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Mommy Makeover...feeling amazing
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $14,900
- Steven H. Williams, MD (California)
Well, the reason I decided to get a mommy makeover...
- 16 Jun 2011
Well, the reason I decided to get a mommy makeover is because pregnancy took a nasty toll on my body despite my best efforts. I only have one child, but I'm 4'11" with a small torso. Needless to say I stretched out and stayed that way. To be completely honest I got stretch marks on my left arm, breasts, tummy, butt, and both legs. It was extremely difficult for me emotionally because as stupid as it sounds now I did not believe I could get stretch marks all over the place.
My husband does not mind the stretch marks because he gained 20 pounds during my pregnancy and has matching stretch marks on his inner thighs. Despite all that I do not think my husband will ever understand that women's clothes is meant to show off skin and people can be cruel towards skin imperfections. The one time I tried to wear a bathing suit after having my baby was awful. It was just my family, but they were cruel. My sister still likes to make it know to everyone that I have stretch marks.
I am hoping that this whole surgery is worth it and that I can show off some skin on some part of my body. I am nervous and would really like advice. I will put pictures up when my husband finds where he put the camera.LOL might be a while.
So I went in for my pre-op and I was nervous, but...
- 2 Jul 2011
So I went to pick up my prescriptions at 1pm and...
- 2 Jul 2011
Yesterday was my surgery day and I was so nervous...
- 6 Jul 2011
The first night was rough just because I was getting used to my limitations. I also went pee every half hour, which made sleeping impossible for me and my husband. I am so thankful that he was so understanding and helpful.
The most unexpected part of the surgery so far has been the emotional roller coaster. I feel happy that I get my body back and then I get grumpy from not being able to get comfortable, and then I get kinda sad that I cannot do much for myself.
This morning I received a thoughtful surprise from Dr. Williams and his staff; it was a bouquet of beautiful flowers. He really is a surgeon that goes above and beyond.
So yesterday was day two of recovery and it was...
- 7 Jul 2011
Today is Saturday or day 4 and I feel amazing....
- 9 Jul 2011
Yesterday I went to the doctor's office and saw his assistant Jennifer. She removed the gauze, took pictures, and removed a drain. Out of everything the removal of the tape on the gauze hurt the most. The drain removal felt like someone trying to tickle my tummy, but my tummy was numb.
Today I can almost stand all the way up and my breasts look amazing I have pictures below. I can take a shower today and wash my garment-EXCITING!
A few things that I have learned so far is that trying to lay on your side is not a good idea even though your back is sore and have back up people to help you. What I mean is my husband has been helping me and I asked him if he wanted a break because I had plenty of other willing to help, but he did not want to admit it. Unfortunately it took him yelling at me for me to realize that he really did need a break. So now I have everyone on 8 hour shifts so that no one can really get run down. Remember everyone needs time for themselves to relax!
Today is Sunday...my favorite day so far!...
- 10 Jul 2011
Sadly yesterday I had to make my husband leave the house to stay elsewhere. We were not getting along because he was lying about doing simple things like feeding our cat and he was not willing to help me move around anymore. Hopefully no one else has to go through this during this recovery. I am great though because I have a great family that do not put me down while I am trying to heal.
The only thing that hurts today is my butt from the sitting. I can stand up straight and laughing does not hurt, but coughing still does.
I went to the mall yesterday in a wheel chair and...
- 11 Jul 2011
Going to the mall yesterday was to make me feel better about everything going on and it did. I bought a small dress that I would never could fit before surgery, but I tried it on with all my swelling and it fit! I am loving the new me! From a large to a small :)! I am so glad there are plastic surgeons like Dr. Williams!
After the mall my mother brought my daughter over and she ran to me and started kissing me. I loved every second of it...it has been really hard not being able to lift her and run with her. My daughter is only 17 months old but she knows that I do not feel. I cannot wait to be able to be the best mother I can for her.
So I am still at odds with my husband, but I let...
- 11 Jul 2011
I was pleasantly surprised when I received a get...
- 12 Jul 2011
So just got home from my second follow up...
- 12 Jul 2011
So today was my 3rd post-op appointment and I...
- 15 Jul 2011
As for how I feel AMAZING! I have shopped everyday and I love my waist! I would do this all again in a heart beat!
So I saw underneath my bandages and it looks...
- 18 Jul 2011
I love the PA at Dr. Williams' office. Her name is...
- 18 Jul 2011
So I haven't updated this in a few days because I...
- 21 Jul 2011
I am almost at five weeks and I feel and look...
- 6 Aug 2011
My Doctor: Steven H. Williams, MD
Dr. Williams and his whole staff have patience and knowledge. I felt like family and that is why I chose him. He and his staff also are very easy to contact.