I've been wanting this mommy makeover for a long...

I've been wanting this mommy makeover for a long time now. Having kids just made my body like a used car with 200,000+ mileage to it! I'm a size 8 and a cup B. I want to get my sexy body back but a better one! I don't want to be just one of the pretty faces around. I want to be a Hot Sexy Lady!

We already paid in full yesterday. Just a matter of waiting for that date! My hubby will take 2 weeks off work to help me and take care of the kids while I heal... I've got a recliner waiting. I just need to buy coconut juice in bulk from Costco because I read that that helps a lot in healing. Right now I am not to take any multivitamins etc.. As I wait, I'm praying constantly for a successful surgery.

Surgery Date: 3/17/2014

I'm full of anxiety right now! I claim in Jesus' name that it'll be a successful procedure. I'm very confident with who I chose as my PS. My date is on March 17 at 7:30 am. Can't wait!

To those who are thinking of what to tell other people about surgery, this is for you;

Procedure

I chose silicon under the muscle. PS will make final decision as to how far my breast skin can stretch without looking fake. I'm hoping between 400-450 cc but we'll see. PS also mentioned that she'll see which one is better on me if it's a high profile or moderate..

Since I breastfed my kids, my nipples are facing south! So I'm also getting a lift! PS does a good one based on pictures I saw here.

Tummy Tuck would be hip to hip with a low incision close to pubic hair... PS also does an excellent job on this with thin line..

Since I'm already having all these, I also opted for some Lipo on my bra rolls and flanks.. I was hoping to also have some done on my arms and inner/outer thighs but it's too much already..

PS said my abdominal wall muscle are far apart due to pregnancy so she'll fix that. She'll also fix my umbilical hernia. Thank God for this era we live in!
Wow, what a journey you are on! I'm so glad you started your story here on RealSelf. This is the second time today I've heard someone mention SinEcch. Did your doctor recommend it or is it something you researched on your own?

I'll be thinking of you on St. Patrick's day! Here's a list of more recovery supplies that might come in handy for you.
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Thanks! PS greatly recommend it ;)
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Pain Pump $250 only!!!

Yes, I'm getting one! PS said it'll help me a lot to lessen pain for the first 3 days post op.. Surgery is Monday then post op is Friday.

My dream body ;)

Wishing you all the best! Sounds like you have everything in order. I am a week and day post op and feeling incredibly well (I think I expected the worst and have been super duper happily surprised!) Hope you have the same experience, but if not remember every stage is temporary and you will move on and get strong each day. I will say having the drain out (which I did today) was just the greatest feeling of freedom :) Keep your spirits up and your eye on the future and know YOU CAN DO THIS! All the best-
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Thank you! Glad you've awesome results! Yeah, my attitude is like "bring it on"!
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One more week!!!

I'm excited! 7 days to go!!!

My girlfriend went to see drBurt today for pre op and she paid in full too! We're both excited! The only thing she won't have is the breast lift.

I already got my meds! So I'm all set! I think...

Constipation

Constipation during post op is very common. The best answer I've read is to take Milk of Magnesia on day 2 post op, 1 oz every 4-6 hours until you have bowel movement. Of course, lots of fluids too!

If in any case you're experiencing excessive gas, call your ps..

Be Positive!!!

It's only temporary. Always be positive. Pray. Haters will be haters. You don't need any stress so don't mind what others say..

Thank you, RealSelf!

It's Sunday, 4AM and I'm just reading here... I'm thankful to this website and for all these people sharing their experiences! It's like having a core support group.

I've one more day and one more night before surgery. I'm trying my best not to be scared.

Funny. This started when my husband joked about how he wants me to get a boob job! In my mind, if he wants that, then I should also get the tummy tuck I want... That's how I came to have this Mommy Makeover! I feel so blessed having him. He's very supportive of what I want (within reason/budget).

Goodbye Old Body!!!

Here are pictures of my soon to be old body. Ugly stretch marks. C-section scar which healed nicely so I've an idea how my TT scar would be. Saggy boobs ( if your boobs can hold a pen underneath then you definitely need a lift! ).
Good luck today st Patrick day. Sending u prayers and best wishes frm Ireland x
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Thank you ;) U2!
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LoL what is that a pen under your boob? LoL
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Surgery

Dr Burt did a great! She called at 9pm to check how I was doing.

