Excited about my Mommy Makeover on Dec 23, 2010! - Beverly Hills, CA

I have 3 kids and they are now grown. I got...

I have 3 kids and they are now grown. I got married right out of high school and had them really early in life, so you can say that we grew up together.:)

I stay pretty active with cardio Kickboxing classes, spin, I like to lift and to run. I really enjoy working out and watch my diet. The problem is that I have to be really good, not stop and be consistent in order to achieve the results I like. I'm blessed that I can look the way I look after having had 3 kids. I believe that since I had them so early in life, my body was able to bounce back to normal after 3 pregnancies.

My problem area is my tummy because I do have to be extra good with exercise and diet for it to stay small, notice I say small, not completely flat. I also got stretch marks after my first pregnancy. The stretch marks are there, but not too noticeable. I do want to remove that part of my tummy with TT. When things come up that keep me from working out, that is when the buldge appears, it drives me crazy because I do work out hard to look good! That is why I decided to help myself by having a tummy tuck. As for my BA, I have always wanted to have a BA to have larger, funner breasts:) Plus it is my b-day on Jan 5th and I am treating myself!:) I always try to do something special for myself right before my b-day and this will do wonders for me as I go into the next decade!! So excited, yet so nervous about the scar....I know I am trading stretch marks for a flat tummy with a scar on it and frankly, I rather have the scar that I can hide with my undies/bikini bottoms than to have a tummy with stretch marks!

My dr does wonderful work and I have seen other patients scars and they are not bad at all. Their TT scars are very "clean" looking scars that are not very visible! Let's just hope mine will heal as good as theirs have! As far as BA work, he is truly amazing also! I can't wait to have it all done, though I know the first months into it, my scar will not be pretty. I am not looking forward to the drains hanging out of my belly. I will keep you guys updated. Any body else having theirs done this month?

Let me tell you that it is not a bad procedure to...

Let me tell you that it is not a bad procedure to have....not at all. At least for me it has been a good experience and think that I should have done it sooner. I have not seen the final results since my breast are still swollen and I have a ways to go to before I heal completely, but I am referring to the way that I have been feeling during my recovery. Yes, I have had some rough times due to the soreness that I have, but it hasn't been unbearable. The soreness is in my abdomen and breast. My abs feel like I did 500 sit-ups and of course my breast are swollen and sore.
The Dr put my implants through my belly button and we went with 550ccs - I was a small C before and I went a little bigger (was thinking originally of going with 500ccs). We decided to go in through the belly button since we were doing the tummy tuck and I am soooo glad we did because I don't have any scars on or around my breast.

He tightened my ab muscles by sewing them together and did lipo on my flanks. :) I have seen other patients of his who have had the same procedure done and their TT scar is not bad looking at all. That really helped me in my decision to have my procedure with him. I was already very impressed with his BA work and how beautiful everybody's breast looked after he got done with them. I wanted the same results and I did a lot of research before I found him.

I live in Northern California and found my Dr in Southern California. That worked for me because I am from So Cal and do have a lot of family in So Cal, so I am recuperating here at my sister's house and she has been here along with my mom, my nieces. I am so grateful to have them here because they have been extremely helpful!
It is my fifth day since my procedure and i am feeling really good. I haven't really experienced much pain at all. Tomorrow I see my Dr for and my drains will come out. I don't have a whole lot of fluid coming out anymore. I will love it when the drains are no longer in me.

The one thing I did not realize prior to my surgery is that I was going to need so much help laying down, getting out of bed, getting up when sitting down, during the first days I even needed help pulling up and down my pants. The Dr did not want me doing a whole lot with my arms, so yes I needed a lot of help. Just today I am able to lay myself down very slowly with minimal help.

I started massaging my breast on the 3rd day and my right breast hurt the first day I massaged it, but I am okay now. I have to massage 3 times a day the first month. I am wearing a sports bra and that is all I will be wearing for a while.

I will update you guys tomorrow after I go have my drains taken out.

Finally I have started working out! :) I have...

Finally I have started working out! :)
I have been patiently waiting to start and at the same time dreading it out of fear that it might hurt some how. To my surprise I did very well, better than expected. It has been 6 weeks since I had my surgery and my Dr said to wait until 6 weeks after surgery to start working out again and I did. He said I could go back to spin after 4 weeks, but I wanted to wait. Well, last night I did a 45 minute workout of the Brazilian butt lift workout and it was grrrrrrrreat! It will target the areas that I need work on! I also did 30 minutes of TKB (cardio kickboxing). So it is on, I am back to working out and shedding off whatever has been accumulating since the last time I worked out before my surgery and that last workout was exactly 6 weeks ago today! :)
I am amazed at how much I can do and how well I can jump back in and get my workout on!!
Of course that I am being careful, I am not about to over do it and injure myself.

I did notice a little swelling around my TT incision after I got done working out and I also noticed that my scar got darker immediately after I was done. I wonder why?

I will continue to update you guys. My Brazilian butt lift work out is a 60 day work out to get my bottom in amazing shape. I will also go back to the gym this weekend! So happy!!

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