40 Years Old, Lost 40 Pounds After 2 Kids, Fitness Mom - Raleigh, NC

I gained nearly forty pounds after having two kids...

I gained nearly forty pounds after having two kids. I got back into the gym once my youngest child started preschool and lost the weight I had gained. I breastfed both of my children. The weight loss and breastfeeding left me with deflated breast. This is my reason for wanting these procedures done. My husband and I did the research on the area's top plastic surgeons and decided to see Dr. Morea. I also had girlfriends that went to him that were completely satisfied with his work. I am extremely happy with my results of the breast lift and implants! The recovery was not too painful. I was just really sore for a couple of weeks. I felt like I had done too much weight with the bench press machine in the gym. I'm truly amazed with how my breast look now. They look incredible! I haven't been this excited and happy with my body since before having kids. I would recommend Dr. Morea to anyone looking to have these procedures done. He is very professional and a brilliant plastic surgeon. I will post pixctures that I took each week to show you my progress. I just can't hardly wait to see the final results.

1 Week Post Surgery

I'm very pleased with the results thus far. My pain was not bad at all. Very excited!

2 Weeks Post Surgery

I'm feeling great enough to sunbathe and my breast look amazing! Dr. Morea is the best!

3 Weeks Post Surgery

My dad and I had a blast at the beach that day! I looooooooooooove my new girls! They are still sitting up high but I'm happy with them regardless. My breasts were so saggy and ugly before! I feel like a teenager again at forty years old. This surgery has been a blessing and worth every dime!

2 Months Post Surgery

I'm back in the gym working out and feel great! My self-esteem is at a all time high!

Back In The Gym 2 Months Post Surgery

3 Months Post Surgery: Hawaiian Family Vacation

Our family just got back from Hawaii last week! It was the best vacation ever!!!... and having my new girls were part of the reason why! This will probably be my last post until the kids start back to school next month. I'm just so darn busy with the kids at home. Here are some of my favorite pictures when we were in Hawaii. Dr. Morea has before pictures that I would like to share so you can see the night and day difference in my breasts. I will contact him and get them for y'all. He is a brilliant surgeon folks. I really need to post a picture of how my scars are healing. I was so worried about the scars that a breast lift leave you. This is no longer a concern at all. They are healing so quickly and I believe that they will be minimally visible in a year. Gosh I love my smaller nipples! They were so stretched out and ugly before. I looooooove my breasts now! Thank you Dr. Morea!!!

Before and After Photos FINALLY

The kids are back in school and I finally have some time to post before and after pictures! These before photos were taken by Dr. Morea at his office and and I had already lost nearly 25 pounds since having my three year old but I really went to work to lose they last 15 before surgery. I knew that it would be a month of recovery and laying around so I was worried about gaining the weight back. I admit it drove me a little crazy not going to the gym for over month but actually I lost weight because I continued my diet of 6 small meals. I'm still shocked when I saw the before pictures that Dr. Morea sent me. Gosh I had the saggiest breast and I was so much heavier! My breasts look amazing now! I worried so much over the scars for nothing! They are healing fast! I don't think they will be noticeable in a year. I never thought my tatas would look right again. I had stretched them out so much from the weight gain and breastfeeding. My confidence from these procedures were incentives to continue working out and eating healthy. Dr. Morea changed my life! I have never been so confident in my body! I'm forty years old and I feel like a teenager! I hope this blog will help others feel more at ease about having these procedures done. Dr. Morea is your answer!

Before and After Weight Loss

I thought this post will inspire folks! Hard work in the gym and diet pays off! I'm also grateful to have discovered a great plastic surgeon to remove stretched skin from weight gain and breastfeeding. My breasts are nearly 3 months post surgery in the after photo so they were sitting a little high. They have settled now and look more natural. I will post pictures of them soon for y'all. :)

4 Months Post Surgery: FYI

I'm 5 feet 6 1/2. Dr. Morea gave me 450cc high profile smooth and round silicone gel implants by Mentor and breast lift (inverted T incision technique). I asked for a small D. I think he gave me exactly what I wanted. I'm 4 months post-op and a 32D cup. I was 120 pounds the day of my surgery in the before picture. The picture above was taken by Dr. Morea today and I weighed myself at the gym after I left and I was 121. I'm maintaining my weight between 119 and 122. I don't want to lose anymore weight. I want to gain muscle weight to my lower body. I would love to have buns of steel! I would like to be more proportional. I have a flat hinny! I plan to continue high reps and low weight with my upper body for lean muscle. I want more defined abs too. I'm doing heavy weights for lower body. I'm doing lots of squats to get a bigger booty to match my 32D tatas....and if I don't achieve this then I'm considering having Dr. Morea fix that for me.

