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having a tt mr and breast lift january 27th 2014... dream come true

I am a mother of 4 . Oldest is almost 9 so I have...

I am a mother of 4 . Oldest is almost 9 so I have been waiting a long time. In March 2014 I am having a tummy tuck and breast lift!! Then after about 6 months after I will go back for Lipo. Anyone else doing this is march? Or similar? This is a dream for me that is going to come true. It just feels like forever and a day away :) any help advice or ideas are greatly appreciated.
Congrats on your up coming surgery! On February 28th I'm having a drainless TT, MR, and lipo on my flanks and mid back. .... so excited! Look forward to following your journey
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Im having extended tummy tuck and thigh lift feb. My eldest boy is 18. I also have 15yr old and 4 1/2 mth old boys. I turned 40 this yr and am sooo excited about getting this done. I still have weight to lose before then but because im already booked in so im highly motivated and know 100% i will get there. I ummed and ahhed about a breast lift but think if im happy with these first i will look at that later. Ive already started to collect the things i need for recovery and find this site so extremely helpfful
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Might be changing date to earlier

I read my post and I am so sorry I
Not good at this stuff. My oldest is almost 21 and my youngest is almost 9, I am looking march 10th for my surgery which I have scheduled but I am looking to possible change to January will know in Abt a week or so,
Thank you I will try to keep things posted, I also look forward to hearing how you r doing
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I will be nearly 3 weeks PO when you are going in. Im so addicted to this website and hearing everyones story and definitely love checking out all the before and after pics!
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Lol, I'm addicted too. I can't stop getting on here, don't want to miss anything!
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an earlier date woohoo!!!!!

So I have moved up my surgery date to February 3rd 2014!!! I am so super excited . I have my pre open on January 14th and get my blood work on January 31st. I am slowly collecting things I will need for after my surgery and just research ing when I have time. After my surgery I plan on going in for later hair removal and then in October I am going to have my Lipo done. I figure do the tt Mr and lift first heal then go back for the contouring. The only thing I am having a hard time with is do I just do life or have augmentation I don't think I really wAnt them bigger but I would like them to look full and round.
Thats awesome we are going to be healing buddys! We go in on the same day super, super excited.
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Yea that's exciting!! My best friend was going to do hers at the same time but things came up and she is going to wait a bit so I am super excited we r doing in the same day!! Me and you can keep each other updated and help with everything. Do I have it on my calender 60 days to the flat side :) feels like forever away but then again with Christmas coming then my birthday and I have to go to az in January I think time is going to fly.
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60 days to go!!!

Question so when should I post pics? I am really nervous cause I am gross but I know it can be helpful. Also I am aiming to lose ten more pounds I just get UN motivated need help!! So I am super excited and can't wait it just sucks cause very few people know what I am doing and the people who do know I don't want to talk all the time about the surgery expectations etc but I am so excited. My husband said I can talk to him about it anytime I want but I feel like I'm.boring him :( so if y'all find me on here talking random this is my go to.place :)
Im having my surgery overseas and am going with my aunty. It feels like i have been counting down for ages! Ive been buying things from my very long list and i think i have just about everything i need. Im currently on maternity leave (a 5 month old) and extended it by another month so i could go have the surgery and recover before going back to work. So everyone (i hope) will think ive just lost weight after having bubs. My partner and my family know and i constantly talk to death about it to them lol. After suffering from bad anxiety for many years i finally got some help and met my partner. Im doing so much better now and have been off meds years. He is my rock and my sounding board and keeps me sane. He is genuinely happy to listen to me ramble on and on (and believe me i do) so im very lucky. Christmas will keep us preoccupied for a while but then we will have to worry about losing the weight in jan lol!
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So I know the felling I have been waiting for ten years to have my surgerys!! (I am splitting things up) First most important is my tummy and breasts. I keep going back and forth do I just do a lift or augmentation but I don't really want my breast bigger. My husband does not mind me talking about it but I don't kow I always feel bad so I don't oratleast try not to ramble daily just every few days LOL That's great for you that you have found someone to help with your anxiety and that its better!! Trust me on that one I know I suffer from bad anxiety for awhile I was having panic attacks as well but those have stopped and I only take medicine for anxiety at night or I cant sleep. I am hoping the dr can prescribe something before surgery cause even when going in for my consult my anxiety was so dang high my blood pressure was up and that has never happened before. Sp as of today 56 days left woo hoo!!!! I am extatic and I bet you are. I sure after surgery and you go back to work people are going to be in awe its going to feel empowering for you.... you will feel so good :) As far as collecting stuff each time I go grocery shopping I grab a thing or two I will need or I think will help. My mom has a shower chair which I am excited about cause I have real long hair and I think that will make it easier for washing since I might need to sit down a few times oh and she has a walker on wheels with a seat I want to use so I can be up and moving :) She actually had a kidney transplant over the summer and she has a lot of things I can use. K thanks for reading and listening hope its been a terrific Tuesday!!!!!!
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56 days and counting!!!

