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Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby melasha » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:41 am

~sarah~ wrote:Only my mum, dad, hubby and one close friend know.

If it was up to me i would tell everybody!! I am sooo happy with my new body but my hubby has convinced me to keep quiet. He thinks i will get judged by my friends and he is 100% right. Most of my girlfriends are soo judgmental. :lol:


Your hubby is a smart man. My mom knows what I am planning to do because she's the one paying for it. I told a very close friend who initially tried to talk me out of it by saying I don't need it and that it was drastic. Yeah - whatever, she is just slightly bigger than me and for some reason cannot get her weight off. I knew a part of her stance is that she doesn't have the finances to do it for herself and isn't happy that I have someone willing to pay for me. I told her how affordable it actually is or can be and basically showed her an easy way to save. Now she is singing a whole new tune.
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby misgrace » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:28 pm

I told my daughter who rang to say she was popping round, I didnt think on my feet fast enough to say I had done my back in etc, but had the inner thigh lift as well as the lipo, and had only been home a day.
By the time she left I felt I had been judged and found guilty, I was called vain, and somewhat selfish but in a sort of roundabout way, when I challanged her at the time, she sort of made out that there was nothing wrong me etc, and i was silly for doing do.

One of the main reasons for her agnst against me was that they had found out 2 wks before her mil has only got months to live, and there is me pratting around being vain.... well thats how it came across to me, I am still annoyed at how she reacted, infact feel quite wounded by it, but keeping my mouth shut as cant upset her and her husband at this sad time for them.
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby joanna_cs » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:25 am

It's been awhile since this was posted...but now that you asked...I have told nearly everyone about my FTT but the lipo has been kept to myself. Not even my Mom knows about that. I have already been judged for doing this surgery in a few days and been told that by my wanting to get a BL/BA when I get my AL, that I am going "overboard" and should be grateful for the life I have & how much weight I've lost when there are so many starving kids. I am not sure why this was said to me by this person but if I lose friends because of my sx's, oh well. And we all know some women can be very catty and these days I am trying to surround myself with women more like myself :D

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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby missnewbody » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:49 pm

My cousin & I are going for surgery together. Other than that I told a best friend & my co-worker. My friend is supportive. My co-worker was at first. She said I had inspired her to get the BL that she has been wanting. She thought she would have the money from her taxes and now that she doesn't she has been ignoring me and a lil rude. (and I'm actually her supervisor but we don't have that kind of relationship since we started out as co-workers...I guess now we should).

I have decided against telling other friends and members of my family. I have worked hard to save and I want to do this for me and I could care less what anyone else thinks. I just do not want to hear about the negativity and jealousy.

I've been telling my mom for years that I want lipo on my calves which have been my problem area for 15+ years. I will probably tell my mom about that but not about anything else.

I'm not worried about people noticing that I'm smaller. I have been aggressively working out for the best result so people will probably just assume that it is another part of my weight loss (once the swelling goes down).
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby Ororo_M » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:38 pm

I had liposuction when I was in college and never told anyone. I paid it in cash from a scholarship and never looked back. It's been years, and still no one knows. I only had one spot done that I couldn't get rid of b/c of genetics and it made me depressed for years... I know there are better ways at improving your self-esteem, but at the time, it made sense to me as a 20 year old. I don't regret it though. I can honestly say that it made me into a different person. The procedure certainly didn't make me confident overnight, but it certainly helped as a first step sort of thing. I'm one of very few women that I know who enjoys wearing whatever they want, whether sweats or crop tops, however they want, in the fashion that they want, b/c I am one of those few who are finally okay with their bodies. I don't count calories or obsess over what I eat. I don't look at spots and go, "This needs fixing," or get depressed anymore. I secretly love the compliments that I get from men (even when I'm fully clothed), and the envious remarks of other women... I don't know if it makes me a bad person. I know I'm being narcissistic and you can argue that this "confidence" is arrogance and vanity rolled into one, but until I see it that way, I don't feel that way. Maybe I will in a few years, and it will all be unraveled anyway if I ever have children (which I won't mind btw, b/c I am looking forward to being a mom someday now that I'm a little older), but I honestly don't think I would've had the confidence to approach the people that I have, meet the people that I have, or even *do* any of the things that I've always wanted to do without the procedure. It sounds like an exaggeration, and I guess it is, but I'm not joking when I say that I used to bail on going out with friends or skipping out on social events and concerts that I really wanted to go to b/c I felt too hideous. It wasn't uncommon for me to self-harm that area out of frustration sometimes... I was probably wrong in my assessment, but nothing anyone said could have changed my mind. I don't think I started approaching guys that I fancied either until the procedure. Of course, I could've went a different path to self-esteem, but it's already been done and today is the first time that I'm revealing my "secret." No one knows. Just the doctor and nurses from the clinic... Not even my boyfriend or parents know... I know the stigma and the shit that I will get. I know the stigma on non-medical plastic surgery... Yet it changed me... It made me *want* to go out... Not to show off my new body, but I felt that I could finally talk to someone naturally without constantly thinking, "Omg I'm too fat; they're looking at that bloated area right now." I'm paranoid; I'm not ready to say where the procedure was. It also gave me one less thing to be anxious about. On a daily basis, I worry about school, chores, social responsibilities, athletic training, and volunteering. I used to worry about how I looked too, and it was a major factor in my stress and depression... Now I don't. It's like I have a new lease on life... I know it sounds crazy, narcissistic, and arrogant, but I'm not denying it either. I don't know if it's any justification, but no one was hurt b/c of my procedure, and no one became a victim of anything... I don't know...

