TT, BL & BA - uh. Why do i have a pooch? -VA

26 year old mommy of 2 (5 year old boy, 6 month...

26 year old mommy of 2 (5 year old boy, 6 month old girl). I've never had pretty boobs, but pregnancy did NOT help! I gained the most "pregnancy" weight with my first, but my second is the one who made my boobs deflate even more =[ I always wanted to get my boobs fixed but after i had my son, and saw the stretch marks (and extra skin from the cesarean), I KNEW i had to get a TT.

I actually found my PS on YouTube! I found his work AMAZING, and decided to look him up. Surprise surprise- He was only 2 1/2 hours away from me! So i made my consultation appointment! Figured out- FULL TT, anchor BL and *at first* 397cc silicone BA (changed it to 457cc). I never thought i would actually get this done though.

Three weeks away!! Wow, im so nervous! Everything is paid in full, i have everything i need for when i go home... now i just wait for the surgery. Ill update as i go... But wow. Its scary and exciting at the same time. I'm so worried about being lop-sided! lol. I just have so much extra skin on my boobs... I feel like so much can go wrong. (yes, i worry too much) I quit smoking ONLY because so much can go wrong there! In the long-run, I'm awesome cause i ACTUALLY quit smoking... But man, with all these nerves flying everywhere, ITS HARD! Anywho. Ill post more when i can =] Ill keep everyone updated.


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I LOOK ALMOST D SAME.. MY MM IS MARCH 2ND SO EXCITED BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY ALONG TIME.. YOU R GOING TO LOOK HOT
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Girl no way wait till you see mine! I feel bad for my doctor i hope he can make a marical happen lol! Your gonna look great. Mine are gigantic monsters, I hope I can get small boobies lol it's funny how I want the opposite of what most people want.
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Good for you girl! I am hoping to figure out how to start my blog and do pictures this weekend. You will have fantastic results, and be 2 wks ahead of me (my surg is 3/22) in not hating your shape anymore. I am excited for you & Kimt too!
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Im only 16 days away from the big day... But i...

Im only 16 days away from the big day... But i still find myself freaking out.
I think google can drive you crazy... Hell, so can this website! But, i have 110% trust in my doctor. I just hope my body heals correctly.

I was freaking out so bad yesterday, i called the doctors office to ask questions, but pretty much to be reassured that everything will be ok.

I found out

-Its 457 cc (for some reason, i could never seem to remember that)
- UNDER the peck muscles
-Mid range.

Now, with it being mid range, that game me something else to freak out about. As soon as i got off the phone with the woman at the office, i google searched my size and mid range. So far i can't tell the difference. I thought mid range was like, the tear drop kind? But the doctors office said they were round shaped. So im confused. If anyone has any info on that, or experience, let me know?

Another thing i've been thinking about - People who get MM for the first week or two, their skin looks like it cant breath. Like some pics i've seen are SCARY cant breath lol. I know thats healing, and itll happen. But i dont want it to scare the shit out of myself... OR MYSELF at that! lol.

High hopes... but damn. I needa chill out. I'm gonna be ok...

ALSO! Ill inform yall a little bit more about myself.
Both of my kids were c-sections. Before i got pregnant with my son, i was 150 lbs. A week or so after i had him i was 237 (so i must have been 240? 250?). Anyway, at that time i was a 38DDD. Tried nursing, and yeah... that wasn't happening. So i worked out like 3-4 times a week, and ate correctly with portion control. 9 months after having my son, i must have been 160 lbs? maybe? And a year after having my son i was 150 again.
Somehow i got down to 135 lbs, 36C breast size, size 3/5/7 jeans. I was TINY for my height. I loved the attention. I loved all of it. EXCEPT the stretch marks and (even more) saggy boobs. If anyone has been in the situation- Clothes can cover up A LOT. Ill post a pic of how i looked before i had my little girl.
Anyway. I got pregnant with my little girl, SWORE i wouldnt gain much weight, and sure enough... i did. I was 137 when i got pregnant, the morning of the c-section i was 217!!! And now, my little girl is 6 months old and im 142. I worked out 8 times a week, doing double of what i did the first pregnancy. Sure did work too. And a lot faster! BUT. For some reason, when my milk came in when i had my daughter... my breasts got heavier, and harder than they did with my son. So now, they sag A LOT worse than before. But still anywhere from a 36C to a 36D. I got up to a 38DDD with her as well.

Anyway... that's more of an update, i guess. Kinda filling everyone in.

Ill post soon =]

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Wow the typo's lol. *gave - not...

Wow the typo's lol.

*gave - not game
*scare the shit out of my hubby and myself. Not scare the shit out of myself and myself LMAO!!!

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It's not an actual butt lift - its fat transfer into my butt from the extra fat I have laying around in my tummy, flanks lower back thighs where ever they can get it from! Lol so I'm having the tuck with aggressive Lipo then they'll harvest the fat cells n purify them do to speak & inject into my tiny bootie!!! ;)
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OOOH! Keep me updated!!!! I want a butt lift next =]
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Love your attitude as well!! :) Cant wait to see the after pics. My tuck and brazilian but lift is set for march 5th...IM SOOOOO SCARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck 2u!! U are gonna look AWESOME!!!!!!!!
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As days get closer, i start freaking out even more...

As days get closer, i start freaking out even more. I dont know why, i know ill be happy in the end...

So i put on this cami last night before bed, and looked in the mirror and yes, those flap jacks are saggy, but they DO NOT look like a D cup! Thats the size i'm in! So i took a pic this morning and im going to ask for my readers opinions.... I dont look like a D huh? More like a C/B? What do you think? AND with whatever size i REALLY am, with 457cc's on top of it...what size do you think i will end up being?
I YouTubed Mastopexy + augmentation for a LOOOONG time last night. I was up until 1 (with a 6 1/2 month old, we ALL know thats a BAD idea lol)... But all the videos i watched were of women with BARELY any extra skin. They all got the areola lift. And the one person who got the anchor lift, like me, was waaaaaay more saggier than myself! So what gives? What size will i be? And why arent there any videos of anchor lifts WITH augmentation??

See. These are the OH SO IMPORTANT things that i'm freaking out about at last minute lol.

PLEASE POST about the size, and any videos you know of!!!

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LOL @ MrsRod2010, yes it only gets better every year. I love being in my 40's (soon to be 50 ugh) and soon I will love my body again too. I posted my story but not any pics yet.... will try to get them up tmw.
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So I WILL know more when I get out of my 20's?! LOL good! Its well needed over here!!!!
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Oh I know to be in my 20's and know what I know now, LOL
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So this is what I do at night... Google search...

So this is what I do at night... Google search EVERYTHING that deals with my surgery, read EVERYONE'S reviews...

I have a 7 month old who wakes up anywhere from 7-9! Being up this late takes a toll on me! I'm trippin over how soon this surgery is. And my nerves are all fucked.

*sigh* 9 more days of this *anxious/nervous/scared* feeling...

yup... just 9 more days =\

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I am getting mid profile too. I think it's about trusting your ps. How did you like the before & after pics from his office? If you liked what you saw then relax. don't get all freaked about things this close to your date (i fully expect you to tell me that in a couple of weeks...).
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Oh but I didn't get high profile!!!! Is mid profile bad???

My PS said its more "natural".

But all the high profile boobs I see look SO good!!!

What do I do?
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I would never had thought you were as tall as me man you are skinny!! I do think when you have height you can get away with much bigger boobies but remember too if you get a lift now and you get too big they will still droop as you get older, so I think a D is probably good for you. You are very slender and you have to remember with your tummy flat the boobies will look even bigger.
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I added a video of my doctors AMAZING work!...

I added a video of my doctors AMAZING work! I'm sure if people have youtubed plastic surgery, they've seen his work. He is SO good. Im STILL so nervous though.

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Posted a different video. My boobs look PRETTY...

Posted a different video. My boobs look PRETTY much like hers in the video's do... So. Im hopeful. Except im getting an anchor lift.

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I sat here on the couch for like... 2 hours maybe?...

