Yesterday, I went in for a 1 year post-surgery follow up appointment with my plastic surgeon.
I'd had some concerns since my tummy tuck surgery last August.
(For more posts regarding the surgery, thoughts before and after, check out the posts labeled 'surgery'.)
My concerns were nothing major, really... just some unexpected things.
- When I do ab workouts, instead of the regular abdominal soreness, I feel a stinging pain.
- I am still not able to focus on my core when doing yoga or other exercises. It's almost as if I don't have muscle control there anymore.
- Numbness. Lots of numbness.
The problem that I have with discussing these items with my plastic surgeon is that HE'S A PLASTIC SURGEON.
His answer is:
"Honestly, the women who have this surgery just want to look good in a bikini. They don't 'work out' or do 'abdominal exercises' or even know what a 'core' is."
In other words, do you look good? Then I did my job. Buh bye.
I guess I'm not a normal plastic surgery type of patient. I didn't have the surgery to "look good in a bikini".
Ok, yes, that is an added bonus.
I did this surgery because I honestly thought my tummy was retched looking.
Remember the before and after photos? (And it looks even better now!)
I was ever hiding my stomach when I was naked. I couldn't even stand when a man would touch me there. Yes, a tummy is a wonderful erogenous zone but when I was kissed there... I cringed.
"I know you don't feel it when your boyfriend kisses you there now," the plastic surgeon said, "but it does look better now, right? Surely the fact that you feel better about it aesthetically, helps you?"
OK. I guess so. Certainly, a new landscape helps when I peer down and see my man's face going lower and lower...
But it definitely makes me think twice about considering a breast lift. Nipple feeling is VERY IMPORTANT!
What about you? Would you go through body augmentation for appearance and sacrifice feeling?
I've heard the same about penile surgeries too. Yikes!