Hey everyone, I am 5'6 and my normal weight is...

Hey everyone, I am 5'6 and my normal weight is about 150 to 155 lbs. I have a beautiful 22 month old little girl and am expecting a little boy in March. I've always had the dreaded muffin top growing up, but after reaching 218 lbs on my first pregnancy it became apparent that I could never have the body I wanted, let alone the one I use to have. I would spend up to 2 hours a day exercising and watched everything I ate. Even with all the hard work and strict nutrition my stomache (skin) would sag to the floor when I did planks, or push ups.

My breast which where always large, DD38, completly deflated after breast feeding and would hang very low. My stomache, pelvis, and sides are completly covered in stretch marks. My skin has horrible elasticity. After my dauhter was born I scheduled a consult for laser lipo only to be turned down as a poor candidate. I was told I could return at a later date to see if there was any improvement. I was so upset. I did not want a tummy tuck. Now after careful consideration I have decided that I am going to have a full mommy makeover. Tummy tuck, breast lift, silicone gel implants, and lipo if needed.

My consult is scheduled for June and I have booked the OR in advance so I can have the procedures completed in August. I just want to feel good in my own skin, and hopefully look good in a two piece. Im ok with the stretch marks, but i just dont want breast at my belly button, or a flap of skin hanging over my pants at the age of 26.


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You go, girl. Way to get it done and be proactive! Also, congrats on your little boy coming in March. Thank you very much for starting your story with us here on RealSelf. I'm looking forward to following your journey.

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Ok so after much discussion about breast I have...

ok so after much discussion about breast I have decided to post some pics of mine. Please note that I am currently 8 months preggers so they are fuller than normal. What do you think ladies, can I just get a lift?

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Still trying to upload pics, not sure what the...

still trying to upload pics, not sure what the problem is.....

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Finally able to upload some pics. So I am...

Finally able to upload some pics. So I am currently a D-DD 38. I am hoping to be a full C or D but with plently of lift and a reduced nipple. They have changed alot since I started to have children. I was thinking that I needed to have a anchor lift with an implant to get the desired effect that I want but after viewing others results I may just get away with a lift. It would be nice to not have to worry about implant rejection, and replacement.

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If you are at 8 months pregnant with these breasts it will depend on what size you really want after the makeover. I'm thinking they will definitely want to do a lift and if you like the perky fullness and cleavage you might want to go with the implants. You could also do the TT and BL and decide to go back later for implants?? Some docs won't do BA/BL with a TT so be sure to ask. I had no elasticity so I needed both and my doc wouldn't go bigger than the 400cc's on me. You are going to be very happy and ready to go at your young age wooo hooo baby!
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oh i know ! Seen the pics already. She had a really good lift too.
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Hey Slim - take a look at Krismiss10's profile. She had only a breast lift and had great results! :-)
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Hey everyone! So had a beautiful little boy the...

Hey everyone! So had a beautiful little boy the end of March. I went up to 200 lbs and am currently sitting at 170. I want to get down into the 150's before my consult in June so my surgeon can give me an acuurate assessment. So im doing the 17 day diet lol. On day 13 and down 5 lbs so far. Im pretty sure I can hit my goal weight of 155 by mid June. I want to give myself a good month of healthy eating without restrictions before I have surgery.

So I am still hoping to just get the breast lift without implants but everytime I see a nice "set" on tv I start to wonder if I should get them while im at it. I just don't want any further maintenance. So im gonna wait and see what the doctor has to say about it.

I am so nervous that he will tell me that im not a good candidate or that my skin needs more time to heal from my pregnancy. I am healthy but you never know. Anyways I will post some before pics soon. Any one else having surgery in August?

