Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation!!!! - London, UK

Hi my name is jay im 29 years old and have 4...

Hi my name is jay im 29 years old and have 4 beautiful children but carrying big babies has left my body looking shabby at best my boobs have gone from a full c to a deflated b and my tummy looks like a deflated clown balloon lol!!! But on a serious note it gets me down alot so after 2 years of thinking about it i have finally booked and payed for my procedure!! only 5 weeks to go but i feel under prepared im not sure what to expect in the way of pain and healing and end results but i feel i need to reclaim this wreck of mine and begin to feel like a sexy woman and not have to always cover up. Scared and super excited xx

I think that combo of feelings (scared/excited) is pretty common at this point.

You might want to check out Blonde in Bluffton's post about her first three days post op, as well as JenBob's post about her experience. I hope these help!

Please keep us posted as you get nearer your big day.

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4 weeks and 4 days to go!

Well its going so quick got my post op health check on thursday to make sure i am fit enough! i should be fine i dont smoke anymore i eat well and i work out everyday and have no health probs that i know of. Keep feeling scared then excited then scared its driving me mad i know the risks are low but its gotta happen to someone rite?!?! Trying to keep positive and think about the end result and that bikini i can wear for the first time in 15 years lol. AND HAVING BOOBS WILL BE LIKE THE ICING ON MY CAKE LOL. Getting my bag packed already got all my baggy comfy clothes,pjs underwear ect any ideas of what else i will need????? x

feeling guilty

Today i have woken up with an overwhelming feeling of guilt! Its because i am spending so much money on myself. I told my step mum and my dad and they were supportive and totally understand why i need to do it! but i am scared to death of telling my inlaws i know this will annoy them to no end and they will think i am selfish to spend so much on me so i have decided i wont tell them till its done that way they cant talk me out of it!!!! But i still feel a bit bad am i out of order and selfish for doing this? do i really need it? :( idk

The awful truth

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Thanks you ladys it is true sometimes you got to do something for yourself and thats what im doing i wouldnt do it if i couldnt afford to and i didnt make my choice lightly but i really cant wait to feel attractive again good luck to you both we deserve this!!!!! x
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You had four grandkids for your in laws. You gave four gifts. Now its time to give yourself a gift. If someone is not going to be supportive or bring you down you don't need to talk to them about it. This forum is full of people that are supportive and helpful. If you need to vent then vent away here!! personally, I don't talk about my breasts to my family now, so why should I tell them my plans!!! haha!!
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I understand your feelings. Do you really need it? No you don't. But, you want it and as long as you can pay your bills and feed your kids, go for it. Don't tell anyone who you think may not support you. I have told only a handful of people. I am really thankful for this site, because you can have discussions with people who share the same goals. Best wishes to you. I am one week behind you.
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pre op health check

Well i feel that went pretty well i had bloods taken and had swabs for mrsa wont know my results for a few days! but the nurse said i have to inform my doctor im having this procedure why is that??? she didnt say why! had my photos taken for the before and after to see the results. Now thats it just gotta wait now for my big day in 4 weeks time!! :) x
You sound like me!! Don't feel guilty, we have given up so much of our bodies for our kiddies and now its time to feel good about ourselves again! I cannot wait to wear a bikini too!
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3 weeks 3 days till my new body!!!!!!

Hi ladys me again still counting down but meanwhile its my 3 year wedding anniversary today and i booked a weekend away for me and my hubby and my mother in law is having kids (she still dont know about my op) i am so excited about a weekend at the seaside in a 4 star with my man and no children gonna be luxury! get to be a big kid and play the slots walk down the beach eat ice cream! Dont get me wrong my kids are my life but everyone needs to be free once in a while to let there hair down plus the kids cant wait to be spoiled by nanny and grandad so we are all winners lol x

2 weeks to go!

Ok so im on the last stretch the nerves have definately set in now scared is an understatement i am petrified mainly of being put to sleep!!!! Im not scared of the pain or of the healing time or result just of the anesthetic i dont know why i think its a lack of control and knowing! But anyway i am still excited aswell this is a rollercoster of emotions up down up down its making me a lil on edge and i just really want it to be done already! i am just wishing these two weeks move blo*dy fast so it will be done and dusted anyway enough of that. Off on a much needed girls night out tommorrow hooking up with some fab girls for an evening of fun and games deep convo and some grubby talk lol girls will be girls!?!? ;) Hope everyone elses jorney is a safe and smooth one be back for an update soon peace out! xx
I'm so excited for you, i bet you're getting anxious. Best of luck to you! I'll be following your journey!
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You'll be great. Just keep looking at it positive and when you go to sleep go to sleep thinking of that bikini because you will wake up with the biggest smile on your face! I did
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thanks hun keeping positive! x
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1 week to go are you serious!!!!

