I'm 30 years old and have two beautiful daughters, 4 and 2 both of which i delivered vaginally. I work out on a regular basis, but by no means am I hard core!! I'm 5'9" and post pregnancy have been weighing in pretty much at 145. I was on atkins for several months at one point and got all the way down to 133. I personally would be happy with 135 + or minus 2. I have some stretch marks from my second pregnancy, but they really are not that bad.
I initally had a consultation in May with my PS who does my botox. I really like him and I feel comfortable with him. He never even discussed a full TT as an option, my two options were lipo or mini tt based on what he saw. He said i would get the best results form the mini TT. My husband thought the cost was a bit high and suggested that I go for another consultation elsewhere. So that I did. I must say, I did not feel as comfortable with this PS as the I did with the one who has been doing my botox for almost a year now. He immediately assumed I was doing a full TT and when I told him I was interested in the mini, mainly because of the scar, he didn't object. He was very nice. The other office was def. more thourough in taking pictures. They didn't give me a price quote that day, they said it would arrive in the mail. They tentatively scheduled me for Aug 4th and I paid my $85 consult fee and was on my way. A few days later the quote arrived, and it was $1500 cheaper than my first quote. To me that is a lot of money. If it came in $500 dollars or less I was prepared to go with the first doc. But it didn't.
So I decided to go with Doc #2 and I called to make another appointment with more questions. I was scheduled to go in on the 14th of July for another consult. Well long story short I need to be at an event on the 20th of August so I called to see if there was any chance they could move up my surgery. They said they had an opening for next week the 13th of July. I said I'll take it!! They were able to get me an appointment with the dr. on Monday to address all of my concerns. (July 11th)
My major concern at this point is my upper abdomen and after visiting this site for the first time now my belly button. My goal is to be in a bikini and not have the spare tire while wearing my jeans!!
I have only had surgery once on my knee back when i was in 9th grade so I was like 13!! I'm a huge baby...I seriously cringe when getting botox injections. They are putting the pain pump in me and now i am even second guessing that as I'm thinking if it will hurt to take out??? UGGGGGGHHH.....
I'll post some pictures tomorrow...I must go to sleep now!! Too much reading about mini TT!!
Updated July 11, 2011:
My surgery is scheduled for July 13th which is in 2 days. I was originally scheduled for a mini TT but after reading and reading and reading some more on real self I opted for the full TT. As of right now I am scheduled to have my belly button floated, I'm debating now if I just take the vertical scar?? I live in Ohio so its not like I'm in a bathing suit that much. I'm nervous, excited, scared, sad. I can't wait until it is all over with and I can start the recovery process.