Post op day 9! update with pics!

Hey girls! Ok so, I am 25, will be 26 when I get...

Hey girls! Ok so, I am 25, will be 26 when I get the surgery. I am a single mom of 2 kids, daughter is 6 and son is 4. Ive always weighed around 135 and im 5‘7. I gained about 60lbs with each pregnancy *sigh*.. My daughter was an 8lbs baby and my son was 9.5lbs… HUGE! Luckily I am now back to my pre pregnancy weigh, but things definitely don’t look like they use to. Being single, Its hard to be confident with a body like this. I have horrendous stretch marks, that will never go away because of how high they are. This I understand. But im looking forward to a flat stomach, getting rid of this stupid muffin top and finally having perky boobs with normal size areolas! Lol I have a pretty muscular body, and love weight lifting. Believe it or not I have very solid abs deep below all that mushy crap that will not leave no matter what I do!!

So anyways, I started research back in early 2011 and found this site. Im SOOO glad I did. Ive been going crazy debating on whether or not I should go through with it, but its an opportunity that I cant pass up. I still have a few consultations to go to, but im pretty sure I know what Dr. will give me the results that im looking for. I plan to do a Tummy tuck with breast lift and augmentation with some lipo thrown in there. Later on I also want a BBL, so im thinking of saving the fat on my inner thighs for that… we will see.

So, for my mommy makeover im waiting on a consultation scheduled jan 24th, that seems extremely far away but I have a good feeling about this one based on reviews!

Had a consultation a few days ago and it went...

Had a consultation a few days ago and it went great! The staff is quick to respond and very friendly. After a couple days of thinking about it I actually made the appointment for surgery! My bday is Feb 3rd (super bowl sundayyy!!) and they had an opening for Feb 5th!! Happy bday to mee!!! We decided on an extended tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift and augmentation. I told him I wanted the 'fake' look, and he said based on my measurements, we will go with the EXTRA High Profile 500cc (anyone heard of the EXTRA high? or gotten them??) Im nervous I dont want them freakishly large but I always read that most wish they went bigger so im pretty sure ill be happy! I used to have 36D normally, but after pregnancy they deflated to a 36C. Also, about the stretch marks, I have SOO many of them I know they will not go away from this tummy tuck, but I asked my Dr if he could make a little higher of an incision to be able to go higher above my belly button, and he said that it was possible because of the loose skin. Im 100% OK with having a higher scar. I have tattoos and I plan to cover the scar with a tat after the scar is well healed, probably around a year or so. But personally I would prefer a tight stomach with a high scar over lumpy mushy stretchmarks ANYDAY!!! LOL
OK soo anyway, Ive done a ton of research the past couple years but now it seems like its all happening so fast! in 2 more weeks it will be my pre-op!!! I havent bought anything yet, I just got scheduled for surgery yesterday! lol Ive printed out some lists of things to buy to prepare, but like many others ask, is there anything you just HAD to have?? Or things you WISHED you had?? This site is amazing and I would love as much help as possible. I dont have many people to talk to about this. I am not telling my family or friends. Only my mom will be around to help me. So I need as much support as possible!! haha Thank you girls!!! ttys :) :)

Ohh p.s... my Dr. does the no-drain tummy tuck. I was nervous at first but once I read about it and saw the results I was very impressed. Its a longer procedure because they
"place many "Progressive Tension Sutures" (PTS) to both eliminate the space for fluid to accumulate, as well as pull the skin and fat together under the skin, reducing the tension on the skin closure, and thereby reducing the thickness of the scar."

Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/lifestyle/sonoran_living/sl_sponsors/the-no-drain-tummy-tuck-procedure#ixzz2H8dIAVND

Thanks to jujupretty for all this info!!

I havent been on here much this past week because...

I havent been on here much this past week because things have been crazy! I was supposed to be having surgery right now as I type this but last week I decided I needed to find a new Dr... I didnt feel 100% confident so I cancelled... I just had a feeling and couldnt ignore it, everything seemed to be pointing me in a different direction. Anyways, last wednesday I got scheduled for a consultation with Dr. Salemy in Seattle for yesterday (monday). He is amazing and I am soo excited. They were booked out a few months for surgery but I got lucky because someone cancelled for this Thursday! I had my consultation and pre-op the same day! lol
Soo now Im all excited about surgery in 2 days but ive been sneezing...I hope this doesnt turn into anything... I really dont need a cold right now!!!

So I am 9 days post op already! Havent been able...

So I am 9 days post op already! Havent been able to get on here to do an update. I wanted to do a blog day by day but it just didnt work out that way :( Things have been going pretty smooth so far but im very sore from the muscle repair. I guess i had a 2-3 inch gap! I had no idea. Got a full tummy tuck, breast lift with augmentation. ended up getting 420ccs and I think they are perfect for me. The first few days are for sure the hardest but now I feel like im getting better everyday! I dont need to nap anymore and havent had to even take Tylenol today. The swelling is pretty annoying but hasnt hit me too bad yet so im not looking forward to that, def watching my sodium intake thats for sure. The muscle repair is painful tho! I had a tickle in my throat today for some reason and it hurts soo bad to even do a tiny cough. I put a pillow over my stomach and tried low growling (read that helps on here) but I couldnt help but think the stiches were cutting through my muscles like a wire cuts through cheese. It is soo painful!!! My daughter just threw up tonight so I am so nervous about catching a cold and feeling more of that muscle pain. Anyways thats my first week update. ill try to get on here more often!

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