After menopause my fat cells literally quadrupled. Diet, exercise and discipline accomplished nothing. Finally I realized all the older woman I admired had plastic surgery. I wish I had the surgery sooner. I went from a double belly hanging over my pants to flat stomach. My abdomen is once again flat, fit and healthy. Invest in yourself before a car or home.
I had my proceedure at the... more
I have always carried my extra weight in my stomach. After the first kid 4 years ago, the stretch marks were awful but my stomach seemed to go close to normal. I exercise and eat well for the most part . 10 months ago I had baby #2 and got back to prevent weight of 167 and the weight never seemed to budge from there despite exercise and calorie counting. Researched and met with 2 docs , one my... more
In 2005 I weighed 260 pounds. I had always been a yo-yo dieter with a love of fast food and ice cream. I exercised on a semi-regular basis but I was still a very unhealthy 26 year old. Then one day my Doctor ran some blood tests and they showed my hormones were out of whack and I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It was a wake up call for me.
Flash forward to now and I am a... more
After having three children with a small frame, I reached my ideal weight but my abdominal skin just sagged. No amount of sit-ups in the world was going to make a difference. Having the surgery was not a decision I came to lightly but I'm glad I did it. I did lots of research on Real Self especially.
The care that I experienced in Dr. Cooper's office was phenomenal. Jen his nurse and... more
I'm 5'2 and 166 lbs. I got a gastric sleeve July 2014. I have done as much exercise as I can my body have been very grateful to the change. Of course there is some hanging skin over my 2 csections. (Gained 100lbs with first pregnancy and last year diagnosed with PCOS). I would like a tummy tuck with muscle tightening and liposuction. Please let me know if I qualify or any advise I should be... more
I am 43 years old. Mother of 3. Ages 14,11 and 10. 5'5" 128lbs. I work out very regularly and eat well but can't get rid of the extra skin on my abdomen. I have been reading these reviews like an addict and they have given me some peace about my decision to go through with the TT so I figured I owed it to give back (I am dying inside knowing people will see these photos. Thank God for... more
I have struggled with my weight pretty much my entire life. Diets, exercise, and the all too familiar, yo-yo loss & gain. At 5'4", I was precariously close to 190 lbs and knew, if I did not get some kind of handle on my weight, I would tip the 200 lb mark.
I managed to lose 30 lbs on my own, but it was a terrible struggle. It was all "white knuckle" and restrictive and it made me plain old... more
So after many years of consideration and research I am finally ALMOST there.
I am having my TT at Mass General .. throught the resident program.. Chief Res Dr. Theman will be perfoming my procedure with lipo of the flanks and muscle tightening .. This site has really been super helpful and has answered so many of my concerns.. I will be posting pictures and daily journal of my journey to the... more
Today I met with Dr. Christopher Davidson for a consultation about changing my body through plastic surgery. I used to be 215lbs, and through diet and exercise I arrived at 140, but then unfortunately bounced back to 165.
I’m 29 years old, and my body hasn’t been responding to my excessive exercise the way it used to when I initially lost the weight just four years ago. I eat healthy... more
I have 2 adult kids and after 20 years of hiding my hideous tummy, I'm finally getting a tummy tuck & lipo (flanks). Nervous, anxious, but excited. I can't believe I'm 5 days away from the "flat side"
I'm 5'10 170lbs, but I ONLY gain weight in my gut and I look like I'm 4 mths pregnant ;(
I've been reading through these reviews and admiring the pictures.
As you can see, I need a tummy... more
Lost 80lbs after gastric sleeve surgery almost 3 years ago. Waited until 2 years after the weightloss to get tummy tuck and breast lift.
Weight 125lb before surgery and now 122lb. Surgeon removed 3lb excess skin and fat
Had tummy tuck and breaf life without implant in June. Lots of swelling 8 weeks post op.
Surgeon was not able to repair the muscle in upper ab because it... more
I have always felt uncomfortable having a round belly, never fitting into clothes properly, even since childhood. After 2 kids and losing 25 lbs it just got a little smaller but droopier and harder to 'tuck' into my pants. My self esteem has grown big time since recovering and seeing myself in clothes with no stomach oozing out of my underwear. I comfortably fit into my pants and shorts and... more
I have been reading your stories for several months now and have finally decided to share mine. I have been wanting a tummy tuck for many, many years. Like most of you, I have felt insecure and self conscious about my belly. For almost 2 decides I have been buying clothes that try to hide my belly but have had little success. Several years ago I went for a consultation but didn't go... more
I am a 40 year old married nurse with no children :) I'm so excited to have a tummy tuck after a 100lb weight loss after having a gastric bypass 7/10/11! I have so much extra skin on my belly that even though everyone say how great I look I can't tell as I have soo much skin along with a muffin top! All set with pre-op stuff just waiting for my surgery day to arrive 6 days to go!!
I had... more
It went really well. The doctor was really good. He has such a calm peaceful manner that you instantly feel relaxed. On the day of surgery he was very approachable, answered any last minute questions, and explained how things worked after surgery. My surgery cal results have been really good and I only had it done 2 months ago. more
I hope to loose this huge prego gut and get into a size 8-10 pants . I hope to wear a bikini again next summer and m goal is to loose 10-15 pounds by then. i havent had the procedure yet, I am going for 2 consults in July. To see what they say and compare costs. I am a mom of 2 ages 23 yrs and 18 yrs. I've had 3 pregnancies end at 4 months. My children where big 9 pounds and 9 pds 10.5 ounces... more
Where do I start iam a mother of three with three c section . I am a veteran after 10 years in. Now I am ready to get back to me I work out five days a week and just cant seam to get rid of the tummy. I am going to MGH and I am soo ready to go now . I am going to the teaching hospital I have not been done yet I will keep you posted
So I will still be doing my surgery but I dicided to go... more
Getting ready to go in for surgery in a week. I say I "luckily" had an issue with my lap band bothering me so I am going in for a fix with that and at the same time having the Tummy tuck and getting lipo of my upper thighs since I am in there! I have never had kids, just lost weight due to having the lap band surgery in 2008. Have some extra skin and still some fat I would like removed... more