Tammy explains why the mommy makeover procedure truly gave her her life back. Having children was a gift. She loves being a mom. She just never knew the toll it would take on her body and self-confidence. She shares what it felt like before surgery and why it’s changed her life.
I honestly don’t feel like there’s a strong enough thank you that I can tell S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS. I really feel, I really feel that I have my life back.
I had babies young. 21, 22 and 25. And since then I’ve gotten a lot healthier. I work out pretty regularly and just…but having not been able to do anything about my stomach, there’s a little bit of resentment that led to a lot of guilt.
I’m going to try this again without crying. Maybe if I say it the first time it won’t be so bad.
Because I was so unhappy and because I couldn’t get results and I was working out all the time. I did the half Iron Man two years ago like I’ve trained and trained. I’ve trained five days a week for weeks and weeks and was in the best shape of my life. But still, there was this skin that I just couldn’t do anything about.
So, there was just this underlying resentment of what pregnancy did to me. And then, because of that, feeling a little bit of resentment towards the kids because of pregnancy, led to a lot of guilt for feeling that way.
And so, after having had this surgery and that not being an issue anymore is…there’ss…um…I just can’t thank him enough for that. It’s freed…there’s no price that I can put on that…there’s no thank you enough that I can say for that because I do feel that I have my life back. That I can just move on and be happy with who I am.
It’s taken off a stress that maybe at times I didn’t even know was there. Between them and between us and and it’s just, I don’t know, I feel like it was a miracle surgery because not only did it take care of physical things that I was uncomfortable with but it just, it’s helped me so much internally that in ways I didn’t even really think were possible. Things that I didn’t know were an issue or struggling with internally they’re not even there anymore.