The same goes for boob job. I would like one, but they said you have to have it redone in 10 years and the silicon might leak causing you to have it redone again. Same questions, If you had it done do you like them? Would you do it again?
I would really like to have it done, but you know once it's done, it is done.
I've toyed with the idea of getting my boobs lifted, but at my age and stage of life, I dont think its worth it as much anymore. When I'm dressed and wearing a decent bra, I look pretty darned good.
I will admit that I'm still thinking about geting the loose skin on my back/rear removed though, just to smooth out my lines.
ETA: I had my tuck in early 2005 after my weight had been stable for more than a year.
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I can relate on the saggy abdominal skin though. I would sometimes get rashes in the skin fold and it was just plain ugly. It was one of the first major things I did for me in a very long while.
If you can do it, I say go for it!
I am even happier that I had this done now that I am 53. I work out and have been able to maintain my weight. This surgery does not replace staying in shape. Forgive me for saying this but as a result...I feel great about myself and look darn good!
Please know it was not an easy recovery. Hurt like hell to be honest but would do it again!
If you do have any surgery, be sure to stay ahead of your pain, but take alot of miralax with it too. And have someone with you 24/7 for the first 2-3 days.
Dont retreat, reload.
"Pull that knife out of your back - and sever the fuel line to that bus you got thrown under" Bufffalo
I chose the lift vs augmentation because I was comfortable with my size and did not want to deal with adding a new substance to my body.
As far as boobs... I would love to have smaller ones. I am judging you for wanting bigger ones but I envy women with smaller boobs. Mine are full C cups. I would love to be a nice small B.
I love my new boobs....I went from a A- to a solid C. I also have saline...didn't like the idea of silicone and will only have to have them done if one springs a leak. So far, so good.
I am very happy with both!
I, for one, can't say I'd do it again. Although the flap of skin is gone, my belly button looks messed up and I have odd skin/fat pockets around the surgery scar. I also tend to form a lot of scar tissue, so you can see scar tissue around the navel and feel "rope like" scars under the incision site. I've maintained the weight loss, and have actually lost another 20 pounds from the time I had the surgery. It was a horrible recovery (again, I did it simultaneously with a total hysterectomy). The docs said I would need another surgery to correct the skin issues...no thanks. I hate it, but I won't go under the knife again for something that is purely cosmetic.
I like my boobs...
I have enough tissue. It's just kinda low. And a bra that lifts makes my skin look.... loose.
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CS scar #1 on my wife is barely visible and longer. The man was an absolute artist!
CS scar #2. While not awful. Surgeon #1 was clearly superior.
Note both scars are at least 8 years old.
I also had C-sections and lots of abdominal surgery, so the scar was already there, though this one is larger. Flat tummy is absolutely worth it!! I had lost a lot of weight before as well.
My surgeon recommended a lift as opposed to augmentation because I had enough tissue there, it was just sagging. The incisions for my lifts are worse, "lollipop" incisions. She cut the areolas off, trimmed them down to make them smaller, then reimplanted them higher up. Also took tissue from under my arms, twisted it around to make them perky (they are, for the first time in my life!).
Though the lift sounds painful, it really was not. Surgeon gave me a rib block, which was amazing!!
I would recommend the TT and lift in a heartbeat. The lipo, not so much. It was very painful and of limited benefit.
It is cost effective to have more done at one time, as the OR and anesthesia costs are quite significant. I had a 6-hour surgery, totally $$ well spent.
Best wishes to you, and if you choose to do this, make sure it is for YOU and no one else. Take care.