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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Photos

Some typical Tummy Tuck surgery pictures before and after:

low scale tummy tuck

serious abdominoplasty pictures

abdominoplasty recovery

tummy tuck surgery

tummy tucked

abdominoplasty surgery

cosmetic surgery tummy tuck

stiches after tummy tuck

see the stiches after abdominoplasty?


To know what tummy tuck is read this post of mine. About Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty. To know about the risks involved in Tummy Tuck surgery, please read this post: Tummy Tuck Gone wrong. More images? see this post. Tummy Tuck Photos.

59 comments:

  1. what makes me cringe seeing some of these tummy tuck "after" pics is how un-natural the belly button looks. a natural belly has a softness and curves that many tummies post TT simply don't have and the belly button looking like a painted on weird circle, yikes! not good.

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  2. yeah, may be the un-natural look slowly disappears when he/she finally starts gaining weight again and takes appointment for another surgery. anyways, thanks for the comment.

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  3. i thnk this tummy tuck looks awesome...such an improvement!!!!

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  4. My wife is thinking of having a tummy tuck done along with breast implants. I was looking through the photos that you have provided and I can still see the stitches or the area that was cut. Will the scar ever go away or does it differ from patien to patient?

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  5. i think the tummy tucks look GREAT, even the ones which were overweight, its not perfect but definatly better!!!

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  6. What "anonymous" from Nov 2007 probably doesn't realize is that most (all?) of these women went through pregnancies that vastly altered the look of their stomachs, including their belly buttons. take a closer look at some of those "before" belly buttons. They're pretty bad--big deep pits--and that's a typical post-pregnancy effect. I bet the "after" belly buttons look closer to the original stomach.

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  7. I think anonymous from November 2007 wishes she had the money to have a tummy tuck, but hasn't so in order to make herself feel better, she is picking faults with those who have had them done. Get a life..these new tummies look great, last time I checked, most belly buttons are round circles, those that aren't look weird to me. I would much prefer the new belly button to the previous one which looks all mis-shaped.

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  8. Hello,

    I am a plastic surgeon from West Yorkshire, UK. My website is www.yourPlasticSurgeon.co.uk

    I found the discussions regarding the appearance of the belly button quite interesting indeed.

    I think that the belly button defines a tummy, much as a nipple defines a breast. Thus it is quite important, as a surgeon, to think carefully about the site, size and contour of the post abdominoplasty belly button, as well as the contouring of the surrounding tissue.
    In my opinion, the aperture to resurface the belly button should not be circular but an inverted u shape. This, together with contouring of the surrounding fat, and careful anchoring of the belly button to the abdominal wall fascia, can give quite a natural, yet rejuvenated, appearance to the belly button, and by extension, to the abdomen.

    The trouble is that this part of the procedure is somewhat time consuming and "fiddly". Thus many surgeons take the easy, quick option and spend very little time fashioning the belly button.

    I would advise patients to discuss belly buttons with their surgeon prior to undergoing an abdominoplasty.

    Cheers

    Sanjib

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  9. I'm thinking about having this surgery, but the SCAR!!! Its scary looking, does this ever go away? Is there another way to get the same results without the drastic scarring? I have keloid skin and scaring is a very big deal, can this surgery be done without causing keloids?

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  10. sometimes exercize doesnt cut it, I exersize 3 to 4 times a week doing somewhat intensive yoga and I have rock hard muscle in my abdomens but it doesnt mean that I do not have damage to my stomach and ab area which looks like a balloon that has exspanded multiple times, and after letting the air out the result of the balloon due to three pregnancies. I eat very healthy lots of fish minimal meat tons of fruit and vegs, minimal soda. I wear a size 4 in pants and am 5"7' and look good with clothes on. So m thoughts are... to just say to exercize is patronizing and it is not always just that black and white, and sometimes it just doesnt work like that.

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    1. I understand, I'm 5' 2'' i weight 165 lost 35 pounds with exercize and a great diet but the weight did not come off my belly so I'm scheduled to get a tummy tuck. Good Luck to you :)

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  11. To the above Anonymous, your comment annoys me. You can do all the exercise in the world to help flatten and tone up your lower stomach, but the excess skin will remain. Don't be so arrogant.

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  12. Belly button be dammed, I would kill for my wife to look like that again! I just hope the doctor cut is on the better side, there are some awfull incision lines scars. Anyways like I said before, my wife needs a miracle to look good again, anything would be an improvement just hope it ends as one of those fabulous looking ones.

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  13. YOU ARE SUCH A LOSER, IT'S ONE THING TO WANT YOUR WIFE TO LOOK GOOD AGAIN BUT TO SAY IT THAT WAY MAKES YOU SOUND LIKE AN ARROGANT, POMPOUS ASS!

