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5 moth update with pictures
- updated 6 months ago
- Not Sure
- Cost: $16,350
- Payam Jarrah-Nejad, MD (Los Angeles Ca)
I am 29 and a mother to 3 kids ages 9,5, and 2....
- 13 Mar 2012
- 3 months pre
I am 29 and a mother to 3 kids ages 9,5, and 2. For my 30th birthday I would one to give myself a new body. I have gained way over the recommend about with each pregnancy, I literally gained 150 pounds combined with all my children, thus why I have such saggy skin and stretch marks from hell. I have also breast feed 2 kids for the first year of life so the girls could use a lift. I have gone to 1 consultation and have 2 more scheduled. Then will decide on who to go with. I really I want to have my surgery done in June or July so I can have my mom help me with the recovery. And most importantly before my husband comes home for R&R leave from Afghanistan i want to look super sexy for him.
Ok so my first consultation was this last Monday...
- 14 Mar 2012
- 3 months pre
Second consultation was today March 14th with Dr. B and his practice is in Anaheim. He answered all my questions listened to my wants but was more honest with me as to what he believes I need. Didnt think I needed to do lipo yet. Thinks I will get good results from the TT and BL and BA. He did show me how much my boob size will decrease with the lift alone so I definitely believe that I will need the implant. He suggested the size 450-500 if I want a full D cup. Now to decided silicone or saline, he also gave me the pro/cons of the different type. He also gave me what complications that can happen. He does give a discount if paid in full. The negatives to this Dr was his pictures need updating badly. Not that they are old but they dont have dates or details about the women in the picture, like what sizze they were before and where they are afterwards. And he does do lio with the tummy tuck but not the high tensions type I like. And I did see a picture of a woman on this site that issues with this DR so that makes me wary. His pricing was a whole lot better it is 12,350, about 5,000 less than the other Dr
Next Thursday March 22 is my final consult and then I will make a decision from there. I am trying to decide if it will be a better idea to do the surgery before the kids finish school or to wait till the summer??
So I have narrowed down my surgery date to June...
- 20 Mar 2012
- 3 months pre
Also I wanted to update my stats. I am 5'6'' and weigh 163 pounds yikes I hate to admit that but I do. I am a size 8/10. And wear a size 36D bra. The plastic surgeons that I have seen say that I am not a true D, that basically I have a fat upper back (LOL) so I am more on the C side. I definitely want a full D maybe even a DD when I have the BA.
Ok so I went to 2 of my appts today. One with Dr L...
- 22 Mar 2012
- 3 months pre
Dr L really rubbed me the wrong way. First off I got to the appt 30 min early filled out my paperwork and then had to wait til 2:15 to seen by the financial coordinator. Then after he talks to me about breast implants and tummy tucks he says now I will let you see the DR and he will answer all your questions. I was like WTH shouldn't I see you last. He did answer all my questions and explained the procedures but what made me mad is he isn't Board certified. His response was "why should I pay all this money just to get certified". I was floored. I was thinking because it shows you are interested and love what you do. I only went to this DR per one of my friends went to him. Although he did a good job on her I didn't like his results on others. Then came the exam and he also recommended the TT, LIPO of flanks and lower back, BA and BL. But he wanted to split up the surgeries. I do not want to do that. I want to do it all at once. So needless to say I was so beyond ready to get out of there. The appt ended up lasting 2 hrs. By this time I was late to my next appt in Pasadena. I didnt want to go back to see the financial coordinator but I did and I was like look I got to leave by 3:30 so he just gave me the proposal and I left.
By this time I was trying to get to Pasadena from Beverly Hills. Yeah 30 min is so not happening. So I called the office they were really nice and let me know to drive safe and get there whenever I can and they would still see me. Needless to say it took over an hr just to get there. And once I got off the freeway my GPS was going nuts and I couldn't find the dam place and neither could my phone or my cousins phone. So I was another 20 min late just trying to find the place. I almost gave up and turned around to go home. But I was like no just go your here already. Thank god I did he blew me away. The office staff was very nice an accommodating. I did have to wait a long time because I missed my appt by 1.5 hrs. So I did have to wait about an hr to see him. But once I did I felt like I was meeting with an old friend. Dr J asked if I had my tubes tied and I said no my husband got fixed. I had 3 kids that's the least he could do. He joked and was like you women are all the same. I said trust me if you want to have more relations with your wife get it done. And he said in that case he would. Now this shows how comfortable I was just meeting him.
Firs of all Dr J was the only PS that measured me. And talked about my issues and what he could do to help me. He recommended everything I wanted and of course I added the lipo of my lower back and thighs. He agreed but stated I didnt need the upper back or neck like the other DR wanted. And he told me I am going to give you a nice discount because you have waited so long and you deserve this. Needless to say he took 60% of the price of my TT. I signed up right then and there my surgery date is June 8th and it cant come soon enough.
I am going with a full D. Might try for a double D not sure just yet what I will choose. I guess I need to look at more breast and decide
I am seriously considering moving up by mommy...
- 1 Apr 2012
- 2 months pre
So after all of your wonderful advice i am not...