So nothing has changed at this point. I am trying to maintain my weight till after holidays the hoping to lose 5 to 10 more. Man me and hubby have going through pics starting from 2000 I think and each year I am so different like in my weight. I was so skinny in a lot of my pics and I cant believe I used to complain all the time... man what was I thinking. Still super excited and time seems to be going by pretty quick. I like getting on rs and reading blogs and looking at pics. I keep asking my husband if he is sure a bl is good or should I get them bigger ir not bigger I just want to make sure they look rounded and full cant wait to see dr on jan 14th I can ask him. Hey so when should I post my pics I was waiting till January is that good?? K hope everyone has had a great day and I appreciate all the stories and ideas Take care
@ Jules73 great job on the weight loss!! Stay positive and motivated it's all going to pay off :) I am trying to make it through the holidays without ballooning u p and so far so good I am trying to lose slow and steady so after I have surgery it don't all come back trying to be I the 20 pound mark or a little under
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Yeah i used to have the whole panic attacks as well. Have not had one in a couple of months and they are getting less and less. My anxiety used to be my hunger suppressant. When i had it for days in a row i just wouldnt eat. Since ive found my mental health
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Oops.. Since my mental health has gotten better my appetitte has returned and ive slowly gained lots of weight. I kept saying to myself it dosnt matter as long as the anxiety is better thats all that counts. 20 kgs later we decided to have a baby. I had gestational diabetes so following that diet i hardly gained any more weight thank god. I finally decided enough is enough and have now lost 12kgs but would like to lose another 8 before surgery date. I know i can do it. My original goal was just to get down to that magic 30 bmi number after reading that you're at higher risk if above but im going to now see how far i can get before feb. Ive never been so motivated and already feel better about myself just for losing the weight. I just cant wait. Like everyone here im so excited for us all. Happy to be taking this journey with people who are judt as pumped as me...
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49 days and counting!!!

So it seems to be going by fast. Going to try and post some pics in the next few days with my weight and stats then again right before surgery and of course after but no judging lol I know the next few weeks will go fast. Again my pre open is Jan 14th and the 31 st I get my blood work done .

oh something else

So last night j 3rd my hubby I feel bad admitting this but even though I want a nicer body for him I am doing this for myself. He said thank God I have been waiting for you to admit that. I laughed!! I feel bad but it is for me and I deserve it and it is going to mAke a difference all the way around but I can feel like a girl again . And I must say j have the best husband ever and he is doing everything to make this dream come true for me. Does he think I need it no he says I am perfect in his eyes but he knows how bad and how long I have been waiting. I love him
It definitely makes the whole process easier when you have the support, love and understanding of your partner. You also have us...
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date change again !!!!

So I was on my way back from Dallas yesterdAy and the Dr office called and asked if I would be willing to change my apt to the 26th of January!!! Of course I had to go over with my husband mom an pop but they said it would be cine so it's confirmed. The pre open is the same day and the blood work will.be the 24th. So I figured I better get going on my pics and stats it's so humiliating to me but I am hoping it will help someone out there just like I have been helped by so many I will also post my stats an then I will do more pics the day before surgery cAuse I would like to.lose 5 pounds nothing drastic . K thanks ladies for reading and th idea's and support and goo luck to everyone in there journeys
Not fair your going in before me...... Lol i will be following your reveiws
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its the official count down!!!!

28days and I will b in the flat side!!! I am so excited can't wait. I am trying to get my house in top shape so when k am down for a few days it will be ok. I am still nervous something will go wrong at my pre open but I am going to try and stay positive . I am also going to stay busy like tomorrow is new years on the 9 th I have some training 10th is my 38 th birthdAy 14 th pre open and consultation for hair removal :) so I think the next two week will go fast!! I hope everyone had a greAt x mas. Also have a happy and safe New year. Think we r going to just watch a movie. K instill be back in a few days.

cant believe this is going to happen

So 25days to go!!! I can't believe this is really going to happen. I read all the reviews and think man that's going to be me soon. I am trying to stay busy to help time go by. I have so many questions I keep coming up with so I think today I am going to make a list for the Dr. I have bought some supplies but not sure exactly how many things I should get. I know right before I am going to get sugar free hello cups and protein bars fruit and I have my protein shakes. Also my mom has a.shower stool and walker I can use. Oh and we did buy new pillow so I saved the old ones to use for props. I am worried how my husband is going to handle this. He really hates when I am in pain :( I am totally cleaning the.entire house organizing etc it is going to kill me not to be able to do anything so the more I have done the more I can rest and not feel guilty. Hubby will take 3 days off to be with me plus then I have my mom's help and my boys will b in school so that will be nice. Anyways just rambling. If I want to post pics but I am super embarrassed I toon a few saw them said omg and deleted them lol plus.I don't know how to use my kindle cAmera but flip the cAmera around does that make sense if yall n o how please message me. K I am going to go get stuff done have a good day
We're scheduled for the same surgery date. Although, I'm super envious you're doing the breast lift. I really wanted the lift with or without implants but too costly. So, good for you! Keep us posted on your journey!
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ok here aresome pictures just warning ya

Ok so these were hard to take and very depressing!! But I did it so y'all can see me before and then understand why I am doing this. The over hang in front was from when I had a partial hysterectomy. Also I don't know if you can see I have a long scare on my left that's from back surgery. So I said before I have had 4 boys Margaret was 10 11 and smallest 9 9 so big boys lol. Right now I weight any185 and the area around my belly button is 36 inches. I took the measurement so we can maybe see if that changes. K hope this helps oh and please be nice
Nothing to be embaressed about! Just posted my own pics too. I cringe when i look at them...oh well.
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Thank you I did go and see your post very exciting that we r doing this for ourselves!! Haha I cringe at mine I deleted them.off my device and j don't want to look at mine on here I can look at everyone else's but not mine lol can't wait to I can put up my after s.
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hi excited to fine a person doing surgery in 2014. i planning my surgery for the very beginning of april and talking about super nervous well thats me my oldest is 17 and my son is 4. I'm planning on getting a tummy tuck breast lift with implants just hate the fact that with my breast because i literally have just skin from losing weight i have to be cut three ways funny thing is that I'm so not worried about that I'm more worried about my stomach the scar THE TUBES and the healing process... please keep us posted and good luck with everything :)
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one more things with pics

