Location: Columbus, OH
Member since 11/1/2013


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Reviews & Stories

52 Yr TT/BL /BA/ Lipo It's Now or Never!!!! Let's Do This Dr Ortega !!! - Miami, FL

I'm taking the next step in my " poor body image " journey. I have been obsessed with this site ever since I learned of it! What a great way to see others journeys for hope and encouragement! THANK YOU ! THANK YOU! So here I go! I have lived half my life over weight. Basically since my first pregnancy 26 years ago!!! I have 3 beautiful girls and have seen how powerful our own self image... READ MORE

Questions from Gottabelieve

What blood work would be recommended 6-8 months before surgery?

I am preparing for TT -BA-BL in early 2015. Going for routine thyroid labs next week. Would it be a good time to get other labs done to see if vitamins / iron/ or other... READ MORE

What is normal procedure for aftercare of surgery out of state/country?

I am looking at traveling to DR or even to another state for my procedures. I am concerned about follow ups and aftercare once I get home . How is that managed ? Will my... READ MORE

After TT and Lipo, will I be able to tone and strengthen abs after procedure and actually see definition?

I am having TT with LIPO , breast lift with implants later this year! I have lost 56 lbs and still need to lose another 20 or so to get to goal . After TT and Lipo will I be... READ MORE

52 yr old in good health. Should I have both procedures at the same time?

I am scheduled to have MOMMY MAKEOVER in just 3 short weeks. Is it best to do breast lift and augmentation along with TT at the same time? Maybe I'm just getting a little... READ MORE

How long is too long to keep drains in after mommy makeover?

I still have my two drains I'm two weeks post op. Left (top) drain I believe is ready to be removed. It's draining 20cc or less in 24 hours . My right drain (lower) drain is... READ MORE

When is it safe to begin chest and abdominal workouts after mommy makeover?

I'm 6 weeks post op. Was instructed to not do "heavy" lifting/ workouts until 3 months post op. Feeling good and want to begin slowing. What do you suggest for starters? Thank... READ MORE

Recent comments from Gottabelieve

How long is your recovery? READ COMMENT

Wishing you the best!!! You can do it!!! READ COMMENT

Thank you ladies!!! Need to hear that!!!! READ COMMENT

Thank you for your support! I keep reminding myself this was major surgery! Not a quick pickup at a drive through !!!! Lol I'm glad to hear from someone who's been there!!! Thanks again! READ COMMENT

You look great !!! I'm finding myself still pretty sore at times. Want to workout but my body is telling me "not yet " !!!! READ COMMENT