Excited But Nervous For My Mommy Makeover 2/21/11 - Roseville, CA

I am 36 y/o with three children. I started having...

I am 36 y/o with three children. I started having my children very young in life, I would never recommend it to anyone but I'm glad I did. I have three boys 19, 18, and 11. After my first son my body bounced right back, I'm sure it's because I was so young. After my second son I was smaller than I was before I got pregnant. Then all heck broke lose with my third son. Three years ago my weight was up to 163 mind you I'm only 5'2. I lost 43 lbs and have been able to keep it off.

After the three babies my breasts are not where they should be, and I have that ever nagging pouch in the tummy area. It doesn't matter how hard I workout I can't get rid of it.

I decided to give myself a present and get a Mommy Makeover. After doing all the research I decided on a doctor. During the consultation he agreed my breasts are not where they should be and that I only need a mini tummy tuck. So.... my mommy makeover will consist of a breast lift with no implant, lipo on the inter and outer thighs, a mini tummy tuck with lipo and muscle tightening. I go in on 2/21/11, just three weeks away.

I'm excided but a little nervous at the same time. My Mom will be taking me to the surgery and offered to let me recoup at her house since I'm a single mom. Can anyone tell me what to expect and what I may need to plan for?

Thanks!!!!!

I'm counting down the days!!! Can't wait!!!!

I'm counting down the days!!! Can't wait!!!!


Went for my pre-op today and can hardly wait until...

Went for my pre-op today and can hardly wait until Monday. I just found out that my surgery time was changed from 10:30 to 9:30 which is all the better!!!

Hi ladies... Today I'm two days post-op....

Hi ladies... Today I'm two days post-op. Things are going pretty well. The pain has been manageable. I went for my post-op appointment yesterday and the PS took off all my bandaged off of my breasts and my lipo sites. I only have drains in my breasts, which he said I should be able to get out on Friday since I'm not draining much. My breasts have been a little sore but not bad at all. My abdomen has been the sorest part which I knew it would be. I've been keeping up on all my pain meds and so on just to beat any pain. Last night I was able to sleep until 4:15 a.m. whoooo that was good. My PS said I looked real good for only being 24 hours post op, he said I was walking around just fine and straight. I haven't really got to take a look at everything yer, but I'm totally happy. When I got to the surgery center on Monday my Mom asked if I was nervous, I said nope I'm ready! I asked her if she was nervous and she said a little bit.

For all the ladies that are getting ready for their proceedure this week or next week, you will be fine!!! I will get to see my kids for a little bit today so I know that will help me with getting back to normal.

Good luck to you!!!!

Today I'm 4 days post op and feel great! Went...

Today I'm 4 days post op and feel great! Went to the PS today and had the drains removed from my breasts. That was the worst part of everything, (I think).

So far I'm very happy with everything. I have noticed some swelling decreasing in my upper abs which is great. I'm so glad I did it.

Today I am 10 days post op. I am doing pretty well...

Today I am 10 days post op. I am doing pretty well. I'm still swollen and am at the point that I wish the swelling would just go away so I can see what my new body looks like. I have no patience. lol..... I am so very glad I did it.

Ok today is a bad day. I took all the tape off of...

Ok today is a bad day. I took all the tape off of my left breast today and was very disappointed. The bottom of my breast looks horrible. I wanted to cry. It's not round like it use to be. I was worried about this last week and my sister looked at it and told me not to worry about it because she thought it was just the way it was taped. Well guess what it's not the way it was taped. I called my PS today and will be seeing him today because I'm not happy with the way it looks!!! Please tell me it will get better. At this point I'm wondering what I did and if I really should have done this.

Ok I just got back from the PS office he said this...

Ok I just got back from the PS office he said this is normal for the skin to be wrippled at this point. He said the skin will eventually smooth out. He showed me pictures in a medical book of others that looked worse than mine at two weeks post op. He said if the skin doesn't smooth out or I'm not happy with it he will fix it. I felt much better after talking to him. He reminded me that I am only 2 weeks post op and to just concentrate on healing at this time. Wow I feel so much better.