- 3 Apr 2012
- 2 months pre
On another note to get the best possible results I am eating right and an exercising. Right now I am at the gym for 1.5 hrs 5 times a week. This is my second week doing it so hopefully I will see results soon. I have lost 2 pounds so far. Hoping to make it to 150 by the time surgery comes definitely possible. I am on myfitnesspal if any of you ladies are on there message me and I will add you to my friends.
I was in a bikini this weekend and I just kept...
- 15 Apr 2012
- 2 months pre
Been a while since I have updated so I though I...
- 25 Apr 2012
- 2 months pre
I have been going to the gym and working out 5 times a week for 2 hours at a time. I do cardio for about and hour and then do weight for another hour. I am happy to report that I have lost 6 pounds and several inches. I am loving how skinny my arms and legs are getting and how tone I am looking. I am trying not to obesses with what the scale says. As my DR told me not to lose weight but be at a maintainable weight instead. So here I am counting calories and putting in hard work. I am adding a picture of how skinny I now look from the side. Honestly I am not that flat, I am just sucking it in really well and my compression garments do wonders. So I also have one without the compression capris.
So there is my update. I am going to continue to work hard to have the best possible body for my PS to work with.
I am less than a month away from my surgery date....
- 10 May 2012
- 29 days pre
Also I am happy to report that I have lost 5 pounds. And several inches. My tummy looks a lot better but definitely still needs the tuck. Also check out my thunder thighs those suckers definitely need fat to get sucked out. I have been working out at the gym 5 times a week for 2 hours and following a diet plan of 1200 calories plus what ever I burn off. Hitting the weights, making my legs strong to help me after surgery.
I have been busy reading all the other reviews and want to say thank you to all you wonderful ladies! Without your expereince and sharing I wouldn't know where I would be. Happy healing ladies.
So in my quest to find a surgeon I was so excited...
- 21 May 2012
- 18 days pre
After talking to my surgical consultant the new...
- 22 May 2012
- 17 days pre
Had my pre-op today. Got blood work done, signed...
- 24 May 2012
- 15 days pre
So now the count down officially begins 6 DAYS....
- 2 Jun 2012
- 6 days pre
So far I have bought the garments, the arnica and bromezyme tablets. I ordered my shower chair, bed wedge, leg wedge pillow, gauze (4 boxes),a electric blanket to be used for my back, a toilet seat riser and I have a recliner already. I have yet to get my RX yet. I am calling the PS officer first thing Monday morning to see what I haven't gotten them yet. The things I have left to buy is the low sodium soups, and crackers, protein shakes,pee pads and vitamin waters. AS far as OTC meds I need some milk of magnesium, neosporin with pain relief ( my friend says to get at least 4 tubes). I am also buy those ugly house dresses that walmart sells that either zip up of button up. I am planning to go underwear free to make it so easy to pee lol.
If I am forgetting anything please let me know. And thanks to all those that have gone before bc of you I feel prepared. Shot out to rainbow and StacyLBC you ladies have helped me tremendously!!!
My supplies have started arriving. I pick up my...
- 4 Jun 2012
- 4 days pre
All that is left is to buy my house dresses (zippered or button front) from Walmart I figure 2 will do. I dont want to wear pants because I know I will be so sore from the lipo and dont want to pull anything down.
Wish I could say my eating habits are getting better but there worse!!! I was 158 a few days ago now I am at 161 UGH!!! Aunt flo is still hanging around it has been a 7 day cycle. Maybe thats why I am up too. Regardless I know I will lose weight after the surgery so it is no biggie.
Bring on the flat belly, boobs and the drugs LOL
Well today is the day before my makeover. Got all...
- 7 Jun 2012
- 1 day pre
As far as the surgery I was originally told I would be the first case but got the call today that they decided to change it to the 2nd one. I have to be there at the surgery center at 9am and surgery starts at 10 am. Was told not to pee so I can take the pregnancy test there! Yah right I cant hold my pee no 3 hrs after I wake up. Thankfully I drink a lot of water so I should be fine in regards to performing when I get there. I actually think its nice to be able to say good bye to my kids and get them ready for school before I leave.
Surprisingly I am not as emotional today as I had been the other days this week. I am totally at peace and am ready to have my sexy body! I am hoping that the DR will let me take my own before pictures (with the markings) and after pictures. I am debating asking if they can take a picture of the skin that was cut off as well as the fat that was lipo'd out. I just want to see it. I also dont know how long I will be in there. I know I am having quite a bit of work being done so I am expecting at least 5 hours in the OR.
Last Time i was put under general anesthesia I woke up disoriented. And seeing as I am an RN I kept asking the nurse what are my vitals, how much blood did I loose, telling them my pain level LOL I hope I dont embarrass myself this time. But I think I will warn them. Well to all those that have gone before me I thank you for your wisdom! Next time I update I will be on the flat side!!!
Today is the big day just waiting on my ride to...
- 8 Jun 2012
- Day of treatment
Got to the surgery center filled out my paperwork,...
