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Mom3LoveBugs
02-01-2012, 01:47 PM
I am fairly certain I will be getting a 'mommy makeover' after I have reached my goal and sustained the weight loss for awhile.

Anyone else had or planning on getting some work done?


TracyAWC
02-01-2012, 01:57 PM
Funny you asked that today...the one area I have ALWAYS been unhappy with is my upper arms. Even now that I am so close to goal my arms have yet to change all that much. I've been looking into coolsculpting which is noninvasive and less expensive than lipo. Been researching it all morning LOL.

grannyto2bear
02-01-2012, 02:17 PM
I am fairly certain I will be getting a 'mommy makeover' after I have reached my goal and sustained the weight loss for awhile.

Anyone else had or planning on getting some work done?
I would love to but not much for the surgery thing. A new option has came to a spa close to me I might consider, it is Cutera Titan laser called skin tight. A infrared laser light stimulates the collagen in your body to make more. It takes a few treatments depending on how much area you need done, costs lots less than surgery, no down time and says there have been good results. I want love to get my stomach area done.


adaem
02-01-2012, 02:21 PM
My hope is to lose (and keep off) 30lbs by my 40th birthday (1 1/2 years) and I plan on getting a breast lift. I have always been large (high C in my early 20's to now a DDD) and after 2 kids, breast feeding both for almost a year and being over weight for years I will need some help there;).

terrid61
02-01-2012, 02:32 PM
I had my stomach done a little more than a year ago. Pretty painful procedure....but the results were worth it. Next would be the "girls". Definately need a lift.....and probably some volume....:D

Mom3LoveBugs
02-01-2012, 02:37 PM
I had my stomach done a little more than a year ago. Pretty painful procedure....but the results were worth it. Next would be the "girls". Definately need a lift.....and probably some volume....:D


can you tell me more about your experience with the tummy tuck? that's what I would like to get done plus a lift and volume in my boobs too. (breastfeeding 3 children and losing weight hasn't helped anything!)

Paint Lady
02-01-2012, 02:56 PM
I had a breast augmentation 10 years ago, lift and saline implants, under the muscle. I was not happy with the way I looked after going from a B cup to a DDD cup while pregnant and breast feeding. Then back down to a small C. Deflated banana shaped was not my idea of a good breasts. The procedure was very painful, but you get to bring home some great drugs. I had to sleep in a recliner for a few nights. You realize that those muscles are used for EVERYTHING, and you will need help with all of those tasks. You will not be able to dress yourself, you will not be able to open the refrigerator door, you will not be able to go to the bathroom by yourself, brush your teeth, hair....I could go on and on. You will need someone to take care of your kids and someone to take care of you. I was told at the time that breast implants last around 10 years and then you have to get them re-done. Not ready for that at all! I cringe to think about having something done again. I still have some nerve damage, a surface numbness to the left breast between the breast and my armpit and sometimes a shooting, burning pain in the same area.

I've had a child and gained/lost weight since then. I could use a little help in more than one area. Just not too anxious to have anything else done.

MustangMolly
02-01-2012, 02:56 PM
Great thread Sara. I'm guessing there will be a tummy tuck in my future too. I wouldn't think my skin would "snap back" into place at my age and after losing 100 pounds. (My goal anyway)

Mom3LoveBugs
02-01-2012, 03:01 PM
Great thread Sara. I'm guessing there will be a tummy tuck in my future too. I wouldn't think my skin would "snap back" into place at my age and after losing 100 pounds. (My goal anyway)

100 lbs is my goal as well and I started off at 235 lbs.... very similar to you!

terrid61
02-01-2012, 04:25 PM
can you tell me more about your experience with the tummy tuck? that's what I would like to get done plus a lift and volume in my boobs too. (breastfeeding 3 children and losing weight hasn't helped anything!)

The tummy tuck was very painful and I was told it was going to be upfront. I was in the hospital 4 days and home for about 6 weeks. In the first few weeks you aren't able to do much for yourself and it pays to follow instructions - no lifting, etc. However, pretty much everything you try to do hurts. I came home with drains and had them a couple of weeks. They can be a little tender but hurt like heck when they come out. I was told healing would take time and I felt more like myself after a 3 months. I still had some puffiness but was back to routine and felt good. I had a very good surgeon who took the time to explain what he was going to do. I would take your time and find someone who has a really good reputation and will do this for you as well. It is expensive and can be risky - infection or other complications. On the positive side, I have a flat, younger looking stomach and my clothing fits so much better, so I think it was worth it. Hope this helps.