I forgot to add I am 5 foot 10. Ok that way if anyone is trying to compare well there yak go. If I can lose 5 to 10 pounds I will take pics the night before surgery
Hey I am excited to know we have a lot of support here and there are a lot of us going at the sAme time or about the same time. Keep us update . I am going to try and update daily after surgery with pics. Can't believe it's right around the corner
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Thanks for letting me know. I have started back up with wAlking/ running and eating healthy by cow it was hard getting through the holidays but I did not do to bad.
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i am a big baby

I am.on real self kids are still.sleeping so I am.hiding out in my room where it is quiet :) such a mom thing lol anyways I am reading everyone's reviews and I just can't believe I am really doing this and it is right around the corner it makes me cry. ( happy tears) but I am.nervous I will be shot down what if at my pre open they say they can't do or what if while.in surgery I wake up and they did nothing omg I am crazy I know. But when I went in to Dr just.for consultation my bp went up and its because I have anxiety and was really nervous it only happens when I am super nervous. So that's why j am afraid something will go wrong . Well I love hearing from every one and hearing about everything. Have a good day
I seriously feel your anxiety i know i will be the same. You do know you will be fine, i know your going to be FABULOUS!!
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3weeks to go!!

So I am pretty happy I have been walking and started running again and as of yesterday lifting some weights. Now I am.not a runner so I was happy when me and my husband ran almost two miles yesterdAy without stopping :) my husband is in shape and has been lifting for awhile well most his life but he described to start walking and running with me to and I love it cAuse we get to connect and talk. But I have lost 2 pounds woo goo. I have decided 2014 is the year I am going to take my body back I am going to work out eat healthy etc. So the kids go back to school tomorrow then I am going to plan dinners and see what else I need.to get before surgery. My.mom is going to help out a lot and j think she is very excited about it. My hubby took a few days off work so I will deff hAve support around. If it was.not for my husband mom and dad this would.not be happening and I don't know how I can ever say thank you enough. Ok so I am just rambling. Anyways 21 days and counting almost to the teens. Thanks for listening :)
I love running but look so silly doing it. Im so completely un-co. I definitely should not run in public, thank god for my treadmill lol! Good on you for the weight loss. Much easier to focus on yourself with the kids back at school. Our kids dont go back til end of jan.
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wow end of January that's crazy!! Mine went back today and the house is so quiet. Now what haha
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Prayers be with u
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miss spelling

Ok so I see when I do updates on my phone or kindle I suck with the spelling lol anyways I wanted to apologize so im sorry :)
Also I wanted to say thankyou to my husband for making my dream come true and supporting me in the choice. You have no idea what this means to me. :)
I am doing good I am excited but I will be extatic after my pre op and once I know nothing is going to go wrong!! I am trying to be healthy it takes will power lol how r you what all have you got for after surgery just curious
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16days to go!!

So I am super excited got my Dr paid in full !!!!! Also I only want to lose 5 more pounds by surgery I have lost 4 as of this morning when I weighed. I am writing down my measurements but since I saw the Dr in November I have lost like 3 inches around my stomach. I am working hard to make a life style change and its working :) how is everybody doin in rs land?
Good for you, great weight loss, your nearly there. My god you must be soooo excited, nervous, estatic and anxious lol
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2 weeks to go!!

Cant believe I am two weeks away is crazy. My husband said this is the longest countdown ever 10 years 9 years etc lol. Super excited my pre op Tuesday morning. Going to make a to do list today I want my house totally cleaned and all linen etc washed before hand so it will be pretty easy on hubby. Its super nice my mom will be helping and I have to aunts that have offered to help as well. There are some people I have not told like my husbands side of the family but they don't live by me and then my dad and brother and one of my sisters. I just don't want to be judged. Plus I will see my dad in feb and I want to see if he will be able to tell I have made some changes :) then I will tell him. How is everyone else doing? Being able to get onto rs has really helped me a lot. Reading reviews looking at picks rambling when needed. Its def been a calming point for me. If any one has ideas etc please let me no. Cant wait to be on the flat side!!
I want to follow your blog! I had my first consultation last week and am waiting for a quote on a tummy tuck! I also have 4 kiddos. I went to the consult to talk about lipo and came out knowing that surgeon won't even do just lipo on me. He knows I won't be happy, at all! So, now its tummy tuck talk. I was hoping to get it all done this month, but with a more invasive surgery just don't know if I can take all that down time right now. Might have to wait until summer. I am rooting for you and looking forward to hearing updates!
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yea that's awesome!!! I was going to do my surgery when kids were on spring break but then I descided to do sooner cause I did not want to ruin there break plus I would feel guilty if I was sleeping and trying to recover. This way they will be at school and between my mom step dad husbands and aunts they will be good. So yes let me no how you apt goes with the tummy talk ? As you can see with my pics I def need unfortunately I did not get lucky when it came to having children. lol
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thank you... you to its getting super close!! Cant believe we are doing this :)
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wanted to apologize

