Tummy Tuck

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Abdominoplasty (commonly known as a tummy tuck) removes excess skin and fat around the stomach while tightening the abdominal wall. The surgery is frequently performed after pregnancy or weight loss, when the skin has become stretched or saggy. A new belly button may need to be surgically created by umbilicoplasty. Other procedures such as liposuction or breast augmentation are often performed at the same time. This is commonly referred to as a mommy makeoverLEARN MORE

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27 Year Old, 2 Kids, TT Lipo and Fat Transfer - Bethesda, MD

I first went and to all of this just wanting to get cool sculpt LIPO done. After seeing a few clinics that did the procedure and them telling me that I was not a candidate because it will make my skin worse, & that I would need a tuck, I decided to look at peoples videos on YouTube for... READ MORE

4 years later, still loving it!!!

I had my first son at 18 and lost my sexy stomach at that point, but it wasn't too bad. My second son clinched it for me though. He was 9 1/2 pounds. I've hidden my stomach since. I just figured this was my cross to bear. As time has gone on, it's become more and more depressing. My belly button... READ MORE

Full TT with muscle repair, you don't have to be the perfect weight for surgery you can lose after.

5 2.5" Now 137 - highest around 215 goal for surgery 130 I've lost 80 plus pounds on my own and decided to be a figure competitor! I competed once with the bad belly at 131 not so cute. But I was proud to go up there. Now I am doing this! Will post more and add pictures later... READ MORE

Say Bye Bye to Rolls of Redundancy!! - Baltimore, MD

I am a 54 year old AA female wanting to have TT done for many years. I finally decided to bite the bullet and do it. I am scheduled for an extended TT with lipo of the flanks and hips and muscle tightening on December 5th 2014. I will be staying in the hospital overnight. Went for my pre-op... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck with muscle repair: I could not be happier with my results! - Chevy Chase, MD

I had my Tummy Tuck procedure done with Dr. Khalifeh on March 22, 2013. It is been 7 months since my surgery and I am thrilled with my results. It's not always been easy. I was in severe pain from the second to the seventh day after the surgery. But I never felt alone. I had and continue... READ MORE

1 year post TT - the journey continues

I'm a 44 year old mom of 3 adult sons. I feel like this is my time to take care of me. I have given my belly the name Maggie. She is always in the way. I'm forever cropping her out of pictures or squeezing her too death in my spanx. I love traveling and I hate wearing that darn one piece... READ MORE

Chicken "Older" - Chevy Chase, MD

I am anxious, excited and nervous about having a TT. I am older and my daughter and best friend feel I don't need it, but I want it because I don't like the way my clothes "don't" fit. I also have a vertical c-section scar that looks like a front butt. Sometimes I think I... READ MORE

Five Weeks After my Extended Tummy Tuck and the Results Right On! - Fairfax, VA

I've had two c-sections - both 9 lb babies and a partial hysterectomy, so my mid-section was beat! No amount of exercise was going to reduce my flat tire/muffin top. Eating right and continuing to exercise did however result in a great pair of legs, I wanted my abs to match. From my first... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck and Breast Reduction - Baltimore, MD

In 2014, I decided to make a life changing decision by have a tummy tuck and breast reduction surgery. I was unhappy with my body and did not like how I looked. While, I did do research on Plastic Surgeons, I didn’t have a specific surgeon in mind. I spoke to Dr. Lickstein’s Patient Coo... READ MORE

36 and Tired of Wearing Shapewear to Conceal This Belly!!!

I have been wanting a tummy tuck for the last 8 years. I lost a over a 130 ponds about 11 years ago following a low carb lifestyle and have been successful with keeping most of it off. Everyone thinks I have a really nice pear shape. But it is half in part to my lovely shapewear and holding in... READ MORE

34 Year Old Mom to Twins and a Singleton - San Antonio, TX

11 years ago I went from 90lbs to 220lbs while pregnant with my twins and 7 years later I had my youngest and gained 60lbs. I have always carried my babies all in my stomach and because of that my stomach is stretched out and a mess. I managed to bounce back weight wise after having my kids and... READ MORE

39, 3 Kids, Major Weight Loss 10 Yrs Ago, Time to Complete the Journey

Just over 10 years ago I decided that enough was enough and went from a tight 18 to an 8. While I'm still an 8 or 10 I still feel like I'm that fat girl. I can run 10k and eat really healthy but when I look in the mirror I still get discouraged and wonder why I bother. This year I turn 40 and... READ MORE

72 days pre op

Hi! I had a br 2 years ago....very pleased with results :) Having tt in March and i'm kinda freaking out a little....I am a total chicken when it comes to pain /incisions etc. I'd like to lose 15 more lbs by surgery. I've been going to a gym and working on my core....now i don't expect... READ MORE

38 Years Old Five Kids Later

I recently just had a bbl three months ago and my dr told me i was gonna need a tummy tuck and I didn't think I would have needed it but to my disappointment I did my bbl came out great my booty looks fabulous my rolls are gone from my back by my stomach stood with apt of loose skin. Well... READ MORE

Doctor Selected - Novi, MI

I'm really going to do this I did my homework,the doctor selected at Stars in Novi Michigan. They made me feel like there was no other place for me. Looking forward to making their words true I'm a cosmetic surgeon's dream patient due to the weight loss just have to remove extra skin I'm a blank... READ MORE

Finally Fixing the Stretched Tummy.

