So Nervous! - Orange County, CA

I am 33. 5'8 155 lbs.I have always gained weight...

I am 33. 5'8 155 lbs.I have always gained weight in my tummy and my legs are pretty skinny so it always looks like I'm pregnant. I get asked quite often and I'm always scared someone is going to ask whenever they look at me.

I'm only a few weeks away and I keep gaining so much weight..I can't stop eating :( It is so bad..Is it because of nerves?? I have to nick this in the butt..somehow.
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I did the same thing. I gained almost 10lbs before surgery!!!
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When I first scheduled my surgery I thought...I can eat anything because they'll takemit all off. Then I realized the risks were related to the amount of fluid they removed, so I stopped pigging out and lost 4 pounds. Honestly I don't think it made a damn bit of difference!
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Okay, so 18 days till the big day!! Was Having...

okay, so 18 days till the big day!! Was Having second thoughts today so I took some pictures and omg!! those thoughts went right out the window! Well here are some before pics.. so embarassing but here you go.


Nervous is normal! It will all be fine!
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Have any of you done the rice test?

Have any of you done the rice test?

Oh girl....you are gonna look so Hott!!! You have beautiful legs and dang, your are gonna LOVE your results. It's ok to be nervous!! But I am so excited for you!!
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Thanks Jenbob :)
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So.. I am doing the rice test and think I have...

So.. I am doing the rice test and think I have decided on 2 cups of rice.. It will be saline and under the mussel. Do you guys think that is too much? I don't want it to be huge or too small any suggestions??

So tomorrow is my Pre-op appointment for Full TT,...

So tomorrow is my Pre-op appointment for Full TT, Lipo of Flanks, Breast aug and lift! There is no going back now!!! Omg the anxiety I am having is crazy..So nervous not really excited anymore..I hope that changes tomorrow. Does anyone know what I should expect?? Or what kind of questions I should ask? Thanks.


Your PS should give you a packet of info with pre and post op instructions, meds and vitamins to take or stop taking, expectations about mood, pain, etc...

Read Through it while you're there and mark any questions you have as you read. Ask as many questions as you have while youre there.

It will seem like too much info all at once, but don't freak out....you will re-read it a million times, trust me!

Ask about your pain meds, pain pump or not? Ask about the garment/binder...do they provide it or do you go buy it? How many drains? Swelling, signs to look for if something isn't healing right....recovery time- a realistic estimate.

I didn't gave breasts done, but some of the other ladies can help with that issue.

You'll get less nervous and more excited as the day gets closer. At least that's how it was for me.
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thanks Daffy 173...You are right!! It went very well and I feel more excited that ever!! Thank you :)
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Good! Just one more week to go for you....time will fly by now!
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My pre op app was yesterday..I told them I wanted...

My pre op app was yesterday..I told them I wanted to be a D cup.. but not like here comes Jenn's boobs!! I did the rice test and decided on 2 cups of rice.. 1 1/2 was great but 2 I thought, because everyone says they should have gone bigger. The Dr. said 500cc to 525cc. That sounds to big to me. What do you guys think?? I called the office today and said to change it to a C cup instead of a D. I'm so confused. I'm sure the Dr. office is like that girl is crazy. I'm just scared they will be too big. Any suggestions??


Hey about how long did everyone's procedure take...

Hey about how long did everyone's procedure take for them??


getting there daffy...I hope.. still nervous too take everything off at once Ive seen everything but, just want to stand in front of a mirror and look all at once. I want these drains out so bad :)
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I remember those days... My drains were in for 10 days and they felt like the longest 10 days of my life but they are faded memory now. Be patient and remember you wNt that fluid out of your body!

I couldn't look either- I had my husband take a picture so I could look later when i was better. But even now it freaks me out to look at them! The firs shower is a challenge.

You'll feel better every day. Now you can change your review to So Happy instead of So Nervous!
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How's it going Nervous? Are you a happy girl now?
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My boobies feel like they are falling to the floor...

my boobies feel like they are falling to the floor everytime i stand up is that normal??
haha name change would be good :)
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Got my drains out today!! I can shower!!!!! wooo...

Got my drains out today!! I can shower!!!!! wooo hooo!!!

How are you feeling? Did you remove your pics?

I hope you'll also considering posting the name of your surgeon. It really helps others in your area looking for good doctors.

I bet that first shower DID feel amazing. You're on your way!

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Going back to work on tuesday any suggestion for...

going back to work on tuesday any suggestion for garments to wear at work?
so I'm so still in fat mode I kept sucking in my belly today at work lol who am I ??
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I know. I have to look in the mirror now and then to convince myself I have a flat tummy!
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hi there.. i dont know if u found any good garments but i have ordered me a couple online.. from a company called vedettas and they are compression body garment shapers.. they work well.. and they can be a bit uncomfy but i guess that is what we have to deal with.. lol i try to wear my binder stil on top of it.. i still have swelling mostly in my lower stomach by the cut.. but its gettin better each day...:) how are u feeling?
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Photo Update


hi ther i was just wonderin how u were doin... i was lookin at ur pics... and u look good:) i know what you mean about ur breasgt..my left one is A little bigger then my right.. weird.. i mean not noticable but to me ya..lol
which in the beginin it was like that to .. did u have saline or silcone?
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I had saline. What did you have?
How are yours doing? Mine have been the worst part of my recovery :(
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My right breast has been more painful than left it...

my right breast has been more painful than left it was filled 30cc more which I don't know if that matters but it is real tight and painful to the touch like a bruise feeling on the side by armpit.. 4 weeks out has anyone had the same feeling??

Just checking out pics over here on the mommy makeover reviews, as I just had mine about 10 days ago. I just wanted to let you know that you look great! I hope I look that good soon!
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What was your surgery date and how many ccS did they end up doing?
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surgery date was 2/4/11 and left 650 and the r 680cc
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