So yes looking at my before pics omg I look really grumpy I want to remove them and redo. Seriously I am not a grumoy person I tend to smile and laugh a lot. Oh and I am really happy most morning it drives my kids crazy I like to sing them awake haha SO any ways sorry again I think I was concentrating waaaaay to hard lol

pre op

Ok so got my pre op done with dr today!!! He is oh my gosh amazing. Has no problems answering all my questions goes over things I may not have thought about listens is not in a hurry etc. Also he thinks I will be super super happy with my results. I was concerned abt my breasts he said he ancors them up really high as he can get the knowing they are going to drop alittle plus with natural againg but he said they will never go back to where they are now. Woo Hoo for that oh and they wont look like I have a ski slope on top. Tummy he will do the incision as low as he can make it keeping in mind something about being able to move the bb correctly with out have to cut up and down as well. Which we both don't want. Oh they also had me get this stuff call magnesium citrate which I am to do Saturday before and it just clears your bowels out before surgery. The nurse said it will help but to also take stool softeners since pain meds stop ya up. I got my two prescriptions and that stuff to drink and it was on 24$ cheap I was super excited. I don't have ins so I thought it was going to be a lot more. So I have a pre op at hospital Tuesday and they will give me my surgery time then. Also I will have 4 drain tubes the two for my breasts will be removed when I come home from the hospital. ( its an over night stay) the other two I will have in for 1-2 weeks. Oh and I can shower the next day he does not believe in making you wait. So ye I am pretty happy about that. I am super excited this is just to crazy for me. My husband and kiddos have been very supportive and understanding :) My mom and pop and hubby just want my dreams to come true and they surely are!!
Yay!! Flat tummy here you come..
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7 more days EEEEEK!!

So 7 more days to go and this time next week I will be on the flat side. WOW that's all I can say. Everytime I get on RS now I cry I have no idea why I think cause I am just in disbelief and excited nervous. This is totally emotional for me cause I have waited so dang long. To finally feel like a girl again maybe even sexy and look good in my clothes and be able to buy panties that are super cute and not have my gut hang over them. Oh and by the way I did go buy two pair from vickies something I have always wanted to be able to wear hope they work out :) So tomorrow I get my blood work done and pre op at hospital also will find out time of surgery then after that its the hurry up and wait game blah but hey I have something to look forward to tomorrow. Then I think I will go to dillards with my mom. I do have to say my husband mom and step dad aka pop have been so supportive and excited for me its been amazing. I hope once everyone else finds out they will be nice. Ok so I hope everyone waiting there turn is super excite and ready and for those who have crossed over congrats and good luck with heeling :)
The anticipation is killing me..hurry up jan 27!
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hospital pre op done

So yesterday I had my pre op at the hospital and got my blood work done. Found out I have to be at hospital at 7:30 Monday morning!!! OMG this is really happening I am so so stinkin happy!!!! My mom took me shopping after appointments yesterday and today I have been busy doing random cleaning and lunch with the kiddos at school etc. I bought a few more supplies and made me alittle thing that holds all my meds etc and I will do one with sugar free jello cups protein bars and I don't know what else. I wanted healthy stuff that I can just grab when I need to take meds etc. This weekend will be interesting since I am supposed to drink that magnesium citrate Saturday morning so yeah woohoo starting off my Saturday poopin lol . Think it will be a rest day at home. I bought some wipies toilet wipes and gauze at the store today to add to my supplies. Ok so 5 more sleeps and I will be on the flat side. :)

so i told some family members

SO I descided to tell my sister brother and dad. Yea well my brother and his wife were pretty supportive my brother was even being encouraging. Man was not expecting that but super happy. Told my dad holy crap that went way worse then I thought it would. He was very upset/mad he asked why would I do that to myself, I need counsling, I am going to cheat on my husband, why not take my family on nice vacation. I told him I deserve this and I told him why and he said so because your a mom you deserve and laughed needless to say the subject got changed. :( What sucks more is he wil be vising on the 15 th and my husband is not happy and I am afraid there will be an argument . I have to make a two hour drive on the 14th to my sisters to see him and kida don't want to now plus I don't know how I will feel. Any ideas or suggestions? Any who 2014 is my year and I will be changing a lot so I am super excited for me :) K Thanks for listening
2 more sleeps. Its almost like being a kid at christmas!
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Almost your time! You will be so happy, I had tt done on the 20th feeling good
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Wow .... so totally sorry you have to deal with that ..Take comfort in knowing this site and all of us are here for you, Be strong hun and know you are making best choice for you.
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i am so emotional lol

SO ok lets see what has gone on um I have been staying super busy. Yesterday I went to the mall took hubby to lunch and went to natural grocers ( I love that store) Today I did my grocery shopping and made sure I stocked up on certain stuff plus I got me some gowns and zip front sport bras made me a little thing with munchies in it so I don't have to have people always get me something if I am hungry plus I will put bottled water in it too. Got my house mostly cleaned will finish tomorrow and my moms as well. SO tomorrow I have to drink the magnesium citrate so not looking forward to that lol Guess I will make sure kindle is charged if I am on toilet for a few hours haha oh and the hospital called and changed my time I have to be at the hospital at 530 am surgery at 730!!!!!! (Monday) I keep crying all day cause I cant believe this is happening I am excited nervous etc How is everyone else doing??
2 days!? That's super exciting! I have 34 more days and I'm already emotional so I Can only imagine how you feel! I'll be praying for you!
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What an emotional roller coaster you poor thing you must feel emotionally exhausted. At least having done so early will give you no time to worry before hand. Ok not no time, theres always time for worrying, but less time!
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Heck I am doing ok two more sleeps !!!! Less time to worry is good I just keep myself busy busy busy but super excited am nervous
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few last minute pics

Ok so here are some last minute pics I am also having a breast lift. Wanted to give my stats as well
Weight 183
Waist 32
Tummy at BBC 35 in morning 36 at night
Hips 42
Oh and I am 5 10 so now we all no and after surgery I will do more hopefully I measured right but pretty positive
Thanks and how totally exciting for you!! Seems like time goes slow and then bam it's here.. best of luck keep us posted
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I can't wait till they say breathe in and out slowly and then I can count backwards and snore lol
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Ok so....

