I just wanted to let you know that I made the best decision ever this year.
After three kids, now 12, 11 and 8 years old, finally I had time to think about myself and my husband.
I researched for a long time online and I decided to visit Dr. DeMars on April 22 this year and after know him, me and my husband decided to have the surgery on May 28th 2014.
Everything was... more
I have my Full TT and waist lipo scheduled with Aaron Gorin (Portland, OR) on Dec 12th. I am beyond excited, but also have all of the same reservations as everyone else. My (free!) consultation visit with Dr Gorin was great. ZERO pressure. I never would have thought I was the type of person who would end up wanting plastic surgery, and was worried about feeling critiqued at Dr Gorin's office.... more
I had BIG babies...HUGE babies and as a result, there was a LOT of extra skin. In 2009 I discovered I had degenerative arthritis in my lower back and was in pain for close to five years. But with the skin removal, I have found that I'm up and moving around pretty easily and have been able to walk on a regular basis, which has been a miracle. more
I'm a mother of 2 boys, as mush as I love and adore my boys, they did a number on my body. I will be having a TT with lipo in July, I'm so excited!! I am divorced and single right now, so I figured it was about time for some "me time". I will try to keep this up to date after the procedure is done
Let me just say, I can not wait until I don't have to pull my pants up 20 times throughout... more
I finally called and scheduled MY appointment to have my spare tire deflated. I will be getting an extended TT and inner thigh lift. I weighed 305 at my heaviest. I currently weigh 230 and am 5'4". So, needless to say I have lost some of the weight I piled on, but still have some issues with saggy skin and muscle seperation. This has made losing the rest of the weight very hard. I cannot... more
Hello everyone, I guess its time to join in and tell my story. I don't have much just yet since my surgery isn't until Nov 22, but I can tell you a bit about me. I'm a 51 yr old mom of 3, all delivered by c section. Of course that was years ago, they are 27, 24, 18. I was always thin when I was younger. As I had kids and was a stay at home mom the weight crept up on me over the years. I always... more
I am very excited as I finally got my surgery date: September 27. I have my pre-op 9/19 and thank to this forum I have a ton of questions for Dr. lee.
I am 39 years old, mother of a wonderful 12 year old girl. Ia m5'9" 164 lbs. I am a very active woman, runner, big skier. I was not thinking of having a TT but husband brought it up as a "gift" for my 40s. I promised him I was going to... more
Hello! I turned 35 years old 3 days before my procedure. I also got my first degree in June so this was a graduation/birthday present from my husband! Yay hubby! I have 4 kids (ages: 11 1/2, 9 ,8 and 3 1/2). As you can see by the ages, my middle children are close in age. N is 18 months younger than G. and I think this is what caused my distastes in my abdominal muscles. Before they could... more
My procedure took a little over two hours. While Dr. Burgess was performing my tummy tuck she discovered a "fake hernia", she reapaired the blockage (fake hernia) and finshed my tummy tuck. I remember waking up in recovery then being transferred to my room. I was bit sick from the anesthesia but the nurses in the RR took good care of me over-night. I went home the next day and was on the road... more
I've had 4 kids. After having my twins, I have "twin skin" (crinkly, stretched skin) on my upper and lower abdomen. I had laser lipo 6 months ago on my upper abdomen. I am left with a "dent" above my belly button on the left side. I'm now considering a tummy tuck. However, the PS I'm seeing is concerned about the quality of my skin (where the dent is) and potential damage to the blood vessels... more
I wanted to do this for 18 years-since my first child was born and I realized that "pooch" hanging over my pubs was not going away once the baby came out. I hated that pooch. Hating that pooch made me hate my body and forget how incredible it was. That pooch made for a less that spectacular sex life. It made for an inconvenience in finding cute clothes I could feel good in. I had gained and... more
I am Mom 3 kids~2 are grown and on their own, the baby almost a teenager now :o) I have wanted this for years, I went for a consultation to another surgeon a few years ago and just was not comfortable through the visit, so I just dropped it for a while. It's been a few years since then and started to revisit the possibility of following through but just didn't want to go through the pain of... more
I've had two c-sections 10 years apart and lost 71 lbs after the last c-section. I am having a breast lift & tummy tuck. Because of my height I opted to lift my breasts instead of putting implants in. I still have a good amount of breast tissue mixed in with all that sag ;)
Currently I am in a size 4 pants.I'm two days out & starting to feel very overwhelmed by this whole process. I... more
I am a 49 year old woman, I am 5'9" and weigh 225. I have two children who are now 26 and 24. I was a chubby kid and always felt "different". I was athletic as a teen and that kept my weight at bay. While pregnant I gained 80 pounds...yikes! Depression, low thyroid function and unhealthy food choices contributed to my highest weight of 303 pounds.
Through exercise 5 days a... more
I am 54 and I've been married 30 years, 3 adult children and 1 grandchild. I am 5'7, 150 lbs. I am very slim everywhere except my belly, I had all my kids naturally and considering I gained 50lbs with 2 of them I did not get stretch marks. My stomach wasn't as flat as before kids but I was able to wear bikinis until into my 40's my stomach kept getting bigger. I have had... more
This experience is a long recovery, but one of the best decisions I've ever made! I'm a regular size girl (5'2 and 150) and had an apron of tummy skin that hung down over my mons (which was also fatty and hanging). I had previously been 60 lbs heavier, had 2 babies, and a splenectomy that left a scar across my abdomen. All of this equaled a large amount of skin and fat hanging. It... more
This is something I have wanted to do for the last 4 years after I had my second and last child. Once I had the money to do it I went back and forth on if I was being selfish and vain. I then decided that it is something that really effects my life and would make me feel so much better about myself. My boyfriend didn't want me to do it and the few people I told said they didn't... more
I am in tip-top shape, yet need a muscle repair and a tummy tuck to get rid of the extra skin on my belly. I keep vacillating about going through with it due to an autoimmune illness I have, which can be impacted by antibiotics. Other than that, additional concerns include the amount of money it costs and my feeling vain and selfish for spending the money. Albeit as mentioned above, my health... more
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