I had my second child in March 2013 and around the beginning of May 2013 I had a (belly button) hernia repair. Once my body was “back to normal” my stomach was just very saggy and unattractive and the hernia repair just didn't seem right. So around March the next year I began looking into getting an abdominoplasty. I looked into many doctors in my area and the one I felt most comfortable... more
I'm having a full tummy tuck with lipo of my flanks and inner and outer thighs. I've always wanted a tummy tuck and my sweet hubby (2nd marriage - married for 1 year now) surprised me with this! Now that it's becoming a reality, I'm not as serious about it as I thought I was, lol. I've talked myself in and out of doing it several times already. BUT, God willing and the creeks don't rise,... more
One week closer to being flat, getting nervous . I really hope the pain is not too bad and my healing goes well . I will post before pics soon :) I called my doctor yesterday and I spoke to Anna she said she Dr Rai performed her TT 3 years ago and the pain is very minimum. I'm going for my pre op tomorrow will also check if they can go ahead and give me a breast lift
So ready for my flat... more
After losing over 100 lbs ten years ago and having four children, I had a lot of excess skin and my breasts were saggy and had lost volume. I wanted to have a tummy tuck for many years but for various reasons was not able to do so. In March of this year I had an extended tummy tuck along with a breast lift and am very pleased with my results. I was worried about the recovery, and it was tough.... more
Good things take time. It took me 5 years to have my first child, then shortly after I had a second and oops my beautiful twins were born...4 kids in 5 years! My body had snapped back after the first 2 but my pregnancy with the twins, not so much (an understatement). My OB told me to put away my bikinis and get a Lands End Swimsuit! I had gone for a consult 15 years ago but did not have the... more
My body bounced back from pregnancy pretty well up until my last c-section. I ended up with skin that folded into the scar and just got more and more uncomfortable as time went on. It looked and felt awful. I thought I just needed a scar revision so consulted with a surgeon. He said that the reason I had that folding was because I had a substantial abdominal diastasis and recommended a... more
Had consultation and dr. says I am a perfect candidate (i.e. loose skin below BB, minimal muscle separation, some fat to be removed by lipo prior to removing skin).Has anybody had a lipoabdominoplasty? Before/after photos are impressive but wondering about recovery times compared to standard TT. I am 5'9, 155 lbs. with a "flap" in lower abdomen that gets worse with age- has morphed into a... more
Hi girls, I am a 35 yr old mom of 3 gorgeous kids 20 yrs old 7 yr and my lil girl which is 4 yrs.
My babies were big I am barely 5 ft tall and my kids were 9 and 9 and half pounds each.
I been up and down on weight, still over weight but battling I been wanting to do the TT and finally saved enough money to do it.
Seen 4 different doctors one of them was really rude and he told me I needed... more
I am nervous but excited all at the same time. There are moments I want to cancel and just continue life as is. I am down to 138 lbs from a high of 170 not pregnant. This is the smallest I have ever been in my life. I find myself wondering if I can get rid of my flabby stomach on my own with time. My dr has reassured me that it is saggy skin at this time. He would be surprised if my stomach... more
I've always been thin (it's genetic) but I've always been self conscious about my belly. I was working out regularly for years, but the past couple of years I've lost my momentum. I'm 5'5" and 135 lbs. I have no butt, small boobs (36A), and my belly currently measures 36". Most people don't understand why my belly bothers me so much, but people close to me get it. I have to buy Juniors... more
I never thought about a tummy tuck until 4 yrs ago. My last child put so much extra weight in me. After I delivered I was 285 lbs. I fought and got majority of the weight off. Then again I was back down at 165 but I wanted to be the size I was five years ago which was 145. After having two c-sections my stomach wasn't going anywhere. I got fed up and made my consultation appointment for a full... more
Hello ladies! Happy to have found this site. I decided to post just today, even though my surgery is Monday already. I'll be having a breast lift+aug and tummy tuck. Anywho, I still want to post pictures so others can get an idea just like I did from others on here. Let me tell you'll a little about myself. I got the gastric bypass in 08, I am 5"7 and went from 230 to 148lbs. I've tried so... more
Hey guys, Im so glad I found this website. Sometimes I felt like I was the only one who felt that way that I did. I love my kids to death. but my body was not meant to stretch the way that it did. With both my kids I was all belly. I thought I was having triplets or something. In High school and after I was always around a size 0. (how I miss those days) but obviously with kids and time I am... more
I cried after going to the doctor in 2010. I found out that I had severe Diastasis Recti and hernia behind my BB. Diastasis Recti is encountered during pregnancy. It's separation of the abdonimis muscles into a left&right side. As my daughter developed my abdomen separated and split apart. Less than 5% of moms have severe diastasis after having a baby. This causes me to look 5 to 6 months... more
I am 37 years old and i have 3 children.. my present weight is 127 and i am 5 "2. After the birth of my third child i had stretch marks and a stretched tummy. I hate having to tuck in my tummy whenever i wear jeans or cute shorts, u guys know what im talking about lol..i opted for the no drain tt because the healing rate is so much faster than the conventional way. I just got the funds to... more
I've been thinking about this for so long but I've never been brave enough. After reading so many different reviews here on real self, I decided to go for it. Especially since I've been single for over 2 yrs- feeling very insecure about my naked appearance. That's why I don't have any before pics. I'm happy to finally have this done-can't wait to put on a 2 piece (haven't put 1 on for 18... more
I haven't had the procedure yet but I really, really want it. I am afraid of the "aftermath" more than anything because I am currently single and moving to a state where I don't have any family. I won't have anyone to care for me afterwards. I need an idea of if I can care for myself of if that is a totally stupid idea..
It seems as if I will need to hire a home health aide or have... more
I'm 48 years old. I lost 40 lbs and I just needed to tighten and flatten my flabby tummy. I had a lot of fat under my breasts that no amount of weight loss and exercise could take care of that! Met with Dr. Lester and immediately knew he was the guy. He recommended TT with muscle tightening and lipo on tummy and flanks. I look amazing only 13 days PO. He also did a little lipo on my chin... more
I am 15 days post op today I wish I'd found this site prior to my surgery to update you on my progress. I will have to go back and try to recap everything from the consultation to date. This was a decision that I made a few years ago but never had the means to do it. Last year I now had the means and decided that I would. I did a lot of research and had two consultations. I chose Dr. J on my... more
I am 4 days post tt with extended scar and lipo to the flanks. I really expected the pain to be a lot worse. I must say I am in no pain. I have minor discomfort when I move around. The arnica tabs, trameel and pineapple juice really does work wonders. The first day of surgery I washed dishes and did a load of laundry. Although this is not recommended, I felt well enough to do some chores. ... more
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