I am about ready to visit a couple of doctors in the Northwesr Arkansas Area about getting a tummy tuck. After having my son who is now 3, I have finally got the nerves to get my flat tummy back!!!
I am a person who has a low tolerance to pain do this has always made me back out. But with the constant reminder or my belly buldge, it was time to take back my 26 year old figure. I am 5'8" tall and 148 lbs after working almost a year and a half of solid cardio and weight resistance.
My top portion of my tummy is pretty tight as well as having no stretch marks except for where my belly ring use to be. I was very lucky to keep a decent looking navel after my pregnacey.
I am seeing two doctors both have the highest certification and i believe one of them is on the board. I have done my research with friends and other sources and I have not heard any negative stories with either one. which is making me feel more at ease and pretty excited about the whole thing.
I am still trying to decide if a full tummy tuck is needed or a mini would do. 99% of my stretch marks are below the navel. I am also possible thinking about lipo on my hips and sides as well but im not sure if the tummy tuck covers that?
I will be sending out updates between what each doctor has to say as well the difference in cost what they recomend ect. I have posted my before pictures on here.
Please let me know if this can easily be fixed and what recomendations you could give me for the healing process after surgery. Again I am a whimp. i am a single mother and really need advice on this as well. how long will it be before i can hold my son again after the procedure? and how can i make him understand that i cant hold him for a while?