Short Torso

  • Sinderella414
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • 3 years ago

I think web sites need to at least mention that if you have a short torso and want a tt to get rid of stretch marks...you shouldn't get your hopes up. After 28 years of waiting I had my hopes ripped out from under me today when i learned it can't be done. I'm devastated to say the least.

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I'm sorry about your disappointment. Stretch marks are so annoying. Believe me, I know first hand. Even on people with longer-torsos, tummy tucks don't remove 100% of the stretch marks. There is quite a lot on RealSelf about this issue. Here is what some doctors have to say about tummy tucks for stretch mark removal.

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I knew that I wouldn't be able to get rid of all of my stretch marks. I've read that I could expect to get rid of pretty much everything below my belly button - which was fine with me because I only have one that stretches just above it. So, I was expecting to still have some but that would be hidden by a bathing suit bottom along with the hip-to-hip scar.

Unfortunately, what I was told was that because my torso is short that I would still have a lot of stretch marks, the hip-to-hip scar AND a vertical scar due to not being able to remove the hole from excising my belly button. So, in the end, I would look even worse in a bathing suit that I do now.

I've literally looked at THOUSANDS of photographs and it never occurred to me that I wasn't going to be able to do this and get acceptable results.

I saw many, many photos of women who looked similar to me and they looked great afterwards.
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Would you consider posting photos so we can visualize what you're describing? I'm sorry your hopes were dashed! Were you happy with your surgeon?

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Sure, if you tell me how to post pictures in the forum I would be happy to.

Yes, I was very happy with the surgeon. As disappointed as I was I appreciated his honesty. He could easily have taken my money there would have been nothing I could do to change my outcome...and obviously the last thing I want is to feel even worse about my appearance.

I would definitely refer women to him who are considering any cosmetic surgery.
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