Mommy Makeover Bikini Wishing! - Kirkland, WA

I have just started my research. Thank you for the...

I have just started my research. Thank you for the real selfies out there! It gives me hope that this will be worth it. I have lost over 100 lbs since I had my son 7 years ago. I was a whale when I was pregnant. I am now ready to get my TT and Breast lift with Aug. I have been to 4 different Dr's so far. Why do they all have different recommendations and prices ?? Has anyone else experienced this? I have had quotes from 14k-20500!! It seems crazy to me that two of the quotes have been over 16k. I even had one Dr. tell me that not seeing any scars in a bikini is not realistic and I need a serious reality check. I have seen great results on this site. Boo DR Boo! I work hard and feel like it's my time to feel good about my body. I am currently 5'7 1/2" at 145 lbs. I work out a ton and play soccer. I have 2 more Docs to see before I pick! Any advice?

Picking THE ONE!

I finished my 6 consults. Phew. It's exhausting hearing all of the information, opinions, and standing naked in front of strangers. Some of the places seemed like they had a lot of "fluff" and less substance. I understand having pretty young girls helping out in the office and assisting with the consultations, however don't have one give me medical advice. I was able to narrow down my search to the 2 Docs I felt most comfortable with and they both gave me the most information. Now I'm having a hard time deciding between the 2. Ugh! I want to make the right choice. It's just a huge decision!! Here are some before photos!

One month to go until Surgery!! EEEK!

I have my pre-op on March 18th and I am so nervous. I'm also considering a little lipo on my thighs. But I don't want to go tooo crazy. I need to get my list of things to get. So far I have : Stool softeners, Milk of magnesia, Protein shakes, Electric recliner, Scar cream, scar tape?, Vitamin e, Arnica, extra soft bras, tummy wrap, prescriptions. What else do I need??

I am also very excited to have my sad boobs back where they should be! I'm also excited for smaller nipples lol! Mine just seem so big. I have this pooch of extra skin that regardless of how the scar turns out, will be gone. I can't wait for that. This has been a long journey for me. I am so thankful for my supportive boyfriend who is taking 2 weeks off of work to take care of me. He is incredible and is also excited for my surgery. He can't wait to see me in a bikini :)

1 Week until Pre-op!!

I am getting more and more nervous. I have to buy the little things still but I have the electric lazy boy and a walker lined up! Does anyone know if the silicone strips work or should I stick with the brown paper tape?

A big thank you to my boyfriend. He is taking 2 weeks off of work to take care of me. He is so amazing and supportive. My family...not so much. They don't understand why I would have surgery when I am "skinny". I may be down in my weight but I'm still a ways from my end goal. I want to have toned legs, my tucked tummy , and boobs that don't hang super low!

I am finally posting more pics! Hopefully it will work this time!!

Soccer may not be wise before surgery!

I am very hard core with my indoor soccer. Tonight I play and get slammed into a wall. Awesome. My arm looks completely deformed. And pre-op tomorrow!! WTH! Hopefully the last two games before surgery will be more low key. I need to remind myself that I need to be healthy and in one piece for my big day!

I am putting a pic of my current bikini body. I really like the bikini. My boobs are big and saggy and extra skin kinda hangs over the top. As for my stomach. Yuck. I can not wait to be flat and pretty much stretch mark free. I'm also going to talk to my Doc about lipo on my legs tomorrow. I am getting some lipo on the flanks as it's pretty standard with the tummy tuck.

To Lipo the legs or not to Lipo!

I can do my thighs at the same time. It's an extra $2200. I'm not sure it will be worth it. I can work out more and be careful with my portions. It'such a hard decision. My boyfriend says no but I can't decide! I have to let them know tomorrow.

My pre-op went awesome. I'm getting a mid profile gel implant 286cc's. I have a lot of breast tissue already. My goal is to be a full D/DD. We talked a lot on out my concerns and Dr. Remington was amazing at answering all of my questions. He seems as excited as I am for my bikini body! He gave me all of my scripts and my blood work is done. Yay! 2 more weeks!!

10 days!!! The final countdown ;-)

I called my ps back to let them know I will not be doing lipo on my thighs. I have extra skin and stretch marks there so I feel like they would be extra saggy. I am going to work them out super hard after my surgery. I think that if I build up enough muscle, they will look better.

I love my money. I applied for the Care Credit card because they have 0% interest. I love using other peoples money for free. This makes me happy. I do this all of the time. So I will get airline miles for part of my payment and 0% on the other portion. My Dr. doesn't charge any fees for these types of payments. Some do!

I picked up some large pj's at Costco ($10). They are huge and comfortable. They recommended I wear a loose button up shirt and pajama bottoms. My Dr. also includes the CG and the Bra for my recovery. I love that I am not being nickel and dimed. He also said I could wear my sports bras that I have at home.

I am trying to prepare my grocery list for my low sodium diet. Currently I do no sugar/carbs and high fat/protein. This will be interesting. I feel like I won't be able to eat anything! I wonder how long I should stay away from alcohol? I am anticipating a few months on that! Ugh!! The last few days I have been eating sugar! This is not the norm for me. I am really feeling like I need to indulge since I know I will need to be very careful after surgery. I did enjoy my son's Birthday cake and the cupcakes my boyfriends Mom brought last night. And it was worth it. I don't care if I get up to 150 in the next 10 days lol!

Prepared...and almost ready. Less than 2 days!

I have my supplies. I feel more prepared for this than when I had my son. I feel less ready however. This whole "going under" thing is freaking me out. I know I have an amazing PS and he uses a Doctor/Anesthesiologist from Evergreen hospital. This does make me feel better. A lot of Drs use contracted nurses.