I sat here on the couch for like... 2 hours maybe? looking at people pre and post TT pics. And it scared the shit out of me (yet another thing for me to worry about!). Like, there's SOOOOO many women who get TT's, and have flat tummy's, but they are flat on the sides. Like no curves. Or the ones who HAVE hips, and you can TOTALLY tell from a distance "oh, hey....look at her... she's had a tummy tuck/ work done". The girls TT's that i saw that i was COMPLETELY in love with... they didnt get just a TT. They got Lipo. My dr said im "making something big out of something not so big." but i AM "Hip-y"... does that mean im going to still have a muffin top?

Im just freaking out... Ugh. Almost a week left. Im spazzing BAD.
The nurse at my PS office also informed me that i PRETTY much wont get anything for my nerves the day of. SO damn it.
I guess im just worrying A LOT right now.
The closer it gets, the more i freak out.

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Great job at quitting smoking girls - it is such an accomplishment! Be proud of yourselves.
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Oh I know I had to wash everything and now I can smell it a mile away!!! I hate the smell!!!
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Hun tomorrow is 6 weeks for me giving up smoking, man it was tough but worth it, I want to watch those videos at home, the firewall is blocking them at work!!! I think you will have a very successful surgery and be very pleased!
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1 week till my big day. I'm freaking out...

1 week till my big day.
I'm freaking out more than ever, too.
The more i look online (i know i shouldnt), the more i wanna change things. Like, MORE THAN LIKELY i'm going to change my cc's. From 457cc to 533cc. Im scared to death though. What if theyre too big? What if they aren't too big? What if i bottom out? What if they're too big for having a lift?
I cant help but freak out.

Ok i did it. I called the office, paid the $50 "restocking" fee, and now....this is what I'm getting:
Style # 15
533cc
Width 14.4cm
Projection 4.7cm

OMG i hope i made the right choice! lol

Go big or go home right? haha

But wow, this week is SUPER stressful! Making sure everything is ready, taking care of my TEETHING, DRAMATIC 7 month old, taking care of my 5 year old who doesn't know what telling the truth about ANYTHING is... In a way, this surgery is gonna be a "time out" for me.

Thank god!!!!

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Well I would think a good DD, you said you are tall though so you can get away with bigger boobs and not look bad, hey boobs are sex and if your hubby likes them go for it! Don't worry, almost all women say they wish they had gone bigger not smaller, so I am sure you will be fine! You are going to be a sexy kitten til you are done!
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8:00 am tomorrow, LOL

Rod- you are going to have boobies girl, but it will be good, I will be jealous!!! You know I had them my whole life lost them was glad now I want them LOL We women are never happy!!!
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Give or take... what size do YOU THINK ill be???

I cant believe i have only 6 more days. I...

I cant believe i have only 6 more days. I seriously spend most of the day on here, or this other surgery site, looking at before and afters, asking questions....going to forums. I shouldnt, but i am. I think all these websites i've been to have to do with why i went up in size. BUT... I think ill be happy about it. I just hope my lift is and ACTUAL LIFT, and not a partial lift. I know some peoples tissue, or whatever, are pretty much prone to sag. So im hoping mine isnt like that.

Anyway. I asked a question on the Q&A on this site, and took a pic for a reference, so im posting that pic on here. Might as well.

...6 more days.... high hopes....

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Very nerve wrecking! Yes this is my first, my one and only lol, and yes I do have an idea lol I'm starting to feel impatient bcus I am so ready, iv already got my over night bag packed and ready for my hospital stay lol.....less than a wk away, yay!
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Hi mrsrod, good luck w ur surgery, mine is March 8th also...yay, we've only got 6 more days! Keep us posted!
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AHHHH! So nerve racking huh? Is this your first cosmetic surgery? Its mine... Im trippin!!! You have no idea! Wait. Maybe you do. LOL

5 more days...

5 more days...

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I did a "Q&A" on RealSelf about my...

I did a "Q&A" on RealSelf about my lift type, and my implant size... and a guy said its not a good idea to go so big. WTF? Thats one of my MAIN worries!!!! I dont want my lift incision to open due to the weight of my implants, and then my tit fall out!!! Im so worried about it. Im worrying myself sick. And i know AFTER this is all done and over... Ill be like "damn. I was stressin out for NOTHING". LOL we ALL do it. BUT that doesn't change your worries and fears about it.

Either way... This coming week =] Thursday it is. DAMN im so nervous!!!!

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LMAO ass! you know you've seen pics of the ibsicion busting open!!!! I'm just overly paranoid right now. I have HORRIBLE luck. LOL

its the unknown man! Its scary not knowing!!
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OMG I didnt even know if you went to big the implant can fall out, thanks for giving me something else to stress over. J/k hahaha, I'm pretty sure your Dr would tell you if you asked. I'm hoping anyway. Good luck!
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Thanks bejewelme!!!!! ;)
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Its sad... I dream about boobs all night. lol. I...

Its sad... I dream about boobs all night. lol. I had a dream about this website, i had a dream that my PS wrote me back (about being on my period at same time as surgery), i had a dream that they told me i was gonna be a nice "D" cup... I mean... thats seriously ALL i could dream of! Ugh i hate it.
Im kinda anxious just for this surgery to be over with so i can deal with recovery, and not have to freak out so bad about not knowing. You know?
AND! On top of that!!! I cant wait till my surgery day cause my husband goes on leave for *THREE WEEKS* (angels sing) My children have been SO INSANE lately... Maybe its cause Aunt Flow is here, lol, idk. But my son wont listen for SHIT. My daughter is teething AND trying new formula... So this is going to SUCK cause im going to be in a TON of pain, but this is going to be a sorta TIME OFF type deal for me lol.
But holy shit it wont happen soon enough!!!!! These past few days have been prolonged!

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My pre-op days are getting more and more dramatic....

My pre-op days are getting more and more dramatic. I'm starting to think I should just call and cancel my surgery all together...
I'm beyond stressed out! My son was a good baby... no teething issues, he ate right, he walked early... you name it, he was like a dream! Amazing! ...Then he hits 5 (I swear to God, like right as he turned 5!) All hell breaks loose! He doesn't listen, he talks back, he lies, cries and tries to reason with you! He's ALWAYS in trouble!
My daughter (7 months) is the COMPLETE opposite (on EVERYTHING. No joke. no over exaggeration.) And right now... is teething. Furiously. OH! On top of that, we changed her formula. Rumble in the belly, anyone?
They both have me exhausted. And you would think when my husband gets home from work... he wouldn't be sarcastic. He wouldn't say sarcastic things. He wouldn't try to "make me feel better" by making asshole jokes. But he does. And he doesn't quit understand how I can be so stressed out right now "being a house wife".
I am a "Home maker", Damn it! I make this house a home!! I'm getting cut open, and nipped and tucked! I'm scared out of my mind!!!! And while I'm trying to calm myself, mentally and physically, and prepare myself for surgery in two days(ish), I have to pre-cook food,make my daughters baby food, vacuum, do laundry, take care of a dog and a cat (whom are VERY needy, BTW), cook lunch and dinner- all while raising these two kids! I do my job!
All I want is to enjoy my last PAIN FREE days! But no one in this house seems to see that. I feel like I'm having a breakdown because this stress... I'm all broke out on my face. Ew. LOL

I know this post IS a little "dramatic", but I don't have anyone to talk to... my husband is in the military and we just got married at the of 2010. I'm in a state where I don't know a single person and you guys (and my husband) are the only adult interaction I have.

I'm still having this surgery, but this stress is taking its toll.

...2 more days =]

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You are going to do terrific. I'm sure everything is just getting on your nerves more than normal because of Aunt Flo and the stress of the surgery too. I'm like you - obsessing over every post and pic on this website. I dream about boobs, and surgery and not reading everybody's posts and missing some crucial info that I need to take care of. Listen to Betty; deep breaths and go for a walk.... sending love & calm your way girlie.
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I am so relieved to see that someone is as freaked out as I am. I'm going in on 3/22 and some days I have to really question my own sanity. Hang in there! Deep breaths. Try to get out for a walk, if you can. It helps. Thinking of you...
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Thanks girl. yeah... this shit plays a poll on your sanity!!! I feel ... not myself...

OMG ONE MORE DAY!!!! AHHHHH!!!

OMG ONE MORE DAY!!!! AHHHHH!!!

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Well... this is it. My last night cuddling up with...

