Well, it has been! I got the original surgery in June 2010. It’s been awhile since I updated, I figured I should post some pictures of what it looks like now. The difference is amazing. (click here to see my before pics, and underneath all my tummy tuck posts are links to other tummy tuck posts I’ve done.) It’s hard to even remember my tummy being all wrinkly.
I still don’t have a six pack like I thought I would. But that’s ok. I’m not complaining, I just thought I would be able to see the muscles a bit more. But maybe if I worked out harder and stopped eating so much junk food I would see better results? lol
Since the surgery I’ve lost about 5 pounds. I haven’t changed my diet, or worked out anymore than I always do. So, I’m guessing that that is how much my extra skin and belly fat weighed. (Remember I got a little bit of lipo on my tummy and sides.) That is a lot of extra skin! Right now I weigh about 121. And when I went in for the tummy tuck I think I weighed 126.
I really like my new belly button. It’s kinda big, but not as big as it was! It still feels a little weird, like it’s not really MY belly button, but it’s fun to look at.
The scar on my right side still bothers me. I have yet to find a bikini that covers it up. The scar is actually a little darker than it’s showing in these photos. I’ve used silicone scar strips until they just wouldn’t stick anymore. My husband keeps telling me to use Neosporin…. I don’t think Neosporin is gonna do the job, I’m thinking about trying Mederma. Anyone have any suggestions?
Healing wise, I’m doing just fine. There are still places on my tummy that are numb. Like there are just some spots on my skin that pretty much have no feeling, but that’s normal. And I had lots of numb skin before the surgery since the twins stretched my skin out so far.
There’s also a weird spot above my belly button that gets really sore if I do too much ab work. Like it feels like it’s on fire! Just the weirdest burning feeling I have ever experienced. But it goes away after awhile. I still work out my abs. Always trying for that six pack!
As you can see I still have some stretch marks. I knew I would. But they are really faint. And you can only see them up close like this. When I get a spray tan (Not all orange and Snooki like! Just a little kiss of color! lol) you won’t be able to see them at all.
If I ever find a bikini that I like, and that covers up most of that ugly scar I will let you know! Although I don’t think the Hubs is too thrilled with the idea of me putting bikini pics on my blog…. But it’s really no different than going to the beach or the pool in a bikini is it? People will see either way.
Maybe Victoria’s Secret will want to send me a few super sexy suits to try?? Wouldn’t that be awesome!?