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I was hoping to just get a breast lift. But decided on a lift an augmantation. 1 my ps said I would lose a cup size w/ the lift, and 2 because the look I wanted wouldn't be achieved with out an augmantation.
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Hi! Mine is set for August 9. Some days it seems like forever and some days it's just around the corner! Summer always goes fast anyway. I too am only getting a lift and keep thinking if I need implants. I think I have decided I will hope for the best with the lift. I just don't want to risk looking too big or unnatural.
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hey Trimom, Awesome August 8th for me. I checked out your review and was inspired to put up some of my post baby pics. How much do you weigh? How tall are you? You remind me of me at my goal weight.

Hey ladies!! Im just a couple weeks away from my...

hey ladies!! Im just a couple weeks away from my consult and down to 163. Thats about 40 lbs in two months since I had my little guy. Surgery is not till August so lots of time to ge down to my goal of 155....maybe even a little lighter.

Im so excited. Sure hope everything goes good. I booked a suite for a week in Halifax since I am travelling out of province. Im still up in the air on the boobs. I have decided to leave that up to my surgeon. If he can lift them and leave me any bigger than a C then I wont bother with the implants. But if they are all skin and I end up with a B then im going with some gel's.

So anyone else constantly in the mirror lifting and repostioning their goods? I can't stop thinking of what my body will be like. I have horrible stretch marks from my va ja ja to my ribs so I know I will still have my mommy marks but to actually have a flat stomach. Its so hard to believe that I will not have a muffin top. This thing has been with my since I was eight. And to have ta ta's that actually sit where they are suppose to.......its gonna be a dream come true. I wanna go shopping for some lingerie and pritty underware.

I think I may even see if he has any cancellations in july and get this thing on the go. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!

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hi slimsoon, I totally understand about pulling on my belly, trying to lift up my girls...all before my surgery. I even took a bunch of pics of myself because I couldn't imagine what I would look like after surgery! I'm 14dpo and the surgery was better than I hoped for! I too had a bunch of stretch marks and I still have some...like someone else said on their site.."its plastic surgery, not magic"...but to have that lump of skin taken off...its so worth it!
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ahhh no way. Im sure you will be happy with the results but it is def a bummer when all you want is a lift and then your faced with the extra cost of the implants. Although boobies do look better with implants!!!! Im sure my doc is gonna say implants too. These things are like deflated socks lol

So here are some before bikini shots

so here are some before bikini shots

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I used to grab my fat roll and pull it up in the mirror to see what it would look like after surgery....lol....
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When is your surgery date?
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august 8

Had a dream last night that I went in for my...

had a dream last night that I went in for my surgery. I remember praying that I would wake up and then it was all over. I was waking up from surgery and my stomache was so flat and my boobs so perky lol. It was so real and I was sore and everything.

so less than a week away from my consult. Getting very nervous. I keep thinking he is gonna look at my body and think im a lost cause. Everyone else on here seems to have way better skin tone. My skin sucks. Its so pale and has no elastisity. Once its stretched its stretched for good. There is no going back. I don't tan either but after surgery I am gonna go for a spray tan and see what that looks like.

I am trying to decide now on what body parts are the most important to get fixed. What areas I want to lipo over others incase the doc says he can only do one area. My hate list consists of armpit fat must go, bra roll, flanks, tummy tuck, breast lift, peferbly without implants, and im gonna ask if there is any treatments for my inner upper thighs. They were so stretched out in my firt pregnancy now the skin is loose and i have cellulite. Maybe some kind of magic tightening procedure lol.

ah he's probably gonna think that I am to unrealistic but I think I was just given a shity deal genetically. Its this freakin skin I have. Why couldnt I of just had better skin??? I really hope he can make some major improvements. I wanna wear that bikini so bad. I don't mind if I am left with stretch marks, or even a little pouch. But I want to look good in that bikini. I work so hard to get in shape. I am running more than 10 k now once a week and 2 to 3 times a week I run 5 to 6 k. I go to water aerobics, the gym, eat super healthy. I have lost 44 pounds since the birth of my son 2 months ago.

I wanna go in his office and have him say that he can make some huge improvments ant that I will be thrilled with my results. A girl can dream can't she???????

