Friday, August 15, 2014

Tummy Tuck Progression in Reverse- Graphic Photos

You will not want to see the photos near the end if you are at all squeamish. The journey isn't glamorous!  

When I did the DIEP Flap breast reconstruction, they did a modified tummy tuck to use the tissue and fat as my new breast.  Then, after a couple months of recovery, they did liposuction and fat transfer from my waist and thighs to add to my new breast.  I have spent the past three months healing.

This surgery, the subsequent surgery, and recovery have been beyond difficult and painful.  But the results are increasingly wonderful.  Each week, I am able to do more, and the pictures reflect not only the surgery, but the effort I've put into getting healthy with diet and exercise.

Looking back at the photos, I cringe at the thought I was dealing with so much pain.  But now, three months after that initial shock to my body, I'm stronger and leaner.  I'm getting better daily.  There is still quite a bit of swelling from the liposuction three weeks ago, but that will take six months to go down.   The massive scars will fade in time, and I will be sporting my new, hopefully toned, body by next summer.

Anyway, here are the photos of the tummy tuck progression in reverse.  The newest, most recent photo is first.  I've come a long way in three months.

After Liposuction Surgery


  1. You are such an inspiration!

  2. I am probably the last person you might expect to hear from. You have two beautiful reasons to beat this. Staying positive is one of the best medicines you can take. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    X.(just another person doing battle with stage 4 breast cancer)

  3. I put my hat off. The picture from the first week looks horrify. But . . . Yes, I am schocked with results. Did you know that Libby B - formal model and playboby bunny has her won experience with tummy tuck? See it here

  4. I have a friend that is thinking about getting tummy tuck to look good for the bathing suit season. I sure hope that she knows that it take a while before you get better from the surgery. She is probably getting ready for next year by having it done this summer.

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