1 year update TT with MR and BR 3/23/12

Will be updating with pics and experience after...

Will be updating with pics and experience after surgery. Scheduled for 3/23/12. I'm 46 yrs old. 2 daughters in their 20's and 3 yr old grandson. I'm 5' weigh 130, 34 DD with lots of back and neck pain. I also have scoliosis with chronic low back pain. Hoping surgery will help with some of my issues. Excited and nervous.


2 days post op and feeling pretty good. Surgery...

2 days post op and feeling pretty good. Surgery went well but just had a bad reaction to anesthesia. I always get naseua and the gave me drugs to prevent it including emend but they did not work. The pain a naseua was terrible in the recovery room. Naseua continued until 9 pm, 12 hours. That was the worst of it. Stayed overnight and got the pain pump unhooked at 6:00 am. I was released at 3:00. Drive home was fine. I got settled in my moms room which was downstairs. Made it upstairs to my bed today. I used a step stool to get on the bed. That helped alot since I'm short and the bed is high. PS used glue for all my sutures except the belly button and drains. The drains hurt sometimes when i move a certain way. I am able to get around pretty good just need help getting in and out of bed. I saw my belly for the first time today. It looks amazing. I have not seen my breast yet but they are definitely alot smaller. We were going for a full B.

Took my first shower 2 days post op. Got my first...

Took my first shower 2 days post op. Got my first view of the new breast. Wow they look amazing. Hubby likes them too. I was very tender around the breast area. I was careful not to rub too hard. Shower felt so good. Had the Hubby dry me off with the hair dryer on a low setting. Did the antibiotic ointment around my bellybutton and drains. All set. So far so good.

Day 3 post op and had a mishap this morning. Went...

Day 3 post op and had a mishap this morning. Went to pull my pants down to pee and my drain bulb dropped down. It was pretty full and heavy so it dropped with some force. It pulled on my flesh as it dangled. The pain was intense! Thank goodness it didn't pull out. It was instant tears. Won't be doing that again. It's still sore when I applied the antibiotic cream. No bm yet. Took Miralax , ducolax and an herbal tea. Nothing yet. I'm feeling yucky because of this. Should feel alot better once I finally have a bm. Getting in and out of bed on my own now. Tried cutting back on the meds today but by 8:00 pm I was feeling some pain from the Tt incision. Took my meds and feel better now. I got a good look at my Tt scar and it's looking good. It's a long scar and kinda scary looking. I'll take some post op pics tomorrow after my shower.

7 wks post op. Feeling almost normal. Still have...

7 wks post op. Feeling almost normal. Still have some swelling and and little muscle pain
From the muscle repair. Can't wear my jeans yet because the stiffness of the waist band hurts
My tummy. Still wearing my soft banded gym pants. PS said at my 6 wk visit that everything looks good. My incisions are looking great. I have to keep a comp garment on during the day still. No core exercises yet. Can only do leg and upper body. Haven't made it to the gym yet. Maybe next week.

Finally, pictures :) 7 wks post op. still some...

finally, pictures :) 7 wks post op. still some swelling but i'm really happy with the results so far.

Found another good before pic and a couple of 2...

Found another good before pic and a couple of 2 day post op pics. Just when I started dieting and going to the gym, I got the flu and feel crappy. If I feel better this weekend I want to try and go bra shopping. Cant wait :) !

Bra shopping pics. I'm a 34C now. not sure how...

Bra shopping pics. I'm a 34C now. not sure how many here had a TT along with a BR. I updated my BR review with the details. It was a great day! 8 wks post op and feeling good enough to shop for 6 hours :)

Hi ladies. Hope everyone is doing well. I got the...

Hi ladies. Hope everyone is doing well. I got the flu last week. I have been coughing, blowing my nose and hacking yuck stuff for 6 days now. It does not stop. My tummy muscles are so sore and I feel more swollen. This is no fun. I am tired :(. I did start using the silicone scar sheets on the end of my incisions. I'll do an update about that. Hope it helps. Happy memorial day everyone!

9 wks post op pics. lost a few pounds and I start...

9 wks post op pics. lost a few pounds and I start Brazilian butt lift excersize videos this weekend. hope I can stick with it. I need to improve the back view that's for sure! I am pumped! :) The silicone scar strips are irritating my skin a little. Don't know if I will continue much longer. It's only been 2 days.

I over did it this weekend. I went to star wars...

