36 Yr, 5'5 , 155lbs athletic Mom, Sceduled for Lift/augmentation gummy bears unders, exstended TT & lipo w/t Ortega !
Hello Dolls! I'm scheduled to have surgery with dr...
Dream body = sheding 10-15 pd! I can do it!
Pre surgery! Yuck!
The struggle is real
Can't wait to be a doll.
So many Boobs How does ones choose?
Weight loss tips?
2016 MMO Surgery by Ortega,36, 3 Kids, Traveling to Miami, Any Advice?
Hello everyone, I've decided to get a mommy makeover after I have to three children, I have worked out and cut calories and obviously can't change my belly on my breast. I've always pushed myself really hard in the gym just tried to change my body. And it's just so frustrating when you don't see the results that you want. I've had liposuction already and my flanks waste and abdominal region. My plastic surgeon was only able to remove hundreds ECs. So after that Surgery I was really kind of upset because I was charged $4,500 and the results were not like I have been promised. I think I should have done more research and realize that what I needed was a tummy tuck not light bulb. So now the second time around I've done a lot of research and realize that what I want my body to look like I want it to is a full tummy tuck and breast lift and breast augmentation. So anyways I was looking for reviews of dr. Ortega's work recently for mommy makeovers and haven't really seen much so well that's kind of annoying, I've seen some password that looks good and so and some current work but just not as much as I'd like to see. I will definitely blogging my journey so other people can see his work. This is kind of exciting and scary at the same time. Haven't really told very people about if Surgery simply because I don't want to have to explain and defend my rationale for choosing to have surgery. And then sometimes people just look at you and think all that such a waste of money,. Does anyone have any tips or advice for having surgery at Spectrum? Has anyone used Dr Ortega before?
Getting closer to my goal of 145!
Lost 3 more pounds!
Who to tell about MMO/ before swim suit pic 155lbs
Taking no chances with iron and vitamin C!
How does the lab contact you?
I'm checking my blood work.
HGB levle aka iron levels
Yes now I just need to maintain it! That put my mind at ease!
Dear spectrum blood lab I want to shake you
Got my blood work request!
Red meat galor !
Did my blood work !
The lab work is good!
18 Days to go!
MMT: healing vitamins
Poop juice= no constipation after surgery!
Recipe: cup of prune juice mixed with
a whopping table spoon of powdered stool softener ( I got clearlax from Walmart) . Now use this juice to swallow a pill stool softener. Take 2-3 times a day, while on pain medications.
Scar treatment from Walgreens!
Surgery is 11 days away!
What vitimans are safe?
What did you take after? I have surgery next Thursday! Omg! It snuck up on me! Below is a picture of vitamins I thought would be good to take prior to surgery tell me if I'm wrong please
One week until surgery!
Let's talk boobs! Pros and cons?
So I was thinking about getting 450 - 500 CCS gummy bears high profile. Has anyone got these?
Then again I was thinking that since I already have breast tissue 450-500, might be too big.
I see a lot of people complain about the size of their breasts either they are unhappy because they're too small or the shape. I think I rather err on the big side than the small size.
What's the difference between silicon and gummy bears? I thought gummy bears were just another name for silicon. No?
Because I need to come up with a plan and type it up, & bring it with me or something. I plan to bring my wish pictures with me. Also plan to school my husband and bring him with me so he can advocate for me in case I get too nervous or forget. Advise dear sisters?
Hey girls! Hey!
Three days until Surgery!
3 days until surgery!
Questions to ask Dr . O at consult
Here's a list of questions to ask at your consultation(s). Please add others you can think of in the comments section:
1. Are you board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? What societies do you belong to?
2. Do you have plastic surgery privileges at a well-respected local hospital?
3. May I see before and after photos?
4. May I talk to your previous patients about the surgery?
5. Where will my procedure be performed?
6. Are the facilities you use nationally accredited?
7. Do you use board certified MD anaesthesiologists?
8. Are you easy to get a hold of after surgery if I have questions or concerns?
9. Will I see you during every visit?
10. Where do you get most of your patients from?
11. How many mommy makeovers do you do?
12. What can I expect during recovery-every detail from swelling and bruising, to when will I have a complete recovery?
13. Who sees me after surgery to change dressings etc.?
14. Have you had a malpractice judgments against you?
15. Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
16. Are there less invasive or even non-surgical techniques that could fulfill (or perhaps partially, but adequately, fulfill) my needs?
