I am 5'6" & 155lbs. - Mommy Makeover

I am 5'6" & 155lbs. (give or take a few) I had...


I am 5'6" & 155lbs. (give or take a few) I had twins last year and they are the the best thing in my life (& my husband:) ) but it really took a tole on my body. I gained 60 lbs during pregnancy. The twins were huge for twins, 6.3 & 6.11. Let's just say I got tons of strechmarks and loose skin from the pregnancy and then losing 20lbs at delivery and 30lbs more 3 weeks later. Before pregnancy, I was athletic type and weighing 145 give or take some before pregnancy. I hope this will help me to get back to before. I have spent tons of time, asking myself if this is what I really want. It is! I am so excited, my surgery is dec 27th and I'm so anxious, nervous, excited, scared, & worried all in one. My husband has been very supportive about my decision & he's ready to be daddy/mommy/nurse for my recovery time. I just pray I heal fast & results are amazing. I've read tons of reviews and gotten so much helpful feedback that I decided to create my own to help a future MM :) If anyone could answer some questions I have, that'd be great!



1. What to bring on surgery day?

2. What to have next to bed for recovering?

3. Can the TT be compared to a c-section? The pain & recovery time?

4. Will I be able to go back to a desk job @ 2 weeks?

5. What pain meds worked the best?

Thank you all!!!!!!!


How do you post pics?


How do you post pics?


Does anyone have any advice about this? I'm...

Does anyone have any advice about this? I'm beginning to question if it is going to be worth it.. I am 5'6" and I weigh about 150-160. my stretch marks ane on my belly button and below so I am hoping this will take most of them away.. I have 2 weeks before my procedure and I feel excited one day and nervous and selfish the next. I just hope my results look like you alls! I am going to post some pics soon.. I guess I have been holding off because I hate my body now and I dont want to see it in a picture.. Also, when I do post them, it will make it more real to me..

Ahhh sooo nervous! Trying to get everything ready...

Ahhh sooo nervous! Trying to get everything ready for me while taking down the tree & decorations, putting together all the new toys my kids got, and making sure the house stays clean!!!! How nerve racking to do this right after Christmas!! Anyone have any last minute advice?????? My surgery starts tommorrow at 7:30am. Please send some prayers this way.. I will post after pics as soon as I can. Thank you all for doing the same. It has been so helpful to see your alls before and after pics and to hear about how everything went. Here is my last measurement of myself.



Weight: 155lbs.

Height: 5'6"

Cup: B-36

Waist: 29

Athletic built but tons of loose skin and stretch marks on my stomach and saggy breasts after having twins.

The count down begins.... 19 hours!!!@#$%^&*()

I made it:) it was wayyyy better than I thought it...

I made it:) it was wayyyy better than I thought it was going to be. Thank you all so much. It only really hurts when getting up or down. Will post pics soon:)

On my meds and out of it.. it only hurts to get up...

On my meds and out of it.. it only hurts to get up & down. Thank tou all of the encouragement .. will post pics tomorrow! !

Tell me what you think... i am very swollen still....

tell me what you think... i am very swollen still. my belly button looks weird but hopefully it will heal nice and normal.. i love how flat my tummy is :) my boobs feel too big for me but i know they will shrink once the sweeling goes down. my stretch marks are still on my sides but im so glad most of them went away. thank you all for the support!!

Oh yeah and i forgot to mention.. i itch...

oh yeah and i forgot to mention.. i itch EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ps said i could take some benedryl (sp) and i just did so hopefully it helps!! i also had a temp of 100.4 and a pounding headach so he told me to take tylenol. that really helped. im not in much pain anymore, just out of it still. this process isnt as bad as i thought it was going to be, so ladies believe me, it is WORTH IT!!! i cant wait to take my twins to the water park this summer :) thanks again everyone for posting your story on this site, i dont know what i would of done without it and you all!! :)

Went to the doctors yestrday and I shoul be gettin...

Went to the doctors yestrday and I shoul be gettin my drain out on monday:)

This has def had its ups and downs! I am 1 week...

This has def had its ups and downs! I am 1 week post op and got my drain out today. I have been sooo out of it. I love my results but hoping my bb heels fast and normal. it looks a little weird as of right now. I am going to take some more pics tonight and I cant wait to see the final results. I ran out of meds for about 6 hours yesterday and that was the hardest time of this journey. Now that I am back on the pain killers I am so much better. I go back to work Monday and am dreading it:( I hope I start to heal faster so I can walk a little straighter by then. Happy New Year to you all. Hope you all are doing great! I will try to post some pics tonight.

