So Glad I Did . one year out YES! STILL GLAD I DID IT

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4'4" 128 lbs 42 yes old mom of 4. 1st at...

4'4" 128 lbs 42 yes old mom of 4. 1st at 17. 2nd 15 months later he weighed 10 lbs and I gained 90lbs. Lost all of the weight. 3rd c-section. 4th weighed 7.5 but I weighted 220 AGAIN!I have lost it all and kept it off for over 13 years now. but my body and boobs paid the price. My husband and I met after my second was born (20+ yrs ago) so this is all he had ever known me to look like and he thinks I'm beautiful. I love him dearly for that. BUT ok here is the real me now. I'm SICK of wishing the lights were off. Sick of putting the boobs back in the bra when I bed over (or getting ugly bras becaude they cover it all) The who "fried egg on a nail" I'm using that when I see the PS next August 16th.

Tired of pulling the shirt down to hide the belly button (or what use to be one) UGG dont even get me started on the leaning over. It reminds me of a momma dog that had one to many litters of ( I'll post pic) I want my husband to have the ME I was not the ME he ended up with. (no worries I love the rest of me just NOT the boobies and belly)

SO ladies. Thank you all who have posted before and for many of you your sence of humor!!! I will also post a pic of what I WANT to look like and maybe all of you can help me decide if its reasonable. (personally I would love to have Brook burke boobs lol)I would think a "D" cup would be beautiful.. THOUGHTS.. and saline would be my choice

I am 5' 4" not 4' 4" lol

I am 5' 4" not 4' 4" lol

Adding a few pics because I am doing the TT too.

Adding a few pics because I am doing the TT too.

19 days till the consult. anyone want to share how...

19 days till the consult. anyone want to share how their PS helped them coose a size and profile so I have a little clue

I am SERIOUSLY considering the 400-425 mod +...

I am SERIOUSLY considering the 400-425 mod + thinking they will look like 350 under muscle.. SO ???? AND BY THE WAY this site is addicting:).. I am thinking round upper fullness somewhere between fake and real... does that make sence?? IF I told that to the PS would HE get it?? I have so many photos I feel like Im a

I will say my husband AND I felt right at home...

I will say my husband AND I felt right at home with this Dr. He spent an hour and 20 minutes with m answered EVERY question I had. Was VERY lighthearted when needed. Which I needed!!

He took my measurements and the "Pre" choice is 400cc Mod + silicone. He did not try to get me to go one way or another and I really went in with the saline mindset. For the stomach he said minimal repair on the muscles but it does need done. I left there feeling 100% better about the whole process! He was very impressed with my physical health and muscle tone considering the 4 babies one at 8lb9oz andone at 10lb and the weight loss which I did two times. ( that made me feel good that all the exersize did pay off)

SOOOOOO He said 99% sure he will be able to do first week of Januarywhich is when I choose. So I will talk to the financial lady tomorrow. (I was his last appointment and we stayed untill amost 6 so she was gone) and find out details cost deposit ect. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.... My husband and the Dr. just laughed at me because I was so excited about having a belly button......

The final laugh was when my husband walked out of the exam room after I redressed with the sizers in HIS shirt. hahaha..
now the hardest part.... THE WAIT!.. but with the holidays in between it will go by fast!

Now to save as much and as fast as possible between now and then!

Well I had me yearly physical... after 5 years of...

well I had me yearly physical... after 5 years of NOT having one. The results as of today. Low thyroid and low potassium. Now a BIG issue but I go back in 30 days so the potassium to me is easy to fix. But is important in wound healing so I need to be on top of that. The low thyroid suprised me! I told the doc I had to much energy to have that issue. apparently it's not the only symptom:( so not sure how to NATURALLY deal with that?? any thoughts or anyone delt with that naturally? I DONT like salt so possible iodine deficiency but I dont know that.
Any way I am waiting for the rest of the results, FIRST MAMOGRAM EVER tomorrow.. I will admit I am nervous because people say its terrible. I HOPE they are just dramatic people..After having kids I dont think most things are a big deal... MY PS said 45yrs was Government requirement but regular doc set me up for one any way and said the insurance has it on wellness and the age is 40... I didn't question but now I'm wondering? but it will give me a baseline before I get my BA and lift...

Humm. I asked an IN GENERAL question here. (doc to...

Humm. I asked an IN GENERAL question here. (doc to answer)"CBC Before Surgery- What Info Does It Show?" and I was a bit supprised to find him a bit snippy! Or sarcastic. I wish I could reply to his post. I was asking IN GENERAL!!!!!! not for JUST ME!. WOW! I had had no physical because I have been healthy as a horse my whole life! not because doc was concerned about any particular thing! ISH! well enough of my rant. it just annoys me!

MAMMOGRAM! FIRST EVER came back......

MAMMOGRAM! FIRST EVER came back....NORMAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. now for the pap to come back and I'm a happy camper

Ok so I have now gotten my LIST together of the...

Ok so I have now gotten my LIST together of the items and food for my recovery. My husband will be home for 2 days then my oldest son will be here for 1 week to cook do laundry store runs, taking my daughter to work or school ect.
I have or have on list
fiber one and Kashi ceral
applesauce in small containers so they can be by my nightstand
fruit bites like pineapple, pears, peaches
Low sodium chicken broth and chicken soup (just 1 of each)
Gatoraid (low sugar kind) and prune+ apple juice..
I am going to make and freeze all main meals, no salt in them, they can salt their own.
(we do have 5 people in our home)
Healthy choice steamers
Whole wheat Penne pasta bake (biggest loser recipe)
BBQ Shreded venison roast
Black, pinto Kidney bean mix. for baked potato toppers or over brown rice.
Shepards pie (with dear meat)
Bags of frosen vegies for steaming, 9for weekends when my daughter will cook)
Navy bean soup,
frosen chicken breasts
obviously fresh veggies and fruit will be bought as needed
After the holidays I will use the turkey to create other meals. I plan on having 30 days worth.
My son will cook the first week so all of that will be fresh. but after that this will help me to prep dinners with no troubles.
OH and hershey kisses!! my favorite. i will have one a day once I can stomach them.. chocolate does a world of good!