- 9 Jun 2012
- 1 day post
Post-op day 1. Woke up feeling great today. My boobs are what hurts. ESP the right one. I can walk to the bathroom with little to no pain. On a scale of 1-10 of pain I am at a 5. I do havea high pain tolerance. As long as I don't throw up again I think I should be fine. The Cather and IV are out, I am using the bathroom and drinking water now. I have a lipo garment that goes up over my tummy tuck incision. And my binder is nice and tight. I have this thin bra on to hold the girls in place. And I am still napping on and off. In a little while I am going to leave my recovery center and go to see the PS. My parents are meeting me there. Then I am off to recover at home. Happy healing everyone
Post op day 2. Boobs are no longer giving me the...
- 10 Jun 2012
- 2 days post
Post op day 3- Today was a good day. I slept from...
- 11 Jun 2012
- 3 days post
Today was a good day. I slept from 10pm till 3 am got up went to the bathroom and took my pain meds and slept till 6am. Saw my kids before they left for school and then my cousin came and watched me while my mom was at work. My appetite came back today. I feel like the hungry caterpillar, I ate 1 protein shake, 1 serving of oatmeal, 1 small bag of nutter butters, 1 can of soup, 1 apple with peanut butter and at least 12 cups of water. I had my first BM (bowel movement). I was SO scared to have a BM but it was uneventful. I swear I feel like a freak of nature bc I know I should feel way worse than I do but I just don't. My lower back is still quite sore but not sure if it's from being hunched over when I walk or from the lipo. Drains have slowed way down. They are draining about 15 cc every 6 hours.
I am able to keep my eyes open now. Not just sleeping the day away. Still taking laps each time I get up to go to the bathroom. Other than that I am doing way better than I had anticipated.
Post op day 4 So today I hear is the turn around...
- 12 Jun 2012
- 4 days post
So today I hear is the turn around day in regards to how you feel. I have felt so good these last few days and today did not disappoint. I can get up and use the bathroom by myself. I went a couple times by myself. I can do a couple laps around the kitchen and living room without feeling tired. My drains are putting about 5-7 cc every 12 hours. I switched from vicodins to Tylenol to help with the discomfort. I ate well today. I had 2 breakfast, 2 lunches and fruit and salad in between and wasn't hungry for dinner. Over all I feel ESP physically. But emotionally I do feel a little down. ESP when I hear my baby cry for his momma to put him to bed or give him his bath. And I hate that I feel so disgustingly dirty. My hair is an itchy mess and I know I shouldn't lift my arms bc of the implant but I can't help it. My arm puts need shaving and so do my legs. I am going to attempt it tomorrow so I can feel normal.
I also hate the lovely vagina oyster I get with the stupid lipo garment. It just puckers my ass and my vagina out. It so uncomfortable. I stick gauze in between my left thigh and the skin bc it dig into my skin. Just can't wait to get out of this garment and shower. 4 more days until happens. I took a picture of my new girls in my bra and they look great. I'll try to figure how to upload them on there. So at least you gals can see my new boobs.
Happy healing my love ladies. If anyone has any questions please ask.
Post op day 5 Well what can I say about today? It...
- 13 Jun 2012
- 5 days post
Well what can I say about today? It is going well. Had a bowel movement today that totally sucked. I had to actually try to push it out TMI it wasn't that bad but not pleasant either. I weighed in today at 163 pounds ( I had on my grandma robe, my lipo garment that goes under my breasts and my binder on) was 157 the day of surgery so I am sure I am swollen still.Also is any other mommy makeover out there sweating bullets while they sleep? I alternate from being cold and covering myself up with blankets and then wake up covered in sweat. And that is so gross considering I am not allowed to take a shower. My drains are now only out putting about 5cc every 12 hours. They will definitely be able to come out on Sat. I can not walk around by myself to and from the bathroom. I still walk hunched over but when I am sitting down I no longer feel hunched or that I cant pick up my head. I love the progress I am making.
Tonight I plan on taking a sponge bath (JOY) and shaving my arm pits. My mom said she will help me wash my hair in the skin and then I should definitely feel more myself. I am including a picture of the girls for you to see. I haven't unwrapped anything because I have been instructed not too and I am going to stick with that so as to not compromise my results. Having to remind myself to take it easy and not over do it bc I feel so great.
Post op day 6 Today I almost felt like myself....
- 14 Jun 2012
- 6 days post
Today I almost felt like myself. A hunch back version that is. I am so tired of not being able to stand up straight. When people ask me how it feel I tell them, you know when you play the game limbo and you reach the part where you just cant bend and either fall down or stand up straight? YEAH i am at that point constantly. That has been the most painful part of this whole recovery process. I am now only taking 1 Tylenol as needed for the pain through out the day. I had only 1 today. Tonight I will probably take 2 just so I can sleep through the night.
Now I am also getting super itchy under the lipo garment. I have sweated, peed and poo'd in this dam thing (NOTE IN NOT ON) and I just cant wait to take it off and take a dam shower is that to hard to ask??? I gave myself a baby wipe bath and my mom washed my hair so I feel better but not by much. Also I am feeling a burning/ pinching sensation in my lower abs more to the side is this the lipo sites???
My drains are only draining about 5-7 cc in a 24 hour period. So they are all clear to come out Sat. I have a funny story to share today after I went #2 and cleaned myself up I thought i lowered my sleep shirt on both the front and back and I didnt. I walked out of the bathroom feel a breeze on my bum and quickly pulled it down BUT I WAS TOO LATE my 9 year old say me and could not stop laughing. And of course that made me laugh. It hurt to laugh but not as much as it did to cough. So all in all today was a good day.
