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I was somewhat interested in getting a tummytuck after I lose the weight! I lost weight with my first child but I was so embarrased of all that excess that I have had my second child.. I have 50 pounds to lose. I know it's going to make matters worse. I can deal with the stretch marks..those can fade as well they are a wonderful reminder of the life that was growing inside me!! But I would love to have that flat tummy again.. Has anyone had a tummytuck?..what are the pros and cons? What if pregnancy accured again?..

Sat. Jan 21, 12:34pm

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I once considered it and I heard from people who had done it that a tummy tuck is FAR more painful and a much bigger surgery than liposuction. If you have a choice, go with the liposuction.

Saturday, January 21, 2006, 1:24 PM

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Ok to the OP, tummy tucks are painful but you already know what you are having done, you are removing skin that will not be able to be toned up. Bravo for you for wanting to lose the weight first and then to see what your body looks like after. I have always thought liposuction is a copout! People should really try to lose the weight first that way they learn about themselves in the process. Anyone can go and have liposuction but someone having a tummy tuck who has already lost the weight and doesn't want the loose skin being there is a big difference. Of course the recovery is painful but the better shape your in the easier the recovery will be and the better you will heal. The reason it is so painful is because not only are they removing chunks of skin but they are also tightening your ab muscles in the process. Muscles being cut hurt, badly. This is something I am planning to do when I reach my goal, I have 20 more pounds, have lost 70 so far, but I plan on maintaining my goal for 6 months and working out to make sure I am as toned as I can get. I have researched it a lot and know that for the first week I will be in a lot of pain, the first couple will be the worse but I will have lots of help and of course the doctor will supply you with lots of good meds. Do some research on the subject and talk to people who have had it done. Good luck.

Saturday, January 21, 2006, 2:38 PM

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tummytuck girl again! Another few questions!

Well..I have had two c-sections with both my is that the same thing? Would they cut at the scar that I have I'll end up with one scar?

Saturday, January 21, 2006, 5:05 PM

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if im not mistaken they usually make the insision where your bathing suit line would be so that what scar you would be left with would only be at your bathing suit line and perhaps around your belly button since they would have to relocate it.

Sunday, January 22, 2006, 3:57 AM

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It would depend on the doc doing the procedure. Find someone good and tell them what your aiming for. They normally do it right above your pubic hairline so pretty darn close to a c-section scar, depending on who did that and when you had the c-sections since years ago they were done differently. But yes you should end up with only one scar and depending on how much skin you have removed and if your belly button is relocated you might have a tiny scar from that, depending on who you choose.

Sunday, January 22, 2006, 1:00 PM

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