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A visual guide through the emotions of a mommy makeover (humor)

  • 1 year ago

First, you try to accept your post-baby body! You love your children! It's okay if you have some extra skin and sagging breasts! Your babies are worth it!

 
 
Then you face reality. Your skin is stretched like crazy and you're NOT happy with what you see in the mirror.

 
 
So you begin madly exercising and eating sensibly, hoping that will do the trick.

 
 
But it doesn't. You still have the extra skin. The sad boobs.

 
 
So you start to investigate a mommy makeover. You realize it is expensive. Maybe more money than you have to spend.

 
 
You talk to your husband/spouse/significant other, or just consult your bank account. You beg, borrow, steal, and save and realize you can do it. You research, find your perfect surgeon, and schedule your mommy makeover!

 
 
At first, you're really excited about how hot you're going to look when this is all over. But as your surgery date nears, you start getting a little nervous.

 
 
And then, as the date gets even closer, you get a LOT nervous.

 
 
Surgery day comes and goes in a blur. When you get home and the drugs begin to wear off, you wonder what on earth you've done to yourself.

 
 
You're in pain. You're swollen. You're exhausted.

 
 
Luckily, you have your RealSelf ladies to check in with. You realize you're not going through this alone. Not really.

 
 
You get by minute by minute, hour by hour.
And then the day comes when the doctor removes your drains and you're able to take a shower!

 
 
A couple weeks into recovery, you hit a slump. Why are you still swollen? When will you feel normal again?

 
 
You pull yourself up and keep going. Finally, the incision heals and begins to fade, your belly button looks less like a frown and more like a happy oval, and your breasts stand at attention. Now, your body is smokin' and you realize all the anxiety and discomfort was worth it.

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I am at the oprah stage.... oct 3rd is my surgery date.... definitely needed a laugh:) It can be such a taboo topic and I feel like I would be judged telling people so its so nice to have found this forum!
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So funny! I'm at the "couple weeks into recovery" stage (even though I'm 5weeks 2days post op). Can't wait til I'm in the Beyonce stage! lol
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Yes, I needed this! Thank you!
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So awesome!! This brought a smile to my face!! Thank you!
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I love this!! I just had my Mommy Makeover 8/13/14, so I am at the pain/swollen/ and exhausted stage. Life sucks right now, can't wait to reach the Beyonce stage :(
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This was so funny. I don't know why I thought it was a good idea to see this at 2 days post-op. Laughing sucks right now :)
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Oops, sorry! I think you have to watch it pre-op or wait until you're at least a week or two out. :) Happy healing!
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Very funny. Looking forward to joining everyone on the flat side!
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You rock!
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Love this! I am at the Oprah stage....scheduled for August 11th.
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Bravo to the creator of this post. I always want my mommy makeover patients to have a great support system. Realself is a wonderful form of support for many.
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Thank you for your kind words!
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Haha! I've hit a few if these pre-op stages.
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So funny! I'm at the Emma Stone stage! Lol
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Me too with a splash of Beyoncé
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My surgery was yesterday morning, and all the worry I had was unnecessary. Thanks to this post I wasnt all that scared anymore the closer my op date neared. Thanks
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I'm so glad to hear that! Yay for being on the other side.
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Totally, im so glad its over
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Thanks so much! This is so funny, and I keep coming back to it as I progress through the different stages. :)
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Nice, thanks for the laugh. My surgery is 3 days away.
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LOL, thanks for the laugh!
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I love this! lol
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This is great! I'm at the swell hell stage (9 days po) and needed a laugh! Thanks so much!
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You are welcome! I had SO much fun putting this together. I hope your swelling subsides soonest!
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I needed to see this!!
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