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    1. I so agree its how a person says things.Hopefully you have not said this will take a miricle for your wife to look good again to her.You should say you still love her,but back her on the surgery if she wants it.And i hope you are willing to be there for her,doing most of the daily chores for some months.Maybe getting used to her wearing elastic waist trousers and loose tops for some months,and then revision surgery if needed.How do i know this?? I had op 29 Dec 11,have had Hematoma 19 days after,so was signed off an extra 10 weeks to my 3 weeks holiday.I am doing sit ups now,but stomach still not flat.I have felt very down and tearful throught out,so please remember this is a big op,not a walk in the park.Your wife will need you more than you will know,so be ready to help and love here and make her laugh.

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  14. Hi there,

    I just wanted to suggest trying Isagenix before going for a tummy tuck etc.
    www.beautifulroses.isagenix.com check out the IsaVideos.
    I have finished a 30-Day Cleansing and Fat burning Program and had a release of 11 lbs and 24 3/4 inches. I feel great. Have lots of energy. If I wasn't going to have the surgical procedure of a Free Tram Flap, which also involves a kind of tummy tuck, I would have continued to lose my weight and inches with Isagenix. I have been amazed at how I feel mentally, physically on a program from Isagenix.
    The Isagenix program of eating two shakes a day and taking Ionix Supreme and Cleanse for Life everyday up to a few days before my surgery really helped my body to be healthy and strong for this surgery. I was to stay off Isagenix for 3 weeks as my surgeon didn't want me to have anything that was a blood thinner....that is when I found out that Vitamin E and the B’s are natural blood thinners.
    I am a single mastectomy breast cancer survivor who went for my Free Tram Flap surgery last week. The Free Tram Flap includes the removal of the tummy, fat and some muscle and brought up to where the mastectomy incision is reopened and the removed tummy etc is shaped into a breast and sewn up using the mastectomy incision.
    This portion where the tummy, fat etc are removed is what is similar to a tummy tuck except the stuff cut out is to be used in another part of the body.
    Yesterday, ten days after my surgery, almost all my staples were removed from my belly except for a few in the middle, but both sides with staples were removed My new breast with the staples holding it together were also removed, and the sutures for my new belly button were removed. I have been calling myself "Sally" from Nightmare Before Christmas because of all the staples, incisions etc that I have.
    It is major surgery. I think it looks great. My husband says so too and so do my three girls. I sent all three daughters a couple of pictures and told them to be prepared. They said they were expecting worse. They said that it is all looking great and the result is I have a breast again. I have cleavage and I am happy. Breast cancer took away my breast and tried to take away my womanliness, but the surgery I just had was well worth it. I won't always look like "Sally" of Nightmare Before Christmas. In a few months I will be the new sexy me again. LOL LOL
    I was told by my surgeon yesterday that I could enjoy my Isagenix products again, and I have been, and I feel better than ever and know that my healing time is now going to be faster because of all the great ingredients in Isagenix.

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  15. Regardless of the 'poor' surgeons- this is NOT Your fucking profession!
    I never had and will never have a girlfriend, who did a plastic surgery, because I have NEVER seen any lady, who really looks better after the surgery- the 'before' pictures always are the real person, not any alien, created by a greedy doctor.
    Why don't the hubbies of this ladies by a rubber doll, instead of making their partners feel bad and create the 'need' of a plastic surgery???

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  16. I am a 31 yr old mother of 4. I will be having a tummy tuck done in the fall, not because my husband wants me to but because I need to. Before I had children I was thin, and even now being 5'7 I weigh 140lbs, I work out but I cannot stand the loose skin that hangs down. I dream of the day I can wear a bikini again with pride :)

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    1. Im still dreaming of wearing that bikini,and not having to wear elastic wait trousers with a loose top.Its now just over 7 months since op.I had a Hematoma that put me back.I have never had children or was never over weight,but was unusually born with a layer of fat covering my Abdoman which no amount of excercise helped.I see my Surgeon on Sept 5th 2012 and am hoping he can sort me out quickly even if it means revised surgery.All i want is the FLAT TUMMYi dreamt off since child hood.I had the money as i was in two car accidents that has damaged my whole Lumbar Spine,so in a lot of pain daily.It paid for Tummy Tuck and then i was able to buy a newer car,but i will now never be out of pain,so please all pray i get the FLAT TUMMY ivs so wanted.Best of Luck

