Post op revision 5 months ~205lbs~ 5'5"

30 year old, 5'5", 170 lb, Married Mommy...

30 year old, 5'5", 170 lb, Married Mommy of 3, ages: 3,3 and 6. Down 100 lbs from my highest in around 18 months, had all 3 kids via c-section. I want to have the mommy makeover done to make my outside match the way I feel inside. I am having a tummy tuck, breast lift with augmentation and lipo.

I am scared to think of going under anestesia and not waking up, silly maybe. My Husband is very supportive and is completely willing to takeover all my usual duties. I will take the step to pre make and freeze as many meals as I can. Hoping for surgery Summer/ Fall 2012.

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No surgery date yet. We just got into our brand new house last month. I have decided to wait until March 2013. By then we should be settled! But it could change and come quicker!!! Thanks for asking!!
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Hey! Did you get a surgery date?
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Thank you for starting your story with us here on RealSelf! Congrats on the 100 pound weight loss. Wow!

It sounds like you have a supportive guy to help. Everyone has that anesthesia fear, but, in good hands, we all do wake up. And then comes the hard part. But you'll get through recovery and be so glad you did this.

Looking forward to reading more as the big day nears.

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Tomorrow is my consult appointment with my PS. My...

Tomorrow is my consult appointment with my PS. My Husband and I are looking to set my surgery for March 19th 2013. I am now at 190 lbs and very mad at myself for not being where I was 2 years ago when i had my first consult. I should be so excited for tomorrow and all the upcoming goodness but I am stuck at being upset with my weight. All I read says that if I lose 10-15 lbs after it should not effect my results. I am still down a great deal of weight and know that over the last two years I have added lots of muscle from training. I am in a size 13 and would like to be in a 11 (although a 9 would be fabulous!!) i hope that my anxiety has more to do with being tired and stressed after hammering out the financial details of the cost!! Hope that my appointment goes well tomorrow and we will be on the fast track to my recovery!!!

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a mommy makeover. BL with implants and TT. and thanks at this point i feel like i need the luck!!
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Good luck with your appt! What are you getting done?
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Scheduled surgery and so excited!! About 9 weeks...

Scheduled surgery and so excited!! About 9 weeks to go! Want to lose 10 pounds before pre-op, so 7 weeks and 10 pounds! Here goes nothing (everything)!!!!

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thank you so much! i am soooo excited about the new me and having my outside match my inside!!!!
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Yeah! You must be excited:-) good luck with the weight loss
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Yesterday was my 2 month mark until my surgery!...

yesterday was my 2 month mark until my surgery! wow! I have been doing lots of cuddle time with my kids! They know I am going to be having surgery and my girls are looking forward to taking care of me! Working on all my long awaiting organizing projects, I feel like I am "nesting" before a new baby! Lots of excitement at this point and still shock from how incredible my Husband has been on this journey! He was always amazing but he has been my rock more than ever! I wish there was something I could do to show him my appreciation, but I guess my new body will be THANKS enough!! Lol

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You are sounding super excited! I hope you reach your goal before surgery. It's tough, but its not an over whelming amount you want to lose, I'm sure you can do it! Plus by having the good habits that get you to that goal will be intact during recovery... I am agreeing that poor food choices (salty/fatty) can probably really effect swelling:-( Keep the good healthy habits is my advise, don't risk it!!!
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So ready for surgery day to be here! Getting...

So ready for surgery day to be here! Getting dressed today I realized how nice it will be to not have to account for my double bubble tummy when getting dressed! I know recovery will not be easy but it will be so worth it!! I love my curves everywhere else!! I fill out a pair of size 13 jeans very well! But a size 11 could be nice too! Happy Tuesday everyone!!

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Getting closer!! Getting lots done around the...

Getting closer!! Getting lots done around the house! Ordered some of the zip up sports bras i read about on here. Need to get my self in check on my eating! But looking forward to not having a double stomach roll anymore! Happy countdown!!

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Island love I am scheduled for March 12th!!!
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How exciting for you! Let us know when you have your date set. Yeah! :)
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Having a lot of success with clean eating! Down 5...

Having a lot of success with clean eating! Down 5 pounds in a few days! Yippee! Went to therapy yesterday, so glad I am getting my head straight before surgery. Keeping my expectations in check and my anxiety down! Just over a month until surgery! Excited and looking forward to me pre-op, that should make this all seem even more real. Planning some extra outings with the family before surgery! Looking forward to that and that should be a great distraction!! Need to have Hubba take some before pics and measurements! Hope everyone is healing well!!!

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$14,000 and Dr Knoetgen!
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that's GOOD! I hope all goes WELL for you!
Hi...what PS and how much are you spending...I didn't see the info in your review...I now you are EXCITED :)
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Looking so forward to my surgery. Counting down...