Ok girls.... I took a good look at my boobs today...

Ok girls.... I took a good look at my boobs today and was like WOW the PS was right what a difference 1 day makes. The underneath of my boob is already starting to smooth out. Don't get me wrong I think it's still nasty but it's looking better than it did yesterday when I wanted to cry!!!


I didn't want to post any pictures of my...

I didn't want to post any pictures of my breasts right now because I don't like the way they look, but I thought what the heck I guess I will post it anyway. Maybe it will help me move forward and not dwell on it right now.

Today is a good day. I'm getting back to doing...

Today is a good day. I'm getting back to doing "normal" things lol... I try to stay off my feet as much as possible becasue the more I'm on my feet the more swelling I have at the end of the night. My breasts have been real sore the last couple of days, not sure why. The one thing I will tell everyone is to make sure that you are eating right after surgery. Try to stay away from salty foods because they will make you swell as well. Drink lots of water too.
I wish everyone good luck who went into surgery today.

Ok everyone I wanted to say thanks to everyone who...

Ok everyone I wanted to say thanks to everyone who posted or sent me e-mails to calm me down about my breast incisions. I'm sure you are all right, it's just when it's on yourself you become more picky....lol When I took today's picture I really felt that they are begining to take shape and can already see a difference in the incisions. The only problem I have is I feel like my left breast is larger than my right. Maybe it's just swollen still but it sure looks bigger to me. Thanks again for all the support. I love this website.

Today is 3 weeks post op. I feel great. I still...

Today is 3 weeks post op. I feel great. I still get tired easy but other than that I'm doing great. My mini TT incision is healing nice and I'm happy to say that my PS was right my breast incisions are starting to smooth out. They look better everyday!!!

I posted the picture of my breasts that I took...

I posted the picture of my breasts that I took today. The incisions are starting to look better but the skin still has not smoothed out all the way.

Hello all... I am 4 weeks post op and my breasts...

Hello all... I am 4 weeks post op and my breasts are looking much better!!! I'm still swollen just above my incision but I'm also numb there still as well. My tummy is flat and I'm loving it!!!I'm posting my 4 week post op breast photo so others can see I was freaking out early on over nothing. Each day they continue to get better.

Today I am 5 weeks post op breast lift with own...

Today I am 5 weeks post op breast lift with own tissue implant, lipo of thighs, lipo of upper and lower abs and mini TT. I worked out for the first time since surgery today wow it felt good to workout again. I took a new picture this morning and loved the way my new tummy looks in my shorts. I'm still swollen but that will go away in time.

Today I am 5 weeks post op breast lift with own...

Today I am 5 weeks post op breast lift with own tissue implant, lipo of thighs, lipo of upper and lower abs and mini TT. I worked out for the first time since surgery today wow it felt good to workout again. I took a new picture this morning and loved the way my new tummy looks in my shorts. I'm still swollen but that will go away in time.


I am completely swollen and hard just above my...

I am completely swollen and hard just above my mini TT incision. I went to the PS on Thursday and he said it will take time for this to go down. I just wish it would hurry up because I don't like how it looks right now. I think my tummy looked better earlier on than it does now. My breasts are looking a lot better. I have several stitches that I can feel, the PS said if they don't desolve in 4 weeks he will remove them for me. Uggggg I hate this swelling.

I am 7 weeks post op and still have lots of...

I am 7 weeks post op and still have lots of swelling just above my incision site. I'm also real hard where I'm swollen, PS states it will take time. I don't like how it looks. I ordered the Gelzone Wrap to see if that will help out with the swelling and speed up my recovery. I know I need to be patient, but I really feel likek my tummy looked better a couple of weeks ago.

Efrain Gonzalez, M.D.

The entire staff was so nice and friendly. The office is nice and clean. I would totally recommend him to anyone.

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