Well... this is it. My last night cuddling up with my hubby (tomorrow night we're going to bed at 7 cause we gotta leave our house to be at my PS office at 6:45) and... the first part of the night was arguing. wow. LOL but things are ok now, and we're cuddling... like I wanted =]

RIGHT THIS SECOND I'm not scared or anything. I'm actually calm... that won't last long though. haha but for now... I'm happy.

oh ya! I talked to one of the nurses about my boobies! LOL aaaaaand you guys were right. My boobies won't rip open and fall out! LMAO I'm such a tard! But really... I just had to hear it from them. ya know?
But whatever. all I know is....

I'M GETTING MY NASTINESS FIXED IN 29 HOURS!!!!!

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Sorry you're going through some CRAP, mrsrod. I'm a homemaker too and I tell you it is so much harder than when I worked. No real paycheck, no vacation time, always on call, and rarely a "thank you"!! Ugh! Once you wake up after surgery, then get through the first week of recovery you will feel so relieved you did it. Life will go on while you recover because hubbs will be fine taking care of everything. Great that he is off for 3 weeks! My hubbs was off for 2. You will so rock this experience, girl!
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Almost your day girly. yaaay. Flat tummy here you come.
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Oh I'm curious whos gonna help you the first few weeks that your recoverying?

Here it is... March 7th, 3:20PM (EST, duh!) ......

Here it is... March 7th, 3:20PM (EST, duh!) ... the day is almost over. I'm actually calm today, imagine that? Leading up to the surgery day has been one HELL of a journey... the next chapter opens tomorrow morning at 7:30AM. I try not to think about it, cause i want to stay in this sublime state of mind... but it is kinda hard not to think of. When i do though, i just focus on something else.
But in all reality- Tomorrow is INSANELY Life changing! How can ANYONE not think of that? I'm finally going to have perky boobs! I'm finally going to have a FLAT stomach! Only people who have gone through this knows what I'm talking about! And i don't even fully know what I'm talking about because I'm not fully there! I feel not even half as good as they do! But you know what? I feel good! I am SO excited i get to get this done... there are woman in the world who deserve this more than I do (i know i deserve it too), and who need it more than i do, but CANT. And that's one of the reasons i feel bad. But you know what? I'm able to get this done. I'm able to say "I worked my ass off (literally) at the gym, and as a reward... im getting this extra skin cut off, that WILL not go away on its own, and i am finally going to have perky tits! For the first time ever I WILL LOVE MY TITTIES!!!!" lol. Its funny, but it is so damn true!!!!
But holy shit... tomorrow is gonna suck. Well, starting tonight actually... I'm on my period, so no last time *lovin* (hehe) till I'm up for it after the surgery. I'm gonna have to force myself to go to bed at 7PM (when im so used to falling asleep at 12:30 or 1), and then I'm going to have to get up at 2AM to wash myself with that body wash my PS told me to get, get everything ready for when i come home, get everything ready for the babysitter, and then leave by 3AM so my husband can sign out for leave at work, then drive to a D.C. suburb to be at my PS office at 6:45AM like they said! Ugh... SO exhausting!!!

So ladies. Did i miss anything-

Paperwork
Warm socks
Sweats, zip-up hoodie and my sports bra
Glasses (if needed, really)
Wallet
Retainers for my piercings
Meds
Camera
?????
Anything else i left out? AND what should i have ready for when i return?

Wow. This is REALLY happening! I would say that i'm "blessed", but ...well i don't needa say it. All i can say is... I am really lucky. And I am so happy i was able to meet you ladies (online, but hey...its 2012!) You guys have helped me through this and i will take the advice when i am done with tomorrow! =]
But for now... I'm chillin

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Ooooooomg I can't sleep! Waking up every...

Ooooooomg I can't sleep!
Waking up every freaking hour!

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Good luck doll, you' re gonna look fabulous! I've been thinking of you all day & by this time tmw you will be snoozing thru the fog of meds. I will post my pre op pics (finally) to give you a good laugh. Take care ((hugs))
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Thank you everyone!! I'm pretty nervous right about now... all the support is helping =] ill keep everyone updated. hopefully I can go back to sleep! This is unreal! Its all gonna be a blur... but I REALLY hope my boobs look pretty LOL. I'm so excited.
omg I'm rambling.... guess it happens? LOL
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Hugs & kisses! Hopefully ur a sleep by now! I'll b think of u tomorrow! You'll be fine..clear out all negative thoughts and even if u or aren't "religious"(I'm
Not) say a lil prayer to protect u...if anything, it was comforting to me Sunday night. Sweet dreams!
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And now my day begins. We're finally on the...

And now my day begins. We're finally on the road! I'm actually kinda glad I got hardly ANY sleep, cause then ill be somewhat not normal and things will come and go and then hopefully ill wake up pain free, in my husbands truck. hey... I can have high hopes, right? =]

I just wish 295 and 95 weren't so bumpy. This is going to be hell on the way back...

I'm so nervous. I figure... if it wasn't meant to be, I wouldn't be on my way there... that being said- keep me and my husband in your thoughts? Please? =]

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Today came and went! AND I DID IT!!!!! HOLY SHIT...

Today came and went! AND I DID IT!!!!!
HOLY SHIT AM I IN PAIN THO!!!!
Why did i do 3 surgeries at once? Ridiculous pain!!!!
Heres what happened... Wed night around 5:45 i took two tylonal Pm's and went to bed at 7. I woke up almost EVERY hour!!! But by 11:30 i was up. no stopping it.

And oh my god. I have to finish this tomorrow. Im fading in and out of sleep. lol. Ill post a before and a NOW pic lol.

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Hang in there!!! The first few days are a blur!! Just rest and take your psin pills. It will go by quickly!!!! Healing is under way ! You are going to look great!
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Yaaay you made it. Your such a silly girl. Your pictures arew to cute. But on a serious note! You arew going to look so awesome. You look it already dispite the fact that you look like ur in pain. But hey your done. And let me welcome you to the flat side. Rest up sweety and take your meds. cant wait to hear more from you.
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;) u made it!!! Cheers!!! U look alert yet some what uncomfortable...keep taking ur meds it helps!!!!!! Can't wait to hear more about ur experience! ;) rest up sweetpea!
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PostOp Day2 is almost done! OMG!!!! I have been in...

PostOp Day2 is almost done! OMG!!!! I have been in the worst pain, i wanna say, in my whole life. Worse than my 2 c-sections. And i hope to god this is worth it! I hurt EVERYWHERE.
Yesterday was kinda bad.... the 2 1/2 hour drive was kinda bad... But when we got home is when it began. Its like i felt EXACTLY when all the pain meds wore off. It was HORRIBLE. And getting up in SUCH a mission. Just going to the bathroom is HORRIBLE! I threw up twice last night. It hurt so bad. The dry heaving was the worst. OH! And getting up is SUCH a mission, it throws me into sweats! Then, by the time im back to the couch, im freezing. Its horrible.

I didnt know id be sore like this. I mean, i thought reading all these stories that women post on this site would help me prepare, but i dont think ANYONE can prepare anyone for this. My lower back hurts from the way im sleeping (propped up), my upper back is hurting from the way im sleep PLUS these super heavy, rock hard knockers im sporting.... My incision from the tummy tuck hurts, the muscles are killing me (front and sides)... Im just a hot mess.

My advice for ANYONE is to get one surgery done at a time. I thought i had a high pain tolerance... ha! Hell no!
And you know what? Shitting is the last thing on my mind! The first thing i want to do??? SLEEP.

Anyway...So far, this is the worst part. And i hope to god i feel better soon, And i hope to god this is worth it.

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Hey girl - I hear ya on the boobs...they were the most painfull part for me too (I think we had a similar size change), man they hurt! I honestly considered calling the Dr. and telling him to just remove 'em, I didn't want anything that hurt that bad ; ). I really started feeling better at Day 5 and I couldn't take any pain meds except Extra-Strength Tylenol during my entire recovery period, so hopefully you will turn the corner faster with the pain meds. Just keep you mind on Day 5-7, that's the goal right now, that's when I think you'll be able to have happy thoughts again.
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Yes hun look it took me a week but today was my day I turned the corner, it gets easier everyday take meds, dont be a weenie like me and think you can do it all, rest, lay down and take meds and drink water, that is it!!! Thinking of you!!!!
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What you are going through is completely normal! No one can prepare you for how truly excruiating the pain really is .... But it will pass ! My advice is take the pain pills every 3 hours not 4 and take 2! You can always get refills ! I wanted to die ! I cried and cried and regretted it for about 3 days but then one day I felt alittle better and you will turn a corner but the first couple days your best bet is to stay as drugged up as possible and take your short walks to pee and that's it! Good luck ! It will get better ! I promise
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OOOOOOOH my boobies!! We took the dressings off...