So i am rapidly getting to my op date god i am so scared rite now it is literally on my mind 24/7 getting slight anxiety attacks worrying about this! But i am trying to think positive thoughts and seeing this womanly outcome in my mind and it is keeping me going i know anxiety is normal at this point and that all people going through similar journeys have prob felt the same! My hospital bag is now stocked with everthing i need (i think) got arnica and bromlain for after also vit c and gatorade am also a lil worried about blood clots so i plan on moving as soon as i physically can after surgery my doctor said he will give me shots of heperin to keep blood thin to help prevent and also pressure stockings he will supply also i know im in safe hands but i think its human nature to worry for our lives for our childrens sake! will post a bit more over this last week as i am sure my emotions will be doing over time! x
thanks ladies you are all so lovely xx
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You will be fine sweetie! I felt the same way and now im so happy I did it!!!
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Hi! I got the post that you left on my site, thanks! I was just reading your review about how scared you are feeling right now. I was so busy pre-surgery that I didn't get the "what if I die!?!" feeling until the night before. But, i did feel it and its horrible! Looking back is definately 20/20... The anesthesiologist is there to keep you alive and healthy. It's their only job! You will be fine! Just watch the news for a night and you will realize that the likelihood of getting hurt in a car crash is much higher yet you probably aren't scared to get into a car. You will do great! It's so much easier than you think!! Keep busy and spend the next week reading about fashion instead of blood clots ;)
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Have i forgot something???

Ok so i have packed my bag and i keep thinking i have forgotten something!?!? its annoying i have my pjs,underwear,sports bra,comfy joggers and vest tops, senna for constipation,renie for reflux/indegestion,arnica for swelling and bruising,bromlain also for swelling and aid healing,dry shower in a can,dry shampoo,gatorade for hydration, book,not sure what else i will need any ideas???? I am actually feeling much more chilled about this today thanks god had an extreamly anxious weekend worrying then today i managed to flip the coin and concentrate on the good stuff instead of dwelling on the bad! Gonna try and keep busy only a few days left now getting excited :) x
I'm so happy for you, this is your time to shine.
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Shoes that are easy to put on. That's the only thing I can think of girl you got this .
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Yess! good one
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keeping busy!!!

Hi me again i am nearly their and it has been extremely stressful and exciting and scary and thrilling the list goes on lol. But i am now so close and i am trying to get my shizzle organised and sorted to save any stress later on! i have de cluttered and cleaned from top to bottom and the house is looking lovely been doing plenty of fun stuff with kids and school runs and my husband has been excellent and so caring giving me a massage when im feeling anxious he is a great man that is for sure so supportive i am blessed to have him.And although im still a lil scared i am defi more excited now thank god this time last week i was suffering panic attacks like no ones biz but i kicked my own arse and now i am feeling chilled and good long may it last love to all x
Positive thought coming across the ocean....I'm twice your age, that would make me 60 year your senior LOL!!!!! I have all the same feelings (fear of the unknown ) I want to be (The Best that I Can Be) My TT is on Monday Sept 16th... For me I know it's now or never in think that is why I am 100% on-board. Louisera, Loving YOURSELF is the best gift ever. I'll watch for your updates, and I'll post as well..... ((((Hugs)))) PS Salt substitute is a good idea! Thanks!
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lol happy to help x
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I am in your boat!! You are almost there!
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2 more sleeps

not much to say apart from two sleeps yay!!!!! x
cant wait to see how you get on. i am booked in for the 17th in manchester pines. 5 sleeps for me.. im petrified...
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good luck moogle you will be fine sweetheart just relax and before you know it is all done and you are on the road to recovery and glad you did it!! x
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You are so close girl
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Last day of normality for a while!!!

Hi all so today is the day before and i cant quiet belive how quick it has come around feeling pretty good apart from i think i may have a touch of cold coming on great stuff!!!!! so prob be on hot lemon today to try and keep it at bay.Am trying to keep myself as busy as possible. Seeing my best friend in a bit for a coffee and chat shes a great lady she it also very supportive.well all that is left to say is that i hope to arrive safe and well on the flat side pray for me please :) keep smiling all you beautiful peeps xxx
Sending thoughts and blessings your way!!
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Will do that for u we r here waiting on you with welcoming arms and hugs
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You got this so enjoy the benefits and perks lol
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All ready!!!

