Mother to Get New Tummy

I am a 35 year old mother of three. After my...

I am a 35 year old mother of three. After my second child I lost post baby weight and then some. After the third I again lost baby weight but the sagging skin and stretch marks will not leave. I work out 4 days a week and am in good shape but get discouraged when my shirt rides up or when my skin falls forward when doing push ups. I had breast lift and augmentation a year ago and had such great results its time to fix the tummy. Had consultation with previous dr. and she agreed tt is the right option.

Starting to get some anxiety about whether this is...

starting to get some anxiety about whether this is the right time to have the tt. Night before last five year old was in our bed. Last night three year old had wet pjs and ended in our bed. Trying to get three year old used to not being carried. My husbands great but it will be a challenge for him. Next year I will be working part time so it really should be this year. just nervous.

I am not wanting to tell everyone that I am...

I am not wanting to tell everyone that I am getting a tt. I could see my kids going to school and announcing it in share time! So does anyone have any suggestions on what to say? Hernia repair? I have to have help with my kids as all my family is out of state.

I have become a little obsessed with this website....

I have become a little obsessed with this website. I feel excited to see so many women look so beautiful in thier after pictures! Giving birth is such a gift but the stretch marks and stretched muscles are so depressing. It will be great to fix this.

I will be traveling to Florida 7 weeks after my...

I will be traveling to Florida 7 weeks after my tt! Has anyone traveled after thiers so soon? Dr. said bar any compications should be good to go! The trip was scheduled for 6 weeks after but was able to push back one week! So nervous and so excited!

I feel like I'm in the "nesting" stage of a...

I feel like I'm in the "nesting" stage of a pregnancy. You know when your getting closets cleaned out, making meals to put in freezer etc.
One question I do have, and would love others input is that I noticed in pictures a lot of scars seem straight across while others are much more V like. I am going to call today to ask my dr. which she performs. I asked about bellybuttons at appt. but not that.

25 days till tt! Pretty excited but have been...

25 days till tt! Pretty excited but have been having trouble sleeping. I worry what if I gain this weight back? I know in my head that I never had this problem even at a bigger size before, that the saggy skin and stretch marks are from preg. but still worry. I would hate to go through pain and $ all for nothing.
I am glad to get to put these thoughts out there as I have not told anyone except my husband! Thanks BRAVE tummytuckers!

23 days till my surgery! I still have not gotten...

23 days till my surgery! I still have not gotten guts to take pics. but I know I will want them for after.
My husband is supportive but I am afraid he doesn't quite understand the length of the recovery. When I try to talk to him about he kida shuts down as he is very squemish. However he did watch three C-sections without problem.
I almost told a close friend (no one knows) but I chickened out.

Just thought of something. I am a stay at home mom...

Just thought of something. I am a stay at home mom with active kids and am slightly worried about keeping up with them in recovery and remembered I used to take my daughter to the childcare at the gym (2 hr. free) and sit in the lounge or cafe and read or email whatever after last c-section. I think I will become a lounge lizard again! And my kids will burn off some energy! Yeay me!

I just scheduled my pre op appt. for April 1! I...

I just scheduled my pre op appt. for April 1! I will be talking to Dr. about adding Lipo for thighs. Nurse said since its a second procedure its Half price! Funny!

17 days to go! Starting to get really excited! I...

17 days to go! Starting to get really excited! I think my husband is too. I just hope he really understands the length of recovery! Picked up my three year old today for first time in so long, I've been trying to get her out of the habitso she won't be shocked when I can't! She's really doing well with it!
Need to post before picks!

Two weeks from today! OMG!!! I watched another...

Two weeks from today! OMG!!! I watched another Tummy tuck on internet! So disgusting but really helpful. I ordered a bikini yesturday. I have NEVER worn one! I was a 12 always! Then after three kids a 6! Wierd huh? I always thought at this size I should be able to wear a two piece but I didn't figure on the stretch marks,weird belly button, and muscle issues.

Trying to be brave and upload photos!

Trying to be brave and upload photos!

Trying to be brave and upload photos!

Trying to be brave and upload photos!

I had my Pre op today. Got my prescriptions. Same...

I had my Pre op today. Got my prescriptions. Same ones I used for breast lift/aug. so I know I should'nt have any reactions to them. We discussed lipo for my inner thighs and she said she could do it same time as tt but would reccommend waiting as they are getting new equip. at thier facility for Slim (not smart) lipo. She said it is a laser type. They will be only facility in Kansas City area to have it. She said advantage is they use local so your awake, its done in their building, and its supposed to help shrink the skin so your not saggy after the lipo. The down side is I would'nt be able to do this same time as tt. It would be several weeks later, but the cost is about $1500 less!!
I am very excited as my surgery was going to be the second of the day but the other person rescheduled so I got moved up!! Less time for anxiety! 11 days to go!!!

So the day after I pay the doctor my husband takes...

So the day after I pay the doctor my husband takes my hand and says, honey I wonder if this surgery is a bad idea! Seriously he did! He is worried I am taking the easy way out and wonders about the cost. I feel the same way about the cost but know its not really gonna be easy at all. I have lost the weight before through Extreme dieting. I could not maintain this however. I am not unhappy about my weigh really just my saggy tummy. The loose skin and wrinkles didn't leave, just got worse.
I am worried about gaining the weight back. I work out four or five days a week and eat pretty healthy. I just always return to this size. I am having lots of doubts.

Four days post op. Feeling better daily....

Four days post op. Feeling better daily. Medication helps with pain but make me sleepy. Saw results at Dr office. Love small Bb but lowerbelly is swollen. Seems more swollen on one side then other. Seem normal?
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