Kinda tmi but just in case my dr said to drink magnesium citrate this morning ( 10 fl oz ) well I waited till two has to go into town any who it did not go into affect till 7 tonight and it's still in affect!!!! And my loving husband and teenager keep making me laugh like crack up laughing and I'm tellin you what having the poop issue and laughing no bueno!!! But it's funny

seeing the flat side tomorrow!!!

So one more sleep!!! Everything is done now just counting down the hours. Kids going to mom's at five and me hubby and teenager going to a movie. It will help to add the time. Then home shower bed. Nurse said I can take a vicoden to h elp sleep but not sure if I should.
You are going to look great !! Sending good thoughts and wishes your way!!! Update when you can .
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See ya when you hit the flat side girly! Prayers being sent for you
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Just read your profile and I am so excited for you! Woohoo! Your going to look marvelous! Prayers and healing thoughts your way!
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I made it !!

Here ate a few pics my husband took for me . What do y'all think ?? I love love love such a huge difference
Looking so good already rest & heal congratulatioms !!!!
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Congrats girl, you look fabulous. Happy healing
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awesome girl!! You look amazing!!! Stay strong!!!!
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one day post op

Ok so surgery went well yesterday...when I saw my tummy and breast for the first time I was in shock kinda still am. Even my kids and family ate like omg or holy shit! Ok so I won't lie
But this hurts bad !!! The hospital.sucked but I did.get a pain pump that's nice. My mom slept at hospital with me. So I really.did not sleep.last night . Like all I had was 4 jello cups and a ton of water I was terribly full. So every time I would doze I would stop breathing.twice when I fell asleep I would burp stuff would come u and j would start choking and not breathe. Scared me to death..I am feeling better now hello and water r the only two things that agreewith me.
We r home watched some tv with hubby then he fixed the bed for me emptied my drains made sure I have everythinh I neede and have me.My.pain.meds I am rotating eden

cant type its makkng me cry

So I am.taking. vicoden and ibuprofen. Drinking a ton of water and have hello. Being at.home I am doing so much better moving around greAt. Hope the pics.are.good I will try and get.more. breast r very hard and high under then they seem flat buy that is normal said Dr with in two months they will drop and round out . But with what.I.have seen superb!! K ladies have to go can't keep my.eyes open. Love all.off us and.keep us posted..
U look fab.
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Thank you Libra!
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You are looking awesome!!! Makes me wish I was getting mine done tomorrow! Happy healing to you!
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3 rd day po

So I am doing pretty good. The first night in hospital was horrible I did not like the nurse and I could not sleep. Every time I dozed off I quit breathing I think it was from the anestisia. I was on oxygen the whole time now my nose is so so dry when I try and blow its just blood. I think my biggest complaint is my throat I can not clear it for nothing it is pissing me off. I am contantly tring and cough little coughs but nothing is working :( My pain is going better today still rotating the two meds. I am getting in and out of bed and going potty on my own. I will say under my binders I am itching super super bad!!! I put lotion on also I put a tank top under neath that seems to be helping quit a bit. So yeah I think I have said this but I do not regret one bit but the pain level is pretty dang bad. I am walking around a lot and using the breathing thing they gave me. Hubby is going to help me shower today. He as been great taking care of me and the kids. I am trying to convince him to take the rest of he week off lol My mom and pop have ben very supportive. Mom stayed the night at the hospital with me and me and pop are going to watch movies together. I told him I wanted to see the new sound of music so he got that for us :) OH yea a few other things sorry I am a scatter brain. The dr removed 3 pounds from my stomach. holy crap I did not think it would be that much. Also he was able to get my scare as low down as he wanted with out making a vertical scar which I am super happy about. This may sound weird but I was worried my nipples would not have sensation well they do and they be a little more sensitive. Also no quit sure but I think he got all my stretch marks on my belly and some from my sides woo hoo. I have to wear the cg for four weeks. DR took out the two drains from boobs yesterday morning and the ones from my tummy are staying in till atleast the 4th that's my follow up. And I have a belly button again lol and I can see my vajj!! But it is swollen. My twelve year old said mom it looks like you have a penis I was like omg are you kidding. I have clothes on and he could still see how swollen I am. And my teen ager said its crazy cause he saw my belly for the first time ever yesterday. Wll I am going to go I will get back to yall later. Happy heling everyone. And jules you are next and you will love your results. I am super excited for you.
Wanted to let everyone know I will do a review tomorrow as far as how I am doing. I am laying down right now think I over did it found myself crying like a baby but hubby got me fixed up so i think I am good
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Congrats!!!! Happy healing..
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Thank you :)
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morning of 5th day po

