So happy!! 5 weeks PO!! TT w MR, lift, & implants

I'd like to start out by saying that I've...

I'd like to start out by saying that I've been contemplating this decision for many years, you ladies have helped me with your amazing stories soooo much! You're all so brave and awesome, I've decided to chronicle my journey to pay it forward to future Mommy makeover ladies! I'm 32, almost 33 about 8 days after my surgery. Happy Birthday to me, maybe I will have my drains out! HA.

I currently weigh 157lbs and am 5'7". My waist size is 29 and my bra size is 36B. I have a similar story to most. Have 3 kids, actually only birthed 2. The first is a stepdaughter that I've raised since she was 12 months old. She is a teenager now, and boy do I feel old! My sons are 8 and almost 4(next week). At their delivery, I weighed 267lbs, and 264lbs-the 2nd time. WOW! I sure can put it on. Swelling from toxemia didn't help. I actually feel that I'm allergic to being pregnant. Needless to say I'm done with having babies. I got a few good ones. I breastfed both for more than a year, and I would NEVER regret that decision, but it reeked havoc on my chest! I was a C cup before, a DD/E during, and a B now-and pretty drooptacular. WHAT a rollercoaster ride the boobs have been on. The procedures I'm having are a Tummy Tuck with MR, Breast lift, and Augmentation with smooth silicone implants. The P.S. I chose back in August. He was referred to me by a family member and I did my homework. He checked out. I really did not want a lift. I didn't like the scar.....but he really thought to look "youthful" it would be necessary....who doesn't want to look youthful? He's the expert. He did not think I needed lipo, I thought I might.

After reading some of your stories about the burning pain, I'm counting my blessings. I have a feeling it's gonna be painful enough. The other thing I wanted to find out ANY opinions about, is that I teach group fitness, and have for about 2 1/2 years. I. love. my. job. and everyday is a blessing. I committed my life to fitness since my last was born and have never looked back. I teach ZUMBA-duh since the nickname. I also teach Body Combat, Body Pump, and Yoga. (I really believe that's the reason I didn't need lipo)

My main concern is when will I be able to go back to work????? I'm in really good shape physically, and have heard anything from 4-8 weeks or longer. I will be so sad. :...( missing all my classes and gym peeps. Any fitness junkies out there, feel free to let me know. My PS seems to think I will bounce back quickly, I just can't imagine stretching, or doing ab work after all that!

Another concern is what breast size? I'm athletic. My PS says I won't be happy with humongous boobage all over the place. He's probably right but a part of me is thinking, I'm paying for it....bigger is better???? Maybe that's cuz I'm from Texas, and we like to say that. I don't have a small frame....I maybe could carry it off. I think I want a D. Thoughts?

Also, my PS just wants a pic of what I want to look like, so I know nothing about High Profile, Moderate plus or anything of that nature. I'm getting Natrelle implants. He will determine at the time of surgery which is right. If any of you think it's important I pick these beforehand let me know.

I'm going to try to post pics. I'm not shy...but I don't know how I feel about my own nudity on the internet. I do know I appreciate you guys that have posted it. It makes a difference to see the actual results. I have some bathing suit shots. Maybe I will be brave and just suck it up, and get real. More Pics to come the closer I get. Happy Healing everyone and prayers from Texas.

You look so great!!! Your belly button looks great too and I've seen some harsh looking belly buttons. LOL. I would NEVER guess you weighed anywhere in the 200s. I lost a lot of weight and got down to 130. I'm 5'7" also. I gained 37 pounds with my twins and have been fighting to lose it ever since. I researched Dr. Pin and considered him doing my surgery, but because I like the porn star boobs I've settled on Dr. Revis in Florida. Dr. Pin did an amazing job and you should be really proud of your travels through life because "you've come a long way, baby!"
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Thank you so much dheavensynt1, you are very sweet!!!! I would NEVER hold being from Texas against ya.
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Hi zumbamama.
First let me say you look great! you have a 6pack! now being from Tx (hou,don't hold that aginst me) I k ow what you mean about bigger is better! but i think you are in great shape and big boobs get in the way i,m a dd and i miss my cute lil b cups! good luck on your jorney and keep us posted, you are gona look great no matter what you decide!
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I'm paying the surgeon today. The date is getting...

I'm paying the surgeon today. The date is getting closer. My husband is being super supportive. He's amazing though. I really hope he's prepared for all the work he has to do, and yet I know he is not. He will quickly find out how much is on my plate. It's probably gonna be good for him to walk a mile in my shoes. Maybe after my recovery is over I will go to work and attempt his job. Haha. Well ladies, I don't have that much time. God give me the strength to write the check!
Bepy thank you for your kind words and advice. It means a lot, especially from someone with experience. I hope your recovery is only smooth sailing from here on out! I will pray for your drain removal. LOL. I think I am gonna go with the D. I agree with you. I just don't think I will be happy with a C. I also had decided last night that I wanted under the muscle. If it looks a little weird while I'm lifting weights, that will be alright.
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Hi Zumbamommy!! From one Texan to another, you look incredible to begin with so your final results will be AMAZING!!

