New pics 2 WEEKS POST SURGERY! Full TT (With Hernea Repair), BA and Lipo - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Only 12 days until i go in now and I am soooo...

Only 12 days until i go in now and I am soooo excited I think its blocking out the nerves!!! Its been great reading what people have experienced and seeing actual images about my up and coming venture. The thought of actually being able get my stomach out, with a nice pair of boobs and wear a bikini again makes me beam ear to ear! In fact if all goes to plan I may even be able to put the new me to the test 9 weeks post opp on our summer holiday.

The only thing that I am concerned about is the lipo on my thighs. I already have some cellulite and dimpling and I fear that whilst they may be thinner the dimpling will increase even more and make them look worse then they do now. Has anyone had any experience of this?



I will upload some before pics soon and of course the after pics!!

The days sem to be taking ages to pass now, just...

The days sem to be taking ages to pass now, just want the 'big' day to be here!! Gonna go away for a family holiday this weekend so hopefully that will keep my mind occupied and day will come faster. The weather is not super hot at the moment thank goodness, I have to wear the compression garmets for 6 weeks apparently and knowing my luck it will be when a heat wave decides to pass through!!! Been so temped to buy a bikini and some new pretty underwear that I have seen but I suppose I had best hold off until I see how big my knockers end up lol. My partner has been so supportive so far and so have my family. Just knowing that they are supportive makes a big difference.

Trying to add some yucky before pics but I only...

Trying to add some yucky before pics but I only seem to have the add video option on my iPad and iPhone?!?! Any ideas anyone????

Finally managed to add some but had to use my...

Finally managed to add some but had to use my computer rather than the ipad which is a pain in the butt!! Not sure I really want to post these gross pics but I guess we are all feeling that same about ourselves or we wouldn't all be going through the surgery route. Was looking through some pics of my in a bikini pre children. I had such a lovely flat tummy, still had the love handles a bit and always had chubby thighs but then women are never happy with what they have. I'm sure I will feel much much happier in myself after the opp. All you post opp ladies fill me with confidence that I am doing the right thing when I read the postive updates. Found a pic of me in a little top when I was breast feeding the twins lol. Wow I forgot just how big and round they were nowonder they are empty now!!!!! Definately going to take that pic in and say re-create these fab boobs please!!

Tick tick tick only five days left now. Had a...

Tick tick tick only five days left now. Had a nice break away with the kids relaxing by the pool and trying not to think to much about my up and coming surgery - gulp. My partner and I had quite a laugh actually playing 'guess the size of the boobs' "what do you reckon to that size.....?" I would say. It is so hard trying to visualise what size would look best on me. I have told my surgeon DD but as you all know they go by cc not cup size!!! I dont think any one around the pool noticed or thought we were perving - well at least I hope not!! Gave my partner the perfect opportunity to have permission to boob watch anyway so he was happy lol.

Really must start sorting out all the bits I will need for recovery. Bought a few things like bio oil and stool softner (ewwww - needs must!!). Has anyone ever asked the nurses to take pictures during the surgery, or is that just really gross. As its my body and happening to me I kinda want to be able to see what went on if that makes sense!?!? One of the nurses has asked if i would be happy for her to come and watch the proceedure (training) so i thought I might ask her to take a few snaps. Am I weird!!?!?

Reading the list of what medication many of you...

Reading the list of what medication many of you are getting for before and after surgery they seem so extensive!! I haven't been told that I will be given anything like that many!! I get all my compression garments and some pain killers/anti inflamatories etc but I think that's about it. Will I need much more?!?

Only TWO days now. Starting to feel a bit more...

Only TWO days now. Starting to feel a bit more anxcious now about what I am going to be putting myself through. Am i selfish and vain for wanting to improve the way I look and feel?! Am I putting myself in unnecessary risk which in turn affects my wonderful children. Will i ever forgive myself if something happens and I'm unable to care for them or worse still i don't wake up!!!

Today I have been all over the place. I not sure...

Today I have been all over the place. I not sure if I am about to come on or it's because of the thought of my surgery!!! I feel so emotional, one minute i am happy and laughing and the next I just wanna cry :-( If I am like this now what am I gonna be like after!!!

Thats it I am almost on D Day!! This time...

Thats it I am almost on D Day!! This time tomorrow I will be getting ready to go down for surgery.......eeeeeeek!!! I am starting to get the feeling that I am gonna be on my period - which is not good. My cycle is all over the place, comes and goes as it pleases. My stomach is starting to ache, which of course could just be nerves but knowing my luck its not. I cringe at the thought of the nurses or my partner having to help me with that!!!

