Excited About my Transformation! - Orange County, CA

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I had my first child, my daughter, at 17. I gained...

I had my first child, my daughter, at 17. I gained over 60 pounds and got a ton of stretch marks and plenty of loose skin. I just had my second child, a son who is 9 months old today. No further strech marks but deflated breasts due to breast feeding. I also happened to get a umbilical hernia carrying my son.

My daughter is 17 and my son is 9 months, we have decided no further children. So for a Christmas gift, I am getting a mommy makeover. Yeah!!! Yahoo!! I've waited almost 18 years for these stretch marks and saggy skin to go away. I am so grateful for this opportunity. I feel so blessed with my family and my support.

I am nervous and very excited about the whole surgery. I have to decide between two doctor by Monday. One has over 30 years experience and the other only 10 years, not sure who I will pick.

I hope I am not overwhelmed with pain and that I heal very well. I work full time and go to school full time, so I am hoping only to be down about 2 weeks.

But I can't wait for my new body. I can finally wear a bikini again... it almost makes me get teary eyed. I'm so happy!!!Updated on 15 Dec 2011:Tomorrow is my surgery.. I'm so nervous but excited and a bit tired. I have a demanding job, go to school fulltime and have a wonderful family so I'm pooped at the end of the day.
My surgery is tomorrow at 7:30am in Newport Beach, Ca. I am more concerned about not being able to pick up my son than anything else. I have a wonderful mom who will come and take care of my son while I'm restricted from lifting him. I went to Macy's and bought the tummy control garments the doctor suggested, spanx. My mom picked me up some robes and gowns that I will be wearing for the next two weeks. I took the time off work and have been taking my vitamins to prepare my body. Now it's almost here.
I'm so nervous I keep asking my husband, are you OK with this??? I'm starting to bug him I think.. :)
Gosh I hope I don't puke. My daughter is calmer than I am, she's talking me down. It's very cute.
I went with the older doctor, the practice was relaxed and very family like, not flashy. He has spent a lot of time with me and has been very comforting.Updated on 20 Dec 2011:Hi everyone. Today is recovery day four, yeah! I have a picture my husband took yesterday and the doctors office will send me some before pictures soon. I'll post the before pictures once I get them.
My tummy is smooth for the first time in 17 years. I almost cried I was so taken back. I am very happy. I'm a little swollen.
I'm still adjusting to having boobs. They are a little weird, they look good but Im not used the implants yet. I went with 350cc and they look great, very full, not fake looking. My husband likes the way they look, very natural. :)Updated on 22 Dec 2011:I have some pictures of before and after to post. The difference is incredible. This is incredible... The change is so amazing. I am so happy.

I'm now 2 weeks post op and feeling much better....

I'm now 2 weeks post op and feeling much better. My energy stamina is low, about 60% of my normal. After about 4 hours of doing things, walking, cooking, cleaning, playing with my 10 month old, I'm pooped! I go back to work on Tuesday, in 3 days. I also start school again in 3 days... I hope I can do this. I'm trying to ease my way back into things and not push myself, but it's hard for me to do.
My tummy looks really good. I'm still pretty swollen and my tummy is still numb in some places. It feels funny. But I'm healing very well. I have been taking Arnica Montana, a natural supplement along with Zinc and lots of vitamin C. These all help with the swelling and the healing process. My breasts look great!! Super excited about how natural they look. They look like a nice full C cup, not too big not too small. Perfect!
For those wanting to do this, expect bit of a tough recovery. This hasn't been easy, you will need someone to help you full time for about 2 weeks. I still can't pick up my son, he's over 22 pounds, a big boy. :)
Dr. Voloshin

My doctor is wonderful. You will get the straight story with no fluff from him. He's a true artist. He did liposuctuon at no charge. He told what was happening and what was going to happen. I liked that his demeanor is always positive and cheerful, the nurses and anesthesiologist have been working with dr. Voloshin for over 25 years. Hes done relief work in Armenia and been practicing for over 36 years. He's a little rough around the edges, but answered my texts quickly when I was worried. His staff is great to work with. All my questions and concerns were answered great.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 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 Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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