Umbilical Float Tummy Tuck, Vertical Breast Lift with Implants Scheduled 8-1-11 - Hawaii

I am 24 and have had two children one year and ten...

I am 24 and have had two children one year and ten days apart, both weighing almost 9 lbs each . I just want to like the way i look in the mirror naked ! lol

In ten days i will be on the operating table !...

in ten days i will be on the operating table ! nerves are comming in hard !

I am so sick of looking at before and after...

i am so sick of looking at before and after pictures, i swear i have seen all that there is ... watched all the live procedures there are out there , for hours . i dot think i will ever look at boobs the same again . i keep having these little anxiety moments where i get all stiff and take a deep breath , the wait is killing me , i bet i could count the hours . monday at 7 am is fastly approaching !! im getting so anxious i have to remind my self that i want this ! , i actually said bye to my boobs today. kinda weird but not realy at the same time .

Wow i had expected to be in more pain then this, i...

wow i had expected to be in more pain then this, i am 5 hrs. post opp and have pain only from where i had muscle repair. when i stand and try to move, its a whole different story... makes me realize how much i use my abdominal muscles . my boyfriend has to dead lift my back up until i am leaning over enugh to not be using my abs , and a whole lot more, he really is being sooo patient. i am drowsy from the pain meds so sorry if this does not make any sence. i had my ps take a pic of me before he bandaged me up , i remember being happy but i cant picture it at all now

3am had to pee.. , cant get up with out my...

3am had to pee.. , cant get up with out my boyfriend/saviors help.i immediatly realize there is alot more pain when u have been sitting still for long periods of time. i started shaking/having muscle spasms. it felt like beginning of labor , but alot shorter. i took 3 vicoden and one valumne and slowly got in to bed with the help of my bf. i kept waking up just to make sure he was thre(really weird). i after realized it was because i had twilight sedation and would wake up when there was an extreme pain and ask the nurce to up the meds . is it common to remember alot of twilight sedation and also some of the pain ? and in one of my after pictures , one nipple is higher, will ths even out a little ?

Constapation sucks, i was taking way more stool...

constapation sucks, i was taking way more stool softeners then needed but it still happened. plan ahead for this, it was about the worst part of recovery so far . i also got my drains out, that does not hurt, dont be scared, really easy

Lying awake... Day like 18 po, uugh... Can't get...

Lying awake... Day like 18 po, uugh... Can't get comfortable. I am swollen, well I hope I am. No one can seem to say how swollen or how much my breasts or tummy will go down. I just feel like my stomach is the same as far as not being comfortable looking at it, it still sticks out... Hmm it's just one of those nights I guess . I am thankful for so much tho ! this is just a place I feel comfortable expressing my uncertainties and :( moments. I just miss the comfortableness of simple things like pajamas with no underwear, I hate this tight clingy spandex crap... Blah blah blah..

Swelling goes up... swelling goes down .. my smile...

swelling goes up... swelling goes down .. my smile goes up then my smile goes down. my body is just constantly morphing , so weird !! looking through my pics, some from last week look better then this week :/ dear self be patient ! grrrrrr
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Do you have a before and after picture? I'm in Hawaii too.
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U look so great! Ur tummy is so tiny! Did u have a mini tummy tuck?
Ur incision is so much shorter than most I've seen. I'd love for mine to b that short. I'm having mine done n feb.
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I had a floating tummy tuck, I had muscle tightening all the way up. It may be more in the mini category because my skin was removed below my belly button instead of above it. But my skin had to be lifted all the way up and muscles tightened to rite under breast . I think typical mini's remove small amount of skin and only sometimes do muscle tightening . Hope that helps ? Xoxo ps. I can totally relate to your nerves !
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have you talk to your dr abt the dogg ears
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I have an appointment tomorrow am :) let's hope his ego does not blind him from seeing them. Xoxo
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Just wondering how you're recovery's going? Hope you are healing well!
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my swelling is getting me down . i despratly want to be able to excerize, because of all the rest that i was doing i have gained lbs ! no fun .. when i return to normal weight i will feel better ooh also i havelike little dog ears, they make this crease which makes my scar look way longer then it is -like in the pics from earlier .
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You look amazing!!! My swelling always differs throughout the day as well. But I think you had an amazing ps too!
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Yes patience is needed here:)   You look beautiful.

