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A Tummy Tuck Was the Best Thing I Ever Did!

After having 3 children I was left with stretched,...

After having 3 children I was left with stretched, lose hanging skin on my stomach. I had gained 100 pounds with my 2nd pregnancy because of a medical condition that just made it worse. I worked out at the gym for years and NEVER could get rid of the skin on my stomach. After careful consideration and research I decided I'd go to the place that had done several of my friends breast augmentations. Yes, even with a "comfort pump" the procedure was painful, but it was very worth it to me. Gone was the stretched, lose skin and the stretchmarks that went almost up to my boobs before, were now all below my belly button. My swelling lasted several months, but I wore my girdle for that whole time. Even with the swelling, the long incision (that I can easily hide in bathing suits and underwear), and the almost 1 year before I was back to normal recovery was worth every dime and day that I spent under that girdle! For me, a tummy tuck was easier than putting myself through 3 natural childbirths, tatoos and a broken foot.

*Update 2012* For those asking it was Dr....

*Update 2012*

For those asking it was Dr. Zilmer (with Dr. Ekland assisting, who is going into retirement) at the Avalon Clinic in Lakewood, Washington, who performed my Tummy Tuck. I will post updated pictures soon, but I'd like to say that to this day, with a yo yo of gaining and losing 60 lbs since I had the procedure, my belly still looks AMAZING and Dr. Zilmer is one of the best surgeons you will find.

Stretch Mark Cover up with a tattoo prior to my Tummy Tuck

I just wanted to add this picture for the women who have mentioned getting a tattoo to help cover up the stretchmarks on their abdomens. I had also gotten a stretch mark cover up tattoo prior to ever having (or considering) having a tummy tuck. This is the only picture I can find of it, I was 8 months pregnant in this picture but this tattoo came off in 1 piece during my tummy tuck.
The Avalon Clinic

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