Post op day 7 Over all went great. I got as...
- 16 Jun 2012
- 8 days post
Over all went great. I got as shower up as I can. Shaved half my legs and arm pits, what a challenge that was with my huge melons. Like it makes my arm pits a little concave or what not. I ate pizza for dinner and that was a bad idea. Ladies that is a definite no no.
Post op day 8- The Big Reveal
Today was my post op visit following the surgery. I woke up super swollen from the pizza I ate the night before. So today I promise to eat better and drink a shit ton of water in order to release the salt from my body. The drive was uneventful. And I was whisked right back into my room to get all my clothes off. The nurse Maggie got all my stuff off binder the garment and this foam pads I had on from the lipo. She then started taking all the tape and bandages off. I got a free waxing LOL. I had a ton of tape.
Then the DR came in and took the stitches out of my breast lift. That hurt a little bit. He joked and said " Oh since you like your drains so much want to keep them in for longer??" I said no I dont like feeling like a man having to adjust my nuts every time i sit down. He thought that was very funny. So he proceeded to pull one out then the outer. It did freaking hurt but it only lasted a few sec. Then he took a look at my belly button. For me it looks completely different then my before. Since I gained a ton of weight with my pregnancies and had a belly ring I had scar tissue that looked like a shriveled raisin. So this belly button is like a foriegn thing to me and I will have to get use to it.
I still cant take a shower yet until Tuesday and my drains close. He says he has a 0% infection rate by having patients what so long to take a shower post operative. It makes sense. So I will have to wait until Tuesday to take more pictures. He didnt even want me to post a picture yet because I am swollen and obviously look a little FRANKENSTEINY!!!! But I told him that I am blogging and you ladies have been patiently waiting to see the results. So I hope he doesn't get mad at me but I a posting the picture.
Next he massaged my right breast because he said it was so tight. AND HOLY HELL that freaking hurt more than the drains. So he showed me what to do and told me to massage them 6 times a day for about 20 sec each time. Also told me to keep a Xeroform petroleum dressing on my tummy tuck scar and to change it daily for 7 days.
Overall I am happy with the results but kind of sad that I dont look as good as some of you did a week out. But I am happy bc the scar is low and is healing well. I have a small waist. My saddles bags are gone and I have some HUGE MELLONS. But I bet it will make my husband happy. I sent him the picture ans we got to SKYPE ( he is deployed right now) and he was amazed with how I look so that makes me smile. Happy healing ladies!
Post op Day 9 So after my huge reveal I was a...
- 17 Jun 2012
- 9 days post
So after my huge reveal I was a little disappointed at what I saw. I was so swollen at the appt and still am. It just flet so weird to look at my body and see the after math. I am going to be brutally honest I don't know if I like what I see. At this point I just don't. I don't feel like my results are fully there. And when you look at other people's profiled and see how great they look you pick yourself apart. I don't like the way my belly button looks, and my lower belly below the scar is swollen and rounded toward the middle. The scar on my right hip is puckered and the other it's not. My breast are bigger than I wanted but I can't live with them.
I sent my husband the picture of me and he doesn't see what I see. Gotta love your husband right. He loves the boobs and the curves. But he also loved me the way I was before. He was so cool if I wanted the surgery or even if I didn't.
I just hope that after I am all healed up and the swelling subsides that my expectations are met. But right now all I see is ugly. I guess today is my emotional day. I know I need to relax and heal but it is so darn hard
Post op day 11 After having a hell of a swell...
- 19 Jun 2012
- 11 days post
After having a hell of a swell day on my post op day 9. I started feeling better about myself yesterday Post op day 10. The swelling was going down and I was starting to be able to move around more.After changing my bandages I was happy to see that my drain holes had closed up so that meant I could have a shower!!! I was beyond ecstatic but seeing as it was so late at night and my PS said not to till Tuesday I decided to wait and do as I was told.
So today is Tuesday and I knew waking up it would be a good day all I had to do was wait till my mom got home at 2pm to take a shower. So I convinced my cousin/care giver to take me to Target so I could buy my daughters teachers and aides a end of the year gift. We went walked around a bit purchased the gifts and then my NANA called and asked me to go see her only if I feel up to it. So I said why not and we stopped at lunch at a dinner and then saw my NANA. My aunts and uncles were there any everyone could not believe how well I was moving around. We stayed about 45 min then we left to pick up my other son up from school. I have to admit that by this point I was tuckered out. And it did hurt to climb in and out of her little honda.
But my errands day was not done seeing as I had to walk into the school office to pick up my sons asthma inhaler. So I get in the office all the ladies in the office were like are you ok? Your walking real slow and hunched over. I said I had surgery 11 days ago and they all said "Should you be walkin??? I said yes only for a lil bit and I came in here to get his meds they gave them to me and I was on my way home.
