Tattoo over tummy tuck - Fall River, MA

I have 3 children and have lost 35 lbs. If I lose...

I have 3 children and have lost 35 lbs. If I lose more my skin looks very loose and wrinkely. Where my belly button is pierced, I have a stretch mark that looks like little bunny ears above my belly button. My belly peircing stretched while I was pregnant even though I didnt wear a belly ring during pregnancy.I want my tight tummy back and a nice belly button.I am still unsure of where I am going to get a tummy tuck. I just hope I will get good results. I plan on having the procedure done in May.

Ok so my THIRD consultation is tommorow. It will...

Ok so my THIRD consultation is tommorow. It will be my second with Dr. Rex for a tummy tuck.I had my breast augmentation done by Dr. Rex also. I was going to go with Dr.Lowney for the tummy tuck but he didnt have any appointments until August 30th! He is cheaper but thats so long to wait. I just cant wait that long. Dr. Lowny was very nice and made me feel comfortable.
So I made my decision and it wasnt easy but I am going to go with Dr.Rex. Dr. Rex is a little more expensive but I know he does good work so I am happy. And he is Board Certified. I am getting very excited at this point!!! Maybe two more weeks!!!! I cant wait. I want to go and cut this Kangeroo pouch off right now!!!! 7 years with it is too long and excercise will not get rid of the wrinkly skin. I cant wait tto post after pics! YAY!!! just hope I get nice and small and tight like I want. I want to look like a coke bottle!!!!LOL!!!!

So I schedualed my tummy tuck for June 1st!!!! I...

So I schedualed my tummy tuck for June 1st!!!! I am sooooo EXCITED!!!!! Its kinda a long wait though...I feel impatient and anxious. :P

I went for the final consultation and now its time...

I went for the final consultation and now its time to just wat for surgery day. June 1st is a long way away it seems. I am hoping it will fly by. After my consultation today I felt even more comfortable with Dr.Rex. asked him if I will look like I did before having kids and he said some people get tighter than they have ever been. I hope this is the case for me. I used to be a size 3. Now after the kids I am a size 7. I still have my old jeans that dont fit. I refuse to get rid of them because I always say one day I might fit into these again. LOL! I asked his about dogears and he said that almost never happens and that he pays very close attention to that. I also asked him about scar placement and what my belly button will look like. He showed me exactly where the scar would be and it will be soooooo low! Lower than I expected. He said for the belly button he likes to leave a hood on top. I like that look because it hides the scar and looks more natural. But he has had requests for other shapes and he does those also. I will have a pain pump... we will see how that goes. He says its nice to have. I will keep my progress updated.

SO I am thinking about what I will tell my mother...

SO I am thinking about what I will tell my mother in law. She is very old fashioned and I know she would be against this. It will be hard to hide from her when she lives right down stairs from me. LOL. I think I will tell her I am having a hernia repaired. I am very nervous about what she will think. But I still want to do this no matter what. :)

Posted some new before pics because the other pics...

Posted some new before pics because the other pics were too dark.

So I am trying my best to keep busy so I wont...

So I am trying my best to keep busy so I wont think about my surgery. Its been 8 years since I had a nice looking tummy. Ok so I am a little bit in predicament. I donate my eggs. I have a couple that is interested in using me as an egg donor. It just so happened that I recieved the call AFTER I scheduled my tummy tuck. I want this tummy tuck sooooooo bad. Its like I had a feeling this would happen. All the rest of the year I was waiting around with nothing to do.... but then I schedule my surgery and they call me. lol. Just my luck. I aked them if I could do both. THat would mean that I go for surgery on June 1st then wait two weeks and then maybe I would start the egg donation process. The egg donor agency said that this should be ok. I am worried about bloating though b/c when I will be stimulating to get get more eggs I get ridicoulously bloated. My incision would rip open or anything will it???? LOL! I am thinking of the worst. I dont know maybe I will ask my tummy tuck surgeon Dr. Rex his opinion.

12 days to go. This wait is killing me. this...

12 days to go. This wait is killing me. this tummytuck is on mind constantly. I am holding ofon clothes shopping.the only thing i will buy is stretchy.shorts for after my surgery. I cant wait because in august i am going on vacation with my new tummy.i will be rockin a new bikini!!!!! I even ordered hair extensions (which i never had) i cant wait to ferl like a new woman.

So I played with my before pic on surgery morph....

