I had our first baby at 22, our second at 24 and our third (and final) at 26. I definitely lost my pre-baby body young and really was unhappy with what I saw in the mirror. Before babies I was a size B and while nursing I got up to a DD. So needless to say, I was very deflated. I went in for a breast augmentation consultation and my doctor discovered that I had a diastatis recti. Now that all... more
I just want to be confident again and allow my husband to look at my body. My husband is very supportive although he says I don't need it, but I think as a husband he has to say that. I meet with Dr. Vath in Golden Co and I'm beyond excited that he was able to squeeze me in. His work is amazing and he is very nice. Already had my pre-op appt and my surgery is scheduled for May 13th!! more
I have been reading posts and researching since november 2014. Ok really obsessing, i am so amazed at all the awesome make overs. There is hope for a tired saggy body like mine. I have lost weight but there is nothing that will improve the deflated boobs and raisin belly. I had my first baby at age 17 and have had a belly full of stretch marks and loose skin since. I had my last at age 37, so... more
I started a new review under mommy makeover instead of breast lift with implants because I decided to go ahead and get drain-less tummy tuck, breast lift with implants. I have chose 400cc mod plus profile silicone implants. I am still not positive on that size though. I have plenty of time to decide though. I am having a hip surgery in June and scheduling my mm for 5 weeks after that. I guess... more
I just had a consultation today to get this thing started. I am in desperate need of TT, BA, & Lipo to inner thighs. I was so pleased with this first consultation. The doctor and staff were great. Very friendly, full of information. The price is a little higher than what I was expecting but I think it's well worth it.
Ok. Had consult no 2 today. Dr was great & very informative as well.... more
At the age of 36, after delivering two children and feeling my family was complete, I decided to treat myself to breast implants following many months of nursing. Jump ahead six years to 2004, when I am blessed with the opportunity of becoming a surrogate/gestational carrier for a couple out of New York. Living in Boston at the time, and knowing just how much my children mean to me, I spoke... more
I'm what you call "petite." As in short, little, small, tiny, wee....you get the idea. But that's ok with me. Great things come in small packages and at 5'2" I could still outrun a 6'3" guy! Boobs have always been nonexistent, but my figure is proportionate and I was happy with my body. I took care of myself and looked great with a padded bra. I married a wonderful man and had two beautiful... more
I have been on this site for awhile and haven't had the courage to write anything. I am 27 years old, had 3 kids in 4 years. i have breast fed them all for a year each and man has the rollercoaster of weight loss and gain taken a toll on my body. I decided I want to feel like myself again. I was just going for the BA but my doctor told me that I have the separation in my abs and a small belly... more
For my 50th Birthday (in 4 months) I wanted to feel and look better than I have in the past 10 years. My youngest was off to college and it was time to start taking better care of me. I changed my diet, started a consistent exercise routine and 8 months later I was in better shape then I had been for a long while. But no matter what, that stubborn belly wouldn't go away. A lot of my friends... more
I am scheduled for a mastopexy, mini tummy tuck, and liposuction of abdomen, flanks and arms. Mini tummy tuck is due to my pre-existing long gallbladder scar, otherwise it would be a full tummy tuck. I am having the Surgery at Rose Hospital and staying overnight. I'm 54, so find it amusing that this is still called a "mommy makeover" at my age.
I think I am officially starting to freak out... more
I am a stay at home mom and I'm pretty darn active but still cannot lose that belly fat and the "mommy pouch"! I have thought about having a tummy tuck for what seems like forever and I finally have worked up enough nerve to do it! And my husband is totally on board!!
About 6 years ago I had a breast augmentation and I've always been very happy with the results (34DD)! At 5'2'' they are... more
I have scheduled my surgery for Nov. 25th and I am so excited but nervous at the same time. I have wanted this reduction for over 10 years but I waited till I had my kids so I could breastfeed. My last daughter was born via c section and now I have a lovely shelf where my skin hangs over the c section scar. Add to that lots of stretch marks and separated abdominal muscles, yuck! I am not... more
I've been married 13 years and have two children ages 8 and 9. My boys are only 12 months apart and weighed in at 9lbs 11oz and 10lbs 14oz. I'm so excited for my surgery scheduled for December 4th in Denver. I've been wanting a Mommy Makeover for years. I'm 6'2" and currently weigh 250. My highest weight was 293 two years ago. My goal is to lose 20 additional lbs by my surgery date. ... more
I am a very active person, 5'11 and 160 lbs., and worked out every day for quite a while, doing P90X, P90X3, Les Mills Pump and Combat. Those are my primary workouts for the past 6 years. A long time ago, I decided that I wasn't going to be scrutinized for having 6 kids. Believe me, people will talk about anything, as you already know. I wanted to be healthy and play with my kids and be able... more
Hi RealSelf, Ive been stalking this website for months now but I finally have an appointment date and couldn't be more excited. I had 2 different consultations, but ultimately went with Dr. Swail in Boulder. He made me feel comfortable and his before and afters are the kind of results Im looking for.
The reason I feel I need both a breast augmentation and tummy tuck are pretty obvious from... more
After having my 5 babies, I tried everything to lose those few extra pounds, get rid of the extra skin, ect...nothing worked. I looked in the mirror and saw a pretty face but cringed as I'd look further down. I'd had enough of feeling like I looked ok for a mom of 5 kids but not good enough for myself. So, i went to see Dr. Vath and immediately knew I would be in great hands. He was very... more
Have been lurking for about a year and have gone from looking at lower body lift to "no I will bust my butt with weights" to "hmmm..... maybe a little help is ok". I have lost about 100 pounds over 3 years and I am nearing the end of the weight loss portion of my journey. I have 31 pounds to go and whilst I think I am rocking it up top (expect for new girls), from the belly button below, I... more
My goal is to have a tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation and arm lift. I have met with Dr. Wolfe in Denver, Colorado and he was fantastic. Took a lot of time with me and explained all procedures in detail. I thought the cost was reasonable. I plan on having a second surgery later having a inner thigh lift and butt lift and maybe a face lift. I am excited but nervous about the recovery as... more
I have a consult on June 6th in Denver. After tons of research, thinking, deciding, I decided it was time to do something, and made my appointment with the best PS in town. Have considered going to Dominican Republic to save some money, but worry about so far away from home. Any thoughts from experienced women?
Such a change in heart! I was comfortable with going to Dra Robles in DR, have... more
I got a tummy tuck and breast implants in March 2014. I was done having babies and spent the last year losing 45lbs and getting back into shape. However, there was no amount of working out that helped my saggy tummy and breast. I felt so good on the inside, and wanted to look that way on the outside. It was also so frustrating to work my butt off at the gym and then look in the mirror and... more