So, about me:
I am 30 years old and have been athletic all of my life. I have two children and an amazing, supportive husband. My main reason for wanting this surgery is to remove my stretch marks. They are barely visible to other people but make me cringe. I also dream of the day that I can put on a bikini and be comfortable in my skin.
I had my consult a few weeks ago with Dr. Wiener and he recommended that I lose a bit of weight before the surgery. In his opinion, this would give me the best results since he does not perform lipo of the abdomen and a tummy tuck at the same time. I have a little more than a pinch of fat, and he wants be to bring it down to a very small pinch...if that makes sense. I can't say i'm surprised with his recommendation because I really, I mean really, enjoyed the holiday food this year.
Now, the ugly:
My anxiety. The term 'overthink' is actually cute compared to the level of obsession that I have regarding this surgery. I am flat out scared out of my mind. I think about it morning, noon, and night. And I'm still 8 weeks away. I am hoping that by putting my thoughts, worries, and fears out there to you guys, maybe I will not jump off the operating table and run for the car. I feel it's also worth mentioning that Dr. Wiener does the drain-less tummy tuck, so if anyone has experience with that, feel free to share your thoughts.
I have made a list of some items that will be helpful during my recovery but am also happy to hear recommendations.
Thank you all for being so supportive thus far, and I look forward to this journey along side you all.