I am so happy with my mommy makeover results!! - Seattle, WA
- updated 9 months ago
I have wanted to get my boobs done and my stomach...
- 30 Jan 2013
- 12 days pre
I have wanted to get my boobs done and my stomach fixed for many years. I put it off for awhile because I wasn't sure if I was done having kids. Then I decided I was done making babies and I put it off until I achieved my desired weight and muscle tone. Well, that day came a few months ago and once finances were in line my excuses for putting it off ran out.
I had my pre-op with Dr. Haeck last week. I can't believe how anxious, nervous, totally petrified I was. I knew that the pre-op was only for measurements, paperwork and final decisions. I think it was my realization that this was the really going to happen. I would walk in there, spend a small fortune and set the date for my surgery. Dr. Haeck noticed that I was pretty scared-shitless...he kindly authorized me to take on of the prescribed Valium on the way to the hospital the morning of my surgery. I'm definitely more excited than scared because I am still going through with it.
I decided on a nice mid-profile 575 silicone implant and a mini abdomnioplasty. I am fit and have wide shoulders and hips so I want something proportionate. My current bra size is 32D, which by the way is crap because my boobs are pancakes. I have a lot of skin to work with due to having and nursing my 2 kids (9 and 5 years old) so I know I can handle that size well. I'm a little nervous that my bra size will exceed a DD...which Dr. Haeck doesn't think it will. I guess it would depend on manufacturer and brand, I'll soon find out!
I got a little bit of an early start on applying Arnica topically and taking 3 tabs a day. I've used it in the past and I've read on a couple of profiles that it helps a lot with swelling and bruising post-op. I've also been hitting the gym a bit harder since last week. I'm trying to get my body as prepared as possible for the 6 week absence of physical activity. I am a very active person so it's going to be very foreign to be out of the gym for that long.
Today marks one week until I go under the knife. I...
- 5 Feb 2013
- 7 days pre
Up late tonight checking up on new posts about BA...
- 9 Feb 2013
- 3 days pre
Just popped my sleeping pill to help me get some...
- 11 Feb 2013
- 1 day pre
Morning to help me on the way to the office...I just can't believe I'm in the home stretch! I'll try to post some after pics ASAP!
Im now a little more than 24 hours post-op. Like...
- 13 Feb 2013
- 1 day post
72 hours post op and I am feeling WONDERFUL! About...
- 15 Feb 2013
- 3 days post
I took my BA pain pump out today too. Dr told me that it would run out today and tomorrow (once it looks deflated it's all gone) and that when it did just to take the tape off and the tiny little hoses would follow. He did not however inform me that the segment of he hose that is inside your breast is quite long. The right breast's tube came out with no feeling but the left breast, who's tube was quite a bit longer gave a pretty good pinching sensation. Since the pumps been out the pressure on my chest was more noticeable but not painful. I iced a few times today and that helped tremendously. I haven't needed to take a muscle relaxer since last night and I've started to only take one pain killer as needed for my abdominal pain. I've also been religiously applying arnica cream to my breast and stomach areas and have ZERO bruising and very little a swelling. I do feel like it's made a difference, and the coolness of the Arnica gel feels good on the boobies too!
It's been 10 days since my surgery. I'm feeling...
- 22 Feb 2013
- 10 days post
Happy with my results thus far!!
I will be three weeks post op tomorrow and I am...
- 4 Mar 2013
- 20 days post
I am still taking Arnica orally and putting it topically on my stomach (since it still swells at the end of the day and is tender) and aside from having an amazing PS, I think that it did help for the bruising, pain and swelling. I've been taping constantly and began using my scar cream yesterday since all of my incisions have healed and stitches are out. I can't wait to go swimsuit shopping soon and be proud of my new girls and tummy!
I was referred to Dr. H by a friend who had just used him for her BA and was thrilled with the results. I chose him after I saw him at the consultation. He was very down to earth and put me at ease about a lot of the reservations I had about the surgeries. I liked his approach to the "natural look" because that was something that was hard for me to find consistently in other before and after pictures from other surgeons.