I am so excited. After 23 years and 5 kids I decided to get a Mommy Makeover. After several consultations and deposits I found Dr Gear. I felt very comfortable with him and his staff. I will have a full TT with Lipo and Muscle Repair and a Breast Lift. I can't wait to see my results. I hope to be in a bikini before the summer is out.
I want my tummy tuck to turn out like this. That... more
Looking to get back to my pre baby body buts lightly better! I gained 90lbs with my twins, lost all the weight. I'm guessing I will need a full TT, but unsure if I just need implants or a lift as well? Loving that i now have hips and what I consider curves so I want to keep my shape but get rid of all the extra uncomfortable skin! Consult in 2 weeks! After 2 1/2 years of sit ups and watching... more
For reference – My procedure was a single surgery – Full Tummy tuck and 450cc (smooth, round, cohesive gel) breast implants above the muscle.
Firstly - let me say that I consider myself an extremely diligent shopper. I saw 6 doctors in the Metro-Charlotte areas and 1 in Las Vegas. I researched all of the physicians beforehand (using sites like this and others) and got full consultations... more
I had a full TT and breast lift. It wasn't painless but the whole process was very manageable. Well worth the result! I no longer require a bra every second of the day! My stomach is flat! Dr. Smith does the TT with no drains so recovery was much better than I hoped. I was back at work pretty quickly (9 days). I love the results! I wish I had done this years ago! more
Hoping for flat fabulous tummy and big fluffy boobs :). hoping for quick recovery. bought just about everything i've read i may need including a recliner lol. my ps told me that he will want me to blood thinner injections, anyone have experience with this? wow excited love reading everyones posts and seeing the awesome makeovers
What an embarrassment:( I have not realized how awful I looked... more
Here I am, 8 days post op. I never thought I'd get here. I had been wanting a tummy tuck and breast lift since losing 130 pounds 3 years ago after having gastric bypass. I hated the excess skin on my belly and my two tube socks filled with sand (breasts) that the surgery and pregnancy with my daughter created. So, after my divorce, I knew exactly what I was going to do with some of my... more
DR. Bryan Criswell and his entire staff are consummate professionals. I had multiple procedures completed in 2014 (mommy makeover) and the results are phenomenal. I honestly went from wearing a size 12 into the operating room to a size 6 when I put on my first pair of post ops jeans 2 weeks later. Truly amazing results! I know that not everyone will have the same outcomes- but the experience... more
I am super excited, scared, anxious, and all the other emotions you can think of! I have had a lot of weight loss over the years, but have been the same weight for the last 2 years. I have a lot of excess skin and old fat in my tummy. I can't wait to see it gone! I currently wear a 38 DDD bra and the Doc suggested a reduction to give me a full D Cup and a lift. My breasts sag really far down.... more
After deliberating for years, I finally did it! Dr. Capizzi is amazing and did an outstanding job. The hardest part for me was explaining this to my kids (daughter in particular). But they were both understanding and my daughter was excited for me. The first few days post surgery were the hardest - and my son was most upset seeing me in pain. But overall, recovery has been very smooth. I was... more
I consulted with Dr. Beasley to restore the youth and vitality to my sagging, sad breasts. I had a tummy pouch too that needed to be gone! I had the consultation with him, during which he explained the procedures thoroughly and explained all my options and the best solution for me. I was sold. I felt completely comfortable that he was incredibly knowledgeable about the surgeries, and his... more
I spend so much time researching photos and you tube videos trying to imagine my outcome. I am a very confident person even with my figure now. I wear bikinis, always have even when pregnant. Now that I am approaching 40. I feel very deserving of this surgery. I have always worked hard with diet and exercise to keep a strong healthy attractive body. I had my first child when I was 19 and... more
"My husband and I were beyond impressed with Dr. Hunstad and his staff. Everyone was so friendly and informative. This is the 3rd plastic surgery center we visited and right away we knew we were in the right place. Dr. Hunstad knew exactly what I was looking for and he was so confident we were going to achieve it. He took the time to explain the different options that were available and... more
I'm new to this "realself" and I'm planning on getting a MM January 19th 2014, I'm am beyond nervous and happy at the same time, I've worked so hard to get where I am, after my first baby I gained 90lbs and went to 240lbs, with diet and exercise I lost 90lbs in 6months, loosing the weight in short amount of time, resulted in very saggy loose skin. With my second baby 5 years later I've ... more
Dr. Smith had come highly recommended to me by many people, so there was never a question of what doctor I would have chosen. Dr. Smith and his staff were very professional and made me completely at ease, from pre-op to post-op. Only four weeks into my recovery and I am extremely happy with the results so far. more
Hello all, I have just started researching about mommy makeovers. I weighed 125 with 38dd all through highschool then when I graduated I got pregnant and went up to 180 with 44hhh. After I had my first kid I never lost weight and immediately got pregnant again going up to 230. I have worked hard the past year dropping from 230 to 175 I have plateaud the past three months. So with my flab of... more
I am an active, athletic mother of 2 wonderful girls. I found that no amount of exercise (weights, cardio) could lift my heavy/sagging 38 DD breasts or tighten my tummy as tight as I would have liked. I decided to undergo a "mommy makeover" (breast lift with small reduction to 38 D, tummy tuck with muscle repair, and liposuction of the flanks). I am thrilled with the results as Dr Eric Emerson... more
Amazing experience from start to finish at Charlotte Plastic Surgery with Dr. Finical and his staff. I am only a week out from surgery and love my results thus far. I had a mini tummy tuck and breast augmentation procedures done. The doctor and staff have state of the art technology and facility and are highly educated and professional. more
After nursing 2 kids for 1.5 each and losing 55lbs of pregnancy weight twice, my breasts were a very saggy, tiny, limp size A, maybe even AA. I hated the look of my breasts but had gotten very fit and thus lost most my breasts. I am so thankful I was able to nurse and wouldn't trade it for anything, but I am so glad I made the decision to have a lift and augmentation. My breasts are the... more
I really wish I had found this site before surgery. Not sure how I didn't with all the research I was doing but glad I am here now. Just wishing I had before pics. Maybe the dr gives them to me after I take the afters??
I am constantly having questions and/or silly concerns so I thought it would be good that share my latter part of the story here as well to help others like I have been... more
Hi Realselfers, i have been browsing this site for a few months; thank you all for sharing your experience. I have been wanting bigger breast since puberty, i am currently a 36a, I have always had a little pouch no matter how much i weighted. I am currently 159 pounds and 5.6 inches tall. Of course I am worried about the outcome. I have seen four doctors in charlotte prices were $18,000;... more