Doc said he will send home 2 weeks worth of supplies. so tape gause ect.
I have
tape and gause
vitamin E and bio oil
Arnica, bromelin, quercetin
bags of frozen peas (ice packs)
Protien powder
Chia seeds
Cane (house to awkward for walker)
A folding chair (or plastic one) for a shower chair.. we alreasy have then so no need to buy
Hand held shower
big comphy PJ's that open in front
a few pair of sweat pants
An over sized hoodie
digital thermoter
alcohol wipes
clorox wipes (kids will wipe bathroom and all lights ect daily
crossword puzzles ect.. (I WILL get sick of sitting)
magazines, books
Walkie Talkies ( so no yelling through the house)
Bendy straws
throat lozenges / cough drops
small flashlight for night time
granny panties :)
plastic bucket with lid (old icecream bucket) just in case i get sick.. hope not
med list with timer and pill box.I will be out of it for at least a will help others
A few Camis to wear UNDER the binder
Get hair french braded so i dont have to worry to much about it
pillows King size for knees
FRESHETTE!!!!!!!! glad I got it
we have a recliner so I cam sleepthere for at least afor a while so my husband wont accidently hurt me

OK so what am I missing the count down is at 109 days!!!

Well other than driving my PS crazy with questions...

well other than driving my PS crazy with questions (which he has been kind and understanding to answer every one of them) I think I am ready! I am still saving $ like crazy and God bless my husband for doing little extras here and there to add to my "fund". He is happy for me and I just love him to pieces. Dr said that he will decide on how far the insision needs to go around the morning of.. I do have a lot of loose skin. 5"4" and 220+ delivering a 10 lb it had to go somewhere!!. I am in great shape now just remenants of the past left. My physical pap ect all great!!!! now to get labs done again for the potassium and thyroid.. not worried they are both slightly low.. but the thyroid....that explains a few things. like me constantly saying " I just can't eat like that anymore.. Like it takes VERY LITTLE to cause a gain. and my hand and feet are cold a lot. even in summer.. my hair is very brittle. and a lot in the drain after a shower. well a lot compared to what it use to be.... so we will see. Oh and only 101 days to go EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I call to set up everything in 15 days. only...

well I call to set up everything in 15 days. only 78 days (and a wake up) to go. Life has been a little crazy which is good. It makes time go by faster.. With the holidays almost here I am sure if I blink the time will be done. Keeping my weight steady, eating right and if nothing else getting my walking in daily. SOOOOOO READY. It's been LONG enough!

Well ladies. 70 DAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I call...

Well ladies. 70 DAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I call in one week (next Friday) to get it all set in stone!! I do have a question, some of you I know have told your regular Dr. about the surgery before hand because you needed to... health reasons or concerns ect.... Well My regular Dr is a bit new to me and I am assuming I should say SOMETHING to him... right? I go back to see him Dec 5th. just to check up on the thyroid med.. Which is doing very well so far. (I am not as cold and need to eat a bit more(keep losing a little weight. and don't really want to, no biggie) Doc said it would take 2 months to fully kick in to see if the little bit he put me on is enough...ANYWAY so back to saying something to him about the whole thing. Do I just say "Oh and FYI I am getting a tummy tuck and breast lift/ Augmentation in a month, thought you might want to know:)" OR WHAT?????? what do you who have gone before me suggest... and I am VERY healthy no concerns there..

Well I am down to 69 days. (and a wake up) I have...

Well I am down to 69 days. (and a wake up) I have my pre op apt. and the surgery date (not the time yet) i told them the eairlier the better. My normal wake up is 4 am so I will be STARVING if they dont get me in early. I have paid 1/2 down and will do the rest at pre op. WOW time IS going by fast. now with the holidays I KNOW it will be even faster.. I AM SO EXCITED.... I am going to have a BELLY BUTTON again!! haha..

59 days NOT 69... 2 months to go!!

59 days NOT 69... 2 months to go!!

I have 6 weeks to go!!!! I think I am as prepared...

I have 6 weeks to go!!!! I think I am as prepared as I can be.. I have foods ready and in the freezer. (30 days worth of dinners) I will be making chicken soup with the holiday leftovers and freezing them into individual servings also. MAN TIME HAS REALLY GONE BY FAST!.. I will be taking a little trip with my wonderful husband on my birthday in December just to have some quiet time before surgery.. Excited about that!. I did add a toilet raiser to my list. it seems to be something a lot of PS seem to feel just makes things easier. I dont like asking for help and I prefer NOT to if I can avoid it.. also with my toilet seat at 13" this 4 extra inches will help.... I do not have a TON of pillows but I do have a few. IF I can sleep in my bed it would be WONDERFUL. I go in on the 27th of Dec. to finalize everything ask ANY last minute questions, and final Pmt. I am so greatful that my husband is so supportive, and that I have all of you here to share with.... very few people here know I am getting this done. AND I DON'T WANT them to know.... so 6 weeks and one wake up :)...
I'm set...

Well it is December 9th and I am at 27 days (and a...

well it is December 9th and I am at 27 days (and a wake up) I am feeling very good with my PS choice. I saw my regular Dr. Monday for a recheck on the thyroid meds. (I actually DO feel better. I can eat normal now.. and the weight is not as big of a struggle to maintain, I am warmer thank goodness!! ANYWAY I did tell him I was scheduled to have a TT and gave him the PS name.. he was happy for me and said I would be totally fine and that Dr.O does great work... So thats numerous "medical" people and paitents who have all said the same thing. And my husband and I are totally comfortable with him. I have only a few questions to ask when I go in. (he has been WONDERFUL at answering EVERY email..and there have been MANY)
So my questions are simple.
#1 the Cath... how long do I need it..
#2 The compression garment.. does it have a open bottom or what is it like.
#3 the meds.. muscle relaxer, anti nausia, and constipation recomendations..
Other than that I am good to go. My husband has been so supportive and has taken some time off work to help. So has my oldest son (he only knows about the TT and thats all he needs to know) The doc said he will decide how far the insision needs to be on the morning of.. I DID use to weigh over 200 so there is skin there.. BUT I AM SO BLESSED most people would never know I was that heavy. My body responded well. I do not need a body lift but wouldnt mind a little help on the thighs with the extended tuck.. BUT as long as I FINALLY HAVE A BELLY BUTTON AGAIN I will be tickled pink!! haha I am actually VERY excited about having a BB..
With the holidays coming I know people will be busy so Merry Christmas...

Ok 5 days 18 hours.. I'm ready.. calm and ready. I...

ok 5 days 18 hours.. I'm ready.. calm and ready. I think my only worry is after surgery I will have to be careful. I am a go getter and a doer.. so sitting around is not my style..Doc said to DO but be wise because the more I do the more I'll swell.. He said the more I do the more I will swell, putting more pressure on the insision..I am hoping one week of help will be enough to make it so I can at LEAST feel human treadmill is downstairs and that bums me out a bit..It's cold and going outside is not optional.. So I'm wondering how long it will be before I can go downstairs??

