Tummy Tuck - England

I am a 24 years old & after losing just over...

I am a 24 years old & after losing just over 9stones in weight I have decided to have a tummytuck! I carry all the loose skin on my tummy and it disgusts me:( surgery is scheduled for 21s May, I am so excited, but terrified at the same time. I know this is what I want to do & I dont want my hideous tummy holding me back my whole life! Id love to speak with someone who has has this done for a bit of moral support:) my family & friends are great, except they don't really understand how I feel. Will post some before pics when I get a wave of confidence!
thanks girls :) xxx

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Hi Sarah good luck with your tt. I had mine 4 and a half weeks ago in manchester. And I have no regrets at all. Just remember to rest, rest, rest after ur surgery and be patient. Fingers crossed and go on get those before photos up. We r all embarrased but then when you have your new tummy u will be very proud xxx
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Hi Sarah, Wow 13 miles 3x a week. Thats great. I wish I could run but my knee won't allow any activity that is not low impact. My husband runs alot outside and it would be great to do it together but thats not in the cards for us. I feel you when you said about the Dr. not thinking what you've achieved is not good enough. I had the same experience yrs ago and it sent me on the wrong track and really knocked my self confidence. I wish I would have taken the attitude that you have. You are like I'll show him. I bet you will lose a lot more than that measly 6 pounds. Keep up the good work and keep us posted on your weight loss for the middle of June. PS you made me laugh when you said you weighed your tummy skin :)
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Thank you so much for your support girls, it means a lot. I do a lot of running and have recently increased my distance to 13miles, 3x per week. I looked at the scales this morning & have lost 2lb! :D So im on my way there. I thought about muscle weighing more than fat as well? Also, Know this is gross, but I tried to weigh my tummy :/ (There is enough skin to do this) although not 100% accurate, it weighs around 5lbs! I have also thought about a different surgeon, but this one has been recommended to me & It took me a while to put my trust in him. I just wish he'd remember I am a human being! 9st weight loss & giving up my 20 a day habit & still not good enough! Anyway girls I intend to be back in his office by mid June, slimmer than ever! :D I will post some pics, but for the time being I feel a little self conscious- only because I'm not sure when the skin is coming off!
xx
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Ok..so I go back and look at your photos.you look no bigger than a lot of people I have seen on here.some are bigger than you.I really don't understand your ps ...I guess he just wants the best res
To but it does not make sense!
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Sorry to hear this Sarah, This is very strange as the guide lines for this surgery is a BMI of 30 or less for most PS's. Also my BMI is 32 and I have been told that I am fine for a tt by two surgeons as I know a lot of my weight is muscle. Everyone knows muscle weighs more than fat and if you are building muscle in the gym you can actually gain weight. The BMI is not a very accurate indicator of fitness. What a bummer but good luck and I hope you get it off quickly so you can be on your way to your well deserved TT.
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Yes..the cu t down is on.i just updated my review.not sure if you seen it but my ps doesn't believe in wearing the binder after TT..says it causes scar to get larger.Every person that I know of has had a binder.I just found this out today.I am really confused on what to do.I know he is an excellent ps...I have several friends who have had procedures done by him.But I still don't know what to think about this??
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Hey, also ask the doctors on here.
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Thank you so much, It is lovely to have some support:) What the hell is 6lb when you have lost 9st! ;D I will do this & I know my tt will be worth the wait! :D You have like 7days now? x
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Hi Ladies,
Sorry it has taken a bit for me to reply but I have some bad news. I gave up smoking 6months ago in order to have the best results possible from my tt. Since giving up, I have gained 6lb in weight, taking my BMI up to 26. My surgeon has postponed my tt until I have shifted the weight as he does "not want to take any risks." I found out on Monday, and today has been the 1st day I have not cried. I am devastated:( I keep telling myself that maybe it wasn't meant to be right now & my family are amazingly supportive which helps a lot. I have upped my exercise routines & restricted my calorie intake in order to rid myself of this lousy 6lb! I have to say I was furious at 1st, what the hell is 6lb when you have lost 9stone! I would love to stay I touch & I wish you all so well with you tt's & fabulous new bodies! :)
