One week until surgery:). I am a 28 year old...
One week until surgery:). I am a 28 year old mother of 5 children ages 7,5,3, and twin girls that are 13 months. After breastfeeding them all it was depressing to see what I was left with. I am now an A cup with lots of tissue as I was a C beforehand.
Therefore the past couple of years I have contemplated getting a breast augmentation; after breastfeeding my twins and knowing we were done having kids I knew it was time. In addition, I don't want to be very large as I am very athletic and do lots of running as well. My PS tells me that with my tissue I need to atleast get 339 (silicone). That seemed too big for me but as my surgery gets closer I am debating going with 350's or 375's. I would like to be a small C. Any advice?
I am also having a mini to standard tummmy tuck and my PS is fixing my hernia at the same time (I am dreading the scar). I have always hated my upper thighs and have not felt like they matched the rest of my body, therefore I am having liposuction of the inner and outer thighs done as well. I am now very excited for my surgery and ready to put this behind me and enjoy life more with my husband and kids. By the way, I have lots of help for the first several weeks. Any input and support would be great! I really enjoy this community already! I have met wonderful people and learned so much from their advice. Looking forward to sharing my journey and hearing from others:)
Can any fellow mommy makeover ladies tell me why...
Can any fellow mommy makeover ladies tell me why or why they choose to get a pain pump? I have read a lot about them but I don't recall my PS saying anything about it? Does it make you a little more out of it? Any advice on this would be sooo helpful!
Also, has anyone used spanx along with their...
Also, has anyone used spanx along with their compression garments? Does it help to use one over the other? Any experience with these? Thanks everybody:)
Can't believe my surgery is tomorrow :). I am sooo...
Can't believe my surgery is tomorrow :). I am sooo ready for this!! The anesthesia is freightening me at the moment! Also, the size of breasts I decide to go with. So excited to see a new and improved me and to especially feel more womanly with breasts again:) :). Thank you everyone for being so helpful and supportive! This site has really helped my mind, nerves, questions, and most importantly it has been an amazing support group!!! Thank you!
I am now 1 day post op and feel much...
I am now 1 day post op and feel much better than I did this morning. I am sore, especially in my stomach muscles and my tt incision when I stand up. Getting up and back to bed/chair is the hardest part yet! I keep telling myself only a few days of this and I will be closer to full recovery.
Last minute my PS and I decided on 371cc silicone for me and I am so glad I did! I wanted to go smaller. However, as I look at them now with the swelling I think I made the right decision:). I am ready to quit walking hunched over as it is hard on my back!
Wanted to also tell everyone thanks for your support and advice! What a wonderful group of women I have been able to confide in! We all encourage eachother! God bless you all!
I am sooo happy to report my drains are gone:)!!!...
I am sooo happy to report my drains are gone:)!!! They were removed yesterday at my appointment (after 8 days) as I didn't have much drainage. It is also the first time since surgery I had seen my surgeon and it was very reassuring as he and I am thus far happy with my results. I am anxious to see my stomach results after all of the swelling is gone as it is bigger now than it was before.. I had no liposuction done to my stomach as I had only skin. I am loving my breasts now as they are settling; I have to go without a bra right now and massage them daily. I am guessing I will be a small to medium C and that's perfect for my athletic lifestyle. I also had a little liposuction of the inner and outer thighs. I see no results with this yet, but my PS believes I will notice a nice change in the end. I am excited for the change as I have always felt a little extra buldge in my upper thighs and felt they didn't flow as I wanted them to with the rest of my body. I have always been an athlete and avid runner and all of my hard work would not shrink my little saddlebags.
I am happy to report that the last couple of days I am feeling so much better doing chores around the house. I don't get too tired, although I am slow, but it is usually my back that makes me stop.
So far for my breast augmentation, I could say I would do that part again. As for the tummy tuck and liposuction of the thighs, only time will tell... Thanks to all the wonderful women on this site for their support!
Hello ladies:) ~
I am 3 weeks post op today-...
Hello ladies:) ~
I am 3 weeks post op today- halfway through!!! :) I am feeling so much more like myself now! Yesterday I went 4 mph for 30 min and went 2 miles:). I felt wonderful all day so I think I may go a little longer today. I am also not hunched over anymore at all; sometimes my shoulders get hunched and I have to remind myself to straighten out..
Okay I can't believe I am saying this but I think I wish I would've gone a little bigger- I was terriified to go too big. I went with 375 cc silicone and 400 would've maybe been better for me. I am a runner, snowboarder, and love all athletics so I didn't want to be very big but even now I am hoping I am a C? I tried some of my B bras and I fit them; they were pretty full though. You can't really tell by looking as I am SO happy with the shape of my breasts (they look so natural yet perky!!) but I still have some tissue that could've been filled. If I would've gone bigger it may have taken away from the natural look I wanted. I am so happy to have breasts again! My husband is so happy for me as well- and himself :).
As far as the tummy tuck goes I think I am liking it more but I don't think I will be able to tell until I get back into my workout routine. I really had a nice looking tummy before with minimal skin and you could see all of my top muscles until you got to the skin;). I can't see any definition now and of course have a wonderful scar now. I can't tell what the horizontal scar looks like as it still has tape on it; my ps says research shows it heals nicer with the tape left on. However, I have had a few problems with my vertical scar and belly button. It is having a hard time closing- slowly but surely. I also had an infection and got put back on antibiotics. It is looking SO much better now! Hope I won't have to have a revision on it. I highly recommend the low low low incision on the horizontal incision! I wear very low cut underwear and it is hidden perfectly! Still hoping I am happy with my results. I don't look any thinner so it is the overall appearance of the tummy which I pray will look better. It has to, right?!
I also had lip of the inner and outer thighs. I can kind of tell on the outer and definitely from behind. I always had a little extra that hung out on top there- love my skinny jeans that would suck it all In;). Even always wore a skirt with a swimming suit.. I can't see much on inner thighs yet. I am being patient and HOPING to see more of a change in the coming weeks.. It has always been so frustrating to be so athletic and yet have this extra in my thighs that I could never get rid of being 5'6 and 130 pounds.
I am now holding my 13 month old girls (18 pounds ) per my doctor. It feels fine! Sometimes walking far and holding them is when I feel it and I know to put them down. I am back to doing all my own housework besides heavy lifting and vacuuming.
God bless all of you women that decide to have these mommy makeover procedures done! I was never one to dwell too much on vanity but this is truly transforming and can make you feel more womanly again; no longer do I have ziplock sucked-out looking breasts:). My husband never pushed me to and actually didn't want me to at first. He is happy with my results as well :). I know I will be a better wife and mom for this! The most important piece to it all!
God is good!
Okay I didn't want to update until I was 4 weeks...
Okay I didn't want to update until I was 4 weeks post op (a few days away) but I have to say after shopping this weekend I am soooo glad I didn't go any bigger!!! These lovely boobies fit me perfectly! There were some items/sizes I am used to wearing and couldn't fit because my boobs were too big!! So, I am happy to say these boobs fit me just fine:).
Feels great to clean the whole house again- except for vacuuming of course... Still waiting to see the final results on my tummy tuck. I get pretty swollen at night and feel bigger than before surgery. I have been able to wear my jeans atleast but my incision does get irritated toward the end of the night on certain areas. I need to start using pads! I've read that on someone else's blog;).
I am loving holding and carrying my 14 month old girls again!! Ahhh what a great feeling:). The time really has gone fast!