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TT, Lipo, and Breast Augmentation - Provo, UT
- updated 10 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $12,000
- Provo, UT
We are finished having kids, and i'm ready for...
- 26 Feb 2012
We are finished having kids, and i'm ready for my mommy makeover. I have researched cosmetic surgery for the last 7 or more years. The doctors that I chose to interview were: Dr. Saltz ($95 consult fee), Dr. Angela Keen ($100 consult fee), Dr. Rose (no consult fee), Dr. Crofts (no consult fee). I had also interviewed Dr. Berg in the past and a Doctor in Dallas as well. I also did three phone consults in California. Needless to say, I think I have done my home work. In the end I chose Dr.Rose because he said he could put the new belly button scar inside the belly button, which no one else did. I am also thin and all the other surgeons said I would have to have a T scar, because there wasn't enough skin to completely remove the old belly button.
I will be staying in the surgical center the first night and then seven nights at Michelle's Retreat, a cosmetic surgery recovery place. With three kids and a wonderful husband I wanted to do this the safest way possible. I chose Michelle's Retreat because I wanted 24 hour medical care, by a nurse specializing in cosmetic surgery post care. It's an extra $1500 for 7 nights, but if it's as good as I think it will be, it will be worth every penny.
Well I moved up my surgery date today. I will now...
- 27 Feb 2012
The recovery retreat cost $550 the first night for...
- 28 Feb 2012
Today I went into my PS's office for Botox. It...
- 5 Mar 2012
I am reallly excited, but I feel like I need support. I'm sure most my friends and family are going to get sick of talking about it before next month. Thank you for sharing this journey with me, it's nice to have a place to turn. Does anyone have any idea what to pack for the time i'll be in the recovery retreat?
My breast milk still hasn't dried up. I am...
- 7 Mar 2012
My husband has been very supportive through this whole process, and has started working out a ton, he says he wants to look good for me too. I can't believe my surgery is only 7 weeks from this Friday. I'm not nervous, but I have been planning this for many years. I also think the fact that I will be staying at a recovery facility helps too, because I know I am doing everything in my power to reduce the risk. I also have a nanny that helps me out three hours a day, because i'm planning on going back to work. It will just be from home two hours a day, but the fact that she is already with us helps my anxiety, because she will be here almost full time the couple of weeks I am healing, to keep the kids enterained. She also knows our schedule, and how I like things, so i'm hoping everything goes smoothly.
Telling The Kids: I wasn't worried about...
- 10 Mar 2012
I wasn't worried about telling the kids. We just pointed to my littler girl's tummy and said this is what a tummy looks like before having three kids and then pointed to my tummy and explained this is what a tummy looks like after having a ______, _______, and ___________(named each of the kids). I then explained that mommy was going to have surgery next month to make my tummy look like what it did before kids. I have had c sections and have always shown them the incision, so this didn't seem that different to them. I just explained that mommy would have to take it easy and the incision would be a little bigger than my c section scar. They actually thought it sounded cool to go and get my tummy back. Just like my c sections I will go through the hard part before they even see me, which I think makes it easier. This is another reason I liked the idea of the recovery center.
Testing: Test I will be getting in the next...
- 10 Mar 2012
Test I will be getting in the next couple of days. I am very healthy as far as I know, but I think it is very wise to double check before doing any elective surgery.
2. Full Blood Workup
3. Physical and EKG
Prevent Blood Clots: I called the hospital today...
- 10 Mar 2012
I called the hospital today to see if I could rent a Sequential Compression Device. They make you use this after a c section to help prevent blood clot, which makes me surpirsed that they don't tell us to use one after tummy tuck. Anyways they weren't open today, but the website said they did rent them out. I'll call on Monday and hopefully get one rented
Preventing Blood Clots cont' I am so...
- 12 Mar 2012
I am so excited my plastic surgeon actually provides his patients with a Sequential Compression device to take home with them to help with their recovery. I am so impressed. I had looked into renting one, but to find out it's just included is a very wonderful surprise.
I moved my surgery up a couple of days so I could...
- 12 Mar 2012
Mammogram: Ok so my mammogram didn't go...
- 27 Mar 2012
Ok so my mammogram didn't go so well. I have to go back for a second one just to make sure everything is good. I am a pretty level headed person, but this journey has been a little crazy for me. Also, my breast milk still hasn't dried up completely so it looks like i'm going to have to change my surgery date again. My full blood workup and EKG came back excellent, infact they asked me if I was an athlete. I'm not an athlete. I chase three young kids around and I go to the gym 3-5 times a week for about 30-45 mins. each time. After reading the new Misty's blog, I may end up being glad to have my surgery at the end of summer, if the healing process is so hard. I don't want to be in pain for so long, but thanks to her I can prepare for reality. All of your post have really helped me get prepared. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Well I had to change my date again, because my...
- 2 Apr 2012
Update on Medical Tests: Mammogram- At first...
- 2 Apr 2012
Mammogram- At first they thought I may have breast cancer and then two weeks later got me in for a second mamogram and ultrasound, to find out that it wasn't anything but breast milk.
Blood tests all came back great, but they did call me a week later to say they would like me to come back in in a couple of weeks to check my white blood cells again. They were a little low and they said that was probably from having a baby three months ago.
I am also taking my vitamins and working out a lot, i want to be as healthy as possible when I go in for elective surgery.
3 days PO I feel great, this hasn't been nearly...
- 16 Jul 2012
I feel great, this hasn't been nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I think the SCD machine that my surgeon has all his patients take home and use for the first week makes a huge difference.