Looking so forward to my surgery. Counting down the days and trying to get all my projects done. I need to have my DH take my before pictures so I can get them posted. Reading a lot of reviews and concerned about the 400cc not being big enough!! I want to be bigger than I am now. Not too big but bigger! I am a 36dd right now, but want to at least be a FULL dd with no center or side slippage!!! I am continuing my clean eating and hope to lose some more before surgery! Can not wait to find out how many inches my MR is and how big the skin flap will be. Has anyone ever asked for the dr to take a pic of the skin flap??? My brother in law is an EMT and he said they would probably take a pic for me!

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Today is my pre-op and I think I may take a deep...

Today is my pre-op and I think I may take a deep breath after!!! Still scared the doctor is going to tell me I am too fat to do the procedure. Losing weight before surgery didn't work out very well. I Vented to my DH yesterday and he made me feel so much better!! He said as long as I don't gain back the 100lbs I am not wasting his money. That the weight I lose after I will tighten it up as I go, he said the tummy and boobs are because of the kids! Awww it was such a sweet moment and suddenly I was able to take a deep breath and my knots in my tummy were gone! I am so in love with him and more so as time goes on!!!!

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Today is my pre-op and I think I may take a deep breath after!!! Still scared the doctor is going to tell me I am too fat to do the procedure. Losing weight before surgery didn't work out very well. I Vented to my DH yesterday and he made me feel so much better!! He said as long as I don't gain back the 100lbs I am not wasting his money. That the weight I lose after I will tighten it up as I go, he said the tummy and boobs are because of the kids! Awww it was such a sweet moment and suddenly I was able to take a deep breath and my knots in my tummy were gone! I am so in love with him and more so as time goes on!!!!
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He sounds like a keeper:-)!!! How did your pre-op go? Keep up your confidence, things will go as they should :-)
Thanks hun yes he is a keeper!! The pre-op went very well!! The only confusion I had was implant size ....Dr recommended 400cc I thought maybe I should go bigger. I was also thinking about lipo on my bra fat but I guess that would cosy extra and we are already spending a pretty penny. Hubba said to wait and see how it is, work on it and then see if I want to get it done later. I feel much better and now the true countdown begins since I paid my full balance!! Just over 11 days!! Holy cow!!! What did you eat and do the day before surgery?? How did your appt go??

1 week to surgery and so excited and busy enough...

1 week to surgery and so excited and busy enough to not get too freaked! I have appointments and sports stuff all the way through to to the big day! Even finding time to take the kids to a hockey game and Disneyland!! Sooooooooooo many things to get done but would love to take a breath! Freaked out I won't get everything done!! But sooooooooooo excited to see my new tummy and my new "breast"friends!!!

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1 week to surgery and so excited and busy enough to not get too freaked! I have appointments and sports stuff all the way through to to the big day! Even finding time to take the kids to a hockey game and Disneyland!! Sooooooooooo many things to get done but would love to take a breath! Freaked out I won't get everything done!! But sooooooooooo excited to see my new tummy and my new "breast"friends!!!
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Headed home kids are situated! Had a great family...

Headed home kids are situated! Had a great family day and now tomorrow is my day! 12 noon is surgery so excited and nervous! Let's do this!!! Will post as soon as I can! Good buy pooch!!!!

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Just dropped by to see how you are doing! I'm guessing you are moving about by now:-) Hoping the best and all is well!
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Congratulations! You've waited so long---now just heal! :-) I imagine you'll be groggy for a while...thinking of you, rooting for you!
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Thanks hun!!! I got a great.night. sleep now last details and we are off!!
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My goodness it has been a week since my surgery!...

My goodness it has been a week since my surgery! The results are amazing!! The Dr said he removed 5 lbs of skin from my tummy and the boobs look amazing so far! My husband has been taking awesome care of me and we have been spending a lot of time together which is NICE!! Have not stepped on a scale yet or tried on any clothes but love how everything is looking!! By boobs are nice and big and round and high and the belly is flat except for swelling right above the cut! Drains are very annoying but hope to get one removed at my next appt!! Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers! emb

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Looking good! Happy recovery
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Thanks it is flying by!!!!
You are a completely different lady ....... Wow . You look like a star . Fantastic result so far xxx lots of love from Ireland xxxx
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Went to the ps yesterday, he made me feel so much...

Went to the ps yesterday, he made me feel so much better! I had some weird scab above the incision and I was scared it was necrosis! It is slightly necroded but he is not concerned. Just changing dressing often and putting vaseline on it. Removed my final drain and a few stitches from my breasts! So glad to be done with drains! Going back to see him again next week, apparently we are going to see a lot of eachother!! Lol! Also allowed to wear spanx but a little scared to take off the binder! Good things going on but sad that my hubbub goes back to work next Monday! I have loved having him home!!!!

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Hi there! Congrats! Just read through your review end2end :-). Glad to know you are recovering well. You look great! I hope the purple spot is just a bruise.
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Thanks for the support!! My husband says that it is shrinking!! So yay!!
You are looking great! What a difference! I see pictures like yours and think to myself "wow!"
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Feeling not bad! Need to get myself back on track...

