waiting for the new me

Hi everyone. I am a 42 year old mother of two...

Hi everyone. I am a 42 year old mother of two girls 22 and 18. My first child was born c section and my second vag. I am 5'5 and about 160 lbs.I have wanted a tt for about 20 years. Finally got up the courage to go see a plastic surgeon. I am very excited about the journey I am about to take. I know that there will be ups and downs but the end outcome will be very rewarding.

Welcome to RealSelf

I am so happy you joined us and look forward to reading your posts.  The date will arrive quickly so get ready!

We will all be here to cheer you through the process.

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Ok I am 9 days pre surgery. I am nervous,scared...

Ok I am 9 days pre surgery. I am nervous,scared and very excited. It can't come fast enough now. I am so wanting to see the new me. I have already promised myself a bikini form the venous catalogue :)
I have shopped for some post op clothes. Got a few pairs of jogging pants. 2 button up plaid nightgowns lg. some lg granny panties. The freezer is full o home made soups and chili.
I am really enjoying this site. Reading all the experiences has been very rewarding for me. I hope that I will get on here and post lots of post op happenings when the time comes for all the future tummy Tucker's.
You are looking really good,!!!!
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I had my surgery in July 2011 and am shocked at how flat and smooth my stomach is! I had 2 C-sections, and 2 abdominal surgeries, which left me with a flabby, loose stomach-especially after I lost 53 lbs. I thought long and hard about the possible complications and the money. I started out wearing a size 10-which I was very happy with and after the surgery my 10s were toobig! I bought all 8s last summer and now they're too big-I now wear size 6. I am 5'8" and weigh 142 lbs. and have never been this small-I am thrilled to wear a bikini after 35 yrs.-I am 59 and feel great. I'm no longer embarrassed to undress in front of my husband and have found new self esteem after all these years-I'm smaller than my 34yr old daughter! Find a great surgeon and do your research and realize the scar will look awful in the beginning-I use silicone cream and my scar is smooth and fading well. Good luck to all who are planning a tummy tuck! I would do it again-now breast implants????!!!!
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You look WONDERFUL!!!!!!!
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No complaints what so ever! Would do this again in a heart beat.

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