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Every day is progress! loving the new me!

I'm 23 years old and have two children. Before I...

I'm 23 years old and have two children. Before I got pregnant i weighed 120,I gave birth at 180. I went down to 165 than got pregnant and went up to 175. I now weigh 150.

I have lots of sagging skin in the front of my stomach and huge love handles. I'm very excited to have this surgery done.

I had kids very young and I have never even been able to wear a bikini if i wanted too :( My daughter just turned a year old so she is still very dependent on me. I just hope I'm making the right desicsion to do it so soon after her first birthday.


Ladies, when yall had a mommy makeover did yall...

Ladies, when yall had a mommy makeover did yall stay overnight or go home the same day?

I went to have a second consultation with my PS...

I went to have a second consultation with my PS too ask more questions and see some pictures. I was very impressed. I put down my deposit and have my pre op apt on 08/19. I'm sooo excited. I feel like the days are going to drag!

Posting a before side view. I hate it :( just 28...

Posting a before side view. I hate it :( just 28 more days :)

Ladies, Did it cost more to have a pain pump? I'm...

Ladies, Did it cost more to have a pain pump? I'm really thiking about requesting one! And how well did it work?

On Friday the 19th I had my last pre op apt! I...

On Friday the 19th I had my last pre op apt! I paid everything in full! Now there is no turning back! Now i just have to get this house spotless, stock up on food and items for around the house. Only 8 more days to go!

I'm starting to have a hard time sleeping at night...

I'm starting to have a hard time sleeping at night. I dont know if its because I'm constantly thinking about the surgrey. The goods and the bads. I wish my mine would just shut down lol. Well all i need to do now is just fill my prescriptions. one week from today I will be a new (hopefully hot) momma :)

Last night I finally told my MIL about the surgrey...

Last night I finally told my MIL about the surgrey and to my surprised she was more excited than me LOL! I expected a diff reaction thats why i waited so long to tell her. She is even going to take my daughter for the week so I can relax and focus on healing. That was alot of weight lifted off my shoulders. I have full support from my close ones and my baby girl will be well taken care of (my main concern since she is so little)

Also My nurse called me today, I go in to sugrey at 8:30 am on tuesday! She gave me instructions on DOs and Donts. I really like my PS's staff they are very nice and easy to talk to.

Now i really need to get this house spotless. I feel like i start cleaning and bam there is my daughter right behind me throwing things back where they were. My son on the other hand is such a good helper, I dont know what i would do without him. I do have a question ladies, What should i wear the day of surgrey?

Finally finished cleaning the house from top to...

Finally finished cleaning the house from top to bottom. Every single piece of clothing is washed. Lets see how long my house will stay clean. Days are starting to feel like they are dragging.

Only 2 more days to go! i cant believe it! I was...

only 2 more days to go! i cant believe it! I was surprised with an electric recliner. Im so thankful! So now i just need to relax and enjoy being normal for now. Anyone with some last minute advice would be sooooo aprecciated. Oh and i plan to put more before pics so i can post after! :)

I fell asleep kinda early tonight (with help of a...

i fell asleep kinda early tonight (with help of a sleep aid) some how i woke up and cant go back to sleeep :( i'm frustrated because i dont want to be up but i cant stop thinking! ugh! 6 more hours! I am soooo nervous its crazy. I just pray everything turns out good. I will post as soon as i can!

I did it! I'm soo glad i went through with it i do...

I did it! I'm soo glad i went through with it i do not know how my tummy or boobs look but tomorrow hope to see. As of right now im not in that much pain unless i get up to go to the bathroom! My hubby is being better than i expected! thank you God for being on my side :)

DAY 1 I woke up and had to use the restroom....

DAY 1

I woke up and had to use the restroom. OH crap it hurt like hell! I would say today is def a different day i feel more pain. I kinda feel like something ran over my chest! I hate these drains only because i accidently pulled at one and it stung! My amazing husband has been keeping up with my medicine. He pulled out my sons twin mattress and laid it on the floor next to my recliner! i was impressed. he went way beyond my expectations as a caretaker.
Today i have my first post op apt at 130. hopefully i can see something! my PS and his staff were amazing! I will update later my hands are the only thing that i can use right now ;(

I'm having lots of swelling any advice to get it...