My partner is starting to worry I think, not only for my health and recovery etc but he worries this will completely change me and he will need to get to know me again or worse still I will be leaving him with my new found confidence and sexy body. I love him dearly and see my future with him by my side so I know he has nothing to worry about but it hard for him to accept I think until he seems what I am like after surgery. What is perfectly understandable, I think I would probably be the same!! Did anyone's husbands worry/feel threatened?!?!!?

Today is the day, the wait is over!!! Soon my road...

Today is the day, the wait is over!!! Soon my road map stomach will have matching line markings as its drawn all over by my ps lol!!! Didn't get much sleep last night thinking, worrying, excited, a whole rollercoaster of emotions. This the last day I will ever wear any of my bra's....how weird is that. Soooo looking forward to buying all my new sexy undies and strutting my stuff in my upgraded sexy body for my partner :-) Wish me luck !!

Sitting here in my room now, seen one consultant...

Sitting here in my room now, seen one consultant about anasthetic and my ps will be coming next. I might be going in half hour earlier ......ahhhhh!!!!

Not sure how that happened, the last two posts...

Not sure how that happened, the last two posts were done on the same day but it's says they were done on different days!!!

Been 8 hours since I had my surgery now and I feel...

Been 8 hours since I had my surgery now and I feel so much better than I expected. I remember walking down to theatre after my anti sickness meds, then the line went in my hand, had a quick chat with my ps, then I counted down from 10 and got to 8 that I remember. Next thing I was all done and in recovery. My ps said my stomach muscles were quite away apart and my stomach is very tight like a drum, had to have a small vertical insision but that's ok. He went through my c-section scar which is great coz that was very low down. Haven't seen it yet though as i have all my compression garments on. I had 410 cc implants and they have special foam tape securing them so I can see and touch them......woo hoo they look fantastic so pleased so far. I haven't lost any sensation in my nipple either which I was a little anxious about. As for my legs they look swollen from what i am able to see but just feel a bit bruised. I had morphine straight after surgery but since then only had two paracetamol. I'm pretty tired and have been dozing on and off, when I did eventually managed to get to sleep the nurse can in to do my blood pressure!!

My ps is coming to see me again tomorrow night (the day after my surgery) so will probably be in hospital for 2 nights. They are all lovely here, the room is very nice to. Well that is about all i can manage to update so far, eye lids closing again.

Oh and don't chew gum before surgery as this is classed as food-silly me!! Had to have a special tablet to counteract it!!!

Hope all went well with everyone else who has surgery today. Will upload pics soon

The pain is still not bad, things are very tight...

The pain is still not bad, things are very tight and my chest feels like someone is sitting on it but it's all bearable and I have had no morphine today just paracetamol!! The bed is so comfy, my ps said I need to get up and about a bit today but getting out of bed is very uncomfortable, really hurts when you twist to get your legs out. Been sitting up in the chair this afternoon and took a small stroll along the corridor with drains in tow. Wasn't able to stand straight and got a bit light headed but it has only been 24hours :-) Legs look quite swollen under compression garment and unfortunately it is very hard not to pee on it even though it's crotchless....yuk!!! Not only do I walk like an old lady I will smell like one too soon if this keeps up!!

Two days after my surgery now and feel really good...

Two days after my surgery now and feel really good. The doc gave me a sleeping tablet last night and this morning I felt well rested and in hardly any discomfort at all. I was able to get myself in and out of bed slowly. Had my drains removed, not the most pleasant experience but glad that is done. Saw my new belly button and lovely flat tummy. Very happy with how neat and low my scar is, looked fantastic and will be hidden easily with underwear. My boobs are awsome to, quite firm and pert still but great shape and size. Got the go ahead to be discharged and I am now on my way home. Very happy that I did this :-)

Think I overdid it yesterday moving about!!! Felt...

Think I overdid it yesterday moving about!!! Felt like I had been hit by a bus this morning!! Managed to get some sleep with lots of pillows and supports but chest seem to have swollen and feels like someone is sitting on it. Lost my appetite and feel a bit queizy too so not such a good day today!! Still feel like it will all be worth it though, can see what the result will be just need to get over this hurdle and recover. Will add some more pics when I can get to a computer

Struggling at night time with not being able to...

