We'll tomorrow is the big day! Running around getting set up, your photos helped me....of what to have ready. I talked to my Doctor today he is great! Just talking to Dr. Edelson comes my nerves . I love that you blogged you progress it gives me some source of reference to go by and that really helps ! Thanks for your prayers and support. Cruzen33
I know it's not a pretty sight but gals if... more
I'm just under 2 weeks pre-op - Full Tummy Tuck with Lipo of the flanks. I've had 4 children, all huge babies (closer to 10lbs than 8), that I carried almost completely in the front so I've been left with a pretty severe case of diastatis recti and loose wrinkly skin (not to mention stretch marks but I see those as a badge of honor).
I've been working really hard for about 2 and half years... more
After 3 consultations and all my research I made up my mind!!! I put my deposit down yesterday and my TT is scheduled for Sept 19. I'm a little anxious, nervous and excited !!!
I decided to go with Dr. Chacon at Divino Plastic Surgery. It was homely feeling when I was there, you could tell that him and his staff care for their patients and look out for their best interest.
Just a little... more
I had a pouch, an apron that overhung the old hysterectomy scar. It didn't matter how much little I weighed or exercised it would not go away, I was embarrassed for my husband to see me nude. We were high school sweethearts and have been married 37 years. I wanted this surgery but didn't want it when we had other bills. We sold our house and had the $$ to finally do it.
It by as been... more
I have been wanting a tt for about 10 years so I finally got one about 4 months ago although my appearance has changed dramatically I still have a slight overlap and some loose skin I really felt like I needed a revision in order to feel totally comfortable I saw my dr today and he agreed to do a revision for free so im feeling much better and more positive about the situation
Feeling sad... more
I'm 5'9" and weight 142. My twins turned 30 this year and I've wanted to have a TT since their birth. I'm in a place where I can do it. I'm athletic have run 7 marathons. My stomach area has always been an issue for me. I'm excited and nervous. Surgery is next week. I hope to get back to running as soon as possible.
I'm loading some before photos of my tummy, so that I can have a record of... more
I am fat yep.... I'm just gonna rock it and try to shape it. I have been on a waiting list for gastric bypass for 2 years. Sick of waiting. I want to be hot. No one wants to be gross. Researched my ass off and Dr Tom Pousti seems to be the only willing man in the world to tackle this great feat. Let's see if he really is my knight with a shiny scalpel. He seems lovely so far and I love... more
Had surgery yesterday and felt ok until late afternoon. So very hard to move.
Left with a drain and the catheter. Pain killers right on schedule. But I am looking so flat. Nervous to take cath out. Also had fat transfer to face. So I am bruised and puffy. So excited to see end result. All and all I am so happy with the surgery
It has been 10 days post op. Saw my ps this morning and he... more
Hey guys! Thought I'd share my tt journey too :)
I will add pics as I go (current, preop, post op)
I've wanted a tt ever since I had my 1st child!
So,I booked my tt procedure which will also include lipo of the mons& lipo of chin/neck area .
I'm also considering a breast lift as well (A decision will be made by my preop day)
I'm 32 years old. Momma of 3 kiddos
I'm 5'3& currently 180 lbs.... more
I have 4 days to go for my surgery , finally after my four child, my little girl the 4 months old, im really happy but so scared too, i going to have tummy tuck and liposuction on the hips. I really hope this totally worth's because after my four child I feel depression how my belly looks.please any comment what can I expect after the surgery will help me , im really nervous.
Tomorrow is my... more
I am 47, 5'4 and 1/2. My weight fluctuates between 155-165. At my heaviest I weighed 190. I have been thinking about a tummy tuck for many years but was always told I didn't need it. Just exercise and cut down in my eating. I have had liposuction 3 times (1998, 2007 returned in 2008). The first time I asked the PS if I needed a tummy tuck. He said no, just lipo. Did it and no change... more
I gave birth to two girls at the end of September, 2013. Sasha was 7 lbs, Sophia was 6.5 (which is pretty big for twins!). I was full term and had gained 70 pounds total. When I was all done, I had major diastasis recti (separation of my abdominal muscles) plus a ventral hernia. And you wouldn't believe the SKIN I had hanging off of me! My ab separation was so severe I still looked 4... more
I have two children, and I absolutely hate my stomach. No matter how many crunches, sit-ups, belly wraps, it is still UGLY, JIGGLY, and did I say UGLY. I have wanted a TT for many years, and I been to a few consultations, but did not really click with the ps. I met Dr.Gupta via a good friend, who had a few procedures done with him, and she looks great.
The initial consult was at his Encinitas... more
Dr.Brahme and Nurse Christine are absolutely amazing! I went to several different doctors and here it just felt like home. He is very honest and upfront with you, he's sincere about you getting the best results! They're very patient with you and your decisions...I never felt pressured or rushed. They care and look out for your best interest. He has a very honest spirit! I'm excited and... more
Hi. I have been going on this website
Ever since I had my second child. I decided to finally make a profile and befriend some fellow tummy tuck patients! I have 2 consultations next week and want to schedule my procedure the end of Feb 2014. I will post some pics of myself after my 2 children hiding in a high waisted suit and eventually my bare tummy, which I rarely allow any friends to see... more
I am scheduled for my tummy tuck on the 20th of December! I am excited but apprehensive about the recovery period. Mostly concerned about nausea and pain control.
I am confident that I have selected the best of the best in my opinion with Dr. Pousti, so I know I am in good hands!
Any suggestions or recovery hints would be welcomed!
Well I am 5 days out from my tummy tuck surgery and I am... more
Hi , Im so glad I found this website, it has made it a lil more easier for me to make my decision and know that there's a lot of people in my shoes. After a lot of people telling me I don't need it, but its for me so I can feel good about myself. Well let me tell you all a lil about myself, ima mother of 4 boys ages 21,16,11 and 1 1/2. Happily married for 13 years and together for 22years. I... more
I have my surgery scheduled with Dr. Pousti on November 20th. I'm nervous and excited! I have been wanting to do this for 5+ years. I did a Lot of research and think Dr. Pousti is the Best. His staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I think I know what to expect, but I'm open to hearing from women who have gone through it already. I'm most concerned with getting my husband and 15 year... more
I'm a 51 year old registered nurse and mother of two children. For years I've wanted to have a tummy tuck but over the last year I decided to get serious about it.
My first and most important decision was choosing a reputable physician. After some research I came upon Dr.Pousti. I am truly blessed to have found such a wonderfully skilled plastic surgeon. His whole team has made this... more
My decision to do a full tummy tuck is decidedly my final attempt to repair the damage to my stomach caused by Smart Lipo (the worst thing I've ever done to my body). It all started in 2007 when I wanted to fix some trouble spots that I could not deal with by exercising. I am of small frame, low body fat, very athletic and physical, and I eat well. I went to see a prominent, well-advertised... more
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