Mommy of 3 - Best decision I ever made!!!!

I am the mother of three beautiful girls. However,...

I am the mother of three beautiful girls. However, being pregnant three times has taken a toll on by body. I'm 5'5 and I weigh 130 pounds. I'm a size four, but I still have loose skin and saggy boobs. So, I'm getting a full tt, lipo of the flanks, and breast augmentation.

I've been so scared the last few days that I've...

I've been so scared the last few days that I've almost talked myself out of getting a tt. Has anyone else used Dr. Delgado for their procedure? If so, did you like his work?

I'm talking myself out of it. I'm scared.

I'm talking myself out of it. I'm scared.

So, I have to reschedule my surgery due to a FMLA...

So, I have to reschedule my surgery due to a FMLA issue. My new surgery date will be May 12th. My pre-op date will be April 27th. I'm a little disappointed, but it's only a difference of six weeks. It is what it is.

I'm thankful to each and every one of you for sharing your experiences with me each day. This web site and all of it's wonderful members have helped give me the courage to go through with this. Thank you.

Oh, bu the way, has anyone used Dr. Miguel A. Delgao Jr.? He is located in San Francisco.

Photo Update

I finally took my before pictures. Now I have to...

I finally took my before pictures. Now I have to wait until my husband gets home, so he can help me upload them. Before pictures coming soon.

Ok. I'm officially three days post op. Things were...

Ok. I'm officially three days post op. Things were rough yesterday. I couldn't figure out the right dose of pain meds, so I took too few and then too much. Not good. I'm feeling a little better each day. I have a pain pump, so I'm waiting for that to run out to see if the pain increases significantly or stays the same. In my personal opinion, my back hurts more than anything else and it's from walking hunched over.

For those of you getting ready to have your tt, you can do this. I didn't think I could, but I did.

In wish everyone a speedy recovery.

4th day post op. All things considered, I feel...

4th day post op. All things considered, I feel good. I'm going #2 with ease. My drains are slowing down. I have my appetite back. Minimal pain as long as I stay on top of my pain medication. I have my first post op appointment tomorrow. I haven't seen my tummy yet because my ps wanted me to keep it covered and undisturbed. I'm excited and scared to see it for the first time. I will post pics as soon as I can. I hope everyone else is doing well.

Day 5 post op and I'm sorry to report that won't...

Day 5 post op and I'm sorry to report that won't be posting after pictures just yet. My ps doesn't believe in a tight binder at first, so I have swelling. My tummy doesn't look as nice as the rest of yours. If it stays like this, I will not be happy. My tummy was flatter before. Yes, it was saggy, but a flat saggy. I did get one of my two drains removed. I have another post op on Friday. Did anyone else's ps rip the surgical tape off of their stitches? Mine did and it was very uncomfortable.

Post op day 6. I'm moving around a lot more. I'm...

Post op day 6. I'm moving around a lot more. I'm standing straight up for the most part. I'm starting to wein myself off of pain meds, but I'm not trying to be a hero either. The swelling is VERY frustrating. I miss my girls more each day. Being cooped up in my bedroom is starting to take a toll on me. My next post op appointment is on Friday. I hope I get my second drain out at this appointment because then I'll be cleared to take a shower for the first time since surgery.

Day 7 post op. Things are slowly getting better...

Day 7 post op. Things are slowly getting better each day. I'm walking straight, except at night before bed when I'm fatigued. I'm still weaning off of pain meds. I've been having muscle spasms, but I don't want to take muscle relaxers. I hate taking prescription medication because of the way it makes me feel. I'm sorry, but I don't feel comfortable posting pictures of the way I look just yet. Maybe in a few days.

Post op day 8. My ps said that I'm doing excellent...

Post op day 8. My ps said that I'm doing excellent. I had my second drain removed today. Boy, did that burn! I'm drain free, but I'm going to wait until tomorrow to shower because I want the drain site to close up completely before I shower. I received a tighter garment today. I can't say that's a good thing. This compression garment is uncomfortable. I can't wait until my ps allows me to wear spanks.

Post op day 9. I'm going to take my first shower...

Post op day 9. I'm going to take my first shower since surgery today. Kinda gross to go so long without a shower, I know, but it is what it is. My ps said to be extra cautious when it comes to my incision and not to let the tape remain wet because bacteria will eat away at my incision. Sounds like it makes sense. The binder seems extremely tight on my incisions. Anyone else having the same issue? I'm going to try to post an after picture after my shower later.

Just posted first post-op pictures!

Just posted first post-op pictures!

Post op day 10. Nothing new to report. I'm still...

Post op day 10. Nothing new to report. I'm still experiencing a burning sensation around my incision as well as my lipo areas. The areas also seem very warm feeling. This isn't new though, so I'm guessing it's all part of the healing process. Oh, I did go to target, Costco, the AT&T store, and out to lunch today. I don't feel tired right now, but that could change.

Post op day 11. I have yet another post op...

Post op day 11. I have yet another post op appointment with my ps tomorrow. I'm hoping I'll be stitch free after. I might have a sernoma. My husband thinks it's just swelling. I guess we'll see tomorrow. I'm anxious to resume my normal activities again, but I don't want to hinder my healing process.

Week 3 post op tomorrow. Well, no sernoma. That...

Week 3 post op tomorrow. Well, no sernoma. That was a relief. I'm doing so well so far that my ps doesn't want to see me for 4 weeks. I return to work in a few days. I'm a little nervous to see how that's going to go. I will post more pictures soon. The swelling is improving. Slowly, but surely.

List Pros & Cons, Advice you can offer others

List Pros & Cons, Advice you can offer others

I'm adding another photo today. I was a little...

I'm adding another photo today. I was a little reserved about doing so, but I'm so pleased with my results.
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon

Miguel Delgado, Jr., MD was amazing! He is a true artist! I went to a few plastic surgeons for consults before finding Dr. Delgado. Other PS told me that I might not have a flat stomach after. Dr. Delgado has a technique that he uses that almost insures that you will have a flat stomach when he's done. I highly recommend Dr. Delgado.

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4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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