Reading your story made me smile.....You said so many of the things I was concerned about too.....And very cutely (if that's a word :) I can tell you that your PS is your hired professional and just like anything you hire your pro to do, you just have to guide them by being honest with exactly what you want and trust that they'll provide with all that they can. After all , their reputation is on the line....you the patient is extremy important, but their rep is their livelihood. No bout you will look and feel like a rock star once all is said and done...just takes time and patience.

Now about the boobs....I can't stand not giving my opinion so since you asked.... Hehe... Here it goes... Get the D and go under the muscle. The muscle provides padding which will keep you from looking too top heavy and your implant is semi protected.... Ask your PS his opinion. I am also 5'7 and I weigh 130 but for years I was 145.... I had saline implants and wore a 34D....LOVED the way I looked in everything...until I got preggo with them....pregnancy and implants didn't mix for me...ended up needing a lolipop lift and i let my PS decide on implant style making sure he knew that no matter what, D was my cup size of choice. He gave me style 25 silicone implants, 500 cc....I am sooooo happy!

Good Luck with recovery...I am 10 days PO and feeling great....only complaint is I have one drain that annoys the heck out of me (out tomorrow at 1pm) and I can't quite stand up straight.

So happy for you! Keep in touch!
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Ahh the part that hurts the worst eh? Paying the bill!! I have 2 consults set up for March but got tentative quotes based on pics I sent and one was for 17,500!! I was like holy cow is that the bill or my phone number? I am waiting to hear back from the other.
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K ladies, It's getting closer...2 more weeks. Wow,...

K ladies, It's getting closer...2 more weeks. Wow, I need some assistance from you all, please give me advice about what I absolutely need to make my recovery a little easier. My PS provides me with everything I will need as far as binders and support bras, AND I'm spending the night in the hospital after the surgery, that's how he does it. I think that will be best because I live so far away. I have on the list is pj's that button in the front, a step ladder/shower seat, MOM, I purchased a recliner a few months ago. I have plenty of stretchy athletic pants. I'm drawing a blank. Probably because I'm exhausted. I feel like there is so much to do and so little time. Blah. Thanks for being there lovely ladies:
Be brave!! See your sexy self on the other side mama!
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Good luck lady! BC last night with no pain (8 weeks postop)other than exhaustion so I'm sure you'll be back at it in no time! It was so wierd seeing those same motions with a little extra movement up top! Take care.
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Good luck! Hope you have a great recovery!
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Day 1 Post Op- left the hospital a little while...

Day 1 Post Op- left the hospital a little while ago, now I'm back home. Feels nice, but I can't imagine not staying at the hospital overnight. Wow, that surgery was painful, I got a pain pump, thank the lord. Getting up is a real problem. Had a catheter, they took it out last night. Felt like I couldn't empty my bladder, after that. So when I pee, I have to lean forward. That helps. I picked up my meds. I'm a little loopy now. Got the toilet seat rise, and shower seat, so I'm all set. My drains are barely putting anything out! Weird. I will atleast have them 7 days. That's when we go back to see my p.s, hate not being able to walk fully upright. Dr Pin is awesome, he used his judgement for the size of my breasts, and I'm super happy. Not ginormous, and they look
Good, aside from the lift scars, which couldn't get by without those. 340 silicone in one and 360 in the other. He also sent me flowers, an orchid that's beautiful!! Can't say enough nice things about him. He makes this process pretty easy. I'm about to take a shower. So wish me luck.

Day 2 Post Op- things are going pretty well, it's...

Day 2 Post Op- things are going pretty well, it's still a bit of a strain doing things, and I'm walking hunched over and drain cleaning sucks!!! But other than that I'm chilling, I'm pretty bored. There's only so much tv you can watch. I have some itches I need to freaking scratch! Hello phantom itch. Probably the hydrocodone. Still have not used the bathroom, taking stool softeners and milk of magnesia. Hopefully that will happen in the next day. I love what I can see of my results. I took pics but can't figure out how to post them from the iPhone. Anyone know how, let me know.?? My lower back is killing me. I go see my doctor Monday. I'm just praying no infections, and I stay healing. For all you up and comers good luck! It's worth it! Happy healing
That was very nice of your dr to send you flowers. Very thoughtful. I would love to stay in a hospital myself. But unfortunately that is not offered. I am glad you are ok and in good spirits. Wishing you a healthy and happy healing!
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Day 3 post op- finally went to the bathroom, it...

