Guys, I’ve gotta be real with you. (This post is kind of gross).
I’m getting a tummy tuck.
In fact depending on when you read this, I’m probably knocked out and getting it now.
When Fin was born, I just thought I’d give birth & eventually get back to normal(ish) size. But when they needed to do an emergency c-section, all of that went right out the window. When sewing up my crooked scar, he pulled a corner too tight & one side of my scar sinks in more than the rest.
4 months later we found out we were pregnant with Maddie. My poor body wasn’t even 100% healed up yet and it’s already growing another baby.
She was a planned c-section but back to back pregnancies and back to back c-sections just did a number on me.
With Maddie’s he had to cut out excess scar tissue that had built up behind my scar (grossest sound I’ve ever heard) but that didn’t help my scar any. It made it sink in a bit more. He did try to even out the cut itself though, so that was nice of him.
A few years later, Owen came a long. My 3rd c-section.
Because of all of them, I have so much loose skin that literally just HANGS over my scar. My scar stays damp unless I literally lift the skin to let it air out.
Because it stays damp, (especially living in the very hot & humid South), it gets itchy. I scratch it raw without even realizing that I’m doing it because it’s numb & I can’t feel myself relieving the itch.
You can click here to view a side view & front view. – I’m in a bra & shorts but you can see what I mean about it literally just hanging over everything.
It hangs over my scar, where my pants/underwear hit.
I usually pull my pants up over it leaving me with that dreaded mom gut.
It’s not pretty.
And I usually end up looking pregnant in most clothing.
But in all honesty, the looks aside (don’t get me wrong, it’ll be AMAZING to look better) the issues it causes me is ultimately why we’re getting it done.
I’ve had fitness buffs tell me that there’s no working it off.
I’ve had health nuts tell me the same.
I have muscle damage. And a LOT of it.
I could do all the workouts in the world & I’d still have the skin just hanging there.
The Dr doing the surgery at my initial consult, looked at me, lifted my chunk of flappy skin to see my scar & told me I was the perfect candidate for a tummy tuck.
I feel like there was more I was going to add to this but it’s 6am, I need to wake the boys up and get them ready to go.
Wish me luck, guys.
I’ll be sure to update you along the process of healing & share after photos with you (probably to that same photobucket album so they’re not just here and in the full open on the blog).
I’m a bit nervous (and by bit, I mean a lot). I’m nervous to even post this. But overall, I’m excited to get it done, to look and feel better. I’m excited to not worry about scratching myself raw or the ingrown hairs or the rashes and breakouts I’d get under the skin (so gross, for real).
Let me know if you have any questions & I’ll happily try to answer them for you when I can.