Feeling not bad! Need to get myself back on track like I was before sx. Hubby surprised me by taking an extra day off so he is home until Tuesday! Love him! Need to take some new pics tomorrow! Dealing with the scab on TT incision. Looks like it is going to fall off soon! Slouphing on breast is still the same! See the Dr on Tuesday and look forward to what he has to say! Happy Sunday and healing ladies! It is hockey day in our house!!!

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Oh, I meant to tell you...I'm so happy for you that your husband has been so supportive. You too, are a lucky woman! :)
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Thanks Heather! I really am! I look back at my first boyfriends and thank god i met my husband! The incision isn't doing too bad! No real changes, but just TRYING to be patient! Not my best quality!!!! Thanks.for checking on me hun!! It helps to know people care!! Xxxx
Hoping you are doing well! How is the incision? Have not heard from you in a few days... :)
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Holy cow it has been 6 weeks and I can not believe...

Holy cow it has been 6 weeks and I can not believe it! Saw the Dr yesterday and he is very happy with my progress! I still have the open wound on my belly and a small one on my left breast. I was happy to hear they will either pull it closed soon or let it heal and then cut it out and restitch it closed! Thank god because I did not spend this much money to have a huge nasty scar! I also asked about excercise and that is a no go because of the open wound, I did yesterday before I saw him and it felt soooo good, so bummer! I am to keep doing the wet dressing and I asked about the possiblity of me swimming on vacation in 7 weeks and he is hopeful! So here is to continued healing and getting eating on track!! Happy Tuesday!

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I notice you have your procedure marked as "not worth it" and I'm wondering if that's how you feel now? I'm thinking of going to this doctor (I live in Rosedale), and I have a friend who had great results, but your rating of "not worth it" makes me nervous!
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So sorry that is a typo. I will fix it! It was soooooooooo worth it!!!! Any questions please ask!!!!!
Wow your results are great! You're about my size, nice to see someone who's an 11/13!!
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Just a little update! Went to the store the other...

Just a little update! Went to the store the other day and bought a 2 piece bathingsuit! That was huge! I told my husband that made it all worth it! I still have an open wound on my incision from TT so no water soon. But praying to swim on our vacation in June! Fingers crossed!!

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How are you doing? Results look great! I,can't wait to get it done too!
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Thanks Chrissy! I am doing well!! Almost healed on the wound! Just waiting for that to be done! I have gained a few pounds recently but I am sooooooooooo glad I did this! I feel sooooooooooo good in my clothes!!!! Good luck!!

6 months holy cow!

Can not believe it has been 6 months since surgery! I am still very happy with my results! Still battling my weight but that is a lifelong battle!! I feel sexier in my skin, more than I have since I remember! Once the scar is repaired and my breasts I know it will feel even better!!! Feeling happy ~~lucky~~ and oh so blessed!!

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Wow! What A Great, Detailed Review You Gave! Thank You! Your Results Are Fantastic! I Hope Everything Is Going well For You.
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Revision soon!!!

Had appointment today with Dr Knoetgen! He always makes me feel better every time I see him! I was super scared to go to this appointment and cancelled it once. I had so many things that I wanted to address! The main things is he is going to revise my tt scar and lipo under it where I feel like my pubis is "fat". He is also going to remove more skin from my breasts, fix the nipples and get them to sit higher! My bb needs to be checked because I am getting a crust from it and some pain, he said there may be fluid or a permanent stitch issue. Not sure yet how much this is going to cost and that is a little scary!! But sooooooo wants this done to finish this off! Still LOVE my surgeon he is AMAZING!! More to come and will post more recent pics!!

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I am going with Dr. Knoetgen too! When are you looking to have your revision?
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My Husband and I are still talking about dates. Middle to end of this month or middle of December! Nervous and excited all over again!!

revision scheduled! Feb 18th, 2014

Looking forward to this final step in my journey! Getting lots done during the procedure! Removing some extra tt skin, extra nipple, LIPO on lots of areas! Husband took another month off work to take care of me! Hope he doesn't need it all but better too much than not enough

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Your revision is the same day as my surgery! Good luck!
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12 days until revision!!

Can not believe surgery is less than 2 weeks away!! Getting my past things together and ready to go!! Remodeling my kitchen and almost done with that! I made myself get it done before and for some reason was very motivated to get it done!!! Lol wonder why!! My hubby has taken a month off to take care of me and the kids will be taking a week off!! Should be a crazy house but the kids were so good to me last time.... Not worried about them this time! They make adorable little nurses!! My son is so caring and being older is very helpful!! So excited to be on the other side and recovering!! Happy flat tummys and big boobies ladies!!!

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recoverer and loving my new body!

Crazy life lately but i wanted to put up a new pic!

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