Day 3 post op- finally went to the bathroom, it was glorious! My drains are putting out more fluid, and it's clearer. Soooo hoping that's normal. One side is at 28ccs and the other is at 32ccs in 24 hours. My. Back. Is. Killing. Me! Last night I had a little bought with nausea, before I fell asleep for the first time, except after waking up from surgery feeling like I was gonna vomit. It's gone, so I'm going to count my lucky stars. Holy itch. I need to scratch. I'm using strength and will power but Id like to get one of those scratchers down my binder and let er rip. 2 of my closest friends are coming to visit me today, so I'm going to attempt a shower, and some makeup. I made my own breakfast,. That was liberating, sat at our bar and ate it. Feels pretty good, no pain, things are progressively getting better. I'm saying a little prayer for all you ladies out there going through this. It's no picnic.
Thanks uniquely!! I am a beast. Kidding. It's going a lot better than I thought. Hopefully that will continue!
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You look amazing! It's awesome that you at 3days po you made your own breakfast! You are a beast!! Healthy healing!!!
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Day 4 Post op-it's almost been 24 hours since I've...

Day 4 Post op-it's almost been 24 hours since I've had pain meds. Im not feeling terrible. I'm sleeping a little more. So I guess it's time to get off them. I'm not in any pain. There is some soreness, but that's to be expected. My drainage is cut in half, and it wasn't very much to begin with. So I think my dreams that he will yank them on Monday will come true!I was a little too regular yesterday, so I cut back on the MOM, and colace. I am really bored out of my mind though. Not being able to do anything STiNkS. I'm gonna go have my hubs rent me some movies. I've almost finished a book called The Uglies, a dystopian series where the govt makes everyone have plastic surgery to become a pretty! It's good. So peaceful, unevenful healing everyone!
I can only make it to one class a week so I'm looking forward to going tomorrow. Last week I was just tired and sloppy; hopefully I'll be back in form soon! You too!
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Day 5 PO -so I took a pain pill last night because...

Day 5 PO -so I took a pain pill last night because my incision and hips felt tight. I watched a movie with my husband last night and it was pretty funny, still really hurts to laugh. I just would like to commend my husband for being an angel. He never complains, he helps me whenever I need him, no matter what it is. He's been taking my 4 year old to work with him, (he's self
Employed) so that helps. Truly been a blessing. My parents and friends as well, have checked on me constantly and been so supportive! I guess I really didn't know how much I was loved before this. I never need any help. I'm always the helper. That makes this whole ordeal so much easier. It's easy to feel guilt about this. Anyone reading this or thinking this is something they want to do, it's not that bad. I really feel it was a positive decision and this recovery is a minor set back. I soooo miss teaching classes, and my gym peeps, but they have been amazing too. I'm excited to exercise again, whenever that may be. Hopefully not too long. Also, tomorrow I make the long drive to visit my surgeon. Can't wait to see what he thinks and get these stupid drains out! I know I complain about them a lot, but they are terrible. They hang like I have a large penis in my pants!!! Hates them!!! I don't know if I can find clothes to cover them. Happy healing.
Here's to the drains coming out!!!! Glad your recovery is going to so well. Hopefully it will continue on the same.
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Zumbamommy glad to hear your are doing so well! I too am ready to get this darn drain removed tomorrow, I can't wait for my appointment in the morning. Keep up the good work you are hesling well! It sure helps to have a supportive husband thru all of this. It helps recovery to have so much support!
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Post op Day 6 Made the long trip to see the...

Post op Day 6

Made the long trip to see the doctor today, my mom drove me. He pulled my drains!!!! I was so happy, what a creepy feeling that was, not painful at all. I can start wearing spanx, and get a comfortable support/sports bra. He's happy with everything and the way I'm healing, as soon as the tape and glue comes off, I can start using vitamin e oil and lotion. After the drains came out, my mom and I had a really nice lunch at central Market, then we drove home, and now I'm resting. All and all not a bad day. Its great having those horrid things out. I don't go back for 2 weeks!! I'm still getting working on not taking any pain medication. I didn't know if pulling the drains were gonna hurt, so I took one before we got there. Tomorrow if I can not take one, I'm gonna drive and get my hair fixed. So yay!!! Bring on the spanx.

Post op day 7- slept in my bed last night, no...

Post op day 7- slept in my bed last night, no problems. Last pill I took was at 9am yesterday. So it's almost been 24 hours. Im In no pain and not taking anything but Aleve for inflammation. I am feeling pretty darn good. Im really regular as well, so thats a good thing. Today I plan on driving myself to a hair appointment and then stopping by the gym to get my check. Also gonna pick my kiddos up from school. So excited about the potential of leaving the house and getting on with life. Feel like I've been in a hole before yesterday's outing. All in all everything has been fine, no issues to speak of. My doctor is truly amazing. I think I'm gonna post some pics today later. Some close ups of the incision and belly button, and boobs. Have a wonderful day all!
I think so Uniquely, I can't be sure. But I'm doing pretty well, a little swollen, but that's expected!
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I told you. Your a beast!! 7days and you are going to drive!?! Holy he11!! Kudos to you. Do you think your being so fit beforehand has helped?
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Day 8 PO- got everything done yesterday, was a...

