Age 50 Plus Tummy Tuckers

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Ladies we now have a new community just for you. Talk about all the experiences you've had as a Tummy Tucker over the age of 50.

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Hi everyone. It has been almost a year since I had my TT with muscle repair. (8/9/13) I am doing well. My scar is very faint and Iove my shape. I do have some fatty tissue and skin that never went away just above my mons area , low and center. I am scheduled for a revision of that area on 8/15/14. My PS thought that lipo would not work best in the area and there would be extra skin with lipo alone. He is not charging me for the surgeon's fee for the revision. I decided since i was going to do the revise that I would elect to have lipo on my back/ hip area. I have always had a "fat pad" above my crack and on my upper hip area. I have never had lipo before so would appreciate any helpful information regarding recovery. I am not too concerned about the procedures but do not look forward to general anesthesia for whatever reason. (lack of control maybe?) I havenever regretted the TT and love to wear dresses now and more fitted tops without the covering jackets! yea and am looking forward to an even better figure to come. I am 64 years old and eligible for Medicare in November. haha It is great to be back on this site as last year you all were so helpful to me!!
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That is awesome cindy63! I had lipo during my first tummy tuck. I was pretty sore from that for 4 to 6 weeks. I feel like he could have gone a little tighter in my second tummy tuck but nothing I can do now. It's been 3 months and I'm finally feeling like I can do ab exercises without it pulling and hurting. I too have never regretted my tummy tucks and enhancements! Wish I would have done them sooner! Good luck!
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Thanks Millrc300! Yes- I'm expecting soreness but I don't think it will be as drastic as my original TT. I am ready to proceed! Keep in touch! And keep up the good work
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I am a 68 year old MALE. We also have these procedures and yes, have the same pain and scars and healing problems. Go for it and be the best you can be. I hope it has turned out fabulously for you and look forward to hearing more of your journey.
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It's great to hear from you, thank you for checking back in with us.  let us know how the revision goes.  Visit the Sixty Something and Sexy Ladies Forum.  I am sure you could provide some great tips and support in this area:)
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Thanks Kimmers25! It is great to be back for more support and connections. I will visit Sixty Something and Sexy Ladies Forum. That is a new one for me. Looking forward to it!
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And you are going to fit in perfectly:)
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Hello everyone I am having a TT on 11/18/2014 I must say at 55 I forget I am 55 until I go to the ER for kidney stone (first one so much pain) and while I am there the doctor looks like he he is 12. Ha ha ha...and realize I have kids his age. :D I must say I see so many women on here in their 20's and 30's doing so many things. From breast reductions to mommy makeovers! BRAVO for them! My oldest is 30 and back then you rarely saw a man push a stroller. :) So here I am 55 having a Breast Reduction on 11/11/2014 and a TT and an Arm lift on 11/18/2014 I see all these posts and think...Why did I wait till now??? Well for one menopause was complete Hell for me and weight gain was at the top of the list of all almost 10 years of mood swings hormones weird aches and pains etc!!!! I kept thinking when "menopause was over" I would get the weight off and everything would be back to normal. ( I won't take the time to explain all I tried to help with menopause and nothing worked) So here I am 55 years young and thinking....WHY? did I wait! Honestly I just blinked and turned 50 blinked again and now I am 55. I am super excited to be doing this for myself. I am thrilled when I see anyone post about any surgery over 50 Why not? It's time for us I spent my whole life always helping others...lifting others up. Seeing what everyone else needs. I see these younger women doing all these things and I applaud them for making themselves a priority that is something that I feel most of my generations was made to feel guilty for doing. I'm a giver and feel much better giving than receiving. So here I am 55 a bit scare yet mostly excited to be doing this for myself! So glad to have this forum!
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Welcome! This is a wonderful, informative site that you will actually bond with women who are so supportive to each other as we take this journey!
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I am 55 and had my TT 3 weeks ago. The first couple of days is the worse. I love what I see so far. The swelling it the one thing I wish would hurry up and go away so I can fit into some cloths.
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Yes...keep reading about the swelling. I bought several caftan's that zip up the front very loose and comfy. I plan on living in them at first.
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Pre op appointment coming up on Tuesday! Bought 4 compression garments.. will bring them in and see what nurses suggest best to wear. Got my list of questions ready. I'm assuming most of them will be answered before I have a chance to ask, but I'm not taking any chances. Less than 2 weeks to go.. reality it starting to set in!
