Getting Back to Hot! - Burnsville, MN **5 week update!**

I was always a small but curvy girl, but after...

I was always a small but curvy girl, but after having 3 kids all born via c-section close together (they are currently ages 4 yrs, 21 mos, and 8 mos) I looked like a mess. I gained 70 lbs with my first and never quite lost it. I stuck at about 170. After I had my 3rd and it was a girl (after 2 boys) I decided I was done. I worked my butt off and got back to within 10 lbs of my before weight, but I couldn't believe how different I looked. I knew the stretchmarks weren't going anywhere but I was surprised at the extra skin. I made the difficult decision to wean my daughter early so I could get my Mommy Makeover.

When I went in for my consult, I I felt completely at ease. The staff was great, and the Dr is wonderful. I have a friend that went to him for her BA and it looks awesome so I knew I was in good hands.

After I watched a video, they came in an measured me, and then I tried on some sizers. I liked the 425cc silicone the best, but I think I want to go bigger (which I will address at my pre-op in 2 weeks).


Right now I am anxious and nervous. And I am starting to worry that I won't get results for some reason. I am also now wondering if I should do lipo on my inner thighs as well.

So many things to think about!!

Well today was the pre-op. I decided to go ahead...

Well today was the pre-op. I decided to go ahead and add lipo to the inner thighs for an extra $900, and I think I am going to be happy that I did. I think otherwise I might look at them and wish I did. The PS said there was really no fat to take off the outer thighs, and that there is just a really small area that needs work.

And I made my decision. 500cc Mentor Mod+ implants!!! I am excited for sure!!

2 weeks and day now....

I have quite a bit to update! I freaked out a...

I have quite a bit to update!

I freaked out a couple of days after my pre-op that the 500cc Mod + weren't going to be big enough, so I called my PS. I said that since I was a DD while nursing I really wanted to be at least there or bigger, and that the nurse told me that 500 was the biggest I could go with my breast width. Well, he told me that going with 600 high profile would work too, so I told him to order them up! Then a few days later, I decided to make some rice sizers for fun, and I only filled them to 550cc to adjust for what you lose going under the muscle and... Whoa. HUGE. I measured what I would be for a bra, and I got 32H. Yikes!! But I wanted big, and I know I would be more upset if they weren't big enough.


I told my MIL and one of my SIL about the tuck part, but not the boobs. I don't know why that part is weird to me. And I picked up my scripts yesterday. I have been getting stuff in order at home, and Tuesday night just me and DH are going to the mall to get some comfy clothes for after and I am going to drop my ring off to get repaired.

It's soooooo weird to be at the part where I can say, "This day next week I will be a brand new me" It almost surreal. I cannot believe I am in the position to be able to do this cause I wanted it so badly you know??

Well it is done! I am just going to do the...

Well it is done!

I am just going to do the short story for now.

But it went pretty well, and I have to say that it's not pain, just uncomfortable pulling. The sucky part is I had to get a drain in my armpit where they put the implant in.

I will update more tomorrow

I am now 3 days PO and I feel really good. I want...

I am now 3 days PO and I feel really good. I want to do so many things, but I am forcing myself to rest. My drains are slowing way down so hopefully they can come out soon. I am hoping for Wednesday. I will add a couple of pics I took today.

5 days PO and I got my drains removed!! I could...

5 days PO and I got my drains removed!! I could have had it done yesterday but there was nobody in the office to do it. But it didn't hurt. I actually didn't even feel anything with the one side, and then the other had a quick little pinch when the white bumpy part of the tubing came out of the skin.

I got to see my stomach today. I am still super swollen but I don't have any stretchmarks!!! And it's super weird seeing my stomach without the butterfly tattoo I got at 16. I mean I had it for almost half of my life.


It's ridiculous how good I feel. The only thing that bothers me are the boobs still. They have been making weird noises when I move my arms. And since I am off pain killers, I drove myself to the appt today, and it was weird driving with them. Such random things that you never would think about!!!

But I am going to be able to shower tomorrow night and then I will take a pic with no CG

Today is my birthday!!! And I slept in bed last...

Today is my birthday!!! And I slept in bed last night, and I can stand up straight today! I took a shower last night and it was like freaking heaven...

I took my CG off to wash it yesterday and couldn't get it back on. I called the PS and asked if I could just wear my spanx until DH got home and they told me I could just switch to them permanently! It feels so good. My CG was digging into my butt and crease of my thighs and it was scabbing me! It was awful.

I did have a weird moment of freaking out after seeing my belly yesterday. My butterfly tattoo is gone, as with my stretchmarks and my weird deep belly button, and I cried. I hated my tattoo, but I got it when I was 16, so I have had it for 15 years. My whole adult life. And I got really emotional when I thought about how my stretchmarks were where I held my babies in my belly, and I vainly just cut that off. My breasts still look like my breasts, just bigger so they don't set me off, just the belly. But I was okay with it after my shower last night, so hopefully it was just a little blip on my emotional radar?

Oh! And I forgot to add, I stepped on the scale this morning and I have lost 5 of the 10 lbs I gained from the surgery!

But I will post pics now

I am now 12 days PO, and feeling pretty much...

I am now 12 days PO, and feeling pretty much normal. I do get all my stitches out tomorrow so I think that will help with the pulling feeling I get in my underarms when I lift above my head (my my implants were done transauxillary). I am kinda frustrated because I am now 7 lbs up, and like 4 inches bigger at the waist and 2 at the hips. I know I am only 12 days out from a pretty major surgery, but I can't help it. I did it to be smaller!! I am looking flatter than when I posted the last pics, so I have some more to add.

So here I was yesterday crying on how big I felt. ...

So here I was yesterday crying on how big I felt. So my husband told me to have a few drinks and "flush the water out" last night. (BTW, this is cause my personal trainer told me that there was a study done on how a night of drinking actually will flush out water that accumulates in your fat cells when the fat has left) So I had a 6 pack of Mike's to drown my sorrows (not on pain meds anymore don't worry, lol) and I woke up and "felt" smaller. SO I stepped on the scale. Bam, pre surgery weight! And I tried on a pair of jeans.... They fit! Loosely even! So I went through every pair. All fit. So I figured it's the spanx right? Nope. They fit BETTER without! Even my skinnies that I had to wear for a bit to loosen up to get comfy were perfect or loose!


I might freaking cry I am so happy!!!

I am terrible at updating! But I am 3 1/2 weeks...

I am terrible at updating!

But I am 3 1/2 weeks PO and feeling normal. I went back to work (a server in a bar) and I felt fine. No pain meds needed!!! All my clothes are too big, but I saw my PS on Thursday for a lump on my side from the lipo and he said that I still have a lot of swelling and I will go down a lot more. But he said I am looking awesome.

My breasts are so nice and soft now, and I think my belly button is going to look amazing when it heals. I have to say I am 100% thrilled with everything


And my new pics are from 3 weeks and 1 day PO

I am now 5 weeks out today and I feel great. My...

I am now 5 weeks out today and I feel great. My only "issue" is that I have a lump on my hip from the lipo, but massage is really helping and it's already smaller. I am 3 lbs under pre surgery weight and down a pant size!!

I keep thinking how in one short week I will get to go back to working out! I drive by someone jogging and I get jealous, lol. But I can feel my muscle tone is not what it was and it makes me sad. I worked hard for that! I set a goal of losing 10 lbs by Hawaii the first week in January. I would be okay with losing 15, but I feel that 10 is quite reasonable.

And I will post pics as always!
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