Two Kids in 12 Months = Full Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair and Lipo of the Flanks - New Jersey

I am 24 years old 5'3" and 135 lbs. My...

I am 24 years old 5'3" and 135 lbs. My boys are 12 months and 20 days apart. I had high blood pressure both times which caused me to bloat up quickly resulting in lots of extra skin and stretch marks.

Also both my lil munchkins were c - sections. They are now 2 and 3 years old and I have been dreaming of this since my second son was born. I found a great doctor and got lucky when a patient had to cancel for the May 16 and did not have to wait until the end of June for a date. It is all happening so quickly but I am SO excited!

I can not stop looking at bikinis SO EXCITED!

I can not stop looking at bikinis SO EXCITED!

Ok I feel SO guilty but I just bought two bikinis....

ok I feel SO guilty but I just bought two bikinis. I haven not wore a bikini since I was 18 omg can not wait till Monday!!!!!

In exactly 12 hours my surgery will start. I know...

In exactly 12 hours my surgery will start. I know I should be nervous, but I am way to excited!!

Maybe nervous will come later tonight do not think I will bother sleeping tonight since I have to leave at 5 a.m. and I can get some work done before I leave.

Just got checked in the hospital going to start...

Just got checked in the hospital going to start prepping me soon. Not nervous at all I have a good feeling about this. I said good bye to my extra skin. I told it I know we had been trough a lot together but we are better off apart. I will let you all know how it went in afew hours . Thank you all for the sweet comments !

Well yesterday was the big day and I am more sore...

Well yesterday was the big day and I am more sore then I expected to be. The tummy tuck does not hurt but my liposuction areas are killing me . I stayed overnight at the hospital because that is what my doctor prefers. For those wondering I found the tummy tuck to be more painful the a c section. With my c sections I took no pain meds with this I have been on pain meds the whole time. I get to see the doctor tomorrow looking forward to seeing how my tummy looks.

Thank you all for sending some luck my way!

OK so I went to the doctor this morning and got...

OK so I went to the doctor this morning and got one of my drains out and was ecstatic! One drain is not bad I do not even notice it two drains were a pain in the butt. I am still really swollen but can tell already I am much smaller and the doctor says I am already healing well which is great. I saw my naked stomach for the first time and love that 95% of my stretch marks are gone. I will add a picture of my new tummy. My belly button is still swollen but I think it will look great when it goes down. Now my only concern is how large my thighs look compared to my tiny tummy :)Feeling pretty good today started to slowly stop my pain meds.

Second night in a row that I can't sleep errrr

Second night in a row that I can't sleep errrr

Here are a few other little things I would like to...

Here are a few other little things I would like to share with you. I can not shower until I get my second drainage tube out on Wednesday. I feel gross. REALLY enjoy that last shower before your surgery. Next do not over eat!!! I have been eating mainly lean protein, fruit, and veggies and decided tonight that I should treat myself to two slices of veggie pizza and a bread stick. MISTAKE I thought I was going to explode or at least that my binder would rip to shreds if I moved. Lastly keep your tube for your drainage tube close to your body. Mine got snagged on my cabinet today. After screaming several words I am sure my two boys will be repeating by tomorrow morning and tearing up a little I have learned to keep the tube tucked into my pants ALWAYS! I hope my pain will help someone else.

 


I wonder if most people go through this while they...

I wonder if most people go through this while they heal, but I am a little upset about the way I look. Te be completely honest I feel hideous. My scar is red and puffy. I am swollen like I was attached my a swarm of bees. There is a hole in my public area where my second drainage tube was, and my belly button is all red. I got out of the shower yesterday and my husband could not look at me cause the tube hole was grossing him out. I know I will heal, it is just hard to deal with this part. Maybe I am just to used to instant gratification. I tend to get anxious if my email takes more then 5 seconds to load.

Okay so I think my main issue is with my scar on...

Okay so I think my main issue is with my scar on my right side. There are two separate cuts that are 1/4 inch apart and the skin between them is squished and raised up . That scar is also higher and shows with my underwear on. I just hope that skin doesn't stay so much more raised then everywhere else

Ok I found a way to cheer myself up !! SO happy! I...

ok I found a way to cheer myself up !! SO happy! I found a pair of VS lace wasit underwear that are sexy AND cover my scar. I don't know why but a sexy pair of panties made me feel so much better about my scar. Kinda stupid I know but hey it worked. I am going to throw on a sexy top and make my husband wish he didn't have to wait 2 more weeks ;) Thank you all for all your support!!!

