When gabbing with the girls, in the last 4 years or so, about elective procedures, I always said I would have a Tummy Tuck. But, I never really thought it was an actual obtainable goal. I have three boys all 5 years apart. I was in my twenties with the first two and bounced right back. The last baby was the smallest at 7 lb 10 oz. I gained 50 lbs.
I am 5' 7" and avg weight (give or take a few) is 140 lbs.
I have a coworker that had a TT about a year ago. I confided in her and told her how I always thought about it, but never too seriously. I bombarded her with questions every time I saw her. She suggested that at least I go in for a consult. So I did, then I started thinking it could really be something I could do for myself.
I "interviewed" 3 different doctor's and their staff. I went with the questions for a mini TT and/or lipo. Each Dr said that I would be happier with the results of a full TT. Each time I visited with one Dr. I came up with a list of questions for the others. So I would call back each practice and ask questions. I kept going back and forth between two. I went back and visited with them again and then pulled the trigger with a deposit. I love the practice I went with and every time I speak to them, my selection is reconfirmed.
After that, the emotions became too much and I was ready to back out and use the deposit towards botox or something else. My emotions were all over the place. I was back and forth of would I be happier with muffin-top roll or a scar. Was I being too vain? I mean, my case wasn't like any others I had seen. If I just invested in a personal trainer and hit the gym 5x a week, I could possibly get results that I wanted. But, how long would that take and how would I fit that in between work and family? I reached out to only a few people and got nothing but encouragement and positive feedback.
So here I am ...3 days post-op. So that is the short story. Everything has fallen in to place, I cannot believe it! I still have tons of emotions. My biggest fear was location of the incision due to not having a ton of skin to remove, but it seems to be okay and I look forward to it healing.