When I got pregnant with my eldest I really enjoyed food, a little too much! I saw my weight spike to 230 lbs and once I had my youngest I kicked my exercise and healthy eating in gear and lost 95 lbs. I am now 5'8 and 135 lbs, but no matter how hard I have worked in the gym I haven't been able to melt away the extra skin that sags below my underwear or hangs every time I bend over. I met with... more
After my youngest daughter turned a year old, I had no more excuses to lose weight. So in 2012 I lost 115lbs and 25% body fat. After not being able to run for 1 minute straight In July of 2012, I decided to run 1 of each type of race to challenge myself. Finished with the marathon in 2013, and will NEVER run again. I got certified as a personal trainer in summer if 2013, and I get the shocked... more
Monday is the day! Im very nervous and also excited. Wish me luck. I plan on posting pics of before and after. So far Dr Donaldson and his staff have been great! I love his nurse Bobbie and I cant say enough good things about her. I Will be so happy to finally have this extra skin gone. Im hoping that this will be a new start for me.
so I'm a little over a week out I'm still sleeping in a... more
I am a mom of one, am 30 years old, 5ft tall, 105lbs. and recently got engaged to the love of my life. He has a son I adore, and we are happy with our little family of four.... No more babies :)
Soooo, I have been researching for over a year, have met with 6 doctors, and considered multiple approaches to fix my "mommy tummy". I have finally found my doc, decided on which surgery will best... more
I had 2 children, the last pregnancy being a C-Section, 21 years ago. I have not been able to lose the pouch above the C-Section Scar , I had my surgery Friday and went fo a follow up today, this has actually been better than I expected, I had worked myself up so terribly ,Dr Heck said I needed to rest and have been moving around too much .
up and down emotions, be sure you take all the... more
Very nervous but excited to have the surgery. I have worked hard for 2 years with getting exercise an making a lifestyle change on foods.... My procedure is Sept 25, 2013 an it is closing in quickly. I was 205 lbs as of August 2011. I joined weight watchers an I now have lost 45lbs an 23 inches. I have a belly that will not leave cause of 2 kids. I use weights, do Zumba, walk, an step classes... more
Hello ladies! First off some background! I am a 32 year old mother of an AMAZING little 3 year old who is the light of my life! I am 5'8 (technically 5'7 1/2 but I'm rounding up) and about 185 pounds. I carry most of my weight in my belly, flanks and upper thighs (doh!). I have yo-yo'd over the last few years and at my highest I weighed 200lbs. After the birth of my little sunshine, I managed... more
I am 15 days post op today from a tummy tuck/breast lift. I have had an AMAZING experience and would do it again in a heart beat. I have two year old and one year girls both delivered via csection. I gained 70 lbs with my last baby and have lost 65 of it, but needed this procedure to remove the skin. I have had little (very little) pain. I wouldn't call it pain...more like soreness. I have... more
I turn 20 June 26th. So im kinda young still. I have a daughter who turns 2 June 14th. Before I had her I was 108 pounds, I gained a lot with her and after couldn't loose the weight and I have a lot of stretch marks. When I say a lot I mean most of my stomach! The way I look is a big thing for me. I HATE the way I look, I cry about it all the time. I love having my daughter she is the most... more
I have always been very athletically built, but after having children, I can not get rid of my belly! I was around 160 solid # before children, gained 80# with my oldest, lost about 60# of that, then 4 years later had our first son in which I gained 40 # losing about 30 of it, another 3 years later we had our last son gaining another 40# I was now about 240# at delivery..& it was not... more
Im 8 weeks and 3 days po. I have swell hell days, recently had a few days with no swelling at all:) my incision is beautiful now, a few raised areas I believe are sutures but waiting for my ps to evaluate. Skins still tight but softening has come a long way from week one. I hope soon I can stop wearing spanx. Doc says I can but I just feel better with it on. The outcome is amazing, and I have... more
I'm 24 and have known I wanted to get a tummy tuck since I found out what one was. I spent years being over weight and have never had a flat tummy, after having my first child I decided enough was enough and started working out and completely changed my eating habits, I dropped over 50lbs and felt good about myself for the first time in my life! I got pregnant with my second child shortly... more
I finally had my tummy tuck with lipo after having 3 children. I was afraid to have it done because of the risk envolved. I also felt guilty of doing something for myself. Since I spend much of my time taking care of others. I am 39 yo mother of 3. I am 5'2 and 128lb. My goal is to to have a flat tummy again like I did 19 years ago. This will improve my self esteem significAntly. The... more
Had a full tummy tuck and liposuction in September 2011. I am 4 months post-op and lovin' my new look. I didn't think I was ever going to have a FLAT belly again!! I'm 47 and feel much younger thanks to my new shape. My physician-Jeffery Donaldson in Columbus, OH was absolutely wonderful and my surgery couldn't have went better. Best money I ever spent!!!! more
I am a mom of 3 boys, 12 year old twins and a 3 year old. I have always had a "tummy" but now with the past pregnancies and of course age, I just can't get rid of it. I have wanted a tummy tuck since I had my twins and now that I know that there will be no more babies my wish will be granted.
I can't wait till my surgery but I have a lot to do before then. My huuby... more
I and a mother of 2 and a student working for my associates degree. Over the past year I have lost a lot of weight going from 210 to 160. After maintaining 160 ish for about 4 months, I have decided to investagate a TT. Tomorrow is my 2nd consultation with the doctor. Planning for the procedure in January while i take online classes to aid in recovery. My husband has had some reservations... more
After having my first son, my weight shot up to 230 lbs. Two years later, and finally closing the chapter on a bad relationship with my son's dad, I lost over 80 lbs....but didn't lose the extra skin that so graciously decided to "hang" around. 14 years later I am in the best physical shape that I've ever been in my entire life. I still have further to go, but I am ready... more
I am 38 and married. I have 3 kids; a 10 year old and twins that are 6. I was 4 ft around 2 weeks prior to giving birth to my twins and I am only 5 foot tall. So, my belly was huge. 6 years later and my belly still shows it. I tried working out with a trainer and nothing worked. I finally had enough and decided I'm going to bite the bullet and get a Tummy Tuck. My normal physician even... more
I am 28 years old and a stay-at-home mother to two beautiful children, ages 6 and 3. I've never been too heavy but have always had trouble with my midsection. That has always been the place that I would gain the weight first and then the last place that I would lose it.
While I was pregnant with my first child, I developed preeclamsia. Even though I gained about 30 pounds, I was left with... more
So.... I've been on a 2.5 year journey to lose about 90lbs. I was always athletic and heavier than I looked thanks to being more muscular than average, but there was no excuse for the 269lbs that I hit in my late twenties. After turning my life upside down heading into 30 (will turn 31 this year)...downsized from corporate america, career reinvention, financial shifts, personal challenges.... more
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