I over did it this weekend. I went to star wars weekend in Disney Orlando. Way too hot, too much walking and too much sitting in the car / 3 hr drive. Had fun but my tummy is sore and swollen again. Darn it! I felt so good but I now realize I am still healing. On a very personal note and I hope I don't offend anyone... My Hubby said to me last night that the view of my body from on top is beautiful. He says my breast were looking back at him instead of hanging to the side. He said he can't believe my flat tummy and how amazing I look. He got a little misty eyed. It was so nice to hear those words :). We have been married for 23 years. He's a wonderful man and I'm lucky to have him.

Time for bikini pics :0) !! 11 wks post op. I may...

Time for bikini pics :0) !! 11 wks post op. I may try swimming today and get some exercise. hope everyone has a good weekend and happy healing!

Hi ladies :) felt more like myself today than I...

Hi ladies :) felt more like myself today than I have since surgery. Baked cupcakes!! PB&J - vanilla cake with strawberry jam filling topped with cream chs an peanut butter frosting and a nutter butter cookie for decor. Oreo cookie - chocolate cake with chocolate pudding filling topped with cream chs and Oreo crumb frosting and a mini Oreo for decor. Made the for my nephews grad party. They were a big hit. By 7:00 pm I had to lay down for a little bit. Tummy was starting to hurt. I wore my jeans for the first time. They were my tight ones that are now loose :). Everyone complimented my new figure except for one lady who said I looked wider. Whatever! Tummy has been more sore than usual and a little more swelling. I think when I'm on my feet too long it aggravates things. Boobs on the other hand are doing marvelous!

13 wks post. new pic of my scar. Its getting...

13 wks post. new pic of my scar. Its getting lighter and smoother. i'm using Palmer's skin therapy oil to massage with at night and Mederma after my shower in the morning. The inside of my bb is still dark and I'm not sure if it will stay that way. I have a small lump on my right side at the incision line. Could be scar tissue it doesnt hurt or anything. I have my next appt with my ps in a couple of weeks. I'll have him check it out. Still some soreness in my left upper abs and a little swelling in my lower abs and pelvic area. wearing my spanks shorts and that is helping with the swelling that settled in my hips and thighs. trying, tring to loose some weight. I want to loose about 10 more lbs. I think that will help with the chunky thighs. it's always something :). hope everyone is healing well !!

Nothing to report, just sitting in a hot sauna...

Nothing to report, just sitting in a hot sauna right now. Got my dates mixed up and my ps appt is this Friday. So I'm in the gym trying to shed a few pounds before Friday. I know I'm stupid like he notices. But that's me :). I got a couple of issues to discuss with him but I'm sure he'll say wait until the 6 months. Hope everyone has a nice 4th. I plan to be in my bikini swimming tomorrow :).

Hello all :). I had my 15 wk post op visit with my...

Hello all :). I had my 15 wk post op visit with my PS yesterday. It went very well! The issues I had to discuss with him will be resolved. I have a dent on my left hip posted pics. He did do lipo there but I think by wearing the wrong compression garment something went wrong. I should have worn one with legs all along. I don't think my scoliosis helps either because I had that ndent before but I think it's worse now. Who knows... So we are going to wait until I am at my goal weight of 10 lbs lighter at 115 lbs. We'll see how it looks then. If it doesn't improve he will extend the incision and take off additional skin from the top and bottom. he said I have a lot of stretch marks there which is not helping. So I will not have to live with that, thank goodness! How much is it going to cost me? he said zero, nothing, that his work is 100% gauranteed. He will fix whatever is needed at no cost. HUGE relief!! I was so happy to hear that. So we will wait and see what happens. The other main issue I had was with my right breast. I won't bore you ladies with that and posted it on my BR review. He said he doesn't want me to lose too much weight. 10 lbs is ok but no more. He doesn't want for my skin to sag too much. He said try to tone up also and build some more muscle because that will help maintain the tightness. Makes perfect sense. I told him how happy I was with the results! he was really impressed on how good my scars looked. He said it was really amazing and ran his hands across my TT scar and really admired it :) He looked proud...yay!!! All good news and I am so happy I chose him. Hope you ladies have a good weekend and happy healing!!
PS...I am adding another another $1350 to my cost because apparently I hadn't met my out of pocket annual expense I am responsible for the 20% :(

16 wks pics. Scar is fading nicely and still have...

16 wks pics. Scar is fading nicely and still have a little swelling. Very little soreness now almost non existent. I have been wearing my CG less. If I see increased swelling I wear it for a couple of days and it gets better. Using Palmer's skin therapy oil mostly. Mederma is used less beacuse my scar is very flat and the oil seems to help fade the scar more. Jeans are still an issue when I sit so I can only wear my very loose ones or wear them when I won't be sitting too much. Hope you are all healing well and good luck to the upcoming surgery ladies!!

