3 grown sons ...time to get my body back

Coming up soon I have a second consult to include...

Coming up soon I have a second consult to include breast augmentation (Going from B to C ) My first consult was for the long awaited tummy tuck ...

I find myself getting nervous even though I have wanted this for 19 plus years ..since my youngest was 2 and I decided I didnt want any more kids at that point ..Im worried at my age all the things that can possibly go wrong I also have thyroid disease and in perimenopause .. Is this a normal reaction during the wait time? Idk maybe its just my anxiety kicking in :)

Pre Op

September 15th Is my Pre Op ...Getting closer and the wish is becoming more real now ...Full TT and 300cc BA ... Nervous and excited ....

update

Im really rather frustrated and somewhat depressed .... I now have to start this process all over again .... I went for my pre op ..surgery scheduled September 30th ...I had already paid my fee's in full ... Only to find out BC hospital wont take me because Im a US Citizen ..So back I go to collect my mo ...... Something to do with the insurance Im told no one in Canada will provide cosmetic surgery to a US Citizen .... And now Im starting all over with a new Doctor In Washington ... Hopefully I can get to it with in the next couple months ... I was trying to have this done in BC because I will be where someone is with me for 6 weeks for recovery .... So my next best and closest option is Washington an hour drive away ..... not only do I need to drive back n forth for appointments I have to apply for temporary residency so I have no problems getting back and forth accross the border ....... argghhh so frustrated

Change ... Washington

Im really rather frustrated and somewhat depressed .... I now have to start this process all over again .... I went for my pre op ..surgery scheduled September 30th ...I had already paid my fee's in full ... Only to find out BC hospital wont take me because Im a US Citizen ..So back I go to collect my mo ...... Something to do with the insurance Im told no one in Canada will provide cosmetic surgery to a US Citizen .... And now Im starting all over with a new Doctor In Washington ... Hopefully I can get to it with in the next couple months ... I was trying to have this done in BC because I will be where someone is with me for 6 weeks for recovery .... So my next best and closest option is Washington an hour drive away ..... not only do I need to drive back n forth for appointments I have to apply for temporary residency so I have no problems getting back and forth accross the border ....... argghhh so frustrated

New Consult Dr Blackburn in Washington ...

The Dr was extremely thorough I found out even more info that my last doctor didnt tell me. I was set up on touchmd with photo's through his office and sent home with a few books and pamphlets I am really pleased with him and the nurse I spoke with ... came home called the next day to schedule my appoints for preop and surgery December 18th is the day ....

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5 days till my surgery .... Excited and Nervous ....

My wait is about over

7 am tomorrow morning .... Im so excited and so nervous ..I think my husband is even more nervous then I am lol ...

I have waited so long to be able to get this done .... pictures to start in the next few days ,,,

home

And so my journey of healing begins .... I'm home anesthesia is just wearing off more updates in a few days as I am now too tired and nauseated atm

omg

Omg I have BOOBIES woohoo ....can't see my tummy yet but I will tomarrow I'm so excited ..Dr Blackburn us amazing and the entire surgery staff was nothing less then amazing .... I don't know why my last photo says 3 MO postoperative ....I'm not I'm only 1 day post op

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Photo

my girls

There's my girls ...I love them so much lol

Feeling like a brand new woman ...

Feeling so good this am ..aside from all the itching from the pain meds ...I'm thinking I'm not going to need them much longer. .I hope it stays this way ..I did notice a little itching st the confers of my tummy insision. ..perfectly normal I believe ..not much swelling and very little in the drains today ..sponge bath later today ..I'll get fill body pics for sure

2 days post op

2 days post ..very little swelling

check up

4 days post op going in for a checkup and hopefully get these drains out

checkup went well

Yayy drains are gone ...new binder in place to help these baby's drop ...still constipated as ever ...next week tapes come off to reveal the scars and ever long awaited belly button ....I love love how i look so far

12/23 5 days po

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Merry Christmas to me

I just have to share this because there is at least one of you that has dealt with the same ....and now that I know it
it ceased the gassy pain I was feeling then by this time low and behold ..being honest here my ass hurt literally from sitting on the toilet so many times in anticipation of some kind of result from that urge you get when it's time ...my legs were sore from not only walking hunched from the surgery but sitting on the toilet ...my abs sore (now that i can see them yay)from straining and an in general blah fuck you blah kinda pain.I was literally in tears ...all this going on while trying not to pop the stitches with each worsening strain .....finally came a little relief and it was thanks to sitting in the tub with Epsom salt in the water within 15 minutes I had instant relief ...I'm not out the woods yet but my confidence is back...so now you know what to try first......what a way to spend Christmas eve ugh. ...

12/30 po

Po 12 day a little more swelling and still hunched

January 5

Yay me (not)new drain put in today thanks to a seroma. ... go back the 11th to check progress ...on the upside my tummy does feel and look much better without all that fluid 240 cc drained off my tummy

New drain

18 days po

25 days po

25 days po ...yesterday the second drain was removed the out put was at 35cc ...the doctor said I could remove the binder in about a week ...I'm standing much straighter off the pain meds walking a little faster ..still feeling small twinge and aches and pains here n there overall feeling better swelling has come down in the breast and they are dropping into place they still feel so weird just cause I'm not used to them yet ...pics to come soon

1.12.16

Loving my results

25 days po

Sorry thought the photo posted last time ...it didn't apparently

4 weeks 3 days po

Loving my results

4 weeks 3 days po

almost 6 was po

6 was po I'm feeling pretty good took my first walk today about a half mile ...a bit crampy and tight but all us hood

10 weeks po

10 wks po still loving my results!!! Still in healing mode some days better then others the right breast hanging a little high still ....it needs to catch up to the left ..I still love her tho lol .... and my little vertical incision that popped open still healing every day it's a little better..a couple of dog ears that are very small but still annoying will be fixed soon ....
.. for those of you that don't know tt/hernia repair and ba 300 cc armpit incision under muscle

12 wks po

12 wks po boobies finally settled in ..I can finally stand straight without feeling like I'm going to rip in half ...my little opening is almost completely healed thinking maybe less then a week I can stop wearing that stupid bandaid ....feeling pretty darn good .. love my new bod woohoo ( i dont know why the bottom half looks fuzzy must be my camera its all nice n smooth in rl lol )

Summer time is almost here

13 weeks po ...... Im ready for summer

doctor update

Doctors is it today ...in about a month my dog ears will be fixed and restitching the hole so it will be flatter

4 m po

4 m po ...... Looking forward to my revision next month ....

almost 5 mo po

8 days ill be 5 m po

a mix of 4 m abd almost 5 m po

Update

comparison photo

5 months po

lovein my results

5 1/2 months po

6 months PO

6 months po

update

po ... 7 months

due to get revision on 7/21/16 ... these are before pics

Revision on the dog ears and old bb hole

7.21.16 Revision on the dog ears and old bb hole

8 m po

8 MO po

8 m po

8 mo po

after revision

About a month from revision ..... 9 months po

after revision

9 months po
Bellingham Plastic Surgeon

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
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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