I'm swollen it's normal surgery started at 8:30 am and finished at

I can tolerate saltines and clear soda.. A must before taking meds.

Tired...

I meant surgery started at 8:30 am and finished by 12nn.
Yay! You made it to the flat side. I'm glad your doing well and the surgery is behind you. On to recovery!!
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Day 2

I've blurry vision now due to nausea patch they put behind my ear... Nurse said it'll go away eventually. I hope so.

*** Dr Burt did a great job!!!
Thank you! Will post more pics after my post op on Friday.
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Great! I'm looking forward to seeing your results. Two days until I'm on the flat side as well :D
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Feeling better!

I can't wait for my first post op tom, Friday at 9am to see the results.. Today I'm able to go potty by myself with a funnel and disposable urinal! Only thing I can't do it recline myself in the recliner and put pillow underneath my legs.

Useful stuff

To be hygienic...
And to survive etc..

First Post Op Visit

I'm so glad that first drain and pain pump were removed today! Less hassle dangling it around! Everything looked great! Thanks to drBurt! Nurse Peggie was also nice. My next visit would be on the 26th at 9:30am where 2nd drain will be removed!

I can shower now!!! I'll also start taking Milk of Magnesia since I can remove garments and wash them.

BM

Yes, I did it! Without the help of Milk of Magnesia... From day of treatment upto now, I only had crackers and later after my first post op, my hubby gave me lobster bisque soup! 3 hours later it happened!!!! Feeling lighter now.
How are you feeling? Do you see results yet? How much pain are you in?
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Definitely the Best!

At first I was shocked and couldn't believe that Dr. Burt gave me 550cc HP on both breast.. Then I realized that she's a Master of what she does! She's simply the best! I love her for what she did to my body! I highly recommend her!
I had my initial consult with Dr. Burt from reading several good reviews about her last week and I am seriously considering scheduling. I'm doing tummy tuck, breast augmentation too. I have so many concerns and very nervous as I have 5 kids to care for at home. My husband can't really take time off work to help and I could only take about 10 days.
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That's a huge problem if your hubby can't take time off work.. You may have to force him to at least take two days off, say you'll have your surgery on a Thursday so he'll be with you for the weekend too ( that's if he's off on weekends ). Re your 10 days off - I think that's doable??? How old are your kids?
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My oldest is 13 and my youngest is 20 months old (she's the one I'm worried about because she's very klingy like a back-pack ;-) I am planning on having surger on a Thursday, and maybe having him stay home at least that day and Friday (he's off the weekends). Would you say I'd be okay for Monday to take care of myself?
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You look great! As for the pen....I think I could fit a whole PACK under mine!! But that will change soon!! Happy healing!
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Funny!!! Thank you!!! Good luck and find a PS from the ASPS website.
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You look great! I'm 3 days postop myself, Can u tell that your implants are dropping any yet?
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Day of Surgery VS 5days post

What an improvement!!!
When do you get the second drain out?
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Lipo

Lipo on Flanks & Bra Roll
I've my 2nd post op visit on Wednesday at 9:30am and definitely it'll be out. Right now it's not even draining anymore fluids but doc just want to make sure to avoid seroma.
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I guess you'll survive recovering from your own bed propped with pillows..
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Chills

For 3 days now I've been experiencing chills... Maybe because people here have fever, pink eye, and cough/congestion. Thank God I'm not coughing or else that'll be hell! You just can't cough, laugh, or sneeze when you're recovering from a tummy tuck! 2nd post op is tom so I'll be very happy! I need to wean from Rx meds by the weekend because hubby is going back to work and so with the kids will be over with their Spring Break. The house is not how I want it to be but it's only temporary.
Sorry you aren't feeling well :( You are looking fab! Are you having swelling issues? I'm 5 days PO and my belly is very swollen.
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Thanks for the concern. I hope your swelling will slowly go away.. Don't overdo things at home. I'm having chills coz people at home are sick. I try my best to stay away from them and do my walking around the bedroom.. You've to be mobile. I do my walking after eating and then I take my meds. After 5-10 minutes of lapse around the bedroom, I start feeling sooooo tired. That's when I sleep for 2-3 hours.
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2nd Post Op Visit

It was at 9:30am. Dr Burt and family are having a Spring Break Vacation in Puerto Rico (w/c they deserve for working so hard all year long!), so her lovely sister Dr Will (also a double board certified surgeon specializing on Facial/Neck surgery) attended to me and so with nurse Peggie. It was a 3 second excruciating pain when Dr Will pulled out the 2nd drain! I'm so relieved!!! Now I can work on having a good posture by not slouching - it may take a week.

