Location: Chicago, IL
Member since 2/26/2014


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Reviews & Stories

Umbilical Float TT with Full Muscle Plication

After being diagnosed with an umbilical hernia and significant diastasis recti, I decided to go for a tummy tuck to correct the damage done by my large babies (ages 4.5, 3, & 1) and to prevent future hernias. At my consultation I was told I do not have enough lax skin for a full tummy tuck. Instead, my doctor wants to do full abdominal repair with an umbilical float. I really would prefer a... READ MORE

Questions from JDen

Is a mini tuck, with complete muscle repair, right for me? (Photo)

I am 5'6" and 135lbs. I've had three kids ages 4, 2.5, and 11 months. All were big babies. I have an umbilical hernia, as well as a good amount of abdominal separation. I had a... READ MORE

Will a lower belly button look strange? (photos)

I am 29 and have had 3 large babies naturally. I am 5'6" 135lbs with an umbilical hernia and diastasis. I went to my first consultation with my PS and was surprised to hear... READ MORE

Discussions started by JDen

Has anyone had experience with mini tuck with full abdominal repair

I am 29 and have had 3 large babies naturally. I have a sizeable umbilical hernia needing repair, as well as significant diastasis. I am scheduled for a mini TT on April 1st.... READ MORE

Recent comments from JDen

I'm doing really well. I'm really happy with my results. I can still get swollen if i have alcohol or too much salt, but it's gone mostly (I'm 5 months po). As for soreness, I can still feel a little tender down my midline if I use my... READ COMMENT

I started carefully lifting at 5 weeks po but not lifting or doing stairs with a kid. 6 weeks is when I started doing more carrying. READ COMMENT

Thanks, buddy! I really am. How about you? READ COMMENT

I just saw this! I would say do a full if you are able. I'm really happy with my results but have second guessed the mini tuck so many times. The only thing that makes me comfortable with my decision is that my doctor really didn't... READ COMMENT

I'm glad you're trying it! I actually have been taking it off when I workout. When it gets wet (sweaty) it doesn't stay on, so I take it off before and wash it. I leave it to dry, and after I shower, I put on a different one. I'm... READ COMMENT