Ok so I'm there and just waiting for my surgeon to come and draw on me then I will be ready to go in cant wait to get it over and done with back later xx
You had it done on sept 14th? Thinking of you Hun .. im so excited for you.. i know your going to look amazing!
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When is your surgery?
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All done

Hi so I'm out and feeling good not in any real pain at all I my belly looks amazing and I have big beautiful boobies yay!!!! Was so nervous going in but the staff were amazing and made me feel at ease a couple of pics not particularly good ones but will post more when I'm up snd about a bit more xx
Sooo happy for you!!
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Thanks ruby x
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I have boobies

Looking good
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Wow--- looking good...get some rest....let us know how you feel later on. :-0)
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You look fantastic! So happy for you :)
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The day after!

I didn't sleep great last night my breasts were killing me so I had to have ice packs to take down the swelling my left was nearly two times the size of my right agony!!!! But my tummy is pain free and I am moving around really well weird because everyone say breast don't hurt anywhere near as much proof everyone is absolutely different will post some pics later standing up befor my binder goes on :) xx
You are so right...all this is very individualized ---good to hear the TT is doing okay!
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Another boogie pic x

You look great how's the pain?
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My god the breast pain was so extream last night thought I was gonna cry ended up taking Tylex because it felt like a heart attack and I was so scared but I'm fine and the pain it not bad again this morning! The tummy tuck on the other hand still no real pain can't straighten my back because its so tight but it's starting to iChat so that means bits healing already yay!!!! Still have not seen my incision and I have to go home with the tummy drain. My ps thinks my breasts hurt so much because they are big implants that require a lot of stretching of the skin so will cause burning and chest pain going home today after 2 nights have to say I can't wait but in a way I'm more nervous being away from the safety of the hospital but hey I'll be alright as long as I take my meds and if as I'm told lol be back for another update soon happy healing to all xx
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Get some rest for sure...it's great that your TT isn't hurting too! Good blessings for that...take your meds, and be comfortable. You will feel better in your own bed too!
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Compression garment!

So this morning I have taken off my garment as it keeps rolling up and cutting me in half I'm not sure what my surgeon will say but it is causing me so much pain I just can't wear it at all is makes my chest hurt my stomach hurt it never stays down and keeps rolling up its agonising it would prob be fine without the drains so as soon as the tummy drain comes out I will put it back on untill then I'm going it alone I'm not sure what effect this will have but ill take my chances lol x
Looking good
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Not to bad but cold be much better lol hoping for a speedy recovery fingers crossed desperate for some sleep xx
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Still swollen

You are looking great!
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Drains out today!!

So I am off to docs in a bit to have my last drain removed then it will be shower time god I can not wait for that lol quick note do not cough or sneeze it hurts like nothing else you can feel every internal stich wow that hurts burning burning! I feel pretty good I have started cutting down on pain meds too as pain is a whole lot more bareable and I actually slept well last night on my recliner with like 6 pillows lol but if it works it works rite?!?! Hope you are all healing well xx
You look great! Hope you're feeling good today!! Im up at the end of October! Hang in there! Youll be up and going again soon!
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I hear ya, this compression garm is tight. I've been trying to get up and walk it cuts into everything ... you look great, how are your boobies feeling ? you were in crazy bad pain the last I read has it eased up any? Can't believe you had both TT and Boobs done at once...you are so young it's great and sexy too! I don't dare mention reducing my boobs in be midst of healing now but down the road I'd consider reducing the size , I wear a 34G bra a lot of Swinging boobs here I'd like to reduce some skin but I don't think at my age ( 60 ) I need to be that perky. LOL Loulisera , it's all good....you are awesome Hun ((((Hugs))))
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hello again!

hi so today im up and about alot more my drain is now gone but i was then told i am still not allowed to shower for another week and a half grrrrrrrr but will do as im told been havin warm water and soap washes and using festival dry shower it is an antibacterial liquid that drys instantly smells like coconuts and keeps ya body clean and hygenic also been using dry shampoo its not so bad smells nice! pain is minimal all over now still cant straighten but not really even taking meds anymore only when i feel i need them am happy with results so far x

omg!!!!!!!

well 1 week out and my house is a s*it hole no one can clean like me and i know i shouldnt let it bother me but it does alot and its stressing me out but im the only one that seems to care its driving me insane! grrrrrrrr! on the plus side im healing really well nearly uprite now and im no longer on pain meds still taking my arnica and bromlain and my swelling really is minimal feeling really good but i do still tire easily but thats a small price to pay feeling incredibly lucky that my recovery has been this good so far hope you are all healing as well as me and for those of you waiting good luck it is well worth it xxx
Your boobies look great! Im sure you are flat and looking beautiful when do you get the bandages off. Congrats on those drains as well!
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not sure about bandages as of yet go for another appointment monday so hopefully ill get to see whats under my bandage properly as i have only seen a little bit so far also im still waiting to find out if my belly button is ok! so far so good loving my boobies and will love my belly when the swelling goes away lol cant wait to be able to wear a body con dress lol x
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Oh no!!!!

