Mommy Makeover in tx

Hello ladies! Iam 29, in May, and a mom to three...

Hello ladies! Iam 29, in May, and a mom to three girls. They are 11,8,and soon to be 7. I have always been a very petite girl, weighing 105 most of my life. Iam 5'4. I was 105 to start out during all three of my PG.When i went in to deliver I was 195, all three times.I lost the weight within a few months,every time. I now have my tubes tied and very saggy skin when i bend over and my breasts are like paper thin when i bend over. I have decided to have a makeover with a tt and bA and lipo in the love handles......I feel crazy not being able to tell anyone because of the comments about your so tiny, you dont need it. Blah blah blah......I am a nervous wreck...I am so afraid of dying over such a crazy thing. leaving my girls is killing me. I truley dont want them to know due to body image issues. I am trying to keep calm ,but i need all the help i can get.Please Please post helpful hints and tips to fast recovery

Oh, I feel for you. First of all, I think you'll make it through this with flying colors (not that I'm any sort of medical professional, but pretty much all healthy, non-smoking women who have board certified surgeons are thrilled with their results).

I know it's hard. Check out Jenbob's post about her mommy makeover. It's entertaining and informative. And we're here for you through this, too. You'll be amazed at how supportive the mommy makeover community on RealSelf is.

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Well, today I will put down my deposit.......ugh!...

Well, today I will put down my deposit.......ugh! I'm so very nervous and afraid of dying lol. I am really praying for a fast recovery. Can anyone tell me if you are able to care for kids and cook dinner after ten days?
Low salt, high fiber, high protein, no soda or anything carbonated can make the gas worse, lots of water and fruit, pineapple is good, I would get low sodium saltines, low sodium broth I make my own, and maybe some noodles to go in it, toast, fruit, some protein shakes
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Lol. I know! What about supplies we need and what can we eat and drink?
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I got a wedge, a long body pillow, a round bolster pillow and a small rectangle that fits behind my back and a neck pillow for like an airpline---- now mind you some of these I had, but you know none of them will make me comfy with this surgery, LOL
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Well, last night I decided since I am a side...

Well, last night I decided since I am a side sleeper, I would make my nest early and try it out before all the pain. I am so glad I did! I did not sleep very much. I had no place to rest my head with out straining my neck. Any advice! I'm pretty comfy except my head. I go to my pre op visit Monday the 27! I'm not a workout kinda person, I mean I do some times try to be, but I never stick to it. A worry I have is that my body won't be able to handle the surgery or recovery because I'm not fit.....16 days!! Prayers please..
Hi!! Our surgery is on the same date!!! I am sure you will be fine and its probably just your nerves getting to you. I was also thinking about getting a mini tummy tuck but I got scared of the scar. I can't wait to see pictures. Good Luck!!!!
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Thank you guys! I tried the bed,( trial run before pain) not good. Lol! We are now trying a rocker chair and ottoman from out media room. Hope this works, if not I will use a recliner from my mom.
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as far as sleeping, luckily i have a tempurpedic adjustable bed. I think some places do a free 30 day trial. I love it! just an idea!
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I had my pre op today and it went well. I'm so...

I had my pre op today and it went well. I'm so happy with my surgeon choice! He makes me feel at ease and like I have nothing to worry about, even tho I will worry on the morning of. I start my vitamins today. He gave me vitamix, it comes with arnica and the others for swelling. I will have one drain he thinks. No binder!! I will have pain pump. I had blood work, anemia and pregnancy test. I will wear support hose for surgery to help prevent clots. I will wear a bra from them for six weeks.....that just about covers it.
March 8th rep it! LOL
im going that day too. ugh! So scary! You'll look so good tho!!!
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My date is so close......eeekkkk!!! I had so many...

