As a member of the US Military a part of my job is to be in shape, and I am in awesome shape! as a 43 year old woman I can run 4 miles in 40 minutes. I am a vegetarian and do not smoke. So what led me to plastic surgery? Well 15 years ago i wasn't so healthy. At my heaviest I was 200pounds (I am 5 foot 2). I lost the weight in order to Join the military. No pills no gimmicks just good old... more
I am almost 30 years old and have one child. I've had a total of 5 surgeries, all of them being on or around my abdomen, and the result of that many surgeries is A LOT of ugly scars! To top it off, I've lost over 100 pounds over the last 5 years and have a lot of excess skin. Scars + Hanging Skin = a tummy that doesn't even resemble a tummy. I've learned to live with this "thing" that should... more
Excited to reclaim and repair my breasts and belly. Will have breast aug, lift, hernia fix, tummy tuck and flank lift. Nervous for recovery since I am ver active. Overall confident that results will be worth temporary recovery period. Really hoping hernia repair and tuck alleviate chronic back pain.
Two weeks to go! Surgeon paid in full! Had my EKG, physical and blood work today. All... more
If you want a great DR you have found him. Dr Ashfard over exceeded my expectations. I had tummy tuck, smart lipo of my legs and back. Recovery was not as bad as I thought. Dr. Ashfard offers a pain shot after procedure get it you will be up and going in no time this is my 4th day postop and recovering very well.
5th day still having a hard time but taking it day by day! Overall it's nt... more
I am a Mother of 6 and just had my last baby 11/30/12. After 2 C-sections and 3 V-backs( Vaginal birth after C-section) I've decided to go through with my Tummy Tuck! After my last pregnancy the scale tipped close to 300lbs! I ate clean and exercised and I am now down to 212! I am not at my goal weight but I know the TT would help motivate me( going to the gym and seeing results... more
My expectations aren't unrealistic. I have talk to the PS and there is no other way to get rid of the sagging, stretched out skin. I am totally scared, as I have heard that it hurts like hell, but in the end, it is totally worth it. We shall see. I have been wanting to do this for 8 years.... I'm ready. I have to buy clothes 2 sizes larger than what I actually need, because of this muffin top!... more
I am nervous & excited. Just scheduled my TT for June 25th. I had c-sections with both my boys and am ready to have my old body back. Dr. Birely Will be doing my tummy tuck, muscle tightening and a little lipo. I can't wait to see the results. I am so glad to have found this site, you all are amazing!
I am so glad to have found this website. Though I am a little nervous on what to expect... more
I am so happy to have a scheduled date! I'm 10 days away!!!
Getting to this point has been a struggle to say the least! I am very tall (5"11) I wasn't the skinny model chick I always had wide hips , thick thighs, and a flat stomach but not tight. I weighed 175 wearing a size 12 and I looked good. I had my first child and pretty much snapped back after some time I actually got smaller and was... more
It's been a long time coming. I have been struggling with my stomach for five years now after my son was born. I have been contemplating back and forth about having this procedure done because I have Type 1 diabetes , but I finally decided a little over a month ago that it was time. I have been very nervous, anxious, and excited over the past two weeks. I just stumbled over this site and I'm... more
Im a young 26yr lady who has been considering a TT for the past year after recent weight loss. I planned to have the TT procedure at end of May 2014 and have done 2/3 consultations. I decided to consult with several surgeons to find the right match. Dr. Nia Banks was referred to me by a review on Real Self and my father who is a oncologist. The other 2 options were Dr. Singh and Dr. Widder... more
I have always been in shape and worked out. Couldnt get my lower abs to get as flat as they were before having my 2nd child. Dr. Markman explained it was a muscle gap and surgery could correct this. Course was nice to have the extra skin off as well. I think I had 2inches by the looks of my belly button. Which I have to say looks a lot better than some celebrities belly buttons I see in Mags... more
Hi!! June 26, 2013 I flew to Las Vegas from Maryland and had Gastric Sleeve Surgery. I was self pay that is why I had to fly to Vegas. I did not qualify for my insurance to pay and hubby would not let me fly to Mexico to have it done. So as of today I am 98 lbs down. Started at 222 and today I am 124 lbs. Tomorrow I will undergo a 7 hour surgery consisting of a Full Tummy Tuck, Breast... more
5'8" 175 Pounds with a saggy belly and what I lovingly call Thunder Thighs. Lost 60 ish pounds about two years and have kept it off. Scheduled for a Tummy Tuck and Outer and Inner Thigh lipo on April 30th. Been reading reviews here and have learned a lot. Starting to gather supplies and have my preop appointment scheduled in two weeks. Nervous and excited!!
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So my pre-op is this Tuesday. I need to decide if I can settle for a regular TT or get the Body Lift which will smooth my back fat as well. It's a 3k difference plus larger area to care for while healing.
This morning I had my physical, blood work, and then pre-op appointment. I just decided to just go with the regular tummy tuck. The doctor told me that I could smooth out my back with... more
Looking in the mirror and being so disappointed with the body I once knew, I longed for a tummy tuck for years. I had a consultation about 9 years ago, but once I saw the scar from hip to hip , I was completely horrified!! So I decided to continue to work out & eat right, but the lower # pooch wouldn't flee!!! Luckily I didn't have the surgery, because a year later I had my son, weighing in at... more
I am close to 5'7 and weigh 123 lbs. I love to excel isle and am fairly active and can attest that pregnancy ripped my muscles apart. There was a 3 inch valley going down the center of my stomach when I would lay down and 4 rolls where my tired belly button was. At 123 pounds diet and exercise was not going to repair the damage. So I had 2 consultations with Dr. Lowe in Annapolis and knew... more
It's Friday night 8:30pm and I am sitting here reflecting on all I've been thru to get to this point. Spoke with Carla today at Johns Hopkins and my surgery date is April 3rd 2014 at 8:30 am. It's been 6 months and 16 days since my initial consultation 8/12/13 til Friday 2/28/14. I am awaiting for the nurse to email me my paperwork for lab and EKG clearance. Lord I pray this goes smoothly... more
Hello Everyone. I have been looking into a tummy tuck for about 12 years now. I have three children, all by c-section, and every since then, my tummy never looked the same. After I had my son via c-section, my abdomen area started sagging. As the years went on, they started sagging even more. I even noticed a rash from the sagging skin rubbing against my pubic area. When I would work out... more
My goal is to have a flat tummy and smooth back... My TT is tomorrow at 10:00 am. It's been a long journey to get here... Of course, like everyone else, I felt a little guilty spending that kind of money on elective surgery. I rescheduled it 3 times, until finally I decided that I was tried of selecting clothes based on how it would make my tummy look... Tomorrow is all about me!!!
I've scheduled my TT for 3/12. Pre-pregnancy I was 5'0", 115-120 lbs, never teeny-tiny, but always slim/athletic without doing too much to maintain (I know...annoying). I have twins who are just over 3yrs old now & carried them full term, gained 50 pounds, my belly went from my hip bone to my ribs & was so big I couldn't drive. It's the biggest accomplishment my body has done - carrying them... more
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