Well, I am a mother of 2 (Both via C-section), and have had Gastric Bypass surgery in 2004. Needless to say, I have a lot of loose skin in my tummy area, and breasts that have seen better days. I am only 25 years old, so looking 95 from the chin down is really difficult to live with and feel pretty. I have been parusing this site for 2 months now.. looking and reading stories trying to prep myself for what Im about to do. I must say, everything Ive read has been helpful in one way or another. One note though--Non of these bodies look like mine! I think I really have you ladies beat. I am going to post pre-op pics soon, so you will see for yourself, but I cannot post nude--no way.
Im buying a bathing suit today to compare pre and post op pics. On Jan. 17th, I met with my PS and s/w him for only 20 mins or less. He was straight to the point, and didn't really say much, except what he felt I needed. He was very quick to inform me that I would need to return for a thigh lift, but I knew that already. I just wanted to get an idea of what a PS thought, and an estimate on how much to expect to pay. I was surprised to know I would need a breast lift as well as implants, I wasn't expecting that, but I see now that he is right. After s/w the surgery scheduler, she informed me that Silicone Aug + lift + extended TT, would cost me $10,500, but if I went with the saline implants, it would be 9,500. She also answered some of my questions RE: what to expect. I went home, and talked with my family about the consult.
My mother and sisters are so supportive, they are my cheerleaders. they know how embarrassed I have been the past few years, and how Im tired of zipping my stomach up in my jeans! LOL..Im serious. I discussed my PS, and my experience with him that day. He comes highly recommended by both nursing school friends, and I few other people in the area. I am nervous though becuease I wont see him again until the day of surgery...that kind of scares me.
1/31/12: I called my PS office and pain the $250 to schedule the surgery and "hold my spot." I was nervous just calling. I will have a pre-op appointment on 2/29/12, for bld work, etc. I explained that I would like to try on some implants to see how big I want to go. I am a very full C cup (with the help of Victoria Secret)... but I feel I need to go big, or go home! If I can help it, this will be a one time surgery. I'm thinking at 200lbs (Im rounding here) and 6'0 feet tall, I can handle some DD's, you feel me?! We decided to schedule surgery for 3/14/12. Seems like a long way away, but I feel it gives me time to do more research.