2 days 22 hours! I'm spending the day paying all...

2 days 22 hours! I'm spending the day paying all the bills and cleaning the house. Tomorrow I will do the shopping.
Thursday I am getting my roots (hair) done and then sanatizing the entire house AGAIN..
I hope I have all my ducks in a row for my husband, so this is easy for him too.
So now because my house is small. under 1000 sq feet. I am really wanting to be in my bedroom for the first few days.. but we will see. I would hate to have any visitors come over and have me laying in the recliner.. NO NOT my idea of a calm quiet recovery area.. So I am going to do my best to be in my own bed.. any suggestions as to making that easier? I have a small step stool I can use if needed to get up onto the bed. (I'm short and bed is not) pillows of course. I have 2 foam and 4 regular big pillows. I could steal more from the spare bed downstairs... I am sure I will be on again before surgery but keep me in your thoughts and prayers for a smooth and quick recovery.. and as painless as possible :) I was given Hydrocodone and also tramadol.. in cast hydro was to much (I have only taken pain meds once or twice in my life and not for long!) but no muscle relaxer which makes me nervous ONLY because it is something MANY ladies say GET... but Doc did say call anytime if I have a need.. I will say he has been GREAT to work with. My husband feels comfortable and THAT is big for me.. Well ladies I will go for now... Praying this week just goes by fast and I dont have to much down time to just sit and get nervous!!

40 hrs 9 minutes. haha.. The garbage bag trick......

40 hrs 9 minutes. haha.. The garbage bag trick... putting the garbage bag on the seat of the car for sliding in and out.. works great. I did a trial run today.. great idea. I am wondering if one on the recliner would be good too.... My house is 100% cleaned. Tomorrow I will go get a few things from the store. salad fruit ect and get my hair colored, and vacuum that's all I have left!
unless any one has any other little tips??

23 hours ! well so I am telling a few people I am...

23 hours ! well so I am telling a few people I am having surgery and thats is just some private issues (hoping thats the end of the conversation) if not I will just say female issues. because they will ask and will wonder why I am not at church. So Pastor knows and a few close friends so they dont just wonder.... What do you all think of that idea

Well it's Saturday and i am on my 2nd day post op....

Well it's Saturday and i am on my 2nd day post op. Really the pain is noot TO bad. I will say the doc gave me 2 different ones. one he felt was a better choice and the other was IN CASE i couldnt handle the the other.. nausia and loopy.. Well the one that was not as strong I am going to use during the day. And as far as swelling goes oddly enough I am but MOSTLY in my lower back... thats the only "uncompressed" place.. so its got to go somewhere..
If the spelling is off forgive me I am on the pain meds. For me the high back office chair is best for day use and I LOVED sleeping in the bed BUT HATED trings to get out of it.
I HAVE A BELLY BUTTON!! I still have streach marks and KNEW I would but no more wrinkley skin!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Dr. was great. The incision line is VERY low and fairly thin. honestly the first pain I noticed was the chest. Ice made them feel much better that and cold washwrags.. I DID have a Cath in that I took out today. AND I ONLY HAVE ONE DRAIN!! thats all I had, nice. 100% glad I got the toilet seat riser!!! and glad I had all the foods (dinners) in the freezer.. all homade heathy foods.. I was sick for just a tiny tiny minute yesterday! glad thats gone now. one thing I am noticing that the binder doesnt stay put.. not a big deal but it freaks my husband out when it needs rearranged..we did that this morning. FEELS SO MUCH BETTER!!!! we also changed the gause which was scary only because we didnt want it to pull on anything and it was drying . but again no big deal and not hard to do. We used small pieces of not very sticky surgery tape to hold the pads in place (barely) so the binder could be put back on with out hand in there trying to hold pads in place.... ...
I ate real food today and it was so good.

Ok just lost all my typing ad doing it again....

ok just lost all my typing ad doing it again..

so today is day 3 post op. Surgery was Friday I got out of surgery and was in recovery by 3 pm. So as far as how things look..(sorry not posting photos) I do still have strech marks above the belly button (remember this is plastic surgery not a miracle) we knew that they would not all be gone. so IF like me you have A LOT of strech marks just know they may not and probably will not all go away.. BUT no more HANGING skin. No more wrinkles. SO I say SUCCESS!! the boobs are very swollen today I slept upright but I think I was a bit crooked or angled because one is a tad more swollen than the other. no big deal. Swapped the binder I cam home in for a fresh one let me tell you IT FEELS much better!! I got to sponge bathe again.. but what I really want is to wash my hair!!!! I put on sweats and sweatshirt today, and I will change BACK to a gown (granny robe zips all the way up in front) it is WAY easier to keep care of bulb from drain and ANY binder stuff. I suggest IF you dont have something like that on your list GET ONE. I got mine on clearance at WalMart and that and a toilet seat riser are two things I am SO GLAD I got... all the incision look good and really my pain is not bad. Not that its not painful but now it's a dull ache. like I wourked out really hard and am now sore. YES LEGS!! The best thing when getting up and down? for me it's being able to get your legs under you like kitchen chair or office chair.. then just like a lunge raise the body up... I am standing straighter each day... I think having my husband to help me the first week is a God send. I believe that will help me heal faster. YOU WILL BE TIRED... so rest.. if you have any questions let me know I will give you an honest answer (opinion)..

Post op day 4. well The drain is still in. but I...

post op day 4. well The drain is still in. but I was able to at least get my hair washed! My husband was so careful and it felt SO good to get it washed. I am in little pain really I would say 1-5 it would be a 2.. my back hurts for sure. I had been in the recliner up untill today so NO MORE RECLINER. One thing I noticed was the "bra" they gave me, with all the swelling it was way tight. So ice bags galore and I had to loosen it up. It was pulling my neck so hard it was painful. Also the binder needed to be loosened just a tad.. its a balancing game for sure!.. I think between feeling better and added doing I OVER did it a bit and felt a bit sick this morning. so Lesson learned!. I did have a BM yesterday and it was no big deal othe than THINKING it was going to be a big deal. lol I am able to eat about 1/12 to 2 cups of food at a time so thats plenty. I do have snacks regularly. I was so thrilled to get this done and have not even once had the sad or depressed or the WHY DID I DO THIS... I am 100% glad I did. swelling on the boobies is far worse than the tummy. I had the lift done.. MAN talk about bruised.. I have never had a bruise that big..of course I really have not had much trama othe than the kids. Ice Cold apple juice was the best thing for the sore throat. that did last till day 3. One of our church friends stopped by and insisted on seeing me. (she really is a sweet sweet person) she asked "so what did they do?) I just said personal girl issues.. and left it at that.. it was good enough.. that is the only info I am giving out no matter how much people ask. I dont want to lie so I am chose to go about it telling the truth and leaving out details.. thats fine... I believe I will look very close to the "stuffing" of the bra look so no one will notice... well except my husband HE notices!!!..
oh feeling.. I actually have a lot of feeling just a triangle shape from above the BB down to the incision is all that is numb. also the left nipple is a bit numb BUT I think its better today, color looks fine and so I think it will be all good. I did take hydracodone the first few days but taking tramadol right now. The PS said Ibuprophin is fine now we are postop. and it did help with swelling...
I will also add that we are so glad we chose Dr.O. he has just been great. him and his office staff and his surgery center staff. simply couldnt have asked for more.