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Are you excited for your consultation? I wish I could get everything DONE! I don't think your thighs look bad. My stomach and boobs are nasty u can't even stand to look in the mirror!
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ha ha I know me too. My outer thighs are fine I got that jiggly loose skin on the upper inside but to tell the truth Im ok with not wearing short shorts. As for everything getting done we shall see what the doc says. I really cant afford it, iom far from rich lol and when i think that I can buy a car out of this money it makes me sick but I have decided im worth it......and i got room on my line of credit lol. I'll be paying this off for years
I hear you. I feel so guilty about spending the money but it will be worth it!! We basically can't spend any money until mine- only on essentials- I almost feel like I am depriving my family....

So the date has been moved up. Im so excited to...

So the date has been moved up. Im so excited to get this behind me. I had my consult the other day and it went well. I found out that I am not a candidate for implants. Apparently it would be a huge surgery because of how saggy I am and my nipples would be at risk for dying. So of course I want to keep the nipples lol. I will be getting a full tommy tuck with muscle repair. A major breast lift (anchor), lipo to the flanks, armpit area, upper abs, and bra roll.

Can't wait……..

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yes, you are right about the shitty genetic deal with the skin and stretch marks...i only say that because you should know there's nothing you could have done differently to not get them...and there's really nothing you can do now to get rid of them except cut them off. i don't have any (well, i have 1) but my ex husband had many and right now i have 2 very unhappy teenagers that have a lot of them! my 17 year old daughter is very self conscious about them and says she's never having kids if it's going to get worse...and my 15 year old son has them everywhere! across his back, on his knees, hips, shoulders, etc. i wish there was something i could do for them. i know MANY companies are working on a laser that would work for stretch marks...something that would really build up the tissue under it and take away some of the redness...whoever finally invents it will be making a fortune in no time! ♥
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Hey ladies so the count down is on. In two weeks...

Hey ladies so the count down is on. In two weeks I will be on my way to becoming a new woman. Got my pre op blood work back today and I am all clear for surgery. Platletes a little low but nothing that should cause any complications. Im still out on what size nipples to get. My doc recommends 3.5 cm and it seems like many of the doctors on here do too. Of course I had to ask lol. I never had big nipples before I had children but now they are huge and 3.5 sounds so small.

Im starting to freak out about if I will make it through or not. Poor hubby doesent even want to talk about it. He is so scared. The other day we were driving and he just looked at me and said " you better f-ing make it cause if you don't im going to be so mad at you" lol. Of course I replied with a brave face that I would never know if I didn't. I keep telling him its only skin deep and its not like its near my organs or anything but we all know how serious this is. Its huge!!!!! I wonder if I should take some time and write letters to my kids just incase. Oh I wish my doctor would give me some anti anxiety pills.

I wonder what im going to look like when this all over. Im surprised my muffin top/ mothers apron is still even there after all the lifting ang tugging I have been doing to it lately. It should have been ripped off weeks ago.

I will post some pre op pics before I go under. Im trying to keep my weight at 157. Don't want to do any serious exercising or dieting before the big day. ahhhhhh wish me luck

