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10/24/07 6:01 P

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Check out this link...one woman's positive story...

http://weightwatchen.com/2007/01/tummy-t
uck-pictures.html I found her through my WW Friends forum here on SP.

I had breast reduction surgery after I lost weight..I could have gotten the tummy tuck done at the same time for a really "good deal" price but felt I couldn't afford it since it was all out of pocket. (The BR was necessary and fully paid by insurance due to severe tissue damage) I have regretted not finding the money and if I had it do over would have used a credit card! I totally love the results of the BR.



Edited by: ROLOHA at: 10/24/2007 (18:02)
"If you keep on doing what you've always done you'll keep on going where you've always gone"

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That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where?"


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10/24/07 12:01 A

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A LOT DEPENDS ON HOW THE DR REMOVES THE SKIN. SOME DRS JUST PULL THE SKIN DOWN THEN CUT IT BUT MINE IS DONE WHERE HE CUT ME FROM BREAST BONE DOWN THEN FROM HIP TO HIP.

I ONLY HAVE A FEW STRETCH MARKS AND YOU CAN BARELY SEE THEM.

I CALLED MY DRS OFFICE TO SEE WHEN THE WEBSITE WILL BE DONE AND THEY SAID IT WOULD BE UP WITH THE NEW PICTURES THE MIDDLE OF NOV.

MY DR ALSO TIGHTENED MY STOMACH MUSCLES. THAT IS WHY HE CUT ME BOTH WAYS. I FIGURE AT ABOUT A YEAR OUT MY SCAR WILL BE FADED TO JUST A THIN LINE. IN MOST PLACES IT IS THAT WAY NOW.

GOOD LUCK

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10/23/07 11:15 P

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I would consider having one too. I have lots of stretch marks (and I mean lots...they say us fair skinned girls don't stretch well with pregnancy!). Does anyone know if a tummy tuck will address them?

 
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10/23/07 10:17 P

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I so want one too! I have hit my goal weight but still have my lovely "pooch" and stretched out "pear" shape excess skin. I too had 3 c-sections in 5 years and all were big babies (literally). I want to give myself 1 full year of weight loss off and re-evaluate my tummy tuck. I do have to have a hysteroctomy the beginning of 2008 and I joked with my GYN if we could arrange for the tummy tuck at the same time!!! A blue-light special!!!!

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10/23/07 9:48 P

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Thank you for this info. I've been considering one myself and your's are the most positive comments I've heard thus far.

Happiness is within us all, it's up to us to find our joy - we can't expect others to find it or provide it for us.

The only 'real' thing in our lives thats an absolute constant is CHANGE...and somehow, someway, me must be willing to except and adapt.


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10/23/07 12:46 P

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I HAVE HAD A TUMMY TUCK. MAY 8TH. OF THIS YEAR. I DID NOT REALLY HAVE PAIN BUT I WAS SORE LIKE DOING TOO MANY CRUNCHES. MY DR SAID I DID VERY WELL. MY SCAR WILL BE VERY LIGHT. I WILL HAVE THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICS ON HIS WEBSITE BECAUSE I WAS A GREAT CANVAS. (DR SAYS) I ALSO HAD BAT-WINGS REMOVED IN AUG. NOW THAT ONE DID HURT, NOT JUST BEING SORE BUT REAL PAIN.

IM HAPPY WITH BOTH PROCEDURES I HAD DONE AND IF ASKED YES I WOULD DO THEM BOTH AGAIN.

MAKE SURE THAT YOUR SURGEON IS BOARD CERTIFIED. HE SHOULD DISPLAY HIS CERTIFICATIONS ON THE WALLS OF HIS OFFICE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE I COULD SENT THE LINK TO MY SURGEON. IT TELLS WHAT HE DOES AND SHOWS SOME OF HIS WORK. AND SOME OTHER INFORMATION.

BESSIE


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10/23/07 12:29 P

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Haha, yeah but they are worth it for all the laughs they give us. :o) You beat me by 1 child though! Wow...you must be busy! Life is getting sooo much easier now that all mine are out of diapers! :o)

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CAROG424's Photo CAROG424 Posts: 3,012
10/23/07 12:21 P

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I hear you, I had 4 kids and 3 C's within 6 years. What was I thinking?

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. : Ralph Waldo Emerson


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KIMBOLEENA's Photo KIMBOLEENA Posts: 782
10/23/07 12:13 P

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I sure don't have any personal experience on this, except that I too have a stretched belly from my 3 kiddos and 3 csections. If it was free and it didn't hurt at all, I would probably have one, haha, but I'm too broke and too chicken to have one. I'll be very curious to hear from those that have had it done though...and what it was like!

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CAROG424's Photo CAROG424 Posts: 3,012
10/23/07 12:08 P

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I have reached my goal and still have the dreaded belly fat. My husband has offered to pay for a tummy tuck. Does anyone have any personal experience with one?

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. : Ralph Waldo Emerson


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