I had gastric bypass 9 years ago and have been thinking about a tummy tuck for the last 5 years. I kept putting it off until I lost all the weight I planned to lose. Well that hasn't happened I am still 20 pounds from goal. After much research my insurance would only cover a pananectomy and since I need a full tummy tuck and then some we decided to pay for the procedure on our own.
I had my... more
Hi, Im 33 years old, I am a Mother with 2 amazing kids who are 4 and 6. I have always been active and fit. I am 5'7 I have never been super thin, but I was always in pretty good shape. I never had to worry about my stomach or the clothes I wore until I had kids. I kept thinking with enough diet and exercise I would eventually get my toned stomach back, but no such luck. I have been wanting a... more
I cannot tell you how nervous I am about tomorrow. I have wanted to do a TT for years but finally decided to do it. My emotional struggle is with the vanity of it, and feeling selfish. I have one kid I just got through college. Another one attending college and a 13 year old. Financially I can afford it, but I keep thinking... I could have taken the family on a great trip.
I also keep... more
I am 5" 2" and weight 150 pounds. Hopefully I will lose a few before surgery.I have known that I wanted a tummy tuck since I was pregnant with my twins. I carried them to 39 weeks and 4 days and they weighed 7.3 and 6.14, so I was huge! They just turned two. I had an umbilical hernia repair done 3 months after I delivered them via c-section (my 4 year old was a c-section too). A large mesh was... more
My motivation to having the tummy tuck was to get rid of all the extra skin I had after losing 120 lbs & keeping it off for 6yrs. The pros to having my tummy tuck has been my new found confidence. My clothes fit better now that I don't have to buy a size bigger to accommodate my extra skin. The cons to having this procedure is like any other surgery, pain, recovery, infection & the... more
Hello all. I am a 35 year old mother of three. I am 5'2" and about 120-123 pounds, depending on the day. I was 105 pounds before children and the multiple pregnancies destroyed my stomach and figure. I now have a small pooch and hanging skin on the lower abdomen and stretch marks from belly button down. Also have puckering around the belly button. When I look in the mirror, I feel... more
Probably the same as everyone else here, kids stretched the belly beyond repair. 3 kids, ages 11, 9 and 18mo. I had pre-eclampsia with all 3 which cause SIGNIFICANT weight gain mainly due to the excess fluids. I dropped a lot of it after pregnancies but this last post-baby fat has been much more difficult and stubborn than the other two. (I was 18/20 yrs old with the others and 28 with the new... more
I did it because my stomach was large and not satisfied after 4 pregnancies. So after years of exercise I finally decided to have the tummy tuck.The pros are your tummy feels a bit tighter. Cons its painful, down time quite long, and not too thrilled about resultsDoes anyone else have this problem? more
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