I'm so thankful for my husband! He does the laundry/folding. Take the kids out every single day to eat and have fun. We usually go somewhere for Spring Break but I'm glad we didn't because of my surgery and the sickness each member of my family are having. But it's now going to an end.

I'm feeling great. Minimal swelling only. I still take Vicodin and Valium every 6 hours. And of course, I drink lots of fluids but less food because I still want to lose 20 more pounds after all these. Oh, my 3rd post op visit is on April 4th at 10:30am.

Might come handy...

(1) bra adaptor/extension - if you've broader shoulder, this will help a lot in hooking it to the surgical bra they put you in.. you can find it at any store in the sewing aisle.

(2) sports bra(s) with a front zip. I bought mine at Walmart for $9 - a Danskin 360. I think I'll buy more that says extreme support.

Ooopss, forgot to post the pics!

3/26/2014

That's me as of today! ;)
Thank you for all the information. Love the pictures. Made my appointment to see dr.Burt already :-)
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Glad to know! You'll feel at ease with her. She's very sophisticated yet down to earth, not to mention very knowledgeable and a master of what she does! Her rates are reasonable too! She'll only tell you what really needs to be done after hearing your desire for improvement. Good luck! You won't regret ;)
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Well, hello to the girls! Betcha can't hold a pen under them now!! ;-)
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Bowl (medium size)

Always have a bowl next to you. You'll never know when you're going to suddenly vomit!!! Just like what happened to me now... Ewww! Sorry for being gross but it happens.

Weaning Off of Narcotics

Right now I'm doing an 8 hour interval... By God's grace I'm able to tolerate pain... I just easily get tired. I've recorded so many movies on our DVR but haven't really watched them since I always doze off! I'm hoping by Sunday I'll be able to drive again because hubby goes back to work on Monday and so with the kids are back to school. I've read that Tylenol is the best alternative but I'm waiting confirmation from PS.

Mummified Garment!

I hate that I've to wear this compression garment 24/7! Except when I shower and wash them (hand wash & air dry only). But a must is a must! For beauty sake! Must wear them for 4-6 weeks!!! Btw, the stains you see are from the ointment I've to apply with a gauze to the belly button and two drain holes.
I hope everything continue to go well. Congrats on ur surgery
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Thank you! U2!
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I have the exact same garment...my PS told me yesterday that I have to wear a spanx like garment OVER that one....OMG it is so right but he said it will reduce the welling tremendously. I out it on last night and am so uncomfortable. He also told me I don't have to wear gauze an year but my drain sites (still have them in) and my belly button. Do you pit gauze and ointment anywhere else?
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More stuff you might need...

Daily Sanitation

You are looking great!!!! How are you sleeping? I am am going to have surgery April 9th-tt, BA and lift. I am trying to figure out the best sleeping arrangement. I have read that people that have tempurpedic mattresses have an excessively hard time getting up and down to rest. Also, are there any must-haves you think every women should know? I am very excited and very nervous!!!!
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Good luck and God bless! I'm sleeping in a recliner for almost two weeks now. A lot easier... Read my blog for more infos. Btw, I think you'll look great afterwards! Don't be nervous. Just have an attitude that you want all these over with ;)
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Congrats on your surgery! Glad you are healing well. Your pic of your boob holding a pen cracked me up! I used a remote! Yep! I took a before pic with my boob holding a TV remote! YUCK! Your pre-body looks very similar to my pre-body. I too got larger implants (492ccL & 457ccR) bcuz my PS said I have broad shoulders. I was so scared they were going to be huge & I did NOT want huge bonker porn star boobs! I'm glad I trusted him, I'm happy!! HAPPY HEALING!!
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Shower

