So I’ve been wanting to get a little nip tuck since my second baby was born. I knew after my belly stretched to a freakishly large size for the second time(see photo) that there was no way things would be going back to where they were. This was especially true to me after my ob/gyn explained my muscles being severely separated. During the exam I was lying on the table and she stretched my stomach skin up like lifting a cloth napkin from the center off of a tabletop. It was creepy. And that exam happened between my second to last and last pregnancies. So you can imagine how much worse my tummy is now with flabby freakishness.
Ergo, going to the plastic surgeon for a consult. Have you ever thought of having a little (or a lot of) work being done? I have. For years! I’ve been stalking the website realself.com(ironic name considering it’s all about plastic surgery); it has reviews of procedures, costs, doctors reviews, answers about specific questions from doctors, and more. I felt like I didn’t have a ton of questions because of researching RealSelf.
Here are the questions I did have –
- When are the follow ups?
- Do you use drains? (From what I’ve read I think this is very important for the healing process.)
- Are dog ears included? (Extra skin that can happen at either end of the incision.)
- How soon can I walk and exercise?
- Will this help alleviate back problems?
- Etc etc etc
I took tons of notes and my best friend came along with me and helped me remember important questions like When can I drive again? I’m sooo glad she was there. The doctor and staff were great to talk with and I feel confident in this doctor since my GYN referred me to her and I had a neighbor that had the same procedure done (muscles split etc) and she is doing great from it! Wish me luck! In the comments below feel free to ask me questions along this journey or let me know if you’ve got any advice for me.