Wednesday Post op day 5. Well just to update on...

Wednesday Post op day 5.
Well just to update on things. lesson learned the last few days TAKE A NAP IF YOUR TIRED!
just 10 - 50 minutes is all my body will sleep but it needs it. if I dont I get ill feeling so just nap so it won't take longer to heal. The swelling is not to bad, although it is a bit uncomfortable. With the boobies the pressure is worse than the tummy. My swelling is in the upper and outer edges of the breast, like armpit ish area. cold wash wrags and ice feel great. I also very lightly just rub that area (with doc permission) it seems to be worse in the morning. I assume it is from laying down at night. I am eating normal foods now, not totally normal amounts but thats ok, I eat a little all day long.
I know everyone says dont weigh but I had to! SO I DID AND maybe its not normal but I am up only 4 lbs. I FEEL like I am up 25 lbs with all the compression and gause! lol
I put on lounge pants today and it feels good to be semi normal..
My drain (only had one) put out 10 cc the last 12 hours. At that rate I will have them out by friday. CROSSING MY FINGERS!
left nipple still not "feeling" normal but color is fine, doc was not concerned and I am noticing today a little odd "spark" like feeling not sure whet to call it. like nerves are reconnecting kind of feeling.
my incisions all look good. OH the lovley binder, I dont believe everyone has the same kind but mine wants to ride up all the time so I have to adjust it at LEAST 2 times a day. It raised up above my incision yesterday and I had not noticed for a while ( I think it was while I was napping) anyway the incision line was not compressed. YES IT WAS PAINFUL when I woke up and noticed. so check often.. we dont want extra pressure there.

IF I had to buy things again these are (so far) things I WOULD get again
1. Toilet seat raiser 100%
2. step ladder (I am using that in the shower instead of a shower chair, its taller and will be used for the house when I no longer need it)
3. Bendy straws
4. garbage bag on the car seat 100%
5. have a timer for the meds
6. Alcahol pads or wipes
and for me the high back office chair that I borrowed has been a blessing

paper plates and plastic silverware.

Now with that said My PS sent us home with EVERYTHING needed for wound care so I did not need to buy thoes types of things.

DAY 6 post op Well my drain came out this...

DAY 6 post op
Well my drain came out this morning!!! I CAN SHOWER!! oh how exciting!
I had a little swelling I was concerned about butthe PS said it was just normal. That it is from surgery and to just take it easy. (possibly trying to do to much to soon) I honestly feel very good. I will get the stitches out next week. Some are disolvable some are not. I was also told I could switch to a different compression garment (more of a girdle type) but to be sure to keep things good and compressed. Other than my husband making me laugh I am not doing to bad..

Day 7 post op (friday) Well at 3pm today I will...

Day 7 post op (friday)
Well at 3pm today I will have made it officially 1 week.
Last night was actually one of the harder nights of the week. I had a new compression garment the doc gave me I think it was to tight. I ended up taking it off and going back to the one I got from the OR. So I feel better today.
I didnt realise how when everyone said EVERYTHING is exausting...they ment it!
I went with my husband to the store, got pineapple, gause pads, and looked at some compression garments just for something to do.. By the time I got to the car. I was Exausted. I really am suprised.. But I thinks its good that I see it..I NEED to listen to my body and rest.
The drain came out yesterday and the drain was in a line across my abs. down along the incision line from hip to hip. it is tender there now. Not painful just a little more tender than the rest.
The breast look good. They arent sure if they want to swell or just look like barbie boobs at this point. lol. I know the swelling will go down and they will feel better but it's funny to me that they dont move at all.. HEY I'M NOT complaining.... just saying.
I didnt have lipo at least I dont think. I forgot to ask the Doc if he had decided to do any on the pubic area so there would not be a "love mound" when all was said and done.
I am VERY tender to the touch on one spot of the pubic area. but its like a swollen painful to the touch feeling.. Does that make any sence? I dont know why for sure but doc was not worried.

At 9 days post op now. thinks that are running...

at 9 days post op now. thinks that are running through my mind:
1. I MADE IT I am actually going to see some results now.
2. How long does this breast swelling last?
3. How long should I , do I need to wear this beautiful bra, hate to go buy one yet as I know it wont fit right
4. When can I streach!! I so want to just take a big morning streach!
5. I want to get back to normal now, but I know I am not quite ready.
6. when can my husband enjoy these new.....
(just being realalistic here)
the pain in my back is over riding any other pain at this point. which even at that is not bad. More annoying than anything else.
It will all be over soon and this will be a wonderful distant memory.

I just wanted to share the feeling today. LONG day...

I just wanted to share the feeling today. LONG day. first day with husband and Oldest Son (my other helper) back to work. I was up at 4:30 thats actually normal in our home. Then was taking a nap at 7 I say I slept 45 min. My daughter needed something from the store. Tomorrow is school so I rode with her (she has a permit) WE WENT IN CAME OUT JUST IN THE STORE 5 MINUTES 10 MAX. Came home and I was exausted. I think I pushed it a bit. I ate lunch then slept 2 hours!! now mind you I have NEVER in my life taken naps. other than when I had the flu.. I didn't nap when I had my babies even. so this is very unusual for me. I think I am forgetting to eat all my nutrition so I am going to be more careful tomorrow... so IT DOES TAKE A BIT OF ENERGY TO HEAL.. I feel good today. that is untill I had a coughing attack.. OH MY GOSH that was not fun. it actually hurt enough to make me cry.. Ice Cold apple juice through a straw was the only thing that helped.

Stiches that are removeable come out today!! I...

Stiches that are removeable come out today!! I have a list of questions ready to ask my PS.. and the biggest one the sleeping on my side..

Well nothing! nope no stitches got to come out...

