I'm Worth It! - Lancaster, OH
- Proud Mommy
- updated 2 years ago
After having my two wonderful children and having...
- 24 Jan 2011
After having my two wonderful children and having my tubes tied, I decided to approach my husband with the idea of the mommy makeover. My kids are now 4 and 1. With each of my pregnancies, I gained about 50 lbs. As I had reached within 10 lbs of my pre-pregnancy weight, I noticed my body wasn't going back to that pre-pregnancy shape in no way. I wasn't even getting close. I approached my husband with the mommy makeover idea and at first he wasn't on board. He loved me the way I was. Thanks to all of the Realself.com reviews, my husband started to understand how I was feeling and where I was coming from. It was very hard for me to put it into words. Basically, I lost all pride in my body and couldn't restore my confidence no matter how hard I tried.
I booked my surgery six months in advance and was counting down to the day. My surgery was on January 6, 2011 and I'm now 2 1/2 weeks post op. I hate needles and hospitals, but the day of my surgery, I amazed myself. I was not one bit nervous. I was excited and had confidence in my doctor. I knew my results would be amazing!
My surgery was five hours. I had the tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction on the thighs. I went home about 4 1/2 hours later. I didn't feel much pain. I was pretty comfortable except I had a negative side effect from the anethesia. I was able to urinate on my own 20 hrs after my surgery. I ended up having to get a catheter for a few days and then the problem cleared up. It was very uncomfortable when I couldn't go.
Even with that minor issue, I have to say it's all going to be worth it. I went back to work on day 13 post op and I still have a lot of swelling 2 1/2 weeks out. But I can tell a huge difference in the contour of my body and am anxiously awaiting a full recovery. I'm going to be so happy with my new level of self confidence and can't wait for shopping and summer!
I will post my after pictures soon.
Here are my pictures - 3 weeks post op. I'm...
- 27 Jan 2011
I really have mixed feelings about posting my...
- 1 Feb 2011
I am adding my 'before' pictures and a...
- 3 Feb 2011
Not sure about things anymore... recovery has been...
- 3 Mar 2011
This whole experience has been a major step for me. Dr. L and his staff have been there every step of the way. Prior to scheduling my surgery, they took the extra time to answer my long list of questions and was very honest with their responses. After the surgery, Dr. L has been there immediately for any type of question I have had and has never made me feel like a question or concern of mine is "stupid". He's honest, tells it like it is, and that's exactly what I was looking for in a surgeon.