I wasn't going to do this yet, but, was talked into starting my own adventure.lol Anyway I'm a mom of 5. I only have one at home now. Started having kids early & my body never got back to the pre baby look. By my 5th baby my belly was a mess. I then went from a 172 to 212 size 20/22 .In 2012 my husband & I lost alot of weight. I lost 70 (140) & he lost 110 in 8 months threw slim 4 life. We... more
I really need to get this tummy tuck done but the quotes I have gotten so far are rather higher than I can afford. I see ladies here whose tummies look identical to mine paying circa 8,500. .. I can afford that. But so far I have been quoted 12500 and 15000 putting this rather out of my reach. Can anyone help with some much needed advice/input? Thanks more
I had my only child when I was 20 years old. I gained 50+ pounds during my pregnancy and carried her very high. Due to a cephalopelvic disproportion (her head was too big for my pelvis), I ended up delivering her by C-section. I have never able to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight of 135lbs, no matter how hard I have tried! Later in life I let my weight soar to over 215 pounds. ... more
After extensive research decided to take the plunge appointment made procedure paid for. I will be having a full TT and lipo. Ready to get my curves under control. I'm 5'6 195 lbs. I've been working out and trying to maintain a good diet. Procedure is in 2 1/2 weeks and I'm still hoping to lose another 5-7 lbs.
I'm so excited that I've made the decision to do the tummy tuck. I'm very... more
I've been waiting for this day for 17 yrs....I had my first child at 16 and she destroyed my belly. I have not been able to show my stomach since I was a teenager. I was even embarrassed then because of my outie. I'm getting a full TT, Lipo, and hernia repair. I've been waiting for the day to wear a two piece, cropped top, or even just to show a little skin. I've been too embarrassed... more
I was unhappy with my appearance at 66 years old. I lead a relatively active life and tried to eat well but after weight fluctuations and numerous abdominal surgeries my abdomen was huge and overhanging. The abdominal muscles were "shot".
I decided to make an investment in myself - for a boost to my self esteem and confidence.
Expect a lot of swelling after your TTP so it is a good idea to... more
Hi. I'm new to this wonderful site. I am a 41 yr old mother of 3 ages 19, 15, & 9. I am 5'2 and won't disclose my current weight although I'm working on it. I've decided to finally have a much needed Mommy Makeover including a tummy tuck and liposuction because I delivered each of my children my cesarean....might I add with vertical incisions. I won't post online what my lower tummy looks... more
Hi Everyone! So I officially scheduled my tummy tuck surgery for April 9 :) and until then I am sure I will obsess over it and become very anxious as I feel very nervous. My husband is taking off 2 and half weeks off of work and I will have help after he returns to work. I think the main thing is me thinking about not being able to care for my kids as I am a stay at home mom of a sweet 8 year... more
Dr. Crawford in Rock Hill SC did a wonderful job on my tummy tuck. Now I'm going back to do my lipo. He did such a great job I am ready for the lipo of my flanks, back and upper and low abs. I'm so excited and trust that he will exceed my expectation. What I love must about Dr. Crawford was how controllable he made me feel from day one. Everyone know that that is very important and he did that... more
Is it worth getting a tummy tuck without lipo? I can only afford the tummy tuck. The lipo is an extra 2 thousand dollars, and I cannot afford to pay the extra 2 grand yet. However, I don't want to pay money for a tummy tuck and it does not work. I am trying to decide if I should try to borrow more money or just get the tummy tuck more
I have been reading all of the stories on this site for about 3 months now. It really help calm my fears! Today I made it to the flat side. Full tummy tuck, MR, and lipo on the hips. My surgery was 8:30 this morning. Love, love, love my plastic surgeon! He also did my implants about 4 yrs ago. I'll try posting some before pics. Haven't had the nerve to peek at my stomach so far. I'm too... more
I am 51 years old. I have been interested in having a Tummy tuck for several years, but needed to lose some weight and wanted to be within 5-10 lbs of a maintainable weight before undergoing surgery. After losing approximately 39lbs, Dr. Graper performed a tummy tuck. I was told it was one of the most difficult procedures to recover from. I was adequately prepared by Dr. Graper and his staff.... more
After losing 140lbs from RNY Gastric Bypass surgery 12/2007 I had lose skin that no amount of working out was going to get rid of. Lost 90lbs through surgery, 6/2010 started working out with personal trainer after putting on about 13lbs...I knew this was not they way I wanted to go. Worked out religiously for 1 year going to PT 3 days/wk and doing cardio @ 40 min for 3 days/wk. 6/2011 started... more
I will be getting my TT December 4th, can't wait but nervous but excited. The doctor and staff have been awesome. I been wanted to do this since my last child that will be 3 in Feburary. Hopefully I ready for our family Cruise in January. Giving myself 8 weeks to heal and be ready for vacation. #can'twait!
I want to get ready for my TT that is only a month away. So where should I start and... more
I have been thinking about getting a tummy tuck for many years. I have of always put myself last raising my children and now it's time to think about myself. I feel like it's the perfect time do go through with the procedure. My children are grown youngest 18, I have a great career that I worked hard for and I'm single.
Went to see the PS and got all my questions answered and everything... more
I have lost a total of 198 lbs and have a lot if excess skin in the abdomen area and thighs. I have completely lost my chest. I am just ready to complete my weight loss journey. I am looking forward to these procedures. In about 3-6 months later I will be having a thigh lift. I am nervous but I know that I am in great hands at the Hunstad-Kortesis Center.
I'm getting so nervous. My surgery... more
After two c sections and exercising, and my hernia causing stomach pains, a consult with Dr. Criswell quickly made me realize that no amount of exercise would bring my abdominal muscles in flat. He remarked that I didn't look like I needed to lose weight and that he could easily fix the problem and the hernia all at once. So here is a profile pic 3 days post op.
Meant to say I'm 5'9 and... more
After contemplating a tummy tuck for years I finally decided to schedule the surgery. Dr. Ness and his staff was wonderful. They answered all of my questions. Although it's only been a couple days I can see a big difference.
The most painful part was the muscle spasms. I didn't realize how much surgery takes out of you. This was my 1st surgery and I was physically drained. I recommend at... more