Dream Coming True for This Mom of 5 - Carmel, IN.. 8 month post op photo..

I had breast augmentation, Mentor 275cc, 18 years...

I had breast augmentation, Mentor 275cc, 18 years ago after 3 children. I went on to have 2 more children which I breastfed with no problem. About 2 months ago I realized that my left breast had deflated. I met with 3 doctors and chose Dr. Slatton because of his past work and his careful attention to my concerns. I am having my Mommy Makeover on Nov. 9th (that is if I get all my bloodwork back, if not Monday Nov. 12th) I am so excited I can't sleep already. I have dreamed of a Tummy Tuck for most of my adult life and now the dream is coming true..Oh I forgot to mention I am 47 and weigh 200lbs. I will add some pictures.

Little more about me, I am the mother of 5 awsome...

Little more about me, I am the mother of 5 awsome children. My oldest son is 29 and has Down Syndrome. I was 17 when he was born. I can't tell you the happiness he has brought to my life. I also have a son 27, daughter 22, daughter 15 (ugg not a fun age) and a son who just turned 13. I started a non-profit thrift store 3 years ago for the young adults with special needs that need jobs after high school. There is not enough for them to do so I created a place where they can come to socialize and learn employment skills. I have worked 60 to 80 hours a week this whole time without pay and this Mommy Makeover is my reward. I have gained 40lbs since opening the store, from stress and all the political bull I have gone through to make us successful and we are but my reward has been chocolate, brownies or anything else I wanted. I plan to follow weight watchers once this is over to lose the extra weight I have put on. I am so restless the last couple of days, little sick to my stomach not being able to sleep. I know it is just nerves and I am ready for the day to be here. I have my markings tomorrow at 4pm. I am going out to dinner tonight for my last meal. Did I mention how happy and excited I am?? Well I am.. My dream is coming true..

I am a wreck, I still have so much to do. Oh my...

I am a wreck, I still have so much to do. Oh my goodness, I go for markings today at 4pm and then I have to be at the hospital in the morning at 6am for surgery. I

I have my markings and I am at home, I am not...

I have my markings and I am at home, I am not nervous at all right now. I feel calm and ready to be at the hospital at 6:30 in the morning. I had a stressful day at work getting everything prepared for my absence. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT IS ALMOST HERE!! WooHoo

Made it through the night of throwing up. Can I...

Made it through the night of throwing up. Can I just say throwing up with a tummy tuck HURTS LIK HELL. Haven't seen myself yet but will update when I do.

Awake and feeling okay, I haven't thrown up this...

Awake and feeling okay, I haven't thrown up this morning. I sneaked a peek and the breasts look great. I just want to add that Witham hospital in Lebanon Indiana has the best staff.

Day 2 po, sleeping a lot and resting in my...

Day 2 po, sleeping a lot and resting in my recliner. When I stand up it feels like I am tearing apart. On a good note my boobies are so pretty.

Just ending day 3po and I am still in pain and...

Just ending day 3po and I am still in pain and also itching like crazy. See my Dr. Tomorrow and will find out what he thinks about the swelling. All I want to do is sleep. I didn't need the walker or toilet riser. Will post more later.

Day 6 po and I am still miserable and soo swollen....

Day 6 po and I am still miserable and soo swollen. I took pics but can't upload yet. I have not worn my compression garment yet the Dr. keeps saying I don't need yet. Where I am the most swollen is the front of stomach and my hips which are 5 times normal size, I swear. My husband has been so good, and my children too. My breasts are larger than I wanted, hopefully due to some swelling too, I need a sexy bra and panties to see what I truly look like.

I have been miserable for days and I am posting...

I have been miserable for days and I am posting pictures of what is happening to my sides when I can tomorrow. Dr. has me putting nitro-bid on and it gives terrible headache. Not worth it today.

I am feeling Human again, swelling still going...

I am feeling Human again, swelling still going down. My husband took my pic last night to show me how different I look, I don't really see it yet but he does. He even said he can't wait till I can be his tshirt and jeans girl again. I have been wearing big long shirts for way too long. I will post pics again as soon as all drains are gone. I think it is worth it today. One thing I would recommend if you are considering this is find a doctor who is close to you, my Dr. Is 1 1/2 hours away and the drive kills me sometimes.

Today is 17 days po, and I am back at work. I can...

Today is 17 days po, and I am back at work. I can not believe that other people go back to work sooner. I am still unable to do much but sit. I went to Kohls the sat after black friday and made it to the towel section and was done. I have had a real hard time with this Mommy Makeover. I have felt bad and haven't slept good. In other words I am a grouch. I am happy with how I am looking but don't get me wrong I have alot of work to do myself, this is not a miracle fix. Weight watchers online and back to my eliptical machine when I am allowed. I am 47 so maybe that is why I have had a harder time than many on here have. This is the first time people I work with have seen me and I was so scared that they would be able to tell my breast were bigger but noone has said anything. I could not do this again knowing what I know now, so hopefully I will not need a revision because I don't think I would. We will see. My Doctor has been great, supportive and encouraging.

I have a recliner in my office behind my desk and...

I have a recliner in my office behind my desk and that is where my butt has been the last 2 days. I am getting good at delegating what needs to be done. I am still having a hard time sleeping comfortably couch, chair, bed nothing is comfortabe for this side sleeper. I am having a love affair with my new body, everytime I go to the bathroom I have to check and see if it still looks as good as it did the last time I saw it. I am so happy to have gone through this process because it looks amazing. Sorry my pictures are so bad, now I wish I had taken more before pics. I will post more soon.

Well I am standing up straight and sleeping on my...

Well I am standing up straight and sleeping on my side. I am sooo happy with my tummy tuck, I look amazing. Thanks to Dr. Slatton.

I am still fitting into my size 16 Levis, but I have no muffin top anymore. I have only tried the jeans on, I have not worn them yet. My thighs are what is keeping me in the size 16s, but that is okay I am going to lose more weight so I can one day wear 12s again. Hard to believe after 3 kids I still weighed only 120lbs. Age and the last two children has done my body in.

I still get exhausted very easy, but everyday gets easier.

8 months post op and still amazed..

I am updating with a new photo and to say I love it..

Here is photo

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I found Dr. Slatton from the Mentor site.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
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5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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