am a person that has never had a great body. It really never bother
me much because I felt pretty enough with out one. My stomach was
never flat and I also had an “outie” belly button from a hernia that
I got when I was 6 years old. My boobs were also very small;
however I was okay with that.
college I drank lots of beer and gained a lot of weight. I struggled
to loose it and for many years I gained and lost the same 20 lbs.
many times. After college I finally lost all of the weight but
I fluctuated between 10-15 lbs over the years. Both of my
fantastic children were both born by c-section, which didn’t seem to
help things. I always knew in the back of my mind I would
eventually have some sort of cosmetic surgery on my body. I was
interested in tummy tucks for over six years. At 39 years old, I was
done having children, my husband had his vasectomy and I finally was
ready to start my research on tummy tucks and breast augmentation.
After about 3 months of internet research and forum reading I made
an appointment with my PS. I scheduled my surgery in three weeks. I
was most nervous when I made down payment. After that I waited the
following two weeks in complete excitement. I wasn’t even nervous
the day of surgery, just felt pure excitement. I could not wait to
get rid of my belly flap. That was the thing I hated most. The
skin hung over my pubic area and it was embarrassing and disgusting.
I took before pictures and couldn’t believe how bad my boobs looked.
They were so flat and deflated. I felt sorry for my husband.
plastic surgeon was so comforting, which helped tremendously going
through this process. I knew four of his patients and they all
were extremely happy with their results from surgery.
had somewhat of an inner struggle within myself about even doing
this procedure, as I have children and I didn’t want to feel guilty
for having this done. However, once I found this website and
heard the stories, I knew I had to do it. I am so glad I made this
choice. I had a Full Tummy Tuck with muscle repair. I also was
having breast augmentation done at the same time. I ended up
with 475 ccs., moderate profile, under the muscle. I was in surgery
for 5 ½ hours. My plastic surgeon said I had a lot of scar
tissue which made things difficult for him during the actual
procedure. This also contributed to a recovery that was much
harder than anticipated. I was in more pain than I expected
for the first two days – however, shortly after that, the pain
subsided substantially. All in all, my recovery went well.
So, do I have a great body? No. Is it MUCH better? Yes. I have
curves. The most important aspect of this surgery is that I finally
feel confident being naked. My husband is ecstatic and that
makes me so happy. I am so glad I didn’t wait to have this done, as
I could tell in the beginning – if I wouldn’t do this now, it will
forever be on my mind. I am currently 39 years old, and in 10
more months I will reach the great age of 40. I am currently
at the gym already working on toning up. My recovery was very
uneventful. It’s so liberating knowing I look better now at 40
than I ever did at 30!!