Hi! I have been visiting this site for a couple of months but am just now getting around to posting. I’m 34 years old and a mom to 3 kids: 4 year old twins and an 18 month old. It was the twins that did me in. They were 8lbs a piece when they were born, so needless to say my belly was stretched out big time.
So I had me a Mommy Makeover on Monday! So I guess that makes me PO3 today. I’m feeling pretty good and thought I would share my experience with you all. First off, let me say, it’s worth it. Worth it, worth it, worth it! And I’m a bandaged, cinched, tired mess – but I can already tell you it’s worth it. I’ve been thinking of having this done since the twins were born, but I wanted to be sure we were done having kids before even considering it. Well, we did decide to have one more, and 18 months ago we welcomed our third LO into our family. Let me tell you, always in the back of my mind I had a little countdown going of when I could give the plastic surgeon a call. As soon as I was done nursing, I called my doc to get his recommendation on a plastic surgeon, and off we went on this journey!
This site was a big help getting ready for surgery. It was nice to know that practically everyone having this done felt the same way I did. I also was able to get all the stuff prepared for my recovery. My PS only told me to get my pain meds, antibiotic and abd pads before surgery, but a lot of the suggestions from this site have been very helpful.
Here are my lists, in case they may help you: For the hospital: I stayed overnight in the hospital. Bring: a book, ipad if you’ve got one, hairbrush and hairbands, toothbrush and toothpaste, tic-tacs (cause you might not really feel up to brushing your teeth – I didn’t) change of clothes (underwear, comfy elastic waist pants, and a button front LOOSE top, shoes and socks.)
For when you get home: Set yourself up a little nest in a recliner. I actually have a reclining chair and an ottoman, which works fine. Have blankets and pillows ready. I have really liked having my pregnancy pillow to either wrap around me or to sit on like a big doughnut. Have your meds in a little basket next to you. I have my pain meds, antibiotic, arnica montana, Vitamin C, Miralax, Neosporin, q-tips, cotton balls, abd pads, and hydrogen peroxide. I also have a note pad where I write down when I take my medicine so I can keep track.
I’ll be sure to update more on how I’m feeling, and maybe some pics, very soon! Healing vibes to all! -L