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7 1/2 weeks post op! couple of new pics.
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 10 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $13,987
- Stephen A. Schantz, MD (Lexington, KY)
I am 25 years old and a mother of two BEAUTIFUL...
- 29 May 2012
- 7 days pre
I am 25 years old and a mother of two BEAUTIFUL girls (4 and 10 months). I never thought I would considered having plastic surgery of any sort! As a matter of fact, I am pretty sure I said it aloud a time or two. Then after having my first child I saw the HUGE change in my breast after having breast fed her. I gained 36 pounds with the first and got back down to a size smaller then I was in high school..but this darn belly! No matter how much weight I lost and how much I worked out..it was still a bowl of squish! I knew plastic surgery was in my future. I knew I wanted to have another child though. So a few years later I got pregnant with my second and gained 40 pounds. I lost the weight pretty quickly (with the help of a trainer) and noticed my belly was even worse and my breast lost even more volume! My fiance wants to make it perfectly clear that I am not doing this for him! haha. He is so supportive and loves me how I am, as I am sure all of our spouses do. But he knows that I have been wanting this for awhile now and has been so great with it so far (didnt even have to twist his arm to help me pick out some boobie pictures) :)
I went to see a few plastic surgeons around and finally settled on mine who I loved! I have seen his work on several woman and his personality was amazing! In my consult I discussed that I wanted a tummy tuck, breast implants, and breast lift. He wanted to look at my breast first before he settled on doing the breast lift for sure. After looking at my breast, the doctor said he would rather just try a small implant first to see if that gave me the fullness I desired. He said with me being so young that he would rather start with a less scarring procedure and if I was not happy with the results with just an implant that he would do the lift without charging me his fees. I felt like he really thought about me as a person and was really looking out for my best interest. So we settled on full tummy tuck (standard), breast aumentation, and lipo in my flanks and/or back.
Did I mention that I am so sick and tired of...
- 29 May 2012
- 7 days pre
I wanted to ask if anyone had heard that just plain paper tape is just as effective as though fancy silicone sheet things? Does anyone know or tried either? I just want to be prepared and if I could get away with just getting paper tape and get the same results then that would be great! Also, what compression garments (besides the one the doctor gives you) does everyone recommend?
Officially a week away! I thought this time would...
- 30 May 2012
- 7 days pre
Today is my oldest daughters birthday! It is nice...
- 31 May 2012
- 6 days pre
Less then a week away! I can not believe I have to be there at 530am! My surgery is at 730 so that is just long enough to let me sit there and really let the anxiety set in! My grandma and my hubby will be there though so at least I will have some company. I called the doctors office to ask about buying compression stockings because I was worried that no one told me to get them and the nurse told me that the hospital would supply all of my compression garments, but I might go get a pair anyways just to have a back up pair.
4 days! I cant believe it! Ive been trying to...
- 2 Jun 2012
- 4 days pre
I feel like one day I am more fearful of the tummy tuck results, and then the nexy day its the breast augmentation that I am stressing out about. I just do not want my boobs to look too big. I do not care of the shape looks a little fake, but I dont want the size me the first thing people see. I am in the medical field so I need to be taken seriously. I just keep telling myself that 6 months or so from now, I will be able to go shopping and hopefully not have to buy pants that 2 sizes too big so that my pooch does stick out over them.
Anyone who has been on the healing side for awhile (passed the swelling phase), Have you gone down a pants size or anything?
2 more days! I have been keeping busy so I don't...
- 4 Jun 2012
- 2 days pre
Tomorrow is the day!!!! Woah!! I have been soaking...
- 5 Jun 2012
- 1 day pre
How long was it before you all were able to get...
- 6 Jun 2012
- On day of treatment
I'm feeling a little better today. My breast...
- 7 Jun 2012
- 1 day post
Today is a little better. I have to start keeping...
- 8 Jun 2012
- 2 days post
Dr. Schantz gave me his cell number invade I had any questions, once again I just love him and his work is truly amazing! I will try to take some pics ASAP. Happy healing!
Hey beautiful ladies! It's my 5 am wide awake time...