Day 8 PO- got everything done yesterday, was a little tired, but not bad, doing really well, slept on my side in my bed last night. Everything looks and feels good. I keep feeling like I'm supposed to be not doing so well, but I'm gonna just keep doing what I'm doing. I have a little red on my belly, you can see it in the pics. It's getting a little lighter, I don't have a fever, and so I'm not gonna worry about it. Called my PS he said to call him and let him know the status today and just to keep doing what I'm doing. The drain sites were a little swollen yesterday but look good today. It's my birthday, some friends are taking me out. I'm able to wear all my clothes so that's a good thing. I am drinking about a gallon of water a day, and my weight has actually come down 2lbs since surgery. I haven't had too much of an appetite, but it's coming back. I also found out that I have 304ccs in my left breast and 339ccs in my right. So we shall see what cup size I end up with. Stay strong friends! I'm praying for all of you.

Thank you and yes im finally happy w results after revision! :)
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Thanks Tara! Can't wait till the swelling goes down. Dr Pin is fab. I can't wait to be done with this recovery. Your results are spectacular, are you really happy????
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Boobs look natural! Wow your ps Is good and tummy is looking great already! Just wait till the swelling goes down ! Beautiful results already ! Congrats ! You should be thrilled !!
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Day 9 Post Op-k not much to update, everything is...

Day 9 Post Op-k not much to update, everything is the same. i feel great (with the exception of sneezing, or laughing really hard) I will post more when I can start to exercise and after my next PO appointment. I'm regular, not taking anything for that. I take Aleve, for inflammation, and my vitamins. My clothes look better!! Can't wait to start shopping for a swimsuit. All my gym friends/students got together and gave me 165$$ gift card to VS for my birthday. I was almost in tears. So sweet, and a huge card that they all signed. It made my day. Today I am taking it easy my four year old wore me out yesterday!! He goes to school today. So just gonna rest, read, and watch movies till its time to pick the kids up. So for now healing friends you won't hear from me unless something changes. This recovery was much easier than I imagined. Wishing it's the same for all of you!
I got mid range profile which is in between high profile and moderate profile. I got Natrelle implants by Allergan. How many CCs did you end up with?!! I dont remember reading it. I'm worried that they will get smaller!!! Haha, I love the size right now. I get about 10lbs leaner during te summer months. Hope they don't shrink up!!! LOL!
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Hey fit, I ended up with 339ccs in my left and 304ccs in my right. I think I will be a D. Which is what i wanted. I feel awesome but if I went back now id probably hurt myself. I'm hoping to go back in 2 weeks to Zumba. And in 4 weeks to Body Combat and Body Pump, then in 6 weeks back to yoga. That's my plan. We will see how that turns out. Zumba is the easiest thing I teach. It may take me a little longer, I'm just gonna listen to what my dr says.
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I know right! I feel like I can go now but I know I'd probably hurt myself too. I am gonna try for next week to low impact and have my regulars help me! We'll see. I'm just gonna listen to my body. Definitely by 2 weeks I plan to be doing the Zumba part as long as all keeps going well.
Did you get mod or mod plus? Unders right? I just got measured and I'm a 34D which is exactly what I wanted too! I thought I'd measure larger at vsc but I didn't so I'm thrilled! I feel so much better now that I'm back to my routine!!!
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Post Op Day 13- it feels like its been too easy....

Post Op Day 13- it feels like its been too easy. I'm a little sore in the breast area when I lift something like groceries. Aside from that totally normal. I feel so good it's hard to stay out of the gym and not dance when I hear a great song!!! I'm really restraining myself. Also hard not to pickup my four year old, he weighs like 42lbs.not a good idea so I don't. :( he understands sort of. He's really sweet about my surgery. I already love my results, my swelling is minimal, still drinking a lot of water. (gallons) My glue is coming off and some of my tape on my breasts. I'm hoping that I can start scar treatment soon. My clothes look fantastic, everything looks better with boobs!! I called my PS to discuss when I can start taking my supplements like fish oil, he was out of the office today, supposed to get back to me. I don't see him again till Monday. I want to drive to Houston for Spring Break, so I need to get his blessing on that. Lately I've been really hungry. Trying not to eat everything in the house, I'm sooo bored. I'm not a good sedentary person. I get ancy. Hence my profession. Everyone stay positive!!! Happy healing.
My cup size before was actually like a large B sometimes a C at VS. so I think thats where the difference is. Hoping to be a full D. I haven't heard anything from her Blackbird. I hope all is good.
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I'm worried about tx multi mama :(
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Ok so you got mod plus then! I got high profile. All my consults recommended high profile for me because they said I'm narrow (??) and with needing so many ccs high profile would be best. I didn't fully understand but I trusted!
I was wondering why your numbers were different maybe it's because of the profile. Mine came in increments of 25. I got high profile silicone 425 CC's I wasn't starting out with much. I was barely a B and that's because of skin (tmi I know) but the truth. I love my size too! After all that back and forth I'm glad I feel as though I made the right choice. It was bothering me not knowing so I had to go get measured I couldn't take it anymore. I know mine are still swollen I can feel it so I hope they don't shrink much this size is perfect. I almost went with a 400 but glad I changed to 425 the day of surgery!
One good thing about these (this important investment) is they are what they are where real breasts shrink with weight loss. So I think you are safe. Enjoy your new boobies I sure am. : ) thru feel do soft and natural this silicone is definitely the way to go for softness!
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Okay 2 weeks post op. I am having a strange...