So today I went to my appointment it turns out my belly button is dying on one side it smells horrible and I'm back on antibiotics for a week to stop infection but other then that my incision is healing brill and also my boobs are healing well too! I'm back to the doctors every 2 days for a clean up and check keep you all updated here's a pic from today looks good although I am still swollen x
That is a possibility with the bb. Don't worry. Your surgeon will manage it. It will be fine.
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You look so good! Hope the bb gets better fast :)
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Look good sorry to hear that bob hope all goes well with that .:)
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Another pic

Your comment about your house cracked me up! I'm the same way. I had surgery on my foot and I stressed out. I'm actually worried about that with this surgery. I wonder how much a cleaning service costs? Hmmm? You look really great!
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thanks honey i recommend a maid for sure lol x
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hello me again x

hi so my belly button is hanging in there at the moment it looks ok i am having it bathed and redressed every 2 days weirdly they are using 100% manuka honey on my bb apparently it is super at healing wounds! also i am on a really strong course of antibiotics to stop infection and i am pleased to say it no smell anymore thank god! Still swollen but i am now doing the school runs and most of the house work and i am feeling really good in myself and my confidence is now so amazing i am one happy girl :) x

a couple things i forgot!

i can now sleep in bed normally and on my side its bliss zzzzzzzz lol and i have also had my first and second shower was also amazing and relaxing :) x
Wow! You are in your bed and on your side! I can't wait! Are you driving?
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I don't drive I ride a motor bike and I'm not doing that yet lol xx
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My tummy now

Great review so far! Can't wait to hear more ;)
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ok! ;0
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I worry about this, too!!!
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Its a miracle!!!!

So i went to see my nurse today shes been changing my belly button dressing and by some miracle my belly button has achieved a blood supply against all the odds and is pink now and not grey!!!! needless to say she was shocked and utterly amazed as was i! Dont wanna get my hopes rite up yet but WOW that is a drastic improvement on the last appointment where we were sure it would just die and fall off! My body surprises me daily with its healing powers lol hope you are all as lucky as me feeling good boobs still a lil sore weird but its only been 2 weeks and 3 days so i shouldnt be to hasty i am happy as larry x :) x
You look great hope your bb is getting better.
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thanks tessa x
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bless ya it is defi the most stressful part x
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very little swelling!

So today im 2 weeks and5 days post op and tbh my swelling is minimal and i am feeling fantastic loads of energy doing everything myself sleeping well no pain killers required i am so lucky to have had such a fantastic recovery so far! i am itching to wear a proper bra now been messured i have gone from a 36b to a 36dd/e very happy indeed glad i didnt go bigger love how my clothes fit now feel sexy for the first time in what feels like forever it was money well spent i would do it again in a heart beat the nurse said my healing is amazing and i am tough lol obviously i knew that being women arnt we all lol! belly button still looks good and incision is good somtimes feels a lil sore were th cg rubs but other then that its all looking good go and have my bb dressing changed again tomorrow! will try get a picture see what you all think! xx
jay,YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!! if i look as good as you after the 20th November i will be one happy little possum. Like you im going through the guilt of the money and what other use it could be put to but i have wanted this for years. For the lucky few who have children and dont look any different (like my friend who has 3 kids and not a mark on her) consider yourselves very fortunate. I WANT THIS BAD!
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and you deserve it sweetheart honestly it is alot of money but people spend that on cars ect this is on your body that you have till the end of your days so really in perspective it is worth every penny and i know you will be glad you did i will follow your story hun chin up and dont feel bad you carried kids your reward is your body back xx
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Was great hearing from you again...what a path we are walking.....great hopeful news about your belly button, what a worry that has been... You belly is so FLAT.... Ain't life grand? Your boobs are grande!!! You look great!!!! Glad your healing so well. Looking forward to new photos...... (((Hugs))) LiveLoveBelieve
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Healing well

Still no belly button pics I keep forgetting but I will get round to it eventually lol xx
Can't wait to see your bb pics!
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you look awesome!! So glad your belly button woke back up :) Congrats girl we all deserve to feel sexy and confident. I am so happy for you I could cry. I can't wait for my turn!
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Everything looks great!
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Bb