I hate to admit it but I only got the courage to shower this morning at 7am... For about 10 minutes. I was given a go signal to shower after my first post op BUT I was afraid ;( It was tough ESP the Lipo areas were still sore.. Despite it, I felt good and refreshed!!! Don't get me wrong, despite not showering for almost 2weeks, I would daily give myself a sponge and use those hygienic stuff to keep me refreshed. Well, good luck to all of you taking your first plunge after a major surgery!
Thanks so much for posting your results! It is so nice to read everyone's unique but similar experiences. I am planning on having my mommy makeover in early fall so I am at the very beginning of this process. I have been talking about doing this for over 20 yrs and with the support of my amazing hubby, I am finally getting it done! I am now waiting for a couple ps to email back with some answers to questions for my next step. I am so excited and can't wait to get started on this process! Thanks again for your story!! God Bless!
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Wow! That's been a long years!!! I'm not sure if you're planning to have it here in the US or Dominican Republic... If you do it here, American Society of Plastic Surgeons have an official website which will direct you to the PS closest to your location. Good luck and God bless! It's an exciting experience so don't be afraid and just have an attitude that you want it over with ;) It'll cost a fortune and time but it's all worth it!
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Sunday 3/30/2014

It's about 12:43 AM and my husband is still doing laundry etc. he said he wants the house to be organized and clean when he goes back to work and kids go back to school on Monday. I'm the luckiest woman to have married a very responsible man ;) He said he'll take me to Vegas in August just for a weekend getaway to have fun and time away from kids (wink!). Oh, he made a joke that on Monday he'll give in his resignation because he now wants me to work at Hooters!!! I said no way because our family won't get the same benefits we get from his job - supreme health & dental insurance till we reach 65 of age! He's just getting paranoid and jealous yet proud that I've been transformed into a butterfly! ;) I will never leave him because I love him and he's the father of our kids. I'm forever grateful to this lifestyle he provides for our family. We're not rich but we live a comfortable life where our kids can be in any sports they wish to pursue.. I don't own a LV nor Chanel bags but our kids college funds are well funded every year so that they don't have to take a loan... Anyway, this is getting long. What I'm just trying to say is I'm forever grateful to God for giving me a husband who loves me tremendously, vice versa!
You are looking great!! Today is another consult/pre-op appt with Dr. Burt. I am getting scared and nervous. I am not worried about painful recovery, I am more scared of the anesthesia!! I have never been put under and am scared I won't wake up from this sleeping coma. Where did you have your surgery? In Plainfield or Morris? Do you recommend the pain pump?
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In Plainfield. I think we've more sophisticated stuff coz it's affiliated with Edwards hospital. Yes, a pain pump is a must - helps recovery easier. Don't be scared of anesthesia or not waking up. Pray and hope for the best. They've got the best team in the surgical center. Pray. Pray. Pray. And make sure your partner will be with you for a week or so... Good luck and God bless!
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LookN good
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Driving 3/31/2014

I started driving my kids to/from school! Yay! I take 2 caplets of extra strength Tylenol in the morning then another two in the afternoon. I only take Vicodin and Valium at night around 9pm. I still drink lots of water coz in my mind I really want to flush out the anesthesia! I also eat lesser but healthier. Oh, my husband still don't want me to drive long distance thinking my motor skills aren't back to normal yet... I try to obey ;) Smooth healing you all! I still walk a bit like a turtle but a little straighter! Btw, I still sleep in my recliner which I'm getting used to. Ok for now! ;)
You are doing so well! I hope I have the same luck. I have an appt with a ps for the 11th even though I'm not having surgery until the fall. I have about 25 more lbs to lose but I am so anxious to get this process started! I am just getting all the info I can so I can prepared as much as possible for my big day! You are such an inspiration and I so appreciate you sharing your story.
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Well, thank you ;) After all the swelling go away, I still have 20 pounds to lose.. As what my PS said, at times having a mommy makeover helps you get motivated to lose weight ;) I believe her... Anyway, good luck and God bless!
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WED 4/2/2014

Hi. Just some recent pics ;)
Looking good! I still can't fit into my pre-op jeans :( Hope swelling subsides soon so I can go shopping!
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Thanks! I don't wear jeans yet. Just sweats since they're more comfy :) Soon I'll have the courage when I'm no longer swollen.. Hang in there! It takes time. No pain, no beauty! Have a speedy recovery!
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Mood Swings 101