My date is so close......eeekkkk!!! I had so many emotions at my pre op yesterday, I almost walked out and said forget it! I really want this, but I really want the Lord to allow me more time with my kids. I keep thinking of all the ladies on here that sounded like me and they are in full recovery mode now, and well. It's so scary! I got some vitamin water and protein bars at the store and stool softener. I started mt vitamins yesterday. They are like horse pills. Lol! I'm ready to be done!!
Hey! I just saw that you're in Austin too! Dr. Reid is a good one! You are gonna look great!
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I have 3 kids as well 7, 5 and 2 and I have told them because I dont want them in the dark I'm extreemly open with my kids, probably to much, but thats me. I understand you reasons for not saying stuff to them. When I finally decided to do it I told my 7 year old and he is a worrier and he is stressed that I will die. I talked to my PS and he said there is such a slight chance that it isnt even worth the worry, so I told him and he is way more comfortable my PS said worst thing would be infection. So now my focus is that and how I'm going to take care of a 2 year old.
My surgery is the day after yours and I'm scared to death too. Good luck and remember eye on the prize. :)
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Sounds like you had a good pre op it is getting closer now!!!
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Ok, well today I will note is a bad day....I am so...

Ok, well today I will note is a bad day....I am so afraid and emotional! I have cried twice in thirty min. And I have made( and deleted) my kids a good bye video! I will blame some of this on the fact that I will have a monthly visit some time soon, hope fully before next Thursday! Am I crazy? I mean I have loose skin, and back ache( probably caused by muscle separation) I mean do I really need this? I'm like many times ready to say I'm not doing it!
You are going to do and look great. We all deserve to do this for ourselves!!!! Positive thoughts..... What time is your surgery on the 8th? I am the same day @ 11
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girl, you are gonna be just fine!!! and you are gonna have a rockin' bod to boot!!!!! i am the day after you so we can recover together!!!!!
what size BA did you decide on?
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Hello ladies! I am making a list of foods to snack...

Hello ladies! I am making a list of foods to snack on, since everyone says they can't eat. What is everyone buying for the first week? I have low sodium everything....saltine crackers, cheese, fruit, apple sauce, pudding, water, vita water, raw veggies, Cheerios.....what am I missing?
I like frozen fruit bars - for when I want something sweet & cold plus, it's got lots of Vitamin C. Also, the dried apricots in a bag are low in sodium, fat free and cholesterol free and a good source of fiber.
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Ok, well today I called and set up a wax at 6:30 tonight.....OMG! All this nervous pain stuff....man, next week needs to be here before I get some serious grey hair!!!
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Almost your day, good luck hon. I go day after you....so excited to get it over with and get on with the recovery.
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Well, tomorrow is the big day. I am a mess!...

Well, tomorrow is the big day. I am a mess! Please, ladies pray, pray, pray.
I am so afraid, happy, excited...I don't know what I am!
I'm making my nest today. I have a king size plastic protection over my chair.
When are you able to raise your arms over your head to put on a shirt?
When are you able to sit in a normal position on a couch?
We are expected to have a storm come through today until the weekend. Great! I'm a wimp at storms and now I'm having surgery in one....wonderful.
Good luck!! Itll be great, just remember to keep telling yourself, pain is temporary and it's all worth it!
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Thank you, Msbeas. Good luck to you also. Prayers coming your way.
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Hi Mom, good luck w ur surgery, I'll be getting mine tomorrow too, happy healing to u and keep us posted!
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Today!! It's here. Oh, man! I am dealing out. I...

Today!! It's here. Oh, man! I am dealing out. I have seen so many of you post your fears and worries, to type the same things I am. I then see you post your done! Why am I still so worried? I was trying to back out last night and the hubs said, mo you will regret it...you have wanted this for so long. Ugh! He is right, but man I'm afraid. I will put my girls on the bus and then load the car and head out. Ladies, please say some prayers for me. I go in for surgery at 10:15. I will be praying for everyone durinf my many talks lately, with God.
Momofgirls Prayers comming your way!! So exciting for you. All the waiting is OVER!!! Yayyyy :)
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good luck, girl...you will be fine!!!
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I'm alive! I am po day 1. I had surgery at 1015...

I'm alive! I am po day 1. I had surgery at 1015 thursay. I don't remember anything.
The side.of my breast hurts. Just under my arm pit. My drains spots also hurt.did anyone have this problem? No bm yet...
Hello, all! I am doing much better. I had a bm, about time. I took my first shower today, it felt great! I'm three days after and sleeping well, every night. I find it very hard to stand up in the morning. My bb really burns a lot....any if you have this? I'm basically living on crackers and water....lots and lots of water. I have swelling and tightness right after I eat, even a little. Is this normal? All in all felling great.
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I'm doing Better. Very tight and swollen. My eyes are not function right so I haven't been on. I still burn on my left drain. No bm yet....we will see.
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I felt so much better after my first BM. I used MOM and gas relief pills together. After I went the first time even my binder felt loose.