OOOOOOOH my boobies!! We took the dressings off today (OW! I wanna say that was the most painful part of this!!) Annnnnd we're waiting to take the dressings off the tummy tuck. My boobs just hurt SO bad, i dont think i can do it.
So now i finally understand what everyone was talking about with the gas! Holy shit! Them gas bubbles are no joke! And im scared to push one out too! lol
But so far, ill admit it, its worth it. From what i've seen. I cant wait to see my tummy, straight up, but i know that wont happen for awhile. My boobs look amazing, and from what i can see- I DONT have an anchor lift. Im guessing its cause i went so big in size? IDK. Either way, im happy about that.
Im SAD cause im very close to being out of my pain pills! ALREADY! I dont get it. And they can call me in a refill, i dont think, cause its a narcotic... And my post op appt is next wed. 2 1/2 hours away. How is that supposed to work? I only have 9 pills left!!!
Anyway, I think a nap is calling me. Just wanted to updated peoples!

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My right side boobage every time I use... is that...

My right side boobage every time I use... is that normal?
Also! My upper legs/hip area is swollen. like... I've NEVER had a fat lower body, so this is killing me.
The binder is sooooo annoying and my sports bra is super tight since we took all the dressings off.

is all of this normal? Know why?

Thanks =]

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I meant my side boobage hurts/burns when I use my...

I meant my side boobage hurts/burns when I use my right arm! LOL pain pills...

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When can I sleep normal? LOL this is killing me.

When can I sleep normal? LOL this is killing me.

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;) nice 2 c u posting mrsrod! U sound great & look
& look awesome! ;) I'm SO SWOLLEN too, like I'm pregnant..seriously it's super annoying. Just a little relief would be welcome. Sighhh....hang in there kiddo I love reading your posts!!! Hugs~ Lynn
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My Dr said swelling is normal for how much work I had done....
AND when he finally called back, he said he'll call in a refill for me! Yay!!!!!
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Woo hoo!! Glad you called him to ask about the swelling - just to be safe. ;-) And SCORE on the scrip!

When will my tummy not feel so tight?! Id post a...

When will my tummy not feel so tight?!
Id post a pic if I knew how to on my phone... ill post it when I can.

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Hey MrsRod2010, hope your feeling better. I wasn't make to sleep on my side until 5 days ago. Just barely last week I was finally able to stand straight. Everyone recovers at different speeds. Wish mine was a lot faster then its goin now. Your tummy looks real nice. Give it some time. I know its hard when ur in pain. Stomach tightness will last for sometime. I'm
1 month po and I still feel the tightness of my mr and stretching especially when in my bed. Happy healing sweety.
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I hope your feeling better today!
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How are you holding up? My hips are swollen too, 7 inches!! I got dressed for my appt yesterday and I was like I look like a weebel, I measured 7" of pure fluid in there, my doc said well be glad it wasnt 8, smart ass!!! He said its gravity that is why my Vj looks like a baboon ass and I got hips the size of Texas, I am drinking a gallon of water and I am still swelled up, I am at wits end! I feel for you hun, I am so glad I didnt get my boobs done with this, holy crap! Now I am debating if I even want to go through another surgery!
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I just remembered two days ago while i was...

I just remembered two days ago while i was throwing up "i threw up twice the day after my surgery and it didnt feel like this!" .... omg so right! The day after, i guess i was still messed up from the anesthesia, but it made me throw up, twice, and not feel it! Like it didnt hurt! THEN the other day, i threw up from either drinking MOM without shaking it up, or from taking my meds without enough food in my tummy... either way. The other day FREAKIN HURT!!! I had to cough, aaaaand i wouldnt let myself. Not while throwing up! Hell no! lol. That was some pain!!!
Oh, and btw- Lynn- IDK is the MOM was thrown up, or worked, but i SWEAR 5 min after taking it i went! But idk if it was from the stool softeners, or the MOM or what... But i went =] But sadly...haven't gone since then =[

I wrote a response to on of my friends on heres posts last night... and i thought "wow. That sounds like an update" lol so i copied, pasted, and edited it a little. =] Go me! ......

I'm not as happy-go-lucky as a lot of the ladies on the forums are. like healing is a bitch to me. Sitting up properly to post on here or on Facebook is a fucking mission, you know? Everyone's talking about how they can walk upright, or how they can actually NOT take their pain pills and I'm just like... whoa. why?? I'm in pain man. I'm not going to force myself to stand upright, or force myself to blow dry my hair. I fucking can't. LOL I wish I could heal better like everyone else. well, faster.

its just tough for me I guess. I keep telling my hubby- if you gave me the option, right this second, to feel better in a snap and look like how I did before or to look like I do now and continue to get better at this pace and get the results along the way.... I told him id rather give it all back just to feel normal again. To sleep normal again... you know? Its SUCH a huge recovery, its really taking a tole on me.
I know ill be fine tho. its only been one week. every single day gets better and better. I'm just.... tired. LOL
The pain- Just to take my gauze off hurt so bad I cried! IDK what I'm gonna do when they take off my steri strips. Prob cry again?
I'm STILL taking my pain pills tho. He called me in more pain meds, but he lowered the dose, so ive been taking two, instead of one....and now i'm almost out of those. But i still wake up in pain.
My bed- OMG I MISS MY BED!!!! =[ The couch has more cushion I guess.... like for the support I need. I gotta keep pillows under my legs, for the tummy tuck. then I gotta keep all sorts of pillows behind my back and neck for the lift/implant.... IDK. I don't like being on the couch. IDK why we don't just go upstairs either. It just seems like a lot to bring back up stairs, just to see if it'll be as comfortable or not. .... but I've been wanting to. I bet id sleep better at night.

But yes- that message to my friend on this site, helped me a lot with typing SOOOO so so much! lol That just saved me such a mess of work! lol

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Posted some pics...6 days post op. Dont mind my...

Posted some pics...6 days post op. Dont mind my retarded ass. Figured id try to make some of you ladies laugh...
The pics of me "flexin" (lmao) is as far as i can stand up. Front and side view.... Normal for 6 days post op?
AND. I thought i went BIG with my boob size... But seeing the boobs on my body in a pic... i soooo coulda gone bigger!!!

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Yeah... sleeping in my own bed isn't happening...

Yeah... sleeping in my own bed isn't happening. Damn it do I wish it was!!!! =[

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Again, You look great. You really already have a great hour glass figure! If you weren't the great MrsRod, I would really hate you right now for looking this hot!!!!
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lol I love you!!!! Youre awesome =]
You look wonderful! Ya, from what I'm reading the TT is the toughest part of waiting for it to settle down. When your swelling goes down your boobies will look even bigger. But they look great - I can't wait to see mine; only 1 week to go!!!! getting nervous : /
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So i FINALLY had my *first ever* post op...

So i FINALLY had my *first ever* post op appointment for my MM =D The doctor went in on his day off to see me (cause i live so far away, and we were keeping up with my drains cc's via phone...it was time to take it out TODAY), and we wound up being 30 minutes late due to a stop to McDonalds for me to go #2 (and HURT my butthole doing it =[ soooo bad). It was great that he waited around for me that long.
Anyway. I STILL have my drain in! I was measuring 10cc's and under for the past 3-4 days, and today, for some reason, i measured 30cc's in a 3 hour period! AAAAND i had real dark blood (hubby googled it, said it was hematoma, which my dr confirmed it was hematoma BUT didn't use the exact word. Good dr. good.) so yes... its still left in =[
I can NOT wear Spanx, except for at night when i sleep.
Monday, if my DAILY total cc is 40cc or below, MY HUSBAND gets to take my drain out, because we live so far away.
My dr said he didnt need to use the "anchor" method for my lift, hence the lollipop scars. (YAY!)
My boobs wont "fall" or "drop" MUCH because the lift. (YAY!!!)
My implant size is to blame for the pinching, sharp pain under my arm...Nerve damage. Should be ok within a few weeks.
My arm going numb is due to my neck. Not my implants. (sleeping propped up)
Oh! And the BEST part! .... the reason my stomach is SO big and puffy ISNT swelling, like water weight, or anything from surgery itself! Its because IM FULL OF SHIT! HAHA! My dr said I'm full of gas, and doo doo, and its making me bloat BADLY. So prunes... here i come! =[
Pretty much... my hubby removes my drains, i massage my boobs 2-3 times a day.... not too much cause the lift, healing is a bitch.... aaaand i'm pretty much done with driving 2 1/2 hours to my dr. He said we can call him, at the office or house number, if we have any issues. If we have problems, i can email him, call or whatever, send pics... EVERYTHING, to save us the trip there. And to see him by 2 months(ish) or whenever is convenient for us. He has SUCH an amazing way to make me and my hubby (AND the baby!!!) to feel so comfortable =]

Man... there was something else that was FREAKING AWESOME that i wanted to share... but this medication is killing my memory!!!!
Ill post when i can remember =]

All is well. Today was a GREAT day... feel like i got a lot done (even tho driving in the car for 5 hours and going to Toys R Us isnt that much) today. I was exhausted when i got home... Holy crap was i exhausted. And sore!

