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Part 2: Finally My Mommy Makeover - 9 Weeks Post Op added new Pics
To read Part 1 of my mommy makeover story, go here...
- 18 Nov 2012
To read Part 1 of my mommy makeover story, go here.
Updated on 12 Nov 2012:
So I am 18 (if you are reading this tonight) or (19 if you are reading this in the morning) days Post Op and feeling a lot better. I just can't sleep. I really don't have much new to state, just got tired of seeing Grumpy and Sad as my title because I don't feel like that anymore. Honestly I was still in pain all day today and it was very uncomfortable, but thanks to you lovely ladies, emotionally I felt great. Had a lot of laughs reading some of your reviews and felt so good reading all of your comments. Not that I'm happy some of you are going through what I am going through with the swelling and set backs, but happy to know I'm not alone. Have to say I really love this site and all of you guys.
I had a huge scare at 3 weeks PO. I took a pic...
- 18 Nov 2012
26 Post Op and things are going great! I did get...
- 20 Nov 2012
One funny thing that I catch myself doing a lot, and this is going to sound so silly, but when my extra baggage was there I could not hold my tummy in. I would do this ab exercise where you hold your abs in and my tummy would not budge. Now my tummy actually goes in. I love doing this now! My DH has caught me a few times and thinks I'm nuts, but it gives me such pleasure to be able to hold my tummy in and it actually doing it.
Wanted to add something embarrassing that happened...
- 20 Nov 2012
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! I am feeling...
- 22 Nov 2012
I am feeling great and really happy with my results so far. I haven't had a chance to have my husband take my pics for me, so again my boobs look lopsided because of the way I take my pics. I always lift one arm higher than the other. I did want to post my 4 weeks pics and decided to do them side by side. The first in each set were taken in May before exercise, then in August after working out for 3 months about 5 days a week, then the last is 4 weeks post op. I am a little swollen on my 4 week post op pic because I had to drive 6 hours the night before to get to my brother's house in VA. You can see it on my front view photo on my left side.
Sorry I have been so MIA. As I start feeling...
- 2 Dec 2012
Although there are a few things I am not happy about and will probably need a revision, I definitely look a lot better than I did before. A lot, lot better and I am very, very happy with my results. My self esteem has changed greatly. My daughter even noticed I walk more upright. That is something I never noticed before, but I guess being embarrassed of my big belly and saggy boobs I would walk a little hunched over to hide them. I never noticed I did this, but my daughter showed me pics taken of me walking without my knowledge (I don't like taking pics so they do this a lot....lol) and it's true. She says I smile a lot more too. It's amazing how much your personality can change when you feel good about yourself. My husband, who honestly did not want me to do this at first, is so happy with my results. Not only the way I look, but the fact that he says I am more like the women he married (personality wise). My 20 year old daughter and I are now sharing clothes again which is awesome.
Now for the things I am not happy about. I feel my breast are too wide and do not have enough projection. I wanted the "High Profiles" which I believe look better on petite women like me, but my PS convinced me to get "Moderate Plus" which I feel (and my husband agrees) look too wide on me and did not give me enough projection. I am measuring for a bra sizes 32 DDD or 34 DD, but you would never know looking at my breast. They look more like I am a full C or small D (projection wise). I would have preferred more projection. I do like the side boob the Moderate Plus gives, but they go too far under my armpits. My husband believes that it might just be a mistake and they shouldn't be so far under my armpit. He says even when I was pregnant and had huge boobs, my boobs were never that far under my armpits and never as wide in the middle as they are now. When I do my breast massages and push the implant out from under my armpit and too the front of my chest, they give more projection. I wonder if that's just a mistake my PS made that can be easily fixed. Either way I will reevaluate when I am 6 months as I know my breast will most likely change more in the next 6 months. Another thing I am not happy about is that my breast are beginning to sag a little. My PS stated My nipples sit a little lower if I got the bigger implants like I did (375 cc's overfilled to 450 cc's) which I was fine with, but this is more than my nipples sitting a little lower, my breast are actually a little saggy. Again, they still look way better than what they looked before.
