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I really can't wait until the day of my...
- 3 Oct 2010
I really can't wait until the day of my surgery! I have been waiting about 6yrs for this and now that it is getting closer it is all I think about. I am 38 years old 5'5" and 125 lbs. I have two teenage sons. Gained about 35lbs each pregnancy never seemed to be able to take it all back off until a few years ago. I am in the same boat with everyone else I can exercise all I want but I am unable get rid of my flabby, gross, stretch marked tummy. It really becomes depressing and makes it difficult to stick with an exercise routine when you can't get the results you want.
I just love this site and could use some input from others. I love seeing everyone's results and I hope mine will be just as wonderful. I am having a full tummy tuck, breast lift, and silicone implants. I am between two sizes 330 or 360 ccs. Everyone says to go larger when in doubt but I want them to look natural. I don't want to be larger than a D. Doctor says to go with the 360. I am currently too large for a B cup but I droop and sag in a padded push up C. This is the decision I am having the most difficulty with. I have until November 23rd to decide. Any input would be appreciated.
My children are teenagers and I am undecided what to tell them. Obviously they are going to see the results although I don't know what they really pay attention to. Any suggestions? Right now I am just figuring I will tell them that I am getting some corrective surgery due to my pregnancies. Especially since the PS told me I have diastisis seperation. As far as support, my Mom and boyfriend are terrific. My mother is going to stay with me and my boyfriend is always very helpful so I know he will help when he isn't at work. I have two weeks off of work and it runs into our Christmas Holiday giving me extra time to recuperate.
2 months to go from today! It won't be long...
- 8 Oct 2010
16 days until my preop appointment. 31 days until...
- 7 Nov 2010
I have spent so many years in a pushup bra with padding that I didn't know what I look like anymore. So I tried on one without padding and I am a currently a C cup at Victoria's Secret. I was thinking about how my body has evolved - started out in highschool with a great tummy and small but perkey breasts. Got pregnant ended up with ok breasts and a huge tummy. Breastfed and had great breasts and a flabby tummy. Quit breastfeeding and have floppy breasts and flabby tummy. Lost weight and no improvement. Never can seem to get everything to be in the right proportions at the right time or at the same time. So although I am getting more nervous I am excited about the changes coming up.
I hope my results give me great firm well proportioned breasts and a nice flat tummy. After all of the dieting and exercising it will be nice to have the results I have wanted for so long. I still haven't retried to put up pictures but I am a little worried about it (shy, conservative) and even though I would not put my face up I am afraid someone will figure out who I am. I may retake some but in a bathing suit. Will try to decide before surgery as I know that seeing before and after is encouraging.
Decided to show some pics. I am not a very big...
- 13 Nov 2010
Took out double pics. fixed captions
- 15 Nov 2010
I went to the PS and for my preadmission tests...
- 23 Nov 2010
The only thing that didn't go as planned is that he feels I should have some lipo on my "love handles" like my lower back. He took a picture of me and showed me before and afters from other patients. He felt bad he missed it at my first appointment but he really took his time with me and he gave me a good deal to have the extra done. $750.00 more instead of $1800.00 he usually charges. At this point I figure what's an extra 750.00 and one of my other consults had suggested it anyway so I don't think he was pulling a fast one. I had so many questions my first appointment I think I didn't give him a chance to really look everything over. I also found out that all of the scar creams/treatments are covered in my total. They will be sending me home with gauze and anything I need to take care of my scars after they take out the stitches. That was great news and I was able to cross a bunch of things off my list. He is very confident I will be happy with my results because of the fact I am in good shape and a non smoker.
Preadmission was not a big deal. Blood work, they checked my blood pressure asked questions about supplements and gave instructions for preop things. When to stop eating. To shower within two days before the surgery with antibacterial soap(which won't be a problem I will be showering the night before and in the the morning it will probably be the last relaxing shower I will have for a while)
I think I am ready just very nervous and hoping I have a terrific outcome. I am so worried about something not coming out right or getting an infection.
Tomorrow is the big day! I have not been able to...
- 7 Dec 2010
I figured I better update here now. I kept just...
- 11 Dec 2010
I was so amazed that I didn't feel all jittery the morning of the surgery. I was definately more nervous when I had my tubes tied. I was told to come in at 6 am on Wednesday the 9th because of my latex sensitivity the hospital wanted me first. Well they were wrong. We sat in one room til 9 then they took me to the preop where my PS was waiting. The first surgery was with a different dr. So my PS marked me all up and we waited. The nurse asked me if I was willing to let them clean me with the betadine solution before putting me under. I guess it saves a lot of time. So it was a very different experience. The female nurses covered up the windows and I had to stand while the wiped me completely down. What an experience not used to someone else cleaning my whowho. Kind of hurt when she did the belly button. Then the trick was getting on the OR table without touching anything. Took 3 of them to help me. Different. After they laid me down I don't remember a blessed thing until they woke me up.
