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Would you get a tummy tuck?

post #1 of 80
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I am seriously considering it once I lose all the weight. I have 50 lbs to lose and once that is gone I know I will be left with a horrible looking stomach. I have had 3 c-sections and I have a diastasis recti (separation of the stomach muscles causing a weird bulgy looking appearance). No amount of exercise will get rid of that. I know it's vain, but I don't care! lol The only thing I'm worried about is the pain! So would anyone else get one??
post #2 of 80
I've seriously considered it. What's stopping me is the cost of the surgery (my insurance won't cover it) and the prospect of a long healing time.
post #3 of 80
Oh, in a freakin' NY minute. I think.

The pluses: I totally hear you on the body appearance stuff - I've only had one C-section, but am self-conscious about the way my abs look as a result. It would be really nice to have a smoother belly.

The minuses: $$$, plus cosmetic surgery seems like a really complicated thing to me - not totally comfortable about the message it would send to my dd, etc. And surgery is no small thing, medically/emotionally.

I don't think you're vain.
post #4 of 80
My skin is finally tightening up a bit, I think..But I still have that weird "butt" hangy thing under my belly button...But every week or so I think about how nice it would be to just chop it off...I've never had a real flat belly, but it drives me batty now.

So yeah, if I could afford it, I'd totally do it. And I'd love some lipo on my inner thighs..lol
post #5 of 80
Heck yes! I've never been overweight, but this is my third baby and I'm thinking if I've got any leftover pooch when I'm done breastfeeding, I'll save up and get the full mommy makeover. Why not? I'd never do plastic surgery if it was going to bankrupt me or the family would suffer for it... But it sounds like you deserve it.
post #6 of 80
Would I get one, no. But I don't care if you do.
post #7 of 80
NO! After a very rough recovery from a hysterectomy and bladder repair this summer, I would never even consider elective surgery. The pain and feeling of helplessness are too fresh. But if it would make you happy, I hope you can do it!
post #8 of 80
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Originally Posted by IxIa View Post
I've seriously considered it. What's stopping me is the cost of the surgery (my insurance won't cover it) and the prospect of a long healing time.
This. Plus, as I get older I just don't care as much. My ugly tummy bothered me much more when I was in my twenties.
post #9 of 80
If lost the weight and decided I cared enough, sure. But not until I get a breast reduction!!
post #10 of 80
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This. Plus, as I get older I just don't care as much. My ugly tummy bothered me much more when I was in my twenties.
This is me, too. I'm comin' up on 40 and I'm less bothered by my body than I was earlier in life. I already know what my breasts look after nursing 4 babies, and they're almost comically small and deflated, but whatever. My dh doesn't care.

That's not to say I don't want to do "stuff." Personally, I'm more concerned about the bits that show over the bits covered by clothing. I want laser on my face to get rid of the huge pores, acne scars and sun spots.

OP, do whatever feels right to you
post #11 of 80
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If lost the weight and decided I cared enough, sure. But not until I get a breast reduction!!
I already had a breast reduction when I was 20. I was a J cup!!! I went down to a C cup. There were some issues with infection and my scars are still very visible but I don't regret it for a second.
post #12 of 80
i totally would if it was bothering me. honestly i have skin just from pregnancy and even a small amount really bothers me to the point where i cannot wear any tight pants or jeans. the skin gets irritated and ugh i dunno. i am not at all into elective surgery but honestly sometimes i totally get why people do it. (this coming from someone who has never been to a hospital for anything )
post #13 of 80
me? no. even if i had the means to do so it is totally unimportant to me.

but if its important to you i dont see why you cant.
post #14 of 80
I've lost a ton of weight lately and as I near my goal weight, I see that this skin isn't going anywhere, but I don't think I'd ever get a tummy tuck.

My aunt has a decent apron that gets yeast infections where her skin folds over itself. That would suck. I would consider it under her circumstances.

My best friend got one last year but hadn't lost weight on her own and didn't learn discipline enough so she's gained weight back and looks like a stuffed sausage.

They cost a lot of money.

I think it would send a terrible message to my daughter.

I've never been much into looks.

I think I'd rather spend a hundred bucks every year and just get a really awesome pair of jeans.

My DH isn't bothered by the way i look. He loves our babies and appreciates the sacrifices I have made to get them here.

It bothers me how flippant some can be about such a major surgery.

...these are my thoughts.
post #15 of 80
No! I would not have ANY surgery unless something was interfering wih my health. There are so many possible complications.
post #16 of 80
I may get my diastasis closed up surgically. I don't like it, but it does cause me some problems, and if I can't fix it with exercise, I don't see any other reasonable option. It will be at least a couple of years, though. A tummy tuck? I wouldn't get one, but to each their own. I hate surgery, and just thinking about doing the one for the separation makes me want to cry.
post #17 of 80
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My best friend got one last year but hadn't lost weight on her own and didn't learn discipline enough so she's gained weight back and looks like a stuffed sausage.
Aside from the fact that this image gives me the giggles... It's a valid point. It might be something you want to wait on so you know for SURE you're going to be around the size you are (or end up) for a good long time.
post #18 of 80
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Aside from the fact that this image gives me the giggles... It's a valid point. It might be something you want to wait on so you know for SURE you're going to be around the size you are (or end up) for a good long time.
Lol! Don't tell her I said that! ...but it's totally true!! It just looks sooooo unnatural.
post #19 of 80
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Lol! Don't tell her I said that! ...but it's totally true!! It just looks sooooo unnatural.
Your secret is safe with me.
post #20 of 80
I've thought about. I lost 70 pounds and I'm maintaining. I had two c-sections, (one done by a resident!), and have adhesions in the scars. My diastasis recti looks far better after years of solid yoga practice, but it could look even better.

I've watched the videos of the surgery and I'm OK with it.

But we decided to put the kids in private school and can't afford both!
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