Okay 2 weeks post op. I am having a strange sensation with my left breast. It's almost like the implant is loose??? Has anyone felt this before? It doesn't hurt but it's like it is moving slightly in my breast. They feel the same, no change in appearance and like I said it does not hurt. I called my PS and spoke to the nurse, he's out all week. She says that it's normal to be able to feel the implant, and she doesn't think it's a problem, but not to exercise or make any drastic changes until I see him Monday. I was freaking out last night thinking my implant slipped out of its pocket. I think there would be some visible changes to the breast if this had happened. She also said the implant could be dropping into it's final resting place. I'm supposed to keep massaging them. Let me know if any of you have experienced this.
I think that's what it is. My Dr reassured me that it's fine. It was just weird. It's not doing that as much so I guess they are settling.
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I have had not had it done yet, but the nurse already warned me that sometimes you get a "sloshing" feeling around your boobs. Not because they are moving, but that all the lymphatic tissue is healing and there is lots of extra fluid in that area......
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Sort of, its really strange, and it's only on one side. Did that feeling stop, or do you still have it?
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Day 18 -I still feel really good, no pain meds....

Day 18 -I still feel really good, no pain meds. Incisions look great, still have strange water like sensation in my left breast. Other than that I am amazing. Go see the Dr on Monday. Hoping to get the green light to start some light exercise. I am able to do everything I was doing before except exercise. Still wearing Spanx, and sports bra- no tape except around my nipples, and under breast main incision. Using Vitamin E oil on my incisions that were glued. I'm still fitting in my clothes. I guess I'm not swelling that much, maybe a little under my TT incision. My stomach muscles feel a little tight when I stretch up. Still drinking a gallon of water a day. That's prob why I'm not retaining water honestly. I'm extremely happy with the results. I'll post pics later, it's kind of a hassle. Hope all of you are healing and happy as well!!!

3 weeks Post op------Went to see PS yesterday,...

3 weeks Post op------Went to see PS yesterday, everything looks great. He said God must love me because I'm healing so well. Also said my breasts are "Internet quality" that made me really happy. He gave me the go ahead on working out!!! Walked briskly on the treadmill for an hour this morning, it was fine, no pain...just a bit of swelling. I'm gonna be back to work soon. So I'm really happy about that. I have some pics, but I'm too lazy to go put them on my comp, and load them. Annoying. Why can't Real Self be like Facebook? Upload it straight from my phone? Oh well, ill do it later. Still feeling great though. My PS told me if I feel pain while working out, stop doin it, and if i swell up, take it easy. I'm heavier than I want to be. Lbs wise. Need to get back to work!!! Well peaceful unevenful healing is what I wish you all!!!!!
Glad things are going well!! I awesome you got the go ahead to work out!! I and you do look fabulous!!!!
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Thanks Crazy, right back at ya!! Looks like you are about a week or so behind me.
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Yes, and I'm hoping I get the blessing from my PS at my next appt to work out! I'm going stir crazy not being able to!
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3 weeks and 1 day.------> my legs are so freaking...

3 weeks and 1 day.------> my legs are so freaking sore from just walking on the treadmill it's unbelievable! Went back today and now my legs feel like they have been run over. Wow, I'm in bad shape. Maybe I should have started a little slower. Whatever. I walked a little slower today. Haha, because I had too. Yikes. Well still feeling and looking good. I'm just out of shape and limited. Dislike. It's gonna be a process. Our spring break is next week and we are going to Houston. We are visiting family, and going to the rodeo to see Miranda lambert!!! I love her, I'm not much of a country fan, which is shocking bec I live in Texas, but I do really like her. So pretty ready to get out of town and have some fun!! Gonna do some shopping too!! I think I'm gonna get fitted at VS!!
Hey! You look fantastic, and I just have to ask where you found your bikini?? Hopefully online....I've been looking but haven't seen many that I really like, but I love yours!
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Looking good girl! Love the new pics. You must be totally happy cuz you are lookin' super! I am soo not feeling my TT results I want to puke! But so far I have only been crying....(everyday). I hope to be back to work soon I think that will help me out.
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I absolutely can not wait to get back to the gym! I'm going crazy!! I'm really excited about wearing gym clothes and not having to tuck in my tum. It's gone! I got 325's in each boob and I'm loving my size too. And so is my husband! I bought a halter top the other day. I couldn't resist. Three more weeks of compression garments and sports bras then I'm going shopping!
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3 weeks and who is counting..... Still going to...

