this is way more surgery than I thought I would need

I am 5'8 and currently 137 lbs. My entire life...

I am 5'8 and currently 137 lbs. My entire life I've had wide hips. In highschool people used to comment I would have twins one day...fast forward 10 years and I had twins plus a baby. My children are 5 and 2 now, and I'm back at work so I am seriously considering spending some of the money I'm making on this makeover. I've been looking at pics and am looking for someone who is similar to me. I don't have any fat on my stomach, only skin. But I'm going to have a difficult time deciding between getting my stomach fixed or having lipo on my hips and outer thighs. Honestly in clothes it's my hips and thighs that are noticeable, my stomach is flat other than the skin. The other decision I'll have to make is if I'll have a breast lift, breast augmentation or both. At this point I'm not sure what I'm going to get, I have two consults booked for the end of this month, so I'll see what they recommend. I can't see myself getting all of those procedures in one surgery because of finances and also I'm a pretty big wimp.

So my first consult is Monday and I am adding a...

So my first consult is Monday and I am adding a few pics. When I was pregnant it was like I developed a "spare tire" of skin around my midsection, and even though I've lost all the weight the remnants of the tire remain. It doesn't look very prominent when I'm standing, such as in the photo, but when I'm sitting down it's like a ring of skin. I haven't noticed this in most of the tummy tuck photos I've seen here.

The cost I put is purely a guess I have no idea what it's going to cost.

So I went for my first consult today. She...

So I went for my first consult today. She recommends I get outer thigh lipo and she said she'd do a little hip lipo at no extra cost, and a breast lift with no implant, total is $8,050. She didn't think my stomach was enough of a problem to do warrant surgery.
So I'm not really sure at this point. I have my next consult on Wed.

So I had my second consult today. This consult was...

So I had my second consult today. This consult was so much more thorough than the first! I saw a ton of before and after photos of his work. He wouldn't even consider doing both a BL with BA and a TT on me in 1 surgery, b/c he said I need an extended TT, from one side to the other side - more extensive than hip to hip. He said he thinks lipo would only make me look worse. Basically he would remove my pooch in the front, plus he would remove the skin on my sides and then pull that skin up, which would also decrease my saddle bags.
So now I am totally confused and have scheduled 2 more consults because I've gotten two completely different things from 2 surgeons.

I just got the quote from the 2nd surgeon - to do...

I just got the quote from the 2nd surgeon - to do both surgeries would be about $19,000 and would take place over two days. That's way more than I was planning to spend. I guess if I went with this doctor I would do the TT by itself, at a cost of $10,000. I hope consults 3 & 4 help me with the decision of what I should get.

My 3rd consult is less than a week away and I've...

My 3rd consult is less than a week away and I've been thinking about it and I'm fairly certain that what I want is the lift with no implant and an extended TT. I really think that once I get the TT then my outer thighs will look better - when I stand in the mirror and pull the skin on my hips up, the outer thighs look fine, it pulls that skin up too.
So I'm hoping this next doctor is able to do both in 1 surgery because I really only want to have one surgery with both procedures done. My only concern is I have so much loose skin on my breasts - I was a DDD when nursing and now am a small C - that I don't want to go down a bra size with the lift. I'm fine if I can stay the same size, but if I am going to lose size then maybe I'll do a very small implant. Surely there is a doctor here than can do both in one procedure. Fingers crossed.

I had my 3rd consult today and it was by far my...

I had my 3rd consult today and it was by far my best one. BUT, and this is a huge but, he recommends a circumferential (not even sure how to spell that) lower body lift. That's right, all the way around. Or almost all the way around, it wouldn't be 360. He did not recommend an implant, which was what I wanted to hear, and it could be done in 1 surgery, so that's also great. But it's over $17,000 for both. And it's a total lower body lift going almost all the way around! So much more than I had thought going in to this. To do just the lower body lift w/no breast lift is around $10,000. That was about the amount I thought I'd spend. So the question is, do the LBL and not do breasts even though I am 100% certain I want a breast lift? Or pay the extra money and do both. It's a lot to think about. My husband went with me to this appointment, so I'm curious what his opinion is as well.

I think I called it the wrong thing. He...

I think I called it the wrong thing. He recommended circumferential abdominalplasty which I guess is not the same thing as a LBL? It's confusing, I'm not really sure.

My husband is on board with me doing the whole...

My husband is on board with me doing the whole thing. Part of me thinks I should just do the circumferential tuck first and then do the lift at a later time. We are going to decide and book it in August, and have it done in 2014.
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