Excited and Nervous!! TT & BA - Oklahoma City, OK

Right now I am counting the days down until March...

Right now I am counting the days down until March 12th, I started dieting in December 15th and I have lost 19lbs, my goal was 20 before surgery, so I'm just about there, and I'm going to shoot for another 10lbs. I have had 4-Csections, with the last one going horrbily wrong I ended up horrible scars and tore up all the muscles inside and that was 9yrs ago, I'm so ready to be able to look at myself in the mirror, and not hate what I see. I chose Dr Garland Porterfield in OKC for my procedures, he did a mini tuck for a friend of mine and she loved him and suggested him. I feel good about him, he seem to really listen and cared about what I wanted and needed to look like when I am done. I have read so many womens stories, I have googled information about a million times. I'm just ready!! Any advice, or anything you gals can share to help get prepared for this, I would love to hear! I will post as I go.

I'm so glad you started your story on RealSelf!

You may want to check out:

This list of supplies for recovery

JenBob's post about what she wishes she knew before her mommy makeover.

Please keep us posted! And if you feel comfortable doing it, add photos. It really helps to be able to see your transformation.


Down 21lbs today!! Surgery is close!

Down 21lbs today!! Surgery is close!
Your story is similar to mine. I have 5 kids the last four born thru c-section. My youngest will turn 9 in March and my MM is scheduled for March 14. I am trying to look up all info I can and lose a little more weight before the big day! I am from the Phoenix area. I can't wait and am somewhat terrified all at the same time. I know how hard c-sections are so I feel like I am somewhat prepared mentally for the tummy tuck....but nervous for breast lift . I want a nice result. I am DD now and want same size but better shape. Don't want porn size. That worries me most.

Today is the 24th of Feb I am so excited about...

Today is the 24th of Feb I am so excited about the date getting closer, I am so nervous but ready. I really don't handle pain very well, I've been reading all the stories, so many different opinions on the pain of a TT
My breast aug is scheduled with Dr. Porterfield on March 19! Good luck! I will be looking forward to your post surgery update.
Our dates are close together, it will be nice to share our stories together and see how different they are and maybe help each other through it. I'm down 21 lbs and I am hoping that will be enough to accomplish what I am after, I'm also getting a BA Im a 36c now, but my breast have never been full and stand up, so Im hoping that I end up with the right look I want to be D or DD that would be fine. Im just ready to feel good about me again. Can't wait to see how I journeys go!!!

10 more days!!! I can't believe Feb went so fast,...

10 more days!!! I can't believe Feb went so fast, I was thinking I had time to get all my business work and personal life in order, but now Im on the count down! Im so excited, I keep going back and forth on the BA, the TT it's really a necessary thing, because of all the damage that was done I can never have flat stomah, no matter how much wt or exercise I can do, but BA I guess my biggest deal is, is that vanity??? Vanity is wrong, that's how I was raised, but I have wanted a BA since I was 14. The doctor said I have to have a final decision by Wednesday, confused, I'm afraid if I don't I will be very disappointed, and if I do, what are my in-laws going to think (father-in-law is a preacher). Anyway any comments on that I would really like to hear.
Im down 21 lbs, can't seem to lose anymore, hopefully I can pull off at least another 5, 10 would be great, but I think I'm suppose to stop dieting before the surgery, not sure how many days before.
I enjoy each one of your journeys, each one has great information in them.
hope everyone is healing great.
That is great, we are using the same doc!! Can't wait to compare our stories!!

8 more days!! I have been cleaning and...

8 more days!! I have been cleaning and rearranging all weekend its kinda like nesting when your pregnant LOL! I haven't heard from my dr's office, I thought by now I would have gotten something about preparing for the day, idk maybe I'm just stressing I do that a lot! Hope everyone is healing and feeling good

I've been reading alot of different stories and...

I've been reading alot of different stories and list getting ready, alot have Arnica on them, I'm not sure what this is, and my doctor said nothing about it, can someone tell me a little about it, I googled it and I see what it is for, but do you need a Rx for this, and why hasn't my doc mentioned it?? BTW all your list have been very helpful some things I would not have thought of. Any info would be helpful and appreciated.
Well I took your advice and called the doc office today, they said they mailed stuff on the 26th but I didnt get it so they faxed it to me at work. TG cause there were some things I didn't know, but all is good and I am ready to go!! Im his first patient tuesday morning, so excited!!
I saw your update and that you hadn't received your paperwork from the Dr yet. I just got mine on Thurs which was the two week mark to surgery. I had to get bloodwork done and stop taking ibuprofen and pay for my surgery. I would call Dr office to see when you can expect it. I can't believe next week we are both getting this done!!! I am so stinking excited and nervous!

