Loving the New Me.. - Philadelphia, PA

Decided to have a much needed mommy makeover! My...

Decided to have a much needed mommy makeover! My surgery was on 2/22/2011. Had a breast augmentation and full tummy tuck. Was told by my plastic surgeon that I was to spend the night in the hospital which I would definitely recommend for anyone having both procedures at once. Was in a continuous pain pump. Dilaudid every 10 mins. It was glorious..no real discomfort. Went home next afternoon. Had to wait till I could void on my after the urine catheter came out. Took me awhile.

Slept on my recliner that night. Was rough because I had such crazy cotton mouth that I was constantly drinking therefor constantly peeing..no fun! I was up all night. Second night I opted for my bed. Slept on ,y back of course with pillows under my knees and arms. Iced my belly every couple of hours. It felt really good.

Out of the 2 procedures I only really felt discomfort from the tummy tuck. I had a 4 inch muscle separation so naturally there is going to some pain.

Oh and I managed not to sneeze for like a week..talk about pain ugh..always hold a pillow and splint your abdominal incision if you feel it coming on.

So I'm three weeks out and feel really good! Loving my results more & more as the days pass.

A little about me I'm 30 years old. A mother of two. A 9 year old and a 19 month old. Gained 80 lbs with both my pregnancies!! Im currently 5ft 4in and 123lbs

Next on my list is to start toning up this new awesome bod I have :)

Ok so I went out to get fitted for a new bra and...

Ok so I went out to get fitted for a new bra and I'm shocked that my size didn't change after my 300cc implants seems crazy to me! Was and still am a 32DD. The saleswoman said I am really a 30DD but they are hard to come by. They fit more snug around the band. Still bought a new one just because I felt as though I deserved a treat ha.


So it has been a month since my surgery!! Feel...

So it has been a month since my surgery!! Feel really good but so dont want to go back to work lol!

My only real gripe are my dog ears :( Doc wants...

My only real gripe are my dog ears :(
Doc wants to wait till I am at the 3 month mark to decide if she needs to correct them. Pretty sure she will. Which also means extending my scar and Im so happy with the lenght of it so I will be sad to see it extended but eh, whats a girl to do?? On tuesday I will be 6 weeks post op. I feel great and find it amazingly strange/awesome that I dont have to walk around 24/7 sucking in my gut anymore. I have to keep reminding myself that I dont have to do that!

Well just found a stich the PS must of forgot...

Well just found a stich the PS must of forgot under my breast. Sniped and took it out...guess that was the right thing to do!! Six week spost op tomorrow..I cant believe it!!

So my PS office called today and asked if I'd be...

So my PS office called today and asked if I'd be interested in doing video interview on mommy makeovers and how they are on the rise. Dont know if I can do it. It's a little nerve racking! Dont know what they will do with the video? Its was the board that called and asked her if she had any MM young MM patients. I have to make a decision by tomorrow ehhhh we shall see.
On a side note I feel great! 100% back to normal. My scar is calming down a bit. Im 7 weeks post op tomorrow :)

2 month check up went good. Doc is pleased with...

2 month check up went good. Doc is pleased with everything and she said she can tell my scar is going to fade nicely. Which made me happy!! She also recommended I just use sunscreen on my scar. I will probably still continue to massage it. Im due back to see her the end of may and we will see how my small dog ears look then.

3 monthsh post op! I really cant believe it's been...

3 monthsh post op! I really cant believe it's been that long. Feel fabulous & looking good..ha so I think :) Posting a few new pics. I've been working my abs. Looks like I'm starting to get some definition Yaya

Oh and yes my scar is still red and even redded...

Oh and yes my scar is still red and even redded after I work out. Just finished my first tube of Kelpcote and wasnt real impressed with it. So now I am just massaging it with palmers oil 3x a day. I go to see my PS on Monday and I am praying she will finally clip my dog ears!!!!

Ok so 3 month check up went well. I will get my...

