up on your progress, best wishes, God bless!
writerchickFrom: writerchick | 2008-07-02 12:30:50

First, congrats on the weight loss! Second, omg I can't beleive you are 44. You look amazingly young. And third, July 10th here we go! I think I go in early morning of the 10th.

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Member Details

Username: missleslie
First Name: Leslie
Location: CA, United States
Gender: F
Age: 56
Height: 5'11"
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Procedure Details

Date of Procedure: 10-30-2008
Results: 5 (Thrilled)
Weight: 185 lbs
Doctor Name: Dr. Saul Berger My Profile
City of Procedure: Encino
Sate of Procedure: CA
Country: United States

Arm Lift, Brachioplasty, Reduction:

Buttocks Augmentation, Lift, Implants:
Buttocks Augmentation Type: Buttock Lift

Bariatric, Gastric Bypass, Weight Loss Surgery:

Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty:
Pre-Op Dress Size: 12
Post-Op Dress Size: 10
Tummy Tuck Type: Extended Tummy Tuck

Weight Loss:

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