So I played with my before pic on surgery morph. This is the results I hope to get. Or close. Do you think this is possible? I feel like this is never going to happen. 8 days left!

My day is almost here!!!! Only 4 days away! I keep...

My day is almost here!!!! Only 4 days away! I keep looking in the mirror at my tummy and pulling my fat away to get an idea of what it could look like. I forgot how I looked prepregnacy. I know I was flat but I am so used to lugging this extra skin pouch its going to be weird when its not there anymore. And my love handles that pop out over the top of some of my pants....I cant wait till I dont have to be self conscious of them anymore. I remember when I used to wear my pants low around my hips. Now I pull them up high so they squeeze my lovehandles flat. LOL! I hope after this surgery I can wear my pants low again with no problems peeking over the top of my pants.

Omg!!!! Tomorrow is my day!!!! I think i may be in...

Omg!!!! Tomorrow is my day!!!! I think i may be in shock. It doesnt feel real. I am going to eat light today and no food or water after 7. I cant wait till this is over!

All day ive had that song in my head 24 hours to...

All day ive had that song in my head 24 hours to gooooooo ooo ooooo!!!! I wanna be sedated!!! Lmao!

I am on my way to the clinic now!!!!! Omg this is...

I am on my way to the clinic now!!!!! Omg this is happening!!!! Omg!!!! Yaaaaaaaaayyyyyy!!!!

I did it!!!! I am very tired and feel like sn...

I did it!!!! I am very tired and feel like sn elephant is sitting on my tummy. It is.very hard to breathe. The dr gave me this breathing exercise thingy.i am afraid to move or touch anything! I cant wait till day 5. I will post pics when i get a shower. The nurse was very hapoy with my results. Maybe she says that to everyone. Haha

Oh yeah i forgot to say that he liposuctioned 3...

Oh yeah i forgot to say that he liposuctioned 3 kbs and the skin he took off weighed 1 1/2 pound.

Day 2 PO. hurting! I have to cough but Im so...

Day 2 PO. hurting! I have to cough but Im so afraid too. Do any of you ladies know if the drains are supposed to be covered by the binder? I am so nervous to do anything with this binder. When i went to the bathroom my husband noticed where the dains were coming out. They shouldnt be exposed right? the doc told me to take off the binder at night which I though was crazy! I did undo it for a little while but I put it back not to long after.

Took my first post op shower on day two and just...

Took my first post op shower on day two and just posted those pics. I think I am going to be happy with my results!!!! My kitty is very swollen though. Only the left side of it. Weird. I have bruising on my lower back too. THe shower made feel a litttle better but tired. I am going to eat some fish for lunch then take a nap after.My husband is taking such good care of me and my two year old daughter brought me flowers from the garden. I am so thankful for them!

Today is day 3 and ive figured out that i need two...

Today is day 3 and ive figured out that i need two pain pills not one. I think its the bruising that is causing this pain. I cant wait till i can get up and down on my own. I am also feeling anxious about the first bm. I havent had mine yet and i feel so full like i am going to rip open or something.I took dulcolax today. The docter also has me sleeping w/out the binder, and then i wear it during the day. I cant wait till i feel somewhat normal again!

Still no BM but i took MOM today and things are...

Still no BM but i took MOM today and things are feeling like they are moving. I took another shower today and felt very dizzy. I made my follow up appointment for this thursday june 7. I hope i get the drains out.how doyou know the drains can come out? I want to be able to stand up straight because this is killing my back!

Day 5 Post Op. Still in pain. I weaned down to...

Day 5 Post Op. Still in pain. I weaned down to only one perk every 4 hours. Still no bowel movement :( taking ducolex and MOM. I also drank some green tea. I surprised my hubby by getting up by myself. He was like "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!" lol. He was proud. I have been sitting at the table to eat go to the bathroom, then I walk in a few circles for a little exercise.....and then Im ready for a nap. I dont know how some of these girls arent hunch over in their first week. I look like the hunchbach. I told my husband I feel like Skinner from the Simpsons! HAHA! I am looking forward to enjoying this procedure. Right now I am just riding the wave......

Thank God i had my bm! I was really getting...

Thank God i had my bm! I was really getting scared! I hate that feeling! Now today my back is so swollen and had so many bruises and it is hurting more! My muscles dont hury they just feel tight but my the bruise ugh!!! I wonder how long before these bruises settle down. I am still hunched. I have my appointment tomorrow and i dont know what to wear with these sexy drains.... I was thinking a dress and clip the drains to my undies but i will still be hunched. People are going to be like what is wrong with her?