- 9 Jun 2012
- 3 days post
I am so happy I listened to your guys advice and got that toilet seat lift, it's been great! Also I've been taking stool softeners, still no BM but at least in passing gas (gross I know). My hubby is already excited about my boobs haha. Told him he has to wait awhile before he can test them out.
Question: what is the best way you guys washed up at this point in time? Did you just do a sponge bath or did you actually get in the shower? I know I'll definitely have to have someone wash my hair for me.
Hey all! This is one tough surgery I'll tell you...
- 11 Jun 2012
- 5 days post
I don't have any complaints. My breast keeping swelling then not swelling then swelling again but I'm sure that's normal. I don't have much appetite but I did eat half a sandwich for lunch and just a tiny bit of spaghetti for dinner. But other then that just been eating a lot of unsalted crackers and drinking alot of water and Gatorade. I also would say to get tons of gauze, I use it for cushioning around me garment and bra so they won't rub against my skin.
I hate having this dang drain! It's not painful or...
- 12 Jun 2012
- 6 days post
Tomorrow is one week follow up!
I got my drain out! Yay! I have only been putting...
- 13 Jun 2012
- 7 days post
I am so happy I did this!
Today was my 2 week post op appt. I am 15 days...
- 21 Jun 2012
- 15 days post
I got Natrelle implants, 475cc. I'm really happy with my breast and they are softening up quite nicely. My tummy scar is very low, my regular underwear cover it just fine. I can't wait for it to be 6 weeks so ican lift my babies up!
Today I read all of the womens reviews the voted...
- 27 Jun 2012
- 21 days post
On a lighter note, I'm not sure how to deal with the dirty looks I'm receiving from woman if my cleavage is exposed at all. The other night I went to pick up some food for my family and I wore a sundress that my breast were completely covered up by but keep in mind they are still a little swollen so they look a little larger then normal. Anyways, this man and wife were standing near me and he kept looking over at my chest, it was kind of ricidulous how obvious he was being. His wife then lifted up her sunglasses and looked right at me and turned to her husband and said "I don't want to pay for my self esteem." I acted like I didnt hear but it makes me so mad thinking about it now. I guess I just need to realize that there will always be people who are jerks.
Today was my 4 week post op appointment! It went...
- 5 Jul 2012
- 29 days post
I went out with a friend the other night and was super excited to show off my new and more confident self. I had a blast.... A little too much fun though had a little too many martins. :) On a more personal level, the bedroom life is great! The hubby has been so excited for me to try on some new sexy things haha I'm happy he's enjoying it. I'm still careful though, I take it easy on getting creative with any fancy positions. I will post some new pics ASAP.
Tomorrow I will be six weeks post-op. I really...
- 17 Jul 2012
- 1 month post
I went to express the other day to just look around and walked out spending 300 on new clothes because I was so excited how everything fit me! I could wear their jeans in the size I actually am instead of buying 2 sizes bigger because I was afraid of my muffin top sticking out. I love how dresses fit me too, I want to wear a fitted sexy dress all day everyday! Haha.
I am so happy with my results.
Everything is going great. I have not been wearing...
- 30 Jul 2012
- 1 month post
I love shopping and trying on clothes! I actually have to slow down, my bank account has taken a beaten since the surgery. My hubby does not make me feel bad for buying all the stuff though because he loves that I am so excited about how I look. This surgery is 100% worth it. Pick a great surgeon like I did and go for it!
My Doctor: Stephen A. Schantz, MD
I absolutely positively love my doctor!! I feel like he really cares about me and my results. He doesn't have that "I am God" attitude either, he is so down to earth. Everyone in my family liked him too, even my grandma and she has been a nurse for like 50 years. He is just all around a wonderful person. His staff is very caring also. He never made me feel rushed or loke he was too busy for me and my questions. He also talks about his family a lot, which I think is sweet. And let's not forget to mention that his work is amazing! My highest recommendations for Dr. Schantz! Also, wanted to follow up by reinforcing how wonderful, professional, and caring his staff is. I have called a couple of times with some questions after my surgery (silly questions) and every time I get Jessica (nurse) on the phone with answers immediately. You honestly can not get any better quality of treatment... From the beginning of the phone call to the end I feel completely taken care of.