Been thinking about it now and told my hubby and he said just do more sit ups. Ummm, he never had two babies over 9 lbs sit inside his belly! So just reading and learning more about tummy tucks until hopefully next Spring! I have to plan this out as I want to loose a few more pounds as I am 147 lbs, 5'6 and 38c. I love my boobs but that stomach of mine, smh! I was pushing 170 lbs for... more
My goal is to tighten muscles that are stretched beyond belief and remove the excess skin around my lower abdomen. I just want to feel normal again. I don't want to look down at this mound of flesh and have to tuck it into my clothes anymore. It dominates what I wear. And sometimes I don't even want to leave the house. I just want to be comfortable in my own skin again.
Just a few more days... more
I'm finally just going to do it!! Yes a tummy tuck, I've wanted to do this for soooo long my friends. I hate my belly!!! No matter what weight I am it has bothered me. I have one child she is almost 15. I didn't particularly like my belly even before having a child. I got to a point in my life where I feel like it's time to just do something just for me. I don't think I'm... more
My first pregnancy was twins.......very big twins.......and it caused muscle separation, loose, saggy skin and a lot of stretch marks. Two more pregnancies and 11 years later, I found Dr. Vath and had a tummy tuck. I was worried about recovery, safety, if I would like my results, if I could still play sports, if the incision would heal right, etc. This was one of the best decisions I have... more
I am a 37 year old mother of one. I always said after having my first child, that when I was finished having children, I would have a tummy tuck. A couple years ago I had a miscarriage that led to a hysterectomy. After dealing with the aftermath of loosing my fertility, depression, and weight gain, I decided to take my life back! I lost 35 pounds and, after my guinea pig of a best friend... more
I was bedridden with my pregnancy 23 yrs ago. I gained a lot of weight. I began diet and exercise regularly but nothing seemed to help my stomach. I wanted this procedure for years but was scared of surgery. I don't even like to get a shot. I went for a consult with an open mind just to see if I could do this as I was so scared. Dr Vath and his staff immediately put my mind at ease and were... more
It's taken me a while to get up the courage to share on here...but.. here goes:
I've been married to a great guy for 44 yrs in August. I'm the mother of two. Our daughter weighed 8lbs13oz ..our son weighed 9lbs 12oz. My surgery date is on my son's 40th B-day so it's kinda a tummy rebirth celebration ;)). I'm also the Ama of 5 FANTASTIC g'kiddos! I'm having this surgery not to try to look like... more
I have been wanting a Tummy Tuck since 2005, just after I had my last son. I have been dreaming of a new body since I lost most of that baby weight. My fear has kept me from even scheduling consultations until now. I am nervous just writing this knowing the reality of the fact I have committed to a Tummy Tuck and am scheduled for surgery this month. This summer I went to 4 consultations. ... more
I'm 30 yrs old 5'1 and 115 pounds. I have two children an 11 yr old and a 6 yr old. I've lost a total of 84 pounds and have been thinking about getting a tummy tuck for quite a while. I have finally decided to reward my hard work and get one done. I'm very excited but very nervous as well. My surgery will be on the 5th of November 5 months away but I can't help to already feel nervous. I'm... more
For as long as I can remember, I have been incredibly self-conscious about my stomach. I am formerly morbidly obese and after losing more than 100 pounds I have decided it's time to take the next step in my journey so I am having an extended tummy tuck on July 22, 2014. I have spent the last several months scouring this site, reading reviews and looking at pictures and I thought it would be... more
Very nervous and worried about the entire process. Having tummy tuck and liposuction. Expecting a lot and hoping things go according to the plan. Seeing the scary videos is driving me crazy. Have tried a lot of things but there seems to be no way to get rid of the hanging skin. My biggest worries are the scar and the recovery period
All seems to have gone very well. My biggest worry now two... more
I came upon my decision to do this quite suddenly. I was divorced earlier last year and my self-esteem was low. While my body was well proportioned and people basically thought of me as slim, (though I weighed 162 at 5'6"), i hated the way my clothes fit. So I consulted with two doctors who both suggested that I was a good candidate for at TT and Lipo. So, I signed up with Dr. Campanile to do... more
I am trying to be realistic about all this and not expect something perfect. I am also having mixed feelings about it all. Anxious, nervous and scared. The blood clots really scare me. I have a couple of months to get focused. Doing a lot or research and found this sight. Thank goodness, as my significant other is the only one who knows I am doing this.
I am feeling anxious and excited... more
I am a single mother of 2 girls, ages 15 & 9. I was a very petite girl before having my 1st child. 5'3" and 98lbs. It was after my 2nd that i struggled to get back down to post op weight of 115. Both my girls were 6lbs, but my little frame made my stomach, flabby and no matter how much i worked out, it was there. When i sat down i had the pooch that was just "there." I debated back and forth... more
At 58, after losing 60 lbs over the last few years my skin was sagging, especially my lower abdomen and arms. I am now almost 6 weeks post op from a TT and arm lift, and 10 days post op from a mini facelift. I am extremely pleased with the results!
The TT was really not that bad. My doc only does drainless TTs which I why I chose him. My pain was pretty well controlled with Percocet . I was... more
I am 27 years old. 5’3 and 155 lbs. I have always been a “big girl”. I weighed 9 lbs when I was born… I remember as a kid, my mom always asking for “husky pants” for me at the department stores. By the time I was 20 I had reached 210 lbs!!! I knew I had to make a change.
I started by excluding soda from my diet. I lost 20 lbs!!! So I started eating healthier. I added dark leafy... more
My joke to my friends was that my oldest was 23 and I was "still showing". I was unable to lose the lower tummy and then had another baby and felt like I had yet a third tummy. I didn't really, but it felt like I did. I was super self conscious of it for decades and it had a life of its own. I hated my profile and thought about it twice a day .... Every day. When I got up and when I went... more
I had gained and lost a lot of weight after having my 4 children. I was incredibly hesitant to have the procedure done considering you have to go under anesthesia. I did tons of research and met with a few doctors but decided Dr. Shah was my doc. He was incredibly informative in my consultation and made me feel like I was the only patient of the day. I can honestly say the procedure was much... more
I AM SCARED TO DEATH!! But I am also really excited to finally get rid of this belly. After I lost my son while 9 months pregnant, I gave up. I was severely depressed, and to overcome my thoughts/fears I would eat. I will never get over the loss but after I got pregnant with my daughter, I tried every diet, workout plan etc. Nothing worked. My daughter deserves to have a mom who is healthy and... more
Hi all! I have been an avid follower of this site for the last couple of years, and I am thrilled to be able to join in the conversation with my own journey. I am a 31 year old mom of 4. 5'6 and weigh 188 pounds. My kids ages are 10, 7, 4 and 1. I first began thinking about a tummy tuck after my 3rd was born and after the fourth came along with a c-section, well that was it. I was going to... more
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