Should I do it? Is it worth it?
By danadrae on 20 Mar 2012
Ok. I've been reading some other comments and stories. I am 51 and live in the Sacramento area. I just recently lost over 30 pounds (30 was my goal.) I've always been a "tiny" person per se. 4'3" with a small frame. But over the past couple of years I gained weight (significant weight - for me) due to stress. All my life I was active and at some periods to an obsessive point. Even when I was in my 20's or 30's, and even when I was a stay-at-home mom and spent hours at the gym, my tummy was always the most negative part of my body. No amount of cardio or sit ups could give me abs I felt I could show - either with a two-piece bathing suit or under a tight shirt. I just accepted it because the rest of my body was small. Now, that I've lost this weight (and plan on staying at this weight) I finally feel that I deserve to have the one part of my body at a place that I've never had before. Even being thin, I have to "suck it in" to keep the pooch from showing. I don't need lipo, I don't need implants, I just need that life-long pooch that is my gut, to be gone. Should I do it? From what I've seen, the average of $8K is not alot compared to other cosmetic surgeries I've seen. Where should I go in my area? How much time should I spend investigating? And...is it worth it?