I'm so lucky my husband loves me tremendously! We had a petty fight.. He was already at work w/c is about 20-30 minutes drive. He was saying how thankless I am etc. And I'm saying how sometimes he doesn't listen and it's like I always find him at a wrong timing etc. ( all these thru text ) so I decided to just stop replying and even didn't answer the 10 calls he made! & there, boom! He drove home to patch things up and said we'll work hard not to "fight" while I'm in a fragile recuperating stage. He took me out for lunch & do errands then went back to work! I blame all these craziness on the Rx meds. I'm glad to know it's only temporary and that I'll soon be SANE again ;) Am very happy to know too that it's already Spring - more outdoor time! Fresh air always help keep me SANE ;)
You look great and I love me some to maxx!
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Thanks! You too have an awesome result! Good for us! God is good ;)
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Walmart Bra $9!

Just have to find the right one!
It fits me like a glove! Found it in the clearance rack! Although it's not a front closure but I love how it's snug yet comfy and not to mention the price!
Your breasts are awesome, that's what I wanted...how is your tummy doing? Take some pics. I'm in my mummy suit and so afraid to move anything under there.
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I feel for you! First week is the toughest part but hang in there and take it easy. Pick your battles..
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Re my breasts, they haven't dropped yet... I only wanted 450cc but PS said I've broader chest so she gave me 550cc. My girlfriend who had her MM with drBurt wanted 350cc but was given 325cc coz that just how much her chest can take accdg to PS. We just have to trust her ;)
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3rd Post Op Visit

Dr Burt is back! My appointment was at 10:30am. She removed the tape covering my tummy tuck.

One very painful thing she did was to suck out fluids from my tummy area with a syringe that has of course a needle! Man, it was painful! And she did it on my left and right tummy! Hope she won't have to do that again :( Well, she had to remove the fluids coz it'll build up inside causing seroma.

She also taught me how to massage my boobs... Like squeezing & pushing it both upward from the bottom part 5x. Then from the outer side of the boobs you kinda put pressure pushing it both inward 5x also. Lastly, you raise both arms high up sideways 5x too.

My 4th post op visit will be after a month - 5/2/2014 @ 10am Friday.

Stuff 2 buy @d B&W clinic

(1) PREPARE Cleanser $32 - you buy this on your first post op. It's what you'll use to shower like a body wash. It's milder and has special stuff to help your body heal while showering.

(2) REPAIR Lotion $40 - you buy this on your 3rd post op visit. It's a special scar treatment to apply on your incisions.
What does coconut juice do? I am buying my supplies, curious about the coconut juice
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It's supposedly known to help in the healing process. I read it here from other people who had surgeries. I also have Gatorade and lots of water.
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I have a question, is it normal to have a lot of "spillage" on to your bra roll or arm pit from the implant?
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3/7/2014 - 3rd week!!!

I'm feeling quite better now. Trying to be more useful at home. I'm just taking one Tylenol 500mg at 8am & 2pm then Vicodin & Valium at 9pm. I'll stop taking Rx meds on Thursday night & just continue with Tylenol 500mg until I can go without. I still walk slow and feels tired easily. At times I have a small amount of oozing blood from my tummy tuck incision so I just tape a gauze pad to it. I religiously put the scar treatment 2x a day and so with my boobs massage! I wanted to post a picture but nothing has improved yet coz I'm still swollen.

I meant April 7th 2014 - 3rd week!

