If you’re following along, I’ve decided to do a bit of a “Mommy Makeover” and have a liposuction procedure with Dr. Stacey at the Northwest Arkansas Center for Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Center.
To all the women and mamas, in particular, who have reached out to commend my bravery in sharing, and to discuss their potential for feeling like their best selves, thank you! I see you, and you do what you need to do to make you happy. No one else around you can respect you, until you do.
Before we get started, here's the surgeon himself, Dr. Stacey, giving us a breakdown of what my consultation will accomplish today:
The experience couldn’t have been better. I was greeted by Dr. Stacey’s incredibly sweet nurse, Annie, who talked to me about what I was wanting and what my goals were. Nurse Annie gave me the famous “paper panties” and we took some “before” photos. I shared those in the first post.
Pictured below: Nurse Annie shows me all the Before & Afters of Dr. Stacey's abdominal liposuction procedures. You always want to see photos of your surgeon's work!
Then, Dr. Stacey came in, and was as kind as could be, taking his time to get to know me, to explain my options, surgically, and determine what was best for me. We discussed a tummy tuck that many moms do, but I wasn’t ready for something quite that drastic. He took a look at my stomach area to see if it was laxity (can’t be pulled from the muscle and won’t come away with liposuction) or stubborn fat (easily pinched from the muscle and easily removed with liposuction). Luckily, the majority of my tummy and flanks are stubborn fat that he can easily remove!
Pictured below: Dr. Stacey shows me the difference in laxity and stubborn fat.
Once we decided liposuction was the way to go, he explained the whole process to me, incisions, recovery time, recovery process, and had me ready to book my surgery as soon as possible!
Due to a cancellation, I was able to get in THIS WEEK! I am so excited for the next part of this process, the actual procedure, because after, there’s only more progress on the vision board! I hope to get back on the Peloton in about two weeks, and get back into weights for my legs as quickly as 1 week post surgery!
I’m so excited for you all to see not only these results, but what I have on my schedule for this year! 2021 is destined to be a good one, in spite of all the challenges.
Per usual- All the love I have to give,