If you want to some what get into my head and find out my reasoning for choosing to undergo these surgeries - please click through this link A Mother's Secret. I wrote a guest post for Scary Mommy and her society.
I can not be any happier with my recovery and the results. I am pretty much back to 100% in all aspects of my life. I am just as strong as I was prior to surgery now, in fact stronger now because my abdominal muscles are all actually working together. Within in the last week or so, my ab muslces have relaxed and they do not stay contracted all day like they used to. I started doing ab work about 2 weeks ago. Just simple crunches on the ball and some weighted. It feels really great. The only thing that still lingers is swelling. It is not horrible but still happens and can be uncomfortable by the end of the day. The area the lipo was performed on (flanks:love handles) remains pretty tender (not painful) and will start swelling by around 3pm. Sometimes I wake up with swelling in those spots. This week especially.
I recently have taken up the sport of Roller Derby. Practice is a few nights a week and I am having a hard time adjusting to the late night workouts. My swelling is ridiculous after 2 hours of ass busting skating. Typically I can put my binder and pads on when I got to bed and I wake up with a nice flat belly and hips but this week the swelling has followed me day and night. I am sure it is my body somewhat freaking out about the derby practices. Keep in mind I am not experiencing any unusual pain due to the surgery and/or practice. Just uncomfortable and the normal amount of soreness you would expect when asking your body to do what I have asked it to do the last couple weeks.
I snapped a few pics this morning and would like to share them with you all.
|ok this was taken about 3 days before The Baby was born - January 17th,2010. Look at my belly, I was a BEAST!|
|12 weeks post op - See the swelling around my sides.|
|This is my right side. The scarring has healed so nicely. Its a but red but very flat. The point where the scar ends is still numb.|
|This is unbelievable to me. I am not sucking in at all. NOTHING hangs over. No muffin top.|
So there you have it. Everything healing well. I am very happy with the results and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. If you are considering having a Mommy Makeover or any type of Plastic Surgery then by all means please go see Dr. Obaid at North Texas Plastic Surgery. I think him and his entire staff are just fabulous.
Stay wild my friends :)