This is what I get from getting easily tired!!!
Hi there - how are you doing? I'm doing okay not sure if you've read my updates but I wanted to ask you how your breasts feel? Mine are so sore! I have dark purple bruising (almost like you had on your back from lipo). It's right under my right armpit and goes across my chest under my breasts. I've been icing them and it makes them feel better but they are so sore. Dr. Burt saw me on Monday and said it's because she really had to stretch me.
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Hi. I just read your reviews. I'm sorry you've to experience so much swelling and bruising on your breasts.. I'm healing well (by God's grace).. But I still feel easily tired. Just keep icing it for 20mins 2-3x/day. Everyone is different. Like my girlfriend, she had her mommy makeover 2 weeks after mine and she's recovered faster than I am. Pray and have a positive mind. All these pain are temporary.. I'm happy to know you've a very supportive husband. Lucky you! I do too but sometimes I can't help feeling that he's burnt out from all the domestic stuff he has to do aside from his job.. I just give him the space and not say anything but text him to say thank you etc.. I hope you'll feel better soon. Oh, I'm glad to know that drBurt called you herself! That shows a lot that she does care inspite of her super hectic schedule! I pray for a smooth recovery for you! Be positive ok ;)
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Thank you so much for positive words. I'm sure everyone heals differently. Are you still sleeping in the recliner? Today I went to lay in our bed, and layed in the fetal position and WOW my breasts hurt so bad, it felt like an elephant was sitting on me and it was hard to breathe, so I quickly got up and took my valium and vicodin. I am praying everything settles in soon. I go back to work on Monday and I'm hoping it should be better by then. I hear you about the hubby...mine gets frusterated at times too with being at work and then having to do the house work and then I usually drive the kids in the morning because he works second shift so he sleeps and he's been having to wake up to drive them too, its a long road for all of us but I am sure it's worth it in the end! ;-)
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April 11th 2014

I'm almost a month on Monday, the 14th! I hope I'll be able to walk a bit straighter... Wishing my implants will drop at the same time! I just can't wait to stop using these compression garments! A must is a must...
You look great, looks like your swellingewent down. ;-)
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Thanks but not quite yet :( I just saw your new pics and I'm terribly sorry you still have that bruising under and on your breast(s?).. Everyone really do heal differently. Just keep icing ok. I've that same bruising under my boobs and armpits but not that much.. Time is the essence here. I hope you're still taking it easy at home/work. God speed!
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4th Week!!!

I totally stopped taking all pain meds today. Feeling better each day. Taking scar treatment seriously twice a day as part of my hygiene routine. I'm still taking things easy though..

Didn't do #2 for 5 days so last night I took Milk of Magnesia and oh boy did that cleanse the hell out of me!

Sports Bra & Spanx

Now that I'm past 4th week, I'm starting to wear sports bra and Spanx (Flexees by Maidenform) during the day, oh boy it feels so much better! But at night for bedtime I'll still wear my original CGs!
I got the same flexees!
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5th Week

I've lost 10 lbs now after pre-op! I'm aiming to lose another ten. I hope I'll be a size 6 by May 17th, w/c will be my 2 months post-op. I just eat a granola bar for breakfast, salad for lunch, & Weight Loss Shake for dinner. I've stayed firm with my diet and making it a lifestyle.

Btw, don't shave pubic hair (like I did) till after a month! Coz if you do, you could end up having in-grown hair that could create an addition to what you're already dealing with MM recovery! Or you could trim it giving 10cm length.
You look great!!! WOW, you can see how much smaller you've gotten. My swelling has gone down some but still a bit there. My scar is high up too, I had mentioned I wanted it very low and its pretty high, it seems like it's right under my belly button (which I think is still big). I go in tomorrow to see Dr. Burt and we'll see what she says. I'm sure they'll be removing the tape around my nipples and TT scar, hopefully its not too painful.
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Thank you. I just read your update & I'm glad you're more relaxed now. I hope you'll look fabulous at the wedding! Just take it easy & do what you must do. I think if your front incision is next to pubic hair - that's the lowest they could get.. But my concern are my hips incision w/c are high & I'm sure that wearing a two piece bikini is out of my game :( Btw, re belly button, I'm sorry if you're not happy with it. I guess we can't have it all. Well, I wish you all the best!
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I love all the tips you post on your journey. It's so helpful! I saw Dr Burt today for my consultation and I love her already! She took time to explain and answer any questions I had. I am planning my mm for August as I still have about 24 lbs left to reach my goal. I'm so grateful to women like you who have graciously shared your experiences! So glad you're doing so well. You look fantastic!
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Lipo Massage

Today I went for my first Lipo Massage (w/Amy) at the Limelight MedSpa (owned by same surgeons). It's located along Rt 59 & 127th in Plainfield. I paid $150 for package of 3 with intervals of two weeks each visit. It was very soothing/relaxing. Amy said I'm still swollen and she taught me how to softly baby massage. Dr Burt recommended this Lipo massage to prevent harden lumps to form on Lipo areas.
I will definitely be checking out the lipo massage when I'm at that point. That's not a bad price either. How long is the massage?
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One hour ;)
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4th Post Op Visit 5/2/14

My appointment was at 10:30am but she got to see me 20mins later. I didn't mind at all since the place is always busy - meaning, their business is doing great and that a lot of people trust them. Despite this lateness, Dr Burt still managed to give me her quality time, warmth, & reassurance.