Well nothing! nope no stitches got to come out today. I did want to mention something just in case anyone els has this come up. I did get a lift and Aug. but on the incision line under the breast I had tape. well I noticed a light yellow fluid coming from under the tape. I had no pain, no smell no anything else. YES I FREAKED OUT!
Went to the Doc. he removed the tape and everything looks wonderful. so the fluid?? He said sometimes (not a lot and not everyone) there will be a fat deposit in the area they do the surgery and that is actually fat seeping out.. it will stop and its no big deal. Now mind you I DID NOT notice it at first it was not untill day 10. so IF you have the same issue that may be something to consider. BUT if your like 99% of the ladies youll worry anyway.. :) other than that I am doing good. VERY sore from the coughing I have done the last 2 days but that is only temporary and no sutures are compromised.

Post op day 13. I will say I am not sure if this...

post op day 13.
I will say I am not sure if this last two weeks flew by or took forever.. I am amazed it has only been 2 weeks. Funny yesterday I asked the Doc how long before I was back to normal, the feeling tired and things. and I asked about the treadmill, vacuuming, pulling laundry out of the washer ect. just normal everyday life things.. for some he said 4 weeks. But he just looked at me funny and said "You DO realise that you JUST had MAJOR surgery right? I mean 5 hours IN surgery, thats a lot." Again I guess I didn't and maybe still don't quite grasp that. Not sure what it is or why. Maybe I am just SO EXCITED that I have a belly button and actually have boobies that are where they belong!? Maybe because I just have never been in this situation of being down and semi helpless really ever. (2 days in hosp after C-Section is all)... BUT he did say if I WANTED things to swell to go ahead and vacuum..... ummmmm no thank you. :)

Evening of Post op day 13.. OK so I felt great the...

Evening of Post op day 13.. OK so I felt great the last few days. I actually have driven a few times. NOT my best form but I did. NOW the reason for posting tonight is I am swollen and sore...Feeling good feels great untill you realise that the body still needs time. So I have promissed myself and my husband verbally that I will ask for help and I will no try to keep the house clean during the day. I will LEARN to enjoy?? word search, Card games, maybea book and movies..This is REALLY I think more emotionally hard for me than anything. I actually cried... My husband reminded me that we have some plans to go do some things together and IF I am not healing well because of my own stubborness then I have no one to blame and I wont be able to go... I am swollen above the incision area. (first time sence inital surgery swelling went down) and the boobs are swollen on the sides.. I have decided to go back to the origional binders during the day. or at least as much as possible. If I HAVE to go somewhere I will wear the thinner one.. Also the Bra they sent me home in feels more secure SO for now. I think I learned my lesson..Mind you I did not do much. I picked up my room and cleaned the kitchen. thats it. BUT I will say that having people calling all day does not help. So the phone is going to be off the hook for the next WEEK so I CAN NAP (haven the last two days) AND when I'm not sleeping I will turn it down. My hubby or kids or sister can all text me if they want to talk and need the phone answered.. what do ya think of my plan???

Well its saturday. I made it 2 weeks!! haha Well...

Well its saturday. I made it 2 weeks!! haha
Well I did tell ya all I overdid it last week and now just a little tired again..
I need to look at a few spots that are concerning me, but not the doc. I have one spot on the vertical incision that was bleeding a bit. and then the tummy swelling. So I was talking to my hubby and we started thinking about WHAT I did or change that was a bit much.. well I went and got a sportsbra from walmart-Danskin Now zip front.. but I noticed it actually has a "shape" to the cup and my breasts were very sore wearing it.. maybe that contributed to it. I may go with a better brand from JCpennys or Macys (NOT today or course)
then I tried to JUST use a different wrap.. and NOT the CG at all. well that wasent the best idea I dont think. after the cough attack and having to drive on horrific roads due to snowstorm (day 10 post op)( I had to drive my daughter to school. to nasty to make her walk) all of thoes things combined I think just made my body go SLOW DOWN DARN IT!!
So today my husband doesnt want me to do ANYTHING. ok fine. I am NOT going to be driving for at least one more week.. I do not want to continue this pattern. so IF aanyone is keeping up with this please give me the tips you feel helped you NOT swell. or got rid if it if you did..


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Post op day 22 doing good ..go to my MM review for...

post op day 22 doing good ..go to my MM review for info

Went to Macys and got a smaller binder :)...

went to Macys and got a smaller binder :)
they are $25 at the Macy's here in town.. $18.5 on this site. this is BY FAR my favorite binder after the post op one. I wear this one at night and in the day. I only wear spanks IF I need to wear slacks and things. These fit under my yoga pants just fine. Be sure you go by your WAIST size. I will post a picture tomorrow to show you why.. IF you get one to large for the waist then there is not enough compression up above BB.. i have tried MULTIPLE ones this is my fav. I have boyshort spanks from walmart that I will wear if needed. Doing good today. It is amazing how just in a few days I notice changes now. I DID take aadvice on the tank under the bra.. MUCH BETTER... really glad you are all here to help. I will get post op photos from the Doc on Wednesday. and will post pics for a while. ( hubby still not sure on that so I will see what he says)... anyway LOVE the new binder and the Tanks under the Bra...Still hurts when I sneeze coughing is a little better...

Post op at 30 days (4 weeks and 3days) sneezing...

post op at 30 days (4 weeks and 3days) sneezing has gotten a lot less painful the last two days. (thank goodness) things are setteling down. I go in in 2 days (wednesday) my only cooncern is my left breast. the "lift" incision is still red and looks ...I dont know just maybe it's gettin rubbed by bra?... anyway I will have doc look. noticing a few white stitches pokin out in 2 spots, i will ask about thoes... other than that..just normal evening swelling nothing enough to complain about.... good day all together.

Well today I noticed that the boobies actually...

Well today I noticed that the boobies actually move.. I mean the have some give to them. before they didnt move at all. it was like they were glued to my chest. things are softening up a bit and now they ahve some give...still massaging.. must be helping.. I wish the bruised feeling would go away

Updated on 23 Jan 2012: Post op day 17. Well...

Updated on 23 Jan 2012:
Post op day 17.
Well hellow my friends. I just wanted to be sure to update how the weekend went. I was able to go to church this weekend. First time sence surgery. It was so nice to get out and pretty up a bit. It was a lot for sure, and I had to nap when I got home. My husband has been a great help but is still a bit overprotective. He doesnt want me to pour coffee or OJ or milk if I dont HAVE to. He just tells me to go sit down and he will get it. I am begining to feel like I NEED to use my arms! But I do know It's because he loves me.... I couldnt ask for moe.