Ok so sorry I did not post yesterday I have been a scatter brain lol. First off still taking the Vicodin and advil was going to stop the vic last night nut stupid me I tried to be to helpful and ended up on my bed crying like a baby from the pain. Omg it was so so bad and it was cause I was standing to long so my hips back and the area around my belly button yeah bad. So took to vicodins and did not move from the spot I was in. I still cant sleep more the two hours or so at a time at night but that's ok cause I am rotating my meds every three hours so on the bright side don't need an alarm. HAHA OK so I am taking stool softeners at night and nothing today is day 5 and it would be very helpful if I could go it bothers me at night and morning the worst. I think it would help me feel better to go to the bathroom. Its to funny I am so flat but super swollen cant wait for that to go down some. I will try to get a pic or two to post for yall in just a bit. Something funny so my pubic area is swollen pretty good and yesterday i went to sit at the table and my vajj hit the corner of the table and I said ahhh my scrotem haha my husband thought it was pretty funny lol. ( thing the swelling is down this morning) I had muscle repair and to the left of my belly buttom it burns extremely bad like bad bad causes me to hunch over really far and lean to the left. Does anyone else have this problem? Its more so after I have been laying or sitting and I go to walk. Took a shower Wednesday and um yea that was to much I have all these dang holes to clean and bandage etc not worth it to me. I think after I get the drains removed it will be a lot easier. But don't worry I am going to shower today or tomorrow. Would love to get in to see my hairdressrer going to have to work on that!! Hey I was looking at bathing suites on maurices.com and they have some super cute ones. I want a bikini top and the boy shorts. ( hope I can wear something like that this summer) Over all still very happy no regrets every one is super helpful ( my mom pop husband and kids) I am trying really hard to rest and take it slow. Sorry if I ramble to much but thanks for reading!! Good luck to those getting ready and happy safe healing to those who are done. BIG HUGS
Congrats happy healing. Try Epsom salt and warm water to help use the bathroom.
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I'm so sorry you're struggling with pain and not having bm. I was able to have a bm after drinking a cup of coffee, maybe try that? Anyways, I hope all get better for you very soon!
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awesome
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ok called the nurse

SO I just called the nurse and asked about the burning I am having. They asked if the skin was irritated I said no was it hot no is it red no what they said it probably is is the drain tube it goes in my hip area and then up I guess and since it is worse after laying down or sitting then getting up and moving its moving the tube. She said take it easy over the weekend and by Monday I will feel so different and especially after tuesday when they take the drains out. so that's what I am going to do for sure but I want to wash my hair but I am alone :(
Are you standing straight or hunched?
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I am hunched my Dr said I could stand straight pretty much right away but honesty I can't. J mean I have tried but I am so dang tight ( and that's good ) and it depends if I am.having g the burning or not so far today I am not but I am still hunched. What about you??
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Hunched. Not even close to standing tall. My boyfriend wanted to take a pic and asked if I could straighten out more and I had to laugh. Now., I'm freaked about a seroma or blood blood blood clot from reading about possible causes of me getting light headed earlier.
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Two pics

Ok so had to fix my bandage and empty drains so I took two pics for y'all. As you can see super super swollen!! That's kinda a downer but to be expected. Next boobies are slowly starting to look better you can tell they have dropped some there is more cleavage then there was the first day and they are rounding out. All in all I am a happy camper :)
You look great just keep in mind when the swelling goes down WOW is allI can say !!!!! :-)
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You look great, even with the swelling! :) I hope the rest of this process is easy on you! Sorry about the burning issue with the drains! I feel your pain! I've had the same problem now that I have my compression garment, it presses up against the drains and my hip on the inside. It's weird that I can feel them. It sucks I have to have them for a couple more weeks! :/
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Looking fabulous girly
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Dr

Tomorrow I go to dr in the morning for my first po. Really hoping the drains get removed. I put on a sports bra today feels much better. I will give a better review after my apt. Hoping for the best :)
You are looking great! You remind me a lot of myself, which is making me VERY hopefully for when I finally schedule my TT!
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Wow you look amazing, I can't believe your after pictures
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Looking good. Hope you have a good apt today with your Doctor. What a difference in your before and after pics. Take care of yourself. Happy healing. Just think about how great you are going to feel and look this summer. c:
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9 days po..

Ok so I am kinda embarrassed. I was looking at some of my reviews and oh gosh was I out of it. Yall are probably thinking what the hell has gotten into her!! lol At least its funny :) Ok so I am 9 days Po and I think yesterday was a turning point. I went to the Dr they said I am looking really good. I got my drains pulled and yea for some it may not hurt but for me it kinda hurt felt very nasty and thought I was going to throw up on myself. When the Dr remove the drains from breasts it did not hurt. Then all day my tummy felt weird like air was moving through it on both sides of my belly button. But the drains started hurting me a few days prior so that might have had a lot to do with it. The good thing though is no more burning and no more dealing with the tubes etc. SO I was on my feet from like 6 am to 9 pm yesterday and I am so tired. But I feel great and last night my pin in my stomach total changed like it almost disappeared for awhile I kept asking my hubby if I broke my sutures or something. He just laughed and said no I am fine not to worry. So yes the pain has totally gotten better I don't feel as handicapped now the drains are out and I can wear spanx I don't have to wear my binder woo hoo!! I go back Thursday next week and will get the tape removed from my incisions. I did go through about two days of being emotional and I cried a lot but my husband was also being an ass so that did not help. All is good now :) oh and my breast are good I can tell in my right one I have fluid build up it reminds me of when you are nursing and you get a clogged milk duct ( forget what's that's called its been years) its kinda warm and its tender and has a hard spot the nurse said my body will absorb so I will give it a few days if it gets worse I will give them a call. They have dropped a little and are starting to round out at the bottom. I love them :) I have no regrets and I am completely happy with my results. Even totally swollen I don't think I look bad at all. I cant wait to get back to my exercising I want to lose abt 15 to 20 more pounds. Then if I descide I want the lipo contouring I will get that done but I will wait a bit. Oh and my weight so with the surgery it said I put on 5 pounds but within like 5 days the 5 pounds were gone plus another pound. I drink a ton of water and need to start eating pinnapple. Ok so I am also going to add some pics let me no what yall think. That's for ready and happy healing to everyone

