“I wasn’t lucky enough to be one of the few women in this world blessed with unforgiving skin. My pregnancies definitely left obvious reminders of the tremendous stretching that a woman’s body endures while carrying their little miracle. I have been blessed with four children and after birthing each one, my body recovered slower and rebounded less. Please understand, my children are worth every pregnancy scar I carry, but that doesn’t take away the insecurities I have about my body. With each pregnancy my breasts also changed. They became larger and droopier. I was very insecure about the silhouette my mirror reflected. They say beauty is on the inside and I do agree to an extent, however when you are not happy with yourself it can affect every aspect of your being; emotionally, mentally, intimately and of course physically. A healthy diet and exercise should have a great presence in everyone’s daily life, but even with all the positives we gain from that, the physical image insecurities I have will never be affected for the better.
Having worked with Dr. Salzman for many years, I have seen the amazing before and after results of the Mommy Makeover. I knew once I was done having children I would undergo this procedure with the hopes of achieving beautiful results like all the other women I have witnessed over the years. Once I decided that my child birthing years were over, I planned my Mommy Makeover! I scheduled it for more than 7 months away so that I could plan everything around it for a smoother experience.
November 17, 2011 was my special day, the day for my Mommy Makeover!
WOW, yes, it hurt; I’m not going to lie. However, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The first two days, I slept a lot. By the third day I was staying awake more and feeling better. The fourth day was my first day home alone. Vacuuming and laundry were still out of the question but I was plenty capable of fixing myself simple foods and drinks as well as take care of my drain and medication schedule. My breasts didn’t hurt at all, but the Tummy Tuck was extremely tight and kept me moving slow. I tried to move around as much as I could, knowing that would help work my soreness out quicker. By the time one week went by, I was getting bored and looking forward to returning to work. I was off work a total of 10 days which for me and my sedentary job was enough.
With every passing week my swelling lessened and my results were becoming more obvious. This is by far the BEST thing I have ever done for myself! I knew I would feel better about my physical image, but I had no idea to what extent. A good friend of mine and I scheduled to go a cruise only three months after my Mommy Makeover and I went shopping for BIKINI’S. I hadn’t been brave enough to wear one of those for over 15 years. Having this done has made a HUGE difference for me in many ways and I encourage every mom to at least look into having a Mommy Makeover, you won’t regret it!”