Now I get here my mom helps take all my bandages and creams for the scars upstairs so I can take a shower. She puts the shower chair in and asks me if I will be ok doing it myself. I said I think so. So I DID IT!!! I took a shower by myself with a shower chair. I even shaved my whole legs and arm pits. IT was heaven! My mom is washing my binder and my garments she squeezed my ass into a size Large I had been in a XL. It was the funniest shit ever LOL her pulling and me pulling. And then the crotch hole was off to the side and my oyster ass was off. So one of my ass cheeks was hanging out and I couldnt stop laughing!!! It hurt so bad but it was oh so funny. We managed to fix the whole my binder and XL CG are washing and I am in my L one. I did manage to get some photos though.
So here I sit in my smaller CG, and I feel that the right side is all tight, and I notice that most of my swelling happens on this side as well. even my right boob hurts more than my left. And my TT scar on my right hip is all puckered :( I will show you guys an up close picture of that next time. Overall I am feeling better and am not as swollen but that usually changes depending on what I eat. I do notice that I sweat a ton at night even with the AC on.
And I now weigh 158 naked I was 156 the day of the surgery so hopefully the number keeps going down. I was 163 on day 4 so I have dropped some weight but not that much.
Happy Healing ladies
Post Op day 12 I over did it today by a lot. I...
- 20 Jun 2012
- 12 days post
I over did it today by a lot. I knew today was going to be a challenging day 1. Because I had to fight to have my daughter stay in a certain school and that required me to go to the school district and try to get answers. 2. I needed to go buy a lawn chair in order to attend my daughters kindergarten graduation and picnic and 3. I need to purchase some subs to take to the picnic bc I cant cook yet. So I did all of the above at the start of the day I was standing pretty straight but as the day progressed I started to walk slower and proceeded to shrink to what is known as my MR Burns posture. You know hunched over with a great big back hump. And that's when you get the stares from people on the streets.
I wish I could have taken a nap but I have this weird insomnia that hits during the day and night and I just sort of lie there and rest and read my 50 shades of Grey book. At night I take a sleeping pill but I cant really do that during the day. I do feel like I am swollen bc the CG is cutting into my right hip. For some reason it always hurts on that side. And I dont know if it is bc my scar is puckered there.
So overall today was a good day but a long one. BC of all the errands I am very tired and walking super slow and all hunch back. Cant wait foe bed time so I can do it all over again tomorrow LOL
HAPPY HEALING LADIES
Post op day 13 I am very lucky that one of the...
- 21 Jun 2012
- 13 days post
I am very lucky that one of the girls that has Photoshop made me a before and after pictures and now it is so easy to how awesome my results are. So thanks littlefizzer.
I woke up super sore from my adventures yesterday. My right breast is still tight and I keep massaging it and I hope that gets better soon. I have been not wearing a bra lately I am not sure if that is a no no or not. I am usually in a cami with a built in bra so I hope that is good enough. My CG is loose in the day but by the end of the night it is tight bc of all of the movements during the day.
I changed my first diaper post surgery and its still kind of hard to twist and move. I have yet to drive but I am hoping I can accomplish that next week. I think I may need to take a vicodin at night just to relax my body esp my right breast and chest muscle.
I feel that I am almost back to my 100%, I'd say I am at 80%. I can almost stand up straight I am right there. Almost over the hump.
HAPPY HEALING LADIES
2 week post op Wow what a difference 2 weeks make...
- 22 Jun 2012
- 14 days post
Wow what a difference 2 weeks make :)I am now appy to report I am walking straight up 90% of the time. I have graduated into a size smaller CG even though I feel sausage squeeze again I know it's going to make me smaller and smaller. My only complaint is my right breast the implant is still riding high and it hurts esp when I am trying to sleep. So I usually encio taking an over the counter sleeping pill and either my left over pain meds or my night time Tylenol. My weight right ow is 157, almost to the 156.7 I was at on surgery day. The swelling still happend and in the same spot right below my belly button where the scar is. I swear it looks like I am 3 months pregnant. Can't wait for that to be flat.
My belly button isn't as scabby and I am getting used to seeing it again. I kind of like it now. I want to wait till all the scabs fall out so I can do the marble trick. Anybody done this? It helps shape your belly button. Why is it that my scar started off low but ow it's getting higher :( I just hope it stays where it's at now so I can wear my bikinis to Vegas this Sep.
I need to be better with my diet, I haven't been eating too bad but then again I know it could be better. Luckily my mom is off work now and she will make me healthy lunches. Been back to drinking my Shakeology for breakfast and boy did I miss it. My next post op visit isn't until next Sat and I am 3 weeks. I am hoping by then I can get rid of my foam in my CG and binder and just wear the CG.
How is everyone else doing? Happy healing lovely ladies
16 week post op My main complaint this whole...
- 24 Jun 2012
- 16 days post
My main complaint this whole time has been my right breast and how uncomfortable it is. I swear it feels like I have this tight band around my upper breast that pulls into my arm pit. It is like a muscle pull/strain. And it hurts mostly when I am trying to lie on my left side. I am a side sleeper and surprise surprise that is my most comfortable side to sleep on. My brother gave me a muscle relaxer and I slept so much better after that and on my left side. I think my implant is still riding high and has yet to drop. I will probably ask my PS about this on my up coming appointment.
I also noticed that since I wear my binder a certain way my left side was getting the curve more than my right. So today I decided to switch where the flap goes so I can put more pull tension on the side that isnt getting the curves. Hopefully this will even it out. I am now in a size Large CG and I hope to move to a medium by the end of the week. Smaller in smaller in the hopes that I get to a size 6. I was a 8/10 in most of my pants and clothes before surgery.
