I am a 46 year old mother of 3. At age 42, I developed the debilitating illnesses of narcolepsy with long sleep time (without cataplexy) and fibromyalgia. My strength and stamina have been sapped and I sleep 12+ hours every day. I gained 50 pounds in the last five years and am now at 205 pounds. My tummy is huge--it's where I carry most of my weight. I told my husband if I lose 50 pounds,... more
I have gain weight and lost weight, but nothing changed the "mother's apron" I had that hung over my c-section scar. I had two children via c-section and then an open appendectomy later. I had no muscle left below the belly button. I finally decided I was not going to live with the pooch anymore.
Week 2 photos
Still swelling in the thighs. Thigh compression garment... more
First, I am so thankful to this site, you ladies have prepared me for a new chapter in my life. I have wanted to do this since 1996 but just never got the nerves up, but now is the time. My stomach has always been a point of concern for me, but as you all know this is not an inexpensive surgery, however I'm ready. I'm having a tummy tuck as well as lipo on my inner thigh December 15, 2014. I'm... more
I consulted for lipo ad my abdomen hips flanks and breast revision surgery. I was told by Dr Sholar I needed abdominalplasty rather than lipo although I had NO loose or sagging skin. She said my muscles were stretched out and that is what caused my protrusion of my stomache. One year later the contours are the same as prior to surgery only now I'm horribly scarred. At least prior to I could... more