Mommy Make Over; TT and BR After 2 C-sections :) 6 day post-op and finally x

Ive always had large breasts, first bra was baught...

Ive always had large breasts, first bra was baught at age 7.. After having children my breasts didn't go back, and the pain in my neck, the dents, and back pain became intolerable. Had some issues with lumps found in my breasts and in conversation with my gyn she suggested a medical BR to help the ability to see the lumps and releave the pain. The BR was approved and will be paid by insurance. My initial question to my plastic surgeon surrounding the TT was asking about getting rid of the post duo me c-sections that I have, the flap of skin that holds over which have to be tucked into my pants that drive me insane!! Little to know that "the flap" could be removed via TT!! After much thought... Knowing that I am not having more kids.. I decided to do it!! Excited but scared!!

On my way to the surgery, packed a front opening...

On my way to the surgery, packed a front opening pj set, sports bra, cozy socks, and most importantly my favorite Chapstick.
Nervous but I keep thinking of how easy it will be to sleep and exercise!! I pulled a back and shoulder muscle the last time I tried to exercise, and haven't been able to sleep well in months. Cant wait to wake up but worried about the anesthesia...

Day one was tough!! Had surgery at 7am, surgeons...

Day one was tough!! Had surgery at 7am, surgeons were great, woke up in recovery area with minimal discomfort, mostly in my throat bc of the breathing tube. Having to stand up to go tithe ladies room was tough since I'm 5feet tall and once I returned they put me in a recliner, so pushing myself back on it was tough and a bit painful. Looking up at the nurse made me dizzy, but I made it to the ladies room, had to wait a bit to actually pee I'm guessing the catheter had something to do with that. Nurses helped me change into my pj's, crocs gave me animal crackers (so that i had something in my stomach) and rolled me out, I was dizzy!! Getting in the car was ok we drove our small car which is closer to the ground makin it easier to get into. The NYC bumps were inevitable but my husband did the best he could to avoid them. Got home took my painkillers, stool softener, neausea suppressant, and made it to bed. Slept for a while until the pain started up again, tolerable until the third hour... Had to pee that was no easy feat. My husband emptied my drains since just looking at them made me feel like I was going to pass out. Made it back to bed but sat because I was feeling neaseas and sure enough I vomited about a cup of water, very painful but felt great afterwards. Had some clear chicken soup and small bites of crackers before the meds, which helped settle my stomach but the pain meds are not suppressing the pain for the 4 hours.... Very intolerable right after the third hour, called my doc and he recommended taking an OTC to increase the time, which I did and I'm hoping for the best. A lot of burning pain in the abdomen, and pain at the breast incision. Let's hope tomorrow is a whole lot better. Pics soon to come.

Feeling so much better now. My doc is great, went...

Feeling so much better now. My doc is great, went to the follow up today one day post-op, he removed bandages and helped me into my sports bra. Finding a front opening sports bra was tough but the Walmart fruit of the loom fits really comfortably, which I was concerned about. Eating small meals, mostly soup tea and started a bit of solids tonight and drinking lots of water. Phlegm is stuck in my throat tryin to get rid of it... Trying not to cough!!

Feeling so much better now. My doc is great, went...

Feeling so much better now. My doc is great, went to the follow up today one day post-op, he removed bandages and helped me into my sports bra. Finding a front opening sports bra was tough but the Walmart fruit of the loom fits really comfortably, which I was concerned about. Eating small meals, mostly soup tea and started a bit of solids tonight and drinking lots of water. Phlegm is stuck in my throat tryin to get rid of it... Trying not to cough!!

Yesterday was tough got my period, and had a...

Yesterday was tough got my period, and had a massive migraine, felt nausea, couldn't stand the light or Any sound, It was pretty bad. Didn't realize it was a migraine untill I was in a whole lot of pain, called the doc bc I was worried about taking excedrine migraine along with the other pain killer, but he said it was ok and what a relief that was, along with cold compresses on the front of my head and back of my neck, and sat in a dark room till I fell asleep. What a relief!!!

Took a shower.... That was great but what an ordeal with these drains. Changed the gauze etc... It was great to see my little breast. I can definatly see how the doc was able to take 2 pounds off of each breast. What a relief on my back and shoulders.

Sleeping has been a little tough, and the burning that comes with having the drains is what hurts the most. Besides that I feel good.

Was feeling better yesterday, but still hadnt had...

Was feeling better yesterday, but still hadnt had a BM... Eating papaya and Ducolax which helped when I had the c-section, and I was thought I was prepared to deal with the constipation since I had liquid diet starting two days before the surgery. Decided to lower the amount of pain killer and replace it with an OTC, guess I wasn't ready since 3am was very painfull!!! Had papaya and pear for breakfast this morning as well as Ducolax and a fiber pill, and thank God that did the trick!!! Feeling so much better now. Just dealing with the discomfort of the drains ... Can't wait for them to come out.

Dr Hamawy has made this experience as pleasant as...

Dr Hamawy has made this experience as pleasant as possible; he was realistic about every step of the process and never excluded the difficulties that would come. My goals of relieving back and shoulder pain have been resolved, and removal of the excess skin after 2 C-sections has changed my life physically and emotionally. I have absolutely no regrets, and have recommended and will continue to recommend Dr Hamawy.

Had my 5 month check-up with my surgeon today and...

Had my 5 month check-up with my surgeon today and everything looks great! scars are a light pink!
I feel great, the only down side was losing nipple sensation on my left side but I can live with that since I have the rest of my life back :) the additional down side is that my surgeon is leaving his current practice.
Princeton Plastic Surgeon

Very professional, bedside manner is impeccable! Makes patients feel very comfortable, and explains everything thoroughly. I had a question in between appointments, sent him an email and received a response within the hour. My husbands thoughts after meeting him; "he's very calm"Updated on 25 Jul 2012:He is overall excellent, the most professional doctor I have ever been a patient for. If you feel uncomfortable being completely naked in front of other people, this is the doctor for you, he will never make you feel or give you a judgmental eye. I chose Dr. Hamawy after having met with another surgeon; I also read several reviews and every bio available on the internet. I was impressed with his years in the service as well as the reasons for his practice; my first visit exceeded all expectations that I had read.

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Thank you!! The anesthesialogist was great. I didn't even realize when I went under.
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That's wonderful. I know! It's like a few floaty seconds and then you're waking up. Brilliant!

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This will definitely be a journey, but you can do it! Thank you for starting your story here on RealSelf. Please post an update when you're feeling up to it.

P.S. Anesthesia is a very common fear, but I'm sure you'll do great.

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