Going back to work on Monday!!! Still can't...

Going back to work on Monday!!! Still can't believe all of this happened. I love my new body, just ready to see the healed results. Went to see my PS yesterday and told him I don't like my bb and he said in 3 months he will be able to fix it. I feel like it's too flat. I want it to go in a little bit more and he said he can do it in his office once it heals? Hope he is right :) I also went Bra shopping yesterday and I am a 36D!!!! Just what I wanted. Now I don't have to wear all that extra padding :) I love VS bras and just in time to buy some with their BIG SALE :)!! Anyways, my family is taking shifts this weekend watching the twins while my husband is at work so I can rest before I go back to work. So nervous on going back to work but I have been leaning back on the pain meds and only taking them at night... taking over the counter during the day. I really don’t think I look different in clothes since I am so swollen still... I don't think anyone is going to notice since I have been wearing padding bras.. I just hope I feel 100% while at work since I have too much to do.. BUT I have a desk job so it won’t be hard on my body, just my mind. I AM SO READY FOR ALL THIS TO BE OVER AND FOR SUMMER :) I cannot wait to go swimming... (Haven’t been in 3 years!) I'm so ready to take my little munchkins swimming in public :) Anyway, hope you all are doing fabulous and please send me a message if you have any questions!!! Thank you all for the support. Here are the PICS.. Very swollen but so much better than my body after having twins!!

I will be waking up in 24 hours, getting ready for...

I will be waking up in 24 hours, getting ready for work... ahhhhh! Very swollen by the end of the day and salt is my enemy BUT I fit into my jeans for 4 hours yesterday over the compression thing! Whoohoo that means I will hopefully get to fit into my pre pregnancy jeans once this is all over with! Whoop whoop ! That is the goal. Hope you all are doing great! You deserve it!! & just had to share this, God is so good to me! He is amazing and his blessings are overflowing. Please pray if you are having any trouble. It helps so much!!

Is the only reason to wear the compression garmet/...

Is the only reason to wear the compression garmet/ spanx thingy for swelling??? Or will it effect the final results? Going to ask my ps tomorrow for more detail but really needing some other advice from experiences. I just can't fit into my work clothes with it and look so fat.. I'm icing at night and sleeping in the garmet... just don't want to wear it at work. What do you guys think? I'm 2 weeks post op and work 8-5 mon - thurs . I just hate how I look in it with clothes over it. My husband might go get me the victorias secret one on Friday. Its $35 but anyone else wear that one?? Is it slimming? Any info or advice would help and thank you all for all the support. You all look amazing! God is good!

16 days post op and loving my results!! Not...

16 days post op and loving my results!! Not feeling the best though. My body aches but went back to work at 13 days so what can you expect? I will post some pics soon. I know how much it helps future mommy makeovers because it helped me to actually do it!! I'm so happy I did! I LOVE my results. Esp my tummy!! Its so flat and I haven't had that for so long. My boobs are such a plus! I feel like I should of had these all my life. It def has its ups and downs and everyday is different but just take it one day at a time and it will all be worth it in the end!:)

23 days post op and feeling great :) loving my...

23 days post op and feeling great :) loving my results besides my right side and bb but might or might not get it fixed at 3 months. Going to start working out. Can't wait! I would say 3 weeks I felt back to normal. Going back to work at 13 days was really hard and I recommend at least 3 weeks! But ya gotta do what ya gotta do! I've been taking pics but can't upload from my phone, so I will when I can! I know how much it helps. You all look fab!!

23 days post op and feeling great :) loving my...

23 days post op and feeling great :) loving my results besides my right side and bb but might or might not get it fixed at 3 months. Going to start working out. Can't wait! I would say 3 weeks I felt back to normal. Going back to work at 13 days was really hard and I recommend at least 3 weeks! But ya gotta do what ya gotta do! I've been taking pics but can't upload from my phone, so I will when I can! I know how much it helps. You all look fab!!

24 days post op and feeling great! My right side...

24 days post op and feeling great! My right side is a lil bigger than my left and my bb looks flat but its starting to look better as the days go on.my ps is willing to do a revision about 3months post op in office with numming and free of charge, I just don't know if I want to be cut on again. He said he will bring my right hip cut down instead of doing lipo so it matches my left. He also said no workout will help because it is on the incesion. Time will tell as it heals on what the outcme will be. I've been taking pics but can't upload from my phone so oncei can, I will upload them all. I know how much it helps to see pics. I think this is totally worth it! I love my results besides the right hip. I can live with the bb but we will see. I feel so much better about myself in and out of clothes. I cannot wait till summer:) I went back to work at 13days and it was very hard. I would recommend at least 3 weeks to go back. I'm starting to feel back to normal. The swelling is going down and I'm not wearing the garmet as much. It feels so great to have my clothes fit right again. My ps said I can work out but not with weights more than 5 lbs. Just toning, and that's all I want anyways! Just so thankful to have done this. It is hard but so worth it!!!!!