I have ONE area of concern on my tummy. I am going to talk to the PS on Wednesday about it. IF you ladies have read of anyone else having something like this going on I would like to know. I had one spot that was SO sore and looked uneven. It seemed hard but puffy.. Doc said it is just from surgery but will subside. It is now bruised looking but IS getting better just as he said it would. Now just above that next to the BB it seems to be doing the same thing only THIS did not seem to happen until AFTER my cough attack. it is a firm area that is very sore and a bit puffy looking...

Updated on 25 Jan 2012:
well HOPEFULLY I get the stitches out today! ugh they are driving me BONKERS. one right on the hip bone (may be disolvable but OUCH) the binder just irratates it.... feeling lopsides today on top.. When does that go away. the left has some swelling the right does not. they are both in the same place just one still swells pretty good (well not good...)
I know this is all normal but MAN it's annoying, maybe because there is no "date" to put on the calander as to when it will be done... Sorry to whine. I think the lack of sleeping at night has cought up with me. I just am not comfortable.. any ideas? Cant lay on my side boobs hurt, cant lay flat HATE laying all crunched up :(
OK OK so now let me stop.. I have made it through the worst of it and I AM on the mending end, I have 2 1/2 weeks behind me so instead of 6 to 8 weeks in front of me I only have 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 weeks .... So I can stop whining now and be happy... I actually am happy AND I would at this point do it again.

Updated on 25 Jan 2012:
He removed ALL of my stitches!!!!!!!!!!!! oh my goodness I feel so much better!!!!!

He removed all from tummy and breast and belly button!!

I did have a few questions for him he said everything is looking great! The one spot I mentioned by the BB the one we noticed AFTER the cough attack.. he said I MAY have ripped a stitch BUT he doesnt want to do anything because it may not be as bad as we think. He wants the swelling to go down and to give it time. IF we end up feeling like something needs done then he said we can deal with it by going in right through a strech mark that was left so there would be no additional scar..BUT it may not be anything to worry about.

I dont go back for 2 weeks. that will put me at 4 /12 weeks..

He put me on 2 more weeks of light duty. and no arms overhead. But he does want me to do like range of motion. SO bring arms up in front then out to the sides AT shoulder height. Just to keep them moving and keep the muscle active.

NO laundry, no vaccuming, no dishes to cuboard.... ect So just little stuff still
just for two weeks....

I can drive as long as it is not a BIG trip, or all day...


Maybe tonight I will sleep better!

Updated on 27 Jan 2012:
3 weeks today! I made it. I did have more energy this week which was nice but sheesh no one will really let me do anything. I am feeling swollen. But realizing that it only takes a tiny bit of swelling to feel really swollen..
The tummy looks good.. The boobs are still swollen and UP to my EARS.. when I lean over they feel like they are swelling.. But I think its just not being use to them... maybe...

I did go to macys today and buy that miraclesuit #2750.. not the exact one I wanted but close I am hoping it will be just right. it is sure snug enough.. it says extra firm control on it. I bought the larg in this style the medium was mot gonna work.. ( I still need to breath lol)

Updated on 28 Jan 2012:
Post op day 22- well I can say I think week 3 is another turn point.. I feel better and am sleeping better. not perfect but better.. If it werent for getting up to go potty at nigh I think I would be doing really well.. getting up from bed is still a pain but not as bad as it was. It incision is looking very good

Updated on 30 Jan 2012:
3 weeks and 3 days post op.
First I want to say how excited I am.. My incisions look good and my scars are really smooth. (with a small spot of exception) I was abolt to get into my pre op jeans again WOOT! I was never intending or thinking I would be a smaller size. I had very little to no fat and so the skin itself did nottake up a lot of room. It just looked so bad. I feel so much better. I am doing pretty good with getting things back to normal. My husband is a bit over protective but thats fine.. I DO tend to be one to over do it. At my last PS appointment the doc asked IF Ihe gave me some freedom would I over do it? I just looked at him and pointed to my husband and told him that I wasent the one to ask... I wold over do it and would NOT want to admit it or be put on restriction. BUT wisdom is the best guide here. So he put me on 2 more weeks of light duty. SO what to do during light duty??? Clean or organize the drawers in my room. Going through the shirts pants ect that I WONT or cant wear any more. :) I do realize how many things I wore to hide behind.. because I didn't like me.. Now I dont expect this surgery to "change" my life.. I love my life I just hated hiding or feeling embarrassed when my husband saw me or touched me. I know I am no different than anyone else. SO in that I do feel better. I still have strech marks and thoes dont bother me AT ALL.. I never had problems with thoes..
So at the 24 day mark I an doing good.
It is still a bit hard to drive. I dont like having to back up out of a parking spot. I find it hard to turn to my side in bed. and standing for more than 45 min (in one place) makes my tummy feel tight. But that is more so in the evening.
I guess thats normal To feel more swollen as the day goes on. Feels good to be DOING something again.. now to be wise and NOT overdo it :)

Updated on 1 Feb 2012:
well doing better today 3 weeks and 4 days I think. I was ALLOWED to go grocery shopping ( with a helper) but I did it. I went to Costco!! Felt good to get out of the house. But it did let me know I was not at 100% yet.. You know what though I think I am finally ready to say."IT'S OK" It's ok if my floor has not been mopped in a little while..Maybe all my OCD with keeping things so clean was NOT as much of a need as I thought? MAYBE.... The weather has been warmer and I want to be outside but not yet I know.. I am still waiting for the Doc to release me the pre op photos.. and surgery photos... YES I ASKED him to take DURING surgery photos... It was actually very amazing to me.. and I was shocked to see the amount of skin that they removed.. my husband said aprox 16 "... but when we see the photos acain we will be able to tell better.... I showed my sister my BB today..She was so happy for me. Feels good.... She knows how long I hated the way I looked.. not me just the way I looked..
I still have a few sore spots. the binder rubbing on the hip bone accross the scar. the boobies are still pretty tender. but it really has been a much better week. I think week 4 must be the turn around week?? well at least MUCH better..

I had my appointment today and asked about the ONE...

I had my appointment today and asked about the ONE side feeling like it swells if I lean over or hurting a bit..and being flat on the bottom where the other one looks freat..He said because there is no "fresh" bruising everything looks and "feels" fine that he believes it is residual swelling and POSSIBLY blood from surgery but he feels that will all be absorbed in time AND (do I feel dumb)THEN He asked which side I layed on at night...ummmm yup the side that is still swelling. so THAT is the reason.. Wow I feel a little silly.. ALL the swelling is setteling on the ONE boobie and on the SPOT that is hurting. but hurting is ok, the nerves are coming back.

