37 Y.o. Mother of 2 Getting Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift

I'm having tummy tuck and breast lift done. I've...

I'm having tummy tuck and breast lift done. I've seen places that offer it for less money, but I felt the most comfortable with Dr. Pyle and his staff after consultation. I will post before pics tomorrow. I'm getting pretty nervous. I finally told my 12 year old daughter so that she would be aware and not shocked at the difference. She was unusually unphased. She just wanted to know if i was going to come out looking like Nikki Minaj. I told her I wished i could. Lol. But I'm not getting a Brazilian butt lift. I think my butt is okay. I also have a 20 month old who will be going to my in laws house for a week. He's a handful and I won't be able to recover properly with him around. I'm having muscle repair done and no drainage holes, which was very important to me. The drainage holes just kinda freaked me out. I am African American and it was very difficult for me to find a doctor that had pics of black women before and after, however I did find a few. Not that it really makes a difference, I just wanted to see how the scars heal differently. So I'm 2 days pre-op and I've gotten my prescriptions filled. I do not have my surgery day outfit yet, but I will be picking up a zip up sweater or Hoodie and loose pants. I got my hair braided since I will be spending a lot of time in bed and I don't want my hair to break off or shed in the back. I was advised by the doctor to start taking a stool softener today so that I am not as constipated by the pain meds. So I took some dulcolax today and will take more up until the day or 2 after surgery. I do not want my breast to look bigger, just fuller and perkier. My husband is more nervous than I am. He's still not convinced that I need the surgery but I explained that I have to do it for myself, and to feel better about myself. His discomfort with change is part of the reason I'm not getting implants, and just a lift. I don't want to completely freak him out with too much of a difference. I'm financing the surgery and plan on paying it off well in advance. If you're on the fence about getting it done, I say pray about it, go for a consult, and go with what works for you and your family.
If anyone else has any tips or suggestions please share. I'll post pics tomorrow or Sunday.
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