Uploaded new pic day Day 6PO

Uploaded new pic day Day 6PO

6 days po.....i had one of my drains taken out and...

6 days po.....i had one of my drains taken out and my pain pump taken out today i feel allot better.i am walking around now and sitting in chairs that are not recliners!!! :-) the pain pump didnt hurt to bad it just felt really gross. My back is still very swollen and hurts..my dr said it will resolve itself with time.i was so scared that i had a settings our something because it looks and feelsreally bad but he said its normal. He is also encouraging me to stand straight. I am so happy i did this.

Added some 1 week pics!!!

Added some 1 week pics!!!

12Days PO! NO MORE DRAINS!!!!!! WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!...

12Days PO! NO MORE DRAINS!!!!!! WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!! New bikini pics! Last dreain did not hurt cominig out. He also picked the glue out of my bellybutten and told me I could start picking the glue of my incision. I am going to leave it a little longer. There is no rush yet for the glue to be off. I am feeling much better but I am still sore where he did the lipo. He said I can ditch the binder in a week but I will still where it sometimes. My husband is very happy. He is starting to like the outcome. YAY! I am so happy with my new tummy and my belly button looks the same as it did before I had kids!!! More Pics to come as swelling goes down more....

So I asked my Doctor how much muscle seperation I...

So I asked my Doctor how much muscle seperation I had and he said 5 or 6 inches!!! THats alot! I cant wait to start exercising. Exercise will have a whole new meaning to me now. I did workout b4 but didnt really get very far with ab workouts. THe muscle was hard but I couldnt see anything! Now I can already see my little cuts on me upper sides! I love it! And I am pumped now to workout because I have a feeling I will see results better.

So its been 3 weeks since my surgery. I am feeling...

So its been 3 weeks since my surgery. I am feeling pretty good. I have an appointment today with my dr. to take out my stitches. THe doctor says I can wear spanx instead of the binder. He actually said I can lost the binder but I think it helps my swelling so I will keep it longer. I am still swollen mostly on my lower half of my tummy. I can feel that the tissue underneath my skin is kinda hard/lumpy. my bruises are almost gone. The glue is still falling off of my incision. I am scared to pick at it so I am just letting it fall off on its own. I do help the loose peices. I am happy with my results i just wish I could lose this swelling. I have increased my water intake hoping that this will speed things along. I have also been walking. I will post pics every week to show my progress.

Im soooooo happy!!!! I just bought Scar Guard. I...

Im soooooo happy!!!! I just bought Scar Guard. I used it once and I noticed results after first use. I got it at CVS. It comes in a bottle and you paint it on the scar. It looks like nailpolish. I plan on saving the scar guard till I reach 6 weeks. I will use the micropore tape for now. The scar guard was $30 so I want to save it. I am going to start working out. I have already been playing dance central on xbox kinect. I love that game!!! Its a good workout. Now I want to start jogging or walking fast if I cant handle that. Dr. Rex really is a great surgeon. I had a white long lump from my hip and wrapped around my back a little bit. It was squishy. He had me come to his office to check it out. It was fine. It was just fluid and it went away the next day. He said when I get really swollen it might come back but I have not seen it again.

Not much to say. I am almost back to normal. I...

Not much to say. I am almost back to normal. I have that tight feeling still which restricts me from my normal activities.

So I have been doing great. I workout at the gym....

So I have been doing great. I workout at the gym. Mostly working on my butt to get it more rounded and lifted and toning my arms. I have started doing crunches. I would like to get a little definition. My belly button is awesome! I love it!!!!. I am very happy. I do get swollen at night still but not as much as b4. I have been using scar guard. I want to tan sooooo bad but i know I have to wait. I am very happy I did this and would do it all over again. I get so many compliments. People think I lost weight! LOL! This surgery has given me more motivation to work out.

New Tattoo! Inspired by Kimbella :) I love her...

New Tattoo! Inspired by Kimbella :) I love her tattoo! I am working out trying to fight off what I gained during holidays. Its coming off surely but slowley.
Fall River Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Rex is not only a surgeon....He is an artist of the body. An Amazing artist that is also a perfectionist. I love the work he did on me. He takes his time and really listened to my needs and did an excellent job! I would refer anybody to him. He is very professional and curteous. He made me feel comfortable. He also does free consults and is not rediculously pricey. Best of all he is board certified. I love my results!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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