I'm a 29 yo mom of 3. Ready to finally get the body that I should have.
I started having kids at 18 and my body has never been the same. I've never been thin, but my body sure took an ugly beating after 3 pregnancies. My heaviest weight was 210. Not pregnant.
One day I decided I didn't want to be like that any more and started working out. I got down to 185. Then I got pregnant. Back to 210 I went. After my last bby I did the hcg diet. Not working out, I went all the way down to 155.
I started working out and gained a little back but I'm confident I can lose it before surgery.
I eat as clean as possible and work out 3 times a week with a trainer.
It's pretty disappointing though when you try hard and even though you lose weight your tummy will never look good. It actually looks worse the smaller I get. There is more lose skin.
So I've decided to finally have my tummy tuck. I have researched for about a year and have finally picked my ps. I'm going with Dr Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills. It's a 5 hr drive for me from northern Cali, but it'll be a quick 4 day trip. One day is pre op. Next day surgery. Next day post op. And I might stay an extra day depending on how everything goes and how I'm feeling. Then I'll have a 2 week apt to remove my drains.
To be honest, I chose him because of his affordable price. But also, after talking to many ps offices and sometimes feeling intimidated or more confused or unsure, his office staff has made me feel at ease and comfortable. Very nice and always answered all my questions thoroughly.
So originally I wanted a tt, lipo and breast augmentation.
But after my phone consultation and all the pics I sent, he has suggested I need a pubic contouring where they lift the pubis mons. Mine is pretty fat and saggy. That if I only do a tt I won't be too happy with the results because I'll end up with a bulge like some people do. Also he said he can go lower on the Incision. So that's a plus.
On my breasts I'm doing a teardrop saline implant. I'm currently about an a or b cup and I just want to do a med-full c. My nipples are pretty low, so this shape will look the best.
As far as the lipo, I am a little bummed. I really wanted to do it on my flanks and back but I also know that with working out, it'll be fine just like I've done it on my own before.
So all together my mommy makeover will be my tt, pubic contouring and breast aug. $8450.
So now with less than 2 months to go, I'm getting all things ready for my surgery and recovery time. I'm prepping my house as much as possible. I'm a stay at home mom and only go to work 1 day a week. So I have plenty of time to get things ready.
My 3 kids will be staying at my moms for about 2 weeks. She lives in the next town over. 7 minutes away. So they can come visit anytime. I will be recovering at home.
I'm very excited and happy and just a little nervous for this to happen. I've been mentally prepared for a long time. (I think) lol.
Any advice, Dr. reviews, or just well wishes are greatly appreciated:)