The night before, I pulled a 10cm suture from my right breast thinking it was dirt! And on my left breast there was a tiny puss that I removed. After these incidents, I just applied Bacitracin ointment and covered them with a waterproof band-aid coz I was going to shower.. Dr Burt said I did the right thing but she doesn't want me to use anymore tape of any sort, only apply ointment with gauze and let garment support it in place. I'll only put band-aid when showering. Re my breast, she said that I'm healing nicely and implants will fluff/drop after about 3-6 months.

Now with my tummy tuck. She said it's healing good too.. But I'm still swollen.. She advised to massage my surgery areas to keep blood circulation to normal coz it'll help a lot with my continuous healing process. I asked her if there is any possibility that incision on my hips be lowered - she said YES! And that she'll do it in her clinic with a local anesthesia. But we've to wait and see coz when all swelling goes away, scar will lower to a few cm. I'm just so thrilled to know these!!!

I bought my 2nd batch of their Repair Lotion (scar treatment). It lasts me a little over a month.

I mentioned to her about my skin dryness and asked if it's due to my healing process. She did say it's possible coz my body is pulling all its energy to heal my wounds.. it could also be Eczema. She asked what do I use for it and she recommended that I use cream base remedy instead of oil base coz it's more effective and stays longer on skin. I'll always keep this in mind!

Dr Burt said I can start exercising but nothing extreme workout. She said I've to listen to my body... I asked about sex and she made a funny remark saying if I wanted a note/letter ;) I'll be 2 mos post op on the 17th and I still don't feel like wanting sex. It's like my body just want to take it easy still. Poor hubby! I'll have to soon make up.

I still wear Spanx and a cincher over it. The tighter, the better. I'm also still wearing sweats, not jeans.
I am too going to dr Burt do mines. I have a few questions. Do you have any pictures of your tummy sitting down. Is there any skin hanging on the side like love handles. Your boobs and tummy looks great. Thanks for sharing
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So glad to hear you're healing well. I too am having Dr Burt for my mm and it's so good to hear she has alleviated your concerns. I can't wait until I'm on this side of my recovery! You look amazing!
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Thank you. I hope you're successful losing those extra pounds... You'll get there, just have pure determination.
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May 20th 2014

I lost 20 pounds so far since pre op! Having the makeover motivates me to become slimmer! I'm aiming to lose another 10 pounds. I stay away from carbs and sweets. Plus factor is my daily consumption of fresh fruit/veggie smoothie using my Pro 900 Nutribullet! I haven't really done any strenuous exercise except mowing grass. I still apply the Repair Lotion 2x a day for scar and I also knead my Lipo areas with a dough roller twice a day too! I feel awesome. Thank God!
You look great :D. Your tummy tuck looks so smooth.
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Thank you! Yes it does look smooth. It keeps getting nicer as time goes by ;)
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You just keep looking better and better all the time! I hope I have great results with Dr Burt in August!! Beautiful!
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3 Months & 5th post op visit

I'm healing well according to dr Burt. I told her I love everything she's done except for how high my hips incisions are. I can't even wear a two piece. She said incision will lower a few cm as I heal.. I'm seeing her after four months. I asked if a revision is already included in the package I paid for initially. She said it depends on what needs to be done but usually it's included. I hope I don't need to pay anymore.. I didn't expect them to be this high :(

My left implant hasn't settled so I need to continue massaging my left boob..

I'm still struggling to lose that 10 lbs. I'm still doing great though! I stick with my Nutribullet on my normal routine but I don't deprive myself when there's an occasion.
Chicago Plastic Surgeon

There are so many board certified doctors from various organizations. You must consider ones who is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This org has a website and it'll show ones who are close to you. When I went for my first consultation with Dr Burt, I knew right away that she's the one! She's very knowledgeable and double board certified! She's also down to earth even when she's from a family of doctors! She'll personally call and check up on you.. Her fees are not outrageous at all. I guarantee that she & her professional staff will take good care of you.

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