Mommy Makeover from the Husbands Side
Byon 13 Jul 2011
I wanted to write this from the husbands side. I get it, don't mean to crash the party, why is a guy writing on a mommy makeover? I have no idea. Maybe partly because I helped my wife do a lot of the research. After awhile, for her, it became too overwhelming, nerve racking and alot of anxiety as well as second thoughts. So like a supportive husband I stepped in and started doing alot of the research from ps to blogs.
I have to admit, this is one of the best blogs. I used it to mentally prepare me and my wife of the expectations, time frames, and progress (based on posted pictures). Thank you ladies for posting and blogging it is a tremendous help.
So my wife is now 6 weeks post op of her mommy makeover. My wife and I have two kids which she had c-sections for both. Post surgery, I would say small breasts but, flat breasts 32 A/B are a better description, petite 5ft about 115 lbs. She, like other woman who posted had her stomach muscles stretched to the point of no return. It looked like a big biscuit on her stomach. My wife is the last person anyone would have expected to even think about a tummy tuck and no way in hell a breast aug. But she did...through a series of events that occured (another blog).
Her surgery was on May 26th. The ps did a great job. I am not a doctor but I did want to give some insights to what we experienced.
My wife's tremendous pain and discomfort came more from the breast aug vs. the tummy tuck. Getting in and out of our bed even with my assistance took tremendous time and energy. Eventually she decided to sleep in our family room on a lazy boy like chair. I would recommend this if you have one. You can't or are not suppose to use your arms for lifting, pushing, supporting etc. which makes it extremely difficult to get in the correct sitting or sleeping position, let alone out of bed to go to the bathroom.
The support garments with the pre-cut out hole for the pee. What a joke. First, the pre-cut hole in the garment is too small. My wife went to the bathroom and pee got all over the garment. I ended up using scissors and make the whole bigger, big enough so she could pee and poo.
The pain pump for the stomach worked well. I haven't seen too many post about pain coming from the tummy tuck, I know my wife didn't have any or at least couldn't feel it because she had the pain pump, I can't imagine if she had to experience the same amount of pain from both procedures. A word of advice, don't try and pull the pain pump tubes, let the ps do it. they are long. my wife had a lot of discomfort when the ps pulled them out, I would have got punched, kicked and yelled at if I attempted that at our home.
Take the pain pill medication on time with a slight overlap. By day 4 post-op my wife started feeling better and started taking half a dose of the pain med...big mistake. We say daylight by evening of day 4 post op. She had her first bowl movement. It was such relief for both of us. My wife used colace (stool softner) from the begining which didn't seem to work. We were thinking about a laxative, fiber, and prune juice but avoided it due to the gas buildup which would have caused more pain and discomfort. We had an enima on stand by if by day 5 she hadn't gone to the bathroom.