I am a mother of two. 5ft 4 inches tall and weigh 120 pounds. - Mommy Makeover - Houston, TX

Hello, I am a mother of two. 5ft 4 inches tall and...

Hello, I am a mother of two. 5ft 4 inches tall and weigh 120 pounds. My bwd is 11.7 and 12. I had breast aug, nipple reconstruction, tummy tuck, and the liposuction of abdomen and flanks that came with the tummy ttuck. My surgery went well and was yesterday, I am in pain whre the sutures are from the tt and my breast feel really sore like when my milk came in during prrgnancy. I had signed a paper letting my doc choose between 325cc or 350cc and I cant tell now but I think he went with 350cc. So far I love them. My husband thinks so too. Oh and I went for silicone mod plus profile.

1 day post op care

I had been taking my pain meds every 3 or 4 hours but last night I went for about 6 and it was painful. As soon as I came home from the hospital, I ate congee (vietnamese rice soup). And im eating a lot of fruits and drinking gatorade.

tummy tuck 1 day post op

I just saw my stomach today and I love it so far. The incisions hurt and I am so afraid of messing them up by moving around. But I also know its important to walk around to prevent blood clots to my legs. I am attaching a photo.

tt incision

Sorry heres a picture of my incision

day 2 po

Day 2 is a little better but getting out and into bed is still hardest since I had the muscle repair. Boobs look a little small today but I still like them. Hubby is fine with them too. They are hard and boxy looking. Hopefully tomorroe I can dr steely and he can give me advice. Food I ate was cereal, fruits, a half sandwich and very small amount of noodles. I am trying to drink lots of water.

good morning day 3 post op

Good morning, I am on day 3 and I am suppose to see dr. Steely today. Waiting till 9 when the office is open. But today I feel much better. Down to taking 1 pain pill vs 2 every 3-4 hours. My back and my butt is really hurting though. I looked at my breat again today and kinda down bc they lool uneven. I know it might be too soon to tell. I think they sre finally getting softer. Im afraid to look at the tt scar still.

day 4po

I had a bowel movement today! Yay! I was getting worried there but finally got one. My boobs are starting to drop a little and looks great. I havent been able to see the doc yet bc he was in surgery monday and today and tomorrow is christmas eve and christmas day so I have to wait to see him thursday. I am already given instructions to massage the boobs so that probably helped it drop a little. Tt is still the same. In the morning its most painful bc I lay still in one spot for too long. I cant wait to have the tube out of my pelvis! hopefully 2 more days. Btw the thing that helped me have a bm was prune juice. Dulcolax wasnt doing anything for me. Ill post a picture of my tt later when I shower this evening

day 8 post op

Hello everyone. Im I'm feeling great todsy. Already walking upright bit wearing the garment helps. Oh forgot to mention that yesterday was tough bc I had Had constipation agian so took a dulcolax twice. But I think I shouldve taken only 1 instead. Horrible bathroom experience but I got through it. Had to drink gatorade and eat crackers after that. But before the whole bathroom experience, my stomach was super swollen and I was very uncomfortable. So in a way I am glad I was able to go bc today I feel great. I was able to walk around all day today and only rested once.

day 10 post op

My tummy im the morning looks good bc swelling is minimal but man at the end of the day, it is so bad. Other than the swelling everything is fine. I feel fine. Going out with the family to do some shopping today.

day 14 po

Hello day 14 now and went to see dr. Steely today. Got my tapes removed to see my scar for the first time. Some parts of it is a very thin scar line but my right side looks bad. Its puckering up quite a bit and I think has dog ears (thats what ive seen other girls show online and think I have). I was also given spectragel today to put on my scars twice a day. Does anyone have any reviews on using that? I just tried it after my shower and may have put on too much (directions says to apply a little bit with fingertips). So far I dont know if I like it. Feels sticky and the reason why I said I may have put on too much is because it wouldn't dry so I ended up putting my clothes on over it while sticky. I have 2 entomology which is like a massage and then ill see dr. Steely again and will definitely ask.

