Location: Netherlands
Member since 4/17/2013


  • 182 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 2 questions

Reviews & Stories

37yr mom, TT, MR, Lipo in The Netherlands

Hello ladies. I'm a 37 yr old expat mom living in Holland with husband and two kids. After more than a year on this site, I have decided to get a TT and share my story on RS. Rewind... I gained about 50 lbs during my first pregnancy and after giving birth, I was left with stretch marks, baby weight and a muffin top. I am 5'4 and currently weigh 140 lbs. Like others, I have tried diet and... READ MORE

Questions from Aukje

Do I really need a vertical incision scar during tummy tuck? (photos)

I am 37 yrs old, 5'4 and currently 138 lbs. My surgeon's recommendation is to do a small vertical incision during my TT with muscle repair and lipo of the flanks. According to... READ MORE

4 days post op of Tummy Tuck, I noticed there are blisters along the adhesive part of the bandaid. Should I be worry? (photo)

I am 4 days post-op from a TT with muscle repair and lipo of the flanks. I have a bandaid (pictured) on the back of my right side or flank below the binder I am currently... READ MORE

Recent comments from Aukje

My advice is to stop reading the horror stories. It'll just make you worry sick. Try to stay positive, read positive reviews but most important is that you should feel confident in the hands of your surgeon. If you did your homework and... READ COMMENT

I had an epidural when I delivered my babies. All that does is numb you from the waist down so that doesn't seem right for a TT. I had a general anesthesia that was administered through the IV. It is a little painful but it knocks you... READ COMMENT

Yes. You are correct. I don't have swelling much anymore but I do get bloated once in a while from normal things like overeating or too much salt. However my skin and tummy are still flat. You'll love it! READ COMMENT

I had 2 drains - one didn't hurt at all but the other hurt so bad. Not sure why. I would suggest a pain pill or even ibuprofen beforehand, just in case. The stitches didn't hurt for me. Good luck! READ COMMENT