I'm getting more and more excited 6 more days I'm...

I'm getting more and more excited 6 more days I'm down 23lbs finally feeling like WOW this is happening! I have a great hubby he really is a great man SPOILS me rotten, according to my family, lol he will be home 3 wks with me to help, what a relief! I just read post where a girl had friend die from TT scary! ! Don't think I'll tell the family about that story. But makes u dbl think! But I have complete faith in God and my doc

Down to 3 more days, can't wait.

Down to 3 more days, can't wait.
How do I upload pics???

Down to one day!! Hope today goes by fast, I'm...

Down to one day!! Hope today goes by fast, I'm ready to get this done!

Well tomorrow is the day! Hubby got me the...

Well tomorrow is the day! Hubby got me the executive suite so I could relax in the Jacuzzi and took me to crabtown, now can't sleep to excited to nervous and to top it off I freaking started! ! Suppose to be in 2 days guess it decided to come early!!!! Sucks! I'm the first pt in the morning so I guess that's good hopefully well going to see if I can get some shut eye TOMORROW BE ON THE FLAT SIDE CAN'T WAIT!!!!

Been up since 6 can't wait time is going by so slow!

Been up since 6 can't wait time is going by so slow!

Here we go

Here we go

I'm on the flat side! Pain is a lot less than I...

I'm on the flat side! Pain is a lot less than I was expecting! :) Boobs look great

1 day been good so far pain is not bad and is...

1 day been good so far pain is not bad and is not at all what I was expecting not bad my boobs don't even hurt its been great I will post pics as soon as i get home I was worried about porn looking boobs but they look real its awesome
Surgery was today! I didn't sleep at all last night I was on computer etc because I had so much nervous energy. I was totally afraid of porn boobs but think they turned out great. I ended up with 200cc since I already had tissue going in. Stomach looks great despite swelling. I can't believe how small it is. After lugging around my giant stomach all these years I am in shock. I am in pretty good pain unless I don't move. How are you feeling?
So glad it went good I'm in 3 days getting around good drain tubes have almost stopped most pain is from my back its all knotted up but I'm doing great
It's 2:05 am. the morning of my tummy tuck. I can't believe it's here. I can't sleep. I went to pre op and got all marked up. So excited and scared silly all at the same time! I hope mine goes as well as yours!!!!!

Headed to doc to get the drains taken out I'm...

Headed to doc to get the drains taken out I'm sure I will upset the doc today I'm pissed about boobs I've wanted big boobs since I was 14 what I ended up with same tits just fuller and perkier well I can accomplish that look with a good bra from Victoria secret! I'm way upset not once did the office call and check on me. I pd 11000 for something I'm pissed off about very upset.

Ok apparentlly I was having a moment this morning ...

Ok apparentlly I was having a moment this morning my hubby says the boobs r bigger and that it is to early to say they r not right so I guess this morning I was having an off day! I shou

Now that I've seen the doc I feel better my boobs...

Now that I've seen the doc I feel better my boobs are 36d and he said dbl ds would have looked like porn star lol he doesn't do those so I'm bettet now and he said we don't even start massaing till next week

Added some pics, I finally figured out how to put...

Added some pics, I finally figured out how to put them on there, I will post more as time goes. I feel so much better about everything since I seen the Doc, this morning I was having some kind of issue, I don't even understand where that come from LOL!! DRAIN TUBES ARE GONE, doc said everything looks good and everything just has to go down and I will be flat!!! Boobs really do look good, I dont know why I thought they didnt this morning, I think this sports bra they give you seem to make them look smaller, I can't wait to go buy some sexy stuff!! Hope everyone is healing and doing good.

Well this is my last post since for some reason...