Aunt flo decided to show up way early 3 days so now I have that to contend with. But it validates my extra bitchyness, tiredness, and my never ending appetite. OH well I know once I get the ok I am back in the gym 5 days a week for my 2 hour increments to get it right and get it tight. That way my husband gets the full sexy effect. I cant wait to see him and for him to see the new me in the flesh!
HAPPY HEALING LADIES
17 days post op So yesterday I over did it, I...
- 25 Jun 2012
- 17 days post
So yesterday I over did it, I cleaned my room. My mom helped but I was bending, twisting and picking things off the floor. I was using my knees to bend me down but it still took its toll. Then I even went grocery shopping, needless to say I woke up today and felt it in my tummy tuck scar. It was so sore. Even right now I am completely wiped. It doesn't help that I am I'm my time of the month. Talk about exhaustion.
And today I had a repeat needed to go to target to pick up a few odds and ends. It went ok but I kept getting tars and whispers. Oh she had surgery it looks like it hurts blah blah blah! So what I am in sweats in the middle of he summer walking like a hunch back pushing my shopping cart. I know I am don't have my super momma cape sheesh cut a girl some slack. So I am going to attempt a nap and hopefully it charges my battery to get through this day. I just feel tired today and I know it's bc I only got 5 hours of sleep.
Happy healing ladies and gents
Day 18 Post op Stupid Aunt Flo I hate being a...
- 26 Jun 2012
- 18 days post
Stupid Aunt Flo I hate being a woman sometimes being stuck in a CG and menstruating is not fun at all. I mean when is it ever? Plus that means daily showers bc I hate being nasty from it. Before this I was taking them every other day bc of the stupid CG and having to put it on and off sucks. So now I have to because of it. Luckily I wont be on my monthly by Sat for my 3 week post op visit. Can you imagine that horror HAHA.
So I decided today to check my measurements from before surgery to now. Here are the stats mind you I am only 2 weeks post op so I am sure that they are going to go down still.
Preop inches Post Op
Bust: 36.5 39.5
Chest: 31 31.5
Waist: 30 29.5
Hips: 40.5 40.25
R Thigh: 23.75 22.5
L thigh: 23.5 22.25
Everything went down some but I am sure they will go down more, at least I hope so. I am now back to my weight before I went into surgery and even a lil oz lower at 156.4. Looking forward to seeing that number creep more towards 150. I am not going to sweat the small stuff.
My scar is looking fantastic and it is getting really flat. I AM IN A SIZE MEDIUM CG!!! Woo hoo. My belly button isnt crusty anymore and that makes me feel so much better. Now I have to start thinking about the scar treatment creams any suggestions. I will be asking my PS this when I go in Saturday. Overall I feel much better today no longer tired and crampy and sore. Back to my somewhat happy bubbly self other than the occasional bitchiness that aunt flo brings
Happy Healing ladies and gents!
20 day post op Guess who has been sleeping on...
- 28 Jun 2012
- 20 days post
Guess who has been sleeping on her sides!!!! THIS GIRL So happy to be finally sleeping good. I am 156 pounds and in a size medium Garment. I go SAT for my 3 week post op visit. I cant wait to be able to wear shorts and a bikini.
I am going to ask if I can start scar treatment meds for my scar and when I can wear a regular bra again.
Cant wait to be back in the gym. I am at 90% now cant wait till I am 100 again
HAPPY HEALING LADIES
POST OP 3 weeks and 1 day Went to see my PS...
- 30 Jun 2012
- 22 days post
Went to see my PS today and overall it was a good experience. He said I am healing remarkably well. My scar looks great and I am moving to the scar treatment phase. DR J suggested I use bioCorneum plus SPF 30 for the treatment of the scar 2 times a day. I graduated to no foam except on my inner thighs. In order to maintain the smoothness their I am going to continue to wear it. But the back, flanks and outer thighs is gone. HOORAY for that. I will be getting a stage 2 garment soon they didnt have any in stock and they are going to call me to let me know when it comes in. I also got a smaller binder bc the one I had was too big and wasnt sucking it in enough.
My right breast is still giving me problems. The pectoral muscle is holding the implant very tight. DR J manipulated it and it hurt. But its either manipulate it hard or get a capsular contraction. So I am going to have to massage it a lot more harder than I have been. He also told me I had the wrong type of sport bra on. So I need to buy another one or just go bra less. I am leaning more towards bar less bc it feel so much better to let the girls just hang. There already perky so why not.
I forgot to ask about my operating notes. I still dont know how much skin and fat was removed. I want to know so maybe I will call them and ask.
So I have 3 more weeks of wearing a CG and binder. Once I get out of these things I am going to go shopping for some new clothes. I can start walking again so I will be slowly getting back into working out.
Happy healing ladies!
Post op day 25 I am now feeling like my normal...
- 3 Jul 2012
- 25 days post
I am now feeling like my normal self. I am able to resume my motherly duties but they are adapted a bit. For example I can give my 2 year old a bath but he has to get himself in and out of the bath. I can get him dressed in the morning but again he steps into his pull up and shorts. I can also cook and do light cleaning up. But of course I get very tired after I do a lot in the morning and must take a nap in the afternoon.
