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Tummy Tuck and Liposuction on over 60s

  • leena swf
  • naples
  • 3 years ago

Hi, has anyone over 60s had tt/lipo done? I checked this board so many times a day, hoping to get someone to post anything about the age and the surgery. So far, I have seen all ages, from early 20s to mid early 50s, but never in the 60s or higher. I am having mine done in 2 weeks and wondering if Iam too old and too vain to do this.

It is very expensive, as you all know. I am very fit for 62 (going on 63). Plays tennis 2-3 times a week, golf at least 2 days, works out 5-6 days. But my tummy surely does not show that. I am very petite, barely 5' and according to my gym's scale 128 lbs. Is that overweight? Everything in my body is taut, except for my belly that looks like a bull dog's jowls(ugh!!!)

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I had a tt done when I was 62. It went great! The only issue I had was the dog ears. Just went for revision of dog ear scars plus some lipo on hips and flanks. I am now 7 days post op for the lipo and doing fine so far. Can't tell much because I am swollen and my Dr. does not use compression garments. Have to wait a few more weeks to really see without swelling.
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Had to laugh at myself for being sort of proud and certainly happy that I walked on the treadmill for 20 mins two days in a row. Did the second spell yesterday am and by pm was back to many mini bed rests! It wasn't really the swelling that got me but the sharp little pains all over the upper tummy area, well above the scar line. Maybe I do have tummy muscles after all! I had the hill setting on 5 yesterday which was higher than the day before but who knows. What I do know is that I will not try again for a few days! lol
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Hey Smiley and Happy, I would wear my corset during the day then take it off at night. I would not sleep with it. The more active you are the more you will swell. So with waving my arms around kept me swollen thru the day. Then at night it would calm down and the swelling disipate. I am my flatest in the morning. I think with just barely 8 weeks out, I would bring your corset just in case. I hike also, and it is hot. Now I am free though. I stopped wearing it around the 12th week. Sorry. Hope this helps. Keep exercising. Everyday it will get better and so will your tummy.
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Great to hear the good news Sister Sal. Good news for you is positive for me too as you are ahead of me quite a bit. I have two part time jobs. One I am doing from home until next week (suppoetive woman boss) and I am managing to cope with the other one so far (non suppoetive male boss!). Just need to remember to sit down as much as I can with that one. I walked for 20 mins on the treadmill yesterday and today. Not a lot I know but I'm not 3 weeks until Thursday so not too bad either.

I was particularly pleased to hear you are not wearing the strait jacket (lol) any more. When did you stop and did you still wear it at night when you first stopped? Actually I don't find it too bad but we will be travelling for a month in hot and humid (and probably wet) weather in approx 5 weeks. I will be 2 months po then and I think the strait jacket will be the biggest problem. We will be living out of backpacks but my partner will do the carrying of them. Fortunately he is extremely supportive.
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I am now 16 weeks out from my TT. I am looking better everyday. My swelling comes still on my working days. I am a hairdressser and move from the waist up a lot. I am not wearing my corset anymore. Still have touch sensitivity on either side of my new button. My lipo has changed quite a bit the last 3 weeks. Seems to be slimming down alot around the waist and wing area of my back. Stronger by the day. I am a happy camper.
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I don't think age has anything to do with vanity levels! I am 61 and had my tt 2 1/2 weeks ago. I have swelling and sometimes I have down moments and wonder how long it is going to take, but most times I have a little smile on my dial. That's because when I look in the mirror I don't see that revolting fat, flabby and floppy belly any more. Yeah! I wish I could have done it years ago but I couldn't have justified the cost then, on the income I had. From what I have read my recovery seems on a par with everyone else so I say 'Never too old'.
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I had my TT 13 weeks ago. I am 62 years young, in good shape and good weight. I have never been happier. No more dropped abdomen and protruding belly. I am flatter then I was as a teenager. I will say go for it.
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I say there's no such thing as "too old" or "too vain" for anything if it's truly something you want to do for yourself.

If you're looking for some outside validation, my vote is "go for it"!
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Thanks Barbie. I might add I have 4 kids, aging from 43 to 39 and 13 grandkids, and they're all wonderful human beings.
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