3 weeks and who is counting..... Still going to the gym. Tried running on the treadmill, it felt so good for about 10 min, then I felt something under my left breast that was a bit like pain so I quit. Walked for like 45 min did the elliptical for 15 and ran for 10. I'm sure I need a nap. I'm really frustrated with not being as able bodied as before. I look fitter, that's funny to me. There are so many limitations!!! I realize this is part of it, I'm just ready to be healed. Patience is not my strong suit. It's fine. I'm gonna heal my body, and have the rest of my life to get back in to shape. Everything else is going well. I have been able to care for myself for a while, luckily the hubs didnt get worn out. He's been really happy with how I look, and how I have healed. Really sweet. My kids are a different story. My 13 year old daughter is being a real pain in the touche. I'm not ready for teenage angst! I'm too young for this. Well loves take care and happy healing. For any of you considering this I don't regret doing this, best decision, and money well spent!!!! Love it!!!
OMG you look amazing!!!!! The bikini pic before and after at 10 days is flipping amazing!
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Thanks girl!!! Hope you're feeling better. This recovery business isn't fun. It's messing with my head! I'm trying to be patient, but the swelling isn't fun, and I feel like life is passing me by. I need a vacation from this vacation!!
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Thanks sooo much TX, and Crazy I didn't run very far. LOL!!! It wasn't even a mile. Which is bad. But we will all get there, I'm hoping soon.
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31/2 weeks PO. Still feel good, had to pick up my...

31/2 weeks PO. Still feel good, had to pick up my four year old yesterday. Didn't have any problems. Starting to think I'm a freak of nature or just really lucky. I haven't swelled that much, and I'm feeling back to normal. Everything looks amazing and I'm starting to get my energy back. I can wear all my clothes and my boobs have dropped into a good place that settling sensation is gone, and they look great. Treating everything 3-5 times a day with Derma-e scar gel and pure vitamin e oil. I'm curious when I can stop wearing this compression garment. He said till I get sick of it......done. Going to the restroom is a real problem. I'll wear it till I go see him again in April. I've only been in to his office 2X since surgery. Gotta say I'm glad because it's pretty far. I know if I need anything from the office he's there. He is truly amazing. He makes this process easy. Anyone considering surgery in the North Texas area or anywhere, Dr Pin is an excellent choice! Can't say enough about him. The nurses at the hospital said he's the best, his work is beautiful. I know from experience nurses will tell you. They told me right before I was about to have my last child that my OBGYN was not wonderful. I already knew but it was too late to switch! That was a little disturbing. So, for anyone out there searching for a surgeon check out his website, he has a ton of work to look at,, and plenty of patient reviews online. He's always in Texas monthly for top plastic surgeon, and has a lot of awards for patients choice. The best part is his rates are based on the average of surgery costs. He's competitive. There are a lot of surgeons in Dallas, he's amazing.
Sounds like you're doing spectacular!! Keep it up!
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4 weeks PO!!!! So glad I made it to this point. My...

4 weeks PO!!!! So glad I made it to this point. My body is amazing!!! I've been in Houston for like 4 days for Spring Break, it's been fun! I went to VS here in the memorial city mall to be measured, and bought 2 bras, 34DD!! I know that's not right. 34 but not DD, I am happy that I'm more than likely a D!!! I bought a Lucky Brand Swimsuit. I'm excited about it. My scars are healing phenomenally, and I'm still not swelling that much. All my clothes fit. Bought another Spanx compression garment. It was the high waisted panty, 62 dollars later, it covers the booty quite well. The Assets one from Tar-get not so much. Hoping I don't have to wear it forever. On a less positive note I REALLY need to stop eating. Houston has great food. Ugh! Prob put on 5lbs! As soon as I get home I'm going back on my cutter diet. Which SUCKS, but its better than blowing up like a hot air balloon. Today we are going to the rodeo, I think i heard something about deep fried red velvet cake??? J/k puke.
Woohoo for some shopping! Sounds like you're having a great time. I hear you on the eating, I usually use my workouts to allow me to eat more so not being able to workout is making me really have to watch how much I'm eating :( poo!
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34DD :) yay! you look awesome - glad to hear that you are recovering well!
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You're not talking about the rodeo right outside of Austin are you? I'm going there today! That would be too weird. We'd have to meet up and say hi!
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4 weeks and 4 days PO-so for Spring Break (this...

