It didn't matter how much weight I would loose I could not get rid of the fat accumulated on my belly from years of overeating and yo-yo dieting. Frustrated with how my clothing would fit I decided I would reward myself with a Tummy Tuck when I retired from my job.
My advise to you if your considering this procedure is, interview and research as many doctors as possible. I spent a year doing this, even considered going to a foreign country where it would be cheaper. What a mistake that would have been. Trust me after the procedure you will want and need your surgeon to be accessible. For me it was not a simple nip and tuck, it was a major transformation.
But the best thing that has happened for me is, how this experience has strengthened my marriage. Being married for 22 years we tend to take so much for granted. My husband took me to have my procedure, Dr. Perez sat with him and explained what needed to be done once I was home. My husband helped me with my personal bathroom needs, sponge baths, emptying and measuring the fluids from my drains and did his best to keep me comfortable. Everything he did for me solidified our commitment to each other. Helps that my confidence level is through the roof, love my new tummy!