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  17. I am scheduled for a tummy tuck in just a few weeks, want to know why? because i lost 110lbs. you people who say you don't have to have it, your partner is terrible for creating a need for it, i respect your opinion but strongly disagree with it. not only is it unsightly and i'm 18 and can't wear a bikini, but having that much extra skin hanging there is downright uncomfortable! i can not wait to have a nice tummy after 4 years of working (literally) my ass off to weigh almost half of my previous weight

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  18. I just got my tummy tuck 3 days ago. I must say so far I am not too happy with the results. Then again being right after it might be a bit too soon to tell. All I know is I went in because after it being 3 years, I had my child who stretched me around pretty massively. I went from 110 to 200 in 9 months. So when it was over I had heavy sagging skin that felt empty but, I was determined to work out and eat right. I got down to 125. So a few days ago I weighed in at that but my stomach still sagged. I worked out all the time and results were unachievable. I still could not wear a 2 piece. Sadly I did want to have this invasive of a surgery but I felt like I had no other option. I guess you can get tmmytck with muscle tightening or w/out depending. My abs were already built. So i didn't need it. Going in that day was scary. I was very excited to get that extra skin off that is uncomfortable and ugly. I got it done the 21. I was told alot of my stretch marks would still be there which was disappointing because I felt the doctor should be more considerate to my needs. I awoke from the surgery. Pretty much in a daze not aware, groggy. I stayed in a hotel close to the hospital where I had the procedure. I got in the car and felt uncomfortable extremely. My husband helped me out of our car then helped me to the room. "at this point still out of it" When I got there I tried to lay down on the bed and couldn't I just burst into tears. I felt in excruciating pain. I took off my sweat jacket and looked at my surgical locations and was horrified at what I saw. He cut me about a inch or 2 longer on each side than I had requested. I think its long and extremely disfiguring. My new belly button so far looks off set like a bit to the left. Not sure though I think that changes once settling of everything happens. SOMETHING THAT I DID NOT EXPECT OR WASNT TOLD I HAVE THESE TUBES STICKING OUT OF MY UNDERWEAR LINE THAT GO INTO MY CHEST FOR DRAINAGE. One on the left and one on right that hurt extremely bad. These actually hurt worse that my incision itself. I feel butchered like a piece of meat. I am bruised very badly and have a uneven scar and wrinkling of skin. It is scary and the first day was very hard you feel like a old women walking hunched over. Can barely use the rest room and sitting down is difficult. It is not how I imagined, I knew I would have stitches and extreme pain. Not like this. Far worse and I just feel the results so far are uneven looking and even a bit unnatural looking. I will see in a month or so and recomment. So far I just am a little upset that, that much money was spent and I went to a reputable doctor. My stomach just looks cut up and stitches everywhere. The tubes are horrible. I guess they remove them in a few days once the drainage stops and I get my stitches out in a week. Hopefully I will see improvement. :) I just got my hopes set a little too high. So don't expect to come out perfect and the pain meds don't help at all for this significant amount of pain. I actually filmed and documented my experience :) normally I dont do that but this was pretty extreme even for me. Probably gonna post them up in the future. So today is the 3rd day of my recovery. I am finally able to set up my comp near me on the couch. The last couple days were long and discomforting. Keeping my head up and trying to stay positive and hoping the results significantly differ than what appears to me now. Is it worth it? At this point I am thinking not really I like feeling smaller but the pain is hell and back and of course the look of the incision just puts me in a emotional state...literally everytime I see it I just wanna cry or worse makes me feel kinda aggravated. I expected it to be from one side to the other but he crossed over and went up higher onto my hips which was not needed. The past couple days have been feeling down and depressed. Not sure how I feel. Meanwhile I will be here in recovery, getting better and taking it as it goes. Any questions feel free to comment and I will answer. 2 be cont..

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  19. Amber please keep me in contact. My wife has been thinking of having this procedure done and i would like to share your story with her. you can send me your updates to :

    fate300m@gmail.com

    Hope you heal like you are hoping to.

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  20. Amber, it's early days yet, give it time. It took me exactly 6 weeks to feel completely back to normal. I still have some numbness and swelling but it takes a year at least to heal. I had my tt 6 months ago...and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. For those of you who say just exercise - I weighed 108 lbs when I got pregnant and only gained 20 due to a strict diet because of gestational diabetes. I exercise daily. I had large 10 lb babies that stretched me out beyond my skins ability to snap back. My muscles did not need repairing either, I only had loose skin removed and scar tissue removed from my c-section site getting infected with staph (I had a 3 inch hole and hard lump above it- exercise couldn't take care of that either). It will take a year for the scar to fade. Right now it is dark reddish in color like those in the pictures above. I have faith it will fade because my c-section scars were similar and they are non-existent now. I still have some stretch marks and I still don't like them but when I look at my before pictures I wish I had done this sooner. My belly button looks a litte creepy still. If I'm not happy with it my surgeon will revise it at my one year. I chose my doctor because he was very compassionate and honest. I also talked to other women who had the surgery so I knew to expect a lot of pain. I was still surprised though when I awoke from surgery. It was excrutiating. It was 2 weeks of absolute He!!. But it was definitely worth it for me. If anyone is bothered by their stomach and has the means to fix it I would say go for it.

