I'm so excited/nervous for my mommy makeover in...
I cannot WAIT to have nice boobies again, and to have a flat stomach after 3 babies!!!! I'm an online fitness coach, and feel like my round tummy prevents me from being as confident in my role as I should be!! I am fit, but looking pregnant doesn't show my fitness level!!
I'm really nervous about recovery and about the final result. I HOPE it's worth it, I hope I actually get the flat tummy I'm looking for!! My breasts have also suffered the effects of nursing 3 babies, as well as a slight asymmetry that I'm hoping will be corrected.
I'M SO NERVOUS!!!!!
15 Days to go!!!! I have no idea what to expect or what I'll need!!!!!
I'm worried as to how I'll react to all that scarring....but I know in the end the muscle repair will make the abdominoplasty worth it, and I'm really looking forward to having boobies too!
Thanks for your help :)
T minus 33 hours 40 minutes
The most nerve wracking thing: what if I get the wrong size??!?!?
For me, the worst pain continues to be my abdomen, the incision and the muscle repair. Getting up to pee nearly made me pass out, and I was hurting so badly it made me really nauseous. It's definitely more pain than I anticipated, and I have a pretty decent pain tolerance!!
I will say, however that I do not regret my decision. The pain is temporary, and the results will be forever. My breasts looked amazing before all the swelling set in, and I am so happy with the size I chose! I chose a 435 cc implant and it's so perfect for my body! My belly button already looks good, I'm hoping it doesn't stretch out too much!
2 days out
My left breast is more swollen than my right, and they are riding super high. My upper tummy is really swollen, and above the incision as well.
I'm really hoping to stay in hospital until Saturday, as I cannot imagine going home tomorrow to kids and stairs. I will ask my surgeon to keep me until Saturday.
I had a drainless Abdominoplasty and am so grateful not to have to worry about that!!
I also haven't worn a compression garment at all! My PS gave me a pretty awesome pair of yoga pants and tank that have elastic but aren't uncomfortably tight.
Is it normal to have this crazy swelling in my upper abdomen?
My swelling is making me look really wide, curious how long it ill last???
Is there anything else I can do?? How long did your swelling last??
6 days PO
Do not laugh, especially hard and suddenly like I did!!
My incision is looking good on my belly, and my belly button seems to be healing pretty well but I am feeling so fat. I'm still feeling extremely wide and round, and I'm praying I don't end up with a rounded look to my tummy after all this!
All in all, I believe if I eat really well that I will ultimately reach my goal as I do have a goal of losing 10 lbs from my pre-op. I tried with all my might to lose that 10 lbs however I was diagnosed the week prior to surgery with a hypothyroid condition that made it very difficult. I am now on medication and hopeful that an absolutely perfect diet and maintaining some activity will get me there quickly!
My left breast has begun to drop and soften quite a bit more than the right, and am I ever thankful for the reviews that made me expect that to happen!!! It's driving me a little more nuts than I thought it would.
I expected my boobs to hurt and they just don't!! The The Hall-Findlay lift method creates greater projection of the breast and long term lift effects while allowing a more natural appearance with implants over the muscle, causing less pain and loss of mobility. I like it :)
I guess I'm not in much pain anymore, just discomfort. Really looking forward to standing up straight, and to feeling smaller and tighter!
All in good time :)
I'm embarking on a Whole 30 today, zero processed foods for the next 30 days and its a perfect way for my hormones and body to gain some equilibrium after a surgery.
Happy healing ladies!!!!
Shed a lot of water weight last night!!
This morning when I woke up I was flatter than I've been yet and I saw a little bit of definition showing!!!!!
Tired of the healing stage!!!
I'm so tired of not being able to pick up the baby, work out, take my kids to the park, and everything else real life entails!
It's only been one week!! I'm so hoping I'm able to walk standing straight up soon so I can at least go to the park the kiddos!!!
I'm also feeling pretty fat, so I guess it's a bad day today :(
PMSing, no wonder I was cranky!!!!
I'm being eating SUPER clean since my surgery and eating junk is not an option for me right now, so I ate way too much fruit last night instead of going for my sugar craving!! Glad I made the right choice and glad my symptoms over the past few days are explained!! My insane water retention should be a bit better by tomorrow :)
Now I can stop being mad at my husband because it's not fair to be when I'm not sure if I'm proportionately annoyed ;)
Going to try to go for a walk today!!!
Hope you're all feeling well and healing quickly!
10 Days Post Op
I'm still walking with a slight hunch, and can't wait to stand up straight!!!!!!
I miss my workouts!!!!!
I do swell quite a bit but really, my tummy is still flatter than before so I can't complain!!!! I didn't expect to look like a VS model right after major surgery but I'm happy with how I look in clothes so soon after!!
15 days PO
3.5 weeks post op
I do fade pretty quickly beginning around 2pm but each day this week was better than the last, and I didn't even need a nap today :)
I will be going back to my online fitness business full time this week, yay!!! I missed it :)
Almost back to normal!!
Workouts feel pretty good, but I still do swell a lot. I suppose I could have to do with the fact that I've been eating too much sodium these days.
I'm starting up my next online fitness group, and I'm excited to join myself this time around! The workout program is only 25 minutes long and it's a 10 week program so I'm pretty excited about the results all see!!
I'm ready to get to work to see some abs!!!!
Scarring looks worse on pics!!
I'm 6 weeks post and feeling fantastic!!! I'm working out hard again with FocusT25 and Crossfit and besides the swelling, I am almost back to normal!
It's been a while!!
I'm back at my workouts full force, although they definitely do cause additional swelling. I can deal with that, and it was definitely expected because of all the fantastic reviews I read here!! If I hadn't ready personal experiences, I would be worried about every little thing, so thank you to everyone who wrote a review!!
I do still have spitting stitches in my belly button, but my belly and boobie scars are beginning to settle and don't currently have any stitches coming out! They're still raised and red in places, but getting flat and light in others. My c-section scar was the same way, and after about a year you could barely even tell it was there!!
I uploaded a YouTube video of me getting back to some light weight cleans below....
10 Things You Didn't know About Me:
9 Weeks Today!!
5 months post op!!
I'm doing so great!!!!!! I had a belly button revision a couple of weeks ago and it's looking g fantastic, and had a dog ear removed as well.
My surgeon has been amazing!! She has gone above and beyond to make sure I'm happy, but at the same time is point blank about what I can expect. She is awesome :)
I'm training with heavy lifting, interval training, and excellent nutrition and my body is responding. I've never had core strength like I have now :)
My surgeon has been wonderful. I've had 6 consultations and she is the only one I've felt very comfortable with. She is very realistic and tells it like it is. I know that if anyone can help me, she can!! She's pricey, but her abdominoplasty technique is supposed to be so much easier to recover from due to the use of quilting stitches and no drains! I'll spend several days in the Banff hospital after my procedure, which is good considering I have three kids at home!