I've attached a pic of me at 5 weeks with clothes on. You can't tell how flat my tummy is because the shirt is baggy on me (size M), but my pants are a size 3 and fit me with no tummy bulge!!!!
I will be 6 weeks post op tomorrow. So far I am...
- 5 Dec 2012
I wanted to also add that my scars are getting super light and very thin which I am really excited about. I was so scared that because of my dark skin, my scars would be really dark. Dr. Pane has magic hands when it came to my stitches. I will try to get DH to take pictures tomorrow and post them.
Happy Healing my friends and for those getting ready for surgery, I am rooting for you. Good Luck!
OK, I am 6 Weeks Post Op and my breasts are super...
- 9 Dec 2012
I'm 7 weeks post op today and super happy. I went...
- 13 Dec 2012
So that is where I am at 7 weeks post op. I finally met the woman of my dreams. The one I new was hiding behind all that fat and wrinkled skin. My measurements are 31 chest, 39 bust, 28 waist, and 37 hips. I think my waist is smaller than 28 because I measured myself when I got home from a whole day of shopping, but either way 28 is not bad compared to what I was last year. Now I just need my BBL to match the rest of my body because my butt is super saggy. My DH thinks I shouldn't do the BBL and just firm up my butt with exercise, but we'll see. If this time next year it is still saggy, I will get my BBL.
Well I hope you gals are as happy with your bodies as I am. Happy healing my surgery sisters and for those getting ready to join us on the flat side (or getting their big booties and boobs).... Good Luck and my prayers are with you. :o)
I also wanted to share two websites with bra calculators that I feel give an accurate bra size:
http://www.lindasonline.com/bra-fitting-calculator.html and http://www.sophisticatedpair.com/bracalculator.htm#
This website also gives more bra calculators for you to play with (some of them are in UK sizes so becareful): http://www.boosaurus.com/2012/03/bra-sizing-calculators.html
I will be 9 weeks post op tomorrow and I am...
- 26 Dec 2012
And a little TMI...... I am so psyched with my flat tummy and perky boobs that I am having a blast buying lingerie and bras! lol Can't wait till swimsuit season!!!
Added pics of the scars on my boobs. You can see...
- 26 Dec 2012
Well it's been a while since I've posted. A lot...
- 2 Feb 2013
Well the update. I am 14 weeks post op and still unhappy with my breasts. It is very noticeable that there is a huge gap between my breast and my side boobs go far into my underarm. I cannot wear shirts with a low cut because people will notice. I have had friends and family comment about it and it's so embarrassing. I go for a pre op at the end of March and my PS will make his final decision if he'll do the revision then. It's kind of hard to really see in pics and make a professional decision like that. I totally respect that. He is so super nice. So far I think he will do the revision because he is making me make an appointment for the OR the day after my pre op and will have all my blood work done the day of pre op. He stated the only way he will say no is if he determines it will make things worse for me rather than better. Have to say I am excited about the revision. Will also see if I can go a little bigger.
With my TT I am VERY happy. My results there are awesome.
Posted a pic so you see where I am at with my breasts.
I am still not happy with the size of my boobs. ...
- 4 Mar 2013
My Doctor: Dr. Thomas Pane
Although I live in Pennsylvania, I chose this provider because my family lives in Florida and I needed someone close to my family for recovery help. I am sooooo glad I chose Dr. Pane. I did a Google search to make sure he was certified, had no bad reviews, sanctions, or malpractices attached to his name. He is double certified through The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. Everyone in the office has been friendly and nice, both before and after surgery. I love them all and would highly recommend Strax Rejuvenation to anyone. ESPECIALLY DR. PANE!!! All of my emails and phone calls are returned promptly and they have answered all of my questions without a problem. I LOVE THAT DR. PANE IS VERY ATTENTIVE AND DOES NOT RUSH YOU THROUGH YOUR APPOINTMENT. HE ANSWERS ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS AND MAKES SURE YOU UNDERSTAND HIS EXPLANATIONS. He is to the point and honest about what can and can't be done. My incisions look amazing for my skin type/tone!!! DR. PANE IS AN AMAZING PLASTIC SURGEON AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO EVERY AND ANYONE!!!!!
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