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Exciting!!!
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I love that we live in a time where we take lists of questions and want to know as much as possible about what we are doing. I only use doctors who are happy I research things though I respect doctors it's our body. :) Keep us posted!
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I have had two tummy tucks. First one was only partial. Not happy with results so had it redone. I'm 52 with four kids (first one was a c-section). I don't know if I have unrealistic expectations or if you have better results the younger you are. I want a flat stomach and don't feel like it is yet. I had the second one done April 21, 2014. Maybe it's just a matter of time. I'm working out hard but am still not at 100%. I still have twinges of pain around belly button when I do certain things. I will say the second surgery (even with breast implants this time) was so much easier. Recovery was extremely easy (I didn't even use pain medication at all). Is it possible to get defined, toned abs at 52?
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It has to be worth trying!! - the abs I meant. Even if you don't get the look you want on the outside, the inside has to be in much better shape at least.
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7 months, swollen abdomen, constant stomach pain and discomfort, never a comfortable bowel, shape gone, and proofing tummy...where did the 6 month me go? I look dreadful with such swollen abdomen, and do uncomfortable, really wish I had not had this surgery now.
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So sorry, to hear you have had so many problems. Must be tough when you consider that this is an elective surgery! I truly hope that things improve for you xxx
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Funky Nana, thank for your kind words! What a grizzle pot I was. Feeling much better today, and less bothered by everything. I am glad I had the surgery, especially after some encouraging words from my very loving hubby! Trying yoghurt, plums and mixed berries now..I'm diabetic....and finding that very helpful. Thankyou :) xxx
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And I'm 59 tomorrow, so a better attitude is just the thing! :)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!
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Happy Birthday, Gillie Ruth! So sorry to hear you are having such a rough time of it. Have you ever checked back with your PS or is it your bowel problem that has been giving you the problem? Sure hope you are feeling better soon. I've been away from my computer for the past several weeks so I haven't been keeping up with everybody but I think about you and wonder how you are getting on. I am still experiencing the fullness in my abdomen, especially as the day goes on but they say it takes up to a year or more till everything settles in. Just hang in there, my friend, it's going to be better and I hope you have a great Birthday, today.
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Hi KES25, glad to hear from you, I wonder how you are too. Hope you are well. I go for a checkup soon, just had a month of asthma and severe chest infection, so cortisone, antibiotics, constant coughing and pump haven't helped much! Put on several kilos because of the cortisone, and it does make emotions very up and down! Tummy trouble has been since the surgery, but I have IBS, so checkups all round. Our weather is getting cold now, how are your gardening plans going, mine will have to wait until I'm a bit stronger. Thankyou for the message, and birthday wishes. Hope you continue to improve with the swelling..it's quite a journey. I will hang in there friend of mine, and check back soon. I don't want to put other ladies of having Tt, it's still worth it all. :)
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Gillie Ruth, Having to fight Respiratory and gastric problems and the side effects of the cortisone is a tall order for anyone, much more someone only a little over half a year po TT. You earned the right to have an emotional release. Just remember, this too will pass. You'll probably be holding a little fluid while on the Cortisone also, but remember, the benefits of the meds outweigh the pesky side effects. So you are getting the cool weather, how cold do your winters get where you live? I'v been very busy for the past month or so. My youngest daughter bought a new home and I went down to her place for a few days to help her move, she only lives a 3 hour drive from us. I've also been busy with my garden, still have a few things to put in. My Husband and I have been going up to the casino in New York with relatives a few times this spring. I think that everyone just wants to do something different after the miserable cold winter we had just gone through. Anyway, I just couldn't seem to find the time to get to the computer. I also work 3- 12 hour shifts per week at the hospital. Time seems to get away from me at times. I went to the Podiatrist a couple of weeks ago, doing stretching exercises for my lt Achilles Tendon, icing it and wearing a contraption to bed to hold my foot at a 90 degree angle while I sleep. I can't take anti-inflammatories so I will just have to work my way through the foot issue. By the way Gillie Ruth, my name is Kathy. I often just use my initials and numbers as identifier on line. Well, I have no Idea what time it is there, or even what day, for that matter, lol. So, enjoy the rest of your Birthday. Get better, get strong.
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