Ok Ladies Give Me Some Feedback on Your Mommy Makeover! Wort It or Not Worth It

  • taurus66
  • Midwest, WY
  • 1 year ago

I have been looking at this forum for several months! I love that this forum is a place everyone can chat and support one another! I have not had a Dr. consult yet. How many PS did you see before making a decision. What are the average cost everyone is paying for their mommy makeover. How long does it take to feel somewhat normal after surgery. I am 46 years old with two sons. I have an empty nest and think I deserve to have this makeover! Anyway I will be reading all of your post on here!

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Well after trying to post last night I have finally found my review LOL! I scheduled my mommy makeover yesterday. My date is May 28th. I have been active on here for a year and a half. I enjoy so much following everyones reviews. It is truly amazing how wonderful the transformations are on here. I have eleven weeks to be oh so nervous I dont know how you guys that find your surgeon months ahead can stand it. I cant think of much else. I will be 48 in May am 5'4 weigh 140ish right now usually 135 in the summer. Wish me good vibes ladies.
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I was 49 with 4 children. I am so happy I did it! The cost was $11k or so. I had TT, BL and lipo. Be prepared. It's not easy, but you'll feel great within 3 months. You'll be fine within 3 weeks. Ask lots of questions. Be sure to address revisions up front. Visit several doctors and ask about the doctors to the people on here. I went with a doctor a friend had gone to. I am very happy with him. I also liked that my price was all inclusive. I didn't have to shop for binders or CG's. Everything was provided. You'll get plenty of info on the diet and exercise here. Good Luck!
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This may sound kind of weird, but this was the way I approached it. For five months I put myself through a sort of break, I suppose you could say. I began water fasting intermittently, along with eliminating carbohydrates and unhealthy foods from my diet. I did not exercise, because on this kind of diet you do better with rest. It produces a leaner weight-loss. I went from a size 9/10 starting in February to a size 3 by the time I had my surgery June 28. The way I looked at it was like this, if I give my body enough rest before surgery, and Eliminate many toxins from my body, then when it's time for the surgery & healing, my body will be able to better focus on the exactly that! Intermittent fasting allows the body to focus on ridding the body of toxins, and healing because the liver, kidneys, blood and other organs in the body. It does naturally lower the metabolism, that is why exercise should be kept at a minimum as well.. REST before surgery is this key. Considering that my metabolism won't be high from the constant high metabolic exercise etc presurgery, I wouldn't gain weight during my time down, which I figured could potentially last 2 to 6 weeks or more. So, with all of that I being said, it brings me to where I am today. I am quite satisfied! I have not only not gained any weight, but I have lost even more weight, and have had very minimal swelling. The whole surgery and recovery has been surprisingly and amazingly easy for me! I have been healing so quickly, and have had very minimal pain!!! I like to think that my thoughts behind every thing that I did were perfect for what I needed, because the outcome seems to be exactly what I had hoped for!! I call the intermittent water fasting diet -the seventh day rest diet. I figured if God worked for six days and rested on the seventh day, it would be a good idea to do the same for my own body when it came to food. It has become my new lifestyle, though I have not done any fasting post surgery, and will not until at least six weeks post.. I am currently packing my body with all of the nutrients I can store.. The healthy way.. :)
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Exercising will come later, gradually adding cardio and toning.. ;).
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1 million percent worth it !!! I'm 33, 2 kids and done, saw 5 PS before making selection, paid $11,054 but got some complimentary freebies with it too!!! I'm ecstatic about my results, and the revovery & healing has been a breeze for me. No pain!! To be quite honest, the one week that I had down, I did nothing but sleep. It was one of the past vacations I could need right now.. I needed more than the physical break and rest, I needed a break from everything! It felt wonderful to have that break. I'm at 17DPO and feel great. I have a couple of zingers in my right breast now n then, but nothing I can't handle. My swelling is fairly minimal, I eating very healthy and sticking with lower carbs and sodium - except for my daily yogurts. I wear my binder pretty religiously, though I think I need to get a new one because it's practically falling apart now.. I have never had a flat stomach, so having this new body has been an amazing change!! I actually like to try new clothing on now!! Woot!! Bikini? Absolutely! Before, heck no! I have NO regrets.. And I am very thankful to have had this opportunity!! My hubby gets turned on just looking at me, and I no longer feel like I have to constantly hide my body in clothing way to big for me! Woot!! Bring on the sexy, cuz I'm going to follow! lol.. Hubs is totally loving the new body.. :). I'm loving that more than anything!!!
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** best vacations ** typo fix
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I had two consults. I went with the one some recommended and I liked that everything was included in the price, itemized, but inclusive. For example, two CG's were included along with the binder. I didn't want to shop for them. This doctor also told me what I needed. It's what I wanted but it was nice that I didn't have to spell it out. I was going for the tummy tuck alone but since I did want the breast lift at some time it was suggested by the nurse to do it all at once. She was absolutely right! I had no discomfort with the breasts or lipo. The TT was so bad that nothing else could possibly hurt me! But it was worth it. I was a young Mom and have always wanted a regular belly. Now I have it, almost. Good luck to you! My total cost, TT, BL, lipo of knees, flank and one outer leg (old injury), was $11,500. Like everyone says, be prepared to be down for 2 weeks. I'm 49, almost 50, knocked the wind out of my sails! At 4 weeks I'm doing well but come home from work and immediately put my feet up. The 3rd week is still a bit miserable but by the fourth you should feel pretty good. Don't expect too much. Give it time to heal and things to settle. I'm not worried about my results until I hit 2 months. My body is still adjusting and reshaping, as well as healing.
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Thanks for the input! Glad you are over the worst part and think it was worth it!
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Jumping in to follow along! :) I agree...great site!