Anyway. Thats my update =]

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Omg my hubby couldn't remove my drain he'd pass out! Lol that's cool that ur PS is helping & making easy for you!! So the dark blood means what? Are u ok?
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so happy things are looking better for you :)
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Good luck today hun I am 2 weeks and still have my drain through the weekend, oh well I will let it do its job!
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Quick update- I slept REALLY freakin good last...

Quick update-
I slept REALLY freakin good last night!

I remembered what i was gonna say- The Dr cleaned out my BB, and it was THE WEIRDEST feeling EVER. But my BB is super cute.

AAAANNNND my hubby took a pic of my chest and tummy this morning..... BRA-LESS! First time ever! I look AMAZING without a bra!

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Nice rack Mrsrod! Very cute top. Glad things are getting better for u.
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You look AMAZING; Love those BOOBIES! Gives me hope and a bit more confidence. Only 4 more sleeps til my big day. Hope I look as great as you do!
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LOVE THE NEW SWEATER PUPPIES.. How are you doing? Up and about?
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HIIII! Ill post REAL updates tomorrow, i took...

HIIII!

Ill post REAL updates tomorrow, i took an anxiety pill and im about to pass out.

Drain still in. Draining a lot more now too.... IDK why =[ its dark red, almost black. Im sooooo ready for this damn drain to get taken out.

But yes. Ill update the past few days, and EVERYTHING along with them , tomorrow.

Posting a pic now of my boobs.... bruised as hell!!! And my nipples look like they are pulled WAY too tight!!! =[

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Post op day 12- I slept on my sides last night!...

Post op day 12-

I slept on my sides last night! I slept gooooood too! lol. Well, until about 6AM this morning, i wanted to sleep on my back. HAHA!

My drains are still spouting out lots of dark DARK red blood. My PS said its from a vessel, but the dark oil-like blood is a GOOD thing, cause that means whatever was bleeding inside me (*cough*hematoma*cough) is now bleeding brown blood ie OLD blood. So old blood = good. New blood = bad. IDK... All i know is hematoma, without treatment (draining), turns into seroma. And that scares the shit out of me. BUT i want this damn drain out!!!!
My dr said that since we live so far away, to wrap an ace bandage around my garment (and myself), REALLY tightly, so maybe the tightness will stop the draining/bleeding. So do it 2-3 times a day. Which we do, and it hurts like a bitch. But really...since we started it yesterday... my cc's draining has gone UP. SO idk but i do know im fucking scared.


ALSO! My BB is ADORABLE! BUUUUUT its still WAY too high. I can stand up straight now (for the most part. Last night was a ifirst)...and it still seems so high.

I cant stand my hips. Everyone keeps talking about my "hour glass figure"... but dude. Its not. I had HUGE love handles my whole life! My PS said i didnt need Lipo, but he'd do it if i wanted, just not at the same time as all the other surgeries cause time "being under". So i asked "do you think ill need lipo?" and the nurse told me his answer was "if i want it, but he doesnt think so. She's just very 'hippy'" Which, idk how to take that as. But i dont want to have this flat ass stomach, perky boobs, small waist and giant cupcake top, NOT MUFFIN TOP, BUT cupcake top!! Its THAT bad.

Also. When he drew on my stomach for what he was going to cut, he drew from the MIDDLE (idk why) of my BB, down to my UPPER hips (ugh. I could cry for how this looks right now) and he left out this giant TIRE on my right and left side of my stomach (not sides, but stomach). Im posting some pics of how i look right now, but i cry about it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.

Speaking of crying. I cry over everything. I mean LITERALLY. And no, no prego. lol. I cry about wanting to go back to being "normal" (acting normal), i cry cause me and my hubby cant have sex, i cry cause my daughter is teething and insane like.... i mean i cry over IT ALL!

I didn't think it would be like this. Like... You read all these stories, and do all your research... but it doesnt even compare to what you actually go through.
Im a mess. I wish i could give it all back just to be able to STRETCH like normal. To be able to bend over and pick up my daughter, or son. To be able to go to walmart for 30 min and not be exhausted at the end of the day.... Id give it all back!!! I miss sex! I miss my bed! I miss my normal bras, and no GURDLE type things on my stomach. I miss it all.

I want this damn drain out, and i want this tire gone! I want my fat on my hips gone! Im already planning (in my head) my next surgery of LIPO!!! Its needed. I think. IDK why the dr wouldnt have told me to get Lipo tho... IDK.

Im seriously a HOT mess and i wish i could get back to normal =[

Stay classy San Diego ..... =[

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Sending you positive vibes today!!! Please let us know how you are feeling.
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Hey hun just checking in on ya, I hope things are going better for you!
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Amber I really think you are just swollen!! Hi had the same thing (and still do a little, at 10 weeks) but I can tell my touch and feel that it is swelling. Give it time! But def ask your PS about it next time you go in if it is bothering you this much. It would be worth the drive!
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Post op day 16... I think? Thursday was 14 days,...

Post op day 16... I think? Thursday was 14 days, todays Saturay... I just woke up. Don't judge me. lol

I'm not AS emotional as i have been, but it still comes at least twice a day. Yesterday i cried for what must have been 2 hours straight. I kept telling my husband "can we PLEASE take all the mirrors down in the house? I HATE my stomach!!!!" .... I UNDERSTAND IT TAKES TIME!!! I DO! But damn it.... ANYONE who has had ANY TYPE of cosmetic surgery KNOWS it takes such a long time to heal, but you STILL CANT HELP how you feel!

Yesterday was awesome. I put on ACTUAL clothes and went to Walmart. I looked SO hot (even with the swollen tummy) with my giant boobies and flatter stomach. It felt so good....except the over 60+ year old men starring at my boobs. LOL. Awkward. I've always been told that ill get stares, but i figures- hey, i get stared at ALL the time cause my bright red hair, piercings and/or tattoos... But wow, its a different kinda stare. LOL. Its so creepy.

I'm still draining over 50cc's a day of this black blood. And my thread that was holding my drain into my skin had snapped. I had blood coming out of my drain hole yesterday, and then i woke up this morning and the gauze and tape we put over the drain to hold it down and keep it snug, had blood on it again. I wonder if its from sleeping ON MY SIDE! Thats another "UPPER" to my progress- SLEEPING ON MY SIDE, IN MY OWN BED!!!!!!! Oh so nice. But i cant wait for MY tummy time =] lol
But yeah.... I'm SO over this drain with NO progression.

I woke up about an hour ago (as i said), and when i put on my yoga pants and a tank top, i looked in the mirror and thought to myself "wow, i look kinda hot. (then thought, ill look even better IF my stomach gets smaller!)"... It feels good to not have a giggle there anymore. Or to have to pull my boobs up and to the side to keep them from flopping out of my bra from being so saggy. The only giggly thing on me now is my FAT ASS BACK SIDES, and my upper arm hang.... But i think the under arm hang is normal for women, but i know FOR SURE one day (prob when im old enough for a face lift) i will get my arm hang cut and snipped. BUT ANYWAY (wow, im SO A.D.D.!!!!) ... it feels good to not giggle. Its still awkward sitting down without a buldge there though.