I hope you are doing better!
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Hello, everyone! Wow, what a ride. I was calm on...

Hello, everyone! Wow, what a ride. I was calm on the day of surgery, we get there and the nurse calls my name to get my paper work started.....then it happens, she asked if I had a living will.......tears flow from that point on. Ha. Anyway I get in my gown and get prepare to go. I'm like I can't do it at this point...I really thought I ciuldnt. That's all I remember! Day two is clear, but nothing before. It's still like a dream. I can't grasp that I went through with it. I felt really good. Walking around with my walker, hanging out with the hubs. The whole weekend rocked! Today, I woke up in pain...very stiff. I then start crying cause I look like death just rose from the dead. I mean dang, lady brush your hair. Haha! What are you guys doing? Hair, makeup, what? I feel like a slob.....i hate it!! When can I life my arms up in the air to put on a shirt?
I went two weeks without any makeup what-so-ever and the first 7 days (until my drains were out) without washing my hair...(hats and braids were a god send), but that first week I honestly didn't think I was going to make it through the whole thing! I did take a sponge bath and shave every day though - if there's one thing I can't stand it's being prickly!
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Oh hun I know yesterday was day 10 the first day I could shower alone and I out on mascara that was the highlight of my day it doesnt matter, you have one job and that is to heal!!! You will have plenty of time to get all fixed again!!!
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I swear my right breast swells so much more than my left.....wth! I am so over these drains.....ugh! I am, however so very happy to say I have no bruising from Lipo.
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Hello, everyone! I am two weeks post op tomorrow!!...

Hello, everyone! I am two weeks post op tomorrow!! I saw the doctor on Monday and he removed one drain......didn't feel a thing. I now am massaging my breasts twice daily. I'm still very swollen, its getting old, but really not that bad. I'm not eating very healthy anymore...but I'm not eating very much. All in all its good. I think my bb is not as cute as my original, but its still healing so we will see. The area on my muffin top is still there.....I hope that swelling goes soon. I can't really see my after figure because I'm swollen all around my mid section. Can some one explain the dropping of the breasts? When will I know? How do I know I'm massaging them right? Well hopefully I will get my drain out Friday and then I can sleep in my bed and on my side!! With my love!!!
I sometimes get this feel like someone just pushed on my stomach.....anyone else get that? It's right where my ab wall is, like the outline area.
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Glad to hear things are going well for you. I am looking forward to seeing your after pictures. Happy Healing!
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Thanks! How are you doing?
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Hello ladies! I am two weeks and three days. My...

Hello ladies! I am two weeks and three days. My breasts are still big, my belly still very much swollen, and my back still hurts....I'm almost walking straight, but I kinda lean to the side, anyone else do that? I hope I get my last drain out Monday, the little clip from the drain broke!! I can't fit into any of my clothes....what about you guys?
I hope that your swelling goes down soon. Healthy healing.
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Hun you really look good, the swelling is a bugger especially now like week 3-4 ughgh but you are going to be great, it just takes a lot of time
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Well, I will be 4 weeks on Thursday. I'm still...

Well, I will be 4 weeks on Thursday. I'm still very swollen, but I can wear a few things with my spanx on. When is a good time to start buying clothes? I'm not sure what size bra or jeans I will be in. I have a few things that I still can't wear that I was able to before surgery. We went to an outdoor antique mall yesterday and walked for hours......I was very tight and swollen all night. I did the wifey deed yesterday, not bad at all. I still have a hard time sleeping in my bed and not in the chair...anyone else? I get full very fast some times don't even feel hungry, but I eat a little any way. I'm going camping Easter weekend, this should be fun! I just want to wear clothes..its 90 degree here and I can't fit into any shorts and my tanks are so snug it makes my breast look huge....plus this giant bra I have to wear, there is no hiding it.

Can anyone tell me the work outs we can do at...

