2 days post op....

I have been researching surgeons for my Mommy...

I have been researching surgeons for my Mommy Makeover that I plan to have in the next 60-90 days. I am scheduling consultations with the following doctors/facilities: Dr. Philip Chang in Leesburg, Dr. Michael Brown in Ashburn and also with Parva Plastic Surgery Center in Leesburg. Has anyone used these physicians and could you please share your experience and costs?

I'm a 44 year old mother of 2 and I have...

I'm a 44 year old mother of 2 and I have wanted at least a tummy tuck since the birth of my 2nd child over 20 years ago!!! This is absolutely a dream come true for me and I am SO excited! I'm still undecided on whether to have a breast lift only or a breast augmentation. I'm 5'7", 160 lbs and currently a size 38-D so I don't want or need bigger breasts, but I'm not sure I'll get the fullness I want in the top portion without implants. I'm hoping the doctor's will help me make this decision when I go for my consultations next month.

I also want and NEED lipo on my "love handles" and "back fat". Some of my friends say I'm absolutely crazy to even consider having cosmetic surgery but I've had low self esteem over my body image for years. Since I had my children at a young age, I've never got to wear that cute bikini and feel sexy. Any advice on do's and don'ts would be greatly appreciated! :)

I have my first 2 consultations one week from...

I have my first 2 consultations one week from today! SO EXCITED!!!

Hello Ladies! Monday, June 13th is my big day!!...

Hello Ladies! Monday, June 13th is my big day!! After many consultations with various surgeons,I have scheduled my surgery with Dr. Franklin Richards. He was actually referred to me by a lady here on RealSelf otherwise, I may not have even made an appointment for a consultation with him. Wish me luck and any advise will be GREATLY appreciated! I haven't started to get nervous...YET but I'm sure I'll be a basketcase come Sunday and Monday. At some point I will get some pre-op pictures posted as well as my post-op pics. In a few weeks, I can also "rate" my experience. For now, I'm just hoping for fantastic results and a speedy recovery :)

Tomorrow is the big day!! I have to be at the...

Tomorrow is the big day!! I have to be at the hospital at 6 and my surgery is at 8. I can't believe I'm still not nervous...just excited and anxious =)
Wish me luck Ladies =)

I had my surgery today! Everything is going well...

I had my surgery today! Everything is going well other than having to get up & down. I guess it's from the muscle repair because it only hurts in my upper ab's and God does it ever!
I also have a lot of draining which looks like pure blood.
Time to TRY and get some sleep!

Day 2- still struggling getting in & out of bed....

Day 2- still struggling getting in & out of bed. Other than that, I'm getting around ok. I havent peeked yet but i'll try to get my husband to take off my compression garmet this evening so I can take a good look. It's really starting to itch...
I've had alot of draining from the lipo incisions and drain in my stomach is finally slowing down & not looking like pure blood.
Washington DC Plastic Surgeon

Surgery scheduled for June 13th...I will keep you ladies updated with my results =)

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 Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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