The New Me in Twenty 1 3 - Salt Lake City, UT

I am having a full TT with BA ( 500cc silicone)...

I am having a full TT with BA ( 500cc silicone) after having gastric bypass in 2008. I am totally happy in my skin, however, after loosing over 100lbs people still look directly at your 'gut' once they realize its you-- like your forever on display. ( have that apron look in everything i wear, which is wearing on my self conscious ,So, as a treat to myself after nearly 5 years of weight loss and keeping it off, my husband and I decided that I deserve to get my tummy done-- the BA is a treat for the hubby- ( so he says) lol-- I am super excited, but nervous all in one-- I nearly walked out prior to my GBP- so i hope i can do this-- with the daily posts from you ladies, i think i can make it-- ( i just gotta get ahold of the anxiety and show it who'se boss)

PRE SURGERY PICS

not real thrilled about the pics-- kinda grosses me out actually-- hence, the reason im getting the MM-- cant wait to continue my journey to the new me-- Also have a forum on the Gastric Bypass in 08 ( not sure how to navigate thru this sight really well but lots of pics there as well) -- ( ALL BEFORE PICS) surgery is in 2 weeks, cant wait to post after pics FULL TT and BA without lift

getting that much closer-- only a few days left--

well, only a few days left till the surgery ( MM) Kinda nervous and excited all in one- Ive been nesting for a few weeks-- wanting to make things easier on myself and family- I have pre prepped a weeks worth of dinners ( to help out my teen and hubby) got all the gadgets Ive read about online ( like the shower chair, handy dandy picker upper tool, meds, easy slip on clothing ( from a thrift store) extra sports bras that latch in front , scar gel, and all those other ones ive read about-- My mother in law says I should take the BONE, FLESH and CARTILAGE vitamin? has anyone taken that? I have NOT started it, ill wait till after surgery-- ( it does say one of the ingredients can cause lack of absorption of some medications- and i would rather know my pain meds ARE going to work) -- I have a friend coming to cook a meal and clean up the house if its needed ( which i doubt, i been scrubbing like a mad woman- just to make sure) - I think im just finding things to do until the big day-- I have read so many posts and love them all-- Im hoping im one of those that is very pain tolerant and come thru this like a charm- I am a little nervous that my surgeon 'suggested' going with a larger implant than the one i chose-- so he ordered BOTH so i can decide again-- I dont want basket balls on my chest, but i do want a nice pump/cleavage if that makes sense?) EVERY person I know that has BA has wished they would of went bigger- so i think im going to leave that one up to the surgeon-- infact, im gonna be that wierdo that tapes a note to their chest that says-- ' -- put one size on each side and pick the better look '- or something silly like that! Anyhow, i wish you all a speedy recovery- and Ill see ya on the upside soon-- best of luck!!

tomorrow is my big day

getting really nervous and excited to have surgery tomorrow. I'm totally fine with the tummy tuck I'm nervous about boobs too big too little OMG. I have a great husband and support group. can't wait to be on the flat side......

surgery in 1 hour.....yikes

took ,1/2 a xanex.... feeling anxious...excited and everything in between. . wish me luck... big changes by the end of the afternoon.

holy ta ta s.... hope they go down alot... I have monster boobs.

tummy tuck breast Aug went well. no tummy pain whatsoever. chest is swollen and sore. doing amazing with lots of help

recovering nicely. TT, BA, all with a smile

surgery was perfect, staff was amazing, when rate the combination pretty simple. breasts been a little more tender than the .tummy. overall pain scale from 1 to 10 I would rate it a 3 or 4. ( worst feeling in the world is a cough). no regrets, just patiently progressing. .... just a FYI, instead of buying a lot of steri strips or gauze pads, you can buy a roll of cotton finger tubing and cut it the length of your incision and keep it in place with your paper tape. if you have any leaking or bleeding you can use your little nonstick pads underneath that. I'll post a picture of what that looks like next review ( the finger gauze and how awesome it works).

developed a weird rash

so I had my TT and BA June 25th. 11 12 days later I developed a rash on my trunk and behind my ears and scalp. I don't know if its a delayed anesthetic reaction or what. I spoke with my surgeon, we can understand the trunk portion but not the ears, so we're going to do topical benadryl an antibiotic. anyone else experiencing this,? I'm still absolutely loving all my procedures.... wouldn't change my doctor or what I had done for the world... should get the stitches out of my belly button Thursday.... recoveries actually been pretty minor in pain free. hope you all are doing great

2 weeks post op went good minus needing 2 stitches

went in for my 2 week checkup. everything is going great with the breasts. the tummy tuck looks amazing, however yesterday started bleeding on the pubic bone. ( due to a blood pocket/ hematoma), surgeon is going to put a stitch just to prevent further problems. anxiety over the stitches is really on my mind.... sheesh I just got done having stitches , ( that I took out of my belly button this morning myself)... I'm pretty excited to start doing the breast massage, never get through this little bit of tummy trouble things will be super groovy! hope everyone's recovery is going amazing....

