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Finally,TT and Breast Lift.......3 Kids and 6 Years Working out Later!!!!

I'm just over 3 weeks out from surgery ( date...

I'm just over 3 weeks out from surgery ( date set 9/23) and have decided to let everyone in on my experience!!! My height is 5'4" and currently I weigh around 130lb - I work out 6 days a week and have one of the largest stomachs you will ever see ( will download pre photos v. soon)- I spend 99% of my day having to hold it in or else I am in danger of being asked "when I'm due?" LOL...my breasts also point south and are a pitiful reminder of what they once were... My 3 kids are 4,6 and 8 years old ...so finally they are old enough for me to have the surgery... This site is a source of inspiration and so I hope as my story unfolds I too will help those still wondering.... Currently I am very anxious yet incredibly excited...not so looking forward to the pain but hopefully it will be worth it..( am actually quite concerned as to how my husband will cope with the kids ...any pointers out there are so welcome?????) Will keep you all posted.....

Ok...so great long weekend...ate too much and had...

Ok...so great long weekend...ate too much and had some wine...I have pre op appointment this week, so really excited to get some before pictures posted for you'all to see :) Getting more anxious/excited by the day...hope that I still like the PS when I see him later in the week!!!

Ok so had pre op appointment with PS...feel very...

Ok so had pre op appointment with PS...feel very comfortable with him..so the excitement continues!!!! He took some pre photos ( that will be available to me later)..so my husband and I are going to take some of our own this weekend!!! PS was awesome..took plenty of time to answer questions...even so, still have thought of some more (typical)..so I'll email him later..Struggling to sleep at night..I guess a mixture of anxiety and excitement...any helpful ideas out there are very welcome!

OK...so after a sleepless night spending too much...

OK...so after a sleepless night spending too much time on UTube watching tummy tuck and breast lift surgeries, i am in to the final few days pre surgery...I will post pre piccys this weekend.. I have got my prescriptions filled and have started to get the house/laundry/work/kids/husband..stuff organised(no small feat!!) Still working out hard..I am not looking forward to being unable to hit the gym for the next few weeks..worried that my weight will skyrocket and that I'll feel mentally low..still having read many reviews on this site I am sticking to my "it will be worth it in the end" philosphophy...we'll see..

3 Days to go.....can't quite get myself...

3 Days to go.....can't quite get myself together!! Its probably due to the lack of sleep as much as anything..lots of work/shopping/laundry to do so at least I will be busy...still at the gym every day - I think this helps mentally..hopefully being so fit will help my recovery?...I'll let you all know!From today I am altering my diet to lighter foods and shakes and as suggested by my PS -I am alos taking the stool softeners and added fiber supplements...what joy!!!!

Alright...sleep deprived and as ancy as a cat on...

Alright...sleep deprived and as ancy as a cat on hot bricks I have posted some pre photos....there surely is nothing better than a camera to show you what you really look like...never mind thats why I'm finally in for the OP tomorrow!!! Yippeeee... Got the food in, the laundry under control,getting my work done...now I just need a new tummy and boobies...

Sooooo here we are 1 week post surgery.Everything...

Sooooo here we are 1 week post surgery.Everything went off as planned.. the hospital, and staff were superb!!My new uplifted breasts are quite simply amazing ( they haven't looked like this since I was in my teens) and even though there is some swelling I am very happy. My extended tummy tuck was great ..apparently my PS corrected my stomach muscles by 4 inches..thats HUGE!!! Unfortunately am having lots of swelling in my mid section which makes me feel as big as pre surgery!!! any helpful tips out there will be appreciated!!!Off to see PS today ..hoprfully he will remove the drains.....they are gettingto be really bothersome!!!

I just had to share my feelings this morning...so...

I just had to share my feelings this morning...so I am now 13 days post surgery..thankfully I have had no complications and continue to feel stronger every day..drains came out last Friday and have still been told by my PS to do "very little"..not easy with a husband,job and 3 kids!!!Anyhow took my binder off to shower this morning and was amazed at how much the swelling has gone down..my figure looks astounding ( to me aleast LOL)...need to recharge camera battery (Duh) and get some pics to post...for all you out there on the verge of surgery...be VERY excited but realise recovery ( and results) will take some time dependent on swelling etc...


Posting 6 week pictures....results seem to improve...

posting 6 week pictures....results seem to improve every day!!!.Still wearing compression garments as I get a lot of swelling from working out!...not complaining though this expeirence has been the best thing that I've EVER done for myself...I would recommend it to anyone.Will keep you updated in the next few weeks..

