Four weeks post op. Loving this!!!!
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Hello! I'm 32, 5'2" and about 128 lbs. I've...
- 5 Apr 2013
- 11 days pre
I'm 32, 5'2" and about 128 lbs.
I've had two beautiful kids who are now 4 and 2.
My tummy is my total problem area!! Any weight I gain goes straight there. I hate it! It's constantly sticking out and really bothers me. I had two consultations here in Denver and felt really great about Dr. Squires Clinic. I have no doubts on how amazing he is and I felt so comfortable with him.
There is an available surgery day of April 17th for TT and BA, and I just need to tell them I want it! I don't know why I'm so nervous... Maybe because it is major surgery and the 2-3 day post-op pictures on here FREAK me OUT??!! I don't want to be a baby though.
I've got a busy weekend this weekend, hosting 3 parties and out-of-town family in to visit, all the hubbub should die down on Monday so I think I am just waiting so I don't add more stress on myself.
One thing to stress about at a time :-)
Okay! I called and took it! Lucky too because they...
- 8 Apr 2013
- 9 days pre
In a week and two days I'll be out of surgery and home... How nervous were all of the rest of you? I'm like, really REALLY nervous. But I think when I have my pre-op appointment on Wednesday I will feel better. I just need to stay positive and focus on the final result not the anticipation of surgery and recovery!!!!
Two days post op. I love my surgeon. He did a...
- 19 Apr 2013
- 2 days post
Little but of pain when I lapse on the pills but trying to keep up on them. This time relaxing has been heaven.
I had a full tummy tuck and 350cc silicone unders.
I find that I don't feel much pain in my boobs except for the massages which hurt at first. Tummy tuck keeps me hunched over, little achey on my back but seems to help if I straighten out my legs and lean on something.
So far it's not that bad!!
And from what I can tell I love the results and can't wait to show it off this summer!!!!
4 days post op. I've been trying to be a trooper...
- 21 Apr 2013
- 4 days post
Happy healing to everyone!
As long as I'm on top of the meds we're good. I...
- 22 Apr 2013
- 5 days post
I'm wearing the bra and binder 24/7 still. Still have the pain pump in and drain so hoping those come out soon. Today is early Monday morning and my appointment is Tuesday,
My cute little four year old just thinks I have an Owwie and keeps bringing mr things to make me feel bgetter. Luckily I did not feel the need to tell her any more.
Happy healing ladies!
Post op day 5. Feeling good. Getting around for a...
- 22 Apr 2013
- 5 days post
Post op day 6. Had a follow up at Dr. Squires...
- 24 Apr 2013
- 7 days post
As for healing, I think I'm doing marvelous and Dr. squires thinks so too. I wanted a tight tummy and I definitely got what I wanted. Have I mentioned I love the staff? Awesome.
Still taking the pain pills, as I'm pretty stiff and I do push it more than most I think. I tried on some of my old bikini tops and can you say porn star?? At last that's what I felt like in some of them. I'm assuming there's swelling? Since its not even been a week? Definitely not swimsuits I would wear to the pool on mom day.
I feel good, I Look good, I must say I wish the healing process was a little faster but I'm the most impatient person in existence.
Planning on trying to work a couple more hours tomorrow, let you know how thay goes :-) happy healing!
Post op day 11. Things are looking good! I'm...
- 28 Apr 2013
- 11 days post
So, it's possible to work after mommy makeover, pain meds help. My job is not fully a desk job but I tried to take it as easy as possible. My back has been very sore. I'm still taking about a half a Percocet every five hours or so, plus the muscle relaxers.
At 11 days post op, I find it hard to stand straight, I still hunch over. It's like my stomach is so tight (good thing maybe?) I just can't stretch it out. But I've been sleeping on a high pillow with pillows under my knees, and tonight I'm going to try sleeping flat and hope that helps.
My boobs look great. I looooooove them. I've got 350cc unders, silicone. Sore a bit, in the mornings especially, when the pain meds wear off.
My tummy incision area is swollen, but when that goes down I can tell it will be flat. Flat. Flat. I'm having fun trying on clothes for sure!
I've always loved fashion and now I'm confused, most things in my closet were purchased to hide a gut, now I want tighter clothes that show off my body! What's a girl to do!
