Momma got her body back, 32 yo momma of two - Baltimore, MD

Hi...Im 32 and lost 100# thru proper nutrition and...

Hi...Im 32 and lost 100# thru proper nutrition and a lo of exercise. I gained that weight with my two boys . I had two c sections and they are ages 2 & 4. I'm scheduled for surgery march 29. I'm getting a mommy makeover. Breast lift, implant tummy tuck and a little lipo on the flanks. I'm 5feet 9 inches. I'm a full time police officer and very active in general. I think my biggest concern is everywhere I look, so many patients and doctors say they wished they went bigger.I'm scheduled for 350 CC. I have broad shoulders and little hips. I see women a lot smaller then me going bigger and look very tasteful. So my question to you all, after the swelling went down and you got adjusted to your new body, did you wish you went bigger? I go in for a second consult on Feb 22 and want to be sure so I can order my bras.

I've decided on 375 CC...perfect size for me and...

I've decided on 375 CC...perfect size for me and my activity level

I go in for my pre op Wednesday . ...this is do or...

I go in for my pre op Wednesday . ...this is do or die for me since I will be paying. I'm getting cold feet. I'm so nervous and questioning if I'm doing the right thing. I've even been stress eating and gained four pounds. Did anyone else feel this way? I'm also going to owe about 5400. Did everyone pay outright for their operation? I know I want this but nervous about the money and recovery. Any insight?or suggestions

Just paid the PS today and will have to pay the...

just paid the PS today and will have to pay the hospital tomorrow ....im so happy after all is said is done, lll only owe about 2700!!! all that work paid off. im getting my list together too. plus ill pick up my prescriptions tomorrow and get blood work done.....getting excited and nervous...very anxious too...

Officially paid and officially two weeks away! I...

Officially paid and officially two weeks away! I just picked up my prescriptions and I'm all ready. I'm super nervous but excited...I'm glad I took off a few days before so I can do my nesting. I'm already looking forward to getting the drains out and getting a new bra from the sporting store...i need to simmer down I know lol....I'll post pre pictures soon

So I go in for surgery on Friday and don't go to...

so I go in for surgery on Friday and don't go to work until june 1!!! I hope that's enough time. I have a lot to do the week im off. starting with washing/folding about 7 loads of laundry. im a nervous reck keep freaking out if im going to die. everyone tells me ill be okay....but of course we never know...oh well ill check in after surgery.

Posting a few before pics along with my supplies.....

Posting a few before pics along with my supplies...my PS gave me all of prescriptions and told me to bring them with me. And also gave me VitaMedica recovery support program supplements. In that I pve been taking a morning and evening supplement of three pills two week prior to my surgery. Then bromekain with quercetin I start taking the 26 the then arnica Montana 30x I take after the surgery. I haven't gotten bras just because I don't know what size I'll be afterwards. I may have to send my husband to the mall once I find out.

Okay I got my surgery don't today! I'm at home on...

Okay I got my surgery don't today! I'm at home on so many meds plus the painpump. So I only experience some discomfit around my armpit area. I ate light chicken noodle soup already and ginger Altoids and diet Geiger all and water. I tried some tticsuit but my mouth is so dry it felt like cot ten.the worst was when I tried go cough it up. My PS said I had a lot of musculature defintion and will be very please with the results because of me being in good shape already. I feel like the surgery went quick lol..one miinute i'm breathing in oxygen the next I'm up and asking for water....

Okay I got my surgery don't today! I'm at home on...

Okay I got my surgery don't today! I'm at home on so many meds plus the painpump. So I only experience some discomfit around my armpit area. I ate light chicken noodle soup already and ginger Altoids and diet Geiger all and water. I tried some tticsuit but my mouth is so dry it felt like cot ten.the worst was when I tried go cough it up. My PS said I had a lot of musculature defintion and will be very please with the results because of me being in good shape already. I feel like the surgery went quick lol..one miinute i'm breathing in oxygen the next I'm up and asking for water....

I read about so many women being so tired the...

I read about so many women being so tired the first few nights...I'm the opposite..I can't sleep! I wonder if its the pain pump, wide awake because I don't have as much pain?idk...I can't wait until Monday to take the pain pump and maybe the doctor will change my bandages and I can get a peek at my boobs and tummy.....can't to see it lol!

Im so itchy!has anyone experienced a rash or being...

Im so itchy!has anyone experienced a rash or being itchy?plus one of my drains loosened so now I'm leaking from that incision .its not a lot of fluid, but still

Went in for a follow up. I told the nurse about my...

Went in for a follow up. I told the nurse about my furious it chins and redness. Nurse said I might be allergic or have an infection. So I stopped all other meds and was given a different antibiotic. I'll go back to see them Thursday. This itching is out of control im taking benadryl for it now and motrin.

