Health & Beauty
Diary of a Tummy Tuck
Considering abdominoplasty? One woman shares the nitty-gritty details of her journey from pre-surgery to recovery
My tummy tuck and lipo scars were still bumpy and red at this point, but my plastic surgeon told me they would eventually start to flatten out. It's really low (you wouldn't be able to see it in a bathing suit), so I wasn't too concerned about the scarring.
One totally unexpected but major (and incredible!) benefit of this surgery was the impact it had on my back problems. I was afraid that this surgery would set me back, but I've experienced the exact opposite. My surgeon says it's because my core muscles weren't being used the way they should have been, placing a lot of extra work on my back. Since the surgery, I have felt ZERO back pain.
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