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  21. Alright so I am 3 weeks after the operation now... I went from worth it to I regret fully my decision to do this. So I was right, things did not look right to me...something was wrong very wrong. I knew that I was going to have a long ugly scar and I expected discoloration because it takes time to heal and recover from this major surgery. However my scar, instead of going down or straight into my underwear/bathing suit line it rises up into a upside down V. Straight out of all my underwear even hanes and out of my pants. I also have significant damage where he attempted to reattach the skin where my old belly button used to be, he should have removed a little bit and closed it. Now I may have skin loss and damage. I go see him tomorrow and I have alot of concerns. I cannot wear any jeans and even 75% of my clothes now because of what has been done and from the lipo I got large painful lumps that developed into my upper abdomen. So yes it may or may not be right for some people. Sure I have a flat stomach but now I am disfigured. I am 23 soon and I went from a little fat and excess skin to something out of plastic surgery gone wrong nightmare. I spoke to another plastic surgeon and he said to me "That does not look right and there's no reason for this to have happen" Even used the words "unacceptable" surgery to any real surgeon. So I have yet to see what is to happen. I am trying to stay positive. Its hard when you are told something and come out looking alot different than discussed and I am sure alot of people can relate to me. I will be posting my whole story soon on realself.com Pics and Diary included. I will post the link here also shortly. To me everyday is getting worse, Yes the scar is bad but that is the least of my concerns. If I would have no that I was going to come out like this I would have never agreed to do this. I have looked at at least a thousand pics of tummy tucks over these weeks and found nothing that resembles mine. I would have taken my money and sense elsewhere. Will post again shortly and see what goes. Thanks...

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  22. Hi Amber
    I read your story and I am horrified. I am a journalist in the UK and I am looking for someone in the UK who has had a negative experience following a tummy tuck.

    If you live in the UK please let me know - as I would be very interested in hearing more about your story.

    You can contact me in the first instance via this email address:

    fivestarmonica@live.com

    If the story goes ahead then there is a fee. You must be willing to be named and pictured.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Monica

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  23. Hey this is for those anonymous persons who just don't seem to get it. First of all, you should diet and exercise to lose weight before tummy tuck surgery. You should come as close to your ideal weight goal as possible before the surgery. Secondly, all women are different. Some of us can have 2 or more babies and lose the flab. But most of us can't, speaking for myself as well as other women. With any pregnancy the stomach stretches as well as the abdomen muscles. After pregnancy, and especially multiple pregnancies, it is not likely that the stomach and abdomen muscles will contstrict or go back to their normal state. This is why you have stretchmarks and the" pouch", extra flab and skin. No matter how much weight you lose and how many crunches or ab lounges or ab circle pros you do it will not go away completely. This is why many of us consider to have the tummy tuck. Pre pregnancy I was 130 pounds on my curvy hourglass 5"5 frame. I have two boys that are a year and seventeen days apart. Between the two pregnancies I put on about 80 to 90 pounds. My boys are currently 3 and 2 years old. I am now 140 pounds. Plan to lose 10 to 20 more. That being said ,I have a flabby pouch over my abdomen. This puts me in a size ten when I should be in an 8. Yes with diet and exercise my stomach and love handles went down but not away. So whether we wanna flaunt in a bikini or strut in a sexy v cut halter one piece and sarong with matching wedge sandals and accesories, we all want to feel and look sexy. Most of us would appreciate the new belly button look and get over the scar. I think I speak for myself as well as SOME others when I say that," I will take a scar and a painted on looking belly button any day over a flabby jello looking stretch mark Kangaroo pouch with no visible belly button!

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  24. I agree too but I think there is a scale of things. Or at least my scale it goes like this

    <----1---------2---------3---->

    1. Being the worse
    2. Okay Not Bad but no good
    3. Acceptable/Good


    Lets see I am about 4 months out now. Feeling pretty depressed for awhile. Come to terms but I am not giving up I will probably have to see another PS.
    HOW I PERSONALLY SCALE THE ABOVE.

