Usually Friday is where I share fitness tips, healthy food, tricks I learned on my journey to losing 50 lbs, or what I think about people who make rude comments about my skinny butt. But today I wanted to celebrate my healthy living lifestyle with a bikini post!
It has been one year since my tummy tuck, can you believe it?? Well, one year and a couple weeks. Hey, I needed more time to squeeze in some extra crunches!
If this is your first time here, or you just need a refresher check out this post to see what my tummy looked like before surgery. -----> What A Real Mommy Tummy Looks Like And this was the first post I did after my surgery ------> So, I Got A Tummy Tuck. Also, if you’re curious as to how my tummy got so stretched out to begin with check out this Rockin’ The Bump post.
Really, it feels weird to be posting all these pics…(I can never claim to not be vain again.) But I went through a lot of pain and paid a crap ton of money to be able to wear a bikini again – SO, I am posting these pictures!! lol Plus I’m sure you have all just been dying to know how my tummy tuck turned out right?!
Well – Here it is! My tummy is all nice and smooth. My belly button is a little large, but still a million times better than it was before. My scar that I was always complaining about isn’t so bad when I’m all spray tanned. It is still higher than I was expecting, and it is darker in real life than in these pictures. But still, I just try to ignore it. I’m not going to let that scar prevent me from wearing bikini’s or anything else I want to wear!
My mom took some pics for me after she spray tanned me, but since I wanted to make sure I had plenty to choose from (there’s that vain thing again….) I had my 10 yr old snap some pics of me in my parents front yard.
I’m sure my moms neighbors were all wondering what the hell I was doing. And my 10 yr old son will make a great Sports Illustrated photographer some day. Or he’s going to need lots of therapy, really it could go either way.
I tried to get a close up of my scar, the flash washed it out a bit. But you can tell that it is a good couple of inches above my bikini bottoms, and a lot higher than it is on the other side. Also if you can see that weird spot on my left above my belly button, yea I don’t know what the hell that is. I’ve been trying to get rid of it, it’s probably time to go to the skin doc.
And here are a bunch more pictures because I’m obviously vain.
All in all even though the tummy tuck was extremely painful, and I needed a scar revision (which ended up being a whole ‘nother surgery!), and I spent months swollen and healing -
It was worth it!!
Now I just need new boobs!! (hint hint Hubs… )