Mommy Makeover Excitement! - San Diego, CA

So, My mommy makeover is next Friday. I'm really...

So, My mommy makeover is next Friday. I'm really excited, but nervous! I'm afraid of what the pain level is going to be afterwards. My nerves are getting the best of me, as I find myself eating more excessively. Not to mention, I am going to start my menustral cycle! Will that be an issue. I'm hoping and praying for a safe and speedy recovery! It's finally time to gain my self esteem back & get my pre pregnancy body back! Any good advice to prepare me for and after surgery?!?!

Today, I had my pre op appointment. Everything was...

Today, I had my pre op appointment. Everything was a bit overwhelming. But, I have all of the paper work to go through again. I can't believe that my surgery is 8 days away! It's so surreal. I am a bit concerned with all the medications that are prescribed. But, I know it's for my well-being and comfort. I was also surprised that they have me the arnica as well. I'm really hoping for a safe and successful recovery. My husband is on leave from the 14-26, so I'll have his help as well as my mother in law who is off from the 18-26. My husband will taking night shifts and my mother in law days shift with my 7 month old son. I'm getting silicon implants at 300cc and the tummy tuck with lipo in the flanks. Everything is starting to set in and I'm getting scared. I don't know if I mentioned this, but my husband is totally against the surgeries. I think that his lack of support doesn't help my situation. Alright ladies, I'll keep all of you updated and I'll post before pictures tomorrow!

Ok, here goes my before pictures. It's relevant...

Ok, here goes my before pictures. It's relevant that I have tons of stretch marks, excessive fat and skin on my abdomen and I have completely lost all volume in my breast from breastfeeding. I am anxious to see how these procedures will change the overall look of my body! Here we go, almost a week left until the big day!

Four more days until the big day! As excited as I...

Four more days until the big day! As excited as I am, I also very scared! I've been torturing myself watching the actual procedures of a TT! It's frightening, but it informs me about what will be happening on the big day! Aunt flow will be coming into to town, which explains the excessive eating and mood swings! Ugh. I went to pick up my prescriptions but my pharmacy didn't carry all of them, so I have to go to an outside provider. It seems as though I have so much to do with no time! Ahhhhh.

It's been three days post op and I am swollen like...

It's been three days post op and I am swollen like there's no tomorrow! It's actually been the worst days of my life. My husband has been fighting with me and calling me selfish, not helping me out at all and I cried so hard the first day! I literally thought I was going to die. To avoid any further arguments I cleaned the entire house on my own and it wasn't even 48 hours post op. It is day three and I have been doing everything on my own. I get up and out on my own. Use the restroom, make myself food, shower myself and don't ask him for any help at all. I'd rather strain myself than deal with the fighting and stress my husban has been putting on me! Ladies, appreciate your significan others if they're being a big help without any complaints! I sure wish I had that! I'm hoping to heal as much as possible by the 27th bc the asshole goes back to work! It's not like he helps anyways. His mom has been taking care of my 8 month old son! I question why I'm still married to him.

I'm at one week post op and I have to say that I...

I'm at one week post op and I have to say that I almost back to normal. I have been runnin errands, cooking, cleaning, taking care of my 7 month old son. It wasn't as bad as I anticipated. Selling is still visible and it will be for awhile. Also, I took my drain out yesterday. So, I'm drain free! Thank goodness. I'm excited to see what the final results will look like!

I haven't written an update for awhile. I'm about...

I haven't written an update for awhile. I'm about 5 weeks post op and I am still swollen. I fear that I didn't have enough recovery time. I am being patient and can't wait until the final results. I started workout this Monday and I can definitely say I am out of shape! I can't wait to tone. I'm anxiously awaiting to see how everything will look afterwards. I have to say, I love my boobs! They look real. My PS did an amazing job. I have 300 ccs silicon implant!

I started the gym and a healthier diet on Monday...

I started the gym and a healthier diet on Monday and I'm already seeing some results. I wear my garments all day and night. It helps my swelling. I'm still swollen on my upper abdominal area and below the incision. My belly button is starting to look somewhat normal. It makes me sad about my scar, but it's only been 5 weeks. I'm starting to gain my confidence back. Slowly, but surely. Patience is needed in cases such as mine. Haha. I can't get over how much I love my breasts. When I go out I do wear my spanks and I wear them during workouts. It helps provide some pressure. I swell after, but that's a given. I plan on starting some abdominal workouts today. Nervous, but was ok'd by my PS. I got 5 months until my vacation to Maui. So, I'm preparing!

I'm at 6 weeks post op, and although there is...

I'm at 6 weeks post op, and although there is slight swelling, I have to say that I am very pleased with my results. The mix of the gym and a healthy diet is also helping me tone and lose the 10 pounds I'm motivated to shed. I'm gaining my confidence back and learning to love myself again.

Officially, I am at my 7 week mark! I still have...

Officially, I am at my 7 week mark! I still have minor swelling in the abdomen area and the numbness, but my PS said by 12 weeks that all should surpass. I've been doing great at the gym. Except I do feel a bit of tenderness in my abdominal area. So, I'm holding off on working that part out until next week, which would be my two month mark. My PS says to look at myself on the day I feel great and imaging 15% better. So, I'm excited! I may need a bit of revision on my sides to remove excess skin bc I did have a lot, but that could be done right in his office. So, that's about it!
La Jolla Plastic Surgeon

I did a lot of research online and did many reviews. As soon as I met with him, he was very kind and put me at ease. He was honest about my choices and didn't think I should do the tummy tuck if I planned on more children, bc of my age. However, I am certain I am done and I've been wanting to do this for a long time. He has many good reviews and answered all my questions thoroughly as well as showing me all of his credentials. I am hoping I made the right choice!

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