Got a new dress, posted pics fully dressed for a...

Got a new dress, posted pics fully dressed for a change :). Went to a baby shower on South Beach. Talk about beautiful bodies wearing close to nothing! I felt so much more confident and actually got a couple of compliments from perfect strangers. I thought it was so nice to be noticed in the land of the beautiful people, LOL!

Hi Ladies :). I'm at 6 months post and everything...

Hi Ladies :). I'm at 6 months post and everything has been healing nicely. still have some sore abs and I mentioned it to my surgeon the other day and he said i'm still healing. it's perfectly normal. I decided to go ahead and do the revision on my hip. I will schedule it for nov-dec. just got done with my breast revision and that went really well. posted on my BR review. i havent been exercising too much but i am going to start. I haven't lost anymore weight either. I was feeling really pudgy the other day so I took a pic of my tummy and it didn't look bad. posting the pic :). i'm really happy with my tummy and my scar is looking really light. i'm fitting into size 4 now so that's 2 sizes down! i cant wait to tone up and look a little better. i'll update again when i lose some darn weight!! happy healing ladies :). oh and I have to mention that i have been getting refunds from the surgery. I got $590 back from my surgeon for double paying my deductible. $140 back from the hospital and the $1100 the hospital said i owed has been wiped out. lucky, lucky!

I finally scheduled my hip revision. It will be on...

I finally scheduled my hip revision. It will be on 11/13. I hope it goes smooth since I had no real issues with the dogear revision. I have lost some weight but the bump on my hip did not go away. I definitely have more loose skin on the left side. I'll post updated pics soon. Hope everyone is doing well :).

Posting pics of my hip before I get the revision...

posting pics of my hip before I get the revision on 11/13. the extra skin will get taken off and hopefully even out the bump on that side. I can barely grab the skin on the right hip but get a handful on the left. I think i'm just lopsided from my scoliosis. My ps did an amazing job and is doing this revison at no cost. I hope ladies out there are healing well. this is a long process and the swelling does take a long time to go down. I think I can finally say I dont see anymore swelling. I do still get a little puffy when I eat high sodium foods. I am so happy I did this and so fortunate to have found such a wonderful surgeon. I'm looking forward to starting the healing process after this last revision. Piece of cake :)!

Got through revision #2 today. Wow! More intense...

Got through revision #2 today. Wow! More intense than expected. I had a lot of loose skin that needed to be removed. I think it's about a 9 inch incision. Since it was going to be such a long cut he gave me the option of doing it under general at the hospital. I have such a bad reaction to general anesthesia that I would rather not go through that. So I went ahead with the procedure under local. He drew on me with the sharpie and it was a lot of skin that was coming off. He started the series of injections and they were much more painful than the br revision. Ouchy 20 times I think. That is a sensitive area I guess. That was the worst of it. He cut the eye shaped section out and started the layers of stitching. Got a pic of the skin flap. It was so fatty, yuck! I'm resting right now after changing my dressing. I'm still bleeding a little. I can shower tomorrow but I may wait another day because of the bleeding. He gave my antibiotics to take. I have some leftover Percocet and took 1/2 of one before the pain got any worse. He wants me to wear a compression garment for 3-4 days and warned that there may be some bruising. Its so weird how the body reacts. Im already swollen up. Swell hell again? damn, i didnt miss that part!! Go back in a week to get the end stitches out. I'm so glad this is over with. I'm also so thankful to my ps for taking such good care of me. The revision is at no cost. Wonderful man!!

Day 3 pic of hip revision. He called it a thigh...

Day 3 pic of hip revision. He called it a thigh lift. Works for me. It's looks pretty gory, sorry. It was bleeding the first day and that's just dried blood now on the tape. I did not feel any pain this morning but later this afternoon it was sore from sitting. I think it looks a lot worse than it feels right now. I'm trying to take it easy for another couple of days. I'm not good at doing that! Hope everyone is healing well :).

Stitches came out on Tuesday. Totally painless. He...

Stitches came out on Tuesday. Totally painless. He said everything looked good. Keeping tape on it for now. Posted a new pic of the incision. I cooked for thanksgiving and probably over did it. By the end if the evening I was hurting. Rested the following day and all better now. Ps said no follow up needed so I'm done. Once I'm healed up I really want to try and start running and getting into an excercise routine. I need to get in shape.

2012 will be remembered as my rewind year. Surgery...

