A week ago I underwent surgery. Don't worry I'm fine...it was elective. I decided to make it public because I know I'm not alone. After 2 pregnancies my body took a toll (don't get me wrong my girls were worth it) i just decided it was time to do something for me. the past few months I focused on losing any and all lingering baby weight.(who am I kidding...my baby is 3) I consulted with my surgeon, boss and friend Dr. Tenley Lawton and together we came up with a plan. She agreed to a mommy makeover if I agreed to get to my goal weight. Deal or no deal were her exact words. i knew this was the only way to achieve the best results. with a lot of determination and support I dropped 27lbs. When i told my family the plan they were supportive but couldn't understand why I still wanted to have surgery after achieving my weight loss goal. when your 4'11, 27lbs lighter and sit down there is nothing sexy about rolls upon rolls of lose skin hanging over your pants and any mom that has nursed knows what happens to your breasts...not to mention breasts that have already been reduced once. When I looked in the mirror I still saw me 27lbs heavier and unattractive. I have seen so many success stories and happy mommies over the years working in this industry. I knew I was ready for this...something I've wanted for a long time and i knew Dr. Lawton was the one to make it happen. I have always said I could never do my job if I didn't believe in the surgeon I work for but to allow someone to operate on you takes this to a new level. I have never felt more confident in a decision. Her skills, expertise and bed side manner put any fear I might have had to ease and I was just excited. she took the time to meet with shawn to help him understand the procedure and answers his questions. She made the surgery make sense to him and he was finally on board. We should all be so lucky to work for someone that cares about their employees and patients they way Dr. Lawton dose. she touches so many life's on a daily bases and like the rest of her patients I am for ever grateful to her for believing in me, pushing me to be the very best I can be and teaching me anything is achievable if you believe in yourself.
Not everyone believes in plastic surgery but I'm here to tell you if it's used for the right reasons and at the right time in ones life it's so worth it! we all deserve to feel amazing.