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Mini-Tummy Tuck with BA! Should I? or Shouldn't I? Ugh - Portland, OR
- updated 9 months ago
- Not Sure
- Cost: $10,700
- Dr. Reid Mueller (Portland, OR)
Hello mommies and other mm! I am 34 years old with...
- 10 Aug 2012
Hello mommies and other mm! I am 34 years old with two children, 4 years and 18 months. I weigh 98 lbs and had two c-sections. Here's my story, I was raised in a catholic house hold where it was sinful to look at nakedness and boobies. Although I lost all my baby weight, I still don't look the same. My breasts are deflated, my stomache has a pouch. I have a little bit of saggy skin when I bend over or sit down. I grew up in a tight knit catholic asian family and everything revolves around family. Anyways, my mom is totally against breast augmentation. She doesn't know I am going to get that done in lieu of my mini-tummy tuck. My father always wanted grandchildren and he was thrilled when I was pregnant both times. He told me after my pregnancy if I wanted he would pay for my tummy tuck. Gotta love the pops. I told him I was getting a consultation but left out the augmentation too because he would be against it. I feel horrible to lie to my parents. My hubby is totally supportive. Great guy, feel super guilty about getting this done and having him take care of two kids when I am out of commission. I am scared, nervous, and feeling guilty!! I don't know if I'll go through with this since I am so afraid of leaving my kids and not helping out! I am a stay at home mom, and it feels like I am quitting my job for a while. My baby is growing up so fast and I feel sad if I have to take time out for that. Don't get me wrong if I could get it done without any down time, I would do it in a heartbeat (hehe, probably everyone would too). When did you mommas actually lift your kids again, I know they say 4-6 weeks, but I feel like its a lifetime! I have read the article on what doctors say about recovery time and lifting up kids. But would like to hear it from you girls. Mommas with the little ones, when did you start taking care of your kids again? Officially? When did you start cooking again? I don't think my husband understands how out of it I'll be when I get this done. Another question is the scar worth it for a flat belly? Did any of you withhold your breast augmentation from love ones? Did they ever find put?
Anyways, I had two consultations and my final decision was with a dr. that has lots of creditionals. When I arrived at his office another doctor came in the room. He told me he was also a medical doctor and doing his fellowship to become a plastic surgeon. I don't get naked much with anyone and this dr. wasn't the plastic surgeon. He was good looking too. Yikes, I was totally uncomfortable. I was also alone and having a good looking guy look at my body was really intimidating. I think he sensed my uncomfortable feelings. I pulled my hospital gown tighter around me. He said he usually is the one who takes the measurements but I was so reserved that he said, "okay I'll call the ps in" The plastic surgeon came in and I Immediately relaxed because I was ready prepared to get naked for him. Lol. Anyways, the other dr. was still there working on charts and taking down notes. He was actually great too. I am uncomfortable with one man looking at me and having another man that I was not prepared for threw me off guard. Anyways, he did my measurements and took pictures. PS was great he is also a professor so I am sure he will do a great job. He made me lay down to test out the elasticity of my belly. He pulled and tugged for a while, and then I got up and he said " I think you might be a canditate for a mini-tummy tuck." He said I don't have enough skin for a full and I have minimal fat. Anyways, I decided to go with either 225cc or 250cc silicone implants, but this still feels big for me since I had nothing to begin with. I think I would be okay with 175cc too. Has anyone gone with 175cc? Or 200? I just want boobs. Not big or moderately big.
Anyways, I scheduled a pre-op on September 7th. And my surgery on September 17th. I want to do it before the holidays and before halloween. I am so afraid, I don't know if I'll make it. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories, I have been reading this site everyday religiously. Happy HE.
I have been trying on big push up Bras to see...
- 19 Aug 2012
Bras to see whether I am comfortable with bigger breasts. I was wearing the bombshell bra by vs which makes me two cup sizes bigger. My old friend who I haven't seen in a long time mentioned how big my boobs were and asked 'did you get a boob job?' I answered 'no.' and steered away from the convo. ugh, I do not want to be noticed so now I am leaning toward smaller cc's. I rather not have attention. Just don't want to be insecure with my flat chest. And for some reason the people that I hang out with are critical of plastic surgery. It's almost like committing fraud! Lol. Oh well, exactly another month. Life will change.
To do list: Clean. Pick up more supplies (large...
- 26 Aug 2012
Pick up more supplies
(large comfortable pants, crackers, food, extra gauze, and re stock household items)
Anti bacterial soap
Supplies so far:
Lift Recliner! (Yay, bought it on Craigslist for 185.00, probably resell for 100 when I done to get rid of it!) called rental places, was 400.00 a month!! Omg.
Disposable underwear, had these from
Sports bra with front opening from walmart
Hoodies with zippers
Pads (think my monthly friend will come exactly the surgery date!
Wee wee pads
I have to check more lists to check what else I need. Any other 'have to have items?'
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I researched a lot of different Ps and compiled everyone's creditionals and looked at which one had the most experience and a closest clinic. Dr. Mueller seem to have great experience.