24 days post op and feeling great! My right side...

24 days post op and feeling great! My right side is a lil bigger than my left and my bb looks flat but its starting to look better as the days go on.my ps is willing to do a revision about 3months post op in office with numming and free of charge, I just don't know if I want to be cut on again. He said he will bring my right hip cut down instead of doing lipo so it matches my left. He also said no workout will help because it is on the incesion. Time will tell as it heals on what the outcme will be. I've been taking pics but can't upload from my phone so oncei can, I will upload them all. I know how much it helps to see pics. I think this is totally worth it! I love my results besides the right hip. I can live with the bb but we will see. I feel so much better about myself in and out of clothes. I cannot wait till summer:) I went back to work at 13days and it was very hard. I would recommend at least 3 weeks to go back. I'm starting to feel back to normal. The swelling is going down and I'm not wearing the garmet as much. It feels so great to have my clothes fit right again. My ps said I can work out but not with weights more than 5 lbs. Just toning, and that's all I want anyways! Just so thankful to have done this. It is hard but so worth it!!!!!

24 days post op and feeling great! My right side...

24 days post op and feeling great! My right side is a lil bigger than my left and my bb looks flat but its starting to look better as the days go on.my ps is willing to do a revision about 3months post op in office with numming and free of charge, I just don't know if I want to be cut on again. He said he will bring my right hip cut down instead of doing lipo so it matches my left. He also said no workout will help because it is on the incesion. Time will tell as it heals on what the outcme will be. I've been taking pics but can't upload from my phone so oncei can, I will upload them all. I know how much it helps to see pics. I think this is totally worth it! I love my results besides the right hip. I can live with the bb but we will see. I feel so much better about myself in and out of clothes. I cannot wait till summer:) I went back to work at 13days and it was very hard. I would recommend at least 3 weeks to go back. I'm starting to feel back to normal. The swelling is going down and I'm not wearing the garmet as much. It feels so great to have my clothes fit right again. My ps said I can work out but not with weights more than 5 lbs. Just toning, and that's all I want anyways! Just so thankful to have done this. It is hard but so worth it!!!!!

24 days post op and feeling great! My right side...

24 days post op and feeling great! My right side is a lil bigger than my left and my bb looks flat but its starting to look better as the days go on.my ps is willing to do a revision about 3months post op in office with numming and free of charge, I just don't know if I want to be cut on again. He said he will bring my right hip cut down instead of doing lipo so it matches my left. He also said no workout will help because it is on the incesion. Time will tell as it heals on what the outcme will be. I've been taking pics but can't upload from my phone so oncei can, I will upload them all. I know how much it helps to see pics. I think this is totally worth it! I love my results besides the right hip. I can live with the bb but we will see. I feel so much better about myself in and out of clothes. I cannot wait till summer:) I went back to work at 13days and it was very hard. I would recommend at least 3 weeks to go back. I'm starting to feel back to normal. The swelling is going down and I'm not wearing the garmet as much. It feels so great to have my clothes fit right again. My ps said I can work out but not with weights more than 5 lbs. Just toning, and that's all I want anyways! Just so thankful to have done this. It is hard but so worth it!!!!!

4 weeks post op! Posted some new pics! Feeling...

4 weeks post op! Posted some new pics! Feeling great and is released to start working out :) Going to start Monday at the gym and cant wait! ! ! I am getting a revision done on my side in about 2 months. It is going to be pulled down to be even with the other side. Not very happy that I am going to be cut on again but I would rather do it now and get it over with then be un even. My belly button is looking better by the day but still haven't decided if I am going to get that done at the same time or live with it. My side is the only thing that bothers me. It shows in a swimsuit and it is like a permanent love handle. So happy I did this! It is so worth it! I CAN NOT WAIT FOR SUMMER! ! The gym I am joining has an indoor waterpark and I can't wait to take my kids swimming!! Hope you ladies are doing great!! You all look fantastic. :)