Ok so 3 month check up went well. I will get my revision on August 18th so I'll be 6 months post op by then. She also told me about a product called dermablend which is a make-up like cover up for scars and other things but she said that would work well to hide my red scar for when I go to Jamaica in 6 weeks. She wants me sporting a 2 piece haha..we'll see about that :) Dermablend is sold at Macy's and Lord & Taylor. She also said if you go into macy's they will color match you and then after that you can just re order online.

17 weeks post up..sheesh it seems like forever...

17 weeks post up..sheesh it seems like forever ago!! Havent done my ab workout in about 3 weeks and I think it shows :( back to the grind now!! Jamaica in 2 weeks!!
Hope everyone is healing well & feeling great!

So I am approaching my 6 month post op! Went to my...

So I am approaching my 6 month post op! Went to my dr apt today and had my dog ears removed..finally!! Didnt hurt a bit but was very weird feeling. I am expect to be just a little sore.. lets hope they are gone for good now :)

So on Feb. 22, 2012 it will be a year since my...

So on Feb. 22, 2012 it will be a year since my surgery! I cant believe it! I still am so happy with my results although I havent worked out since summer & can really tell :( So back to it!!
Good luck to all those who are undergoing this wonderful journey! Remember to be patient with your bodies :)

Just had my first boudoir session thanks to a...

Just had my first boudoir session thanks to a great friend of mine! Was so much fun and I really gained new respect for my new body! Posted a pic from my session...how could I not lol!!!

Took photo down dont know if I have to have...

Took photo down dont know if I have to have permission from my photograher
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So fabulous! I mean flawless!
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Wow! Thanks for sharing I hope my results look as good as yours.
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You have no scars!!>?? How is that possible :) I am so happy for you, you look amazing. How did your dog ears get clipped?
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Thanks for your results down the road. Our scars look a lot alike right now... I am eight weeks post op. It just makes me happy to see how you progressed. You're hot! Congrats.
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love the sexy photo! woot woot!
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Aw thanks ;))
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I was happy with them lol
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Love the sexy photo! woot woot!
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You look great!!! thanks for sharing!
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You look absolutely fabulous! Thanks for keeping us updated.

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Aw thanks! What a great experience too ;
;) my GF that I meet off this site actually did them. Her business is named Sho-tography. She's amazing, seriously! And so sweet too. If you want anymore info inbox me :) Hope everything is going great for you!
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Bridg that is a hot pic! you look amazing! Where did you get your pics done?
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You're a knockout, bridg!!

 

I haven't been impressed with the kelocote either. I also tried the Scar Away strips but they were a pain. I have Scargo oil with camphor in it that is 'ok' but haven't seen much change with the scar (though it is fading). How do you like the Palmers Oil? Your scar looks amazing!!
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Omg thanks!! So with all of the scar stuff...I got totally obsessed and wasted alot of $ probably. I forgot I used the palmers oil..I did use the whole bottle. I still massage after every shower but now I just use regular lotion. I did like the palmers oil tho. And it was cheap.
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Hey dear. Wondering If you used the dermablend makeup? I'm thinking about getting it but just not sure if it works. Thank you. You look great btw!!!
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I did use the dermabond when I went to jamiaca last summer. It was good..covered nicely. Only used it when I wore a bikini. Thanks ;)
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You look phenomenal!! Congrats on a successful surgery.
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You look great! You are a year out?! You looked great at 3 weeks! Good for you, congrats! Can't wait to feel more like myself! I'm hoping that after this week goes by it will just get better and better. How long before you really stopped swelling?
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You look fabulous!
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Just wanted to say you look absolutely gorgeous!! Your stomach is so flat and your scar looks so good already. It really gives me hope and thanks for keeping up on posting pictures. It's so nice to see how things look over time.
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Thanks so much! It does take time to see the end result. Must. Be. Patient. lol thats not an easy thing for us!! So when is your surgery? You are gonna look great! Congrats & I'll be sure to follow up to see how you are :D
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Patience is certainly something I need to work on! My surgery is scheduled for Feb 24th and I keep going back and forth between excited and terrified. I hope it gets here soon so I don't go absolutely crazy ;)
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Thank you for the nice compliment on my profile. :-) Your tt looks amazing and I LOVE your belly button - cute and natural looking!
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