Been Thinking About It for Awhile - Detroit, MI

So my cost is high because I am adding a lift with...

So my cost is high because I am adding a lift with small implant. It's a little scary but very exciting I thought I would be waiting til next Nov but depending on ps schedule it could be as early as next month. I meet with him on Friday so I will know more then.

Not too scared for breast lift with small implant since I had reduction when I was 18, but  23 yrs later need the lift w a small implant. It's the tummy tuck that is a little daunting. I have an athletic build and was 1) concerned what people would think....not sure why, but you mention it to even some friends that maybe larger and they think you are $&@)(; in the head because you are small but I have this skin that just isn't going anywhere  2) I am a runner and the fact that I will be off for not sure how long is well its unknown 3) kids 4) work, not necessarily in that order but I have a lot of help regarding the kids so that really isn't a big concern. But hey I am 41 in the best shape of my life with this skin that just isn't going anywhere.  

Now I just want it done now... I will keep you posted

So I thought I updated this, it could come...

So I thought I updated this, it could come through twice.

Dec 13 is the date! A little scared, not for the breast augmentation but more for the tummy tuck. PS said my scar will come up on sides due to my well defined obliques ( I guess that's not bad) but he said he has to follow that line so in low-rise pants middle of scar will be low but sides will come up. I do have some faint visible scaring from my reduction 23 yrs ago and he said if those don't bother me these won't ... But I can't believe it is so soon I have been thinking about for awhile but just decided 3 weeks ago to actually pursue it and now it is actually happening.......excited...scared...more excited!

So only two more days and I am a little nervous. ...

So only two more days and I am a little nervous. I finally added some before pics. Sometimes I am not sure why I want to go through with this, I don't think I look that bad. Funny as my husband was taking the pictures he said really you look great. But as you can tell from my breast reduction my chest looks uneven and kinda flat and my abs, well I dont think they are terrible but that skin is just not going anywhere...48 hrs left...,.

So hanging out watching TV in hospital. Surgery...

So hanging out watching TV in hospital. Surgery was @ 2:30 pm tired but not in pain...itchy that is worst part so far. Would not recommend afternoon surgery (I didn't have choice) sucked having to wait all day plus no eating or drinking.....no coffee:)

Day 2 post op and feeling great. Yesterday sucked...

Day 2 post op and feeling great. Yesterday sucked because I think I came to the conclusion that I was allergic to the morphine in my epidural (the terrible itching). I called my ps office and they said it was normal, what they didn't tell me was the tylenol 3 w/ codine would cause the same reaction because codine is a derivative of morphine ( my dad is a doc and he is the one that said I should stop taking it and switch to new pain med) so switched last night... No itching today and if it weren't for these annoying drains I think I would be 90%. Hope this lasts.... I am listening to doc and not doing much planning on just sitting around and watching TV

4 days post op feeling great need no pain meds. I...

4 days post op feeling great need no pain meds. I hope to get drains out Monday. I will post more pics later today.

Can any one recommend a good bra to buy this surgical one is kind of nasty. What a bout a compression garment for abs?

I am 5 days out and feeling great. I think I will...

I am 5 days out and feeling great. I think I will get my drains out tomorrow. PS called Friday to see how I was doing and said that if I have less than 30 cc's in my drains I can get them out before my first post op appointment on Wednesday...I had 24 cc's over last 24 hrs .... did I mention drains suck...so these are my concerns.... just uploaded pictures. PS said he couldn't fix left nipple during surgery but he can do it once everything settles in the office (it was a screw up from breast reduction 23 yrs ago)But my abs scar.......he said it had to be higher because my excess skin was higher not lowee. It will def come up over low rise pants and bikini hope it fades.....but on bright side I think it looks great...

FYI... no pain meds since Friday(day 3)

6 days post op and feeling great! I got my...

6 days post op and feeling great! I got my drains out today was able to finally feeling like a normal person. I bought a bra to replace surgical vest and spanx to replace binder. Today was a very normal day and both my boys are having friends over tonight. Now, I just hope my scar fades since it is pretty high.
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Just about 5 hrs post op so have not even seen what I look like

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