New Year, New Me!

MOMMY MAKEOVER UPDATE I saw my surgeon this week. It has been about five months and two weeks since my Tummy Tuck with Dr. Brian Reagan at CosmetiCare. It was another post-op follow-up visit, and he wants to see me again at ten months. My visit went well, and it’s nice that they still care and check on me even when they have seen me several times already. I always feel welcomed, and their team is extremely friendly and helpful. I always felt better knowing that they specialize in these types of procedures and that their doctors are well-known in the industry.  Thankfully, I haven’t had any problems, and I still … READ MORE >>

New Body, New Wardrobe Needed After Tummy Tuck

The holidays are here, and I don’t know what to wear! If you have been following my Mommy Makeover Journey with Dr. Brian Reagan at CosmetiCare, it has been an eventful last few months. I had my procedure done in August, and the recovery within the last five months have gone extremely smoothly with no complications. I was already out and about after two weeks, and most people were surprised I was out so soon. I still feel mild sensitivity in my abdominal area and the scars could be lighter, but I’m feeling about 90-95%. My old clothes just doesn’t fit the same, because remember I used to get them … READ MORE >>

It’s My First Time Getting BOTOX!

I went into CosmetiCare Medspa for my first BOTOX treatment. It’s suppose to help freeze my 11’s between my eyebrows. When I was younger I was very proud that I was able to make facial expressions that my friends couldn’t do. Well now after years of raising my eyebrows and making funny faces, the creases are there even though I’m not using those muscles. From what I understand, as time passes our skin becomes less elastic and those moderate to severe frown lines remain even when our muscles aren’t moving. BOTOX is meant to be preventative and it will help make me look more rested as well as look natural.   … READ MORE >>

Cosmeticare Dr B Reagan Abdominoplasty

How Much Do Tummy Tucks Cost? Financing Options

I have been getting this a lot lately – How much does Cosmeticare charge for Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Liposuction, and what are their financing options? A Tummy Tuck can range from $9,000 to $13,000, and it will vary depending on each individual needs. Patients can add liposuction to their tummy tuck. Lipo typically start at $3,000 per area. For example, if you wanted lipo on your love handles, both the left and right combined would be considered one area. I had Lipoabdominoplasty which included a Tummy Tuck, Liposuction of the trunk, and micro-body contouring on my mid-back/bra roll. It also included a facility fee and anesthesia. I have broken it … READ MORE >>

Bikini Body After Tummy Tuck – Mommy Makeover Part 6

If you’re following my Mommy Makeover Journey with Cosmeticare in Newport Beach, it has now been about three months since my Lipoabdominoplasty procedure (aka liposuction + tummy tuck). Looking back I really cannot complain. The transformation has been amazingly smooth, I’m almost fully healed with areas still tender to touch, and I’ve already been back to my regular routine and working out. Did you see that I finally got into a bikini? It has been many years of hiding behind loose clothing! You can see my new body below! This was taken only seven weeks after surgery at my son’s birthday party… I KNOW! Isn’t it incredible?! I was a little shy at first but my friends and family have been very supportive. The reactions I get are mostly all positive, and some tell me I’m brave. Mostly people are blown away. It has been so long since I’ve worn anything like this, my old clothes don’t even fit right anymore. I just need to find bathing suits and undergarments that will hide the scar, but I am having fun with it.