Super disappointed.....I just wrghed myself and I...

Super disappointed.....I just wrghed myself and I gained about eight pounds....I miss being active! I know its swollen and water weight but I just want to get o my elliptical! So upset

Just got back in from the doctors I was told I...

Just got back in from the doctors I was told I have some reaction to the binder. So I have to wear a slim fitted shirt under the binder. I go back on Tuesday and ill get at least one drain taken out.

I'm 19 days PO. I'm doing awesome. I've started...

I'm 19 days PO. I'm doing awesome. I've started walking a little, but need to get another bra before I start more walking. I can't workout for another two weeks, I'm looking forward to it. I have a sporadic white fluid like liquid coming from my lift incision on my right breast. No other complications. I may see the doctor tomorrow about it. It feels like I'm lactating and that's what it looks like. I hope it clears up on its own.the right breast is a little firmer then the left. I added more pictures too.

I'm about one month out and feel and look fabulous...

I'm about one month out and feel and look fabulous...if I may say so myself. How is everyone is feeling?
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Read a lot of very positive reviews on him and the practice on multiple independent forums, I love his work in the pictures he showed me. And he took his time and was patient with all of my questions as was the patient coordinator. I hope he can back it up and I won't be disappointed lol

4 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 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 Wait times
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hey saw your post about working out because you gained weight! meeee too! ive gained like 8 lbs. since surgery. im almost 7 weeks PO. feelin really jiggly!
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I'm about eight weeks myself and had to fix my diet the most...my husband and I were doing happy hours galore lol...so I have to buckle down to lose it.
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What type of gridle did you purchase?
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How's the working out going? I want to start back next week.
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Working out is going great. I do 20 minutes on the elliptical 10 treadmill and 20 minutes of Jillian Michael's ...this is my second week working out...I put on about 19 pounds while in recovery from being so sedentary and my moms cooking lol.... I hope to lose it by July fourth....take it slow....if I wasn't sore the next day I bumped it up ...I posted pictures!
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You look so good!! I love reading about the weight loss and the new bodies!! So refreshing!!
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Thanks! I posted new pix....
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Are you back yo wearing your duty belt yet? I have to turn in my firearm and I'm planning on them keeping it for st least 6 weeks. What about you? I cant imagine 15 pounds around my incision....
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No..I don't go back to work until June first ...and myself and my PS are confident I can go right back to full duty opposed to desk duty. I'm a month out and I started working out already. I feel pretty good....but I am nervous about the gear belt, but I plan on wearing my top piece compression garment plus binder under my vest/uniform...I picked up my two year old and , no I didn't wear him around my waist, but it was with ease......so I think I'll be good
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Oh yes, momma did get her body back !!! You look awesome!!!!
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Thank you! I'll feel better when I'm more active, but thanks so much
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You look great! Very curious about the white fluid.
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He said it was a fatty residue and its normal. He put steri strips on it.
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You look awesome!! You are ready for the summer! I will still be in my spanks and blousy tops, hopefully for just one more season. Happy healing!
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I put on a few pounds. So I want to lose about ten. But I wear my spanx under my binder. It helped a lot with swelling. Thanx for the compliment. When is your surgery
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After the summer.
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How did your appointment go on Tuesday?
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It went very well. I got the other drain out. One fell out. I got sutures taken out around my breast. I just ordered some bras. Can't wait for that to get here. I'm going start walking Monday but can't workout for another three weeks. I also gotta get spanx and wear it under my binder for a while. How are you healing
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That's good! Onward to healing :) .
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Sounds like everything is going great! I'm doing well. Hoping to get my drain out on Tuesday :)
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You look great!! Your tt incision is really low, I hope mine is that low :)
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I think I am going to have to wait 2 whole months before I get on the scale unless I am just in a good mood and ready to laugh at myself at how much water I can retain. That scale is going to drive me crazy. I weigh myself everyday, I just always have. Keeps me on track for the day. I am going to try to just enjoy some off time and relax. I know it will be hard, I'm not a patient person, but for once in my life I am going to try to do it. I hope you are able to stay off that darn scale too! Your results look great. Do they have you looking at compression garments yet or just the binder? My PS is going to start me out in a compression garment, he hates the binders. I bought one from sears and it's like a serious girdle when I put it on. I'm sure I will feel like a stuffed sausage in it. I hear that if you have to wear the binder, a tiny white tank "wife beater" is the way to go for some comfort. Glad it's just binder issues and not infection. Take care and happy healing, you are looking fantastic!
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Stay off the scale!!!!!!!
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I just noticed your tat! It looks nice from what I can see. Is it a full sleeve? Hope you are healing well and the itching has subsided!
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