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Sorry did not want to scare you. I was looking again at your before photos and i see that you kind of have an hourglass shape to you, so that should be enhanced with your tummy tuck. Some ppl get lipo enhance the figure. If you like your PS results then thats all that matters. I believe that everybody has PS nightmares, since their minds are constantly thinking about their MM. I know I have had alot and im not getting mine done until next year. I had one that I was put out but could feel everything, that freaked me out. I had another one that right beofre they put me out i freaked out. and my 3rd one was that my results look like crap, very upsetting. Having dreams helps people deal with everyday life and to get anger, anxiety, fears, etc out and they only way most people are able to do that, just totally let go is in the dreams. I extremly doubt that will really happen. But its a possible fear that you have in your subconscious and thats totally normal. Everything that we as people do in life has risks.My husband and I were talking about going hang gliding, bunjee jumping, sky diving. Im totally up for it just i told him i would like to loose a few more lbs before i do it cuz i dont want to go crashing down or have the cord snap. and then my husband says," you are going to have risks with everything that you do". Its true everyone runs a risks everytime you get in the car. But we dont see it that way because its normal part of life. There is a higher fatality risk on automobile accidents than there is for certain surgeries. Looking at it that way has helped me as well with my anxiety and fear of surgery. Anyways, i never had curves either until i had kids. but after your sugery you are going to have those curves enhanced big time. I had a few surgeons tell me that as well. That with my hourglass shape now will be enhanced after the tummy tuck. So no stick figures here, lol. I never realized until recently hw many different outcomes someone can have with a tummy tuck orbreast lift. People just think oh a tummy tuck cut off excess skin and ohlalala its flat. And realalistically its not just that, it has to do with how they cut you, how tight they pull those muscles together, i they do the lipo, if they do a high tension sutures or not. Alot of it comes into play. Samething with the breast lift, certain breast lifts will give you a "boxy" boob, where it looks square. And I guess with the lollipop lift is what gives the "boxy" boob look; but unfortunatly ive seen it with the anchor lift( thats the one i need). But with the 2 surgeons ive seen none of theirs look that way. How did you make the descion on your doc to go with him?
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OMG sexydork now you got me freaked out lol. I really think its all based on your body type, skin type, and how much extra skin you have. All I know is that he does tummy tucks with drains, sometimes without. I have seen some of his patients and I am pleased with results. My body is horrible so I keep telling myself anything will be an improvement. I had a nightmare last night that I had my surgery and when the bandages came off my entire right side was wide open. I kept telling myself it was going to be ok as long as I packed it lol. I really hope I dont look straight. I never really had alot of curves anyways till after my children. I don't wanna look like a stick figure lol
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LOL to the big nipples, believe it or not i know a girl who has HUGE nipples I was like damn I didn't know they could get that big lol. I didn't know thats how my husband felt until I asked what is fear was of me having this surgery and then he poured his soul out to me, i do feel bad because i do talk about the surgery alot and that started making him look at himself alot and ask himself ,"do i need lipo"? because i was and am so fixated on how my body looks he thought that i would start seeing his "flaws". That did make me feel bad and feel more selfish than ever. But of course i reassured him that he doesnt need lipo that his body is perfect the way it is. So I had to cool it on the surgery talk and comments cuz i didnt want him to feel insecure with himself ( hes very confidant and secure with himself). So this site and speaking with people on here is very nice to have. Your a D wowza, well hopefully you wouldnt need implants and that the lift leaves your boobs the way you want them to look. Im worried about the lift cuz i do have to have tissue from the left tooken out so that the right and left are even. I will be around a B cup which I think is small, I havent been a B cup since i was 9yrs old. Im currently a full C in the left and a small C in the Right but I only need a skin lift on the right very very very little tissue if any at all removed. But the surgeon Im looking into to do the surgery he prefers to do the lift first then the implant in 3months time, since i have saggy boobs i need an anchor lift as well. He wants to get them perky and symetrical again then later do the implant. Did you ask your PS about the TT if it will leave you looking straight and tight? I've noticed with alot of TT out there that majority of them look like they are "stick" figure and look tight, with that type of technique for TT i can spot a mile away that someone had work done. I seen a woman at a comic convention that I was at with the hubby that she had work done. Her tummy look very tight and straight and she was very top heavy. So i politely went up to her and asked her who her surgeon was. The reason why i asked her is because I don't want that top heavy and straight tight look to my body and i didnt want to happen to fall in the hands of her surgeon. So I was just wondering if you konw about your surgeon at all and his technique for TT.
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So I keep thinking that my muff is going to look...

So I keep thinking that my muff is going to look huge when this is all done. I had spoke to my PS about it during my consult but he thinks it will be fine. He said im just used to it sagging and that it will be ok when its lifted but I dunno. I am gonna ask him again I think the morning of the surgery. He did say I could do it if I felt it was necessary but apparently it swells up like a beach ball for a long time. He said something about the lymphatic drainage system and that area but I was to focused on him saying my muff was saggy lol. Never thought of it as saggy before. Now I had a new insecurity lol. But its true. I have major stretch marks going through it and its not as high as it use to be.