I took 2 week post op pics... I know i post pics A LOT, but its for people LIKE ME, before surgery, to keep up with the progress....as well as my own well being (to SHOW myself that i AM getting better, and thinner, every day).

Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Monday I'm calling my dr about my drains again... blah.

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oh girl, yup your boobs are awesome!!! WOW!!! i see y the men are checking you out!!! Sorry to hear about the swelling and the blood, yup, i would def. be calling the ps first time on monday!! Have a great weekend!!!
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17 days post op- We called my dr yesterday cause i...

17 days post op- We called my dr yesterday cause i was still draining DARK blood, and it seemed a litte thick. He said we HAVE to take the drain out next week no matter what... risk of infection. But thank god! BUUTTT it worries me because the risk of seroma, and my PS being such a long ways away. But MAYBE the drain is causing something inside me to bleed, and taking the drain out will help it stop? IDK. But he pretty much put me on bed rest, with getting up to walk a little bit, because it slows my draining down. HAHA he also said im the first patient in 18 years of practice to have a drain in this long. Know what i said???? "yaaaayyyy" lol VERY sarcastically.

So im on the couch now. And since being on the couch, I've gone internet shopping. LOL what else am i supposed to do? ITS SO BORING!!!!

Anyway... thats my update. Ill keep everyone posted on the drain thing.

PS- all my incisions are starting to burn. Damn it =[

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tara is absolutely right! Hang in there girlie and don't be so hard on yourself.
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i read your post about walmart and the stares...let me tell you something you would be getting stares without your bright hair or tattoos ! you are beautiful and thats why they are looking!! been wanting to tell you that since this morning! whenever i get compliments im like yeah whatever i make excuses like my fake boobs or whatever ...so it made me think of you! your outstanding looking and now that you have your bod back it just adds to your already beautiful self!!
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That seriously makese my day. thank you so much. you know how we women are... we don't see what others do. so... that meant A LOT =]

Ill explain more later... but my drain has slowly...

Ill explain more later... but my drain has slowly but surely stopped draining (except 5cc in a 12 hour period last night to today)!!!! Sooooo guess who'd drain comes out in about an hour?! BY THEIR HUBBY!?!?


This girl.


OMG IM SCARED! LOL


Ill lost later. AAAAND prob a video. haha

Here's two pics we too yesterday... progression pics are BOMB!!! But. I wish i would've gone bigger with my boobs. AND had lipo.

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DRAIN IS FINALLY OUT!!!! YAYYYYY!!!! It leaks...

DRAIN IS FINALLY OUT!!!! YAYYYYY!!!!


It leaks a little now... but i got gauze AND a panty liner over it. Gotta save my Spanx! BY THE WAY- My 1st stage AND 2nd stage under garment didnt fit anymore, so we had to spend over $70 on the super-duper spanx. And let me tell you.... THEY WORK!!!! AND! OOH! AND AND AND! Im a small!!! =] hehe wow.

Anyway. Im starting to feel better. AND i coughed earlier and it BARELY hurt. lol. Yay.

So now, i just gotta lay my hungry ass (and i mean HUNGRY, like 24/7!) on the couch for 3 days. Only get up to go pee. LAMEEEEEEEE =[

Anyway. Things are getting better. Im ready for my final results though.

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You look great great! Glad everything's going ok :)
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Was that you getting your drain out? Holy crap you are brave, my one drain didnt hurt, the one in 17 days hurt like a Mother, and now I am going abck today he tapped my fluid on Monday and now I have some big hard lump thing, good God I want this to end! You look freaking amazing, look at you in that zebra top your boobs are a great size they fit your frame well, you have a nice hourglass shape when that swelling goes down what is not to love? You have a really good result! Trust me you are going to be loving yourself in another month, and you dont need lipo!
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You dont think i need lipo? Not even on the flanks? Or the back/flanks??

And yeah, i think it hurt more BEFORE i videoed it. I was laying down waiting for my husband to get the gauze, and i tried to adjust myself and pulled on the tube a little and about an inch came out. lol. THATS what hurt! lol.

I hope youre right though. I hope i love this, and my boobs fit me good.

And what do you mean he tapped your fluid???? That sounds scary. Did your body not re-absorb it????

I did my makeup today, and my hair... just to go...

I did my makeup today, and my hair... just to go eat and go to walmart. But as soon as we sat down to eat, i felt my anxiety kick in.
The fact that people agree with me, that i need/ should have gotten lipo, the fact that they agree with me KILLS me. I've always had issues with my self-view... But when i get reassurance that what I'M seeing isnt really JUST WHAT IM SEEING, but its actually what others see as well... That makes me feel so bad.
I feel ripped off. I feel let down. I feel cheap. Not because of that (not just that), but because my doctor didnt recommend it to me.

And i hate that its not just in my head too. And yes, i am VERY VERY hard on myself. I can't help that though. I just wish i was small. I wish i was petite.

I'm just sad. And unhappy with my results, and im sad that my head is SO fucked up that i can take things in such a bad way that i never forget it. I HATE IT.

I know itll get better.

I just wish my brain would shut down and stop for a little.

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we were at mountain home idaho. but when i got preggo he got orders to korea. i got out. so he has been in korea since last june and im in san antonio with my parents. he comes home june 5th and then we are moving to england! its been on long frickin year. i had my baby and basically raised her by myself this year with him gone.
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Has he even seen her?!?! OMMMMMG. Im so new to this... Im in for it.
BUT ENGLAND!!! OMG HOW EXCITING!!!!!!! I hear its cold there. But whatever, youll be around CORRECT english lol. Have fun with that =] Itll be a blast, im sure. Im glad he's coming home soon. My husbands deployed twice now, but we werent together. Now he has a family, and ive never gone through being apart.... nothing. So if he deploys again, this is gonna seriously SUCK.

It takes a strong woman (you and me =] )
ya hes air force. i was too but i got out feb 2011 when i had my daughter. i think i am a lot like u and thats why i took an interest in ur story.
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Talked to my PS this morning on the phone. As he...

Talked to my PS this morning on the phone. As he was in the beginning.... he was very calming. He reassured me that EVERYONE is different. That i have LONGER hips than others, and there was nothing but skin and bone (what he said) but honestly... i believe that was a little fib. But he said if by 12 weeks or so, if im still unhappy, he'll gladly do lipo on me. Which Im unsure if that means i get discount cause i wanted it before, or what.... but if its full price, then uhmmmm.... im finding somewhere closer. I already e-mailed two doctors yesterday about a consultation.

My boobs seem smaller. Like, theyre more natural that what i was aiming for, ya know?
So now i want a breast exchange AND lipo. Ugh. Women are never happy.
And im soooooo worried about my TT scar. What's some good stuff to use to help it not scar so bad?
And when can i tan?

Im so bloated today. Its horrible. It bloats ABOVE the incision, so i look weird as hell. I don't want my salt intake. I dont think it helps THAT much. I mean, eventually I wont bloat anymore, right?

ASO! Question!!!! My tummy, like right under my belly, is really hard. Is this normal? And when my skin "relaxes" will i stop looking like a sausage link? I mean, im serious. My stomach is so bloated all the way around to my back, i look like a sausage link. When my my stomach be THIN and not so stretched straight down looking?

Help ladies?

AND HOW do i find a GOOD surgeon around where i am? In the Richmond area???

PS- posted a pic for an AVI on JustBreastImplants.com ...so im gonna post it on here. To show off my hooters. lol

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....i wanna go bigger =[

....i wanna go bigger =[

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Sorry to but in but I read that one lady said hes not responsile well he is bc i read in your post that you did ask him about your hips and lipo and he said you didn't need it therefor he is responsible for it!!! And fixing it.
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Question for you! My pyschiatrist put me on seroquel to sleep and made me gain weight ! Does the klonopin have that side effect?? I'm trying to figure out what I can take to sleep that won't make me a fat lard!! I take xanax during day and you'd never know bc I'm so damn high strung but I need something to sleep at night and don't want ambien bc I heard of all bizarre side effects on that!! So what Do you suggest since we are both nut jobs! Joking lol
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I know I keep commenting but I can't get over that your ps had the balls to say he can't "ask" my
Ps didnt ask he said ok what needs to be done is this this and that etc... It's their Job
To
Tell you what they feel should be done to make your results come out the best ! Omg
I would want to punch him
In the face ... Sorry I'm just soooo mad for you! Horse shit is what it is!
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Day 24 POST- Things (since my last post) have been...

