"Twin skin" and plastic work

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Registered: 05-16-2009
"Twin skin" and plastic work
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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 4:00pm
My skin is in terrible shape, and I don't think will ever be the same again without drastic action. I was wondering if anyone has done any plastic work to correct their twin skin and if they were happy with the results. It's something I'm seriously considering, as soon as I'm sure this will be my last pregnancy.
Sarah, 25 *IVF*First Cycle Canceled. Second Cycle Chemical Pregnancy. *Third Cycle Successful 3 weeks hospital for Pre-E. E&E born July 2010 via emergency cesarean at 34 weeks. NICU for a month. Now home & healthy. *FET with embies from cycle 3- BFN
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Registered: 02-26-2008
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 6:05pm

I haven't, but I'm seriously considering it! The big "barrier" for me has always been the pain factor (lol and the expense), since I'm allergic to pain meds. I was talking to a friend of mine who had gastric bypass, and when she had her excess skin removed, they just gave her valium instead. She said it worked great, and she felt she recovered more quickly than she did when she had her boobs done. (lol she's a NEW woman).

I think after a few years when all the kids are out of diapers and are in school, I'm going to pursue it more diligently. I don't think any amount of working out is going to fix the mess I have going on!! Lol I wouldn't mind an upgrade in the boob department either :)

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Registered: 07-17-2008
Fri, 07-09-2010 - 7:43pm

My skin and my body in general bounced back with ODD, but the twins, yeah not so much. I've considered it, because let's face it, a marsupial pouch is not attractive. I decided if I need something internal fixed (I still have a pretty wide muscle separation) I will have a tummy tuck. I'm just afraid of going under general anesthesia for a vain reason, KWIM? I don't do well with a spinal, I can't imagine how I would fair with general. I have a drastic blood pressure drop, the first time it happened they thought they were going to have to do a crash c/s to get ODD out, she and I both "died" briefly before they got me stabalized. The second time they knew about it in advance but were still shocked at how much of the two drugs (epi and something) they needed to push for me to stay up.

So because of my own personal issues, I won't do it unless there's a medical need. But that's me and my own issue, I'm jealous of people that can go through surgery without a hitch.


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Tue, 07-13-2010 - 3:39pm
When I have the money, sign me up!

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Registered: 05-16-2009
Tue, 07-13-2010 - 5:02pm

It seems pretty unanimous among those who actually know what I'm talking about that it's not just vanity!
Oh my, it keeps getting worse by the day :/
The marks now extend up past my navel and all the way around to my sides...the worst though are right in the center below my navel, the skin is so itchy all the time and the marks are even raised... What we go through for our kids :)

Sarah, 25 *IVF*First Cycle Canceled. Second Cycle Chemical Pregnancy. *Third Cycle Successful 3 weeks hospital for Pre-E. E&E born July 2010 via emergency cesarean at 34 weeks. NICU for a month. Now home & healthy. *FET with embies from cycle 3- BFN
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Registered: 03-05-2007
Tue, 07-13-2010 - 8:21pm

Oh girl you bet. I already told my husband it's going to happen if my skin doesn't come back. I mean I know it will never be the same as before the triplets. There's no shame here about a plastic surgery nip and tuck.


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