Now the stitch that was bugging me on my hip.. He DID numb me up, it was a disolvable one, and cut it upen enough to grab the stitch.. BUT it basicly disolved when he did so he pulled out the little pieces. lol so it would have healed soon on it's own.

He said I didn't need to come back in for 2 months.

Then reasured me that if there was any concern any issues , ANYTHING to call or make an appointment. I live less than a mile from his office.

I DID get the pictures on CD so I will look at them in the morning and post my pre op.

OH OH OH On Friday I am allowed to start using the treadmill and begin to do the housework.. :) YEAH!

He said start slow and things like the laundry, where we have the stacked washer and dryer, to be careful or have someone do that for a while, so I dont aggravate the boobie. No grocery shopping for any real amount of stuff alone either.. BUT YEA! I feel like I have turned the corner. AND I havent had real problems, I just think that because I HAD the help around and Doc knew it he felt might as well not give her the chance to over do it.. and I would have ..

he also said I was "good to go" for the hot tub! Again with caution.. but I'm SOOOOO excited!!.

EEK pre op

EEK pre op

Well I am at 5 weeks today. I wa allowed to start...

well I am at 5 weeks today. I wa allowed to start doing normal things today! House work and treadmill! My husband asked me to wait untill he got home to get on the treadmill. ( I tend to over do stuff) What a cutie! So we only did 10 min and 2 mph. (snail pace but ok) I normally go 5 miles at 4 mph every day, then my other work out stuff as I can fit in in. It is 55 degreese today and I am DYING to go outside to walk.
Each day the boobies feel better, I am worried that I am not massaging correctly, an I being to rough, and I doing it enough, long enough ech time?? my PS was a bit vague on details.. But I do think he is great. I vacuumed the laminate floor today and started a load of laundry, all simple things but when you havent been allowed it's really an eye opener to how much movement makes me swell. More swollen today but NOT painfully so.
oh an I have gained 4 lbs from surgery date. ugh, but not bad considering. nip in in the bud now! I will be good to go soon I just need to NOT munch. It will be easier now that I dont have to chill ALL day...
Still waiting for the boobie swelling to go down compleatly... with a lift and aug I assume it takes a little longer, and it is not even in the swelling and stuff... so how long did it take for YOU for it to REALLY subside?

5 weeks 3 days post op Yesterday was a nice doay...

5 weeks 3 days post op
Yesterday was a nice doay out so my husband and I went for a walk outside. It felt so good. We didn't walk real fast but went around our neighbourhood. Went to church, did some laundry..ect. By the end of the day I was a bit swollen but not bad. The hardest thing was trying to sleep. My boobies were sore and woke me up a few times at night. Maybe it's the nerves growing back... I am wearing a good bra but not my most comfortable, that one is in the wash.
When the boobies do swell and hurt (usually the end of the day) I get the nervous little "what if this is CC"... I dont believe it is but the worry is there non the less..The swelling goes away and they feel better.. I will say they dont feel as sensative as they did a week ago. so yes like all the girls say each week is a noticeable improvement.
Scars on the tummy are flat and smooth, but the ends of the lift scars are not yet and they are a bit tender still. Not BAD but tender. any suggestions?

My tummy looks and feels great! the boobs...Well...

My tummy looks and feels great! the boobs...Well right feels fine a bit firm but not a big deal (I dont think) the left..SWELL and HURT.. everyone says swell hell for the tummy well mine is in my left boob!
Ice compression ibuprophin and my water... any other ideas. I did ask the docs on here. and messaged my doc this AM.. we will see.. OH SO ready to not have the swelling! actually if it didnt hurt the swelling would be ok with me :)

Photos were temporary.

photos were temporary.

Well I am at 8 weeks today. not 100% perfect but I...

well I am at 8 weeks today. not 100% perfect but I feel GREAT. I went to see my PS and he agreed that the right implant was not dropping like the left. All the swelling has gone down and the right is still high and firm. SO
Band over right side. (I look like a pirate) and I need to get VERY AGGRESSIVE with that side.. The breast does not hurt but I need to get on it to prevent CC . SO anyone else ever have one side high and tight at 2 months out and the other side soft and moveable??
Looking for tips or anyone who has been there done this.. it's just ONE side thats and issue.. My PS said to have hubby help and he is, It is easier for him to put a greater amount of pressure then me. IN and DOWN thats the instructions. So basicly from armpit toward opposite hip.. AND PULL AND HOLD!

Well this is week 9 post op. Things are not...

Well this is week 9 post op. Things are not perfect but still pleased. Doc will look at revision at week 12 when I go in. Just small issues that can be done with out going back to surgery center so no charge.
The right breast still has not dropped, (may be slight contracture :( but we are hopeful it will be ok) I will say that it not a BIG deal but it does bug me. My PS has been very helpful in answering qquestions and my husband has been helping me with the massages. I have been wearing the band as directed.
I will say my scars look great and in a few spots are almost invisable. I know 2 months out things are still changing so that is why doc is waiting untill 3 months... has anyone else had one side not drop? what did you do?

Ok 2 1/2 months now and in a bikini....

ok 2 1/2 months now and in a bikini. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
I dont know if this is the right one for me but I do love that no scars show:)

Well time sure goes by fast once you begin to heal...

Well time sure goes by fast once you begin to heal. I have been fishing with my husband and just spending time ENJOYING the new belly and boobs!!
I am in almost no pain. (was having an issue with the left breast) and I do swell if I dont wear some sort of compression on the tummy... just a pair of walmart sweet nothings. (or something like that) is all I need. I go back in in two weeks and Doc will look at the minor revisions at that point.. All said and done I am happy with my results and I think the 3 month mark is where all the pain and worry seems to become ( or is becoming) a distant memory.. oh and the Bikini...needed to be returned as the cups were to narrow. cute but not a excellent fit. so on the hunt I go again!!

Well at 3 months on friday! And I think everything...

well at 3 months on friday! And I think everything is softening up now. I am comfortable and confident with my new body..actually I look SO MUCH like I use to my sister helped me pick out my new swimsuite and didnt even question the "girls" haha I will add pictures of my blue polka dote bikini soon.. anyway Things lookg good and feel good

Well I am at 12 weeks and HAPPY EASTER everyone....

well I am at 12 weeks and HAPPY EASTER everyone. today was a great day with family around. BUT I think I ate to much. my stomach hurts. not like normal ..I mean I think I realy did over do it. I had 2 diet sodas and this is the first I have had in at least 6 months.. at least!!! So no more soda for me. I did eat a bit more than normal but man! The pain I felt from the cough seems to be back. I am wondering if it is from to much food. has ANYONE ever had that issue? I HAVE gained 5 lbs from surgery date.. I hope that is not going to be to hard to get off. I am going to put my foot down. TODAY is the LAST DAY of this.. winter has been long enough and it is time to get back in shape. I am wearing the store bought snug undergarments for support but am still swollen... I go see my ps a week from this coming wednesday..