Can anyone tell me the work outs we can do at three week?
I get those contractions in the morning upon waking it is exactly like severe labor, OMG I lay there gripping the sheets I get about 3 or 4 and then done never get them any other time. The seroma is like a rock in my belly, it travels when I lay flat it is right on my hipbone at my incision, when I stand its like an egg in my tummy, if you have one you will know it, there is no mistaking it!
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Thanks you guys.... How do you tell if you have Seroma? When I do a lot I get very tight, almost feels like contractions when your pregnant....crazy! I went to buy groceries yesterday, by my self.....bad idea! My breasts hurt so bad by the time I got to the car I called the hubs to say he was unloading alone.....
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Yes try to get some loose sundresses or something confy and if they are a little losoe will be OK, I seriously am thinking of waiting til 8 weeks to buy shorts or jeans something fitted like that, I am so swollen I am wearing yoga pants still, but it is still chilly there, maybe fins some stretchy things until you know your true size??? I am 4 weeks but cant do more than light walking due to my seroma, I walked a lot on Saturday and that is when it really filled and I was sore, so I gotta lay low for now. Have a fun trip, I wish it was 90 here!!!!
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It seems everyone is posting about how their...

It seems everyone is posting about how their clothes are so big and loose.....well, I can only fit into a few of my "big" clothes...WTH!! I'm so swollen, I guess. I mean every thing is small on me. I really can't eat a lot and I'm afraid I will look to skinny when its all over because I don't est a lot and my mind is saying I'm to big cause I can't fit into my clothes....any of them!! I was my smallest right before surgery and now I have no idea where I'm at...any one else feel like this??
Thank you!! I know it takes time, but to hear other people say it, I'm ashamed to say I get very upset.... I'm not sure yet about the nice boobs.....still waiting to feel normal with them. I feel like Dolly Parton. Haha
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You were petite before the surgery and you will be once all of your swelling has gone down!!
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Well, I am 5 weeks today! I never thought I would...

Well, I am 5 weeks today! I never thought I would be this far out and still swollen. I cant fit into any of my pre surgery clothes. Thank God I had some older bigger clothes to wear. I thought for sure I would be able to shop now,but I can't! I am only snacking all day, handfuls here and there. Never a full meal! Yesterday was my first meal in days. I eat half a sandwich for lunch and am so tight...I always feel full. I hate not knowing if its me gaining weight or if its stupid swelling. I don't know what to do.... I guess go back to eating salad and fruit.. I just figured since I wasn't eating very much I shouldn't watch what I eat. I'm the type that if I don't eat I loose very very fast and five pounds is a lot to a person that weighs 109.... I also take forever to loose five pounds.. it took 8 months once to loose 5 pounds!! Can you believe that?! Well , I am open to suggestion....
Congrats on hitting the 5 week mark! Woo hoo! Looking great!
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I hope that your swelling goes away soon. We are going out of state for my surgery and I plan on taking 3 pair of loose stretchy pants to wear during my 2wk stay. I do not even want to attempt to put on pre surgery clothes because if they are tight then that will depress the heck out of me. So it's stretchy pants and horrible checked snap front shirts that I found at wal mart. yippee. Healthy and happy healing!! Oh yes a question please. When were you able to lift your arms to put on a shirt?
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Look at this picture and let me know what you...

Look at this picture and let me know what you think....
I talked to my nurse yesterday and she says you gain about 10 pounds after surgery from water retention and swelling. You start seeing a diff in swelling after 8weeks..... I feel better.
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At 5 weeks you should still have swelling form the lipo. I know I did on my sides and back. I still have some now and I am almost 9 weeks. Every evening I am swollen too. The doc says it could take up to a year for some people to stop swelling.
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Unique.... I was at three weeks when I started raising my arms for clothes... I was told to not do it any other time.
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Hello!! Well, apparently I have been wearing...

Hello!! Well, apparently I have been wearing support hose not spanx..... Thats why I'm still really swollen. Ugh! I had no idea what I was doing when I bought the dang things, there was a ton on the wall. Now off to find real spanx. Any suggestions... Dillards doesn't have xsmall so its a no ho there. I don't even know what size to get. The ones I have now are small, so I guess if its big I get xsmall, right? I don't know...I'm six weeks now and have a check up on Monday. Things are looking good. I think he made my scar higher than I wanted, so now its up to me to really get rid or mask that bad boy..... How are you ladies doing on scar treatment. Scaraway, holy snakes its 20.00 for a box and one box is only seven days for this huge thing I have going from hip to hip.... It kinda makes me sad its so long and high... My panties can't even cover it unless I wear regular cotton panties....
Who is your dr?i am never been told that I need. TT, I'm also 5'1" and 108 lbs. I don't have any stretch marks. So, I was told that a lipo with vaser is enough. I want also my fat transfer to my buttocks. How do I know if I should get. TT or only lipo?
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I am having the same issue as you. I hate hate the location of my scar and wish it was lower. Yours looks lower than mine. I am currently using the ScarAway silicone sheets. Yes they are expensive, but for me worth every penny. Good luck!
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You are SO tiny!!
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Hello! I had my six week visit yesterday......

