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I have wanted a TT for over 24 years. I gave birt...

I have wanted a TT for over 24 years. I gave birt to 2 kids they are now 27 and 24 I have 3 more kids thru my husband and currenly have 5 grandkids. I'm 45 years old and I'm so ready for a TT. I had a TT scheduled about 5 years ago and cancelled it to add on to the house instead. I'm ready now! !

I have wanted a tummy tuck for so many years. I...

I have wanted a tummy tuck for so many years. I really hate my stomach I don’t even like my husband to look at me or even touch my stomach, even if I am asleep and his hand come in contact with my tummy I move his hand. I look in the mirror and hate the way my stomach looks. My husband and I live a very active life we love to go on cruises and scuba dive and I always feel terrible the minute I put my bathing suit on. I can’t stand one piece baiting suits because it clings to the stomach, and if I wear a two-piece to help it has to be long enough to not show my stomach but if I move it moves up and I’m so worried someone will see it. (Belly). It’s not that I want to have this perfect body because I don’t I just want to feel conftable in my own skin.

My husband has always told me I’m beautiful and that he loves me and that my stomach does not bother him but I can’t help to feel he looks at it with disgust he gets so mad at me for saying that but I can’t help the way I feel. I would love nothing more than my husband to be able to rest his hands on my stomach or even my hips. I’m so afraid that he will touch gross belly when he touches me anywhere in that area.

I look forward to feeling comfortable in a bathing suit, Jean, dresses, heck to feel comfortable my underwear.

I know this will be painful but heck it don’t last for ever? Right? LOL

Ok.. I'm getting more and more excited I just...

Ok.. I'm getting more and more excited I just can't wait!:) Can you guys give me a list of things that I will have to have. I go for my pre-op on December 17th... I can't help but to keep saying Merry Christmas to me! Merry Christmas to me... Wow i just can't wait! :)

Well I'm one month away! I can't wait. I think...

Well I'm one month away! I can't wait. I think I'm driving my husband crazy I read him what I find on here and I call and remind him its such and such days away. LOL. I've been reading everyone's post and i have been so excited, I'm sure I will have a down day soon and worry again about having this done, but for now all is good! I'm proud of myself for doing this. I'm still not going to tell my mom or dad or my in-laws. I just don't think I need a lecture from them! I get enough of that from my daughter who is a nurse. I told my husband that she will probley end up freaking me out during the healing process. She is a wonderful nurse but when it's her family she is a worry wart. LOL.

19 days till my TT I'm getting so excited. Told...

19 days till my TT I'm getting so excited. Told my son while he was home for a visit before he leaves for Afganistan it didn't seem to matter to him so that was good i would rather have no reaction to a bad one. Hoping that me going back to work on the 7th of Jan will give me enough time to heal thats 11 days... what do you guys think.. I sit at a desk but I work with nothing but men and I really don't want them to know!

Ok pre-op done everyone is paid and got good news...

Ok pre-op done everyone is paid and got good news on my son today I'm one happy girl
Last night had panic attacks. Not sure if it was from my son beeing in Afghanistan or my pre-op today. But now woohoo I feel good.

Well I have 4 or is it 3 more days to go and I'm...

Well I have 4 or is it 3 more days to go and I'm still just as excited, I AM ONE READY GIRL lol. I have taken a few more pictures to post for before album I can't believe how ugly my tummy is I could puke just looking at them but I thought what the heck I want to see the diffrence. HEHE I can't wait to post after pictures. I laugh it seems everyone I know is sick right now and I'm avoiding them all! I would cry my eyes out if I got sick now! Just keep in your prayers please, no matter how ready I am I'm so scared to.

Ok I made it to the flat side. I had my surgery...

Ok I made it to the flat side. I had my surgery yesterday sorry no pictures yet but from what I have seen it's great. I can look down and it looks so flat. We did take the binder off to adjust and took a peek and I love the way it looks. I'm sore but its not to bad. I feel like I have done a million and one sit ups. LOL. My husband has been wonderful and taking very good care of me. I got a little sick last night I guess from the anesthesia but once I got sick and took more medician I felt better and sleep off and on last night. I feel sorry for him because he didn't get much sleep. he wend to to the recliner to the love seat to the floor! Poor guy. Tonight I'm going to try and sleep in our bed just so he can sleep. I think I have enough pillows and stuff to do it.. We will try. I have been keeping up with the pain meds and I think that has really helped. Well i think I'm off to take a nap LOL.

Ok I'm 5 day's now I guess its' five I didn't...

