I am considering getting a tummy tuck, but am not sure if I am a candidate for a full or mini. I am mostly concerned with the bulge I have over my c-section scar, but of course would like everything tightened and my stretch marks improved and lower. I am 31 years old, 5'6", 145-150lbs. I have 3 kids, all of them were cesarean. I am not having any more kids, I have had my tubes tied and do not... more
I am a Mother of 6 and just had my last baby 11/30/12. After 2 C-sections and 3 V-backs( Vaginal birth after C-section) I've decided to go through with my Tummy Tuck! After my last pregnancy the scale tipped close to 300lbs! I ate clean and exercised and I am now down to 212! I am not at my goal weight but I know the TT would help motivate me( going to the gym and seeing results... more
I am definitely going to get a tummy tuck in December. So tired of sucking it in and still looking pregnant despite frequent gym visits and calorie counting. Now I need to find a surgeon and there are so many options it is overwhelming. I just met with Dr. Christopher Hess in Fairfax, VA. I really liked him. Great bedside manner, very skilled. I would really appreciate any input from anyone... more
I had a tummy tuck with muscle repair and flank liposuction in mid-April. I have to admit that even though I had a lot of lower back pain and was so down about the way my mid-section looked I was very scared to have surgery.
I chose Dr. Singh because of his credentials + my OB/Gyn highly recommended him and I trust her. I didn't know I had diastasis recti. I just thought I had a lot of fat... more
My expectations aren't unrealistic. I have talk to the PS and there is no other way to get rid of the sagging, stretched out skin. I am totally scared, as I have heard that it hurts like hell, but in the end, it is totally worth it. We shall see. I have been wanting to do this for 8 years.... I'm ready. I have to buy clothes 2 sizes larger than what I actually need, because of this muffin top!... more
Dr. Chris Hess was the third doctor I visited to discuss my trouble spots: stomach and flanks. The factors that distinguished him from the other doctors I met and why I selected him as my surgeon are as follows:
• Health History Form – Katie, the Office Manager, sent me the forms in advance, which allowed me the time to enter EVERYTHING about my health. To me, that was important as I... more
I am so happy to have a scheduled date! I'm 10 days away!!!
Getting to this point has been a struggle to say the least! I am very tall (5"11) I wasn't the skinny model chick I always had wide hips , thick thighs, and a flat stomach but not tight. I weighed 175 wearing a size 12 and I looked good. I had my first child and pretty much snapped back after some time I actually got smaller and was... more
I have 2 wonderful boys .8 and 6. Unfortunately My stomach is not so wonderful. :(
After being in denial for the last 8 years about my body appearance it is time for the tummy tuck. I have always thought Of this and said to myself "oh I don't need that I am happy with myself".
Truth is I am NOT HAPPY WITH MY STOMACH! I am sick and tired of being asked "How far are you, When are you due,... more
My highest weight was about 320. I lost 60 pounds over 10 years ago and kept it off with exercise. A couple of years ago I started eating better and lost another 67. I was 193 on the day of my surgery.
I go to the gym 4-5 days during the week and I'm pretty active on the weekends.
There was no way additional weight loss was going to fix my stomach. I wear a size 14 pant. Before surgery My... more
I have been wanting a TT for at least 10 years now. Growing up I've never had a flat stomach but it wasn't a problem to after having kids which increased the fat around my stomach. My stomach is very noticeable because I'm a small frame women. I decided this year I was going to save the money to get it done. I did my research and scheduled my consultation with a Board Certified PA with my... more
Before Journey of having a Tummy Tuck:
I am an athletic 24 year old, with two kids. Before kids I was 130 at 5'5. When I had my first son I gained 40 pounds on top of developing Pre-Eclampsia around 32 weeks. I became very swollen very fast which led to lots of stretch marks on my stomach and lose saggy skin. After having my son I was left with a stomach that did not resemble anything close to... more
I am a mother of two beautiful children of a 3yr and a 1 yr old . Both of my pregnancies were very large. I am 5'0 on a good day and both children were over 9 pounds not including that I had a lot of extra fluid around them. Add a little weight gain and my belly ended up a disaster. I am obviously very self conscious as well as it affecting my ability to find clothes. I just don't feel strong... more
So my pre-op is this Tuesday. I need to decide if I can settle for a regular TT or get the Body Lift which will smooth my back fat as well. It's a 3k difference plus larger area to care for while healing.
This morning I had my physical, blood work, and then pre-op appointment. I just decided to just go with the regular tummy tuck. The doctor told me that I could smooth out my back with... more
Words can not describe how happy I am with the result that I got from the Tummy Tuck by Dr. Tattelbaum! He has made me a new person! I was getting so depressed from the big belly I had from having 2 kids. And after all sorts of exercises, it did not make that big of a difference. So through a friend's recommendation, I found Dr. T. From the first meeting, he treated me like family. I felt... more
The last time I had a flat stomach was before my kids. After my TT Now I actually look and feel sexy naked. I have more confidence. Dr Moshyedi was so nice and answered all my questions. I might go back and get my hips, flanks, and back done. It doesn't look bad now but I think it can look better. That's just me because everyone thinks I look amazing. I will try to post pics. more
I am scheduled to have my tummy tuck and lipo done with Dr. Ayman Hakki. I'm excited and nervous, but I feel totally comfortable with Dr. Hakki and his staff. I am 38 years old with a stomach that bothers me! In addition, I have back fat that needs to go. With that being said, I'm going I'm for an extended tummy tuck, lipo of my bra rolls, bat wings and flanks.
So, I'm scheduled to... more
I have been considering getting my tummy in order for about 3 yrs now. I first started my search in 2011 and Dr. Chiaramonte was the first surgeon I had a consult with. Unfortunately my husband and I couldn't afford financing at the time. So 3 years later, I am ready and completely able to make my dream come true and plan to.
I have been on 3 consultations this past month... more
Hello Everyone. I have been looking into a tummy tuck for about 12 years now. I have three children, all by c-section, and every since then, my tummy never looked the same. After I had my son via c-section, my abdomen area started sagging. As the years went on, they started sagging even more. I even noticed a rash from the sagging skin rubbing against my pubic area. When I would work out... more
My goal is to have a flat tummy and smooth back... My TT is tomorrow at 10:00 am. It's been a long journey to get here... Of course, like everyone else, I felt a little guilty spending that kind of money on elective surgery. I rescheduled it 3 times, until finally I decided that I was tried of selecting clothes based on how it would make my tummy look... Tomorrow is all about me!!!
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