40, 4 Kids & Finally Getting a MM for a better ME :D - Miami, FL
I had my first daughter when I was only 17 years...
Sleepless nights & wish pics
Supportive Hubby acting....strange
Pre-op today only 10 days till new me!
Rice test pics
2 more days!!!!!
Today is my day!!!!
Frankenstein here i come
Home & resting
24 hours later
Day 2 feeling much better
Post op day 3
Quick update with pics!!
Appt Was super quick...
how are you?
You look great!
As she Ripped all taped off...um OUCH (gave me a nice raw chest/back wax) lol
Took out pain pump (painless)
Doctor H comes in looks at insisions, everything looks great.
When will the drain come out?
Once it doesn't pass -25cc in 24hours could take up to 2 weeks :(
The nurse will give you your some instructions & I will see you in a couple of weeks.
Here's your bra to wear for 6 weeks
Here's your binder to wear for (not sure) you can wash with bleach & dry it.
You can shower & just call us when the drains readings are ready.
Have a nice day lol
I know they're busy but they really run like clockwork. Which is FINE by me the less I have to spend in a docs office better.
Here's my pics :D feeling very excited & happy!! I never thought this day would come!! BUT I FINALLY DID IT!!!!!
1 week post op
10 day update :D
I am starting to feel new pains/discomfort mainly on my tummy such as little shocks, tugging/pulling, tightness & burning sensations especially around my inner hips. I'm thinking it must be my nerves waking up....? I hate walking with a slight hunch still & try to straighten out as much as I can & my back is thanking me for that, although Dr. H recommend walking with a hunch for 10 days I guess to promote healing & not put too much tension on the insision. Tried to get as much rest as possible especially this weekend & today since I go back to work on Tuesday-which I'm ready to, except I wish this drain was out! It's been under 25cc for 24hrs for the past 2 days now, so I will call them this morning & see if they think it's ready to come out. I've driven a few times since day 7, that's been fine & normal. Most of the day I feel fine but once evening hits I'm pretty tired, tight & walking with more of a hunch, that's about all I have to update. So here's my pic at 10 days! I also tried on some of my bikinis since I was bored & holy mama I must admit I look damn hot!! I'm obsessed with bikinis always have been Lol & I always thought I looked good in them before (even with my wrinkly tummy) so I sent the pics to my adult daughter who doesnt live near me & she couldn't believe how amazing I look! My kids always thought their mom was the hottest & since I had them so young most people think we are all
sisters...now they're like wow mom you look perfect! I have the best children :D
Drain is out! Woo hoo
18 days post before/after
Feeling more & more like my myself but making sure not to over do it. Still tight & slightly bent first thing in the mornings & at night, by midday I feel my best with most of my flexibility back & energy level at peak :D
Here are some before/after pics sorry about the lighting tried to make it as equal as possible but the befores I took in the late day & afters were first thing this morning.
2nd post op appt
4 weeks; time flies
Almost 6 weeks post op
7 weeks & feeling good
Just because I'm feeling like Wonder Woman;)
3 months Post-op!!!
I can wear the skimpiest bikini & it covers well!! I have stretch marks left over on my lower abs BUT I DONT CARE lol my tummy looks 150% better than pre-op so I couldn't ask for more :D I have a small snag/dog ear at the right end of my tummy tuck & will wait the 6 months to see my options I'm not that concerned with getting a revision & may not even want to do one. Hope everyone is doing amazing. Lots of love to everyone xoxo
One more pic - 4 months
More 6 months pics :)
10+ months post op :D
Just completed my mommy makeover which consisted a Breast lift, Breast aug, tummy tuck & lipo of the hips. Dr. H is very professional & gets to the point. He listens, has a very calm spirit & demeanor. His staff is the same, professional, polite, calm. The whole office is more like a day at the spa then visiting a doctors office. Everything is tasteful, plush & comfortable. I'm at a week of post op & my body is looking as I wished. Dr. H listened to Me as I showed him pictures of how I wanted to look & he has delivered. He works fast, careful & is really an artist at sculpting the body to your liking. I don't know when he was nicknamed the "Boob God" but it sure is fitting!! My tummy tuck is healing & looking amazing! I have a low, thin, straight incision, cute belly button, I might end up with small dog ears (quick office fix) but I will wait the 3-6 months to see fully healed results. Needless dare I say he is a tummy tuck God in my eyes ;) Thank you Dr. Hochstein & staff especially Amanda the coordinator-who answered my 1000s of emails almost instantly & Jennifer the OR nurse who held my hand distracted me & made me feel at ease. I would definitely recommend him as a wonderful plastic surgeon along with a great staff.