    1. 1 worse case Scar is Jacked, Uneven Discolored comes out of all underwear and clothing. Painful still sensitive. Not flat raised. Belly Button scar is not on the inside. Tube scars + Lipo Scars everywhere. Creates one giant permanent mess that you have to live with the rest of your life. That's not to scare anyone. I am 23 I now look like this. I worked out and was my ideal weight. I had the access pouch after 3 years of trying to get it off from my pregnancy no luck. It hanged over some clothing not all. I had lipo on my side hips that's all.


    2. A pouch of skin from pregancy access fat in odd places that doesn't seem to even out or go away. Hmmm it was hard but at least I could live day to day just feeling fat and having good and bad days. Now everyday is a bad day. I consider this scale a 2. Neither good or bad. You can still manage everyday.

    3. Great acceptable. A surgery done right. Scar is even curves down into the underwear and hidden for cosmetic reasons. Done right! Scar of Belly Button is on the inside. Creating fewer possible issues of a scarring problem on the surface. Appearance of abdomen has been successfully improved and overall things are good. Probably not reality but that is what I wanted. Something so simple not perfection but I just wished my scar was lower and wasn't so messed up looking. I was 130 before surgery I am 120 now my pants size are the same. Nothing has changed except pouch is gone and I replaced it for some scar I can't hide, it hurts and they keep saying in time but even if it fades it's still misplaced. I am only 23 I should not look like this. I was afraid of intimacy before because I felt gross looking after having a kid. Now it's worse I dont consider showing anybody myself in the nude. Cause I look like some freakshow. Ain't that the truth. I look butchered in the mirror when I stare at myself. Everybody else tells me the same. I wasn't that bad before I just wanted to change a few things. My scar goes up onto my hips too. Just horrible.

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  25. I just had my tummy tuck I'm 32 Years old with two kids and I'm not having anymore kids. I thought about having this done after my first child but I waited and I'm happy I did. I was scared to do it cause I read so many bad stories but I'm so happy I did it's been 5 days and I feel pretty good day ny day I get better I was able to stand up all the way in two days I haven't really looked at my tummy all the way cause I keep the binder on but I can see a difference already I was 90 pounds before I had my first child and and now after my second I'm 160. Anyone who wakes up hating to look at theirselves cause of their stomach this surgery is worst it with a good doctor don't go for cheap doctors cause when they say you get what you pay for that's for everything I spend a good amount but I also have no worries and no suprises.

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  26. Hello,

    I am back with updates, currently am almost 9 months since the tuck. It has been a long road... Accepting is still difficult and I am not sure I ever will. I did have those lumps (hardening of inner tissues) Had about 10 ultrasounds treatments or so. After like 3-5 months they were gone fully. Unfortunately my scar is not healed to what it should be. My PS ended up pulling the drains and then neglected me for a full 6 months not calling me at all and put off seeing me. Yeah that is bad and I would not recommend him to anyone! During those 6 months my scar keloided badly especially around my belly button and hypertrophic hip to hip. So him not giving me anything and not seeing me probably could have prevented this. Like I said he doesn't care. So when I finally saw him I expressed all my concerns. In a professional manner. He knows he messed me up. Has even offered me another tuck to fix everything if I have another kid. I wasn't planning on having anymore!..Anyways he has been injecting me steroids for the keloids and I am still getting laser treatments monthly. Funny thing is bad scarring and keloids do not run in my family and I am light skinned so could be something to do with how the incisions were made and proper after care. I am about 9 months and my scar is still very prominent. I won't be wearing a bikini probably ever :-(. This point it's still a waiting game. I will be under the care of a new PS soon and a dermatologist for the scarring. So now my concerns are the scar placement, color of the scar "still reddish/purple even after 9 months" esthetics. Belly Button Keloided the worse and now after the injections is worse in color and looks (deflated). Sure I got that flat tummy but at what cost. Blah...LOL I am still goin.

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  27. WOW, reading all the post that seem to range from one extreme to the next has me questioning my upcoming surgery and excited about it all at the same time. I've been researching for two years, reading books, articles and blogs about the procedure. In addition I visited 5 of the top ps in my area for consultations- I treated them all like job interviews- just who do I want to work on my tranformation. I did not treat the visits like a needy patient. I've selected a decorated, accomplished doctor who recognized me as a well informed, decisive professional with tons of options. There should be mutual respect and understanding when entering into such a life altering situation. With that said I'm still very nervous and somewhat scared-this is major surgery. And it has claimed the lives of several people, so my first prayer is to survive followed by the realistic results my ps and I discussed. I'm scheduled for surgery in one month- I will follow up... P.S. Do it for you, but be smart about it!