17. What procedures are in place to deal with an emergency?
18. What supplies/compression garments will I need post-op? Which of these do you provide?
19. Am I at the optimal weight to get the best results from a mommy makeover, or would losing more weight improve my results?
20. What about scar placement? How low will you make the tummy tuck incision?
21. Do you use pain pumps? Why or why not?
22. Do you plan to do muscle repair on me?
23. What sort of implants do you recommend and why?
24. What size implants would be best for my body and where do you place the implant incisions?
25. Do you recommend a breast lift as well?
26. What will my belly button look like after surgery?
27. Can you get rid of my stretch marks/piercings/tattoos?
28. Are there any supplements you recommend before or after surgery to help me heal?
29. What about anti-nausea meds and antibiotics?
30. How long until I can get back to my normal routine?
Thank you to all of the lovely ladies have given me such great advice!
I'm in Miami!
I'm ready! Chat, and prayerprayerprayerprayer????
We are staying in Fort Lauderdale which is an hour outside of Miami. Because when we booked, everything in Miami was way too expensive or full. We're staying in this nice house what is this house lady named Mama Del. The house is very clean and quiet. I'm going to do my gratefulness meditation and prayer before I go to bed . Prayer please!
PS the weather is truly perfect . It's 70 degrees. I'm also going to be taking magnesium citrate saline laxative oral solution( drinking it now, lemon flavor, not bad). I'm going to drink two bottles the night before surgery. Because it will ensure no constipation after surgery. Wish me blessings! God please watch over me tomorrow as I go through surgery. Please watch over all the ladies who are going through this procedure please bless their bodies with healing. And bless their minds with peace. And please spread the blood of Jesus over their families, and caregivers. Please bless the hands of dr. Ortega as he performs surgery find me tomorrow. Guide the hands of dr. Ortega as he can reconstruct my body tomorrow morning. Please give him a sound mind and steady hands. Who is Brother Blood of Jesus over my husband as he fulfill prescriptions pictures of stratified addresses of me and bless me with a positive attitude and healing mindset as I go into this surgery I just thank you for blessing me with a successful surgery and a successful healing process! I thank you for healing all of ladies out there! I declare victory in the name of Jesus!
Post opt appointment
Out and about on day 3!
I want to start walking
Grateful for a a healthy body! Day 5 post opt
7 Day post
Home at last!
8 Days post
MMO emotional puddle poem
MMO is not for the weak of heart. No its not for the vain, or shallow, or lazy, crazy .
It's for the warrior woman. The woman who runs, spins, zumbas, and lifts weights, cut cals, rain or shine day after day after day.
It's for the woman who can get cut up, sewn, up and put back together again. Its for the woman who loves her self so much she is willing to invest in herself. Her self.
A dream she has for her own womanly self. She invests in her own restoration.
Like a fool she share her new found dream of body restoration with those around her.
She endures,ridicule from friends and family. How can you afford that? Suddenly everyone wants to tell her how to spend your money. Oh that's such a waste of money some may say, as they"the stay at home" hire a nanny to help them take care of the extra child they are too unprepared to take care of.
Because they can't see her dream. But she does. She alone.
MMO is not for the weak of heart. No its not for the vain, or shallow, lazy, or crazy .
After, the physical pain starts to fade from the broken bruised body,
the mental, pain starts.
I did not cry after MMO surgery. No tears for me. I stood u, nearly all the way on the second day.
I woke up to blinding pain. There were voices speaking spanish, buzzing bright light and cold. I couldn't speak at first. I wanted to go back to sleep. Sleep was warm and safe. The nurses yanked on my sun dress. It was so cold. It hurt to cry. I could not cry. I I waited cold, and alone, as my husband made his way threw Miami traffic.
So no the MMO is not for the faint of Heart.
You may not cough, laugh sneeze. You may not vomit, no matter how much your body tells you too. The fisr cough will feel like fire and knifes ripping your insides apart. You will keep cough drops under your pillow. So you follw all doctor orders. You are strong, healthy and fit. You will your body to heal. It does. Your body is feeling better by the hour and days.
After day 1 you feel, like this was't so bad. I can handle it. After all I never panicked. I stayed calm grounded. My mind was strong.
But after the battle to heal , before leaving Miami in the said 7 days,has been won. After the plane ride, the walking trough the airport, the bathroom trips making sure the drains are clean and secure. After, the car drive with a nose father in law who does not know of your surgery. After reaching home, hugging your children. You have won. You are back in your reality with the restored body.
