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TTforNana? 10-30-2010 08:47 AM

Am I too old for a tummy tuck?
 
Hi everyone! this decision has been sooooo long coming and still not quite there but thinking about it ALOT.
I am 55 years young ;), had two c-sections 34 & 35 years ago which resulted in bulgy incision scars. Stretch marks pretty much limited to below the navel.Thought about a tummy tuck after the second C-Sec but of course, money was tight and time off of work limited so I just kept the thought of a TT in mind and figured one day........In the meantime, these years have brought me some 50 or so extra pounds (concentrated mostly around the waistline...or what USED to be a waistline). Finally, thanks to a wonderful DIL who has encouraged me to exercise in a "fun" way (zumba), I am starting to lose some of the extra weight (20 lbs so far). The weight loss has made the "bulge" more of a flap and I am back to thinking about a tummy tuck or at least mini TT as I can tell it will only get worse as I lose more weight. We have a vacation home at the beach and swimsuits have become a big part of my wardrobe. The "bulge"shows like a ridge so I look for swimsuits with print bottoms and mostly overskirts. This has been a way of life for 35+ years and at this point, I doubt I'd go for a bikini but a smooth silouette from the side would be nice, solid color one piece swimsuits (heck and maybe a two piece) and not having to buy pants a size larger to fit my waist would be toally awesome. Mostly I just want that flap gone but am still open to a full tummy tuck but wanted to hear if any one else my age has gone thru this and their experience. or am I just tooooo old for this journey? thanks heaps!

robyne00 11-06-2010 02:52 PM

I don't think you're too old, however, do you have any health concerns or problems that might complicate your surgery and/or healing?

sel819 12-16-2010 07:17 AM

too old
 
you are not to old. I am 59 5 weeks post off . I love my new tummy. My Dr took off 6 lbs from me. 6 inches off my waist, I did great, Only problem I had was trying to be still, rest & let it heal. I can not relax. Had to have the drain put back 2 times but would do it all over in a minute. My dr. only problem was if I smoked, which I do not. It takes longer to heal. Good luck,

Monty 04-14-2011 12:46 PM

I don't think you are to old either. I am 51 yrs old. Just because we are older doesn't mean we don't have the right to look good or feel good about ourselves.

I want to put on my swim suit and feel sexy again. I want to put on my jeans and not have that bulge hanging over the sides AND see the bulge that between my ribs (do you know where I am talking about?)

I want to enjoy looking in the mirror and feel sexy with my husband.

Monty :Cat:





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Originally Posted by TTforNana? (Post 9425)
Hi everyone! this decision has been sooooo long coming and still not quite there but thinking about it ALOT.
I am 55 years young ;), had two c-sections 34 & 35 years ago which resulted in bulgy incision scars. Stretch marks pretty much limited to below the navel.Thought about a TT after the second C-Sec but of course, money was tight and time off of work limited so I just kept the thought of a TT in mind and figured one day........In the meantime, these years have brought me some 50 or so extra pounds (concentrated mostly around the 6+waistline...or what U-+
SED to be a waistline). Finally, thanks to a wonderful DIL who has encouraged me to exercise in a "fun" way (zumba), I am starting to lose some of the extra weight (20 lbs so far). The weight loss has made the "bulge" more of a flap and I am back to thinking about TT or at least mini TT as I can tell it will only get worse as I lose more weight. We have a vacation home at the beach and swimsuits have become a big part of my wardrobe. The "bulge"shows like a ridge so I look for swimsuits with print bottoms and mostly overskirts. This has been a way of life for 35+ years and at this point, I doubt I'd go for a bikini but a smooth silouette from the side would be nice, solid color one piece swimsuits (heck and maybe a two piece) and not having to buy pants a size larger to fit my waist would be toally awesome. Mostly I just want that flap gone but am still open to a full TT but wanted to hear if any one else my age has gone thru this and their experience. or am I just tooooo old for this journey? thanks heaps!


Bev_IN 04-16-2011 02:56 AM

Too Old???
 
No I don't think 55 is too old. I feel it is a matter as how old you feel. ;)
I am 62 this month and I am planning to have one done very soon. Only thing holding me up is I have to stop smoking first. Found a Dr. and have all arrangments made as to after care and clothes to wear as I heal, etc. I am looking forward to the new clothes too. Like you I don't plan to go out and buy a bikini :shocked: and I told the doctor that when he started talking about scares and acting like that would be a big concern. :confused: I say if you want to do it and feel up to it go for it. :)

PSR 06-19-2011 04:44 PM

I have wanted a tummy tuck for 20 years. I have gained and lost the same ten pounds 25 times over the years. The only place I lost weight was in my face which made me look older. At the age of 56 I finally got up my guts to go for a consultation. With my husbands support I had mine 3 weeks ago. It has been quite a journey. As bad as I wanted to do this 20 years ago I can't imagine having done this when my children were young. I have progressively gotten better daily and am thrilled with my results. I did not have any medical issues and so far everything has gone as planned.

jacob bensen 07-04-2011 02:50 AM

Its better to ask your surgeons, they will better tell you whether what things are necessary before the surgery.

j51 09-27-2011 10:26 AM

I had a tt in March results were great in beginning but still have random swelling so may have to have more lipo to remove some that was left...

Edward 11-14-2011 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by TTforNana? (Post 9425)
Hi everyone! this decision has been sooooo long coming and still not quite there but thinking about it ALOT.
I am 55 years young ;), had two c-sections 34 & 35 years ago which resulted in bulgy incision scars. Stretch marks pretty much limited to below the navel.Thought about a tummy tuck after the second C-Sec but of course, money was tight and time off of work limited so I just kept the thought of a TT in mind and figured one day........In the meantime, these years have brought me some 50 or so extra pounds (concentrated mostly around the waistline...or what USED to be a waistline). Finally, thanks to a wonderful DIL who has encouraged me to exercise in a "fun" way (zumba), I am starting to lose some of the extra weight (20 lbs so far). The weight loss has made the "bulge" more of a flap and I am back to thinking about a tummy tuck or at least mini TT as I can tell it will only get worse as I lose more weight. We have a vacation home at the beach and swimsuits have become a big part of my wardrobe. The "bulge"shows like a ridge so I look for swimsuits with print bottoms and mostly overskirts. This has been a way of life for 35+ years and at this point, I doubt I'd go for a bikini but a smooth silouette from the side would be nice, solid color one piece swimsuits (heck and maybe a two piece) and not having to buy pants a size larger to fit my waist would be toally awesome. Mostly I just want that flap gone but am still open to a full tummy tuck but wanted to hear if any one else my age has gone thru this and their experience. or am I just tooooo old for this journey? thanks heaps!

I want to tell you that you aren't too old because the wife of a friend had hers done recently at 58.
However the question isn't age, it's health and what you want to accomplish. A reputable docor like Dr. Prasad at Prasad Cosmetic Surgery in NYC and on Long Island (I had my eyes done by him) would want to have a consultation with you before recommending you go ahead. Don't use one w/o fully checking credentials and checking his B&A photos. This is also not a price decision alone, this is your body and you want it done by the best!

virginia 03-12-2012 03:11 AM

Hi TTforNana,
Don,t worry with your age you are not too aged. Yes your's tummy problem is really serious in my advise i like suggest you to have a setting with your specialist before using any house hold like tip or trick.


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