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
Ok so I know that this is gonna be long, sorry!! After getting sick and being put on heavy doses of steroids, gaining 80 lbs in 2 months, being on one form or another of steroids for 11 more years until I finally said ENOUGH. Tried every diet in the world even researched Gastric sleeve surgery even though my PCP and family felt it was unnecessary. Consulted with numerous PS's who wanted to... more
I've dieted, exercised and no luck. I finally decided to get a professional opinion. I did and as it turns out no matter what I do all this extra skin and scarred fat tissue isn't going to go anywhere. On top of all of that I find out that I have a small naval hernia and I also have to figure out what I'm going to do about my tattoo that's directly centered on my stomach. So I had the tummy... more
After years of wanting a TT, it is finally going to come true in just a few weeks! ! I still can't believe it. I'm a 31 year old married mother of a 4 year old girl. Even though I've only had one pregnancy, it wreaked havoc on my stomach, in part because I also gained a lot of weight during and even after (60 lbs). I've wanted a tummy tuck ever since I dropped the weight but was waiting on... more
I gained way to much weight when I was pregnant. My skin in my belly had virtually no elasticity anymore. The thinner I got the worse it looked.
I decided after a handful on consults to have a skin only tummy tuck with hip lipo. My doctor said the hip lipo was like the icing on the cake after surgery. I took a pair of bathing suit bottoms with me on surgery day. My doctor drew them on so he... more
There are only a few things that money cannot buy and true love is one...without the 24/7 support of my hubby the first few days...I would be a blubbering mess. I elected to have full TT as well as lipo of all the rest of my stomach, back, crests, bra rolls and inner thighs. So, first off, taking it easy for at least two weeks is not an option. Be kind to your drains...they are your... more
I am a 33 yr old mother with 3 children. In 2005 I had my daughter via emergency c section. I was not prepared for it and it took a toll on my body. The C section was botched and I have hated my stomach every since. That's 8 yrs of hatting my stomach. It has killed my self confidence. My husband says he loves me and doesn't have a problem with my tummy but I do.
In 2009 after my third child I... more
I've been researching ways and different accessories to buy to lose weight but it was getting stressful. I am 35, mother of a 15 yr old son and a 3yr old daughter. I've been married sense I was 18 so my husband knows how I started off...lol. I don't have a problem with my overall body, but looking at my waist and stomach over the years can get very depressing. I work 5 days a week and I... more
So i am currently 3 days post op from my tummy tuck and lipo of flanks i decided to i wanted to have a tummy tuck shortly after i had my son i gained so much weight with my pregnancy i was 127 lb when i got pregnant and wen i gave birth i was 198 crazyyyy i know.. I had a lot of stretch marks that came above my belly button and a lot of hanging skin. I finally got down to 155 lb which am happy... more
Well I'm four days out from my procedure. I have wanted to have this done since the birth of my first child. My life has been crazy hectic, so I haven't had much time to be nervous. Well now that I am 4 days out, the anxiety is kicking in. I go back and forth in my mind- 1)Do I really "need" this. 2)Don't I have enough to take care of (my children are still young and need picked up)- now... more
Hello guys I have really enjoyed reading everyone's reviews. I'm scheduled for a tummy tuck with lipo on my flanks on May 1st. I'm very nervous and excited! I don't know where to start. I had my consultation last Monday and looking forward to what's next. I have been reviewing this site as well as YouTube. I just need to make sure I'm mentally and physically ready for this.
Those of you... more
I have loved going through this website and following all you lovely, brave ladies on your amazing journey to the Flat Side. I have been debating whether or not to start my own story on here. Mainly because I was so nervous to post my "before" pictures. I can't believe I have posted them.... ugh! I can't even stand to look at myself in the mirror let alone share them with the world. But I... more
I can't believe that I waited so long to have my Tummy Tuck and Lipo. After choosing the most amazing surgeon I had my procedures on Friday morning 11/15/13 and was home by late afternoon the same day. I experienced some pain (nothing unbearable) and some brusing, as well as swelling. The results were immediate, exciting, and getting even better as time goes on. I did have someone stay with me... more
I just had my tummy tucked via Dr. Emerson. He is my new favorite doctor now. I love him and his staff (Shannon the coordinator is awesome!) a lot! He gave me my pre-mommy flat abs back and an attractive belly button. My family is also amazed with the result. He has magic hands! Even though I am only about 4 weeks from post-op, I am already so excited with his awesome work. Nothing else... more
I am exactly one month away from the big day! I am having a complete TT and lipo on flanks. I am scared beyond words. I am so worried about the recovery. I need some encouraging words!!!
I have been through a lot... my first child was over 10 lbs (he is now almost 20), my second child was over 11 lbs (he is now 15). I weighed about 130 lbs before my first pregnancy...after both children my... more
Love all the reviews, what to expect, and how to prepare. I have to admit reading the reviews has given me some cold feet. It sounds like a lot to endure. The whole process has been demanding thus far. its so tough to decide on the right surgeon. I have not talked to my friends about it because I don't want to defend my decisions. more
I am a mom of 2 girls (1 that is 4yr and one that is 1.5yrs) and over the last year and half i have lost 75 lbs and had extra skin hanging from my pregnancys (gained 50+ with each) and decided this was something i needed for me. My husband and I decided we were done having children and he got a vasectomy and i have saved for 4 years for this surgery and it finally came true! I am currently 2... more
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