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Here of pics from the last few days. Any questions let me know
Can i have her email for pricing
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Yes let me get it and I wil Give to you. There are two dr's there
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Ok thank u
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Scar pic

Ok this is what I can see so far. Does not look bad under the tape in other areas looks nasty but I think it's just scab.

Belly button

Ok here is my belly button. I love it and it's nice to have one again. Now it looks like it does cause I swollen and it is being pushed forward cause the day of surgery if you look at that pic it was more in.
Also do I need to keep belly button covered? I put ointment on after shower but other than that I think it is fine ?
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12 days po

Ok so I am bored thought I would add some pics. Let me know honestly what y'all think. I am 12 days po still swollen but it's getting better. Love the boobies they still have alittle dropping to do and are swollen on the sides but all in all great. Tummy looking great I just wish the ken doll look would go away. Can't wait to go to dr on Thursday. Oh and I am down another pound super happy with that I have been wondering when I will see the three pounds gone from what he removed.
You look great nice healing.
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Your looking great! You are def swollen but by week 3 I think u will see better results in the am? I dont know. And the ken doll thing sucks. Make sure to keep showing your dr. Mine went a little crazy swelling and redness so I had to get it aspirated and put on antibiotics. Good luck!!! Can't wait to see more pix!
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Ty :) the swelling sucks bad :( I go to the Dr Thursday to have tape removed and I am going to ask about the lower swelling.
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Pics from yesterday

Looking good in your jeans! Keep it up! Happy healing!
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officially 2 weeks po today

Ok so its been two weeks now. Wow time sure does go by!! I am feeling great getting energy back. I am tired at night but cause I need to sit and relax not to sleep. I am standing straight as of yesterday yea!! I started wearing my binder again because I feel it helps way better with the swelling then the spanks does. I don't wear anything at night. I am one pound away from showing the three pounds the dr took off. I am super happy about that. I am def still swollen especially in my pubic area (Hate that) My breasts are doing good still need to drop have some swelling oh and my tape is coming off around my nipples and the scar does not look bad at all. I can totally live with my scars they don't bother me I know they will fade in time anyways so I am not going to use anything unless dr thinks is needed. I put jeans on yesterday for the first time that was super exciting. My nine year old noticed I was standing straight yesterday and he commented how excited he was about it. No more medicine sleeping normal not inclined or anything. Pretty much back to normal except no heavy lifting and I cant wear some of my pants but all in good time. I go to the dr Thursday and all my tape will be removed so I will post again then. Now I am so undescided I want to get hair removal (brazillion and arm pits) But I hear that the first few treatments people itch really bad and get a rash and its almost unbearable I don't know what to do?????? Also I am thinking towards the end of year after I lose 15-20 more pounds I was thinking lipo in a few areas but exercising may help and eating right but I have read how horrible it is and the recovery and its worse then the tummy tuck what do yall think?? I also wanted to say thank you for all yalls support kind words and following my review. I love everyone on RS and its made my experience that much better :)
Dang girl I'm 2 weeks today and my bed still terrifies me !!! I miss it so much :-/ You look great and I'm so happy for you things are getting back to normal.
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New jeans?? Looking great!!
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You look so good!! I think I bought those same miss me jeans for "after". Seems like it will be forever until I'll deflate enough to fit in them though!!! Happy healing!!
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New pics

18 days po

Ok so I went to the dr yesterday and it went super good. I got almost all my tape removed except for the two right under nipple and I think that is cause its stuck real good. ( so I will soak in shower) Also got my stitches out of belly button. So now I am feeling really good. Its so much better when all thjat stuff is gone now just need to ditch the binder but he said 4 weeks. Honestly though I like the binder cause it helps so much with the swelling and it reminds me to take it easy. ON the other hand it bugs the shit out of me!!! It irritates my hips and its itchy even with a tank under it and I hate having a bunch of stuff in the way when I need to go potty or try something on lol. Also I know I am only 38 but I have been going through menopause for a few years and so my body temp is higher and with hot flashes the less clothes the better :) Ok so the dr said I can start walking he does not care if I do 5 miles a day woot woot but no running or benching for about another month. I go back to DR on the 18th of march and so by then I will be almost 2 months out. Sleeping sucks like its good I am in my bed I can lay down flat on side whatever but the sides of my boobs hurt so I don't sleep good the Dr said cause that's were a lot of nerves are plus I have inside bruising. Tonight I might force myself to sleep on back and see what happens. All in all I am super happy with what I did would not change a thing about it and I know its only going to get better. As you can see in my pics I am super swollen and it does not help I go out all day and run around with my mom haha but its a blast I love her so much. Oh and I do not wear a binder or spanx to bed its nice to feel free :) Lets see don't know my measurements but my weight is were it was before surgery it did go down 2 pounds (doc removed 3) But it went back up again the dang swelling. And I do not know about yall but this damn man pooch sucks!! So I am going to go to my sisters this weekend and she has not seen me since surgery and yeah (not) my dad will be there so I am so not excited about it hopefully he keeps his mouth shut. ( he was very rude to me when I said I was having this surgery) Ok well I think that is all for now I will post again in about a week so we can see if anything looks different. Thanks for reading and best of luck to all yall!!
Looking great great great! Hope the visit goes well this weekend. Stay positive and keep the good healing vibes flowing.
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You look awesome girl
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Wow! You were brave and did the tt and the breast lift. I will prob. wish I did both but I was doing good to have the courage to do the tt. You are doing so great! You seem to have come through both so great. Well on your way. Cant wait to see pictures weeks from now. So excited and thrilled for you. I think every mom should get to do this if they wanted. I know its kind of expensive and a long recovery but I think most moms would think it is def worth it.
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Few pics

