Thanks to everyone on this website for sharing your journeys. Your advice, photos , and stories have been so helpful. I had a breast reduction and lift seven years ago but did not go for the tummy tuck then. As I started getting older I knew my stomach was making me feel like I was aging -- that middle aged thick waist and pot belly (mostly skin rolls but some fat) that was not going to reverse with diet and exercise and would only likely get worse with age. I work in a highly competitive industry with a lot of young people and my body was dragging my down psychologically. I am 10 days post op now and so far so glad I had the tummy tuck with mr and lipo to flanks. Still very swollen but I can see the results and am happy with them. I am 5'3" and 140 lbs. I will post photos later.