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3 Weeks PO - Feeling Good!
- New Mrs. C.
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $11,000
- James E. Magnusson, D.O. (Oklahoma)
Well a little bit about myself. I'm 34 years...
- 13 Feb 2012
Well a little bit about myself. I'm 34 years old, 5'4, currently weigh around 150 and still dropping. I'm a mother of 3, 1 boy and twin girls who are almost a year old. Which yes, did a number on my body. I'm 20 lbs less then when I got pregnant with my twins but my clothes fit worse then they did before I was pregnant. I've been researching and obsessing over a mommy makeover for the last year, I knew my body was going to have issues as my stomach was stretched to the max with the twins. Not to mention the sagging boobs that came with pregnancy, nursing, pumping and age! I have two consultations scheduled, one for this Friday and the second in a couple weeks. I can't wait to meet the PS and learn more and see what's going to happen and when we can get started. All the reviews and posts I've read on RealSelf have really helped me to prepare for what's in store and I'm sure excited to get this done. I know I'm going to be so much happier, not just myself but my whole family is going to benefit from this surgery. I'll update after my consultations... Yeah!!!
So ready! My 1st PS consultation just called and...
- 16 Feb 2012
Well I had my first consultation yesterday. I...
- 17 Feb 2012
I had my second consultation earlier this week,...
- 2 Mar 2012
Posting before pictures... with a lot of thought,...
- 7 Mar 2012
Can't stop thinking about my mommy makeover, 28...
- 14 Mar 2012
19 days till MM day! I have my pre-op appointment...
- 23 Mar 2012
Well I had my pre-op today, can't believe I'm only...
- 26 Mar 2012
12 more days, think I've about got everything I...
- 30 Mar 2012
I'm getting so close to actually going through...
- 10 Apr 2012
Tomorrow is my 35 birthday!! I will be spending my birthday hugging on my kids and making meals for all the family and help that will be here the next few weeks. Hopefully that will keep my mind of going too crazy!
So I went to Target and bought a two piece, haven't bought a two piece for over 13 years I bet! I felt like I had to hide behind clothes and use my go go gadget hands to grab one with no one seeing... yes, it was a very strange shopping experience. But... tried it on and took pictures this morning, will be excited to see that change after this is all done.
Just about made it to my surgery goal weight of 140, only off by a couple pounds and I'm very happy with that. Seeming I was tipping the scale at 225 last year at this time pregnant with my twins... this is progress!
To all those I've read about, you've been an inspiration and I can't wait to join you on the other side!!
Getting ready to leave for surgery, I've never...
- 12 Apr 2012
Hi lades - so sorry to be late in my update, it's...
- 16 Apr 2012
Day 1 PO was a crazy day, I live in Oklahoma and we had a tornado touch down so we had to climb down into our shelter and get my twin 1 year olds down there too... might have picked them up but with the adrenaline and all they came first! Needless to say, I was pretty sore after that.
Day 2 and Day 3 were pretty much the same - all pain has been manageable with the meds - I did take nausea pills the first day but never had to throw up which was great! I've been sleeping pretty good in my bed since Day 1 with a wedge pillow and lots of extra pillows everywhere. Took my first shower yesterday, Day 3 - it was awesome... thanks hubby!!
Day 4 - I've done a little laundry today but really taking it easy and taking advantage of the help that I have here - couldn't have done this without my hubby and MIL - they've been great!
Thank you all for your kind words, I know I shouldn't have gotten on here earlier but I'm so loopy right now I don't always make sense but it was sure nice to see your comments.
I'm still a TON swollen but I know I'll be happy with the results, it's amazing the difference I can tell already. I'm happy with the incision line and it looks like he went pretty high above my bb and got a lot of the stretch marks gone. The picture isn't the best but it's a start!
Love you all!!
Well today is day 11 post op and for the most part...
- 23 Apr 2012
I accidentally picked up one of my one year old girls today and now I think I may have done something back... all my incision areas are tingling, not sure what to think about that. I'm on my own in a few days with my twin 1 year olds, not sure how I'm going to handle that yet but will just have to figure it out.
Recovery for me has been really good, stopped taking pain pills around PO day 5 or 6, can't remember exactly but just taking extra strength Tylenol and Tylenol PM at night, seems to help a lot with sleeping. I've learned that using a shoe string tied around my neck to secure the drains to is a lot less bulky then the yoga band when taking a shower.
I did some running around yesterday, went to my son's soccer game and Target; sure felt good to feel skinny. I can tell my self esteem is already on the up and what a life change this is going to be for me. Confidence is building and I feel great, this is the best decision I've made for myself ever and so happy I went through with it.
Happy healing to all out there on the flat side and to those getting ready... good luck and remember the end result, it's soooo worth it!! I'll get some new pics up soon.
Today marks 2 weeks, can't believe it already. ...
- 26 Apr 2012
I got my last drain out a couple days ago and it's so nice not to have to worry about that anymore. I'm still pretty swollen right around my incision, flanks and my upper belly. The upper belly I irritated when I accidentally picked up on of my girls. My PS is keeping an eye on it, not sure what I did yet but it looks better today then yesterday so hopefully I didn't screw anything up. I go back again to the PS tomorrow to make sure my body is absorbing the fluid after taking the drains out.
I'm still sleeping with my wedge pillow in bed, I think I will be for awhile still but it's comfortable. I'm just about completely standing upright but find myself throughout the day starting to bend over a little bit. The swelling in my boobs have gone down a lot so it's good to see more of what they are going to look like. I love them, so small and perky... cute!! I also just love my new BB, all is just perfect and more than I could ever have expected!
What a life changing and exciting experience this is... I'm so happy with everything and just know it's going to get even better.
Had my two week check up today, everything looks...
- 27 Apr 2012
My last round of family help leaves next Wednesday so I'm sure hoping I'm going to be able to pick up my girls by then or I'm going to have to get very creative. Went and did some clothes shopping... I know it's a little early but I'm just too excited. I was able to fit into a size 7/8 jean (it's been 12 years since I've seen this size) and they are so cute. I think when my swelling goes down that will still be my size and I love it.
Love Love Love my new body!
Just a quick update. Had my 3 week post op...
- 4 May 2012
I've been given the clear to do light exercise, take off the CG at night to sleep and I can wear a normal bra... that's exciting! Kind of nervous to sleep without my CG but we will see how it goes. I go back in a month for my next checkup, more pictures I hear!
I'll work on some pictures today to update progress... so very happy with my decision to go through with my mommy makeover!!
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My initial consultation was great, the staff was very nice and helpful. Dr. Magnusson took his time in going over the details of what was going to happen. Never did he pressure or push additional procedures, only talked about the procedures I wanted. I'll update more over time and I've learned more. So far Dr. Magnusson has been great!