Oh and 6 more days!!!! I am so freaking out now. My Hubby can't talk about it. He just says what ever makes you happy and ends the conversation. He is so scared, but so am I. I know im not suppose to do much for six weeks after but I hope I can help out with the kids. We have a little girl who is two, and a baby boy. I should be able to lift my son, right?

On a brighter note this thing can't happen at a better time. I am really starting to hate that fat chunk between my arm and my breasts. That whole fat armpit thing has to go!

God, I really hope I make it. I don't wanna die. My kids are so young. Really need to stop thinking about that. Wish my doctor would have prescribed some anti anxiety drugs to me. I sure could use an altered state of mind right about now. Sleep is impossible. I keep feeling my pouch and thinking about the scar. Thats another thing the scar. I hope its even. Like in a perfect semi circle instead of squiggly line. Not that there is anything wrong with that but I would prefer the semi circle.

Starting to worry about belly buttons now too. Like what if its not centerd or its placed to high. LoL.

Sometimes I wonder if it will even be worth it. This is gonna cost me like 20 G by the time its all over and what if I still can't wear a bikini. What if my body is just so screwed that there is no fixing it. I really want a pretty tummy. Its so hard to imagine after all these years living with this. Its been with me so long.

So has anyone else considered lipoi on the mons pubis or had it done????

Down to 156.8 :)

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Mine told me he lipoed a bit on mine. Although I can tell that it is a little lifted as well.
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where you swollen like a beach ball???
lol not so far! Only on day two though. :)

Ok ladies....This is it. Im at the airport...

Ok ladies....This is it. Im at the airport waiting to catch my flight to the flat side. I have to be to my appointment by 7:15 am tomorrow morning. I still have not picked up any of my supplies for afterwards. My sister is coming with me to care for me during my week away. I guess she has some shopping to do while im under the knife.

It was hard to leave my kids today. My little girl was crying to come with me. I hate to leave her so long. I kept thinking this may be the last time I ever see her. Oh my. I know my baby boy wont notice how long I am gone. I hope everything goes smooth with them while I am away. Poor hubby, he just kissed me and said" please come back to me". This is rough.

I can't beleive it is here. This has been years in the process. Had to wait to finish my family and now the time is here. Wow. I really hope this goes well. I want a flat tummy so bad. Gonna take lots of pics for you ladies. I am suppose to keep my bandags on for a full week without touching them but im gonna ask my nurse if she will take them off tomorrow in recovery so I can get a picture. Im gonna ask them to take pictures of the surgery and what they removed. Hope they dont mind.

So I will update when I can. I am guessing on August 2 if i am not to messed up to write. Take care ladies and wish me luck.

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Hi, I see that you put on your title, "ALIVE AND FLAT". I am so glad that you made it and were able to post something to let us all know. Happy Healing now, post pics when you can. Stay positive through the whole swelling and what not. ttyl
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Hope you are warm and comfy recovering.. looking forward to your update :).
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Hope surgery went well:-).  Thinking of you sending you healing thoughts! Hope you made it to your surgery!
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Hey Ladies, Im trying to upload pictures but I...

Hey Ladies,

Im trying to upload pictures but I am having a hard time with it. So everything went well. My surgery was 3.5 hours and a total of 6.6 lbs was removed. Thats from the flap, breast reduction, and lipo. My boobs are so perky right now. They are very nice. Still have not seen my tummy incision. I think I will wait untill I go in for my drain removal before snooping around in the bandages. I am allowed to take my binder of three or four times a day for 15-20 mins.

The nurses could not get over how well I was getting around. So far I do not find the recovery bad. I feel like I was completly ready for this. Laughing kills and coughing is sore. When I was discharged the next moring the other nurses in the clinic thought I was the patient for the day! They were shocked that I had just had a mommy makeover the day before.