I started walking again so I can get back to the gym after my 6 week appt. I am trying to find a stage 2 CG to wear but havent had any luck online. Might try to find one in the store. Anybody have any suggestions?
Overall I feel more and more like myself everyday. Cant wait till I can pick up my baby and love on him like I used too.
HAPPY HEALING ladies
27 days PO So I am adding another photo to the...
- 5 Jul 2012
- 27 days post
So I am adding another photo to the mix. I was 3 and a half week PO there. And this new hideous one of me in all my grandma underwear glory HAHA not that there is anything wrong with being a grandma at all but I dont normal wear underwear down to my knees. Cant wait to be able to wear a sexy freaking thong. I see all you lovely ladies modeling bikinis looking SEXY FINE and I cant help but think your BIOTCHES look freaking awesome while I sit in my stage 2 compression garment looking asexual. Lately I have been wanting to have sexy time (mommy daddy time or whatever you call it =P) esp since I finally like they way I look but the issue is I dont have a husband to do it with. So consider yourself lucky if you are getting a like extra nookie from the husband bc of how good you look. Please jump your husband on newme's behalf.
I have been eating really shitty and the number on the scale is stuck. I need to just be responsible and eat right but its so freaking hard. Esp with all these birthdays and what nots. And since I havent gotten my walk on I need to just pull up my granny underwear and just do it. I also started having a few alcoholic drinks. Can I just say I am a big WINE-O!!! I love me a glass of red wine. So it is such a nice treat to be able to indulge and have it again. My weight has been steady at 157 pounds which is 2 pounds more than the lowest I got too.
On a good note I fit into most of my jeans that were my tight ones before surgery. They are all size 8s but they weren't the stretchy type jeans that I normally would buy. And they fit with my stage 2 CG on. So once I get this sucker off they will probably be loose. I also tried on a hipster style jean size 6 that I bought prior to the surgery and they freaking fit!!!! It was a tight fit with my CG on but they fit. I am beyond ecstatic with that.
Yesterday I was rocking my juicy sweats and a tight black tank top and I got lots of compliments on my waist size. All my family kept saying how small my waist was and it made my day. Trying to let that be my motivator with my eating habits. So I can have the best possible results at my 6 week appt. That way after my appt I can officially go to get my new bikini. So here's to being back on track and eating right, working out and getting sexy!
Happy healing ladies
PO day 28 but 4 weeks from the Friday I had...
- 6 Jul 2012
- 28 days post
Wanted to post pictures of my 4 week mark. Also a up close view of the scar. A lot of you ladies have been where I have been. the scar originally was very puffy, raised and ugly. My PS give it time and I was of course very nervous of this. I mean I know he went to school he is double board certified and performs these surgeries but what does he know about my body JK. I just wanted to let you gals know that they are right give it times and stuff does improve. So I am posting them for you to see so you know that it does get better.
Today I went shopping and was so happy that I fit in small dresses. That rocks I bought myself 1 dress and am thrilled with how my boobies looked. MY scar is fading but I still have a ways to go. I have been putting BioCorneum on the scar 2 times a day and it is looking great. SO patience is the keep we change everyday and like the PS says you wont have full results for 6 months. So hang on tight and enjoy this crazy high and low roller coaster we are on.
5 week PO Hello ladies I am now down to...
- 13 Jul 2012
- 1 month post
Hello ladies I am now down to updating weekly. There just isnt enough time with summer and all to keep coming on here and looking at naked women with my kids in the room ESP with my 10 year old that is suddenly very obsessed with women and there breast. I had him at 19 I only hope he doesn't make me a grandma in 4 years LOL I will definitely be dropping birth control pills in his GF drinks JK.
So I am back to exercising 5 days a week but mainly right now it has been speed walking. I am back up to 4 miles. I have even tried to jog a lil and it didnt hurt in my tummy region at all but my back Lipo spots it killed me. I have read about people massaging the areas to help with that so I am going to attempt it. I gained 6 pounds back after I got down to 156 currently I have lost 4 and am working on the other 2 and hopefully I can take more off after.
My right breast implant finally feels like it dropped thank god! I was so worried I would have a capsular contraction complication but after diligently massaging the crap out of it, the implant got the memo and dropped. I dont even know why they call it massaging them its more like your are HONKING the crap out of it. I equate it to a vice grip of death!!!
On another note I did try on a few old bikinis and they look great on me. I can use the regular type but not the string ones unfortunately bc the scar is higher than the bikini. Maybe one day I will tattoo over it, I am not sure at this point. But I do like looking at myself naked. It has become an obsession now.
I even have naked SKYPE time with my husband and he loves seeing me naked so MISSION has definitely been accomplished. THANKS DR J! We have a little over a month and a half till we see each other. This Monday to come I plan on hitting the gym up again. Hoping to do a little cardio classes and the machine weights eventually I will switch to free weight once the DR okays it. And after that I will be in the gym to get my ass as muscular as possible bc that is now my problem area after the sugrey. It has gotten very flabby compared to the rest of me. That and my legs are my goal.