Then out of no where a sadness, a loneliness, a otherness appears. Whats happening, why are negative thoughts coming into my head? I have 3 boys, 11,5 and 3, who give running tackle hugs. Oche! Mommy is hurt. No mommy is not sick. Please touch mommy softly. Round eyes look back at me, not understand why little boy roughness is suddenly a no no.
Who can you tell? But they won't understand. How do I find words to explain it. I don't want to sound ungrateful. I am to hope. So no. I can't tell them. So I cry alone in me bedroom. My feeling are so bruised. I hurt, but not on my body. No one told me about this. Everyone says "see you on the flat side! Happy healing" No one tells you there will be days when you cry for no reason and you huort. So you tell no one.
Because you never know what they will think. Some are jealous because you did what they could not do. They think you have low self esteem because you wanted to repair your body, after years of, living and birthing. So, after the MMO you do the work, the hard work, of piecing back together again your scattered emotions. You will bloat. You may question your choices. You will cry.
So the MMO is not for they faint of heart. But you knew that. You are strong.
You will run again. You will laugh until your belly hurts again. You will dance again.
You will wear whatever you please, with head held high.
You will relish the look on others faces as they try and guess if you had surgery or not.
The road will be long and sometimes you can't see where its leading, but you will get there. I will become we, me will become us, as we share this journey together.
We will not regret one single step on this journey of restoration.
Day 11 feels like longer
13 with my drains/ swim suits
My drain came out by its self!
I went to sit down and use the bathroom and my drain litterly fell into my lap. I felt nothing. I had no idea it was coming out. So I was kinda shocked. I was planning on keeping them in for one more week, to be on the safe side. I had them in for 14 whole days, like the doctor said. The drain sights are healing good. Does anyone know how to shower with newly opened drain sites?
Also how do deal with fluid build up? I feel a little swelling fluid.
Took the tape off the girls / what's a good compression garment?
Healing and dealing
I'm healing, pretty well. I have no opened wounds, except for the drain holes. They are half closed. I have been showering with dail antibacterial soap and the wounds are doing well. The swelling has been minimal. No one has really noticed, the change. I guess I'm a modest dresser. I'm a mom, I don't really dress to sexy. But that's OK. I like it like that. My little secret for the hubby. But I do want to start back at the gym. Just walking. Very light. I might get in the pool for a little water aerobics. I'm going going into week 3. So I'm going to keep it light at the gym.
Day 18 post opt. Working out again?
Last Friday I walked out side for an hour and some change. That didn't hurt, it was hard. Today was my first day back at the gym! Lol. I walked on the ol tredmill for an hour. I tried the elliptical, the one where you move arms and legs- that hurt the tummy- and chest , I got off after 5 min. So tommow morning I'll be doing aqua aerobics in the pool at my gym, with the seniors. Cant wait! Going to keep it light. Also I'm starting to get some feeling back in my lower stomach and part of my breasts, so that's awesome. Also Iwas intimate with my husband first time since after surgery! So he was happy. Just had make sure he didn't put any weight on my tummy or breast area. So life is somewhat normal. I'm still recovering but definitely over all the worst of it.
How are your post opt work outs?
Post update 18 compression routine.
Nipples are regaining feel!
Bloating, thems the break
Me so far
I did zumba:(.
Almost 3 weeks post opt!
1 month post opt- good work outs for MMO mommeis?
*Has anybody jogged or run with implants?
Swelling tips tricks?
Good compression garment?
What compression garment do you sleep in?
Feeling bloated? Look at before and afters!
Going into my 6th week : before after measurements!
Before after measurements!
Update: Going into my 6th week.
I live in MN. Prince died. I have been listening to a local African American radio station and hearing some of the first hand accounts of Prince's childhood and his love for music and his early training. It's pretty amazing what a small African American World it is here. It feels like people that I didn't even know knew Prince know Prince. An local civle rights activist/ music producer goes to my gym and he was on the radio today talking about how she Prince was when he was an early teen before fame, with a local band touring, he could play just about every instrument- but he refused to sing. Because he was extremely shy. So just imagine how hard he had to work to overcome that shyness to become the huge mega pop star that he was.
Did spinning spinning!
The evolution of me
Becarful what you whish for.
A little update
Breasts to hide or show off?
3 month anniversary!
Me at 3 months post opt-162lds
Homemade strap for high implant
Dr. Ortega is very good, he knows what he is doing, he makes you feel comfortable. I would recommend him for MMO if you are going for a sexy natural look.He is very smart and well seasoned with27+years of experience. I would go to him again if I wanted anything else done. He is easy to talk to.I had no issues with the staff.