Tummy Tuck: Tummy Tuck Surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen, and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
Love, Love, Love My Kids. Hate, Hate, Hate My Stomach Flab.
I knew that having children was going to leave me with some extra belly skin. I mean, you stretch your stomach out for 9 months, the skin has to go somewhere. I’ve heard that it takes longer for some women to lose it, but enough already. My first pregnancy stretched my stomach out, the next two just exacerbated the problem. 6 months’ post-baby, someone asked when I was due. To say it upset me is understatement.
My Belly Bulge Just Won’t Budge.
I’ve always been heavy, and with time, just kept putting on more weight. I got to a size that shocked me. I can’t tell you all the different and often insane diets I tried. And never stuck to. But I’m really proud of myself that I lost a lot of weight recently. And I did it the right way, eating right instead of starving. But all that loose skin! I got so discouraged because it was so much more than I could ever have expected. My stomach seemed to be the worst. Here I had lost all the weight, and it protruded like loaves of doughy bread. Disgusting. I hit the gym and worked out like a fiend. I did sit-ups until I was ready to drop. Even with a personal trainer, the flab in my abs hung on (and over.)
My Underwear’s in There Somewhere.
I love clothes. And even though my stomach sticks out and hangs, I still want to wear sexy underwear, not old-lady baggy briefs. I’m too young to go that route, and just the thought of it takes a huge hit on my self-esteem. Problem is, no matter which way I look in the mirror, I hate the way it looks. Excess skin just wraps around my bikinis. Not the “sexy” Victoria’s Secret look I was going for. Would a tummy tuck help? I talked to my friends about it and got a resounding “Yes”. I was so glad they were honest and didn’t drown me in “Oh, why? You look wonderful just the way you are”. They understood that I just wanted to look and feel better. They even offered to be there with me all the way. I can’t wait.
Menopause Meant Not Even Being Able to Suck It In.
I’m actually well- proportioned all over. I look pretty good in clothes (as long as they’re not clingy and super form fitting). It’s the naked thing that bums me out. The scale numbers are fine, but after menopause, my midsection began to thicken out, and my stomach seemed to blow up like a balloon. I researched and discovered that after menopause, body fat is redistributed from the hips, thighs and buttocks to the abdomen. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t change the fact that I want my stomach to have a flatter, more contoured look. Once I made the decision to have a tummy tuck, I looked for the best surgeon to do the procedure. Over and over I was referred to Dr. Thomas A. Narsete MD, in the Denver area. He spent time with me discussing my goals and what I could realistically expect. He was positive and warm and understanding. And his skill was obvious from the results I saw on other patients he had done tummy tucks on. Self-confidence, here I come.