Day 24 POST- Things (since my last post) have been better. I notice i feel better when i get dressed (like some of you ladies said), but i always end up being REALLY uncomfortable within an hour or two.

I got dressed, hair and makeup did (hehe) yesterday to take the kids to a battlefield park (been here for a year and never have been!) and to have a picnic, BUUUUT it started raining. Lamest lame. BUT i posted the pic of me on my facebook and ALL my friends said shit like "OMG BIG BOOBS!" or "wow they're big" ... So it KINDA reassures me that they ARE still big =]

Now with my tummy tuck... I eat salt as i wish. I figure if someone is going to swell, they swell no matter what... BUT yesterday i thought "hmm. Ill watch my salt intake for today" so i did aaaaallllllllllllll day up until dinner, and i looked pretty good thin (not thin like my final result will be)... then at dinner we had fucking taco bell tacos!!! And by 1130 last night, my stomach above the scar was almost hanging OVER the scar! Ugh. Horrible!!!!! So now i see why people say to not take in a lot of salt!!! Jebus!
But my belly button is pretty much fully healed (has been)... no scab, nothing. Just tight. And idk about my other scars cause my PS says to keep the steri strips on for 4 weeks, take off, clean, then reapply for another 4 weeks. I kiiiiiinda took a peek at a little part of the scar on my areoola and it looks BEAUTIFUL. It didnt look harsh or ANYTHING. But then i applied more tape over the steri strip. As for the tummy tuck scar, i havent seen yet. That scar is a little sore. But im guessing is like my c-section and healing like that. I just dont like how the scar goes IN and my skin follows it.... PS said its cause the sutures inside are pulled SO tight, but it wont be like that in the long run. So, yay. lol

Anyway, im posting the pic i took yesterday. ITS ME!!!! MrsRod aka AMBER lol

ALSO! My husband and i got bored last night and took pics and edited them, and they turned out BEAUTIFUL. So i'm gonna post a few of those as well.
YALL GET TO SEE WHAT MR ROD LOOKS LIKE!!!! =] lol. (Rod = Rodriguez....get it? lol im so dumb)

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I agree with big. The couple pic is awesome! Your boobs look fabulous! Healthy and happy healing.
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I LOVE ur tattoo'd couple pic!!! ;) u guys look like u are gonna go at it at any second!! HAWT!

Hawt momma!!! Great pics n nice bod!!
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I woke up this morning TOTALLY sore ! First it...

I woke up this morning TOTALLY sore !

First it was around my BB. not my BB itself, but like all the muscles from my BB down. that started last night... then I woke up this morning with major Morning Boob! They were hard! I mean, they softened up, but my chest muscles have been sore all day. I can't wait till things are back to normal...
omg and my incisions!!!! They've had this dull pain for about two days now!!! Will it ever end?! Lol

Today, I did a no no. MY ps wants me to keep my steri strips on for 8 weeks, take em off at 4 weeks, clean the incision and then putm new tape on it... well my 4 week mark is Thursday =] naughty little me, I took the tape off the top part of my areola. My eyes literally teared up. I havent had small areolas since I was 10. They are SO beautiful they brought tears to my eyes! LOL. but really. they were beautiful.

anyway. besides that... nothing new. my stomach is still oddly swollen in ODDLY places...
I don't cry as much anymore...
I still want lipo and to go bigger in boob size...

and I wanna get back to normal!!! Omg I wanna get back to normal!!! Lol



happy healing ladies...

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Hey hun, just keep hanging on it took me a whole month to feel normal, now people are saying to me you seem like your old self I am not sure what it was except time to heal. I woke up flatter than I have ever been yet I still have so much swelling if that makes sense? I am 33 days you will change a great deal, just keep not stressing, you know how you felt today looking at your boobs one of these days it is going to knock you over the head that you are looking damn fine and you feel good, honest it will, I kept waiting and it finally hit me, it will hit you too!
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Bejweleme and MrsRod you both have been constantly on my mind u both have had many hard days. I got one of you feelin good now and now we need the other. MrsRod your an awesome person with a very outspoken personality and I love it. You make me crack up with your post. I do prayer like bejweleme that you start having better days. Both you girls are just awesome, beautiful, sexy etc, etc... The list goes on and on. Have a wonderful day ladies. Xoxo
Its cause we have the same name in real life, LOL

Wtf? Why does my stomach look like this?????? *new...

wtf? Why does my stomach look like this?????? *new pic posted*

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Why didnt i get ANY emails about these responses??? I mean serious. WTF. I was beginning to think that no one loved me anymore =[ hehehe.


< 3 you ladies.

Ive been doing a little bit better. But my stomach looks weird. I posted a pic. That was the first time i cried in a while. My stomach doesnt look right man....

IDK. Its a little discouraging. Like.... why does it have to be so V cut? It looks horrible, and then i havev this fat uptop over my steri-strips.... IDK. I DO worry a lot. Its a bad thing, but not really. You know?

Anyway. Things are going ok. Hubby goes back to work Monday =[
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Welp! Its been 4 weeks. Annd wow has it gone by...

Welp! Its been 4 weeks. Annd wow has it gone by fast! Its been such a blur! My husband goes back to work monday =[ We got orders to be stationed in NY in August... which means he will deploy in 2012 =[ I've NEVER been through that before. This is gonna blow.
What else? ....My daughter is pulling up on things, and walking along the sides... SO much has happened in the past 4 weeks.But i forget! lol (not the stuff i need to remember, like my daughter starting to walk)

We got to take my steri-strips off today!!!!! YAYYYYYY! But WOW. What an emotional thing. I was kinda in shock to see what i saw. Ive never had small areolas. I've never had THIS BIG of a scar running across my stomach. I started crying. Im happy, but shocked. But i am SO happy with how my areolas look. I mean...wow. I hope my nips move up some though. They look kinda low to me.
Anyway. I got new steri-strips back on. And wow, them bitches are expensive! lol.

Things have been better. Im still emotional, but its not as bad.

I started my period (no missed period due to trauma for this girl! lol) and i swore i was dying lol. I dont know if having a period can effect your TT cause theyre so close to each other, But wow, those cramps fuckin hurt!!! Mixed with either poo or gas pains... i was in hell the other night.

But oh well. Im doing ok. Been sore every now and then. But im ok.

Ill post pics of my 4 week LOOK =] haha

PS- Can you tell me if im healing ok? Like do i look normal for 4 weeks?

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Hey Beautiful, Just checkin on you. Hope your feeling better.
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Hi I had a tummy tuck on the 16th of march 2012 I'm hurting too its almost week four and my god I would of never done this knowing the pain I think u look great don't be sad I'm doing the same crying all the time cause I want to get back to my life and my period started the gas ohh man the gas is bad lol wanted u to know ur not alone sweety
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You guys have learned by now how much of a worry wart i am!!!


Thanks for the reassurance =] I need it from time to time (from someone OTHER than my hubby lol)
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Updates...hmmmm updates.... Well. Im getting back...

Updates...hmmmm updates.... Well. Im getting back to normal, i suppose. Things are hard to get back into the habit of. Even WALKING around walmart is hard to get back into the habit of. My leg muscles are KILLING me from it! lol
I vacuumed, aaaaaand no. It hurt my boobs.

Today i took my son and my daughter to party city, and i had my daughter in her car seat, and picking up her AND the car seat hurt my stomach SO bad. I ended up holding her only. So... that wont happen again for awhile...

Now here's some problems, and possible solutions:

I feel like my breasts still have a droop to them. They gross me out, actually. I paid WAY TOO MUCH money for them to have ANY sag! So i'm very upset with that.

My tummy tuck scar is STILL way too high, and i was told it would lower, like by my panties. So far.... nada. I dont think it will happen either.

LOVE HANDLES!!! No, no, no! They are NOT love handles! LARD HANDLES is more like it!!! I am SO upset with my PS for not doing lipo on me... From the side- Totally hot! From the front - EWWWWW.

My hole, where the drain is, is nice and scabbed up, BUT when i wear jeans it hurts. So im always in sweats. Sexy, right? =/

Solutions?