clode to 4 weeks po

Ok I posted two pics. Not to bad I will say the swelling is super bad cause I worked yesterday and I took the two pics last night. I am subbing little people so I am on my feel al day and bending over a lot!! I feel great otherwise. Oh and my breast the right one dropped like almost 2 weeks ago just waiting on the other one. I totally love my results and would do this all over again so happy I took the plunge!! Now I want to lose the other 20 pounds and see what happens with my hips cause they are so bad looking to me they are huge!! I am pretty much back to my old routine and I am even working alittle when the schools need help plus I started my walking again. I watch what I eat and drink a lot of water. So now I need to descide if I really want the lazor hair removal and if I do I will wait for winter and what type of sculpting work I want done in 2015 if any so I will spend spare time researching lol
Hey I wanted to mention I told everyone I was going to my sisters cause my dad was coming to visit. Well we went he was nice but we did catch him like 3 times trying to be an as behind my back so my hubby gave him the evil eye haha it worked cause he stopped. Then I thought my sisters would want to see y results etc but not really and whenever I would need to stand up I was alittle hunched cause it takes a second they would ask whats wrong that got annoying oh and my dad did tell me to get over it when I said I still had pain. So glad that was a short visit and that we got a hotel room for the one night :)
I really appreciate everyones support here on rs and taking time to read my review sorry if it takes me time to get back I procasonate so bad at times. Happy healing to everyone and I will post again soon
Also I had hair removal on my armpits and bikini area, it wasn't itchy, and it feels like someone is popping you with a rubber band when it hurts, for the most part it didn't hurt, the new lasers are great. Good luck!
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Cool thanks for the info I am think of doing towards the end of summer cause it gets really hot and humid here and did not know if it would be uncomfortable with sweating etc but I can't wait to do it
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Hey girly you are looking great! Do you sleep with a bra? That might help, in a side sleeper but have been able to sleep on my back with a body pillow folded like a letter A, it's been really comfy.happy for you that you are enjoying hanging out with your beautiful mom!
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One month po

K here r some pics. Everything is going great. Breast are good one has dropped waiting on the other one I feel like I am very crooked blah but I sure love them lol belly is good I think scar looks great. I am not using anything for my scar. My belly button is slowly going in thank goodness there is a small scab I want to pick my hubby says leave it alone it is there cause when the stitcher were removed it came apart alittle I guess. I am very happy with results but can't wait to see what I will look like once I am
Not so stinkin swollen. My weight is at 183 and my neaUrement around well that's pointless at this point lol my breast measure the same according to vs. started back on supplements and walking alittle and eating good drinking lots of water should be down to 175 soon wish me luck!! As far as my thunder hips yeah going to talk to the dr Abt that on the 18th think I will be doing lipo by beginning of next year. Last hair removal first :)

i am a dork

Haha please excuse the toilet shots!! After I posted I looked back and was like omg really what was I thinking haha my full length mirror is on my bathroom door oh well we have all seen toilets :) Happy healing everyone!!!!
Just curious how things are going. I am meeting with my PS this week. I have already been to him to talk about a TT but this week I am going to talk to him about getting a breast reduction done at the same time. Which made me think of your journey. I would love to know how you are doing. You are looking great, which gives me high hopes for both surgeries!
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you are looking wonderful, congratulations!
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Wow ! I admire you gals who have their boobs & TT MR done all at once...you are looking great, what an awesome transformation...looking good! I had both TT &. BL but did them separately probably cause I'm an older gal I'm 61 now. Life altering surgeries no matter what our age I wish you much happiness I hope the swelling veins under your boobs goes away soon (((Hugs))) LiveLoveBelieve
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6omths

ok so it has been 6 months!!!! Crazy how time flies. I will post some pics soon from my phone. Overall I am super happy with my results. I go back to the dr on the 11th of august of which I am going to see what we are going to do about my muffin top. I work out 5 days a week I eat right and I am down to 175 pounds woohoo. But the muffin will not budge. MY tummy around at bely button has gone down a few inches since surgery . Also when I go to the dr I am asking about my dog ears which he knows about and my belly button. You can see in pics when they removed the stiches it came apart alittle therefor the scare is bigger which we may fix but that does not bother me what does is I have a huge belly button. But its a heck of a lot better then what I did have. Sorry I am all over the board wanted to get this in before the kids got up. Anyways all in all best choice I ever made!!! I have my confidence and I am not embarrassed around my husband and I can even wear a two piece that has not happened since I was 16 lol
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This place is amazing the staff is very friendly and the Dr is amazing I felt very comfortable with him.

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