Based on this thread, it seems like everyone's told at least *someone* close to them... I've told literally no one... I don't feel that I ever will... Maybe when I'm very old, but I can't predict the future. The procedure changed my life so much...
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby phd_girl » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:28 am

I read this thread from the very beginning and really enjoyed it. I had lipo on multiple areas of my body during summer 2011. The only person that I told is my husband. I first brought it up a few years ago and he was a little reserved, but after a few conversations, he started to understand more from my perspective. He had seen me be dissatisfied with my body for 7 years, and said that he just wants me to be content. He worked from home during the first couple days post-op and was always there to help me with everything from changing dressings to helping me shower. Now I am about 6mo PO and loving my results. A couple ladies in this thread used Dr. Newall, and so did I! I'm so glad that I did! I may go back for a revision around the hips/flanks area, but in general I am happy with my results. I am glad that I didn't tell any of my family, friends, or coworkers about the lipo. Since I am a grad student it wasnt hard to take a couple weeks off during the summer. A couple people at school/work have commented that I look like I have lost weight, but no one has made a big deal out of it. I still wear the same jean size (4/6 depending on the brand) but they fit much better and I don't have fat rolls coming out the top anymore. The only thing I am slightly worried about is that if I gain weight due to pregnancy i am worried that it will end up in weird places. My husband and I plan to have kids and I'm not sure what it will be like to be pregnant... where will the fat go? Anyway, I am not planning to ever tell anyone about my surgery. I'm glad that I had support from my sweet husband, but others would not react the same way. You ladies are right, women can be catty and competitive. And the area that I live in is quite conservative, and plastic surgery is frowned upon. Anyway I am glad I got lipo, despite being worried about future weight gain due to pregnancy. I am no longer self-conscious about the way that I look. I would advise anyone thinking about lipo to be selective about who you tell. Once they have that information, they can never un-know it. I hope for your sake that all of your friends, family, and coworkers are supportive, but if your network is anything like mine, there will be a few "bad eggs" that you need to be mindful of. It's not that you are keeping a deep dark secret, this is just something that is private. It's sort of like your sex life - it's not wrong or bad, it's just that the world doesn't need to know. Anyway, I am wishing you all the best! Loved reading this thread! :)
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby MKPRN » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:22 pm

I told very few people about my FTT, BL, and lipo to flanks, hips and inner and outer thighs. My husband, a few of my coworkers, my mom, and one close friend know. I am 9 months out and it is amazing how many people have no clue that I did this. Even my own sister and close family members had not idea! People think that I have just been dieting and going to the gym. Most people are so wrapped up in their own lives that they don't pay attention to things like this.
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby junglebunny2 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:43 pm

I had breast augmentation and rhinoplasty over two years ago and I never told a soul. The only people who know are my mom and my sister. People speculate and assume especially about my breasts but I admit to nothing not because I am ashamed or anything but I don't feel like I need to discuss it with anyone because I really don't care for them to share their opinions. So when I have my lipo and revision rhino in february only my sister and my mom will know once again.
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby Ororo_M » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:48 pm