Well this is my last post since for some reason there are no responses, this procedure, best decision of my life, there has been hardly any pain, and it has been great, by breast get better looking everyday just took off the bra, and put on a shirt and they are going to look awesome. my stomach is flat and no pain the only thing I have is the muscle contractions, all I can say it is the best decision I have made, cant wait to go for the face lift next, Dr Porterfield is an awesome doc, and his work is great.
Hope everyone is healing and and doing great.
So glad u are doing great! Your breasts turned out perfectly. That was my worst fear. I stopped using pain meds about 3 days ago due to side effects. Dr has me on Valium as a muscle relaxer but I only take that at night because I don't like that it makes me tired. I have a fitbit which is like a pedometer but way better mad yesterday I logged about 2,200 steps. I was so happy because earlier in the week on Monday I had logged less than 200 in my drug and sleep induced haze. I still have both drains in draining a lot so I am not sure when they are coming out :/ but they haven't been too much of a bother as I constructed a pocket to put them in and then safety pin it to my outfit. How is your energy level? And swelling. I still need husband to take pics so I can put some up but with five kids and my 11 yr old son esp attached to my hip (this has been hard on him because emotionally he needs me alot) it is a little difficult to get much privacy to take needed,pics. Hope all goes well
So glad ur doing good. Thanks, I'm loving my new boobs! Did ur doc have u track ur steps or is that something ur doing?? Just curious cuz my doc didn't and I wonder if I should be up and moving more. Understand about the kiddos I have a 9yr old that is a special needs so she is always by mommie. Cant wait to see ur pics I need to do pics on my stomach hopefully I can get those done soon.
You look great glad your recovery went well for you!! Congrats on the new you!!

Added a few new pics of my tummy.

Added a few new pics of my tummy.
Hey Shelly! Your pics look good! Tummy is flat :-) Girls look full.. Rest rest! I just picked up both kids... Next 3 hrs are super crazy! Bye for now

Went to doc today got stitches out my belly...

Went to doc today got stitches out my belly button is infected I knew it was yesterday a funk smell GROSS!! TG I work with doctors got some spray meds and cleaned it out PS said it's normal and it happens, but all is good I get to go to soft bra and spanx let me tell u spanx Are so much better!! No massaging yet I go back in 2 weeks. Let me tell ya the girls look huge in a normal bra so glad they are not double D's so happy with all result

Learned something today even if you feel like...

Learned something today even if you feel like ur doing good DONT go and spend all day shopping im HURTING TG I had some pain meds left
Hi Shelly, how are you? Just checking in on you.. Hope your bb infection is better.. And you are indeed staying put :-)! I could not sleep for some reason. So back to surfing RS.. Happy Easter if you are celebrating! I think I'll sleep now. Kids will wake up for the Easter egg hunt soon.. Feel better! Rest!
well things are okay, my infection is spreading a little, my incision has opened up in two places, and course this happens on the weekend, when doc is not open, TG I do have medical training, I butterflied and have it covered, call the doc today they dont seem worried, Im going tomorrow and they are going to put some kind seal on it. Ive gone back to work so when I get home Im exhausted, and I just dont feel good, pretty sure its from the infection, so I started myself on some anitbiotics, hopefully I will start feeling better. I know I probably started back to work to soon, but I really didnt have a choice. Now Im starting to have the 3 week swell they talk about. But it can only get better
Ok. Good to know you have medical training... Hope they seal it up well tomorrow and things get better..My wishes your way!

Well ladies went to doc today, not good, my...

well ladies went to doc today, not good, my incision is now infected and and the incision under my left breast is also infected!! so they could not seal the incision, and breast incision had an open spot also that is why it got infected, yesterday they did not look infected, but today it was there, started me on antibiotics and sent some of it off for culture to make sure what kind of bacteria it is. Makes me wonder if they took the stitches out to soon?? they say dont worry that it happens.Guess that is why I just dont really feel good. so maybe now I will start feeling a little better when the meds start working. Hope everyone is having a great day
Hi Shelly, how have you been? Are the results for the cultures out yet? The good thing is, it's probably the same bug causing all the trouble. So the antibiotics should take care of it all. I understand how having an open, draining wound sux big time. But know that it WILL heal. Just takes a longer time. My Tt incision split an inch from me doing too much and was draining fluid that was collected and I have to say it did a number to my emotional health.
LingLing I got results today they caught it before it turned into full blown staph they said my antibiotics should clear it up I go mon to get incision packed I have a hole. Guess I'm just down. Thanks for story alwa
Hi Shelly, glad they caught it in time. I'm positive within a week of the antibiotics dose things will start to turn around for you....Hang in there!