xxx
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Sorry to hear this.I don't see where 6 pounds would hurt anything.But,I guess the ps all have different protocol .It is meant to be.I have lost 6 1/2 pounds in 18 days.You can do this.
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Im am certainly not trying to overrule anything your ps says. Your health is the main importance, far more then the size of your tummy. Quitting smoking is HUGE and better for you in the long run then a tt anyway so hats off to you for that, Sarah. No idea what 9stone is but must be impressive so keep up the work. Hear is my other thought...have you visited with any other surgeons and asked their opinion of if the surgery can be done now as opposed to 6 lbs from now? Will be thinking of you and remember you have accomplished so much already. Stay focused on that!
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Good morning Sarah, Im also in England, 9 stone that is absolutely amazing ! Well done. You deserve this and I you have not long to go! Wishing you a relaxed and stress free last week in your old body!
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Hi Sarah, I've been talking with sunny for a few days and while looking for her review found this post between you two. Had my TT on the 9th. This site prepared me for what to expect before and after far. Ore than my ps and staff did. Feel free to ask any guest ions. One thing girls, I haven't worn pjs yet. I went to the center the morning of in baggy athletic shorts, a pair of sexy panties of which they asked me to remove and put on theirs immediately before they started all PreOp procedures, my Nike flip flops and a zip up hoodie. My attire is very similar now except I've been wearing a tank top under the garments to prevent it from cutting into my skin and my husbands boxer shorts. Let me tell you...I'm sexy! All sense of fashion is gone and comfort is the look I'm going for. I had a BL and lipo to my legs though so I am probably a bit more uncomfortable then you will both be. I just didn't want anything I had to pull over my head or down past my knees. Remember also you will have drains. The zip front hoodies have been a great place to attach these too and sorta hide them from other people. My drains are on the outside of my incision closer to my hips which is perfect. Many have them coming out above their cha cha. I would hate that!
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do you have any before pics posted??I tried earlier but could not find my review to attach photos!
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I bought p.j s yesterday..I also bought several sundresses.Cotton ones.So you have only 7 days to go right??I have 11.I get more and more excited as each day passes!!!!!!!
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Sounds useful! I have milk of magnesia;) haha, and also hibiclens for the morning of surgery. I just got my pjs etc for hospital! it took me ages to decide which ones would be most comfortable! Im so excited today! i keep imagining myself afterwards. I hope recovery is not too bad :/ x
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yes..just yesterday I bought a bed buddy.It is a long slender ice pack but is covered with cloth.I heard the tummy is numb a lot of times after surgery and ice can burn your skin.So I thought this joule be perfect.I also bought Milk of Magnesia for obvious reason!!hahah..Oh and I bought Hibiclens.I got this at Target.My ps advised me to shower Nd wash with this very good the night before.Cuts down on bacteria on the skin.What about you?
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I am scheduled for my TT with Lipo on May 25 th.I am excited but nervous as well.I Feel like this tummy is holding me back from enjoying my life.My husbands family has a lake house and we spend almost the whole summer there.I am so uncomfortable with my body that it sickens me.I feel like I am gonna be free...How do you feel about the scar?i just hope it is covered by a bikini ...I really want to parade around in my bikini!
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That is exactly how I feel, Its like even when I am covered up,i can still feel it all there...hanging..it makes me sick! We are going to feel amazing afterwards I am sure:D I've thought little about the scar really,I figured that although its going to be big, my tummy is going to look normal. I know in time it will fade as well. I joke with my friends that we are having a "belly top party" after my op! hahaha, I just wanna run along the beach in a bikini with my daughter with having to "hold" my skin, actually I'd like to run up the stairs without holding it so it does not make that horrible flapping noise! Have you been given any tips on things to buy for in hospital or at home?
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