Mommy makeover scheduled for May 25th NEXT Friday!
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I have one child she is 2 years old this year My...
- 15 Mar 2012
I have one child she is 2 years old this year My pre pregnancy and normal breast size was 34B, Ive been dieting and going to the gym every day and working on my body by dieting and exercise. Now I measured 32 AA. Some things (lose skin, and deflated breasts) isn't something that going to the gym can help. I decided to look into the mommy makeover and have been researching for about a year. Cost, incision techniques, breast size, risks, age, silicone or saline, Board Certification, etc.. and Everything that you can imagine.
I finally decided this is something I want, so I took the step and made a consultation. The doctor told me that it was going to cost me high $13k almost $14k for a lift, augmentation, and tummy tuck. If i get saline, it will be 500 cheaper. I thought it wasn't too bad since I've been saving money for a while. I don't plan on having any more children in the future (just a personal preference) and it is very hard to raise children nowadays. If i were to get the surgery, I was planning on having it this June.
I have been going back and forth with making the decision to take the step and do it or not. Mainly because it will cost a lot and money isn't always something that comes along so easily. But I read everyday about other people's journey with a mommy makeover and most people say it is worth it, they feel like a new person. I've also read a lot about how women are "renewed" & how much better their lives are with self confidence. Speaking of self confidence, it is something that I have struggled with for many years of my life. I am not bad looking, it's just something normal that us women all go through from time to time. I feel that this surgery will be a big change. By the way, I am 96 pounds petite and 5'0 ft tall
I have finally made a deposit to go through with...
- 29 Mar 2012
Last night I didn't sleep so well because I was reading some horror stories about silicone and breast augmentation. I hope all goes well during this process. I will be deciding on a surgery date sometime in the beginning of June.
Time is coming closer to my pre op appt for...
- 2 May 2012
Correction, for the breasts, she will be taking...
- 2 May 2012
My surgery is coming sooner and sooner. I'm still...
- 16 May 2012
Sometimes I feel like I always change my mind about the surgery, because I don't want to feel guilty towards my daughter or family. I mean, everyone supports me. But you know, just those negative thoughts that come and go. And then I remember how hard I work at the gym and diet everyday. I limit many foods that I love to eat. Because trust me, I love to eat anything edible. But since i have been trying to have a healthier lifestyle after my pregnancy, I like to be fit more than eating.
Speaking of gym. I go 5 days a week. My food choices consist of chicken breasts, brown rice, egg whites, greek yogurt, green veggies, fruits, sweet potatoes. I cut out all white carbs, soda, juice, sweets, eating out I mean okay occasionally I would eat out, RARELY. So i'm not one of those girls who eat out all the time and run 5 miles. I'd rather change my eating habits than to work twice as hard at the gym, because its not worth it. So when I take this into consideration, I don't feel as guilty of getting the mommy makeover because I feel like I somewhat deserve it.
I have already continuously explained and had a conversation with my boyfriend (my daughter's father) about helping out and told him how much pain I might be in.. and that I will definitely need him to watch my little one while I'm recovering. I hope that I don't have an unbearable pain, i hope that I don't have any infections or catch a cold, or just anything unexpected and unfortunate. I HAVE TO STAY VERY POSITIVE!! I have been hearing a lot about women who get depressed and feel guilty, etc. So the best thing for me to do is stay positive and focus on getting better.
I have to think about the things that make me happy.
I just went to my pre opt appointment and paid for...
- 21 May 2012
Today I signed all the papers and consent forms. The PS office gave me anti swelling medication, and scar treatment. They also told me that they would call my pharmacy at Kaiser so that I can pick up my meds before Friday. It's this Friday, and my mind is going nuts back and forth... well it has been ever since the consultation. It's just weighing out my options, the pro's and cons. I'm just so worried about my little one and how will i explain that I cannot carry her! Very tough decision. I'm so glad that I have the support of my boyfriend.
I have been reading a lot more and more everyday about everyone else's experience here on real self, and everyone has a different threshold of pain that they can take. I'm seeing that as long as I take the pain medication on time, the pain will be manageable. ahhhhh!! I dislike thinking too much. I hope this will all be worth it.
Today I am one day post op. This is how it...
- 26 May 2012
This is how it went, yesterday I woke up around 6:45 because I was so nervous!! Had so many butterflies, I was about to back out so many times before the surgery lol. So we went in the car, dropped my daughter off at her grandparents, and it broke my heart she is only 20 months and she waved bye and did flying kiss ! She's so adorable.
We arrived at the hospital around 9 o clock and checked in, got an IV. My boyfriend waited with me before surgery. My nurses were just amazing and so helpful and kind to me. They knew I was so nervous but they said that this is a "happy surgery". That made me feel a lot better. I trusted my plastic surgeon and knew what he was doing. I was just a bit worried about the size, but he used my pictures as a reference to the end result. I waited around 4 hours because my PS was running a bit late on the other surgeries. That was fine since I had my boyfriend to wait with me. Going into the surgery room, They gave me relaxing drugs so then I felt a bit at ease. I remember them strapping my legs and putting compression heat pads so the blood flows through my legs. After the anesthesia kicked in, and don't remember anything but waking up so tired and I had lots of pressure in my chest and it hurt badly. I was sore and groggy until night time. My boyfriend helped me with everything, like getting my food, getting in and out of bed since i couldn't do it myself. Today he has helped me a lot and now my daughter is on the way here!
I feel happy that I have gotten this. I peeked a bit at my breast and I think they are a good size, not too big. But I hoped for a little bigger but for the first time, It's a perfect size. In a few years after my next child, i'd probably go for the tummy tuck and another breast augmentation maybe a bit bigger.
So far it has been a good experience day 1, but I just have to relax and take it easy the next few days. My post op appointment will be this Wednesday and my PS will take off the compression garment, I'll finally be able to see the new girls !!
Today is day 2 post op, yesterday my PS's office...
- 27 May 2012
It's Thursday, I got my bandage taken off. I love...
- 31 May 2012
I've been feeling much better today i'm almost 2...
- 7 Jun 2012