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You LOOK Amazing~~
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be patient you look great sweetie!!
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you look great!!
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What did you find out about your breast? Is it normal swelling? Or something else? I am having the same concern but I am only less than 2 weeks out so I am waiting it out for now.
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my doc was like relax ! it is way to early to judge final results. it is soooo damn hard not to sit in front of a mirror and nit pick every little thing i see that is scabbing, hanging, lumping, bruising, swelling, and annoying ! lol my boobs have dropped down a ton from the first pics i posted, in my opinion. my nipples appear to be more even, one of my breasts seems to have been stitched tighter then the other so the one that is tighter is creating a little misshape, but i can see it getting better ,especially now that i can do the breast stretching thing . how are your boobs treating you ? xoxo
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Don't get me wrong, I am in love with my new girls. Before kids and weight loss I was a 34B afterwards I am a 34AA...so being a 34D or 34DD (haven't offically been size yet) is amazing. What makes me feel even better is the majority comment seems to be, "Wow, they look so natural" I love that. I think they are getting better, but it does kind of seem like the bottom is a little strange. I am just 2 weeks po, so I will wait it out, and keep checking. Thanks for the relief!
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You look so good. How far along are you now? What do you think you will be cup size wise? I think perky comfy D. Just D nothing more. When I had implants 10 years ago..I really needed a lift, anyway I was so worried about all kinda of things. I think I was a bit uneven at first too. hard to remember. I do know for sure for sure things move around in the strangest ways. You really have no idea what there will be in the end just that it will good.
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i had surgery on the first so like 24 days po. i wore only victorias secret push up bras before and i was a 32 d , but my boobs were not big before.. idk what size i will be, i am small in my chest, not bust but chest. i went to macys to get measured for sports bras , i asked the lady to measure me to size, she was like according to my tapemeasure u would be a b ! then she was like that is obviously not rite, sooooo i have no idea what size i will be ... probably somthing weird like 32 dd or whatever comes after dd lol , that sounds huge but its not. if i were actually wearing a normal 34 or 36 i would prob be a 36 c or a 34 d . things are movng strangly ... have u haad yours re done ? or any problems ? xoxo
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I can totally relate with your frustration. My belly's better than it was but still not flat. Am 5'8'and weigh 124 lbs- my belly SHOULD be pretty flat... My PS says I'm backed up and need to crap it all out (sorry- tmi)- but truly I've been more than regular for over a week now... I think it's swelling... Don't give up hope- I haven't. I think our bodies are retaining lots of fluids still and swelling goes along with this healing for quite a few months from what I understand. You look AMAZING - belly and boobs! I also think once we've fully healed and get the OK on ab exercises that we will quickly be able to tame the bulge in a way that was impossible before. Hang in there girl!
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PS- your PS did a great job w/ such a small tummy incision!
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thanks !! im trying to hang in , i think i just need to stop looking at my body until about six weeks post op, which is not until the second week of september.. patience. pineapple seems to help swelling when i eat it at nght, my belly looks flatter in am . the whole poop thing sounds awfull :/ i didnt know we pooped the swelling out ! maybe thats why its so different lateley lol .. eeww . i cant wait to start getting some excercize and beach back in to my life ! hows everything with u artsy ?
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Wow, you look awesome! I think your tummy is perfect!
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Oh we have aloevera here too and my gammy actually has alot in the back yard! Valium I will consider that and I did hear restroom i like having a small baby ouch! sorry abt that!
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@2 KIDSOK SO MAYBE A PARTIAL STRIPPER LOOK FOR ME JK. i MEAN YOUR FRAME IS SO TINY MINE IS STILL BIGGER I AM EXCITED OF COURSE JUST THINKING OF ALL THE POSSIBILITES RIGHT NOW.i THINK MY ONLY CONCERN IS AND BIGGEST QUESTION IS FOR BEST SCAR CREAMS AND EASIEST WAY TO SLEEP. BST PAIN MEDS LOL
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I have no idea about scar creams and scilicone treatments, I just know not to mess with my scabs, like have little irritation/friction on them. I still wear gauze , even the ps Says I don't have to . We have this plant called aloeverra in Hawaii we use it for sunburns ect. And it's free, may consider when I do more research . Percoset worked for pain combined with vailum for muscle relaxing. Get good laxatives pre opp to, constipation is a nightmare after surgery ! Good luck xoxo
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Wow you just look amazing!
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