I've lost over 45 lbs, but the more I lose, the worse my belly hangs down and makes me super self-conscious. I also have an implant that has hardened & encapsulated and is starting to cause me some issues and scar revisions needed from a previous lift, so I'm having it all taken care of at once! My father passed away right before Christmas, and and it has been a very difficult time for me so... more
Finally the time is here for me to introduce my story to everyone here on Real Self! I'm a mother of 2 BOYS ages 12 & 4. Big gap I know. I am 32 years old and am absolutely finished having kids. I like many of you have been silently watching and following everyone else's journey and now feel like the time is right to start my own. I have been saving up my own nickels and dimes for almost 2... more
About me, I'm 5'8, 210 lbs however I'm on a strict diet and plan on being under 200 by the time my surgery comes around. Unfortunately, I quit smoking January 1st and gained almost 20 lbs plus I was on Chantix which may or may not have contributed. But I'm back on track and determined!
So here we go! We booked our condo in Florida yesterday for April 1st through 10th. It's a 12 to 14 hour... more
I am a 26 yr old scheduled to have surgery on 11/19/14 for an extended abdominoplasty (possibly without MR) and a breast lift/augmentation with gel silicone implants under the muscle. This is all post 150lb weight loss since a gastric sleeve in December 2011. I am very excited to have all of my extra skin removed and be able to wear the clothes I would like and have worked hard to wear!... more
After having 2 kids, they have taken a toll on my body and I want it back. Boobs... Check. Tummy... Coming soon. My initial plan was to get a tummy tuck. Then I thought about breast augmentation. So then I was going to do both together but I ended up going the breast augmentation first for various reasons. Now I'm 10 wks post op from that and desperately awaiting my TT.
Photos were taken in... more
So today is post op day 8 and as I reflect back now I am in a state of mind to know I am on the perfect road to recovery
I wanted to thank all of you who so diligently posted every turn, I wanted to post more but I told myself once a week should be sufficient. There are so many incredible reviews.
Here are some bullet points of my journey thus far:
Dr Z did an incredible job--2 days before... more
I have been unhappy with my tummy area for a long time, no matter how much I have weighed. I have been 150 - 210.currently at 200 and am trying to get back into a healthy weight and lifestyle. Which for me being 35yrs old and 5'7 I am comfortable at 170..Today I went for my mommy makeover consult. I feel like I could use a breast lift as well as tt but with my clotting disorder the Dr feels... more
I am a 38 yr old who works out 5 days a week and i have tried to naturally get my body into shape and for the most part i am thrilled at where it is but it seems my belly sits out while I am at the gym. I can feel the muscles underneath there...way down there somewhere. I need to rid myself of the excess skin from childbirth and fluctuation of weight loss/gain through the years. i have been... more
Rarely have I enjoyed writing a review, as much as I enjoy writing this.
Today is 14 days since my Tummytuck and Breast lift/reduction. Last 2 weeks were full of surprises. I was surprised how little discomfort or pain I had; I was surprised how quickly I bounced back to my daily life but most of all I was amazed at the way my body looked. The final results are beyond all I could have hoped... more
I never really considered any plastic surgery until after I had my second child in which after that the last two resulted in c-sections. It really took a toll for my body. Since I'm done having kids and seen some results from close family and friends I figured why not! I have an appointment this coming Thursday with Dr. DeLange at Estética Institute of the Palm Beaches. I know a few gals who... more
After having two big babies I have loose skin although I workout everyday and have muscle that extra skin needs to be tucked , and my chest has drooped through the years
Would like to have a tight stomach and perkie boobs
I am nervous because I feel that I look ok for 50 but can look tighter I am excited for the newer me!
Excited, but nervous about the belly scar I'm gonna have
Hey chicas! I have been on realself for a whille checking out profiles and reading everyones blogs!!! I had a MM over a year ago and everything came out great! They only real thing that is bothering me is the outcome of my BB and how my side TT scars came out. I know that they don't look high, but I'm short to it's a bit higher than I would like them to be. I would like them to end up at least... more
I had my tummy tuck and a breast augmentation. Wow the first few days was so hard for me, i couldn't sleep i was very uncomfortable. Now seeing my results it is all worth it. I was lucky enought to have a great plastic surgeon he did a really good job i'm so please so far so good. i'am looking forward to my recovery
So where do i began i'm 5 days post op, i feel much better no... more
Hi, I am a healthy and happy 48 year old woman. I am now recovering from a full tummy tuck and breast lift with implants and it was all so well worth it! After having two beautiful children via C-section, breastfeeding both, gaining and losing weight my body was not where I wanted it to be. As much as I exercised and took great care of my body there were things that were not going to improve... more
I'm so nervous. I'm 34, 2 beautiful children. In getting ready for my procedure. I had an abnormal mammo, testing, biopsy & everything turned out good. Now anxiously awaiting my BA and Mini TT w/ no muscle repair. Pictures to follow. I have tubular breasts also and have always had a pooch even before my children.
I am now scheduled for June 12! So excited and ready to be healed up to enjoy... more
I attribute my healing process and the results to an extremely talented surgeon. The surgery took under 4 hours! Dr. Vinas was the only surgeon I meet with that did not try to get me to have implants. I went in with a bra size of a DDD and wanted a reduction and lift not implants!! After our consult I knew he would be the surgeon I would use. He explained to me that his technique for lifting... more
I have lost 100 pounds in the last year. After having two beautiful babies and nursing both of them for a year each my breasts are sad sacks of skin! Or Triple S as I like to call them. Anyways, surgery is scheduled for March 6th and I can't wait. I am having a key-hole breast lift and breast implant. I am 5'5, 132-136 pounds. I am VERY active and work out daily. I am excited but also nervous... more
Let me tell you a bit about me...I'm 5.2" 112lbs...have two kids 10 1/2& 21/2...had BA before the sencond child and lipo aswell...5 months after my 2nd child was born, i went under surgery and got a lipo...it didn't go well, i had scars and lumps under my skin all over my stomach...I"ll post pics later, so I decided to go to a reconstructive surgeon and he told me that... more
A little history...I have had 2 children (almost 15 and 8) and gained a lot of weight from the first and never lost it. My max weight was 222. I have finally been able to loose 51 lbs and have just turned 40 this week. I was never really fat growing up but never had nice tight abs like many of my friends. I am getting some money from a settlement and decided to go for it now while I can. I... more