I sent an email to Dr. Revis in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with pictures of my boobs... and we came to a conclusion: I'm going to get a revision. I want BIGGER, more projection, and PERKIER! I'm going to post the part of the email that explains PRETTY MUCH what I'm doing-----

"Thank you for the photos and information. I will need to see your 12 week photos before I can make an accurate assessment and know exactly what procedure I would recommend as well as the cost, so please do send me photos at the three month mark.


But my initial thoughts are as follows- I see everything you describe, and I think you do need larger breast implants- ****they still seem a little deflated.***** I don't know if 650-700cc is really going to do it, however. It takes at least 100cc to see a difference, and 200cc to make a cup size. You said you wanted significantly larger, so perhaps 750-800cc High Profile silicone gel would be a better choice? In the meantime, try finding some goal photos- those will also help me help you choose the correct size.


Also I hope your tummy tuck scar heals better in a couple of months, because lowering it can be difficult if not impossible"

I put stars around what pissed me off the most! NOT because he pointed it out... but because my PS made them like this!!!

So anywho. I'm going to 800cc silicone HP. Prob in 2013 when/if my husband deploys, OR i make enough money doing this side job. I'd have to fly there which SUCKS, but his work is AMAZING. (Thats another thing!!! We're moving end of July! GOODBYE VA!!! WOOHOO!!! Hello NY =/ ugh. And hello coldness!)

Anyway. I look at it like this. I'm TALL!! I'm 533cc's RIGHT NOW... and they don't look over the top. SO i figure, 800cc's will look *a little* over the top, like how im wanting... My husband wanted me to go to 1000cc's, which i would IF they had silicone, but they dont. So 800 it is =] PLUS lipo of the flanks AND an internal bra.

But yeah.... thats my updates =]

I hope you ladies are doing and healing good!!! < 3 Posting pics =]

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Hey your boobs look great and super giant! I think you are so beautiful now. Just think how mad you would be if after paying even more money and spending time healing that you were to discover you prferred them the way they are right now....
Just my 2 cents.
Also there is a really good surgeon in Stony Brook in Long Island, NY. He does implants with some kind of "24 hour recovery" that supposedly doesnt require alot of downtime or pain. I dont now the details tho.
He's gonna do my extended tummy tuck. He seems reallu nice.
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your BIG enough CHICA lookin great girl and sexi hot flat stomach i loveeeees!
chica, honestly your really gettin em bigger OMG well IMO, they are just right,and huge! winks! way 2 go chica,and your commentary on your ordeal,was a riot
but i see some go up and down with emotions.so i get it! winks! think your cute,and your sexi flat stomach
and Large boobies,are sexi, i think your just fine,and i agree, maybe a lil waist lipo. why didn't u get the lipo
at same time i am doin that soon. i can't wait!
VERY SEXI you are chica god speed!adios.
Noche.
(night)
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Don't stress lady, I think you look beautiful!!! Do you know what size your PS made your areolas?
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Wow! Long time no talk girls! AND long time no...

Wow! Long time no talk girls! AND long time no pics posted! lol.

I JUST took some pics of my boobies. and how i feel like theyre sagging (opinions please).

Anyway. Things are good. My PS said i can go back to the gym tomorrow... which i need to. I feel like my arms are getting flabby lol. OOH! OOH! AND! I can make my boobs dance LOL Ill attatch a video of that as well. lol I'm so stupid.

Anyway. Tape finally comes off next week! HELL YEAH!!

lol

Things are ok. Im still not sleeping on my tummy...too worried to. IDK why.

OH! And! My tummy tuck has A LOT of puckering on the sides. The middle is BEAUTIFUL, but the sides look SO nasty. PS said it was cause the stitches were pulled so tight on the inside. Should subside by month 3. =[ So long cute summer bikinis.

Oh well. Anyway.

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You look phenomenal!!!!!
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Seriously. I have a pooch. WTF....

Seriously. I have a pooch. WTF. SERIOUSLY!?!

=[

Im almost 9 weeks out and i have a fucking pooch!!!

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Sorry you are unhappy lady, hope you are able to get it fixed! I'm getting a revision on my boobs, hey we paid for this so we might as well get what we want, right? Your boobs look fantastic!!! Hope everything turns out just how you want it! Stay strong!!
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Some days my pooch is flat and others my shit is looking preggers! My doc said that since I work on my feet it could be up to six months before I see the final results. Hang in there. Your tits look great!
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My tummy bulges EXACTLY the way yours does. And it freaks me out too!! I really do think it is due to swelling. I have asked the PS about it, def not a seroma. I wear loose scrubs most of the week with no support, and I notice it is worse when I do. When I wear snug fitting jeans, it goes right down and looks flat. I haven't worn compression garment since 6 weeks so I am really thinking the bulge is just regular swelling, and they do say that part above the incision is last to go! Hope that helps!!
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11 weeks post-op TOMORROW. Its not seroma, or...

11 weeks post-op TOMORROW.
Its not seroma, or however you spell it. I YouTubed what it looked like and its FOR SURE not a waterbed! lol... So im hopeful that its just maybe swelling? My only issue with it is its hard. Why is it hard? I hit up my PS with a pic and he said its just swelling, and to try to tap it to see if it looked like a wave. No wave.

Here. This is the convo:

me-
Hi Dr Brown!

I was writing because some people have me worried about my tummy tuck. My family Dr (on base. Boo) said it looks like a possible seroma ****that was a lie, just wanted to see what he'd say****, and a few friends of mine said the same.
Is it possible to get that this far out? The pic was taken at 8 1/2 weeks post, and my tummy in that section is hard. I was told to ask you about it. I was so worried the other day i was crying about it.

Also! Under my breasts it kinda indents when i raise my arms up. Its under both of them. I was wondering what it is? Its very important i know because i need to know if i need a revision.

Please get back with me.
****attached same pics as i posted on here a few weeks ago****

My PS-

Hi, you are welcome to come in. The other day when you lifted up the heavy car seat and pull something, you may have caused a bit of bleeding? Doubtful though. If you have a fluid wave like a water bed in that area on your tummy, then you have seroma. If there is no wave, then odds are it is only swelling. As you have come out of the garment and began doing more activities, your swelling will worsen episodically. This can take SEVERAL months to go away completely. Again, you are welcome to come in if you like.

As for your breasts. You have large implants and lifting your arm way over your head like that can expose them. That is not a natural position and I would not recommend any treatment for this at this time.

As for incisions, I use a few as possible to get the job done well.


Me- I dont understand the wave thing. Can i try to email a video? Ill just poke it and send it?


My PS-
Sure if you like. Basically, if you have ever sat on a waterbed and seen the wave move across the bed. That is what you will see if there is fluid. You would push down on the area closest to your belly button but still on the bump. Then look out towards your hip. It you see a wave move across it, then you have a seroma. If not, then it is probably swelling secondary to your activity. It will go away over time. Again you are welcome to come down and or send me a video.




Anyway. I never sent a video because i looked up a video on YouTube. So i guess thats out.

STILL, being hard... why is it hard? Anyone have any guesses?

Ill post pics.

And my boobs... well, im gonna get them redone. I still think theyre too saggy.

Hope everyone is good

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If it is hard in the middle. I have that too also no feeling there. I believe its scar tissue. You might need some liposuction. And it will solve everything. Good luck
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What's the latest, sista? Been thinking about u.
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UNHAPPY! Set appt for another Dr....making a new...

UNHAPPY! Set appt for another Dr....making a new review now.

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I was reading your post and it's possible you tore you muscle repair with your vomiting. I did the same thing, and have a pooch as well. It's easy to check yourself if your muscles have separated. You don't even need to go to the doctor for this.
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Hey girl, did you ever get your revision done? What's going on with you these days?
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Sorry you hate your resultss :(
question : how did you manage the initial healing with little kids around. I have a 2 year old and an 11 month old who want to be held all day long. When were you able to hold yours without pain? I am so scared for my recovery time. :(
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Dr Brown is a good guy, but Im not happy with his work BL and BA? My boobs still sag AND i can feel my implants. Not cool. Dr Brown also told me that he was going to make my TT incision low, and its 70's style. Every time i call because Im worried, "its normal". No... its not. I think if Dr Brown would have asked me more about what i was wanting, and followed through, i would recommend him to people. He did a shabbily done job, and now i have to get another Dr to fix it! VERY unhappy!

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