I swear I feel like being on a rollar coaster,...

I swear I feel like being on a rollar coaster, your emotions are all over the place, yesterday i hated the way I looked, I was even wondering if my doc even did anything other than cut off the sagging skin LOL then this morning I get up and Im flat again, felt good even went to town in shorts and tank. Felt really good, still disappointed with my boobs wish they were just a little bigger but they will do. Hope every one is doing good. These emotional rollercoasters are driving me insane LOL
Yes infections do happen. If they are biopsying it they will have answer to type of infection and will get it treated soon. Sounds like you're having emotional days like all the rest of us do.....it's normal. I never had drains with my BR in October so they would open on the incisions and drain from time to drain. Try to stay as upbeat as possible, this will just be a blip on the radar screen and you will be so happy with your new perky girls before you know it. Take care....
Sorry you ran into this complication :( hopefully the antibiotics will knock it out and you'll be enjoying the new you in no time.

New pics Kricken I took pics in a tank, let me...

New pics Kricken I took pics in a tank, let me know what you think! actually I kind of like the boobs today LOL especially in the bra! Be honest let me know what you ladies think
well they look like the perfect size to me! And your BB looks so much better! Glad it's healing so well! You have a fabulous body now!
Has your infection cleared up yet? How about new pix? Can we see your chest in a tank top? 36 d sounds like a great size to be, I'm a DD - or larger sometimes. I hate being this big and am thinking about a breast reduction now that my TT is over. ( well, at 3 weeks PO it's not over yet! ). Your new shape looks fantastic. Hope the incisions look better.

Went to doc today every thing went good ...

went to doc today every thing went good infection is healing and they did not have to pack the wound and I don't have to go back for a month!! no cg at night but I feel better with it on, I can sleep on my side but it feels weird. so thankful things are healing. doc explained why my ba was the size they are he could not take them bigger I didn't have enough room to. so I can accept that and stop whining about it LOL. Hope everyone is healing and resting
I forgot to ask what size implant did you go with, and what kind?
You made me lol when I was reading your day about being unhappy with your boobs! I could FEEL your emotional roller coaster! I don't mean to make fun, but they way you wrote it was really cute. I think they look good BTW! ;)
thanks. I got the gummybear and 400cc and 375cc. the rollar coaster is CRAZY but ik in the end it will be worth it

Good morning all, hope everyone gets a good ...

good morning all, hope everyone gets a good day. Im 29dpo and I woke up hurting all not sure why, especially in my lower back. hopefully it will get better as the day goes. doc said I could sleep without binder but I tried it, I would rather have mine on. I keep it on take off a few hrs before shower. well guess I better pull myself together get ready for work. hope you ladies have a good day and good healing

Uploaded two new pics 29 dpo and the outfit im...

uploaded two new pics 29 dpo and the outfit im wearing this weekend

Had a pretty good day today, after the pains went...

Had a pretty good day today, after the pains went away, worked all day came home with a little energy left over, so there is hope all you ladies, I know it seems it will never end or better cause I was thinking that same exact thing, but today turn for the better!! hope all are healing good and had good days
The new pix look awesome!! Congrats! What a great shape you have now!
Not sure if your open wound is healed yet. But what healed mine over night literally felt like that. After suffering for 6 months. Raw organic honey. Apply it to a non stick gauze change daily and remove only in the shower after its soaked.
Forgot to mention that your breasts look really good. The size looks very proportionate!

Days are finally getting better, even with all the...

Days are finally getting better, even with all the severe storms and in and out of the cellar with my daughter, I only hurt a little afterwards, but this morning I was fine. working 8hrs days, coming home doing the mommie stuff, house stuff all by myself, since hubby had to go back to work. Tonight energy level is pretty good. So to all you ladies, that are still having a rough time, I promise it does getter better and then all you have to do is worry about weight gain. But the pain, the infections, and the disappointments, they will heal and get better. Happy Healing, Prayers for all of you.
Hi ShellyC, how are you? I have scheduled my surgery for Nov 4 finally! Since I had been closely following your story early on I wanted to thank you! Hope you have healed well and are looking and feeling fab!
thanks kricken, im finally enjoying and liking what I see, the infection is cleared up and everything is almost healed all up. I cant wait to tan and get into summer clothes!!
wow never thought of that honey is great for alot of things
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