Tummy Tuck & Lipo Pics
I'm a Beauty Enhancement Awards Contestant!
This album is an official submission to the Beauty Enhancement Awards. (Read more about it.)
I'm competing in the following categories:
Best Makeover - 20s, Best Female Tummy Tuck, Best Female Liposuction
My Personal Statement:
Hello all, I'm Renee! I lead a fun, ever changing career in promotional marketing. This field is very appearance conscious so my looks are important and can dictate the quality of work I receive. I had wanted to have a few procedures, mainly a tummy tuck & lipo after the birth of my son. We finally got the funds to make it happen in 07. I was scared senseless but refused to give into my fears. On the 12th day of the last month of the year I realized a dream come true! With all the research I did prior to surgery nothing prepared me for the ordeal after the surgery. I never read any comments on the severe discomfort in coughing, passing gas/bowel movements and sitting on the toilet yet it was a huge deal for me for several months after surgery. I had so many regrets in the beginning because I just had no idea that my body would respond the way it did to such trauma, after all I told myself your in good shape, you eat right, you'll snap right back. NOT!! Not only was I swollen in the areas of incision but many surrounding areas that were not cut on. I didn't have a lot of fat to be removed so the amount taken was minimal, 10 cc's total. I ask to see the excess skin removed after surgery but was so doped up I can barely remember but I do recall saying to myself, WOOOW, that's my skin! It looked fake, like the stuff you see on television. It was hard to believe a peice of me had been removed.
I took GREAT care of my incisions. As a matter of fact I am still taking care of them. I constantly keep pressure on the incision area to make sure the scars heal flat because I started to see the onset of hypertrophic scarring at both ends of the incision and a small area to the far right side about 1/8 of an inch wide. Because of my persistence I was able to encourage proper healing. The ends of the incision healed completely flat after all and the other area 1/8in wide is still EVER so slightly raised but is reversing itself each week - something else I didn't know was possible which I learned through trail and error. I predict with another 2 months of persistent pressure this area too will be completely flat.
I can now say, 11 months later that I am elated with my results! There are some lipo areas that could have had a little more fat removed but I count myself blessed because my overall appearance changed for the better and I was not maimed or harmed during the procedure. I am so much more comfortable wearing certain clothing now. I don't have to constantly monitor my shirt to make sure my excess belly skin isn't exposed or showing through. I can now see the six pack I always knew was there. Now that's the most exciting part! My self esteem which was already great shot up tremendously!
I would strongly advise you to investigate your doctor long and hard and ask difficulty questions, after all it is your life and body at stake! I did and I am pleased with the outcome from diligence and most of all blessings. I hope something you read was enlightening and of benefit. I also hope I have been an inspiration to someone. Thanks for reading my blog!
First Name: Renee
Location: TX, United States
Procedure DetailsDate of Procedure: 12-12-2007
Results: 4 (Happy)
Weight: 132 lbs
Doctor Name: Dr. David Leiland
City of Procedure: Dallas
Sate of Procedure: TX
Country: United States
Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty:
Pre-Op Dress Size: 6
Post-Op Dress Size: 4
Tummy Tuck Type: Full Tummy Tuck