A tummy tuck and breast augmentation is not an...
A tummy tuck and breast augmentation is not an easy recovery. I was surprised that it took 3 weeks for me to feel even close to my normal energetic self. I was and still am pretty exhausted by the end of the day. From what my doctor has told me it is very common and I could feel that way for about 3 months .
I didn't feel any pain with my breasts. The tummy tuck was the pain that I felt and the drains were really gross. I had my drains in for 12 days and was thrilled to get them out.
I think the biggest misconception is that it will be an instant "fix" but really it takes a long time to see he full results. I am 5 weeks post op and still have swelling. It already looks pretty good though. Much better than before.
My breasts are awesome! They look natural and feel natural. I love them!
Can't wait to be able to work out again...
I have my 6 week appointment this Friday and I am hoping to be able to start working out a little. Although I a little nervous too. I still have swelling in my hips and my overall tummy. I have told many times that swelling will continue for at least 3 months. I try not to obsess about what I look like but the recovery is slow and I want to see the final results. That is what I would tell women going in for "mommy makeover" surgery. Give it time, lots of time.
I find myself wanting to eat really healthy so I can have nicer arms and legs to go with my new tummy and breasts. I will update after I see my doctor
Getting happier with results everyday
I am so happy with my tummy and new breasts! I am really happy that my scar is so low. I do have the small vertical scar but I know it will barely show once it fades. I heal pretty well. After my 2 c- sections my scar was almost invisable. Also, I had my plastic surgeon cut out an old belly button piecing I had (wish I never did that).
I went to the beach for the first time since my "mommy make over" . It was nice not having to worry about hiding my rolls on my stomach or trying to keep my breasts from falling out of my top. I find myself forgetting that I have a flat stomach sometimes.
My doctor voted number 1 plastic surgeon in San Diego by the Union Tribune Readers Poll
I have been so happy with my results and my doctor truly knows what he is doing and cares about the outcome. He was voted the number 1 plastic surgeon in San Diego for the 3rd year in a row. I can say that I am not surprised. Congratulations to Dr. Robert Kearney!
On another note, today was the first day I was in a bikini in front of other people I know. Lots of moms were amazed with my results and wanted to know about my doctor. They were really impressed and said I looked amazing. It was the first time in a really long time that I felt good about myself.
8 week pictures
I Have A SmaL Verticle Scar That Barely Shows Above Bikini Bottoms. The Scar Itself Is Really Low And Is Hidden UndeWear And Bikini Bottoms.
12 Sep 2013
2 months post
I Am 9 Weeks And I Am Feeling So Bloated Especially On My Lower Sides. I Am Not Sure If Is Is Swelling Or Just Extra Fat That I Didn't Notice That Much Before. Anyone Else Have Side Swelling (Love Handle Area)? And I Am Tired Of WearinG ComPression Garment..My Ps Said To Wear IT For 12 Weeks. Excuse Random Capitals..Phone Is Doing It On Its Own.
Tired and bloated
27 Sep 2013
2 months post
These Past Couple Weeks I Have Felt Tired And Really Bloated. I Stopped Wearing Compression Garnent And I Am.wondering If That Is why.Did Or Does AnyoNe Feel Bloated At 10 Weeks Out? I Feel Gross Actually. See My Doctor Next Friday So He Can Tell Me How Long This Swelling Will Last. Ugh! I Cant Wait To Workout Again.