34 Y.o. Mother of Three Scheduled for TT with Lipo and BA - Delmont, PA

I am scheduled to undergo a TT with Lipo and...

I am scheduled to undergo a TT with Lipo and breast augmentation with saline implants on 5-21-2014. I am 34 years old and have 3 children. My youngest is 11 years old. I have wanted to do this for so many years. I am so excited to finally get scheduled and make this dream a reality. I had a breast reduction after my last child was born due to very large sagging breast, back and neck problems. No amount of exercise, physical therapy or chiropractor appointments helped. The breast reduction was a miracle cure at the time. (Best thing I ever did for myself) Unfortunatly, this procedure has left me with a sunken or hollow upper pole to my breast. I am hoping to correct this with a small implant. My doctor suggested a 280-300cc HP saline implant. As for my Abdomen, I have the same complaint as many other mothers post- pregnancy, sagging skin and muscle seperation. I am counting down each day. Cant wait!!!!!

30 day pre-op count down

Ok, so today marks 1 month till my surgery. I have many mixed feelings, some nerves and most total excitment. Trying to exercise hard and get my body it the best shape it can be in before surgery to help with the recovery process. I had my preop bloodwork done last week. I will need to take lovenox after my surgery for a week or two due to a history of pulmonary embolism s/p surgery a few years ago.( this is what gives me the nervous feeling) My doctors are all very comfortable with me having this procedure as long as I take the much needed precautions to prevent this condition from occuring again. I feel very confident in my doctors and have no doubt that I will have fabulous results and a safe recovery as long as I follow their instructions. I would love to talk to anyone out there that has had a similar medical experience and had a TT/BA done. Any words of wisdom would be helpful. Thanks

Before picture

Side view picture

Flat at the top

2 1/2 days to go!!! So excited

Surgery is scheduled for this Wednesday. Words can't even explain my excitement.... Picked up all my meds, got my medical supplies, and hopefully I'm ready to go!!! Finally brave enough to post a couple pictures for u guys. Hoping I feel a little more confident about this after my surgery. Wish me luck!

Tomorrow is the big day

So, tomorrow is the big day! They called with my time (9:15) and went over the check list with me. I'm feeling very prepared at this point! Or at least I think I am! Lol.... 90% excitement and 10% scared.... I want this so bad, hope I'm prepared for the recovery. I guess I have learned in life that nothing comes easy. You have to work hard and you will succeed..... Hope this is true in this case also! Well.. Thank you ladies for all the reviews, pictures, and information. It's has all been so helpful. I appreciate this site and all the wonderful and courageous women on it... See you on the flat side????

Post op days 2 and 3 pics

So happy with my results

Day 3 post op and I'm so excited about my results! Even swelled and bruised I love it! So glad I had this done.

6 days post op

Lipo bruising

9 days post op

12 days post op

Really starting to feel better and move around like a normal person. My muscles still get really tired by the late afternoon and evening.

A little over a month post op

Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Johns and his staff were wonderful! Dr. Johns explained everything in great detail and answered all my questions. ( I had a lot of them due to a complicated medical history) I never once felt rushed or pressured. His staff is always pleasant and helpful.

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Your looking awesome! Do you have any hard spots where you had lipo? I had my flanks done and I notice in the evening they are very hard.
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Yes, I also had lipo to my hips and flanks. It was brutal!!! I'm great in the morning, but yes my hips swell and get hard In the evenings. Hoping it's just extra fluid in the tissues
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You are looking great.
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Thank you.
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I love your shape. Do you still swell in the evenings?
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I swell a lot in the PM. It's worse since I went back to work. I watch my sodium intake closely. If I don't I'm miserable by bedtime. Overall it's still much better than before. I'm very pleased.
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You look great! I love the size and placement of your bellybutton. You have a nice slender figure - congratulations!
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Thank you so much.
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You look really great...thanks for sharing your story!! Would you mind sharing your height, weight, size before? And if you have that info after?... I am trying to find as many people close to my size or build but I don't see many! Thanks!!!
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Sure, I'm 5'6" about 157 before surgery and a size 10 in american eagle jeans. Medium shirts/dresses. I am a little over 5 weeks now,Around 153, size 8. Still got a lotta swelling in my hips. Hoping that will go down with time.
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Thanks!! That helps! I'm 5' 5" and weigh right around 155 ( and losing...) Now I just need to decide on my BA. I have my pre op appointment on Tuesday!
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I debated the BA also. Now that it's done I'm glad I just went for it all at once and didn't wait. I got a small implant(280cc) I'm very happy with it. I started out with a flat size C to start with though. I was Just looking for some fullness to what I already had. Good luck
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That is also very helpful. .. you may have had more tissue because the 3 consultations I went on all recommended 350-450! Makes me nervous because I don't want to end up huge! What size did you end up in?
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I'm a small D now. I'm very happy with that. It gave me the upper pole fullness I was hoping for. For me it's just enough. I'm very pleased.
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How is the healing going? Are you still experiencing lots of pm swelling?
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I feel the healing is going good. Yes, I still swell a lot if I'm not careful. Almost always have some swelling by end of my workday. Worse if I don't watch my sodium intake and drink lots of water. Compression tanks help some.
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You aren't that far out, so that's to be expected still. Congrats on the new shape! :-)
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Thank you, I appreciate the positive comments
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You look great!!!!
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Thank you.
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your results look so good! I cant wait to see your progress
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Thank you so much.
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Your tummy looks great! love your belly button too!
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Thank you!
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How did your surgery go? Hope you're not in too much pain. Can't wait to see your results!
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