Considering Mommy Makeover W/Tummy Tuck & BA W/Lift or Just a TT - New Jersey, NJ

Well...First I just want to say that this site is...

Well...First I just want to say that this site is AMAZING and has really made this decision very easy for me. Reading all of the success stories and being able to view real pictures from real women has just been wonderful. I thank you all for sharing!


I am a 40 year old mother of 4...and I just became a MiMi(Grandmother) in June!! All of my children, ages 20, 13 and 10yr old twins have been vaginal births. My first two were almost 9lbs each and my twins totalled 13lbs together. Can you say STRETCHED until I couldn't stretch anymore?? Starting out at 130lbs with my first and gaining 50lbs with him, I bounced back pretty well and did the same with he second...but with the twins, I was over 200lbs. Months after giving birth, I had to have my whole thyroid gland removed. With that came an immediate gain of 40lbs! I pretty much had NO metabolism and had to work really, really, really hard to lose anything. That has been the story of my life for the past 10years...


So January 2012, I made the decision to finally work extra hard and lose this weight...especially with this year being the year of 40 AND FABULOUS!! I wanted to embrace this new era in my life and be happy. At 5'4 1/2", my weight topped 262lbs! When I turned 40 in August 2012, I was down to 208lbs!! I lost 54lbs and feel FABULOUS!! I still want to lose another 30-40lbs before any procedure and I'm hoping I can! My hope is to get rid of this double belly I have...and these droopy boobs. My hubby is very excited and behind me 100%. Now... I just need to find a reputable board certified plastic surgeon and I'm hoping NOT to have to spend an arm and a leg...LOL! Wishful thinking right?? Does anyone know of any good docs in the Tri-state area?? I haven't gone on any consults in years. I went to one before and the doctor wouldn't even consider it until I was under 200lbs. That was disheartening...so now when I go, I shouldn't have to hear that again. How many should I consult with before making a decision? Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated. These next 4-5 months will fly by and then it will be my turn!! Excited and scared...

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