2012 will be remembered as my rewind year. Surgery was the best thing I could have done and I am so grateful to Dr Morales and also to all of the lovely ladies on here who have shared their stories. You are all brave and amazing women! Best wishes to all in 2013. I posted a recent pic. Notice the big smile? :). The hip revision is almost healed and looking good. Just a little tenderness still.

Hi lovely ladies :)! i haven't updated in a while...

Hi lovely ladies :)! i haven't updated in a while but i have been reading some updates. I finally got around to taking some new pics. I celebrated my 1 year post op on 3/23/13 and my 47th birthday in March too. I'm really happy with the surgery and trying to get more active now. Started walking/jogging and it's going well i think. I also started doing a little yoga. My low back has been acting up again from my scoliosis so i'm hoping the excercising will help with the pain. if i strengthen my abs and back it may help. went off my dieting for a while and gained some weight but i got back on my healthier eating routine and dropped the added pounds. The ab muscles still get a little sore but they sure are tight so i can't complain too much. it's been 6 months since the rev on my hip and the scar is still healing. it should lighten up some more. Tummy is still pretty numb especially around the BB. I think thats permanent now, not a big deal. not much too report. Life is good and the hubby and i are now doing date nights :)! After 24 years, it's about damn time!! Happy healing :)!
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hey ana313 wow now i see why u n i r soo much alike lol i guess we all slack off a bit what can i say girl its soo hard to stay sexy i too gained weight n it sucks but i have been eating way better and been doing my jillian michaels dvds for a good month now like 4xs a week which is better than nothing right???=))well hon good luck to u n i think u look amazing still stay motivated for sure!!
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You have the body of a twenty year old!! Thank you for the up date so far out.. it is good to hear. I am only 7 weeks out and feeling the usual frustrations with size and swelling... to know that things improve as time goes on is very reassuring. Interesting re the hip revision... your before pic looks very similar to mine!
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Hi cwtch :). Thank you so much!! My before pic was a mess! Congrats on your surgery. 7 wks is early on. But hang in there things will start looking much better soon. It will all be worth it :).
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You look awesome!! I had a BR done the end of November and go in for a revision on a dog ear next week. I plan on having a TT the end of December. I hope I look as great as you do.
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Hi joy! Thank you :). My dog ear rev was no problem. No pain and healed quick. Good luck on yours. Your new boobs look awesome!!! A TT would definitely complete the transformation.
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I am so amazed by your results. You look so amazing. It makes me so hopeful for my own results. I hope you enjoy it and live everyday to the fullest. Be Blessed!!
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Thank you Love!! It's amazing what all that skin and flab is hiding underneath. You're going to look great! Patience is key while recovering. It's a long process. I read you're review and wish you the best of luck with your upcoming surgery :)!
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You look great! Very encouraging to see your long term results!
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Thank you lesliz :)! When is your surgery?
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Pre-op is May 9 and TT and BR are scheduled for May 21!
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Wow, that's real soon. How exciting! I'm so glad I got both done at the sane time. It worked out great for me. Good luck with everything :)!
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Wow, You Look Great!!!!
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Thank you so much sagogetta! Best of luck on your procedure!!
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Hi Ana hope your doing well. I had my scar revision and swell hell has started again I wanted to ask you after your revision did you have swelling and how long did that last. Was it as bad as the first time. Than you hope to hear from u soon take care
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Hi :) Sorry, I haven't had too much time to be on here lately. Hope your rev is going smoothly. I had about 2 wks of swelling. It was not as bad as the original TT. I wore my CG for about 4 wks. I'm still a tiny bit sore from the incision but its mostly on my backside. It doesn't help that have a desk job and sitting all day. Hope you are good and avoid the salt! I still swell up if I over do it on the salty goods. My legs even swell up. Keep us updated.
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Wow you look amazing! Congrats
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Thanks Yassie :)!
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Thanks sexy lady! how ya doing? Im hanging in there, my massage went great omg it felt so good. I wanted to stay for another session lol. This is just the beginning so hopefully it helps shape me even more, I must say they did help with the first procedure!!!
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Is the massage along the new incision areas or all over? Sounds so relaxing. I had the hubby massage the back A while ago. Felt so good. I haven't done it since the hip rev. The butt area is still a little sore. I should start again though it does help so much. I can't wait to see your final results! I think you're going to look even more amazing :)!
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you look great!
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Thank you :)!
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Wowowowowow! I haven't seen your post I. A while as I've been inactive until recently. You look even better!!! :D. Congrats!
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Awww that's so nice of you to say :). Thank you so much !
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Wow you look amazing. ♡ your story.

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