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You look Great! Congratulations! The new you looks awesome!
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You look amazing!
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Zoobedoo, there's another girl on this blog that runs marathons she had surgery in dec. name is christina,go to most discussed she has a pic of herself wearing a medal she might have some interesting tips gracey wants to do a marathon i think can't remember the others will drop in if i do :-)
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Zoobedoo, your legs have a very nice shape do you mind sharing what exercise program you follow? we have so many different women that do everything what works for some doesn't get some of us mainly me the results we're looking for..thanks!!
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OMGosh...thanks for the complments!!!...my legs have "developed " this shape by a combination of weights..including LOTS of lunges and squats and 6+ hours cardio per week...The cardio is a mixture of all gym equipment..cross trainer, stairmaster, treadmill..etc..but in recent yrs have focused more on the running..I am hoping to do a full marathon and triathlon later this yr!!!!
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Hi Zoobedoo, so glad I came over your post we are the exact same height and your at my ideal weight my body use to look like yours this has inspired me to lose this last amount of weight that i keep holding on to great results!!
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Kepp going with the weight!!!!...I ideally would like 5lbs off before the summer..my results have changed my life !!!...I will post more piccys in a few more weeks at the 4 month point...the swelling still comes and goes, particularly after any excercise :( ..I would definitely recomend buying a Bodybugg to help with your weight loss..I got one for Xmas and am amazed at just how amny calories I burn every day..in the past I have eaten too little ( 1250 - 1350 cal)..when I should be eating 1600 to 2000 per day to loose weight..OMG!!!..I'll let you know hoe it goes..Thank you for your kind comments!
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OMG! You look awesome Zoobedoo! I can't believe the differences in before and after. You belly is so smooth and your breast look perky. Did you have implants put in?
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Thank you so much for your compliments!!!! I am very pleased with my results.My breasts have only been lifted..so far!!!My PS won't do a lift and implants in the same procedure..I am looking to have some small implants placed in the spring to help keep them lifted!!! ...please let me know if I can help you with any further questions
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you look awesome. I have my surgery in 15 days and I'm very excited, I'm not nervous at all till maybe the day of. anyways take care
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Great. Did you take any stool softners or Colace before surgery. My PS told me yesterday to maybe start those a few days before. Did you do any vitamins or bromalian before?
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Yes, I started taking Colace and extra fiber 3 days or so before surgery...re vitamins...my PS is not a fan of "herbal" supplements..all he wanted me to take was my regular multivitamin..he was actually more concerned about eating lots of protein,fresh veg and fruit etc..ie..if you are eating healthily and have a good balanced diet thats all you need!!I hope this helps...the main thing to AVOID after surgery is salty foods as they increse swelling!!I hope this helps..
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I am having my procedure in 2 weeks!!!! Can you tell me what your major advice or tips would be...like a must for recovery?
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major advice for the recovery is simple...listen to what your Doctor tells you to do and obey!!!..my Ps is awesome..he told me exaclty what not to do and to keep on top of the pain meds around the clock for the first few days!!!I am so excited for you...your results will be fantastic....if you work out at all I would also suggest keeping up with it until the day before..being so in shape was a big plus in my recovery :)) I look forward to seeing your "after" piccys!
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You look amazing! if m tummy looks anything like yours I will be so happy. Booked fot TT on 1 Dec
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I am sure your results will be amazing also!....just remember that the swelling will take quite sometime to subside...relax and enjoy the experience..
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hi zoobedoo... tomorrow marks 6 weeks... just wondering how you are doing ?
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I am doing fantastic!!!!...still have swelling that comes on through the day but results getting better day by day also! How about you? you had surgery the same day as me...have you posted any pictures?
I am hoping to post some pictures in the next few days to mark the 6 week point...I am also looking forward to being able to work out "properly" again :))(seeing PS later this week)Really great to hear from you..
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I think you look amazing. My story is similar. I work out alot and consider myself in the best shape I have ever been in. Do you think that helped your recovery process? Are you/did you feel "down" for not being able to work out? How long did you take off work?
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Thanks for your complement...my shape is getting better every day..will try to post more pics this week at the 4 week point. not working out has been hell..however the first week post surgery you won't care thanks to lots of pain meds!!! the 2nd and 3rd are harder. My PS has allowed me to "walk" on a treadmill and to use only the eliptical machines starting at 3 weeks..I started on Thusday and feel great..I am doing EXACTLY as he said..nothing else( no weights etc...)Will be seeing him this week to see how I'm doing..so I'll let you know what else I can do!!!. The recovery has been pretty easy being so fit..the hardest part for me was sitting back and letting others help meAlso the Doc insisted that I eat 2000 to 3000 cals per day for the first 3 weeks to aid recovery..this was hard and I have gained 7lbs which is whilst only temporary is a downer..also realise some of these pounds will be swell...still have plenty of that!!! Took 2 weeks off work..

Hope your surgery goes well..let me know if you have any more questions...
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hey there... how r u doing ? I had a tt with lipo to hips/flanks and lipo/excision to remove my underarm fat... all on the same day as u... 6 days PO and I had one drain removed today. Lower back sore from being hunched over. Hope u r doing good...
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I am off to see PS today...hopefully he will remove the drains.Feeling that I am starting to stand more upright,so my back is less painful !!!Will post some piccys soon!!
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Good luck this week! *sending happy, healing thoughts your way*

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thanks for the healing thoughts..i'm getting allset for the "Big Day"
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I really appreciate the advice...only 3 days to go now!!!I am off to the store today to stock up on shakes for me and treats for the rest of my family!!!!
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