I have been wanted a tummy tuck for years. I am very petite person who has had three big healthy babies. My torso is extremely short so when I was pregnant my belly stuck out super far like a torpedo. No matter how thin I have gotten I have always had what I called the "sack" of excess skin. It was bad after my second but, I was much older when I had my third and, of course, it is worse. Any time I would mention this, friends would always say " you're so skinny, you couldn't need a tummy tuck". But the ugly truth is I could do sit ups all day and loose 5 more pounds and it would still be there. I am tired of tucking that sack of skin back into my pants when I sit down, tired of it flopped over next to me when I sleep on my side, and sick of it sitting in my thighs in the bathtub.
I am scheduled for a tummy tuck and breast augmentation on February 6 just 4 days away. I did a ton of research on what Dr I should use. I have been super happy with the communication so far during my consultation and pre-op appointments. I was very excited to find out that I would not be sent home with drains.
Still not quite sure what I'm going to go with for the BA, would love some opinions. I am a small person. I have always been flat, other than when my milk has come in right after giving birth. I am a 32 AA. I don't want to go too big but want to look like actually did something. Would like to still wear an XS or S sized top. I am going with a high profile gel implant but not sure if I should go 260cc or 280cc. I did the VECTRA imaging and it's so hard to pick. my husband of course says " go big or go home "! Ha! My Dr has all of the implants in all sizes on hand. The nurse said should would discuss my goals with me and help me decide that day.
As far as the surgery goes ........ I am scared S**TLESS. No other way to put it. I actually cried during my pre-op appointment. At times it seems selfish to put myself at risk when I have three children at home. I am terrified if dying, then of course, am terrified of the pain. I had done a lot of research prior to my pre-op appointment but I think I cried because it just became so real. Hearing the nurse explain everything to me, reading the info in black and white, ALL of the post-op instructions. Ahhhhhh!
I have chosen to pay the extra fee to stay over night. Thought it would be well worth the fee since I live two hours away from the surgery center and have a 2yr old at home. I have made arrangements for help when I get home. The baby will be doing several overnights with Grandma. My husband will be working from home. I have explained to my two teenagers that I will be helpless. So I am crossing my fingers that I can let go of my inner control- freak and my family will pick up the slack... Wish me luck!