Decided to Finally Do It! - Houston, TX

Hello all! I am brand new here, and excited I...

Hello all! I am brand new here, and excited I found somewhere to vent my anxieties! I just decided to go for it and have a couple of consultations set up for next month in Houston (about 6 hours away from where I live) and I don't know how I'll possibly think of anything else but this. I am 27 years old and have a 5 year old son.

I'm so glad you found us! Here's a great post by JenBob on what she went through with her mommy makeover. Hopefully it'll give you some idea of what to expect.

Please let us know how your consultations go! And we'd love to see your before pics.

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Welcome looking forward to following your journey:-) Good luck
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Sorry, I'm the worst updater ever. Things were on...

Sorry, I'm the worst updater ever. Things were on hold for a while but I got back from my consultation last week with Dr. Smith. (who, by the way, is absolutely amazing. His assistant, Sherry, is a Godsend as well)
I have scheduled the operation for January 15th - pre-op on the 14th.

Can anyone help with what to pack and take for the hospital and hotel stay? I will be away from home a total of 4 nights.
The first night will be the evening before the surgery. 2 nights after that in the hospital and one night after that in a hotel. I get to fly home on Friday, 3 days after the surgery. Anyone know how that will go? Kinda scares me!

I'm. so. excited!

Leaving tomorrow! Agh! Pre-op tomorrow. Surgery on...

Leaving tomorrow! Agh! Pre-op tomorrow. Surgery on Tuesday. Hospital for 2 days. Hotel for one night on Thursday. Back to PS on Friday for check up. Fly back home after appointment. And doing it all alone. Kinda scared! Nervous, excited...!

My surgery was rescheduled for February 26th and...

My surgery was rescheduled for February 26th and I'm ready! Going to put up some pre-surgery photos. Going to have a full tummy tuck with liposuction of the iliac crest, and a lift with possible small implant.
Hello, and welcome to the site! I have found this to be a great place for us to share our excitement, anxiety, fears, and outcomes. I look forwardmto following your story. When my husband and I went for my surgery we had to stay 2 nights at a hotel, and after reading through many of the stories I realized that I was going to pack light. I took 2 pajama bottoms/yoga pants, 2 buttonup shirts and 2 zip front hoodies, dark socks and 2 pair of granny panties, And a zip-up sports bra. Slip-on shoes are the best. I packed my overnight bag with the typical bathroom needs. I brought my Ipad for the times I was awake and bored. I also had some of my protein drinks and bars for extra snacking, protein is a vital source for your body to heal. Be sure to have some help arranged for you at home because you will not want to be trying to do everything you are used to when you return home. I am now 4 days post-op and I am so happy I had my family and friends and my amazing husband to stay here and help me out. Good luck and keep us posted!
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Headed out on Monday for pre-op & surgery on Tuesday!

Headed out on Monday for pre-op & surgery on Tuesday!

PO day 5 - feeling okay. First few days were Hell,...

PO day 5 - feeling okay. First few days were Hell, terrible nurses and possible lawsuits but that's besides the point. I'm tired all the time and my back is killing me. My incisions are burning but nothing I can't tolerate. First BM was yesterday, showers are so amazing. So glad y'all are here to refer back to with any questions or concerns. Well wishes to all still healing! I'll add pictures soon.
Can u post pics please I'm considering using him!
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Sorry things aren't going great! I'm 2 months today and I will say its been an up and down road. I'm still in compression garments and I had Tt ba and muscle repair. It will get better I promise. Hope it all starts working itself out.
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