My name is Emily, and I’m the mother of two beautiful, wonderful children. My son was born in 2005 and my sweet daughter joined the family in 20012. Like a lot of moms, I struggled with my weight and appearance after having children. While I had some pretty good luck using diet and exercise, I was unable to get my figure back. I breast-fed both of my children, and we all know what that does to our bodies.
I gained nearly 70 pounds when I was pregnant with my son. With my daughter, I didn’t indulge quite as much, having learned the hard way that baby weight isn’t easily shed. After both children, I was able to lose most of the weight, but my tummy and my breasts were never the same.
So… I decided to get a mommy makeover (tummy tuck and breast surgery). The crazy part wasn’t that I decided to have plastic surgery. A lot of women do that. The crazy part was deciding to blog every step of the journey. You see, when I started doing my research, I found plenty of generic information about the surgeries, but what I couldn’t find was a first hand account of the experience that covered both the medical details of the mommy makeover while also covering the emotional and social aspects. I found that talking to a girlfriend who had had the surgery was my best resource, but I only had one friend who had gone through the same surgery I was considering. Also, I thought, “What about those ladies who don’t have a friend who’s been through this?” So I made my decision. I would document my experience on the web for the whole wide world to see – start to finish – including pictures of my flabby body in a bathing suit! OMG did I really do that?!
Not only did my friends and family better understand what I was going through and support me through my plastic surgery, strangers from all over the world wrote me – often thanking me for my bravery and my candidness. They called me an inspiration and a role model. I’m not sure about that, but I am sure there is a need for this kind of info since even after a year of not blogging, the site was getting hundreds of visits ever single day.
If you’ve come to this site looking for information about the mommy makeover, I encourage you to do your research and find the best surgeons in your area.