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  28. I had a tummy tuck on Feb. 05 2010, I am now 4 months post op. It is by far, the best decision I could have ever made!! I have had 4 large babies via vertical c-section and needless to say, my poor tummy was stretched to oblivion!! And to the people who think exercise and diet will fix it - WAKE UP! I was and am the exercise, low-fat eating queen!! Everything was tight - except my tummy - it's kinda like blowing up a balloon and then letting all the air out - you can't re-shape it back - it's not possible. I had 10 inches of skin removed - and I have a model stomach, I had zero pain, only took advil for 3 days (and sometimes I forgot to!) - now I am completely healed and often forget I had a tummy tuck - until I glance myself in the mirror and shout HALLELUJAH!!

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  29. A REALITY NOBODY TELLS: I was never told that this tummy tuck and breast augmentation recovery was going to be so long and difficult. 7 days ago, I got tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation and a little bit of lipo. All at the same time. The surgery took a little over 3 and a half hrs. After the surgery, I had difficulty breathing. The general anesthesia made me feel like vomiting and super dizzy. I ended up vomiting and I hurt my stiches. The bruises for the lipo were unbelievable huge and dark all over my back. A day after surgery I felt like if I was thrown out of an airplane with no parachute. The anesthesia side effects lasted for 3 days. I felt so miserable! I couldn't eat or drink anything without worsening the symptoms. I had to sleep seating down for 6 days...my back was burning in pain for all that stress of seating down. I couldn't do a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g without assistance. I couldnt get off my bed, seat down, shower, get dress, without my precious husband helping me all the way! I reacted to the antibiotic and had arrithmia and dificulty breathing! I have 3 drainers connected to my body. One for each breast and one under the tummy tuck. Daily I had to empty the containers liquids (mostly blood) My breasts look divine, but they are still very swollen and extremely sensitive to touch. Today is my 7th day after the surgery and I am going to sleep on my side for the first time. The bruises from my back are fast dissapearing. My husband daily changes the gauze from the scars of my breasts and tummy and applies Arnica to the bruises on my back. I bought the Arnica ahead of time at GNC stores. My tummy looks better every day. But my tummy and belly button skin is numb since the procedure detaches the skin from the body, it takes months for the skin to be 'naturally glued' back to the body. I am sure that in 2 months I am going to look much better,and feel much better. If you are planning on getting these procesured done to you. Make sure you have all the support possible from your loved ones. There is NO way you can do this alone.

    I am a healthy 42 year old woman, who keeps an active life style and who have a normal weight but needed to get rid of the extra skin I developed after giving birth to 3 kids. Right now I am so weak I can not go up the stairs of my house without getting exausted. But I am getting better every day and this new image of me is going to make me feel sexier and more confident.

    Alice from South Texas

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  31. I had a tummy tuck 3 years ago and I regret it. I didn't know that a big part of the area would be permanently numb, especially around the re-assigned belly button. Also, when you do put on weight, it seems to go straight to the midriff above the tuck so you wind up with a very strange shape. I was unlucky in that I lost a lot of blood and fluid and wound up in hospital with anaemia. Think very carefully before you do it.

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  32. I had atummy tuck ,Lipo in the back and a breast lift in Bangkok Sept 2010 .3mths ago .The hospital and Drs were above exellent .

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  33. co,antrim girl.....
    ive be wanting a tummy tuck for awile now and am planning mine at the min:)do yous not think you may,b got the wrong surgon??? some places are unbeleivable,am not to happy about amber,s storey it is aful and who ever did that to her should be no doing surgery to anyone

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  34. Hi , Yes those are some amazing surgeries. I had mine done and it is just as spectaclular, I had it done at a 5 star hospital, by a top surgeon and for the best price including all of my accomidations meals and transportation. This company I went through trully were and are the best. qualitycaremexico you won't regret it.

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  35. if its allowed, for those of u who had good results , pls let me know were n who the doc is. i didnt think much could go wrong but im now seein there is, i have no prob payin for good work, i have a friend whos gettin a tuck soon, but shes only paying a 1000 and that jus seems to cheap i think. i wanna do this but i def dont want to regret it...thks

