I am so inspired by all your stories...getting addicted to this web site. I'm 43, and I believe I'll be having an abdominoplasty in December, 2012. It's a long ways away but I'm starting to plan. I'm scared, I feel vain and selfish. My husband and daughter are being supportive. Lost over 100 lbs about 15 yrs ago...started to put some back on but have adopted a healthier lifestyle and want this apron GONE. I have another vertical scar and I'm not sure how that will play a role in a successful abdominoplasty, but I plan on going for a consult in July. Thank you all for your honesty, it's helping me move forward.