Oops! Forgot to post photo to review above!

Exercising at Home on Pilates Power Gym

Saturday Morning Workout
I am so pumped and getting ripped up!!! Thanks again Dr. Morea for giving me the confidence to continue my goal of being the most fit ever in my life. I couldn't possibly be happier! :)
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Morea is very professional and a brilliant plastic surgeon. I would recommend Dr. Morea to anyone looking to have these procedures done.

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You are such an inspiration to me. I have been battling with the idea of aging but you are proof that you can still look sexy and vibrant past your 30s! I thought only celebs could do that. Great work!
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you look awesome
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Thank you Susan :) I love what diet, exercise and Dr. Morea has done for my body, mood, energy level, and self-confidence. I'm 40 years old and feel like a teenager! I'm so happy!!!
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Thank you Beth :) I couldn't possibly be any happier in my life now. :)
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wow! you look fantastic!! Congrats on your weight loss!! Sexxxy mama :)
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Thank you Kris :) I'm so excited!!! I haven't been this happy with my body ever! I love what diet, exercise and Dr. Morea has done for me! Life is GREAT!!! :)
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Thank you Aussiepomme! I'm not sure what type of life I had. I will contact Dr. Morea and find out for you :) I know it was a breast lift with high profile 450 cc silicone round gel implants under the muscle. I'm so glad that I did under the muscle because I feel like I need the extra support since I was so saggy before. I'm back working out just as hard with my upper body. I'm bench pressing with 25 pound dumbbells. I want my chest muscles to be strong to keep those tatas up! I like them perky because they were about hanging to my bellybutton before the surgery. Lol. I think I'm just paranoid. I know that they will look more natural when they drop a little more. :)
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You're looking amazing. It's good to here you're able to continue with working out the upper body. I've worked hard on mine and was concerned that I would have to go easy once I'd had mine done! Thanks for replying!
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Sorry for the delayed reply Aussie! Here are some of my stats and info for ya. I'm 5 feet 6 1/2. I was 120 pounds the day of surgery. Dr. Morea gave me 450cc high profile smooth and round silicone gel implants by Mentor and breast lift (inverted T incision technique). I asked for a small D. I think he gave me exactly what I wanted. I'm 4 months post-op and a 32D cup. I'm working out harder than ever in the gym and my body is changing so fast! I ripped up!!! I loooooooooooooving it! I have more energy than I did in my 20s! :)
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Thanks Princess! I'm 5 feet 6 1/2 and 120 pounds. I don't want to lose anymore weight. I want to gain muscle weight to my lower body. I would love to have buns of steel. Lol. I plan to continue high reps and low weight with my upper body for lean muscle. I want more defined abs too. I'm doing heavy weights for lower body. I'm doing lots of squats to get a bigger booty to match my 32D tatas. :)
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Looking amazing! I am very similar to you in my lifestyle life style and I am not looking forward to not working out every day when I have my surgery in four weeks! I just wanted to ask what type of lift you had and whether it was under the muscle? Thanks!
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Congratulations on your weight loss and your surgery! I'm happy you've had a great experience and that your recovery has been smooth. What type and size implants did you get to achieve your new look? Looking forward to your pictures!
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I'm so sorry for the delayed response. I have been super busy with both kids out of school then our family went to Hawaii for three weeks. I'm going back and posting pics along with the dates of my recovery story. Dr. Morea gave me 450cc high profile smooth and round silicone gel implants by Mentor. I asked for a small D. I think he gave me exactly what I wanted. It's been three months since having these procedures done and I am so extremely pleased with the way my breast look and feel. I'm so confident now! I love my new boobies!
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Okay, you are one hot mama! I absolutely love your bikini pictures. Thank you for taking the time to post them. So glad you could enjoy your new look while on vacation. I realize you're busy with the kiddos...but next time you post, can you please share your workout regime with us? You look fantastic everywhere! ;)
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Thank you Beth! The kids are back in school and I now have the time to update my review with photos and answer questions. My workout routine is pretty intense! I drop the kids off at school and spend two to three hours at the gym. I run on the treadmill off and on for an hour and then lift weights for an hour or more. I plank and do leg raises in between weight lifting sets. This keeps my heart rate up and working my core. I have tried every diet out there and the only one that actually worked for me is the 6 small low calorie meal diet. I basically shrunk my stomach this way. This boost metabolism and you never get hungry because you eat every couple of hours. I never get a food coma and I maintain my weight this way. It's more of a lifestyle change than diet. I will never go back to three large meals a day. Dr. Morea gave me the confidence I needed to stay focused on eating healthy and exercising. I haven't been this happy with my body since being a teenager. Life is GOOD!
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You do look amazing!! You are an animal in the gym :-). I work out and do the small 6 meals a day, but I'm not sure I could ever be as dedicated in the gym. Kudos to you!! Congratulations! What are your height and weight stats?
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I agree that 3 large meals a day just doesn't cut it. I need protein every few hours! I have almost identical stats as you...but 9 years older with 3 kids that keep me so busy, I've lost all my muscle tone. Now that they're back in school, as of today, I plan to start focusing on getting back my muscle tone. Thanks for the great work out tips. You look wonderful. So glad you feel great inside and out! 

