I am a mother of three beautiful children, my youngest is now 5. I have been wanting to get a tummy tuck for at least 4 years, I gained a lot of weight from pregnancies, but worked my butt off to lose it all. Now I am a marathon runner.
I am 5'4 and weigh 120 on a good day, 125 on a bad one. I am at my goal weight, but I have this saggy pooch that distroys my confidence everyday. I had a breast lift and augmentaion a few years ago and I love my results. Now the final step to my goal is a tummy tuck. I just want to be able to sit down without tucking my stomach into my jeans.
I finally scheduled my surgery for Feb 5th, I am excited and terrified. One of the obstacles I face is that I am a recovering addict, so narcotic pain meds are not on the treatment plan for me. I am worried about how much pain I will be in. I do think runners have a higher tolerance for pain, so I am hopeful.
I consulted with about 6 plastic surgeons, I wanted to make sure I was in the right hands. They all have their own opinions. They all said I was a perfect candidate for this surgery and that my results would look great. I would say half recommended lipo on my hips and the other half said I didn't need it. It's a tough call because I feel like I need it, but I know I am my own worst critic. The ones that said I need it are the ones charging an extra $1500-$2000 to do it, which I can't really justify.
The doctor I ended up scheduling with said I don't need, but he does lipo with the procedure if it is needed. So he said he would take what he can and isn't charging extra or extending my scar. I can't wait to get this done! These next two weeks are gonna go by slow!