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Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair - Campbell, CA

I had my consultation for my tummy tuck! I am very...

I had my consultation for my tummy tuck! I am very excited, but i forgot to ask for before & after pictures. It looks like i have 4cm of muscle separation and the doctor said she would fix that for me and also bring in my other muscles to enhance my waistline as well. She doesnt accept any financing companies which really is a bummer but she is working with me for payments. I would like to definatley see some of her before and after pictures before i pay at my pre-op appointment. I will let you know how it goes from there!


So my mom is going to put the entire bill on her...

So my mom is going to put the entire bill on her 0% interest credit card and I make monthly payments to her. Gotta love my mom. She knows how badly I want (NEED!) this done.

A little about myself..I'm two months shy of being 25, a mother of 1 very sweet and silly 2 1/2 year old boy, and a loving wife. I'm 163 pounds and 5'6, which is the same weight as i was when i met my husband 5 years ago, (funny because nothing looks like it did back then!!!). I'm only about 10 pounds overweight. Thanks to my tummy. BOO!!! I was so big when i was pregnant that people would ask if i were having TRIPLETS. not twins. they jumped right to asking about triplets. Thanks. Anyways I would do it all over again for my baby boy. My stomach got soo big and soo stretched out that i looked like a New York City road & subway map. I had stretch marks all over the back of my legs, my butt, my hips, and my tummy. Thankfully the legs and butt and his faded away nicely except for my wrinkled up bull dog belly. It's so depressing. Last night my husband and I watched an tummy tuck on youtube. AHH bad idea for me. But it was informative at least. I couldnt sleep last night. I tossed. I turned. I couldnt stop thinking and i NEVER have trouble falling and staying asleep these days. Anxiety has set in. I'm still waiting to hear back from the doctor about her before and after pictures and about setting up my appointment date. It looks like my preop appointment is 1 week before the surgery and that's when her fee is due. The fee for the hospital and anethegiologist is due the day of surgery. Here's it broken down:

Hosptial and Anetheigiologist = $2390
Surgeon Fee: $4200

Pretty good price for the bay area. I'm less nervous because she's worked on my moms revised tummy tuck and did smart lipo on her also. Her fee includes lipo and she will laser the scar once I'm healed. Awesome!

Will update later when i have more information to share.

EEEEEEEKKKKK!! wow im going to end up writing a...

EEEEEEEKKKKK!! wow im going to end up writing a book instead of a review. I'm so excited and nervous; i want to puke!

Soo...

Appt to view and discuss Patient Before & Afters March 5th.

Pre-Op Appt March 8th. Have to hand over $4000.00
(I believe my price is so low because my mom suggested i go to her since she is a patient of hers)

The Big Day: March 21st...6:30 AM, surgery starts at 7:30AM...thank goodness it's early in the AM. I get such bad anxiety about everything.

I wrote down a million questions already to ask the doctor. OOOOH!!! AAANNND I'm SDI Eligible for the weeks i recover away from work! How awesome is that! California I love you..



Slimfast+veggies+fruits+Exercise all last week...

Slimfast+veggies+fruits+Exercise all last week equals down to 159!!! yay!!

Going back tomorrow to go over the before &...

Going back tomorrow to go over the before & after pictures with the doctor and my husband. I'm tempted to print out some pictures from the before and afters on the website to show her what i like and what i DONT like. Like the creepy belly buttons that look like a giant donut, to the belly buttons that look like a coin slot, to the belly buttons that i think look like (oval and slightly hooded at the top)and 19 more days. Tick Tock Tick Tock..


Went to visit the doc last night to look over the...

Went to visit the doc last night to look over the photos. I love her, she's so personable and so funny! She stayed afterhours to meet us. She showed us a few before and after photos, and they looked great. She also talked more about her stitching technique. I'm more excited than ever now.

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Hey no posts for awhile are u ok???
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Your only days away! How exciting! Can't wait to see your after pics.
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i know! =D
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hey guys i made a new profile. im not using this one anymore. i didnt like my rambling session lol.
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Definately get some references before choosing a doctor. If he doesn't have a website in this day and age, then she is not good enough for you or your money. My doctor showed me all the pics and then brought in a patient who was in for post-op visit to talk to me. I was so impressed and sold from that moment on. Do not be afraid to ask! It is your body.
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She does have a website, actually a very informative one at that. She chooses not to show photos of her patients online. we can view them in her office only. She wanted to respect the patients privacy, which I like.
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Yes I've read several of your post kimmers. Good stuff! And thank you for sharing your experience and photos with us!
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Welcome to RealSelf!  Well you just go ahead and write that book!  We love it here.

I would imagine that you are getting very excited now that everything is scheduled.   And yes those babies do a number on our bodies:)   Little buggers..gotta love them. 

I am happy that you are able to do this for yourself and sure that you will end up with wonderful results.  How nice of your mom to let you use her credit card..Go MOM! 

The clothes do hide these problems but we know what is under there so feel bad about ourselves.   Keep posting and keep us up to date as you go. 

You will feel like an entirely new woman after this surgery.  Best thing I ever did for myself.

 
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I just wanted to say its soooo nice of you to cheer people on before someones surgery! I wonder if you realize what a difference in makes.
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Hi Farz,

Thank you:)  This is a wonderful site and it is nice to be able to help others.  So many don't have family or friends that they can talk to about thee things.  Until you have been through this process you just do not have any idea what it is all about. 

It is a very big process and a hard one to get through.  Could you even imagine how horrible it would be to not have someone to talk to>>>Eeks!  Bad thought there..

I am extremely happy to be here for the women...and men who need a little pick me up or just a kind word to comfort them.
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I'm so happy for u ! That is super nice of your mom, eh ? My mother would NEVER do that for me even though she can. Any ways, I am booked for April 4 and I look forward to reading about your journey & any tips or advice you may have after your procedure as well as postop pics when you have the time that is ! I know what you mean when you say its a different situation under those clothes ! I just cant wait to get rid of my mummy tummy LOL !
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Yes i've VERY thankful for my mom and my husband is very supportive of my decision! Thank you for commenting, i love the support and i cant wait to call my current pics my "before" pics! =D Congrats on setting your date as well! it's right around the corner!
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You will look awesome afterwards.beautiful hair by the way.
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thanks =)
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Yes no pics on website because she wants to respect patient privacy and only show in office before amd afters, I'm excited to see her work .
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yeah def ask for before/after pics! do they have a website? my PS did so I was able to look at a few before i even went for a consultation. Congrats on your soon to be TT!
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