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I'm embarking on my own journey and starting to feel very scared. Poor to making the choice to move forward and have the surgery, I thought I would never have a doubt in the world. But now that the deposit is paid, I'm starting to doubt just about everything. Am I too fat to have a good result?... more
Hello, I'm scheduled to have a breast augmentation with Dr. Rand on 9/29/14 followed by a breast lift and tummy tuck on 1/29/15. I recently lost a significant amount of weight and have been fortunate with regard to lose skin, except for in my tummy. I'll have a bit of an extension to my existing c-section scar once the tummy tuck is complete. I have also selected 550cc implants.
Like most moms breast feeding your kids and fluctuating weight does a number on your body. Even with working out 4 times a week and eating right my stomach still looked like a wreck. And my boobs, those suckers are a whole different story. I wore a 34-36 B but could have fit into an A if it weren't for all the stretched out skin. Lingerie was something that I wasn't comfortable wearing since... more
I'm scheduled for surgery on August 18th (almost a month away to the day - yikes!) It's amazing how quickly things are progressing now that I've made the decision to go for it. Once I decided that I was doing this for myself and no one else, I realized that (other than financial limitations) there was no reason not to do it. So I'm cashing in my deferred comp and paying cash for a breast... more
Looks like it's my turn on realself!
I've had 4 kids relatively back to back, in a fairly short span of time. Two of my children were 9+ lbs at birth which created sagging skin on my abdomen. My last child was a cesarean for placental abruption.
I just went in for my consult today and I can say that I'm looking forward to my surgery. We've scheduled it for the end of July, as there is a... more
After having 2kids ,a year of intensive personal training and losing 75lbs I was thin but my breasts and my abdominal wall had very saggy skin and a pooch on my stomach that looked like I was 5mos pregnant. I was frustrated that after all that work I wasn't were I wanted to be. nothing fit right .
So I decided to go for the mommy makeover.
Best decision I have made for myself.
I am... more
I am 53 years old and I’m in the midst of planning an amazing wedding to a wonderful woman. Our wedding is in September and somehow talked myself into a strapless dress. I guess I figured that diligent efforts with my personal trainer was going to lift my sagging belly and eliminate the muffin top that was hanging over my dress. Four children and a stressful career have been difficult on... more
I've wanted a tummy tuck and breast lift since the moment I realized that my body would not return after my 80lb weight gain during pregnancy in 2003. In 2008, I started my research and consultations- but *fear* of something going wrong and taking me away from my child- kept me from pulling the trigger. 6 years later- ready and determined to stop laying on the beaches in Hawaii with a "cover... more
It all started in a bathroom during happy hour when my friend showed me her beautiful flat tucked tummy. I looked down at my belly, which kind of resembles my husbands balls, and in that moment I made my decision.
I run. I run a lot. I know that no amount of diet and exercise is ever going to get rid of the mommy tummy. And I hate feeling the extra skin bounce with every step, every high... more
Typical story - three kids, diet and weight loss, changes as I've gotten older - I met with Dr. Sattler back in December 2013 in his Seattle location. We discussed a variety of options to improve breast shape and volume, tummy appearance. I saw several other plastic surgeons as well, but liked Dr. Sattler's honest and open approach and his staff was great too.
Early Jan 2014, I had a tummy... more
I am two weeks post-op, still quite swollen around the abdomen. I had a breast reduction and lift, full tummy tuck and flank liposuction. I have 3 young children - which drastically changed my shape! - and a busy lifestyle (which, apart from being fearful, the downtime was a concern).
I do not have a before photo on hand, so let me describe: 34dd pancakes. The wade my short waist... more
It's my turn! I'm a 31 year old mother of two ages 10 and 15. Yea that's right, started very young and ruined my smooth flat tummy from that point on. I've wanted a mm for the past 5-6 years since I ended a very long relationship with my children's father. Fast forward and now have been married to my (now) beloved hunny for 3 years. I've never been very comfortable with him seeing my naked... more
I'm HOPING to have my pre-baby body, or BETTER! After my first pregnancy, I was covered in deep red stretch marks above and bellow my belly button from hip to hip. It all worsened with my 2nd pregnancy! My nipples stayed large and were saggy.... AND IM ONLY 25!!! I am very nervous for such a big surgery, but I know the pain and experience will be worth it!
Had my mommy makeover surgery this... more
I've just been looking on this site for guidance on if I should go to the DR for my procedures. I had a Gastric bypass 2.5 years ago and have lost about 90lbs..but that left me with lots of saggy skin on my tummy and of course my poor breasts are saggy little things! Really want to do this and would love any feedback from those who have done it in the DR.
so I'm taking the next baby step.... more
This is the start of my story - I hope!
I'm a 39 year old mother of a ten year old daughter. I've been wanting to do this for a long time! My weight fluctuations, and pregnancy, and led to a very saggy stomach. My breasts have always been large, and gravity has not been kind.
I'm scheduled for an extended abdominoplasty, reduction mammoplasty, and lipo of the flanks, on Nov. 11th, 2013... more
Hi! I am a mom of two great kids ages 9 and 6. My first was a C-section and my second was v-bac. I gained 35 pounds with my first child on top of being already overweight. I got stretch marks in every place possible! I have always had self-esteem issues and after pregnancy things only got worse. I have struggled with being bigger most my life. I joined weight watchers and a gym when he... more
I used to be bullied growing up. Which gave me motivation to get fit once i graduated high school. I then become a young mother and my weight sky rocketed up to 210. After a year of gradually losing the weight i got down to 155 and got pregnant AGAIN. This time only getting up to 180. After my second birth i worked my butt off to lose the weight. I got back down to my before weight pretty... more
I have wanted to get my boobs done and my stomach fixed for many years. I put it off for awhile because I wasn't sure if I was done having kids. Then I decided I was done making babies and I put it off until I achieved my desired weight and muscle tone. Well, that day came a few months ago and once finances were in line my excuses for putting it off ran out.
I had my pre-op with Dr. Haeck... more
I have wanted to have a breast lift (or reduction) and tummy tucks for about 20 years now and have looked at so many surgeons and their results over the years. I am 43 and have spent the last 10 years about 40 pounds overweight. I lost 30 pounds prior to surgery and things sagged even more. Several months ago I decided it was time. I started my search again for a surgeon to do my procedures... more
I'm 5"10... about 140lb... 32B (truly A, if it were not the skin!). I have a 6 year old boy, my one and only! I have considered the Mommy Makeover for the past 4 years. After working out 5 days a week and getting fit, I am still unhappy with my body. I simply can't stand the skin. Before my son, I was a 34DD, since 6th grade. Having lost my breast after breast feeding, I have absolutely NO... more
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