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Petite Little Mama Going for a Normal Looking Belly Again! (Post op pics!)- Atlanta, GA
- updated 10 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $3,300
- Dr. Michael McNeil, Marietta PS (Atlanta, GA)
I'm a 27 year old mother to 3 little sweeties....
- 23 Oct 2011
- 2 months pre
I'm a 27 year old mother to 3 little sweeties. They are 6, 4, and 2 years old - all 3 c-sections. The amount of weight that I gained between all 3 of my pregnancies combined is 150 pounds and had big babies! I have always been petite framed and had a high metabolism. I'm currently 5'4, 102 pounds. I know, it seems crazy for me to be undergoing a TT when I am that small. But, in between my 2nd and 3rd child I underwent umbilical hernia surgery and it left me literally without a belly button, and just an ugly rainbow scar. I feel like I have an alien belly button now. ;) But also, I have diastatis recti, and when I flex or lean backwards, my intestines pop out through the middle of my ab muscles. I also have a good bit of extra, wrinkly skin from all the weight gain in my pregnancies. I'm embarassed to be so young, next to all the girls my age with a stomach like this at the pool, etc. and am always having to suck in my stomach so that I don't look 3 months pregnant due to my bulging abs from the pregnancies. I am very fit and work out daily, eat healthy, play tennis and chase 3 little ones - and after all that I have come to the conclusion that surgery is the only answer to my problem. Thankfully, insurance is willing to cover the diastatis recti repair, so my balance left is only a little over $3000 which is great!
I'm looking forward to going through this journey with you girls and love the support and care I see in all the reviews on here. What a great place. My surgery is scheduled for January 6th and I'm terrified to say the least!
One question though - I am planning on birthday girl's trip at either 8 or 11 weeks post op. We'll be at the beach, and like to do lots of dancing, going out, have drinks, etc. Will I be able to do all of that only that far post op or is it a bad idea? Thanks so much! :)
Nervous! I am only 2.5 weeks out and feeling...
- 19 Dec 2011
- 10 days pre
Any tips, ideas, opinions on things you could and couldn't live without during those first few weeks post surgery? Thanks so much!!!! :)
1 week post op, feeling great! I ended up having a...
- 13 Jan 2012
- 15 days post
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