4 weeks and 4 days PO-so for Spring Break (this week) we went to Houston to visit family, it was really fun got home Wednesday. I purchased another bikini--- Lucky Brand, its super cute. So while we were there my littlest got pretty sick, he caught a bug, got a high fever, with coughing. Well, I'm the mommy, so I do the sick patrol normally, and I got sick!!! Suck!!! Bronchitis. Didn't think about my immune system being lowered. Needless to stay i've been laid up for a few. The coughing was making me sore!! I am on antibiotics, and robittusin. Hopefully, Monday I will be feeling better, because I'm teaching Zumba that morning. I was really excited about being back partially at work. Started using silicone scar sheets. Seeing how those work. I'm up 5lbs since surgery. I need to be back at work. Everything is still healing nicely. Minimal swelling, usually in the pubic area. Sometimes it's a lopsided swell. LOl. TMI?? YW! So I'm gpnna trim down and take some pics. I also have been having random people that I would never expect ask me really personal questions about surgery and get my surgeons name and info. It's flattering, I've had 2 friends and a family member set up a consultation. I need some free Botox. One friend already had her surgery. Anyone else have this happen? It's strange to talk about it to peeps other than you guys. I'm still looking in the mirror amazed that the belly is gone, I expect to look down and still see it.. I'm still wearing spanx. I despise them and will be planning a flammable demise when this is over. Hasta Assets, you suck! that's it for now.
Thanks Special!! I'm really excited about my results everyday they look better!!!
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Congrats on your awesome body. You are looking great!
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Alright ladies 5 weeks and a few days post op. I'm...

Alright ladies 5 weeks and a few days post op. I'm really great. Been teaching some classes, taking some. Everything feels normal. Some things are harder to get through since the surgery. Body Combat!! For the most part I've healed nicely. I was using the silicone scar sheets, I have trouble keeping them on. Yesterday I washed them put them on, and I swear my scar looked darker. Bummer! Don't know if im gonna keep using them or not. They itch, and my surgeon told me to use Vitamin e oil or cream. Got on the scale, back down to 157. Thanks classes! Now I need to lose about 6 more lbs to look better in my bikini. Summer will be here soon!!! I'm getting pretty excited about it. Well I hope you all are feeling well, and not getting too down. Sometimes when I have a day when I feel fat, or unhappy with too many stretch marks left, Or the incision is darker than i want, I stay out of the mirror and it passes. I'm not going to completely judge my results for 4-6 months. Since there is nothing I can do about it, no since in worrying about it. I hope that helps. We all have so many reasons to be thankful. Believe me I am!
I have scar care ADD. I keep thinking maybe this cream will work better than that one, and switching it. My husband cut me off. He told me to just pick one and use it. I didn't like the scar strips. But Bejewlme talked me into keeping them up! So I'm gonna wear them at night. I keep looking and being critical, even at the same weight. I'm trying to make myself not do that anymore. It's hard. I hope all is going well with your recovery. I think you look great. How do you feel?
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Awesome scale day!! I'd love to be back to my pre surgery weight!! Soon I keep telling myself. My scar has some holes from stitches that got clipped off Tuesday, I want them to close up so I can use something on my scar!!
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ZM- the silicone does seem like it makes your scar darker at first but then it fades, you might want to do a cream during the day like the Vit E and tape the strips on at night that is what I did with my arms and I swear by them, but everyone is different, even some scar creams I would think damn they look darker then in a few days they fade, its a freaking battle, I am so glad to read you are normal I am all down I feel like crap I feel like I will never set foot in a gym again I miss it and the way I feel I feel like it is never going to happen, ughgh
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6 weeks post op going strong. I have had no real...

6 weeks post op going strong. I have had no real incidents to report to you guys. Taught 2 hours of Zumba yesterday, and Body Combat this morning. I haven't made it back to my weightlifting class, I've been nervous about that one, but next Monday it's a go. As long as I'm still feeling good. If I feel pain anywhere it's usually my boobs. Push ups are brutal, I may lay off of those for a min. I'm in a good place mentally. Would like to weigh less, but most of us probably feel like that. I'm still using the scar strips, but just at night, vitamin e lotion during the day. It's a real pain, but hoping its worth it. I have to use adhesive tape to stick them on after a few days. I've heard that works. At one point a week or so ago one of my nipples looked larger than the other one, I almost freaked out a bit. Then I thought well I could find someone to tattoo in the smaller nipple If it really bothers me. Good news it must have been swelling because they are both the same size again! So if that happens to anyone, be patient! I have still pretty minimal swelling in the pubic area (gotta love all the TMI) PS said give that a couple months. But it usually happens right after rigourous exercise) I go back in to see him next Friday. I guess my advice for anyone thinking about doing this would be to stay patient with your body, this is a process. 6 weeks past surgery today and I'm probably back to about 85% of what I was. It may take several months to get back to 100, but ima give it hell. Never give up, and stay positive. Get yourself in tip top shape before you do it, and I swear it won't be that bad, provided no complications arise. I've had none. So I feel very blessed! I pray for you guys to feel and heal well!
Glad to hear things are going well. I can't believe you are teaching Zumba at 6 weeks. Wow!! You are strong. Happy Healing!
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Amen Zumbamommy - I have the conversation of "thank goodness I went in to this in peak health:, with my husband probably every other day. I honestly think that is key to avoiding any serious issues or delays while healing (that and having a very good PS). I go back to my PS today for my 4 week and hope to be cleared to get back to doing 90% of my workouts again...
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Everytime I read your updates I am shaking my head in amazement!! Rock on!! Which scar strips do you use?
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List Pros & Cons, Advice you can offer others

List Pros & Cons, Advice you can offer others
SO no lipo? Damn girl! You look good. My dr did no lipo on me and i dont look EVEN CLOSE to how good you look! AND your incision is high like mine, but you can cover it!!! Did it go down with healing????

