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I'm 24 years old with a 6 year old and 4 month...

I'm 24 years old with a 6 year old and 4 month old and both of my girls were big babies! My stomach looks crazy and my skin has stretched to the max each pregnancy... I'm ready to wear my old clothes again. After my last daughter my final weight was 254.. currently I'm a 197lbs and would like my goal weight to be between 165-170 I'm 5'9 in height.

I'm scheduled for my tummy tuck 1/27/2012 currently thinking about rescheduling for 1/20/2012 this is sooooo long over due I'm suuuppeerrr excited reading everybody's story.. I work out about 4 days a week.. zumba, taebo, and my treadmill at home! I'm on a mission and I diet and watch what I eat until I reach my goal!!

Hi ladies!! I know I haven't posted at all.. I...

Hi ladies!! I know I haven't posted at all.. I guess you can consider me kind of shy! But anyways I'm scheduled for my post op today!!! Yaaaaaaayyy (clapping & dancing) my surgery is 2 weeks away and I am sooooo excited. I'm not nervous about the post op pictures because that'll be the old me! I'm so ready to get this over with! :)

I'm scheduled for my tummy tuck 1/27. My Preop is...

I'm scheduled for my tummy tuck 1/27. My Preop is today and I am soooo excited! I will post before and after pictures soon. I will be 25 this year but this is something I've always wanted to do! My oldest daughter is 6 years old after I had her I went from 154 lbs @ 5'9 to 205 lbs... Of course my stomach muscles were ruined lol.. and recently I gave birth to another princess who's 5 months now. And after her my final weight was 254. I'm currently a 197 lbs and working on it. My idol weight is 160-165. I have grown and gotten use to my womanly curves but I miss fitting in my low rise jeans.. I'm so happy I found this forum as so many women have the courage to post their pictures and share their experiences. When I tell people about my surgery the outcome is never positive! But I'm doing this for me!! I cannot attend the beach in a bikini at my young and vibrant age because of the loose skin from carrying two big babies... It's my time to shine and get my sexy back!!!!! 2 weeks is around the corner!!

Soooo my lab results and everything turned out to...

Soooo my lab results and everything turned out to be fine! Now I'm waiting to have my surgery on the 27th. Does anybody know what I should buy besides the compression garment? What else do I need to prepare myself for the surgery after I'm home?

Okay I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy...

Okay I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy taking care of the kids and making sure last minute things are in order before I'm scheduled for surgery... The anxiety is starting to kick in. I can't believe in 3 days I'm going to have the surgery I've been dreaming of... Till next time :)

I feel pretty good. I got a chance to take a peak...

I feel pretty good. I got a chance to take a peak at my belly.. the pain is not as bad as I thought!! I'll try and post pictures real soon as soon as this medicine wears off

The pain honestly isn't that bad. I'm able to get...

The pain honestly isn't that bad. I'm able to get up and go to the bathroom without help. My ps office called and said I can take a bath. I've been only taking 1 percocet instead of 2 since I'm not in alot of pain. I can stand up pretty good. From time to time I feel nauseas but that has worn off. I haven't gotten my appetite back quite yet but I've been drinking a lot of fluidsn I promise I will post pictures as soon as I get to a computer. I feel so much better I love my results

Good morning ladies... It's incredible how much...

Good morning ladies... It's incredible how much you need your stomach muscles. I feel great. I don't take the percocets anymore as I can tolerate the pain which is barely any at all. And my stomach is already itchy along the sides. I'm assuming its healing. I'm walking around the house when I get a chance and I have my feet propped up watching tv. I have my mom and boyfriend here helping me but really I'm able to do for myself.. ill update later.

Today is better than before. Im doing great and...

Today is better than before. Im doing great and feeling food!! I will be posting pictures today of before and after. I can honestly say there is no pain besides laughing coughing or sneezing... :)

Today is better than before. Im doing great and...

Today is better than before. Im doing great and feeling food!! I will be posting pictures today of before and after. I can honestly say there is no pain besides laughing coughing or sneezing... :)

Good Morning. :) Today I have an appointment with...

Good Morning. :) Today I have an appointment with the PS. I hope today is the day I have my drains removed. I have been so bored at home about to pull my hair out. I feel so normal just a tad bit hunched over. other than that all is well.

Well I'm 19 days post op. Feeling better and...

Well I'm 19 days post op. Feeling better and better everyday. I've been able to stand up straight, go to the mall, and do some of my regular activities. I've been itching a lot around the incension area but that is to be expected. I have an appt tomorrow with my ps. Hopefully I can start light exercises. In the morning I have little to no swelling and then during the day I look full and bloated. I cannot wait to be at least 4 months post op. I believe by that time all of the swelling would go down. I still try and eat healthy and maintain my weight. I return to work on Monday the 20th. I'm currently looking for stage two garments since the one I have I'm ready to throw in a river.. other than that all is well. I would post pictures later. P.S. I've been doing some hard thinking about a breast augmentation... I have this nice tiny waist but my girls up there are a little sad lol I'm very contemplative at this point.