The medicine is strong. I am taking two tylenol, 1 gravel, 3mg daulida, and some benedryl when I am itchy. I can add in some ibrouphine today as well. Ice packs feel good.

The surgery itself was scary. I started crying on the table. I will update again soon. Pills are kicking in now. I am getting in and out of bed completly on my own. So far so good.

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im scared to look. Im afraid it wont be flat lol. Yeah I had to call the clinic and have them send me a new bulb. There was a small hole in mine and it wouldnt keep the negative pressure.
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I'm glad your drain is worked out! Those things aren't any fun. But on the flip side, you will freak out when you see your Flat tummy!!! I can't wait for you to see it, it's amazing at first site!!
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How many post op days out are you? 4/5? How are you feeling!! Happy healing!
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Today is day four. Its been pretty easy so far. ...

today is day four. Its been pretty easy so far. I don't find it that painful at all. I am a little worried that my doc didnt pull things tight enough because I am having so little discomfort. Im not used to everything going so smooth for me so I am a little bit wary. Don't have much to report today. Very itchy all over. Lots of bruising.

I am hanging out in my binder and sports bra. I just bought a seemless sports bra from walmart in the shapeware department. Im still in awww over my breast. When I take off my sports bra my boobs do not move. Its like magic!

Im sleeping in a bed with pillows behind my back and under my knees. I just roll to the side to get in and out. My sister is actually sleeping in the same bed as me. We are at a friends house.

My stupid drains are driving me. I had a small pin hole in one yesterday. Had to call the clinic to send a new one in a cab. Now I have a small pin hole in the other one. It will not keep negative pressure now. I really hope this doen not cause any set backs.

So to the ladies who have already been through this, when did you peak at your tummy? I can take off my bandages today and place pantyliners around my incision if I want to. I think I am going to wait though untill Tuesday when I get my drains out. Im to afraid to look yet. I dont want to be dissapointed. Im sure I will love my results because I have seen his work on other patients but I don't know how he could get me flat lol.

So I have decided that I want some serious muscle def by next summer. I am still covered with stretch marks so I want some crazy abs to make up for it.

Will check back later, happy healing ladies

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Sounds like things are going well. How's the pain from the lipo? Happy healing!
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not to bad. I dont het any zingers or anything. Overall I am really feeling well. Almost to well. Im nervous lol.
Slimsoon, I am so happy for you and that you are doing so well (except for the drains). I have not peeked at my tummy, but I can tell it is really flat. My recovery is not that painful, but I am a little worried about my left breast. Not much feeling there (which I think is normal) but my right one is hypersensitive. One is overcompensating! :)

The best part is that we both made it back to our families, which is the greatest gift of all!

Ok so I am not intirely conviced I am flat. My...

Ok so I am not intirely conviced I am flat. My sister says there is no way possible that I will have a muffin top after this but im still pretty thick. I have alot of swelling going on. Plus I didn't poop since the 31st of August up unitll this morning. I was so bloated and could feel my internal suitures being pushed to there limits.

I only have enough pain meds for one more dose. Not that this has been a hrad recovery but I don't believe in being in pain. It sucks because I have a full day of travel coming up in a few days and I am sure I could use something for the trip.

Still having trouble with my drains. But they are suppose to come out Tuesday so I dont mind.

I tried on a bikini today. My boobs sit so nice in the top. And my top just ties around them instead of the desprite attempt to support them. My body is still quite disformed. One side is almost straight while the other is very swollen. I have not seen my belly button yet. Im scared to see it. Think I will wait untill Tuesday before I go snooping around it.

Hope everyone is doing well.

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Omg so just had a hard laugh with my sister and...

omg so just had a hard laugh with my sister and thought I ripped my incision open. It felt like someone poured acid over my belly. So not worth the laugh. Will def try to avoid that anytime in the near future. I added new pics this morning but they didn't stay up. It was a bikini shot. Oh and I peeked at my belly button. It looks like a belly button!!!!!!! Very happy.

