Negative attention from being thin after tummy tuck, what to do?
- Michigan, MI
- 2 years ago
I had a tummy tuck and lipo to the back and flanks 6 months ago. One year ago when I made up my mind to have surgery I knew I wanted to lose 20 lbs to be at my optimal weight. I lost 15 lbs before the surgery and a few since. I now weigh what I did when I was in my twenties and thirties. I've been keeping my tummy tuck secret to myself. But, People keep asking if I'm sick. I suppose I looked a bit peaked when I went back to work after the TT, and lately they ask if I've lost more weight. I chalk that up to the spring clothes I've been wearing. It does makes me question how my thin my face looks. At age 54 fat seems to easily get lost from the face. I keep telling these people who inquire about my thinness that I changed my eating habits, which is true, and the weight came off, also true. I told them if we lived in another country my current weight wouldn't be an issue. I wouldn't be considered "too thin" as some of them have told me. I live in United States and people are overweight here. I'm tired of people questioning me about why I lost weight. I work in a very public occupation. It's annoying because it's never a private conversation, and I'm sure my employees are tired of hearing me talk about it. Sorry for the frustrated rant I just had. Is anyone else coping with this issue?