Kim's Mommy Makeover*
Q: Why did you have surgery?
Kim: I had the surgery because I had lost so much weight (about 85 lbs to date) after having my daughter. I was in the best shape of my life. For the most part, my body was able to rebound and snap back into place – however, there were areas that couldn't and never would. Surgery enabled me to reduce a lot of skin that was not going anywhere.
Q: What were your expectations?
Kim: I didn't want to put too clear an expectation on the procedure because I wanted to be realistic about the results. I was so excited, though, to get my "body" back after all this hard work...that I was just really excited.
Q: Did having young children affect your decision?
Kim: I don't think they affected the decision to do it. Mainly, my age was the main factor. I am a young single mom and there should be nothing keeping me from looking and feeling the best I can.
Q: What was the recovery like?
Kim: My surgery was pretty major. I believe the surgery was six hours and while my recovery was extensive and slow, I couldn't be happier with the results. I was back on the treadmill after a few weeks. Running again after a few months doing more crunches than ever.
Q: Would you do it again?
Kim: In a heartbeat. 100%. I don't plan to – but yes. I would.
Q: Can the girls tell a difference in mommy after surgery?
Kim: They're so little. My friends, family and co-workers – that was a whole other story. They saw the transformation over a year of me losing weight and getting in shape. After the surgery, people were just floored by it. I just liked being able to wear anything I wanted.
Q: Would you recommend surgery to others?
Kim: Without a doubt. I would encourage anyone in a similar situation to think about it. It was a big decision but it was worth it.
*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.