So, I had my 1st consult appointment on 3/11 with Dr. Melinda Haws. She and her staff where very nice and easy to talk to. Seemed like she read my mind when speaking about what surgeries and results I wanted. I truly feel very confident with choosing her to preform my surgery.
She is submitting paperwork to see if breast reduction and panni will be covered. Praying both or at least one... more
So I am a 45 year old mom to a 21 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. I am 5 ft 10 in and 160 lbs. I am having a full tummy tuck with a breast lift and implants. The unevenness of my breasts will make the implants 100 cc or more different. So the left will have 450cc and the right will have 350ccs. My 2 week date to pay and go over all of the details is on the 23rd and then just wait... more
I am a RealSelf lurker and the reason I am finally putting in my story is I want to help others in my same situation and I also want to recommend my doctor, Dr. Wendel. Here's my background--I am an almost 42 year old mom of 5 wonderful children that I delivered vaginally. I am very active and work out about 5-6 times a week. I am a size 2, and am 5'4" and 128 lbs. But I was shaped like a... more
I am a 30 year old mom to twins (now 4 years old). I have always been a thicker girl and have reached a point where I don't want to wait to be the "perfect weight" in order to feel better about myself. I am going to have a breast lift and an implant, full TT and lipo. Can't wait to feel beautiful.
Well I have officially booked my surgery for December 12, 2014. I have my pre-op... more
I have lost 70 pounds. My weight has gone up and down since my first son, who is 8. Gained 100 pounds with him. Never lost it all before getting pregnant again 4 yrs later with number 2. Was trying to lose the weight and got pregnant with number 3 when number 2 was just 9 months old. We are DONE having kids and it's time to do something for me. Getting a tummy tuck and implants with a lift... more
I thought losing the weight was the hard part.... physically, it was! But mentally, the battle had just begun. Deciding to finally go through with plastic surgery gave me anxiety. How would I tell my family and friends who are very conservative? How would people at my very conservative job re-act? I had a lot of questions like these in my mind that kept me from pursuing surgery for years. I am... more
My Android phone does not like RS. Boo on the phone. I wanted to post more, but could not get my phone to cooperate. So here it is:
I am a 46 year old mother of 2, ages 11 & 13. They will be a big help during my recovery. They're pretty self-sufficient and already do things when they're asked (mostly, lol).
October 2011 a peacemaker was implanted after I passed out while driving and a... more
I have had four kids and went to Dr. Hueneke for a tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation. When I first met Dr. Hueneke he made me feel comfortable and spent about an hour on my consultation. By the end of my consultation I knew he was the right doctor for me. He did an incredible job and I couldn't ask for more. His nurse is awesome and so helpful before and after my surgery. I will... more
I just wanted to begin a blog of my experience with researching and interviewing plastic surgeons. As noted in the title, I'm almost 42 years old with 3 children and an 8 month old grandson. I work in health care and am an advanced practice registered nurse/certified nurse midwife. I had my first child @ the age of 19, the second @ 23, and the third @ almost 33 years of age. I've had ups and... more
I had a breast reduction & lift, trunk/back/neck/thigh lipo, full tummy tuck with muscle plication, horizontal thigh lift, all at the same time. Dr. Wendel is an incredible, knowledgeable surgeon. He listened to my concerns, the procedures & outcome I wanted, and we discussed multiple options. This is what was decided. I don't think this is a total mommy makeover because I didnt have a butt... more
Well, hello RealSelf!! I have been dying to get the mommy makeover and I feel this is the first place to start. I feel the love in the air on this website and I know we all just want to be happy. With that being said. When you look at my profile, you can see I have curves already. Under that clothing though is a flabby belly that carried a baby lol. He caused stretch marks and loose skin I can... more
About 10 years ago I was 220 pounds. I then lost to 180 pounds then regained with pregnancy to 220 then lost again then gained again. At the end- I had reached 220 pounds three times. I had one vaginal birth and one c-section. I am now 5'7 and 140 pounds and 31 years old and have maintained this weight for 5 years. I am very active with weight training and cardio and I eat pretty well. I have... more
I am 40 year old mother of three. I have been a widow, loosing my husband and the father of my children at 25 years old. I have changed my life, profession, and remarried.... I am athletic and exercise 4-5 days a week. I have hated my "post baby body" since my last child was born in 1996.
The day is finally here for the TT I always wanted. And now that I am 40 and my breast are now a... more
I am a 39 year old married mom of two boys (ages 14 & 12). I am 5'8 and currently weigh about 155. I am scheduled to have a full tummy tuck with breast augmentation on March 18th and I go for my preop appointment March 9th.
My plastic surgeon told me that my abdominal muscles did not need tightening and I should be able to get a "skin only" tummy tuck. She did say that... more