Location: Vancouver
Member since 8/1/2012


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  • 2 discussions
  • 5 questions

Reviews & Stories

8 Months Post-Op and Happier than Ever.

I'm 24 years old with one child (he turns 4 in January, two weeks before my 25th birthday). I've generally always weighed between 120-130lbs, but when I got pregnant with my son things got weird. I gained only 7 lbs up until I was 7 months pregnant. Then, due to tremendous stress (my mother was ill and my ex was abusive) I suddenly gained nearly 60lbs. At my heaviest, both during and after... READ MORE

Questions from flatbeat

How Extensive Would a 'Mommy Makeover' Be for Me? (photo)

I'm 24, 5'7, 130 lbs with 1 child. I have stretched belly skin and a small umbilical hernia from pregnancy. My breasts were small and a bit tuberous. Now they're asymmetrical... READ MORE

Can I Get an A Cup Lift Without Implants? (photo)

I'm 24, 130 lbs, 5'7. I've been an A cup my whole life but sag, asymmetry, and areola stretching happened with motherhood. I don't want big boobs and I don't want implants as... READ MORE

Would a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift Complicate Future Pregnancies?

I'm 24, 5'7, 125 lbs, 1 child. I want a tummy tuck and breast lift (A cup breasts but DO NOT want implants.) I have separated muscles and an umbilical hernia about the size of... READ MORE

Post-Surgery Complications for Women Using IUDs?

I've read that complication rates post-abdominoplasty can be higher among women taking birth control pills. Is this true, and does it also apply to women using the hormonal... READ MORE

Can I Drink Alcohol 2 Weeks After a Tummy Tuck?

I had a tummy tuck on Feb 6th. I took percocet until about Feb 9th, and was on Fragmin til Feb 14th, and haven't taken any medications since. I've had no complications, am... READ MORE

Discussions started by flatbeat

When were you able to eat again?

I had my TT yesterday before 11am, haven't eaten since about 6pm on February 5th. I'm not hungry in the slightest, but I was wondering when others finally got their appetite... READ MORE

Did you switch to Spanx?

Hi there! I'm on day 2 post op from my tummy tuck, and I'm wondering what everyone has done for compression garments over time? I was thinking I will probably switch to Spanx... READ MORE

Recent comments from flatbeat

Thank you! The first photos are deceiving. I was pretty hunched until about two weeks if I remember correctly. My nurse insisted that I do my best to stand straight as early as I could. It's scary to do, but she said the gentle pull... READ COMMENT

Thank you! I think my doctor did a great job, too. Being at a healthy body weight definitely helps and being fit and eating well will obviously make a huge difference for immune system and healing, so it all factored in and made... READ COMMENT

Thank you! I'm really glad it's turned out as well as it had. I had worries about some bubbly rippled scar all along, but it's flattened and softened nicely over time. The kenalog helped a lot in that one spot, despite the side effects.... READ COMMENT

Thanks! Your results are amazing, congrats! It's definitely something most people seem to wait until later to do, but I had such a hard time with my body changing that much so young that it was affecting my relationships, so it is... READ COMMENT

Hang in there! The tightness eases up gradually over the first two or three weeks mostly, and then some will stick with you for a while (there are times things still feel tight over here) but mostly it's that first bit that's the worst,... READ COMMENT