I weigh 230 as of today. my goal is to lose 30lbs before a tt. I have a consultation in 2 weeks. Please share your stories ideas and things that you have done to lose weight and pictures. And if you live in Las Vegas also share your Dr. name. I am 37 y/o I need this tummy gone. I am tired of crash dieting I start to eat healthy and then it goes right out of the window. I need HELP!!!!! more
The dr's answering my question, did not pay attention. My comments said; my dr. Attempted to drain seroma, no fluid. If they had read that, they would know, i had seen my plastic surgeon for the problem, instead of telling me to see him. Overall i am happy i did the surgeon, but didn't get my questions here answered, other then to see my dr. Dah. more
I had my first baby too young, when I was 20 years old. I was a dancer and started a career in modeling. My first baby weighted almost 10 pounds and considering that I was only 5'2, 120, you can imagine this pregnancy completed ripped my stomach. For years I hated every summer, turned down trips to the beach or lakes, and felt embarrassed of the way I looked in my early twenty's. I didn't have... more
Well today is the day, I kept telling myself I would write before today but life has been a bit hectic the last month. I started this journey actively about a month and a hlaf ago. After gaining 88lbs with my prenancies and needing two c section my one flat tummy is a saggy mess so I decided its time to fix it. I am currently on the way to the surgery center and I can say that if it wasn't for... more
Dr. Herte gets 10 out of 10 stars! She performed a tummy tuck that transformed me. After surgery I could wear a sheath dress, slim fitting tops, even a bikini again! At 48! And now at 58, I still can. My tummy is still flat as a board, my scar vanished quickly after surgery and I don't look as if I've had surgery. My tummy looks like it did when I was 20.
I was always slim with a tight belly,... more
So far it looks great. I am still a little hunched over but the scar is straight (something I was concerned with) and my new belly button is great. It doesn't look over stretched. I wasn't worried with stretchmarks, but they are gone as well as all of my loose skin. I had drains for about 7 days and now am just caring for the scar. Most of my bruising has subsided and things are starting to... more
Hey Real Self Fam! So tomorrow is my big day. I have been stalking this forum for months and reading everyones great experiences and taking notes on healing and what to expect.As a kid I was always overweight and topped out at 285 through diet and exercise i was able to lose 90 lbs and change my physique but with my new shape came loose skin. 5 years ago I had my man boobs removed and since... more
I'm 10wks p.o. t.t., back/hips lipo, breast lift. Trying not to get discouraged. Tummy is still poochie. Looking at p.o. pics of women at the same stage as me with flat tummies has me a bit frustrated. Ive started at the gym again, and watching my diet. I know everyone heals differently. But I am happy with everything so far. Not too bad for 6 kids, eh?
Any words of encouragement would help!... more
Hi All-- So I must confess I have been reading all of your stories for months now and you have educated me and calmed my fears as I move forward in this mission to change my body. I am 5'6" and 170--- the mom of 3 beautiful kids and wife to an amazing husband. My surgery is in less than 36 hours, and I'm starting to second guess EVERYTHING!! I'm getting a TT, Breast lift and augmentation. I... more
When I was 15 years old, I had to have a knot removed from my right breast. I have a long standing of breast cancer in my family and it was growing kinda fast, so they opted to remove it before it got any bigger. So I grew up having my left breast in a B cup and my right breast in an A cup. Between the ages of 19 and 25 I had 2 wonderful children and during those pregnancies I had wonderful... more
I'm a 33 year old mom to 3 (15, 11, and 4). I am 5'2" and weight 130. Last year I lost 40 pounds with diet and exercise. The more I lost the more oddly shaped my stomach appeared. I showed some friends at work and they told me I had a hernia. I went to a surgeon and was told I had two hernias and severe diastasis. He wanted to make a vertical incision from my sternum to my belly button and... more
I'm 5' tall and 170lbs. I'm a short thick girl, but not flabby. I workout 5 days a week and eat fairly healthy. My stomach and flanks has always been my problem areas. I decided to get a full tummy tuck and lipo on my flanks. My experience was wonderful. My incision was perfectly straight and my lipo was great. Several days later my swelling kicked in and most of what I seen day 1 post op was... more
Dr. Brown was great.my results were way better then i expected. i would do it all over again. she answerd all my questions. i went back several times before surgery to ask more questions. she was very realistic on what my results would be but i honestly can say that the results are way way much better then she said they would be. She paid close attention to detail. my scar is very low. I give... more
I am glad I found a web site I have found it very informative on details regrading TT surgery & post op experiences. Didn't realize so many women were dealing with the some problems as I have.
I gave birth to 4 children, 2 natural birth & 2 C-sections. Plus have had a histerectomy 12 years ago, did the incision up & down instead of side to side. My stomach muscles look horrible.... more
Hi Ladies! I am 27 years old, married, mother of two beautiful girls (ages 7 and almost 2). I had a c-section with both pregnancies (in 2005 and 2010), and my belly has never returned back to "normal." My story is fairly common and similar to many of you, which is why I love reading all of your posts and seeing your progress!
I have wanted a tummy tuck since 2005, but I knew that I should... more
Ok. So I have been lurking on the site for about a month now and I am finally going to post. I was hoping to have my surgery next year because I wanted a BA,TT and a breast lift. I got some news yesterday from my fiance that we may be moving back to the East coast, so now I am thinking September.
So, here's my story. I apparently have a recurring hernia in my belly button. I have to pick a... more
I am 33 years old and a mom of two. I am a mom of 2 kids who at birth weighed 10 lbs each. I am a smaller girl so needless to say, they stretched out my tummy pretty bad. I had a full tummy tuck, muscle repair, and hernia repair. I am a bit frustrated as my scar is higher than I was told it would be and my swelling is pretty bad which makes my incision not only high, but uneven so far. In... more
I am a 31 year old mother of 2 beautiful children 5 year old girl and a 2 year old boy. I have been thinking about getting a tummy tuck since i had my first baby but new i wanted more kids so i waited until i had my second child. like most women i gained so much weight during both of my pregnancies between 50 and 55 pounds on each lost most of the weight and know I am currently 5'2 and... more
I'd had 2 children which resulted in a pooch and a poor result from too much lipo in the stomach area. 3 years later, it was time to get it done! Jan 10, 2011: I was so nervous. Had TT and revision/replacemnt breast lift and implants. While my result is not "perfect", it is very nice.
Mainly, I am so pleased to be able to fit into my pants and not worry about hiding my... more
I'm 42 with two children and had been joking about getting a TT for years. Somehow all the stars aligned, and I ended up with a surgery date for a FTT w/ MR and flank lipo. I'm 5'4" and 125 lbs. and couldn't really blame my pregnancies too much for the need for the TT. I always carried fat on my belly, and I was tired of looking relatively fit and trim elsewhere and still... more
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