Needed a "Mommy Makeover" Has 0 Children. - Henderson, NV
30 years of struggling with my weight took its...
10 months of watching my calorie intake, workout DVDs and Just Dance on Wii and I lost 63 lbs and hit a plateau of epic proportions. I was satisfied with my progress, made an appointment to see a doctor and checked my schedule for some tentative dates. The experience was not at all what I expected. How could he suggest that I, with my always tiny breasts need a LIFT also. He also broke the news that, they weren't just small, but were misshapen, DEFORMED even. He went as far as saying that I "was dealt a lousy hand." and I could "definitely benefit from a tummy tuck as well. The he flippantly suggested that I lose the last 30 lbs before making an appointment for the $30k worth of procedures I "required." I was crushed. We moved to a new city. I met a friend and finally felt confident enough to join a gym.
18 months passed and my plateau was still in full force, I hadn't lost any weight, but I hadn't gained any either. After much soul searching I finally mustered up the courage to try a new doctor. I made an appointment and tried to keep my exceptions low. Dr. Hayley Brown didn't sugar coat anything but she didn't leave me feeling like a sideshow attraction either. She confirmed that I did need a lift as well as an implant. She explained that scars are part of the deal. What she didn't say was "the Oz doesn't wish to see you today to grant you the flat stomach and full breasts you want. "Come back in 30 impossible lbs!" She said that if my weight has been stable and I am comfortable being a size 12 that she could make my belly smooth and contoured just as if I was never any bigger than this and give me the perfect sized breasts to fit my frame. SOLD!!
The night before the surgery I spent a long time alone with my camera, trying to get unflattering pics of myself in and out of clothes. I wanted mementos of every bit of flab and every ripple. I thought that I would best be able to appreciate my results if i could compare the before and after. I have spent years and $$$$ on spanks, corsets, control top pantyhose and push-up bras to try to camouflage ALL of my body flaws and though I don't think I fooled everyone, always, I am sure that most didn't have a clue what I have been living with. I made sure to get respectable covered pics with no undergarments so at my discretion i could show people my "befores."
I kept waiting to get scared and nervous but it never came. I was prescribed Valium but didn't need to take it. The bible passage that kept playing in my head was Philippians 4:7 "Peace that surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and mind ."
Dr. Brown is a master at her craft (and maybe part magician!) I was always given plenty of time to get my questions answered. I was completely prepared for every aspect of the surgery and recovery process. Her staff was courteous and the perfect compliment to her personality. I could not be happier with any part of the care (or results for that matter) that I received.