Tummy tuck after weight loss... should I?
Topic: Tummy tuck after weight loss... should I?
April 24, 2019 / By Allycia Question:
I am interested in advice on a tummy tuck. Here's why.
All my life I have had a "pooch" in front. Even after I lost a lot of weight (I am 5'2", and weigh 128 lbs and am 39 years old). I go to the gym and work out both cardio and weights. At one point I was doing 200 sit ups at a time and going for 300. I could feel muscle tone beneath but the damned pooch was still there. This is incredibly discouraging when I am doing everything the fitness and diet magazine suggest!
My swim suits look bad, I want to wear a slinky dress without a bulge, and when I gained weight friends actually asked if I was pregnant.
I'm just about in tears because so many clothes make me look fat because of this and I'm at the lowest weight I've seen since I was in college.
Would this surgery help me at all? And does it last?
Best Answers: Tummy tuck after weight loss... should I?
Uzzia | 4 days ago
I had 2 c-sections with my babies- left with a nasty scar and hanging stomach- 18 months ago I had a tummy tuck, breast lift and some liposuction. I had a little more liposuction June 1 - I have the flattest tummy and I love it. Anyone who says having a tummy tuck is the easy way out- doesn't know what they're talking about. Also- going to the gym will not make the skin shrink...does it last- YES it permanent. I was willing to trade in my c-section scar for a tummy tuck scar-(hidden by bathing suit :) email me for photos [email protected]
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Originally Answered: Is it possible to get rid of a belly "pooch" without a tummy tuck?
Physicians DO refer to the extra skin as a "pooch" or a "paunch". A tummy tuck is a last resort, if you have had no luck with exercise.
You need to tighten your waist by exercising all the muscles around and including the abdominals. Don't strain yourself as these can be among the easiest muscles to strain if you don't go about it right. Consult with a trainer or your physician before going for plastic surgery. They may be able to help you avoid it.
Hell yes go for it! I'm gonna get the works when I hit my goal weight, I had gastric by-pass 6 yrs ago, porked up then, this past april I got the lap-band, Look I'll always be a big girl but I just don't want the rolls! You feel me? Nip and tuck baby! oh yeah lift up the boobs too. yea hI decided with the xtra skin they cut off I'm gonna make a purse and a matching pair of shoes! LOL!
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Originally Answered: How much is the average cost of a tummy tuck?
Hi - I just had a tummy tuck on Tuesday in Connecticut. I, too, had an over-distended stomach due to my twin pregnancy 3 years ago. My doctors confirmed it....diet and exercise would NEVER get rid of it because I was so overstretched, so I was a prime candidate for a full tummy tuck.
They are expensive, but it depends on where you live. I'm in Connecticut (freakin' expensive place to live!) and mine cost just under $9000 for the full tummy and hip liposuction. BUT - Capital One has a cosmetic surgery financing plan, so I was able to finance it...about $181 a month! The surgeon fee was only about $6500....the facility fee, anesthesia, and after surgery garments are other fees that need to be considered.
ALSO, the recovery totally depends on the person...my doctor has been floored at how well I have recovered, but I have heard of other people having a lot of pain and taking a long time to recover. Plan on a solid 2 to 3 weeks before being able to go back to work. AND YOU WILL NEED HELP AT HOME (especially with a 4 year old!) because you will have "drains" in you for a week or so (I had one removed already...yea!), and you will be HUNCHED OVER. Your back will hurt. But the pain medication helps.
Start visiting local plastic surgeons...see if they feel your body will respond well and what prices they can give you. GOOD LUCK!