I caught a glimpse of myself in my full-length mirror and did a double take. It took a minute to fully comprehend that what I was looking at was my own body. “I look skinnier than I did before I became pregnant with my son,” I texted my friend. I twisted and turned, still in a bit of shock as to how dramatic my results have been. Even my surgeon joked about how he had given me abs and a waist.
I worked out most days of the week, consulted a trainer, and ate as clean as possible, all to no avail. After years of feeling self-conscious and buying every pair of Spanx I could find, I was finally ready to make a change. I scheduled my first consultation for abdominoplasty with Dr. Von Maur at CosmetiCare. Because I hide my imperfections so well, he did not immediately know why I was in his office. I have a small-ish waste, and my weight is healthy. My main question was, am I a candidate for a tummy tuck?
My custom facial at CosmetiCare included some elements of the popular HydraFacial, so I thought I would share some information about this innovative, non-invasive procedure. This treatment is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive and/or ethnic skin like mine.
Nearly 2 weeks post-op and I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. And that light is my brand new body, firm, slim, and more toned than I could ever achieve with diet and exercise.
The text messages started pouring in as soon as I posted about my decision to have a tummy tuck (aka abdominoplasty). Along with those messages came support, despite the fact that many of my closest friends did not suspect that I needed to have this procedure done.