I'm having lots of swelling any advice to get it down just a little? also how long did it take to have a BM?

I woke up and my left boob was hurting soo bad. it...

I woke up and my left boob was hurting soo bad. it has a stabbing sensation. its alittle more swollen than my right breast? any thoughts what this could be? I called my PS and hes in surgrey right now, the receptionist said they might have me go in when he gets out

Day 3 I finally took a shower today! Oh i...

Day 3

I finally took a shower today! Oh i feel so clean! My husband put a folding chair in the shower and washed my hair and body! I couldnt feel more thankful! My cousin helped me dressed in put my hair in french braids.Right now I feel like the support I'm recieving is helping me heal.

I finally saw my tummy and where my scar is and i couldnt be happier! My sides are swollen really bad and kinda above my belly button. Its barely day 3 and my stomach looks great! My girls are looking nice. I end up going with 400ccs saline under muscle i will post pics

Updating post-op pictures!!

Updating post-op pictures!!

Day 5 I'm feeling good today. I still feel...

Day 5

I'm feeling good today. I still feel sore maybe a 4/10. I havent taken any pain med today. I hate my binder at this point cause of all my swellling. I cant wait to get these drains out they are annoying. I'm really scared they are going to hurt! I still havent had a BM. I feel like i have to go but nothing. I cant wait until i can stand up straight again

Lubbock Plastic Surgeon

Eric Minns and his staff are amazing! I couldn't be happier with my results so far! I am so glad i choose him to be my PS. He always answered all my questions and never rushed me. I highly recommend him!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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I had a breast augmentation done almost 3 years ago, and I've just recently run smack dab into menopause. I've never had much of a waist, but it's even worse now. I''m heavier than I've ever been - 30 lbs heavier than when I gave birth 19 years ago. I think my hubby would go for a Mommy Makeover - and I know about recovery from having the girls done - are the results worth the money and the recovery? Who do you recommend in Texas? Any advice? Thanks!!
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You are already looking so good. Happy healing(-:
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WOW! Look at you GLOW mama! You look great! How are you feeling? I am glad you were able to post some photos up, and that cute little monkey shower curtain. Love it! Heal well! :)
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thank you ladies
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congrats, you look amazing!
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Wow! You are so skinny! I can't imagine how much better you will look once the swelling goes down. Fabulous!
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cottonmomma thank you for your quick response. My boobs were feeling tender and like if i had milk in them but when i woke up with the stabbing pain it took my breathe away. my medicine is kicking in and its going away kinda but im glad to know im not the only one its happen too. made me really scared
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I had the same problem- my right boob was much more swollen than left from day one and still is today. (Partly my fault had to pick up my son that was getting projectile vomiting) I had the same stabbing sensation your talking about- it lasted about 2-3 days and the swelling is now going down. Hope your feel better soon.
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It does feel at first like the binder is holding everything in there. It does ease up a bit after it's been off a while. The shower will help you feel better even though its a trek. Try ice packs and frozen peas for the swelling.
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I'm not sure what to do about the swelling either. You're right, taking off the binder you feel like you're going to fall out!
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thank you ladies! i do have lots of swelling :( anything i can do to make it a tad better? also my PS said i could shower but when he took off my binder it felt awful? did yall have the same problem?
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Happy day number one, girl! Glad to hear that you have such a wonderfully, helpful husband on your hands. Get lots of rest, and be one top of your pain meds. Remember to wiggle your toes and feet often, and practice a few deep breaths. Take care!
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Proudmommy,

Glad to know you are having a good first day:).
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Don't worry about sleeping. You will get plenty of sleep with and after your surgery : )
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Thinking if you today:)
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Thinking about you and sending happy thoughts your way for tomorrow.  Update us as soon as you can.

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So very close! Excited!
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thanks ladies
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Happy surgery and recovery:)
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Create a little place in your house with all of your supplies. I was prepared enough to have everything I needed but I wished I would have had it organized in one area so I didn't have to run around to get all the items when I needed it. Stack all of your goodies around wherever you are going to sleep. Books, magazines, etc. Keep a large water bottle near as well. You will do great.
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Good Luck next week. I know you must be getting excited. It's almost here.
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thank you!
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Omg our Internet has gone out! I'm going crazy over here..
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LOL...gotta love technology!

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