Ok so it's not beautiful at all but it's healing really well x
Everything turned out amazing wow! You're recovery seems like it's been fairly easy! Hope you continue to heal well and that belly button is looking great! Congrats! :)
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thanks red x
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hi again!

so i dont have to wear my cg anymore so spanx it is! and as of sat im in normal underwire bras as my scars under my breast have healed and are soft already awesome!!! be glad to ditch the sports bra till im working out! The nurse said in 2 weeks time if my belly buton keeps going the way is is i can go without a dressing so cool WOW my body is a healing machine am so chuffed it has been such a smooth and really easy transition :) :) :) i honestly didnt think i would be feeling compleatly back to normal this soon my nurse thinks im super human lol (im not!!!!) lol just lucky and im guessing healthy x
So happy for you, your bellybutton is healing nicely Looking good girl!
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hi again x

So i thought i would write a lil more for you all. Lucky nothing really to report! Going to see my surgeon tomorrow for a post op review first time he has see me since i left the clinic dont really know what to expect?!?! My incision scar is completely closed up and is looking still purple but no pulling and is slightly ichy healing lol! Belly button looks better everyday should be free of my dressing soon fingers crossed and as for how im feeling well AMAZING! feel completely normal like i never had anything done at all :) i will be back tomorrow with more pics and to let you know what my doctor says happy healing to all and good luck to those on the waiting list xx
Thank you for visiting me at my review.  I love your tatoo and I'm not a tatoo person.  I'm can't wait to see your pics after your fu.  Hope all is well.
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You are looking amazing ! Glad your BB was able to be saved !
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Yay!!!!!

4 and a half weeks after my op I am signed off I don't have to keep a dressing on my belly button now as its healing really well am so happy still can't believe how easy it has actually been I expected to feel the effects for months I really have breezed this and my nurse said I don't need to see her anymore. I have to say ill miss her she was lovely :( . All I have to do now is go back in dec for a review but that's it I am officially out of the woods and with nothing to report all you ladies go for it!!!! It's so worth it!!!! P.s I don't promise it will be this easy for all but you won't know till ya do! I was scared worried anxious you name it but I am out the other side and feeling great x

My pics from rite now x

Wow, you look great! Especially your boobs! :) What cc's did you get? I have a consult this Thurs; just getting ideas! I love hearing how healthy people can have a great recovery and not suffer too bad after surgery! I hope that's me!
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yes sweetheart hope you recover super quick i had 525cc in both and its taken me from a 36b to a 36dd and i love them they are really looking natural now they have dropped and softened they have filled at the bottom now when they were first done they were super hard and under my chin my nurse asked if i had the tear drop implants because they look so good but i didnt i had round medium profiles!! x
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i am great hun thanks x
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8 weeks tomorrow!

Hi thought I'd come update well as you might have bussed everything is still healing really well but my scaring is very dark and my incision scar has keloided :( but I suppose this is quiet common for most I have started to use dermatix silicon gel and bio oil to try help a little I know it's early days but the scar round my belly button is so dark it makes my belly button look like a cats butt lol but I am not complaining as I feel good in myself inside and out now hope you are all well xx
You are looking amazing, your cat butt comment had me laughing, im sure it will lighten up in time. So happy for you :)
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I am sure it will its a small problem compared to what i had before so i am not complaining hope you are well!! x
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I think u look great and ur boobs look so real and perky. I don't think u keloid at all babes. I think it's just puckering that will subside with time. Lookin good.
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Just love my new boobs lol x

Look at you!!! Hot momma! Your results are great!
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;) thanks momma3221 xx
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lol, I love those boobs also, they did a great job
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My final post

Thanks to all the ladies that supported me through my transformation it was so appreciated! I am doing great all healed and happy hope you are all doing well too thought I'd drop in to say goodbye to everyone as I prob won't be on here again my life is so crazy hardly get a min to breath let alone post so to all patients past present future I wish you all the luck in the world merry Christmas happy new year and happy fulfilled lives much love x
Absolutely beautiful, so wish I had the money to have all of this done :( gets ya down quite a lot, if I could have got a loan out for this if have done it already.. Still I'm hopeful for the future!! I WILL get my body back. I love your boobs too, your comment made me laugh, I'd be exactly the same taking photos from every angle! X
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Oh.. Is the price right but in £ please x
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cost me £8300 for both hun x
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A year in and still so happy would do it over again!

Hi all thought I'd do a yearly update as I have not been on here at all for ages but he are are some new pics of scars and what my outcome is now and I have to say I am still so happy I did it feel sexier can wear the clothes I want and look good ;) and my hubby agrees lol hope you are all well and if you are reading this and are considering tt and ba then do it! Happy happy me live to all xxx
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