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Oh had the best sponge bath ever. It was so hard...

oh had the best sponge bath ever. It was so hard to scrub off all the glue form the bandages but def worth it. I feel so much better now. It took about an hour of standing and scrubing. Im spent now after that. Def gonna have to go lie down soon.
My belly is super tight today. Cannot stand up straight. Im so thick with swelling. One side is so much larger than the other too. I hope thats from the lipo and that I will be skinny and even when this is all done. I asked my doctor if I would be skinny and he said "you'll be skinny-er "lol".

Wish I had more pain medication. Not that it hurts all the time but I was def more comfy with it.

Not much to say today. Excited about getting my drains out tomorrow. Wanna go bra shopping. Wish I knew what size I am so I could buy some online. Will try to post some pics.

Happy healing ladies

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Yay me!!!! No more drains. I went to pee last...

yay me!!!! No more drains. I went to pee last night and pulled them out accidently. They did not come out all the way but far enough that the holes in the tube were exposed. All of a sudden it made this loud sucking noise and then my drain reservoir was full of air. So when I went to my post op nurse appointment this morning they just plucked them out.

She took off all or my dressings today and i seen my tummy scar. Its a semi circle ladies! I have no stitches. My doc used a mesh and glue paint to close my incisions. Very nice.

I am very swollen now. Had to go to my appointment then walked for twenty mins to the bus stop. Caught the bus then walked up a hill for ten mins. Now I am swollen.

Hows all the girls doing?
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im feeling good! Had to take some muscle relaxers last night, and again today but so far so good. I will try to post some pics again soon.
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How are feeling? You look great!!! So happy you got your drains out. But sorry you are swollen:-/
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Congrats on your surgery your going to feel amazing I no i do just soooo tired x x
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Hi Ladies, Well everything is going well. I am...

Hi Ladies,

Well everything is going well. I am now 13 days post op and feeling well. I am taking things easy. I am not lifting anything over 5 lbs. I can take off glue/tape tomorrow. Nervous to see my scar.

Questions:
1) im really thick on my incision, is this just swelling of is it fat?
2) when people talk about their incision opening from infection is there a magic number when your in the clear?
3 when do you regain feeling in your skin?
4) does anyone else really hurt when they laugh? Its only in my incision and it feels like someone is pouring acid deep in me. OMG! My abs hurt of course but that really stings.


Thanks ladies

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Hey Ladies, Wow its been almost three months. I...

Hey Ladies,
Wow its been almost three months. I still have alot of swelling. Well I hope its swelling. My results are good but I really wish more would have been taking off. Some days I get upset because I think this is my final results. But then I just have to keep reminding myself that I still have a long road ahead of me. 6 months to a year right!!! I have hard round lumps under my incision for the tt. Waiting for my body to absord possible dead fat, or soften major scar tissue, swelling etc. If its not gone by January gonna take a trip to see my doc and have him cutt it out. It hurts sometimes.

Like my breast! Big difference. Though they were gonna be boxy at first but as the swelling went down they took on a more natural look. Think they are gonna be very beautiful when the scars fade. Even though I was told no upper pole fullness by my doc I was still expecting some lol. Nope, didnt happen. I was wrong.

Flanks are still large, arm pit fat is gone, tummy still sticking off. Please, please, be swelling. Im so going back if this is my final results. I know its a huge improvment but I wanted that flat tummy.

Still very happy with my Doc decesion. To see what he was able to do with my messed up body to now is quite amazing.

Still not down to the 151 mark on the scale. Seen it one day about a week ago. Usually still around my pre op weight of 158. Has to be swelling. Im in the gym everyday, and have a very active job. Eatting good, etc. Even started insanity workout. Will post more in two months after my insanity. Bye ladies, Happy healin!

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Wow looking good xx
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You look great! I know how frustrating it can be sometimes. I was hoping for perfection but I can see the improvement so I'm happy. I can't wait to have softer and lighter scars! Congrats on your new body!
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