I'm 43 years old. Everyone tells me I look so much younger. I've taken care of my skin over the years. I eat healthy, don't smoke, rarely drink and work out (not as much as I should). My only child is 21. She was over 10 pounds at birth - I was asked repeatedly if I was carrying twins. My... READ MORE

No more kids so time for a new tummy (TT)

Based on reviews on real self and instagram my sister and I have decided to go with Dr. Velilla aka dr lipo for our surgeries. I'm getting a TT excited and nervous all in one. So my TT sister out there feel free to send your tips and advice please. So next week on the 23rd God spare life,... READ MORE

40 Year Old Mom Looking Forward to Getting Her Body Back! Lipo of the Flanks &T - New York

Having surgery on March 6th 2017 with Dr. Tehrani from Aristocrat Plastic Surgery. Feeling a little nervous but looking forward to having the surgery done. I went back and fourth on this decision for two years. I have looked and read other people's experience on here and that helped me come to... READ MORE

57 Years Old, in Shape and Gravity Wins - Cleveland, OH

I just had my pre-op and I am feeling quite comfortable with my choice of surgeons. He has been prompt in answering any of my questions, even the most unusual ones. He has answered these on his email and cell and I never felt rushed. My appointment today confirmed my belief that I am in the... READ MORE

27 Mommy of 2.. Engaged..upcoming TT w/ Waist Lipo

So I've been looking into this surgery for about two years. I originally wanted a breast reduction and tummy tuck done at the same time. I was blessed enough to have my breast reduction covered by my Insurance here in NYC on 3/17/17. I'm scheduled to have my Tummy Tuck on 6/29/17 with two... READ MORE

How my Hysterectomy Will End with a Tummy Tuck - Thibodaux, LA

I'm 45 with three children, two born C-section. The skin of my belly and pons pubis (the area of fatty tissue above my vagina) were stretched badly during the C-section. For the last 15+ years I've hated my belly, it hangs over and makes me self conscious, but even worse was the pons pubis. It... READ MORE

37 5 Kids 2 C-Sections

I have been on this site for a while looking at everyones before and afters. Weighing all the options...as this is a major life changing surgery. I decided to start posting my experiences. I've been to 3 different doctors, the first two just didn't seem "right" I think it was more of a sales... READ MORE

Finally Getting Rid of my Undershirt!

I am finally getting my tummy tuck! I'm super excited! Can't wait to not have to wear an under shirt to make sure it always covers my fold but most importantly to not have to keep tucking my "skin" shirt!!! I consulted for fat transfer to breast but I I don't have enough fat, I had... READ MORE

50 Yr Old, 2 Kids, 1 Cesarian, Tummy Tuck and Fat Transfer to Face - Ottawa, ON

Well How do I start this, after raising my kids on my own, finally last year I had some extra money, which I thought I should put toward my mortgage, pay off the car, fix this or that.... well I went you know what I want is to think about me, myself and I for once in my life and I could do it. ... READ MORE

41 Year Old with 2 Kids, Who Has Always Battled Her Weight, Ready to Get This Inner Tube Removed and Have the Body of How I Feel

Hello all, First I want to thank you all for putting yourself out there so others can be inspired by you and your stories. I am very thankful that a site like this exists! I have always battled my weight and never been thin. I was probably at my lowest adult weight at 170 lbs for my wedding 8... READ MORE

46 Years Old Now I Will Be 47 by the Time I Have my Surgery - Scottsdale, AZ

Last year I had my breast augmentation with dr. Wesley Wilson in Mesa Arizona and I absolutely love my results. This May I will complete my mommy makeover with my tummy tuck also with dr. Wilson. I'm very excited with a healthy dose of nervousness after having read many tummy tuck reviews trying... READ MORE

Journey To A Better Me

Ok Dolls! After just a little under 20 years of talking about this, I have finally decided to move forward. I am awaiting my confirmation for my date in April to have a TT, DBL, and liposculpture with Dr Mallol????. I have purchased everything on the list to prepare me for my trip. I was told... READ MORE

Just Getting Started

Hi RealSelf family!! I have been stalking this site day and night like its my religion. You ladies give me courage and keeps me going everyday. I'm looking forward to getting started on my journey. I'm having a tummy tuck procedure with liposuction to the flanks on June 22, 2017 with Dr. Mel... READ MORE

Excited to Move Forward. Fresno, CA

I've been researching, planning, and waiting on the opportunity to have a Mommy Makeover for about ten years now. Circumstances just wouldn't allow it before now, and even now I have to wait several more months. I've set the date for several months from now because I plan to pay cash. If I... READ MORE

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