BTW, what did your dad say about your surgery? I see in your pictures that you went to the beach with him this summer.

P.S. Can you put your stats, implant size and some workout tips in an actual review "update?" You can even cut and paste if you're short on time. Sometimes this helpful info gets lost in the comments section! ;)
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Thanks Beth :) Omgosh my daddy is the coolest! The picture of us with him holding his surfboard is actually his facebook profile picture. Daddy is so proud of my weight loss success and how strong I was in my decision to have the surgery. He actually took me the day of surgery. He was joking with the staff and making everyone laugh. He was excited for me about getting these procedures done. He knew how unhappy I was about my breasts. I tell my daddy and mom everything. We are a really close family. I'm so lucky! I will update my review with the information you mentioned. I'll also post some more pictures with me in some cute dresses to show how my breasts are settling and looking more natural. Good luck to you in the gym! I just love what working out and eating right has done to my body and energy levels. I plan on sticking to my routine and diet forever :)
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I can totally tell he is a cool dad! So happy your entire family is supportive of your new fit and healthy lifestyle!
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Thanks Princess :) I'm 5 feet 6 1/2 and 120 pounds, size 2. I petite, fit and skinny. I was a size 8 and 158 pounds before the weight loss. I stretched out my tatas so much from the weight gain and so that is why I needed the breast lift. I'm trying to gain muscle weight now. I'm skinny enough and I'm not complaining at all. I love it. I just want to body sculpt now by continuing high reps and low weight for my upper body. I don't want to get bulky with my upper body, although I would like to gain more mass with my lower body, especially my booty! I have a flat butt! I'm doing heavy weights and lots of squats to try and bulk it up so it will match my 32D tatas. I would like to be more proportional. If I can't achieve this in the gym then I am considering going back to Dr. Morea for silicone butt implants. I'll keep everyone posted. :)
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Oh yes, please do keep us posted on your "squats" status and possible butt implants! 
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I've got the most perfect, beautiful 32D breast... I'm working so hard in the gym to get my booty to match but if it doesn't happen in 6 months then I will be going back to Dr. Morea. He is so amazing!!! I will feel so complete and proportional if I had this done. We'll see?
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Hi fitnessmom. If you have an Instagram you can follow zoelivelovelift She has a build a better booty program which I purchased (I think it was $20) and it SO works! Just look at her before and after pics on there. I think it's a 6 week program. I did it for 3 weeks (and I won't lie I cheated a little and didn't do the work outs to the max) and saw a very big difference! It's all hand held weights. I do plan to start over once I heal from my BL and BA Good luck. Xoxox
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