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  36. I had a tummy tuck 7days ago, I actually will be getting my drain removed tomorrow.....My surgeon and results are beyond exceptional. I am extremely happy. All I can say is WOW! I should of did this a long time ago. Want to bring my 40th birthday in Oct in with a bang.......No pain cuz I stayed medicated.....was standing straight after 3 days...I went out today for the first time since my surgery to find my surgeon a lil thank u gift for his office....I did a lot of research b4 so I. Knew all the pros and cons.....I tell u that girdle must be tight and really helps the process but its extremely tight....it helps me to get around a lot better.....really u must take it easy after the surgery and do nothing at all let ur friends and family do everything for u....I have a 2yr old son thay I have not picked up in 7days I haven't swept a floor or vacuumed because I was ordered not to....I think some try to do things on there own too fast and that's another reason they have unrealistic results.... I keep my scar moisturized like ordered and it just looks like someone drew a line along me bikini arear....its healing well I still have numbness but was advised and aware of that.....when my hubby seen my stomache for the first time he said that is amazing and that it was well worth our money.....I stayed on my pain meds for about 5days so I just stopped taking them 2 days ago......I show my pics to everyone and I can't tell u all the ohs and wows I get.....my stomache was protruding and now I have a shape like a super star!..........Chattahoochie Plastic Srugery in Columbus Ga , Dr Naman is the BEST!......

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  37. its day 7 after my tummy tuck, been walking since day 1 and out to lunch and shopping since day 4. No pain but really weird numb sensations.
    Cant wait to be able to have a shower (another 3 days) and no longer have dressings on (another 7 days) the drains came out on day 2 and already I'm so happy with the result and it only gets better. Woo hoo so glad i had it done
    To all of you out there wondering if you should do it or not...do it dont try to get the cheapest option go for the most experienced surgeon andbe realistic about the pain, you've more than likely been thru childbirth and lived to tell the tail so you will get thru this and it will be worth it.

    Amanda London UK

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  38. Not all surgeries are a bad experiance. I feel really baad for Amber especially since shes so young. Im 28 and had a tummy tuck and lift last year. I had great results. Im able to wear a 2 piece for the first time in 13 years! I had twins at 16 so you can imagine the damage they caused. I had stretch marks and loose wrinkled skin almost all the way up my tummy (not a pretty sight). There was only about 3 inches of undamaged skin right below my breast. My dr removed alot of the stretch marks and all of the loose skin. I have no idea how he stretched that few inches to make it look this awesome. Dont get me wrong I still have some stretch marks but they are now under my belly button, and dont bother me at all. I went into this with the mind set that I will never look the way I did pre-babies, so I had realistic expectations. He exceded them. I put alot of work into myself pre-surgery. I got down to my ideal weight and toned as much as possible. I took vitamins that my doctor prescibed about a month prior.
    When it was all done the bruising was bad, I was black and blue but the staff was awesome! I paid a little extra to stay at the hospital for 8 days post surgery. They let my husband stay in the room with me. So I had plenty of help after. Its hard to walk and you cant stand up straight for about 3 weeks. On the 8th day the nurses put a full body compression suit on me. I had to wear it for 2-3 months only taking it off when I showered.
    I would do it all over again with the same dr. I love my results!
    Again Amber Im so sorry your story almost made me cry. I understand what its like to be so uncomfortable in your own skin.
    I used a dr in Mexico against evryones concerns because it was across the border, but I paid $8500.00 for a tuck, lift with impants, lipo and fat transfer to my butt. I feel like a million bucks. A couple of my friends had just a tuck and lift and paid about $20,000.00 here in California. And my results are better and I got more done for less money.
    Hes really good at what he does. Check him out. angelbody.com.mx

    He made me a new person!!! I love him for that!

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  39. My wife had lipo and tuck done 9 months ago and it still looks horrible. Hack surgeon, asymetrical scar, horrible belly button that had to be moved ONE INCH to get it in the center. The end result, she looks great in clothes but I cringe when I see her nude. What good is that?
    $8500 for something that makes her look like an accident victum. I'm currently searching for a GOOD plastic surgeon that can minimize the scars and smooth out the lumps.

    Bottom line, don't do it!

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  40. I am truly sorry. Not sorry for the ladies with poor plastic surgeries, not even the slightest bit. For the ladies that had good outcomes, I am glad your happy but still indifferent. Society really has done a number on the brains of women. Stay the way you are. There is no need to waste so much money on the "ideal" body, whatever that may be. Love yourself for who you are. Let nature take its course. Age. This is truly sad and extremely sickening. Don't let television and media dictate what you should look like.

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  41. Here's my simple fix - don't wear bikinis! Why show all that flesh anyway? Love your body, don't risk death, infection massive ugly scars etc. - from a mother of four with a pouchy belly who is still a hottie at age 36 married 15 yrs to a gorgeous man. I can't stand the expression bikini ready as if it's what all women should aspire to. Too much porn in this world i think really!!! Do we really need massive boobs tiny waists etc to feel sexually viable oh and add to that little to no pubic hair ??? Not natural or beautiful. Sure if you feel hideously disfigured after weightloss or pregnancy that's different I suppose but even so the scarring is ugly and similarly repulsive....why put yourself through all that pain for a two piece? Sure if you wanna turn heads... Personally i think it's gross and cheapens the actual value of women. I wear a one piece or board shorts and I think I look great for a mum of four... Confidence is attractive. Don't get butchered. You are precious regardless of your measurements.