16 days PO

my profile top and bottom... with new incision on pubic bone and stitches

I'm totally freaking out!!!

I just got my mommy makeover almost 3 weeks ago. I had done a mammogram 7 days prior. I was supposed to have results prior to my makeover, but had heard nothing. have no signs or inclinations anything is wrong. all the sudden yesterday I get a call that they found something in my mammogram. now I have to do a ton of my tests, and hope for the best... I'm kind of irritated because I did tell them that I was doing the mommy makeover need a rapid results. ( and I also inform them that my grandmother had had a double mastectomy at the age of 37) the lady doing the image in was also commenting on how well my films looked, that some of them were so perfect it was like a text book, they should be used in teaching ( like getting a clear image of your bacon strap)... thats some strip of tissue underneath your breast that goes down your stomach, I don't know.... it's just what she said. I asked if I should have any concerns because I was having my mommy makeover a week later, and her response was everything looked good to her ,theyd have a radiologist read it and get the results to me within a few days. now a month later and me almost 3 weeks and my mommy makeover, no insurance , my savings was depleted on the mommy makeover, I could potentially have breast cancer. I'm keeping all of my feelings and emotions in, as I have two daughters home right now, though theyre older, there's no need to give them added stress. anyone else experience of abnormal mammogram that turned out okay,? and how hard is it getting another mammogram on you've got implants better still tender??????
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon

after meeting with a few other PS, i choose the one that I felt I clicked with and the one that has my best interest at heart-- Not only does my surgeon practice in SLC he also comes to my home town once a month-- So i can avoid an added travel trip and have check ups or drains removed locally-- big bonus! He also did my friends breast reconstruction after her chemo/radiation- mastectomy-- as well as another gal I won a make over with a few years back and his work is pretty A+ rated!! I cant wait and have full faith in Dr Chick.

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Just read your story and your results are inspiring.. I pray all is well with you and your result was benign. Many Blessings to you!
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I'm very sorry to hear this news. You look so good, definitely the new you is on her way, I hope this result from the mammogram is just a blip. Congratulations on losing so much weight, I'm in the process of gastric sleeve, so I know I'm a bit ahead of myself looking at tummy tucks. Praying for you.
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Good luk.Keep us updated
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You look sooooo great! I hope everything works out and you're just fine. Stay strong!
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I'll be praying for you! I understand that this is a scary situation but I have heard of people that are called back for further testing and then it comes out clear. Either way your health will be the most important so stay strong!
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thank you
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Your breasts look amazing! So fu and natural looking already!
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I meant to say full!
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You look great!
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Congrats on the weight loss!! I've lost 80# and I know how hard it is! Your surgeon did an awesome job and you look GREAT! Do you mind saying your age and weight? Happy healing :)
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IM 41yrs old .... i weight 132'..... started weight loss GBP @ 247 lbs. 5 years ago.... IM a short 5ft 1"....
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You look fantastic! What a positive attitude you have too! Happy healing to you. :-)
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Wow look at that tiny waist!! Glad to see you are feeling good, get plenty of rest! :)
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Wow you look great! What size of implants did you end up with and what cup size were you before the surgery? I am trying to decide myself and it is not easy!!!
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before surgery I would saya full B small c , now a definite D or Dd. I went with a 500 CC implant but changed to 550 with my surgeon's suggestion and a high-profile silicone. once the girls settle and they should look great
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counting the last 7 days til the BIG DAY-- getting pretty excited and nervous all in one!!
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Good luck on the 25th
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thanks so much-- im getting pretty nervous... counting the days and cant wait to be on the flat side--lol ( well, with lady bumps of course) lol
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thanks, im having anxiety already- but have prepped alot of things at home already-- ( pre made some frozen meals, got all meds filled and odds and ends taken care of) got magazines to read, a side table to attach to my chair- been reading others posts-- im NOT going to buy a electric recliner tho-- im gonna tough that one out-- im a trooper-- I think i can do this-- and if not, ill suffer trying, lol--
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Congrats on the weight loss! So exciting to complete the transformation :0D
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Posting the before pics is never an easy task, but don't worry, after you have your mommy makeover and have all of that extra skin removed and your BA, you wont have any problems posting pics! :) They are so great to keep track of progress. Also, don't be nervous, it's not an easy procedure but if you are confident in your PS just think of how better you are going to feel after getting your makeover. I look forward to seeing your journey. Good luck!
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Yeah for you ! 5 years is a quite a commitment...you so deserve this!
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I'm excited for you. I'm having mine in July, so I won't be far behind you. Looking forward to reading your journey.
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Thank you
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Congrats on keeping that weight off. Good job! I'm so glad you started your story with us here on RealSelf. I hope we can help you keep your anxiety at bay.

Have you checked out this list of supplies for post op yet?

Looking forward to following your journey!

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