I will say, I highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Squires in Denver to anyone looking for a surgeon. I heard only great things from everyone that mentioned him, from his staff, to the nurses at the hospital and the anesthesiologist. He is AMAZING. I always want to hug him for changing my life but he is the utmost professional man and I might feel silly!
I'll throw some pics in!
Post op day 20! Wow has it been that...
- 7 May 2013
- 20 days post
Wow has it been that long???
Crazy. I worked a full week last week. I paid for it though. I rested all weekend, as much as I could.
I get tired and achey throughout the day, that's what I remember reading most people saying, and that's what happens to me.
Yesterday was Monday and I woke up feeling really great but through my day at work I just felt worse and worse. But I am also trying to stop taking pain meds, at least the hardcore ones. Started off with ibuprofen and Tylenol and didn't take anything else until I got home and by the time I picked up my son at 5:30 I was ready to collapse. Interesting how this surgery does this to me. Like, not any specific pain really, just all over ache especially in the back.
But hey! I look hot!!
Jk. I definitely look better in clothes. Loving my boobs. I actually weigh the same as before the surgery. I've not been eating the greatest and haven't been exercising except working every day. I suppose getting up and sitting down is exercise. So I'm glad to see myself still under 130 and I'd like to do some clean eating and drop 5.
I see my surgeon today, who I just love, because last visit I had an angry stitch that looked pretty festery he wanted to check on but it looks much better. So he'll just give that a peek and see if I have questions I'm sure.
I wish everyone speedy healing and to anyone thinking of having this done: you will love the results, especially the boobs. Amazing how I didn't think I needed them and now I love them.
Have a great day :-)
Hi! So in two days I'll be four weeks out. I...
- 13 May 2013
- 26 days post
So in two days I'll be four weeks out.
I work every day during the week. I work at a desk but am up and down all day.
I have some swelling around my incision and still hunch over if not consciously trying to stand straight.
I never thought this body could belong to me... I saw some before pics my husband took and my jaw dropped. I never thought I looked terrible. But compared to how I look now, I looked awful! I must have been in denial!
Need to charge phone before it dies and clean up my kiddos for bed... Will finish this later!
- 16 May 2013
- 29 days post
I would say the mommy makeover has affected me like this:
First week: total rough go
Second week: better, but not by too much
Third week: better, swelling less and standing straighter but it's effort
Fourth week: big difference! Feeling good and almost back to normal
Little things I notice: sneezing still hurts but nowhere near as bad.
Sleeping on my side still hurts a little (my incision wraps around) and some discomfort in moving around in bed.
If I don't have a tight or supportive bra, when I get home from work I want to put on a sports bra. A tight one that holds them in. I feel great if I wear a tight bra all day.
I do not like compression garments so much, they're just not for me. I bought two like my surgeons office recommended but I just don't like the tightness. It's uncomfortable to me.
Boobs feel weird! It's different! They look great though!
I have a hard time shopping! I sed to find clothes all the time, every time I would go shopping I would find lots of clothes I had to buy. I'm not a big spender (I don't pay full price for anything, I love sales and coupons and clearance racks). Now I can't find things! I've been shopping 3-4 times and come home empty handed. Maybe it's because I want my clothes to make my body look great and if it doesn't look great I don't buy it... My old clothes fit fine but my boobs are quite a bit bigger now so certain things look too small in the top part. And my baggy off-shoulder tops, I still like the style but its just not as flattering on my figure now. I guess if that's all I have to complain about I'm doing pretty good :-)
I do have an angry stitch that doesn't want to heal. I've been at the surgeons office every week for it. I'm on antibiotics now. It's right in my TT incision in the front to the left a little. Just one stitch. But it's red and angry and just doesn't want to heal! Noticed it at one week post op. hoping the antibiotics take care of it and it dissolves. Anyone let me know if you want to see a pic.
Love to read your stories.
Happy healing girls!
New photo: Scar 4 1/2 weeks out
- 18 May 2013
- 1 month post
I looked at Dr. Squires' website online and had a good feeling about him. His staff made me feel so comfortable and I loved his presence, very calming and professional. Everyone says he is a perfectionist. Love him!!