***POST OP PICS POSTED***Twin Mommy Ready to Bring Sexy Back! - Tampa, FL
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Okay ladies...I was going to wait until I was 8...
- 23 Sep 2012
- 3 months pre
Okay ladies...I was going to wait until I was 8 weeks out to start sharing this journey with you, but I'm starting a couple of weeks early. I'm so excited, nervous, terrified, that I cannot contain myself any longer.
A little about me. I'm a 34-year old African-American mother of 3 children,ages 7, and my twins will be 2 in October. I carried them full term, and they both weighed over 6 pounds when they were born. I'm so blessed that they both arrived totally healthy, but carrying them reaked havoc on my body.
I have severe diastasis as a result of my pregnancies, which in turn has caused severe neck and back problems, as well as digestive problems for the past two years. I basically don't have any core muscles at all, and I never realized how important my core muscles were until I didn't have any. Boo!
I decided to have my procedure done with Dr. Jamie Perez. From the moment I met him I knew he was the one for me. I'm having a full TT, BA, BL and Lipo of the flanks. Although, since my intitial consultation with him, I've decided to go larger on the implants, and I'm hoping that at pre-op I can talk him out of the lift. I really, really don't want the scarring and I'm worried about losing nipple sensitivity.
I've been wanting to do this since I delivered my 7 year old, but obviously needed to wait until I was done having children. My husband and friends have been extremely supportive. Mom, on the other hand, would rather me just wear a girdle the rest of my life...in Florida...NOT!
I can't tell you what looking like this over the past two years has done to my self esteem. I mean, I know I'm beautiful and everything, but my body is sooooo distorted now. I try to avoid the mirror whenever possible when I'm naked. I don't want the hubs to see me naked. I don't want to put on a swimsuit or lingerie. Nothing fits right anymore. The twins lift my shirt, see my belly, and say, "ouchie, Mommy," because of all the wrinkled, hanging skin I have on (what was) my stomach. I have to wear spanks or a girdle anytime I go out. SUCKS! I was a stay-at-home mom with the twins, but I actually decided to go back to work so that I could afford to do this for myself.
I'm excited to share this journey with you. This site has been AMAZING for me in my decision making process. I'd like to lose about 6-7 pounds before my procedure. So, I guess it's time to get serious about excercise and diet...after our vacation in a couple of weeks. ;-)
I'll post pics soon, after a couple of glasses of wine. I've been so busy hiding my body over that past few years that I don't know if I'll ever really get enough courage to post them. But I'll try...I promise.
I welcome your comments or questions. Thank you all for sharing this journey with me!
Hi all! I'm back from our family vacation, and...
- 14 Oct 2012
- 2 months pre
Anyway, it's time to take off these last 6-8 pounds. I'm low carbing it from here on out. I here it's a good idea to have a high protein diet anyway because it helps with muscle repair after surgery. So, until next time!
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- 20 Nov 2012
- 13 days pre
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- 27 Nov 2012
- 6 days pre
Ordered my compression sports bra today. Under...
- 29 Nov 2012
- 4 days pre
I'll be off from work for 2.5 weeks. PS says that is perfect. Christmas is the week after I go back, so I'll have a couple more days off then. I was reading through my pre-op paperwork, and I have to be at the surgery center at 7a.m. I just got a Shellack manicure last week, and the paperwork says no nail polish, so I guess that's coming off this weekend. I'm also trying to come down with something yucky. My GP prescribed a z-pack for "just in case," as well as Nasonex, but said not to take anything before I talk to PS, and his office manager didn't call me back today. That's why I'm up at 2am...I can't sleep because I can't breathe.
I really hope that 300cc's will be big enough. PS swears that with all of my breast tissue, it'll put me at a D, and that's really what I'm aiming for. I'm going to upload a picture of me from a couple of weeks ago. I was doing my friend's daughter's hair and makeup for homecoming. Look at my belly! UGH! This is such a great way to log this experience. Bye, bye kangaroo pouch!
My experience with Dr. Perez and his staff has been outstanding from start to finish. His bedside manner is INCREDIBLE. And he is truly an artist. I'd highly recommend him to anyone.