Mommy Restoration - Bay Area, CA

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Hello, Im very excited about FINALLY getting a MM....

Hello, Im very excited about FINALLY getting a MM. 12 years in the "making". I had my first child in 2000, second in 2002, third in 2004, and my last little guy in 2005. I got most of the stretch marks with my first pregnancy. My wieght has flectuated between 135lbs to 200lbs over the last 12 years. Ive been married for 16 years. Im 35 years old and my current stats are 5'5 and 170lbs. Ive been reading on this site for the last 2 months. Im writting now because I guess I need support from a community that is going through the same things. I have some questions for anyone out there. Did you ever doubt whether you were at the best weight before surgery? Ive been working out, and probably my healthiest that Ive been in years, but still doubting my wieght. Im having the pain pump, will I still need to fill pain medication. Ive had dependency on pain meds in the past and was wondering if its realistic to not take any. Im having a full mommy makeover and expect pain, and may limit myself to taking pain meds for the first few days. only. is this realistic? Also, Ive always had boobs ( Im a 38 D) now. I still have breast tissue. is there anyone out there that was my size and got a BL/BA. How many cc's did you get, and are you happy with that choice. My pre-op is next wed. Ill check in then.

Pre-op today. have to take all 4 kids. everyone...

pre-op today. have to take all 4 kids. everyone who can watch them has a stomach flu.
but, my kids are well behaved. I had a nightmare that I caight the stomach flu while recovering. so scary.
Im nervous about today, and have my list of questions ready. I also have a fear he's gonna tell me i need to lose more weight. But, i stopped taking the whey protein, went from reg. mochas to skinnys, increased my water, and have been doing 45min of cardio 2 'xs a day. ive lost 3 lbs since last friday. wish me luck. will update tomorrow

Pre-op was yesterday. Signed all my papers, went...

pre-op was yesterday.
Signed all my papers, went over all the instuctions, picked implant size 420cc. Decided I need a hospital bed. So looking into that. Reality is slowly settling in. My mind is racing thinking about all that has to be done. But, feeling a little deppressed today and have a huge migraine. So i just dropped the kids at school and im going to try and relax today....I'll update more when this migraine goes away.

Hey Ladies, So, Im kicking it into high gear....

Hey Ladies,

So, Im kicking it into high gear. Just ordered my hospital bed, and cleaned the whole house this weekend. I have 10 more days, and Im now getting excited. A few things I wanted to go over. 1) Besides knowing about the pain did anyone ever look forward to the little break of reality for few days? Is this weird? But, Im a stay at home mom, and for some reason I keep looking at it as a "break". Then I feel guilty for feeling that way. I feel guilty for my husband and everyone who has to take my place while im recovering. I feel guilty for having this done during spring break, and can't take my kids anywhere....and the money.....
2) I did see the list of 10 things no one told you before a mommy makeover, and was wondering if the post op girls have anything to add to the list. Was there something you forgot to buy, or something you needed after surgery that would be helpful for me to know?
3) Did anyone have 6 yes 6, drains for 5 days plus a pain pump? Can I get some thoughts on this.... I thought it was alot
4) I do strenght training, and my abs and other muscles are so sore afterwards, when should I stop training.
5) when should i stop my spray tans and tanning beds
6) did anyone have to breath from a machine while they were at home? ( i forgot the name, breath thingy, sounded funny. My dr said he's sending me home with one because alot of woman can't take deep breaths afterwards.....with the tummy tightening, and pressure from the breast. If anyone had one, was it helpful.
Im posting my pics this weekend

Ugh! just had a great message and lost it! Anyway...

ugh! just had a great message and lost it!
Anyway Ill make this one short.
I need more ideas on low sodium foods- and EZ to make meals for my husband to make the kids. 1 more week so im going shopping.

4 days till surgery. I thought that Id be more...

4 days till surgery. I thought that Id be more into buying everything and getting the house ready. But, my mood since last week has changed. I went shopping and even though I had a list, i forgot alot of things. I wanted to have all my supplies already, but Im going today to finish it up. I feel very cloudy headed since I quit smoking. I feel scattered and not prepared. But, I guess you cant completley prepare for something like this. Ive lost 7 lbs in the last 2 weeks from walking , which is good. And Im trying to get enough courage to post my pix. Anyway, thats my update today, not exciting, hopefully ill feel better tomorrow

Hi all!, I have not forgot about all of you. I...

Hi all!,

I have not forgot about all of you. I wanted to send my update. I had the MM on march 22nd. Unfortunatley, I had complications. My surgery went over about 2 hours because they couldnt stop the bleeding.Having said that, I also have had complications with my right areola. The doctor doesnt know why, but I may need to do some skin grafting. Everything else looks great!, But as many of you know Ive been a little depressed. Hopefully, my areola will heal and I won't need the skin grafting. My nipple is fine but just the areola is taking a very long time to heal. My doctor removed 7 pounds from my stomach, I had a breast lift and implants ( 425 on the right breast and 475 on the left). I also had lipo on the flanks. I had 6 drains and never swelled. I think the drains helped the swelling. But, what is with my posture? It looks like I need a butt lift! I dont know when my posture will come back! Anyone had this problem? Obviously, im not standing completley staright up yet. Im just wondering when will I be able to? Also, My appettie is so different, I get full very fast, and have lost 10lbs since the surgery YEAH!. Ill update soon, thank you to everyone who has posted, Im embarressed about my right areola, but hopefully posting this difficult time may help someone.
Alameda Plastic Surgeon

Once everything is healed I will update my rating. Im also going for a second opinion.

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