Time has fly by!! I will post pictures later today

Time has fly by!! I will post pictures later today
Dr. Jeffery Hamm

Dr. Hamm is a very nice surgeon. Overall his staff and nurses were awesome. I didn't see him after my surgery which made it pretty weird I had some questions but I guess that will be answered at the pre op appt

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Did u only have the Tt or did u get lipo too..ur tummy is so flat!!!! I love ur tatoo..
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I'm good..u know the first few weeks are the worst..is it normal for me to feel stiff to bend over and if so how long will it last?
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Yeeesss its very normal to feel stiff. It shouldnt last that long. I would try not to bend so much if Its possible. By the 2nd month stiffness was gone for me. Dec 2012 would make a year for my tummy tuck and still till this day the sensation is slowly coming back. It still feels weird if I rub it or put cream on my body. Use mederma for your scars it really does work miracles. And I did have lipo done to my side area when I got my tummy tuck but it was very minimal. And I also had a big tattoo on my stomach and half of that was cut off too lol
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How are u feeling? Hope u and your kids had a great holiday..xoxo pink
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Thank you Pink... All is well! Everything is coming along, How about on your end? How's everything?
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your stomach looks great!
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Great job!! I know u are enjoying that tummy!!!
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Looking good!

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updates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PRETTY PLEASE!
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How have you been? I know you went back to work & I hope your still healing well & happy!! I read what you wrote about the percocets & weird dreams & had to laugh cuz I felt the same way!! Crazy dreams! I think your results look great & you do have a cute bb :) Since your considering the BA too I'll tell you that I scheduled mine LOL I'm stopping after that tho ;) but my girls have gotten even smaller since I've been back to the gym! Lemme know whats up girl havent heard from you in a minute :)
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Congrats on ur surgery, u look great! Keep us posted!
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Thank you Mscherryberry I feel the same way lol!!
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U look great!!! I had my surgery last feb and just like u I had tons of stretch marks .my md couldn't get rid of them but I don't care all I know is my stomach is flat...
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Awww thank you :) :)
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Hi Mizz Pisces! Just wanted to tell you you look awesome!! Really great results & cute cute cute belly button! :)
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I was put under anesthesia and didnt remember a thing! But when I woke up I was very drowsy and felt like throwing up.. I was sleepy with no appetite for about three days, but everybody body is different. I was able to walk around fine at home without any problems, but once in a while the drowsiness from the medication kicks in causing you to feel sluggish. I stop taking pain medicine day 2. That's how manageable the pain is. After that I've been fine since day 2. I didn't enjoy taking the percocets because sometimes it makes you dream of weird things lol!! But as long as you're resting, drinking plenty of fluid and eating food or at least trying to get something in your tummy you'll be fine.
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Lol thanks. I'm excited too about how my body will look afterwards, I want to be able to wear a 2 piece this summer. but I know that I'm going to get more scared and nervous when I have 1 week to til surgery. What is like being "under" do you dream. I never been put to sleep before
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Babymickey202. Good luck with your procedure!!! To me there's no pain like child birth.. the tummy tuck pain is vet manageable and not like how you'd expect!! lol don't worry I'm excited for you
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Hey, I'm glad I found your postings. I'm scheduled to have my tummy tuck and lipo on 3/5/2012, and I dont know what to expect. Of course I'm afraid that I will be in a lot of pain after the surgery. Reading your post have been helpful.
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Lol okay
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Both sides have been draining at a 100 and 75 cc's they told me I can take a bath only for today and to come back on Friday the 3rd thatll be a week post op. they didn't mention anything about removing the drains but they provided me with a bunch of gauges to clean around the area. I sent you some pictures to your email. I want the same surgeon to do my breast I'm thinking may is the date I want to get it done
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I got them & will check them out this evening, I gotta go beat my bits in basketball right now lol!
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Maybe they will tell u about stripping those lines today b/c my left side wasn't draining good the first 24 hours but once we were taught how to strip them it caught up with the other side. I had both drains for 11 days. Girl ur young butt is sure nuff gettn that swagga back! Are u sure u even need a lift? I'll send u my email if u wanna see how the scars are lookn for the lift! I really think if Im going to pay all this money I
Might as well do it right & get the implants too! Lol
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Lol!! He didn't mention anything about cleaning the drain lines or striping them. He left with instructions how to empty them etc but I'm suppose to have a post op appt today. And I haven't really been heavy on the percocets just 1 every 4 hours instead of 2. And to be honest the draining has slowed down dramatically. Does that mean anything? I wish I had a computer. It's at my moms house. I won't be able to upload until next week. I can send some pictures to your email address if you'd like. I would love a breast lift with an implant ill be complete. I work out often. I need to get back doing my lounges to lift that butt up. I'm a 34 C I was about a 36 D after I had my youngest.. i'll be 25 March 8th I need my swagga back ASAP
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Damn girl you sound like ur doing good! Getting up & going to the bathroom is the hardest part that 1st week! Those (or any narcotics) really really constipate people so maybe try prune juice and or double up on softners or add all natural miralax to ur water if u don't go by Sunday. I know this us tmi but I didn't have to push at all & was going a few times per day the day after surgery cuz the strain if pushing & the pain from gas when ur constipated can be very hard. Not too mention u can risk hurting urself (busting a suture or stitch by pushing 2 go). The drains are a pain but necessary, did they show him how to strip the drain lines with an alcohol pad to get them really clean & help ensure u don't get any clots in the lines? Don't stress about anything yet just relax until you see ur Ps are u going Monday?) I'm sure you got what you wanted (& I'm like u I need to make sure it was done) but you see it now anyway so just rest up until u go in. Now that I did the breast lift & TT I'm considering getting the implant! Lol plastic surgery us addicting :) I have my 3 month post op appt & breast augmentation on Feb 20th. I love my lift but want a lil more fullness & size back. I was a 36 saggy D now I'm a perky 34C & would love to be a 34D but we'll see how this appointment goes. Glad to hear u are doing so good! Maybe I should've did this when I was younger cuz my old butt was hurting that 1st week lol
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