I am posting a pic of most of the supplies I got specifically for my recovery. I may not need them all but hopefully they will help. Some will help me recover and some will keep me comfy. I am going to try and rest as much as possible during recovery. I work nights so I usually only sleep 4-6 hrs a day. Yuck right? I might as well take advantage of this down time!

I cleaned the house today and got the downstairs ready for me to live in. I hope I can sleep with my man sooner than later. I don't really want to be away from him, even if he's a floor away!

I am trying to get the courage up to show my bare tatas. Maybe tomorrow ;-)
0700 Monday morning! Deep deep breaths! I can and want to do this!

1 day post-op

When I got out of surgery I was ok. I dont remember the car ride home. My man got me into the house. I slept preset much the whole day. Last night I was able to go to the bathroom.

** I sat backwards and held on to the lid.
This works extremely well.

I only have one drain and we have drained twice so far.

My boobs hurt and if I move my tummy burns. It is less pain than I was expecting. I haven't taken my garments off yet. But I am excited to see the results. My boobs look like they are high and not too big! I have taken 2 muscle relaxers, 1 Tylenol, and one demeral.

My man is incredible. I would never have done this on my own.

I can't wait to see my flatside!

Swellacious!

Yesterday I was so swollen. It may have been because I over did it. I was able to take a shower and remove all off the guaze!

My breasts look awesome! Just what I wanted. My tt incision also looks amazing. All of my undies and any bikini will be covered by it. No wonky lines either.

I finally do the big ol' bm last night. That was a relied also. It was stressing me out.

Today my swelling is so bad around my tummy and back. It feels like I'm going to pop! Not sure what I can do about it. I have been icing. I did email my dr. About some major swelling down in the hoohoo labia dept. He said it was normal.

Post-op is at 11:45 today. Im exciting to see what my Ps gas to say about everything.

Wooosaw!

I am so emotional and it's really annoying.

We went to my post-op yesterday and I felt great! Doc says everything looks really good. We are all very pleased with the results. He took the plug from my bb and it's cute! He also took out my drain. That was awesome since I expected to have it longer. Thank u Dr. REMINGTON!

On our way home we decided to stop at target for some Aleve. He said it was ok to take and may help with the swelling. While we were walking I got super nauseous. Ugh. I was feeling so good and I went downhill fast. So we went home.

I took another shower last night and it was awesome. Im trying to do more on my own. My swelling is so bad still. My back is swollen, legs, tummy. So I have been icing as well. Still no relief to my huge body feeling. My man says it will take time.

I am trying to be patient. I feel flat but not small by any means.

Post-op apt. Success!

I went to a post op today and had all of the strips replaced. Underneath I thought the incisions would be bigger due to the dried blood. Dr. Remington is incredible. Not only do my smallest pair of underwear cover the scar but it looks practically healed.

He did need to open up my right breast and squeeze out some fluid. Yikes! He also attempted to get some fluid from my tummy but barely any came out.

Swell hell is becoming easier to deal with. Positive thinking!! I am wearing my CG'S 24/7. I only take them off for showers. I am embracing my new breasts and tummy. This is day 8! I can't believe the progress my body is making. I have been following the Dr.s orders and I am so thankful that I had this done.
Dr. Remington

He was very nice and spent a lot of time with me and my boyfriend explaining the process and answering my questions. It was my first consult and I knew he was the one. I went to 5 other consults just to make sure I was educated by others and to see if they were comparable with procedures and price.

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
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How are you?! Are you back to soccer and all activities? Hope you are doing well.
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You look amazing darlin! and no T scar too! Congratulations x
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Wow incredible results at only the 8 day mark, can't wait to see some updated photos....I leave in the morning to have my LBL and thigh lift on Tues!!!
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It's been over a month! How are you doing? My day is this Monday! Crazy how fast time flys. Are you back to workouts and sports? Would love to see updated pictures :)
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You look great :)
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wow you look amazing for 8 days, happy healing.
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Thinking about you. Hope everything is going well.
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You look great!! Congratulations. :-).
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I'm six months out and I still swell, mostly at night. Hang in there, the swelling is going to last a few months. But you look amazing now and it will only get better.
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Thank you! I feel so big. Hoping it helps when I am able to work out slowly!
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Hey babe, just wondering how ur doing. I hope ur swelling and pain are down. Just thinking about you;)
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Thanks Sweetie! Doing pretty good. Still healing! How are you doing?
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Im doing good thanks, ur last pics looked really good so u must look amazing as time passes. Been waiting for u too update lol. Im glad to here you are out and about, even for a little while:°}
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How are you doing? Hope you can enjoy a little bit of this beautiful weather we are having!
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I did! I was able to go to a pub crawl for ms in Belltown. No drinking though. Just the walking around was almost too much.
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Wow girl!!! Love your updates and pics! So happy for you that all is going so well!! Yaayyy!! :)
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Thank you! I have felt so lucky with my healing progress. I have been on track. I haven't been too crazy with activities though.
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You look so good in a bikini so soon.im 8 weeks out and i still have swelling.Dont worry the swelling is normal.Keep us updated.im lovin your result.
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Thank you! I can't wait to start working on my legs ;-)
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Thank you for the toilet suggestion. It has been very helpful-I am 1day post-op.
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You are welcome! It totally saved me the first few days. I hope you are feeling ok and getting lots of rest!
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I can't believe I didn't see your profile sooner! hello, Seattle, you look amazing! I am really jealous of your low scar- you are going to be rockin that bikini this summer!!
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Thank u! I was very specific with my surgeon. I told him to go as low as possible. There is a small vertical scar but that is also low. He was amazing. I was told I would need a full anchor lift by every other ps I saw. Dr. Remington was able to do a vertical lift and it looks awesome!
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Pics look good
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Thank u!! Still in swell hell!
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