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Having similar revisions done as well on feb 6 ... Bb and spot lipo ( happy he threw that in) to remove the bulge and a lumpy spot ! I'll let ya
Know how it goes !
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Thank you guys!!! I hope it doesn't hurt, I know my side will but it has to. Be done. I'm just sooo ready for summer and for this all to be over with!!!
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FYI-The BB fix in office is NOTHING!!! My friend had it done no problems at all! I'm having my BA fixed because of prolonged swelling after makeover! PS said in office and 30 minutes?? Sounds good to me! I also have a place around my hip that he's gonna have to straighten out! Best of luck! Your looking hot!!
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You look great!!
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thank you all soo much! You guys are so helpful!! I cut some of the band off so it doesn't look so bulky. I wore it yesterday and it fit really good. I wore it last night to bed and woke up like 5 times and had to pee but couldn't go very much.. I feel like its cutting off the circulation while imm sleeping. Any of you all had that problem? I also took stool softners last night and had to go but could ofny go a. Little at a time. I hope I'm not wearing it too tight....
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If u did not have lipo, your compression is just to keep swelling at bay. Results should not be effected if u wear it less. In fact, some ps don't require it at all. I think the key is finding a garment that fits well and doesn't show up under clothes. I have tried several in stores and they just don't compare to medical grade garments, IMO. I like my Veronique full body garment. I slip it off only for a quick shower.
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Ok what I wore was the "'mother tucker" it's a post partum tank and is pricey but has the best compression by far! You can get it at those fancy maternity stores or online. Totally worth the money . Get a size small.
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Just saw your question....I have to say that I was only in a binder for 7 days. I am three in a half weeks now and have not been wearing one since the first week! I LOVE it! My PS does not see a need to wear one. I have hardly any swelling at all...just a little at night! Just wanted to share. I would ask your PS though because they are all different! Good luck and happy healing!
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You look great!! Who was your doctor at KU Med.? I have been looking in the KC area and WOW you look fabulous.
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Thank you! Panuru(sp) and young but young isn't there anymore and I'm about to find out why tomorrow. Message me for more details about it if u want!
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I didn't like my belly button but then I realized that it was swollen and scarred like the TT and BL so I gave it time and now I'm cool with it. SOOOOOOOO much better than what I had before!
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Thank you its starting to heal a lil better I just hate this swelling and compression garmet . . .ugh none of my work clothes fit because of that! Btw- you look good , love your results!!!
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Thank you dear, I have to say my doctor told me to pitch the garment at six weeks and I wanted to so badly, I had to wear that beast in the summer! But I must say that I got it back out and still wear it on days that feel like I'm bloating. Believe me I never thought I would be one to say that, it felt so free to take it off EVERYTIME! It has to suck being back at work so soon, I feel bad about that. The bright side to finally getting rid of the binder is that your body is sculpted so nicely and you feel 15 lbs thinner!!!
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Thank you. He said 6 weeks but I cut off the top half so it fits a lot better. Oh man I couldn't of done this during summer. I guess I have it good by wearing winter clothes right now. Work is hard but it was better today. Its like everyday is either good or bad. I hope I loose some weight but I doubt I will untill I can. Start working out again.
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Very good I cut mine off too. Heal first then you can lose any weight you think you need to. You don't want to deprive your body of anything that it might need to repair cells and nerves and skin...
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You are looking GREAT! How was your first day back to work??
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Thank you and so do you!!! Worked sucked!! I'm so emotional and get so upsetover people caring... I called in sick. Today and have an appt tomorrow at 8am for check up. How long did you wear you compression garmet thing... I hate it and its the only thing that hurts..
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Love the new pics. you look great. As I keep blasting on here.. I really hate my BB they did not take the skin off the top of the BB it is like a flap. I like the look of yours.
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Thank you. I really like your bb! I hate mine:( its flat like their is no hole. It just looks like there is but its flat and its not healing fast.. I'm so swollen and can't button any of my work pants lol my ps said he would fix it in 3 months once it heals.... idk about it though. I. Just want it. To go in more.
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you are still very swollen. Im sure once the swelling goes down it will look more in. Funny I think mine is to in and fatty looking lol.. ohmost like before the TT... My PS told me September, and if I want to get lipo he will do it than. Im going to loose some more weight.
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I hope so. Hey how long did you wear the compression thingy/spanx? BUT you look amazing and don't need any lipo or to loose any weight. Your bb looks so natural!!!!!!!
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Oh thank you :-) I wore it for 5 weeks. I have lost 5 pounds going to the gym :-)
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Wow you have the kind of boobs men wish bikini tops would fly off of just so they could see what they look like! LOL Seriously you look incredible...Congrats to you and good luck going back to work. Try to use some ice packs in the evenings if you have any pains or swelling. It will help you stay away from meds and protect your sexy little liver!!
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Thankyou so much!!!! I am going to go get some ice packs when I get off work. Thank you , I really needed that today! :)
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