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I'm 7weeks+ PO and so far no regrets. I researched online for months and narrowed it down to 2 PS. Had consult w/ my PS and knew he was the one even though he was $4K more--he had no bad reviews on any site and strong pics. Had TT, BA, and lipo on flanks, hips, saddlebags. Paid $14,500. The 1st week is the hardest, and you MUST have full-time help for at least 2 weeks. My only daughter is off to college. Just celebrated my 46th bday and consider it a well deserved gift. Once the drains come out, and you can take a shower, you start to feel on the mend. Back to about 80 % normal about week 3. This site is great for helping you on the journey, but you have to be sure its a trip you want to take.
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Thank you so much for your input! I have been on this site for many months also. I am learning so much and so thankful to hear everyones journey!
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It is so worth it!!! I am currently 4 weeks post op. I only had one consult, but that is because i already knew 3 other women who went to the same Dr and they had amazing results that i already trusted him. My surgery was just under 11k. I had a tt, lipo on flanks and b.lift. i didn't have implants. With only 4 weeks out i am already so much happy with my body. But as others have already siad it is a roller coaster. The first 5 days was the worst. i called my friend who had it done 5 years ago, so so she could tell me it was worth it. i cried a lot. i am one of those weird people that loves to work out. i love running and all that. so not being able to be very mobile, let alone active for so long has been very hard for me. But i can already see such a major difference that even with the pain i still have i would do it again in a heart beat. Just make sure you read all the post about ideas in how to prep, and things that were helpful to have on hand the first week or so. The best thing i did was rented a shower seat, so i could sit down in the shower. It made it so much easier, and the cleaner you are the better you feel, for me anyway. :) Hope you get lost and lots of answers and good luck for when ever you choose to do it. :)
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Very worth it. But you really, realy have to have a good frame of mind, and understand how emotional this is, no matter how good a recovery you have. It will really play mind games with you. Don't have expectations of looking like Brooklyn Decker or Kim Kardashian; it's not going to happen. LOL. Realize that it takes FOR.EV.ER. to heal, and that can really be tough on someone who is active. You want to jump right back in the game. DON'T. You are paying a lot of money to fix your body. It's only a few months out of your life, so listen to what people say about help, relaxing and just knowing it's a slow process. Your clothes are not going to fit. Your weight will go up, even though you may be thinner (me!) You will have days where you will cry because you feel fat, or you wonder why the hell you dis this, or, or, or...fill in the blank. This is normal. You need to research, and don't be afraid to ask questions, no matter how silly you might think they are. THis is a major life changing event and you need to be prepared physically and especially emotionally. I honestly cannot stress that enough. OK, enough of my morning rambling. My boobs hurt so I'm going to just read. LOL.
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Thanks so much elispe I have been reading and learning for several months now and I have learned so much! I know everyones recovery is different, its crazy that one person will post back to work after 12 days feel great LOL and then some its a monthly battle! I am trying to prepare myself in so many ways but we just cant judge how our recovery will be. You look fantastic and I hope your recovery goes well!
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Soooooooooooooooo worth it!!!!! I had a TT w/muscle repair, BR/BL & lipo. I'm 14 days postop & feel great! Felt normal after I stopped taking pain meds at 10 days postop, standing almost 100% straight, first 2 days were only really bad days, after that was more discomfort than pain. I had one very long consult, went with him & love him!! Very happy with my results. My insurance paid for the BR/BL & abd skin removal, I just had to pay for difference of the skin removal & TT.
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I had 4 consults. You've got to really trust your dr. And what one thinks is an expected part of a procedure, another does not, so you need to really communicate. I had one ps agree to TT and BL only. Another did not consider any lipo to be a part if a TT. (I'm thinking you have to do at least some, to prevent puckering!). I finally had a TT, BL, lipo to inner thighs, hips, under chin, and my ps even does lipo with a BL to smooth out any "side boobs". ;)
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Thanks mommy of eight I was only considering doing 2 consults bu I will just have to get past the standing in front of them naked part LOL! My husband says I am sure they have seen everything! I have been on this website for a couple of months so I am getting alot of good info and will have a list of questions each time I go. I am thankful for realself, it really helps with the whole process! Merry Christmas!
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Totally worth it!!!! I did 3 consults. I got BA, BL, Tt w/ muscle repair, lipo of thighs, flanks, and back. The prices range from 15,000- 17,000. The lipo of my thighs was 2,500, Tt was 7,000, BA and lift were 6,000 and the rest of the lipo was @ 1,500. What are getting done??
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I know I posted again I wanted to break down the pricing:-) and say again how worth it it was
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Thank you Blonde, I am learning all this lingo for mms on here LOL! Does (D)H stand for Dear husband?
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Forgot to say I am 5 weeks post op and I feel @ 70% most days. 
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I consulted 3. I went with the most expensive one- not that I thought the more you pay the better the results. I picked my ps because I liked the options he gave me- all diff packages, and the rest of his staff was so nice. I got Tt w/ mr, BL and BA, lipo of the back,flanks and thighs I paid 17,000. Hope this helps
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Hi Blonde what does Tt w/ mr? mean, I know Tt means tummy tuck!
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Muscle repair:-)
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Thank you for posting! You DO deserve to have this done if it's what you really want. If you look toward the top of the screen you'll see that the current Worth It Rating is 98%, with an average cost of $13,125. The cost, of course, will vary by region and by what, exactly, you're having done. A tummy tuck plus just implants, an implants plus lift, is lipo involved, etc....

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