Overall I am ecstatic with my results. Just wished my scar placement was lower but like I said if i cant wear a string bikini that's fine I can wear the regular brief kind no problem. My clothes look awesome on me and I get checked out where ever I go. Even with my kids in tow so win win situation for me. I am praying for all you ladies on your journey.
HAPPY HEALING LADIES!!!
Just wanted to do a quick update, I have been...
- 17 Jul 2012
- 1 month post
This Friday I am celebrating the 6 week mark by going to the beach in my bikini. Can anyone let me know what to wear for my belly button scar? I don't want to expose it to the sun.
7 weeks Hello to all my lovely ladies out there...
- 27 Jul 2012
- 1 month post
Hello to all my lovely ladies out there. I am now 7 weeks PO and really feeling like my old self. I am 100% back and ready to get the OK to go back to working out full time with no restrictions. I go to the PS tomorrow for my 6 week PO appt. Hoping to get the OK and the green light to wax again. I was afraid to go before bc of the scar being so close to my pubic hair line. Didnt want to rip any scabs off or mess with it. I have been running and to Zumba and my abs were a little sore but nothing to stop me from going back.
I tried on my old bikini and since the scar has become flat I am now able to wear it. But probably still wont only because I am not supposed to tan yet. I have been taking mommy and me swimming classes with my 2.5 year old. And it is a nice distraction.
My right implant seems to have softened up and dropped and hopefully it means that I am out of the capsular contraction complication. We will see what the Dr says tomorrow. I am still eating shitty and am stuck at 159. Wish I was closer to 155 but once I get the green gym light I will be back to my healthy weight and eating right.
Happy healing ladies!
WEIRD I CANT ADD PICTURES???
8 Week PO tomorrow I am at the 2 month mark. I...
- 2 Aug 2012
- 2 months post
I am at the 2 month mark. I am definitely back to my old self. I am at the gym again and lifting weight but the PS said no abs or chest work out right now. No big deal for me. I love looking at myself in the mirror now but I will say that I am now looking at the cottage cheese below my ass. I wonder if they have treatment for that.
I am going to go bikini shopping online today. And am happy to report that my scar has lowered some so thankfully I will be able to wear a skimpier suit.
Only negative is I have developed a dent in my left outer thigh due to the lipo. I am a lil sad about it but its not that bad. My wonderful PS did say that he would either lipo the area above it or fat transfer into it to even it out. I go back in Sep 8th for my photos and visit.
HAPPY HEALING LADIES
- 2 Aug 2012
- 2 months post
Hey ladies I have been MIA for quite a while. that...
- 26 Sep 2012
- 3 months post
I am still holding steady at my 157 weight. So I didnt gain or lose any weight these last few weeks. I would like to tone my body more. Or get some more lipo done lol. Can they do it on your ass??? The only issue I have is my left breast implant still hasnt dropped all the way. still massaging the crap out of it to get it to be where my right one os. My right boob is perfect and you would never tell I got implants.
Anyway I get guys hitting on me and telling me how sexy and look and what not. Its nice to hear that again. overall I am so happy with my results.
If you are in the LA area and need a surgeon please look up Dr J. His website is www.drJplasticsurgery.com and tell him Andrea Garcia referred you!!! and if you guys need any advice email me to Drea1713@aol.com I would be happy to answer questions
4 months tomorrow post mommy makeover. What can...
- 7 Nov 2012
- 5 months post
What can I say obviously this has changed my life. I wear clothes that I didnt wear before. I have more men looking at me which even though I am married I must say it makes you feel good about yourself. I can wear dresses without a bra and love how perky my twins are. I feel like I am back to my normal self.
I havent lost any weight or gained any weight I tend to hold strong to 158. But from what I read the fat that was sucked out was balanced with my new implants. So that is why I maintain this weight. I know I need to work out so I can continue to look good but my school life and mommyhood has made it close to impossible. So thankful to be heading back to it soon. Because my ass had looked better.
I finally went bra shopping and was quite scared to discover that I am a 34 G!!! G for ginormous but I dont believe that they look that big in real life. My husband is in love with them so he is very happy. He comes home from deployment in Dec so many good things to come.
Now what I really want to do is to tone up my body. That or I am going to need to get lipo on my ass lol. So overall I am so happy with my results and look forward to moving forward with my life. The only negative thing about this whole process is that one of my implants on my left breast is still higher than the other. I can tell bc I look at them all the time. So that makes me self conscious and I will be bringing it up to my PS when I see him at my 6 month PO.
Wishing all you ladies luck.
My Doctor: Payam Jarrah-Nejad, MD
Dr J is seriously the most amazing surgeon and man. He is so personable and has a great bedside manner. Knows just what to say to make you get a smile on your face. He always answers my question and even answers some before I even ask. His follow up care after the surgery is also excellent. Especially when you are quite out of it. I never felt rushed for my appointment or did I have to wait to be seen with the exception of my consult (but that was my fault for missing my appt time by an hr and a half). The staff are excellent especially the nurse Maggie. She is so nice and will answer your questions. Diana is also very personable she is reachable through email or text. Call to get a straight answer or else you might wait a few days for the email or hours for the text. The payment process is a breeze either charge or check. Overall I rate the DR as excellent and the Staff as very good. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.