Ok I'm 5 day's now I guess its' five I didn't cound the day I had surgery as day one. It has not been as bad as I though it would be. The first night i did get sick but that passed and it's been ok. I hate these drains I'm prayin they get taken out on Thur. my first PO apt. Yesterday I still had about 50 out of each drain but it looks less so far today. I was suprised on how much my lady part swelled but I guess that is just part of it. My husband said the Doc said he took about 3 lbs of skin off. (WOW) I'm happy.. My weight is down 7 lbs so I'm happy about that. My scar looks nice and low and thin I like that. It goes up on the sides but no big deal I know that going in. I sure don't feel Sexy yet but it'm sure that will come. My husband has done a great job taking care of me and cleaning and cooking. I had to take picture of him cleaning because that is somthing he does not do, almost posted it. LOL. I tried to put some panties on yesterday and with these drains NO WAY. How do you girls do that. Well happy healing to everyone.

Well I got drains out yesterday and a few stitches...

Well I got drains out yesterday and a few stitches to! Felt really tired after. But oh my gosh I love life without drains. I took my first shower today and wow I feel like a new women. I think I will go get a pedicure today. I'm still real swollen I pray that goes away soon!

Well I posted a few more pictures. So far very...

Well I posted a few more pictures. So far very happy wish the lady parts wouldn't swell but it will end. I go back to work Monday full time so I thought I would go in today and see how I will do I worked 3 hrs and it wasn't to bad I do get tired a lot easier (when will that end). Well hope everyone is having a great day

I had my second PO apt today and he said...

I had my second PO apt today and he said everything looks good he did drain a little fluid today I didn't feel a thing (thank God). I'm so happy with the way things are looking. I'm still swollen but all is good. I also went to work today I only worked a 1/2 day, I plan on working a full day tomorrow. I hope everyone is healing great... sending you all hugs.

Well I will be 5 weeks in a few days. I'm feeling...

Well I will be 5 weeks in a few days. I'm feeling better everyday I'm still swelling alot but I guess it will pass one of these days. I hope everyone is healing good! :) I was told I can wean myself off my binder last week.. wow it's harder than I thought it would be. I bought a garment that I hate. It's ok at first but then It's hard for me to keep it on and I hate that I have to pull it down everytime I need to go potty. Whe are you guys putting on your scar if anything?

I'm 6weeks now and I'm feeling pretty good. I am...

I'm 6weeks now and I'm feeling pretty good. I am still swelling allot but no real pain. My tummy is still hard above my belly button but getting a little better every day. I haven't done much to my scar yet not sure what I should be doing to it, I go to the doctor the 21 I will ask then. I am really ready to start working out my husband just started cross fit training and I'm jealous! We both want to look great and surprise our son when he gets home from Afghanistan.

I will be 9 weeks tomorrow It's been tough 2 weeks...

I will be 9 weeks tomorrow It's been tough 2 weeks. I'm not sure why I have this indention above my belly button and I have been trying to be positive about it but its not changing:( has anyone else had anything like this? I will post a few pictures I'm just really discouraged right now. My last apt with my PS he said I might need a little more lipo... Crap I just want to feel normal again.. I'm not in any pain but I sure don't feel sexy! I even wake up like this

Hi, It's been 12 weeks today! I'm happy with TT! ...

Hi, It's been 12 weeks today! I'm happy with TT! I see things I wish looked better but its only 12 weeks right.. LOL I would so do this again...

OK I'm almost 13 weeks and getting ready to go on...

OK I'm almost 13 weeks and getting ready to go on a cruise I know we don't let the sun hit our scar but has any one tanned in a tanning bed and covered the scar with towel or anything. I don't want to fry on the cruise. Any thoughts?

Well It's been 15 1/2 weeks. I'm feeling normal...

Well It's been 15 1/2 weeks. I'm feeling normal can do just about anything now. We just got back from our Cruise and had a really good time. I didn't mind laying on the deck in my bathing suit at all.. Although I feel like my boobs are stinking huge now. LOL ok they are huge but they really seem even bigger now. Hope everyone is healing great... I added a few new pictures.

Well I am 19 weeks today! I feel great... I know...

Well I am 19 weeks today! I feel great... I know I still don't look like ''10'' great but I'm so happy with my my results.. It feels good to feel good.. I look much better in my clothes. I know I still have alot of stretch marks but thats ok.. It just reminds me of the 2 beautiful children I gave birth to.. I love that my husband loves me and my body.. Woot Woot.. LOL My scar is healing good I think, I wish that it didn't go up as far as it does but oh well. It seem like I have been sick with one thing or another since the surgery, tooth (root canal), foot (small surgery), cold, just ran down, and oh yeah too many fever blisters to list, I feel good don't get me wrong, but I have always been healthy lol. Really I feel so blessed to have had this surgery and I wouldn't trade it for nothing! Life is GOOD... Happy healing everyone...

20 weeks today! Boy when you say 20 weeks you...

20 weeks today! Boy when you say 20 weeks you think its a long time but it's not not. I have been healing great, my scar is starting to fad I would of said the swelling has been better but then today WHAM tonight I'm very swollen. I have posted a few pictures... happy healing

24 weeks! (new picture) Going to Doctor on monday to see about Dog Ears.

