kisten1210

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About kisten1210

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 12/10/1979

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Minneapolis
  • Age
    38

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Drew
  • Hospital
    Ridgeview
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-05
  • Start Weight
    269
  • Current Weight
    170
  • Goal Weight
    170
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    28
  • Surgery Date
    02/04/2015
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. So today is 6 months PO! I almost feel like I need another TT! Because of how much more active I’ve been post op and how much more I do now - it’s amazing! I only weigh 11 lbs less than I did prior to surgery, but muscle changes EVERYTHING! I’ve been doing hot flow yoga 4-6 times a week, I’m rebuilding my core strength big time! Loving it, too! I’ll post pictures tonight!
  2. Did you find and complete this? And how far south?
  3. @Aussie H I always said I would never do it - but I couldn’t take the skin flap anymore; especially with exercise! The major way I actually picked my doctor when I was researching online - as I was narrowing - DRAIN FREE ... I was not going to anyone that used drains! Ish! I got over the naked thing!
  4. I’ll post photos this week! Tuesday is 21 weeks! ALREADY!
  5. I can’t wait to hear from her tomorrow!! It’s only bad on day 2 - then the sun rises on day 3 ... and everything is tolerable! It’s weird! I was totally off pain meds by day 5!
  6. Mexico...Seriously!

    Diane - there were like 8 Diane’s with name! If you want to find me - Kisten Kirsch (I’m The one) I actually have a private FB group for my plastics journey down to Mexico! It was amazing! I went through A Lighter Me. Dr Rodolfo Castillo. He’s an amazing guy and surgeon! Huge price difference! I paid $9800 for a full TT with muscle repair, liposculpture & Breast with 2 week stay with care! Amazing! I loved it! I’m just over 20 weeks PO! Great place!
  7. Mexico...Seriously!

    Lol! Huge price difference! Wish I was able to get in a suit while I was there!! I pause $9800 for a full TT with muscle repair, liposculpture & Breast with 2 week stay with care! Amazing! I loved it! I’m just over 20 weeks PO! i went through A Lighter Me! Great place!
  8. @Losinit67 - it’s an amazing experience! I have a great friend there RIGHT now having a fleur de lis (FDL) & Belt Lapectompy in the am tomorrow am!!! She’s so excited!!
  9. @gtalan thanks! It's been a fun journey! @Carina, I always said that I would never do it, I would never care. I couldn't handle the constant skin slapping when I was simply walking up/down stairs. I couldn't get my compression shirts tight enough anymore. I cant believe how much better my hips feel!
  10. @CurvyMermaid - there are a couple things to remember for plastics! The better physical shape you're in (fitness wise) the faster you're going to bounce back! Also, the lower your BMI! I was in top physical shape for me! I was dodging cars to cross the road for Starbucks by day 3 ... some women didn't even leave the hotel at all until they kicked them out for their flights! I was also off pain meds completely by day 4. Back to work when you get home depends on your work! Desk job ... sure! I teach swimming, gymnastics and kickboxing. I was just able to take a bath at week 8 (last week) even though the entire wound was closed. Also, cannot chance getting kicked in the abdominal muscles. Other thing to remember - energy is JUST NOW returning to normal!! Just lifted weights for the first time yesterday! It is a long process! I had my Primary Care Doctor do all of my pre op physicals and post op stuff - I wanted to have someone in my side JUST IN CASE - this isn't required. They do it all down there! It was all for me and my husbands sanity! Here is a picture of me...post-op day 3, I ran across the street, my surgery buddies who were having surgery the next day wouldn't even run across! lol!
  11. @Smashlee83 you're funny! I've had to be so open about my experience-especially with my inlaws, that I'm okay with it! I've enjoyed the entire experience- excluding day 2 Post op! IMG_7475.mov
  12. @NerdyLady that's awesome! I had a great dental experience there as well! My dentist here was perfectly okay with the work! Either way, I got it done!
  13. I think that I put before pictures in, but I can't be very sure! Here are some of my post op before pictures! I think that they were collaged! Here they are separated if you want to see a bigger picture of how much skin there actually was! I did not get a breast lift, I only got implants.
  14. @Jen581791 worth it! And the tacos!! OMG, the tacos!
  15. @NerdyLady I picked Dr Castillo because of the way he does belly buttons (nothing like they do in the US) and because he uses NO drain tubes!! My belly button looks amazing! If you can have an amazing belly button! 1st pic is my 1 week post op swollen BB. 2nd is a traditional TT BB. 3rd is my husband & I guesstimating where my new BB would be!