Hello! I had my six week visit yesterday... Everything looks good! I went to nieman Marcus and got fitted for a t shirt bra.... I'm a DD!!!!!!! Wow, did not expect that at all. I went from an A cup to a dd.. crazy! I also got a real pair of spanx and OMG those are way better than the target brand.... I can fit into my clothes now!!!!!!! I put on my size 2 this morning.. aaaahhhhh... I can't believe it, six weeks of not fitting into anything but a 5 and all because I was wearing the wrong spanx.... Wow! I'm a happy girl today.
Woo hoo! Congrats on getting into your size 2 clothes. You deserve it!
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Go DD! I am an A/AA and can't wait to see where I end up!
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New 6 week pics! I will be 7 weeks on Thursday,...

New 6 week pics! I will be 7 weeks on Thursday, but those will have to wait until more swelling goes down....what are you guys doing for scar treatment? I have the silicone sheets, but I feel like I should do more. What are you doing to start working out? I ordered the Brazilian Butt Lift DVD... Waiting on it to arrive, has anyone tried it?
I nearly spit out my water when I saw your new pictures! You look AMAZING!!!! What an inspiration :)
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Thank you so much!! Your such a sweet heart. I'm still waiting to wake up and not look like this.. its like a dream, girl! I can't believe it. I'm still trying to adjust to having breasts!!! Wow..
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I just started the bbl last week when a friend of mine got the DVDs, so almost 9 months post op. But reflecting on my healing in this process I'd say I could've started it around 3 months post-op... but likely would've dealt w/ a lot of post-workout swelling then. Am pretty much over the swell now unless I have a ton of salt / sodium, like when I eat sushi ;)
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Hello! I'm 8 weeks on Thursday. I just started...

Hello! I'm 8 weeks on Thursday. I just started working out to the DVD Brazilian butt lift. I start burning and swelling after 5 min. Does anyone else have this problem? I can't do hardly anything. Everything else is going great. When do you know if your scar is closed enough to swim? I was using story strips,but I didn't think they were doing anything so I'm now using kelo cote. Anyone use that? I measured my waist last night it's 27". I have to go back to store and be refitted for a bra. I think I am 30 D. Does anyone breasts scar hurt from rubbing like feeling? Mine does often.
Just want to say you look amazing :-)
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Thank you! I'm at a point now that I truly love my body!! I can't believe it. I feel so good in a bikini. Now to be able to workout without the horrible burning sensation....
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Wow that is tiny! Congratulations :)
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9 weeks.... Bikini pictures! Ready for Sun. .. ...

9 weeks.... Bikini pictures! Ready for Sun. .. bra shopping was Extremely hard!! I am in a 30 DD.... WTH...
You look amazing :-)
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You look great! I am loving how your abs cave in a little! Awesome! Congrats on your results!
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This site is Awesome! All of y'all are awesome. I think we are all a different breed. How can all these awesome people be in one place!
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10 weeks!!!

10 weeks!!!

Hello! I'm wanting to know if anyone else has...

Hello! I'm wanting to know if anyone else has seriously dry skin on the tummy after using cocoa butter? It's so bad... I don't know what to use. Help!!
I was just reading your story...and it sounds like we're just alike. I have four sweet kids and I can't ever imagine leaving them beind for something like a breast lift and implants. I'm scheduled in April and I'm just in turmoil trying to decide or not to back out. Would you do it all over again? You look really great btw!
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Hey. Thank you! I'm still not 100% in love with my body, but those are my issues. I will say the man of the house can't keep his hands off and I always catch him peeking while I'm getting dressed. I feel sexy and can wear sexy stuff in the bed room and I couldn'tbefore. My doctor put my scar to high and didn't do enough lipo on my sides so I struggle with muffin top bad. .. I have to go back and get more done. He also didn't fill my implants up enough so I have some ripples under my breasts.
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Hi! How are you feeling this far post op? I'm having my tt & ba Feb21 and want to gather all my research to prepare!
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