Plastic Surgery, here I come!

on Aug 28, 2009 @ 11:06 am

Hi all,
Well, my time has almost arrived and I am just thrilled!! On Sept 16, I will be heading to Toronto for my breast lift, Tummy tuck, and a bit of lipo. I had a very large baby and my skin has been completely stretched in the abdominal area, and due to breast feeding my poor boobies have become a bit....deflated. And I guess we may as well suck a little of that extra fat out while we're at it lol...

Anyone have any experience with plastic surgery? Thoughts?

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never had it on Aug 30, 2009 @ 07:54 am

Nope, I've never had a procedure like you mention, so no experience to draw from. But good luck w/ your procedures. I hope you get out of it what you're looking for.

me too on Sep 01, 2009 @ 01:08 pm

Im looking to get a breast augmentation also this november. tell me how it goes!

What to prepare for on Sep 01, 2009 @ 01:37 pm

Good luck with the procedure. Surgery is never fun, no matter what it's for. I have had a couple of corrective things done (part medical part cosmetic) so I can tell you a bit what to expect. From my expereince I'd only recommend getting something done if you absolutely have to because there is a lot of pain involved and things can go wrong.

Make sure you have a good recovery plan in place. Rent lots of movies, have lots of good books on hand and plan on lying around for a few weeks solid. I've never had body surgery so I imagine that will be harder than what I had done.

For me the toughest parts were waking up from surgery because my throat hurt so bad from the breathing tube. I needed water right away but they can't give you any. What they can give you is wet swabs to run over your lips and tongue, which I found helped quite a bit.

Expect to feel extremely tired and sore for a few weeks. Don't plan anything and don't plan to be in public at all. Be very low key and really take the time you need to recover. Rushing to get back on your feet will only wear you out and make you swell.

If you know how you react to different anesthetics or medications make sure you tell them prior to the surgery. When I had my first procedure the anesthetic they used was so awful I felt like it almost killed me. The second time (I had to go back because of complications from the first surgery), they used a different anesthetic that was so much easier to recover from because I told them about the first experience.

If you have already committed to doing something, then that is my advice. If you are toying with doing something but not committed, consider not doing it. I'm not sure I'd do it again knowing what I know now that it hurt so bad and that my body can't handle non-dissolving stiches (it spits them back out and they force their way out). Sorry to be gross.

Thanks! on Sep 13, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

Surgery is booked, I'm a few days away (wednesday) and I really can't wait. I know to expect a lot of discomfort, but I'm seeing one of the best doctors in Toronto and I have complete faith in him. He also works with a naturopath and I've been taking supplements this entire time leading up to the surgery, which supposedly really helps with the healing process. I've had a few medical surgeries in the past and was always quick to recover, so I'm hoping the same applies here.
So I really can't wait...this is a day I've been wishing for since I first had my son and realized my tummy was a wreck. It really plays on my self esteem, so I am SO sure this is what I want. As far as I'm concerned, the pain will be worth it. :)

how did it go? on Sep 30, 2009 @ 10:34 am

hey Anonym ... how did surgery go? Let us know :)

i used to always say that i will fight aging tooth and nail, even if it means gettig plastic surgery on my face so i don't get wrinkles... I'm turning 26 in a month so i just might have to put my money where my mouth is soon :-/ scary thought

26 is nothing on Oct 02, 2009 @ 04:19 pm

Everyone does what makes sense for them but I wouldn't use plastic surgery for anti aging so young. It should be a last resort for when you're getting older if it really bothers you.

We all want to look our best but happiness is the only thing that is universally beautiful and that won't come from a surgeon.

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