I'm 5.1' 122 pounds and after two c-sections, second baby being 8 1/2 pounds at delivery my stomach was a wreck. My diastasis was so bad I could fit three of my finger between my stomach muscles. I knew that nothing could make my stomach look better and my hernia was 3 inches (Dr. told me this after the surgery). I also breastfeed both of my kids one 9 months and the second one almost 2 years.
After working out for three years I realized that nothing was going to help me to get my tummy totally flat and get rid of the extra skin.
I'll post the pictures later.
So I went to see a really well recommended doctor at Marina del Rey who wanted $22,000.00 for the whole procedure and crazy me I schedule the surgery for December 18th with a Dr who honestly spent just 5 min with me and didn't answer any of my questions. Thanks God I was very open about the surgery with my friends and one of them who had a surgery with the same doctor gave me a bad reference and referred me to another doctor that had to repair the damage the previous one did. So I scheduled an appointment with Dr.Bresnick in Encino, CA on November 27th. He was very informative, friendly and took the time to answers all my questions. I did have to wait in the lobby for a while but now I know why he would take the time the patient needs to answer all your questions. After talking to him he even showed me a lot of the pictures of the work he had done. I was sold, I knew he was the right surgeon for me. I of course did my research too before I schedule the appointment with him. He is so good in what he does his schedule was booked. I explained to him that I had just between the 17th of December to the 14th of January to heal because of school and his office did everything to make it happen. I got a prescription for nausea because both of my c-sections I had a terrible recovery and I always ended up throwing up, Percocet for pain and antibiotic which I did took for a week.
My surgery was on December 17th. I went in at 9:30am the nurse was ready waiting for me. they got me ready. I walked to the surgery room they asked me to lay down on the surgery table. then anesthesiologist put a needle for the IV which was really the only pain I felt. After that she said "I'm going to put medicine" and I was out went I woke up at 4:30 in the recovery room and my mouth was a little dry so they gave me a juice with I had little by little I remember seeing the doctor through a door performing another surgery (I'm telling you he is really busy because he is the best). I had no post anesthesia symptoms whatsoever. Nor shivering, no cold, no nausea at all; :-) I asked why I felt so bad the other times and the nurse explained to me that is the kind of anesthesia he uses.
I went to a recovery home which he requires. In there I had a nurse who checked on me often to make sure I was in no pain, They took care of me so well that I stayed a second night. the day after my surgery I when back to see the doctor for a check up and I had swollen very little in my stomach, one of my breast was a bit more swollen he said probably 10%,