Looking good lady =]
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Thanks Ms Rod!! I didn't have any lipo. I think that's why I healed a little faster. I hear that lipos a lot more painful. My incision did go down, its pretty low. I haven't found a swimsuit or umderwear that doesn't cover it.
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You are inspiring me! I hope I can get to return the gym as early as you did. I can't imagine doing combat yet ... You mentioned the weight lifting classes and I wondered if it were Pump or Power - or whatever. A clean and press sounds terrifying right now.
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Headed into 7 weeks post op. My photos wouldn't...

Headed into 7 weeks post op. My photos wouldn't upload.....super annoying. I will try again tomorrow. I am back to my full work schedule this week, which is 3 Zumba classes, 3 Body Combat classes, 1 Body Pump class, 1 yoga class, 2 boot camps. So I'm nervous but excited. I have also decided to start running again. I like to run outside on the streets when the weather is nice. So this week I ran 3x about 10 miles. Hoping to bump that up in the coming months before summer. Healing perfectly. No complaints, except, I want to quit wearing my CG. I hate it. I'm not wearing it now. The only time I am wearing it is to exercise. I see my PS Friday, I hope he tells me to burn it. He will prob want me to wear it for 6 months! Good Lord i hope not. Silicone strips are working at night for me, vitamin e cream all day!
Wow ZM you look fab!!!! Im so super excited you healed so good and fast.. Im due for my MM on April 21st... super excited and I hope I do as well as you have. Im also very active ( Not as much as you being a instructor) But I Walk/Rn I do Insanity and Im also a hairstylist so I move all the time.. Im also very active with my 2 kids, a boy 11 and a daughter 12 1/2 who keep me going all the time... You look HOT and Im happy your back to your teaching classes. Im worried about sitting still because im like you a bit of a spazzzzzz and worry about going crazy!!!! LOL
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I'm using scar away, I got it a CVS pharmacy. So far they are doing a good job of flattening it out. I use EDap during the day. Basically just Vitamin E. My father in law is a chiropractor an they use it in their practice, so they get it for me. I've looked for it online but haven't found it.
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What kind of strips are you using? I have bio-oil in my arsenal but that is it.
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Let's see, Post op 8 weeks and a day. Everything...

Let's see, Post op 8 weeks and a day. Everything is really good. I'm still back to all my activities, my boobs need to be more aggressively massaged to get my implants down. Loaded some pics. They need to soften up!!! Twice a day, I have to push them down, and then together for 30 sec. Not that big of a deal. Saw my PS on Friday, he thinks I look great. I'm not weighing myself until all of the swelling weirdness subsides. SO maybe 3 months. Blackbirdhearts and I were weighing twice a week and reporting to each other, but my weight kept extremely fluctuating. So I'm gonna worry about it after everything is fully healed. CAN'T wait for this summer!!!! Also got a job, working at my gym doing sales. So I've been busier. It's a good opportunity for me, hours are 8-1 so kiddos are in school, and there is daycare provided. So it's pretty awesome. Well lovely ladies, I have to go pick up kids, and then teach tonight. I wish you all HAPPY HEALING, and safe MM journeys.
I saw your review and I just want to say I love Dr Pin and had awesome results about 8 years ago.
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Hey Zumbamommy! I've just scheduled by BA for oct 3rd and I found your review by searching for info BodyCombat and BA. So awesome that you're an instructor! I'm huge into BodyCombat, yoga, and TRX at my Y. Are the push ups the only exercise you don't do? I'm worried about giving up my classes for too long afterward as I might go insane without them and I've worked really hard on my body and don't want to lose it. Any input would be so appreciated!! Thanks for sharing you story! Would love a current update. :-)
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Zumbamommy thank you for your inspiration. I too went with Dr Pin and agree us Amazing. I am 1 day post opt and can't wait for a speedy recovery. I have family scheduled to arrive in 2 weeks that are not supposed to know about my procedure and I do worry that I won't be well enough then to hide it. What say you? Btw, u look Great!!!
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Dr Pin is awesome, he is truly an artist. He gave me exactly what I wanted, and was completely honest with me about what I needed. My recovery has been a breeze. He's very skilled and knowledgeable. He's also not arrogant, he's pretty funny, and down to earth. He has a great bedside manner!

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