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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