35 Year Old Mom, Breastfed 2 Kids, 5'5", 130lbs, 375cc, High Profile, Under the Muscle - Concord, CA

Never thought I would go through with it, but I...

Never thought I would go through with it, but I did - Just yesterday! Had a wonderful time during the process too, thanks to Dr Mariotti and his staff. Since my first visit with them, all proceeding encounters have been comfortable and pleasant.

I had moments when I thought maybe I shouldn't it. But I had a gut feeling that this was meant to happen for me. And I'm so glad I did! Hopefully writing about my experience will help others, like how others on this site have helped me.

Day 1 - Checked in, filled out paperwork, waited to be called. (Nerves were running wild.) They called me back, changed into a gown, and got my IV going. Dr Mariotti came in, drew on me, and the Anesthesiologist explained the procedure. The nurse wheeled me to the OR and I remember falling asleep. I woke up in recovery with boobs! The nurses layered me with warm blankets and blew warm air underneath. It was wonderful. I was groggy from the meds. I was in pain but it wasn't so bad. No nausea.

Today is day 2. I woke up at 1am aching, and took my pain meds. Woke up again at 5am with pressure pain on my chest, sternum, and achy ribs down both sides. I read that this is normal.

I posted before pics of me. The after ones coming soon. Too achy and sleepy at the moment.

Day after photos

Feels tight, ribs are painful, and feel lots of pressure on sternum area.

Day 3

Woke up today feeling better than yesterday. The pain has subsided and I've been doing my massages, which hurt a lot but it must be done. I'm going to try and not take anymore pain meds, but we will see. I was able to get out of bed on my own finally! Yay!

As far as the girls, my right side seems to be more sore than the other side. It's even more stiff when I do the exercises. The incision sites look good and no bruising that I can see. I still have a little soreness around the rib and sternum area but its not as bad as yesterday. Pics to come.

Day 3 Pics. Love them!

Still trying to rest & heal well. Here are some pics! I'm so happy I went through with it!

Day 5 - No regrets. Love them!!

Had my post-op appointment with Dr Mariotti today. He says everything is healing well! It was reassuring.

I've been doing my massages. It's still a little uncomfortable. I've been experiencing some random pain when I move the wrong way. I get tired easily, but my hubby lets me rest. The house is a mess! But I'll bounce back to it soon and he knows it.

Can't wait to see the final result!!

Week 5

I think the girls have settled. Haven't gotten the okay to wear a bra yet but I'm going bra shopping this weekend. I have some old C-cup bras from my postpartum days that don't quite fit. I might be a small D-cup, but we will see. Regardless, I love the end result! Now that my body is proportionate, I have learned to love the rest of my body even more. I can wear just about anything and look good in it, like old comfy tshirts that weren't meant to be sexy (but I feel sexy in.)

Dr Maritotti, Kim, and the rest of the crew are all great! What they've given to me is a whole new outlook on life and I'm ready to take it on!

Scars after 5 weeks

I think they look pretty darn good! I put coconut oil on them to help soften the skin and so far I think it works wonders. (Excuse the redness of my skin, I'm a stomach sleeper and I just got up from bed.)
Walnut Creek Plastic Surgeon

Wonderful Dr with a great staff!

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 Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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