Well it's been 24 weeks! I feel great! I'm still very numb so when my little dog jumps on my belly it feels so weird.. LOL I go to the doctor tomorrow to see about fixing my dog ears You should be able to see in my new pictures. I'm hoping to get a little lipo above my belly button also.. but who knows we will see.

28 weeks and got my dog ear fixed looks much better

Had my dog ear fixed on the 11th a little sore but not bad at all and it looks so much better! Happy happy

Almost 10 Months (new Pictures)

Well it has almost been 10 months now.. I love my new tummy!!! :) I still have some weight to take off but all in all I feel great. My scar is healing well, I'm still numb at my belly button but that is a small price to pay! :) My husband love's my belly he loves that it does not bother me to walk around naked! (So do I)

Almost 10 Months

Well it has almost been 10 months now.. I love my new tummy!!! :) I still have some weight to take off but all in all I feel great. My scar is healing well, I'm still numb at my belly button but that is a small price to pay! :) My husband love's my belly he loves that it does not bother me to walk around naked! (So do I)

One year one month

1 year 1 month

Well it's been one year and one month now.. I feel great and my scar is fading! I had to go in and have another surgery this past December (hysterectomy) explaining the little scares that look fresh on my belly and I also have circle's on my tummy from the hormone patch, but other than that I'm doing great... I feel wonderful... Very pleased. I just started working out with a personal trainer hoping to take off 20 lbs and get in shape... Hope everyone is doing great...
Dr. Guillory

He has 15 years experiance does good work and he is a Board Certified Plastic Surgent & he is in our town!

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You look great.
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You look awesome, congrats! I have a dog ear that needs fixed, how is it done? Can you go right back to work?
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He numbs it and just cuts it out no big deal at all! I felt the shots but that was it! I went back to work just fine and a weekend trip the next day :)
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I had one fixed too. No big deal at all. I even forgot about it until I took a shower later that evening :)
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Veeeeeery nice!!! Great photo collage too- :0)
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Thank you. It looks even better now I think. Happy healing
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Looking great!
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Whoo-Hoo----24 weeks look like magic!!!!!
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You do look great! I'm so happy that you are pleased with your results. I have a dog ear on one side. I mentioned it to my PS a couple of months ago. He said he didn't want to do a revision prior to six months. So...here I am at six months and no changes. Please let me know what your PS says.
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I went today and he said no problem about dog ear and I go July 9 th. I do need a little lipo above my belly button but he wants to wait a little longer for that. My ps has been great with me
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Wonderful! I've got to make my appointment. Does he want to wait on lipo because of swelling? My swelling continues to be crazy! At least I hope it's swelling :/ It returned at month 5 with a vengeance.
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He said he wanted the skin to relax a little more.. its tight there! puggy but tight. He said becuase It harder to lipo the same spot...
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Your before and after pics are amazing. You look great! Congratulations. Your surgery was about a month before mine.
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What a transformation - do you feel as good as you look! It is great to see, how with time things progress and keep getting better. I am three 13 wks post op now, and looking forward to seeing continued improvement. Thank you for the update. x
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Thank you... I feel awesome... I know I still have tons of streachmarks but oh man i'm so stinking happy.... I even sleep nude...I would not do that before... LOL I look foward to see the PS tomorrow and see what he thinks of the dog ears... Thanks again... Happy healing girl.
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Yey to you... your confidence just shines through... it makes me smile! let us know what the surgeon says about the dog ears... I reckon I have those bad boys too! x
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you look fab hun congrats!
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You look awesome! You can really see the progress and how you thinned out over the last several weeks. Do you exercise a lot?
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I just started back to the gym I'm praying I lose som in my boobs, but and legs lol. Thank you I feel good
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Amazing results! You look great!! Oh, and GO Rocky Top!! lol...
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Hi! My PS Dr. told me no sun/tanning for a year.. BUT, I would think if you wore bottoms in the booth, you would be fine.. BB? Don't know how you would cover that.. I probably would cut a small circle piece of fabric and lay over top.. ( sounds silly I'm sure ).. I would think burning would be way worse for your scars.. When you are out in the sun, maybe dab a little sunscreen on your BB. Okay, now I'm just rambling.. Hope you find out for sure what to do! Have a great time on the cruise! :)
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Thanks :-). I won't show my belly on the cruise and planned on laying a towel over top just to make sure :-) don't want to mess anything up lol.
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I love your pics.
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I get a small indentation under my belly button to when i wear something tight. It's not all the time but only when i have some kind of elastic on. I questioned my docter about it and he really can't explain why i get it. Because i'm like hollow in that area he asked if i ever had lipo done. I have never had lipo in my life so it's a mystery why it's there. Is it possible because its soft skin from above bb that got pulled down and theirs no fat under it? I just try to stay away with anything to tight right now. You look great! Wait till 6 months because i've seen peoples bellys after a year of tt and it looks different. Happy healing!!!
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Wow, you look great!!! I hope I will have as great of results as you!!!
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