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  42. ...Or you could wear a high waisted two piece swimsuit like Marilyn Monroe - very fashionable at the moment! Necessity is the mother of invention. You can still look great without having to go under the knife. Sounds awful having a painful ugly scar with numbness not to mention not being able to look at yourself in the nude. Think about it... Mother of four who wrote the previous post. Your body is a temple isn't it? Google high waisted bikinis... Food for thought anyway. Ella from Australia ;D

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  43. I just got back from a recent trip to Cuba with my family and during my weeks stay there I had a great time but there were times when I was either and the beach or the pool that I felt very uncomfortable wearing a bikini because of my stretch marks. I am 40 and I thought I would be ok with having stretch marks and moving forward after having my son who is now 20 and my daughter who is now 10 but I want to look and feel young and sexy again especially since I had my first child at 20 I missed having the perfect body it makes you feel very confident about yourself. I was thinking about having a tummy tuck but I am affraid of not getting the results I am looking for. I have called a PS today to schedule a consulation. I guess we will see want happens! Kim from Canada

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  44. So what are all you losers who don't beleive in plastic surgery doing on a tummy tuck blog?! Get a life losers! I had a tummy tuck and love my results, sure I have a scar but its better that the ugly stretch marks and lose skin. Be realistic and you will be happy!

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  45. I had a full TT and lipo to my inner thighs 7 weeks ago. I haven't regreted it for one minute. I think it is a very personal decision and no one should pass judgement on those who decide to have plastic surgery. I had read all kinds of scary stories and rude comments during my research before having my TT which just freaked me out. I have been so happy with my results and although it truly was extremely painful for the first 5 days, it was still worth it. I started jogging again at week 5 after my PS okay and just ran 5 miles last night with no pain at all. So, if your looking into having this done, the most important thing is to make sure you choose your plastic surgeon VERY carefully and do some research on him/her and have lots of support from loved ones and friends. Good luck to you!

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  46. i am having my first consultation today with transform is they a certain weight i need to be before they will cinsider me

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    1. Had my tummy tuck two weeks ago. Shouldn't stomach be swollen a flabby looking? They keep saying its normal but I feel like it should b somewhat flat at this point????

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  47. 10 months ago today I had a mini tummy tuck, and dr claims to have done lipo on my love handle area. I am happy the stretched out skin from my c-sections and previous surgery is gone but I am very disappointed in my scar and navel. My scar is still fairly dark but very high,it peeks over the top of most underwear. My navel, ugh, I'm embarassed to say is not centered!! The lipo obviously wasn't done correctly either because I still have a little tire that hangs over my jeans. I know I'm just griping here but need to vent. It's been close to a year, I'm sure I'm not swollen anymore as some will suggest. Has anyone ever had to correct a navel or scar? After the price paid, sacrifices made and health risks taken, I would've expected a little better than I got. But still happy with the flatness. So, if you're reading this site thinking of tummy tuck-- do your research & visit more than one doctor!
    If you're reading this blog and feel tempted to reply to my post, keep your vulgar language and idiotic comments to yourself.
    Thanks!

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  48. The is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin. Tummy tuck surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is really effective.

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  51. I've underwent a tummy tuck procedure in Toronto and I absolutely love my results. My skin looks much better and toned plus that I've got rid of the saggy skin! Really a great procedure and I don't regret that I did it!

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  52. I'm excited and nervous!! I'm having the procedure done tomorrow, I've tried all diets and doing excercise and eating right. I've lost weight but nothing seems to rid me of the belly pouch! I'm just so disgusted with myself after weighing 89Lbs when I first had my son and using a size 1 I know I have to be relistic that I won't ever be that size again!! My problem I currently wear a size 4 Not Bad right??You would think I would think I'd be satisfied? NOT, When I put my put pants on my belly sticks out from all angles looks DISGUSTNG and the way they make pants now below the waist!! and come on I'm not about to wear Grandma Jeans Either!! I am still Young and have four Kids I had them early in life Now it's time I enjoy myself and I leave everything in the hands of our LORD JESUS CHRIST!!! Jigglymay;-)

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  53. Bariatric surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch .

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  54. Thanks for sharing these tummy tuck pictures. I still have my scars from my TT but this scar will be a tiny reminder, that while it's not always easy to do the emotional work, it's always worth it. And it's necessary. Thanks!

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