Struggling at night time with not being able to sleep properly! Tried to sleep on my side but my chest was to painful. I am moving about much better though and my brilliant partner even manage to take me in a trip to the cinema this morning. Sitting quietly back in my chair now though with my feet up as my back hurts from being hunched over. My mum has been fantastic and done pretty much everything for me, other than brush my teeth and do my makeup and my partner had been taking care of the children. Still feeling positive about having the surgery and I'm looking forward to seeing my ps on wed. Really starting to feel like I need a bm now, it's been 5 days without and getting very uncomfortable. Think my butt has gone into shock and refusing to cooperate. I can stand quite straight now but tend to bend slightly probably because of the cg more than anything, six weeks of wearing these is gonna be tough!!!

Struggling at night time with not being able to...

Struggling at night time with not being able to sleep properly! Tried to sleep on my side but my chest was to painful. I am moving about much better though and my brilliant partner even manage to take me in a trip to the cinema this morning. Sitting quietly back in my chair now though with my feet up as my back hurts from being hunched over. My mum has been fantastic and done pretty much everything for me, other than brush my teeth and do my makeup and my partner had been taking care of the children. Still feeling positive about having the surgery and I'm looking forward to seeing my ps on wed. Really starting to feel like I need a bm now, it's been 5 days without and getting very uncomfortable. Think my butt has gone into shock and refusing to cooperate. I can stand quite straight now but tend to bend slightly probably because of the cg more than anything, six weeks of wearing these is gonna be tough!!!

Ahh I can not explain the relief of having a bm 5...

Ahh I can not explain the relief of having a bm 5 days after my opp!! Had to take off my cg briefly though or nothing was gonna happen. Wow my tummy looks fab, my legs are very colourful from the lipo lol bruising is going down to my knees now. I seem to have had a reaction to the dressing under my boobs and i am very red and blistered, not looking forward to my dressings being changed. Been reducing my pain meds and have cut out pain killers totally last two days so am pleased about that. Just taking anti biotics and ibuprofen for swelling 3 times a day. I can't describe how pleased i am with the results so far. Only two more days and then I can shower and really see the results. For all you ladies waiting to have yours you are gonna be so so pleased :-)

Slept much better last night and feel so much...

Slept much better last night and feel so much better for it. Can't believe it will be a week tomorrow, where has the time gone!!! Going to see my ps tomorrow get my dressing changed and wounds checked over, I'm able to stand pretty straight now so I hope they say I am healing well. My partner is taking me home after to spend the night with him and the children as I miss them all so much.

One thing I bought that has been an absolute god send is the 'she wee' I bought. When I first had the opp and was in hospital I used the commode they wheeled in which was fine but even with a crotchless cg i still managed to get it all over it....not nice!!! When I got home I used my she wee on the toilet and it has made it so much easier and kept my cg clean. I never bought a toilet seat like many of you as i found it easy enough to just lower myself.

Saw my ps yesterday and he is very pleased with...

Saw my ps yesterday and he is very pleased with how well I am doing and my scars are healing well. My stomach looks amazing compared to before. My ps said he got it as tight as possible and he is not wrong there it's like a drum, still not quite able to stand straight comfortably! My back gives me grief if I stand too long so I am going to use a support belt my ps provided on top of the cg. I can't stop looking at my boobs or poking them every now and again, they don't look like mine lol.

My legs are very bruised from the lipo and the bruising is starting to hurt a bit more when I walk but it's managable. Havent had any pain relief today.

Tool my first shower last night. My partner was fantastic he washed my hair and body, and helped me change my dressings. Be warned ladies when you take off your cg for the first time you might get very light headed. I had to lay down twice as i almost passed out!!! It was amazing looking at my whole body for the first time since the opp, even with the swelling there is a massive difference and im so so happy :-)

Woo hoo showered on my own for the first time...

Woo hoo showered on my own for the first time today :) Was a little light headed but do nice to start doing a bit more for myself again. Slowly but surely

Finally added some after pics!!! Need to get a...

Finally added some after pics!!! Need to get a couple more off camera and then im gonna do a before/after shot combined so I can really see the difference. Even with all the swelling and colour bruising I am happy happy with the results. Moving about really well now and back hasn't given me too much grief so all is going well :)

It will be two weeks on Wednesday and these past...

It will be two weeks on Wednesday and these past few days I have improved so much. I am going to attempt to drive at the end of the week I think and get some normality back. My ps said 2-3 weeks so that's about right. When did everyone else start driving again?

Just over two weeks now since my big opp and...

Just over two weeks now since my big opp and feeling pretty good now. My stomach is healing really well now. My legs are hurting the most at the minute, not sure if it's from the lipo or just swelling but behind my knees really hurts if I sit to long and them if I walk to long my knees swell!!! Other than that I feel pretty good. Sleeping much better and managing to do stuff round the house. Think I might attempt to drive and go back to work in three days or so
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