OK so revisions done. i will post tomorrow am pics...

OK so revisions done. i will post tomorrow am pics.
I had BB redundant skin done. and some skin on breast... and lift on areola just to get them as close to perfect as can be...

Well I am at about 4 1/2 months out now. I had my...

Well I am at about 4 1/2 months out now. I had my revision stiches out last Friday. So I am updating photos. 99% of the time I dont think about the scars or slight pain .. But there are a few times i am reminded.. Just a zing of pain here and there. no big problem. I am ready to get back to summer activities, So as far as scar protection goes all my PS said was a goof sunscreen ......So is that all any one did here? I am concerned aboutthe BB scar for sure. and I am one that IF my scars are in the sum they do get dark.... so any tips would be great!

Well I did get permission to go get measured. My...

Well I did get permission to go get measured. My PS and nurse said VS was fine. That or nordstroms. SO VS it was!! They were so nice. I was SO nervous. I just told the gal "I just got my MM and Doc said come up. " I also told he I needed great side support and underwire. SO many choices. but she helped narow it down. check the fit of each bra for me.. asked my opinion on little thing... So long story short I bought 3 bras with matching fun panties... and I measured at a 34DD... (.Y.)

HELP! I am wanting to wear a bra at nicht but am...

HELP! I am wanting to wear a bra at nicht but am having NO luck in the comfort department so has ANYONE used the ahh bra or genie bra for a sleeping bra? if you have PLEASE let me know

Ok ladies it has been 5 months from surgery date....

ok ladies it has been 5 months from surgery date. and about 1 from revision. things look and feel good. some parts of the scar are almost gone so thats a plus.

Ok question what do you guys think. PLEASE be...

ok question what do you guys think. PLEASE be honest. I feel like my one breast is a bit square still. He did some revisions but NOT on this breast. he is SUPER nice but for my sake "AM I being a perfectionist?" hMy PS by no means has implied that..but I know me and I know I can be that way. so KINDLY and POLITELY please give me you opinion.. thanks my left so its the right side in the photos I believe :) The side that we had the areola revision.. the inner portion just seems a bit square to me. hubby said it looks fine to him.

Ok so because I do have lax skin the revision will...

ok so because I do have lax skin the revision will be made to round up the inner part of the breast. (we did one side already now they are settled in place so at 6 months we will . Well in August we will.. so now someone mentioned how "noticeable" my scars are and the scar is not where it should be... well it is where it is BUT cam I do ANYTHING to help fade them? REALLY do ANY of the over the counter creams help. I am at 6 M out so it needs to work on that age of a scar... ugh not having a good day on that:( no offence was ment but now im just a bit self concious about it.... urrrrgggg. I am my own worst critic.

Ok so I DID get the last little breast in office...

Ok so I DID get the last little breast in office revision done. the stitches are in at this point and will come out the end of August. I think this is the last I will have done. Perfect , no ... but SO MUCH BETTER than what I started with.. I mean REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
I havent been on her simply because I am LIVING my life with my hubby and loving the refurbished me :) 100% would do it again. I only have one little issue but it is not any issue really. my scar coes over my hip bone and it itches.. lol at least my tummy doesnt hang out now :). so scars itching is truly my only problem. other than that.. Im good!

Well I am coming up on my 1 year mark in 30 days!...

well I am coming up on my 1 year mark in 30 days! so at 11 months now. I have had a few revisions but as my Dr said with such streched skin it is not abnormal to have to do a little. I will update tummy and "twin" photos soon. I have had NO issues other than the scar itching.... but that to is no longer an issue. Thank you to all who have been such a great support!!

OK LADIES! I am going to post pics because I wont...

OK LADIES! I am going to post pics because I wont do it if I put it off. now it has been almost a year. When I got the implants I told doc get rid of inframery fold as much as possible (in other words LIFT as much as possible) he did. I also said I want to be proportionate again 38 28 38...I didnt want obvious FAKE but I told him I liked the slightly rounded look on top.... I GOT IT! I had NO lipo or anything just 15" of loose skin removed from tummy belly button anchored it all in place, what a nice DRAPE look. ugh. no issues fith tummy. I AM one who scars dark first then things lighten up.. but it takes time.. the joy of naturally dark skin I guess :) but now reality. and advice..I LOVED to walk run exercise HOW do I keep these boobs in place? ANSWER for me Victoria Secret is now making sports bras for BIG breasted gals and I LOVE MINE! I am dong the Insanity workout and all that jumping ect doesnt bug or budge me a bit! tummy ? well I had very strong abs and all I had was remove skin and repair muscle. YES THAT took the MOST recovery for me. but love love love it. anyway do as your told dont think OH I can do anything and ill be fine in a few days... no I actually did really really well my doc said and I wanted to do more. He looked at me funny and said... "UMM you DO realize your JUST had MAJOR surgery. right?" so be have ladies lol. I still have a bit of numbness on my tummy. will it ever come back? who knows but who cares :) my boobies are healing nice from the scars and the pictures IN MY OPINION dont look as good as they do to me in the mirror.. so if I like thats all I care.. and now for the Debbie Downers. and there will be DO NOT... I REPEAT DO NOT give them a moment of your time... YES YOUR TIME. they do not have premission to make you feel bad or self concious or anything! do you gals hear me!? I had a few and I will tell you brush them off with a what ever! You didnt ask them for money or for anything so they have no right to complain or nit pick!
ok now the other thing.. I vwill say that although I look TOTALLY different naked I dont dressed. no one other than thoes WE TOLD know I had anything done... that was my choice. so its all good. AND if they ever did question it.. I would just look at them and say "Really? and then ask them to work out as hard or as much as I do and see how good they can look too... " no one will I assure you haha

Sorry all I have been gone! but my 1 year mark has...

Sorry all I have been gone! but my 1 year mark has come and gone and Im great. I just asked the doc for before and after photos so I will get things on and updated in just a week I hope..
Enjoying life and feeling good about the decision to get it done. 100% would do it again!!!
Lewiston Plastic Surgeon

ABSOLUTLY would recommend Dr. Ozeran As far as answering questions and NOT rushing you out the door. He truly is the best at that. Never rushed us and answered EVERY QUESTION possible(and there was a lot) The nurses in his office and in his surgery center were fantastic and caring. Excellent bedside manner.. My husband and I both felt very comfortable with our choice.

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