OK so as you know I was a little upset about my...

OK so as you know I was a little upset about my scar so I started researching EVERYTHING I could use to reduce the appearance especially on the right side where I have two incisions and raised skin between them. I decided to go with ScarAway silicon sheets. I got a pack of 12 sheets that are 7 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. I have to use 2.5 strips to cover my whole scar and the box cost approx. $50 on Amazon.com. Let me say I LOVE these things. You can barely feel them and I saw a drastic improvement in 12 hours!!!! I will post pics of before I started and 12 hours later.

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I aam thrilled for you. I am worried about negative people but try notto think about it. I ave been a Mom for a very long time. and My husband and I agree... it's moms turn. You look amazing and I hope all is going well for you!
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Hey mama..are you still using scar away..woudl you recommend it???? Hope all is well, and you are lookin smoookin..woot
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How long do you wear the Scaraway strips at a time? I was thinking of wearing them at night & using Palmers & Mederma in the day. Can you take one off & keep using the same one for a week? There is so much info out there I don't know what to do. My scar is healing well so far (at 8 1/2 weeks now).
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I wear them from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. during the day I use bio oil and vit. E cream. Each strip lasts for one week I wash them every morning when I take them off.
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Thanks! I will try that. I will try anything! I hate the scar - but it will fade & I hated the saggy skin more!
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Hey girly, dont get down and out everything will turn out ok, its still so early. They say it can take up to 6 months to see true results, I think your pics look fantastic. Keep your head up girl, everything will be ok...:) I will keep you in my thoughts for a fast recovery..and hope that your scars lighten up soon for ya :) huuuugss
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Remind yourself of what you put as the caption of your most recent picture..."10 days post-op and in a BIKINI!" You're wearing and bikini and look great!
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very true I am being a baby about this lol. I had no idea how impatient I was until now.
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JocieMama...I completely understand your feelings in your recent update. I'm right there with you at 2 months. I got up this morning and looked at my tummy and it looked pretty darn good. I was reassured to think that what it is in the morning is what it will be 24/7 when it is all healed.

You DO look wonderful though and it will only get better from here :0)
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OMG! I saw your pics and you look amazing! I am starting to see a lot of improvment now and I feel better :) Thank you!
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I think you look great! I just read your update & believe me, I know how you feel. I am so happy I did this & I heard that when we are all healed, we will be really happy, but it is so hard to be patient. I hate my scars & the swelling is annoying!! I am 7 weeks post op today & I still feel like I cannot walk around in a bikini because I look swollen & like I obviously had "something done". My scar shows above my swimsuit bottom & although I love my belly button, it is very red.

Everyone says to be patient, but it is so hard, especially since summer is here & we want to show off our new bodies! What a long recovery! If I was better prepared for how long recovery would take, I would have done this in November! Hang in there!
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Thank you for responding you made me feel so much bvetter. I think I just severly underestiamted the recovery time. I thought I would be on the beach by my birthday which is June 24th. Now I am thinking probably not. No matter what I just have to accept the results because it can not be undone and just learn to love the new me. Thank you again!!
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JocieMamma- you are looking really good!! Quite awesome. Have a great weekend!
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Thank you Cheryl I hope you enjoy the long weekend!
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There is nothing wrong with your thighs:)  You have a perfect curvy shape.

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o Kimmers I barely know you but I think I love you :)
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:)  Seriously you have the shape women dream about having. 

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OMG...I bet, Im so happy the doc said I can shower like the next day if I want. Im a lil timid at taht approach but..meh Ill jus see how I feel. I bet the shower made you 100% better
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you are lucky ! lol I felt gross.
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Woohoo no more drains...Im sure that was the one thing you couldnt wait for eh?
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omg it is heaven to have those things out ! ALSO I got to shower it was amazing lol
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Oh Jociemama, you crack me up LOL. So true about the drains and over eating and the binders. It's a good thing I can laugh now!! Your boys are precious; hope rest of week goes smoothly for you.
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Thank you so much. Swelling is down a lot today so I am feeling better. ALSO tomorrow I get my last drain out so excited!
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Hurray for you!The last drain out will be soooo nice and glad to hear your swelling down.
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Oh no, not body slammed!! Ouch! My 5-yr old grandson kept his distance, just wanted to know why I had a hurt tummy. Didn't want to tell him 'doctor' did it, and make him afraid of doctors - LOL. Glad you have help!
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