Waking up was the worst part for me. The stitches on my tummy burned like a bugger the worst was I kept shaking. The nurse was terrific and just kept giving me more drugs and something to stop the shakes.
When I got moved to my room they already had me hooked up to morphine. I highly recommend the overnight stay if it is an option. My Mom and Boyfriend left by 9:00 and the nurses handled everything the first night. I didn't have to get up because they hooked up the compression things to my legs so Thursday was the big day.
I have seen a little bit of my boobs. I know they have to fall into place, the nipples look really pointy. I had lipo on my back and my butt looks and feels like cottage cheese. My butt is very bruised. The pain has not been as bad as I anticipated. I am still on oxycodone so I am sure I rambled on. Being I can't see anything I am still marking undecided but I think everything is going well. I had been running a low grade temp but everything is normal today.
Managed to get up the stairs today. Had a shower...
- 15 Dec 2010
Managed to get up the stairs today. Had a shower and today it was much nicer. Seems like I feel like a new woman today. I am still not sure what I think of my breasts. Nipples seem a little low and too pointy. I am hoping once the implants settle they look more like I had hoped.
Today is exactly two weeks Post Op. I am feeling...
- 22 Dec 2010
Today is exactly two weeks Post Op. I am feeling so much better. I was still up last night with my lipo area burning but that happens farther and farther apart. I am finally feeling like it was all worth it even the lipo after looking at before and after pics. I love the way my new body looks and the PS was right I can cover all the scars with my panties and I know they will fade over the next year or two. The PS did give me a new bra yesterday at my appt. I was surprised it is an underwire and went directly out after the appt and bought two more at VS. I can tell I am going to be in the poor house buying bras and panties. The underwire did not bother me all afternoon so there is hope to those of you who like underwires. The best part is I don't need any padding and I am very content with the size I chose. I am a 34D which is where I wanted to be. The Dr said I will settle in the the 2 to 4weeks but I won't change size now (unless I don't maintain my weight). Make sure you follow your own surgeons directions as far as the type of bra he/she wants you in.
Some things I have found out these last two weeks. Don't think you will bounce back in two days it won't happen. Get used to letting others help out you are going to need it and appreciate it. You will be an emotional disaster the ups and downs are crazy. Most of all you can do it and it will be worth it in the end.
Work tomorrow but only a 1/2 day and then our Christmas Party. My son has an appt later in the day so I am sure I will be exhausted by evening. The Christmas weekend will go by fast and fortunately I only have 2 days of work next week. I think by January 3rd I should be doing pretty good to return to work.
I am 6 weeks post op and feeling pretty good. I...
- 23 Jan 2011
I wanted to put some pics of my scars up today. While I am happy with my results I am anxious with the ends of my scars and have said so on some of my posts here and to others. Some of the pics make them look worse than I actually feel they are but I would like some input. The PS says they will lay flat after a few months. Only time will tell and I have not asked him to fix anything as he has assured me they will lie flat. In his defense my skin tone is awful. I am very pale and the right side ended right in one of my huge wide stretch marks. I only have the stretch marks on my hips and butt left. there are none left on my stomach YAY! My scar in the front looks really good and is very flat just the very ends are what bothers me. Can't wait for them to fade more. I do use my silicone tape from the PS and the ends do lay flatter in the morning after being under the tape all day. Still thrilled with the girls and I like catching a glimpse in the mirror and not seeing that belly.
It has been awhile since I posted here. What a...
- 22 Mar 2011
I was really doing well applying my silicone tape and wearing my panty girdle 24/7. I also continued to wear my bra from surgery everynight. As of last night I am no longer having to do any of that. Which is good because I did not wear it Sun night. I had such a bad attitude. I am such an impatient person.
So I got a new gel to apply called Scarfade. I have to price it because the PS gave me a sample and now I need to order it on my own. I am so happy to be on the downside of this. I just have to give it all more time. The scars on my breast have flattened and my nipples look very normal finally (just like the PS said they would). I thought they were too pointy. Now I have to wait for the ends of my scars on my hips to do the same thing. If they don't within the year he promised to fix it for me and make it right. He keeps telling me to give it time. Well I will do my best to wait it out! My before and after pics at the surgeon really took me by surprise. What an improvement. I am so happy I did this!
I was asked to update my pictures. I had a...
- 5 Feb 2012
Doctor and staff are all terrific and very friendly. I went to just try different implants one day and the doctor stopped in the room to ask how I was doing. He really has made me feel comfortable.