I have given birth 4 times, once as a gestational carrier. I had my first daughter at 16. I'm 5'1 and weighed about 110 which to me is within my ideal weight. Unfortunately a lack of education and support contributed my excessive weight gain of 60lbs! I was so stretched out that my stomach appears very wrinkly. I've lost weight and got down to 120 however I'm never happy and comfortable. No... more
I am 41 with 3 children (ages 22, 18, and 11), and I am now 7 months post-op. I had breast augmentation, lipo, and extended tummy tuck with muscle repair with Dr. Tom J. Pousti (The GREATEST doctor EVER!!!) I have been thinking about having surgery for quite some time (20 years). I had stretch marks all over my stomach mostly from my first pregnancy, and since turning 40 I've noticed that my... more
I had an AMAZING experience Dr. Chacon made me feel at home from the moment I met him. I knew he was the surgeon for me when he let me lead the discussion. He didn't rush us, spending over an HOUR with us in the free consult. Everyone who works there is amazing, we even got an AWESOME military discount saving us SO MUCH!! The day of the surgery I felt super well cared for, very happy and... more
Surgeon is amazing so far. I'm really excited by extremely nervous. So far I've had my preop so I'm just waiting now. I've been shopping lol and it's all I talk about. I'm having my procedure done at the San Diego plastic surgery center by Dr. Alavi. I look forward to sharing this journey with you all.
So I'm excited and very nervous. I'm meeting with my surgon tomorrow to discuss my blood... more
I had my youngest child almost 5 years ago and due to work conflicts I have waited 5 years to make this plunge. My surgery is scheduled in a little over two weeks and I just had my pre-op appt. Dr. Pousti and his entire staff have made the whole process so far amazing. They have been very patient as I have changed my mind about what it is exactly I want and they have even had the pleasure... more
I really want a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I am tired of not being able to wear a bikini at 28. I am 5'3 and weigh 150lbs. I am trying really hard to lose some weight. I would like to lose 20lbs before having surgery. Does anyone have any recommendations on a ps in San Diego? This is all new to me and I m so happy I found this site. Take a look at my pics and let me know your... more
I am committing to have a "mommy makeover" (tummy tuck and ba/lift) this summer! I want to find a good plastic surgeon but I am not wanting to share my decision with others right now. This is hindering my ability to ask for referrals. I am so grateful that this site exists because I am looking forward to hearing from others and hearing about their own actual experience.
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I have had a Breast Augmentation Revision by Dr. Pousti to fix Symmastia, bottoming out, and capsular contraction done by a different doctor, so I knew he was a very talented, innovative doctor as well as so kind and wonderful to have as a doctor/surgeon. But since I live almost 3 hours from him I tried to find other surgeons closer to me. I could not believe the photos they would share on... more
Hello everyone! I'm a 47 year old mother of four in California. On December 30, 2013, Dr. Steve Laverson performed a Mommy Makeover on me, which included a breast re-augmentation, nipple repositioning, liposuction of the axilla and an abdominoplasty. I'm currently four weeks post-op and healing well with good results.
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So here it goes...I've been following this site for well over a year now and finally found a doctor and set the date. :) I will be taking at least 6 weeks off of work. My procedures: a tummy tuck + muscle repair, lipo on sides, lower back and upper back by bra area, 500cc gummy bear implants, scar in crease & under muscle. I originally wanted scar to be by nipple but the implants are to... more
In 12 hours I will be having my surgery, YAY! I've been reading lots of reviews on RS, very informative. Thought I also write a little about mine since Dr Pousti is so awesome! I'm 51 years young and for about 8 years been thinking about getting a BL and tummy tuck, I'm happy with my weight; and love myself very much, but I want to be able to look better in what I wear and much better naked.... more
Sooooooo........ Two days till "D-Day". I'm excited but nervous as hell! Felt like I ran around like a headless chicken running errands and last minute meal prep for my husband and two kids, which I know will be fine while I'm in recovery, but I'm a wife and a mom so I kinda know better, so I do my thing- prepare! Lol
I'm having an extended tummy tuck and an extended breast lift- "Mommy... more
Well, like a lot of you, I've battled my weight most of my life. Now that I'm older, and so are my kids, I seem to have more time and energy to take care of myself. I've been at 50 lbs. weight loss, give or take, for over a year now and so I guess I feel like I can take care of the new body I'm about to spend so much money on. I'd like to be 5-8 pounds lighter, but am having a hard time... more
Hi Fellow Selfers! I am a gorgeous mommy of 4 uh-mazing babies, 13,10,9 and my baby, baby going on 8. I am at my prime age of 30, stand tall at 5'7ish, and last I checked I weighed in at 143. I currently wear a bra size 34B, padded. Stand alone boobs though, I would say I am a deflated A lol. Shirt size; small, med. Jean size, 4/27. Of course these measurements vary depending on the brand or... more
I had a full tummy tuck with lipo of the flanks, breast augmentation, and lift on July 11th, 2013. Although I had my stitches and drains taken out very quickly ( four days later) the process has seem unbearably slow. I have been very sore mostly from the lipo surprisingly!! At times it can be unbearable because the only acceptable resting position is sitting up, which is very uncomfortable... more
I'm going to have a breast aug/lift and extended tummy tuck soon. I have a vertical scar on my stomach already due to gastric bypass a number of years ago and was wondering if there is anyone that had surgery with the same circumstances that would share with me!
Were you happy with the results in spite of the additional scar?
My boyfriend and my sister drive me to the surgery center in the... more
I am researching DR's in Mexico in hopes of having a tt,bl and maybe fg to my butt. I might pass on the fat graft cause its only minor concern. I have wanted this for some tim now and hubby is rewarding me with this gift. It is so hard finding the right surgeon. I read reviews, look at pics trying to assess the best work. I always find that someone has a complaint or was unhappy with something... more
I am having my mommy makeover on the 27th of June, I am so excited. I am a mom to 3 beautiful boys, twins who are 5 and 3 year old as well. I have to say the twins killed my body. I am 4'11 and now 132, I lost 30 lbs and am in my target range for surgery , whoo hoo. I m so excited. I saw 4 different doctors and love Dr. Saltz of La Jolla Cosmetic surgery center. She is so amazing and I can't... more
Hi Everyone,I flew from Myanmar which is 14 hrs flight from San Diego for mommy makeover surgery two weeks ago. I have 4 kids and I am 51 years old. After 4th daughter, my heaviest weight is 185lbs. I tried all the diet and exercise and I lost 45lbs. Then, GUESS WHAT!!!!!! I have all the loose skin around my tummy and my breasts are sagging. I have zero confidence. I research a lot of... more
I had my preop consultation today and I am so excited.
After 10 years of having a focus on raising children I decided it was time to take care of me again. I've lost over 100 pounds and worked on getting into shape and good health. With that there is alot of extra skin and saggy mom boobs that I wanted to improve and made the decision that cosmetic surgery would be a boost to feeling more... more
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