3 month update: Mommy Makeover for Smaller Frame - Abdominoplasty, Mastopexy (Donut Lift), Breast Augmentation
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I have two kids - 4 and 6. I was in very good...
- 22 May 2012
- 1 day pre
I have two kids - 4 and 6. I was in very good shape prior to having the kids. After each pregnancy, my breast became more deflated and I developed stretch marks and mild diastasis.
I've decided to get a mommy makeover because plastic surgery is the only "fix" for my sagging deflated breast and bulging belly covered in stretch marks. I exercise and have always maintained a healthy diet and just want my pre-pregnancy body back with a little oomph in the breast area : )
I will be getting a full tummy tuck, donut breast lift with crease incisions and 350cc silicone gel implants under the muscle (hoping to fill out to full C.) My plastic surgeon will not use drains but instead spend extra time on "quilt stitching" to close the dead space. I am also getting a Q pain pump for ab pain control.
Very excited to get this done and excited to do ab exercises post op and finally see results.
All set to go with my pain meds, meals (plain baked chicken, steamed vegetables and brown rice - no salt), protein shakes, and wedge pillow.
Most nervous about IV??? and post surgery nausea. I've actually made a puke bucket for the car ride home just in case ; )
Posting my before pics - wish me luck!
May 24, 2012: All done! Morning of surgery went...
- 28 May 2012
- 4 days post
All done! Morning of surgery went well. IV went in easily and quickly. I told anesthesiologist I get very nauseous and get the shakes after going under and he did great in preventing that from happening. All I remember was getting wheeled back feeling loopy then next thing I'm coing too while being bandaged up.
I was very sleepy after surgery. Fell asleep the entire car ride home. Got in and out of the car on my own and up the stairs myself. Slept the rest of the day.
2 week post-op appt today. Everything is looking...
- 6 Jun 2012
- 13 days post
Posting post-op pics now! The ta-ta's look a little big (350cc silicone unders) but I'm 100% confident once they drop they will look very natural for my size. So much better than the flap jacks I previously had ; )
Belly button looks normal - nice round innie and tummy and very tight and flat!
Updating with close up picture of new belly and...
- 7 Jun 2012
- 14 days post
3 month post-op mommy makeover and I'm feeling and...
- 30 Aug 2012
- 3 months post
Everything feels great - nipples still slightly tender, belly still numb but after a month post-op I was back to normal routine. scar is thinning out although still very dark purple. Used silicone strips but they irritated my skin a little so now i'm just applying aquaphor daily.
So glad I went through with the mommy makeover. Now I just feel normal and don't worry about hiding under loose clothing. It's not about showing off my new body, it's more about not feeling so self conscious all the time with my old body. Extremely liberating and so worth it ladies!