day 18

Gets better everyday! My swelling has gone down alot except the incision on my tt. The scar is coming along. Ive been putting on the scargel twice a day. Seems to help but cant really tell yet. I want to ask about the silicone strips I read helps a lot for others. I went to the two fitting boutiques dr. Steely suggested and loved one out of the 2 stores. I was surprised they knew right away I came from dr. Steelys office and had only good things to say about him. Makes me feel so good that I chose a good doc. I am a 32D! Yay! Was hoping for at least a 32C. I liked the Wacoal brand alot! I was actually a faithful Victoria secret customer for many years and will now be dumping them. :) the wacoal bras seem to mold right onto the girls. Loved that! And they give me support. Some of the other bras just didnt fit right even with the right size. I suggest every girl who gets a BA to go get fitted (not at VS). Message me and ill send the name of the store. Oh but I ended up buying a cute bra vs the comfty brand bc I coukdnt pass it up. it fit well and was so cute for such a good price. I can order the wacoal online for a good deal myself so got the one of a kind affordable cute bra instead today! Sorry have a new obsession for bras! :)

btw the mentor card says 350cc both breasts. so happy with the girls.

Sorry not much to update today. Went back to work on Monday and was ok. I was still walking slow but I can walk upright so my coworkers didnt detect a thing. My endomology is tomorrow at 9am. Everyday back at work gets better except today I was stressed a bit and got a bit short of breath. So I think if u can stay home a little more than 2 weeks then you should.

25 days post op

Tt Scar is getting better but right side still has a bit of wrinkling. Im going to order oleeva soon to see if that helps. Work is stressful but not affecting my body. Swelling has gone way down. I think the first endermology worked. I have another one of those this week and then will see dr steely. I think ill tell him about my right tt scar. Girls have dropped and feeling softer but still need alot of massaging. Still feel sore sometimes at the end of the day only on nipples. They look natural except the scar. Spectragel worked better for breast aug scar than tt scar. My belly button is starting to scare me a bit. Its changed and looks swollen so ill need to ask dr. Steely if its ok and not gonna look like that permanently. Otherwise I can walk straight. Btw, my work clothes are looser I think down one size. Ive cut back on sodium so could be the loose skin removed, lipo on sides, and diet. I still cant wait to get back to the gym to get tone again.

Oh and victoria secret had a sale and I couldnt resist. Got 10 bras even though they said the breasts might change some more.

my addiction to buying bras

At VS semi had bras for $15. I bought one in almost every color

week 7 tomorrow and results are fantastic

This week was a turning point...at week 7 I really feel like the look of my breasts and tummy are amazing. The belly button however still looks funny because I got some weird reaction breakout to the antiobiotic ointment at week 3 or 4. It had weird tiny bumps around the navel and very small amount of discharge. I freaked a bit and called the doc and they said it was not an infection. So im on week 7 and the bb is still healing from that episode. Hubby was scarred of it the other day. I started using silicone strips for my ba and tt scars and I like it so much better than the spectragel. I also need to go buy a new pair of spanks bc the ones I have are not feeling as tight as the first few weeks. But scars are coming along.. healing...looks alot better than day 1! :)

pics at 7 weeks

more 7 weeks photos

about 3 months?

Boobs dropped alot and tt scar still looks the same. Nipples are nice. Bb doesnt look nice. Still some darkness around and inside the bb scar. Very little swellling...only after a workout at end of the day. sad about the stretch marks but o wells.
Houston Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Steely and his staff were great. Not one of those offices where you step in and feel hollywood. He explained everything in detail and is flexible with his schedule.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
Was this review helpful? 6 others found this helpful

Comments (31)