Other than the doctors and nurses who know, I never told anyone about my liposuction... After I had my procedure done, I called a cab and went home that way. The rest of the time, I changed my own dressings, cleaned/showered by myself, and did all the aftercare myself without any help... I was living by myself, so I could do everything privately... Has anyone done what I did? ...Like do everything by themselves after their procedure? I can't be the only one...
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby Ksolo43 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:41 pm

Ororo I am 3 days postop from having my abs, flanks, and fg by Dr. German Newall like some of the others in this thread. I am usually a pretty open person, and really don't care what people think....so telling them wouldn't be a big issue. In the past 5 years I have had a tummy tuck, breast reduction, hysterecomy (in that order). So needless to say my hysterectomy reveresed my tummy tuck. So fast forward to 3 days ago I had lipo and can't imagine how I would have gottem through the last three days without my husband. I was light headed while he changed my dressing and made me take medicine on time.....

You are a trooper for doing it ALL on your own....by the way, I did tell a few people close to me, but told others I was getting some repair work to some previous work I had done.
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby gbree » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:33 pm

Ororo_M wrote:Other than the doctors and nurses who know, I never told anyone about my liposuction... After I had my procedure done, I called a cab and went home that way. The rest of the time, I changed my own dressings, cleaned/showered by myself, and did all the aftercare myself without any help... I was living by myself, so I could do everything privately... Has anyone done what I did? ...Like do everything by themselves after their procedure? I can't be the only one...



I quite admire your courage Ororo_M. I did exactly the same thing last year, I live alone and i didnt have a boyfriend at the time and i had just moved to a new city so no one knew me. I had just joined MMH and after reading some lovely posts, i quickly made up my mind about lipo, paid the PS and got a banging new body within a month(i had BA too). I didtnt tell a soul, partly cos i was ashamed i was cheating nature and partly cos there was no one close enough to tell. I took care of myself and loved my results. Fast forward 1yr later i have a fiance and i so scared he would think im fake with my BA so im going back to have the implants removed. And also do a BL.

Now i dont know what lie to tell him when he sees the scars on my breasts. I already told him in having surgery for a bad backk! urrrgh more lies! BTW he hasnt seen me naked before.
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby DaisyLily92 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:49 am

Hi Guys,

I know this is an old post... but I am currently in the same boat as you were. I had lipo of my upper and lower abs and flanks yesterday. I am glad I did it... but every single person in my life is SUPER judgmental about plastic surgery... even the ones that would be cool with it I really cannot trust to keep my secret for me. Instead of getting depressed about what kind of people I have in my life (I mean, the more I think of how I 100% CANNOT talk to them about this, the more depressing it becomes. I'm sorry-I'm not perfect like they are! ) I would REALLY like to be able to talk to someone who will not make me feel bad about my decision and has been through it before. Are you out there? Help, please! I need you.
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby sued » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:26 am

Hi DaisyLily, I never told anyone except my boyfriend, who took me to the hospital, about my lipo. It's been about 7 years, and no one has found out. I know there's a stigma to this procedure, and I don't need to deal with people's opinions. It's no one's business what we choose to do. Interestingly, I found out my co-worker who I've sat with for the last 5 years, has implants. It doesn't matter, but it made me realize that more people than we know have also had procedures done, and don't tell anyone. So, keep your secret, and don't worry about theirs!
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby wanderlustence » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:09 pm

sued wrote:Hi DaisyLily, I never told anyone except my boyfriend, who took me to the hospital, about my lipo. It's been about 7 years, and no one has found out. I know there's a stigma to this procedure, and I don't need to deal with people's opinions. It's no one's business what we choose to do. Interestingly, I found out my co-worker who I've sat with for the last 5 years, has implants. It doesn't matter, but it made me realize that more people than we know have also had procedures done, and don't tell anyone. So, keep your secret, and don't worry about theirs!


Agreed. It's your own body, so I'd advice you not to bother too much with what other people think. As long as you are happy with yourself, that's fine. I've never bothered much with other people's opinions.
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Re: Anyone else keeping lipo a secret???

Postby Baeza3 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:48 am

I am trying to keep it a secret as well, not only because of jealousy but people can wish bad luck on you if you tell too many people. The only people that know is my boyfriend, my best friend and 2 members of my family.
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