NavyMommy
02-01-2012, 04:47 PM
I am hoping to too, but not until we're done having kids (several years off, we want at least 2 more). Because of my family history I may end up with a double mastectomy and reconstruction and a tummy tuck. My stomach looks awful after my pregnancy, I literally heard a nurse gasp when she saw my pregnant belly because there were more stretch marks than I have ever seen. Stretch marks do not equal your skin snapping back!

SomedayBubblySomeday
02-01-2012, 07:55 PM
For those of you who have had the breast lift, was there a lot of scarring? I've always been curious about it. Was the incision similiar to a breast reduction?

DanafromAustin
02-01-2012, 08:11 PM
I'm sure I will need surgery, but don't think I'll do it. I've had two surgeries now in my stomach area (C-section and hysterectomy), and I'm done with that area. I'm just sticking to exercise and taking extra collagen. Don't think either will help enough to make a big difference, but figure it can't hurt.

Beanie Mommy
02-01-2012, 08:24 PM
I would love to get my stomach done after I reach my goal weight, but reading about six weeks recovery makes that totally out of the question. I had no idea it would be so bad. I thought it would be similar to my C-section... I was up and running in 2 weeks. As a single Mommy there was not much time to recover...

Is anyone using those skin tightening lotions, like Nivea Q10 or similar? Will that do any good? I figure if I use them throughout my loss phase and getting some extra collagen, that should help. Would be grateful for any advice.

ICanLoseItThisTime
02-01-2012, 08:44 PM
Ive never lost a lot in my chest area on any diet, yet I have never reached my goal weight either. (I will on this diet though :)) I have always been very heavy chested even at 15! I am currently a 40DDD and really am considering (once I have met my goal and maintained for at least a year) getting a reduction and lift. I am 25, and my breast look (hang) like that of a 70 year old! My doctor has suggested a reduction but I just don't know, I am terrified of the scars it will leave. But I also know that I don't want to be 130-135 lbs with (lets just say I do lose a couple sizes) 38D breasts that hang to my belly button!!!

Busymomx4
02-02-2012, 12:35 PM
I would love to have plastic surgery, tummy tuck for sure but would like to get my arms, thighs done too. And unlike most women, i never had big breast (small D at my biggest) and i'm now a small C/B cup...i'll be wearing my girls' training bras by the time i'm done so i would love breast enlargements.

But financially, i doubt i'll be able to swing it. Here, medicare sometimes cover it but after contacting them, they told me that they rarely agree and you have to show pictures and have serious health issues caused by the extra skin. Stupid cause the approval is easier to get if you had a weight loss surgery.

Even if i could figure out the 25+k that it would cost...i would feel way too guilty to spend that kind of money on me when we have 4 kids to put through school. thank goodness for clothes, lol.

Mom3LoveBugs
02-02-2012, 12:39 PM
I would love to have plastic surgery, tummy tuck for sure but would like to get my arms, thighs done too. And unlike most women, i never had big breast (small D at my biggest) and i'm now a small C/B cup...i'll be wearing my girls' training bras by the time i'm done so i would love breast enlargements.

But financially, i doubt i'll be able to swing it. Here, medicare sometimes cover it but after contacting them, they told me that they rarely agree and you have to show pictures and have serious health issues caused by the extra skin. Stupid cause the approval is easier to get if you had a weight loss surgery.

Even if i could figure out the 25+k that it would cost...i would feel way too guilty to spend that kind of money on me when we have 4 kids to put through school. thank goodness for clothes, lol.


I agree. I would love to do it but realistically, not sure if it will ever happen because it is a lot of money! :o

Paint Lady
02-02-2012, 01:12 PM
10 years ago, my breast augmentation cost 5K roughly. My surgeon determined that I didn't need the incision that runs down and across for my lift. Instead he basically cut my aereolas off and repositioned them over my implants, which are under the muscle. Sounds tragic, and it was! I don't really have scarring that you can see unless you're really looking for it.