Sort by

Absolutely gorgeous!! Pheuw! Pheuw!
  • Reply
I need to head to my vs now. I got tons of bras at Dillards, like Wacoal for $5-$10 in every color.
  • Reply
Wow mommy711 good deal on wacoal since they are normally $50...thanks and sorry about vs semi ended. Hope theey extended!
  • Reply
You look amazing! Glad you're recovering so nicely. Just take it easy at home.question, I'm considering a BA. How does it feel to have your new breasts?
  • Reply
Hi Precious22. Thank you so much! And glad you are considering BA. It feels great to have the new girls. I went from a 32A to 32D which is nice. They don't look as big as they sound though and bra manufacturers make different cup sizes so I can probably wear anything from 32C-32DD. I like that! At first they do hurt right after surgery. If you had kids before, it feels like when your milk first came in. But after maybe 1.5 weeks they don't hurt any more and you may occasionally feel soreness but now that I am almost 3 weeks out, I don't feel any soreness and tingly sensation. And mines have dropped a lot already. One side still needs to drop a bit more so I am doing the massages as instructed. Just make sure you massage them and don't be shy. I massage hard but not too hard to the point they hurt :) Good luck to you!
  • Reply
Sorry to cut in but great question and answer. It got me thinking...how do they feel to the touch? Does your hubby like the feel or feel a difference? Can you feel them inside you? You can tell me to shut up if I'm bombarding you.
  • Reply
LOL SandraVM, no you're not asking too many questions. All are good questions. Right now they are still firm to me that's why I massage them hard cause I want them to be soft. They will get softer over time because in the beginning it was really hard. My hubby does feel the difference at this stage. And I think because I know the silicone is in there so I know I am feeling it and plus I had very little breast tissue to begin with. so the more breast tissue you have to begin with the better. I just had none because of the kids. I had deflated breasts. :) But still, It feels more real every week :)
  • Reply
Thank you for the example of milk. Yes, I remember that feeling! Do you know if there are activities you can't do ever again?did you get a mammogram done before the BA? I'm prob a 34aa and it's been on my mind for a while. I've gone back and forth and actually canceled my sx last month! I was mortified that I would regret it 5 years down the road. I just want to have peace either way. Congrats on your new look!
  • Reply
I did have a mammogram a few times before because I had a biopsy done on my right breast and I have to do that every 3 years after the biopsy so that's also why I got silicone because I read somewhere you have to get a mammogram every 3-5 years with silicone. I cant remember. Its not covered under insurance until you reach a certain age though so I am going to wait 5 years.
  • Reply
Bra shopping!! How fun. They look great on you. Glad to hear you are coming along well. Hope your tt scar heals well.
  • Reply
What a cute little figure you have! Enjoy your bra shopping, I know I am ;)
  • Reply
Oh my gosh!!! You look amazing. So happy for you. Can't wait for when I finally take the plunge. Thank you so much for your updates. I'm keeping up with your progress and so happy for you.
  • Reply
Glad youre taking the plunge sandra! And thank you so much. I wasnt sure how I was feeling about myself because you may not see it but that is not how my stomach looked before. Its the swelling!
  • Reply
Hi there. Glad to hear you are doing well. I had my surgery with Dr steely on Dec 12. I had a tummy tuck, muscle repair, lipo and breast lift without implants. Today makes 10 days post op for me. Days 5-7 were pretty emotional and painful for me but after I got my drain out things got much better. Keep us posted!
  • Reply
Twinmom, are you satisfied with dr steelys work? I think i am so far and I do get emotional at times but I have a good amount of help, my mom, my my husband, and my mother in law. I cant wait to take the drainage out too. Did you wear the compression garment right after surgery?
  • Reply
Yes I'm satisfied with his work. I haven't seen my incision scar yet because it's still covered with tape but from what I can tell I looks like it's thin. I've seen pics of scar that were really red and jagged and wide. Yes I wore the compression garment but it got to be very uncomfortable. It was digging into to bottom of my breast and bunching up on the side and digging into my sides. So i ordered a Marena body suit garment online and it feels much butter. Dr. Steely was fine with it too. II'm on day 12 and still not walking upright and still swollen. The rolls on my back are completely gone due to the flank lipo which I wasn't expecting. So yes I'm happy with him. Just can't wait for this swelling to go down and being able to walk upright because I have to return to work on Jan 2.
  • Reply
Twin mom, im also satisfied with my incision for the same reason! And I am recovered much faster than I thought. I am on day 8 and I am already walking upright. I find that yoga breathing helps witg my posture. I did it this morning. My stomach looks really bloated though I think due to swelling. Glad you like the results! Good luck to both of us!
  • Reply
How often are you draining your drain fluid? I am 4 days post.
  • Reply
MY draining is only 20cc at a time so I would wait tillbita about 20cc before emptying it. I say only twice a dau
  • Reply
okay, I was doing it 3 times a day, but one time I only had 2.5, I am 5 days post and I had less than 20 in 24 hours so I think I may get my drains out tomorrow.
  • Reply
Looks good!
  • Reply
Love the flat tummy! :-)
  • Reply
I had a consultation with Dr. Steely a few weeks ago. I love him. He was so easy to talk to. He even made me laugh. The girls were very welcoming. I felt very comfortable the entire time I was there. You look great for one day post op.
  • Reply
Thanks Sandra!
  • Reply
Any advice you may have I'd appreciate. And I hope you keep us posted on your recovery. I'd love to see how you are coming along. Best of luck. :-)
  • Reply