Since I was young, my mom told me not to worry about what others thought about me. As long as I felt good about myself, nobody else’s opinion mattered. That’s what I kept telling my kids, both at home and at the school. I tried to make them feel good about themselves, and make them understand that they shouldn’t change for anyone. But what if it’s a medical imperative that you change your looks? That’s something they don’t teach you in school or at home. My name is Lili, I’m 70 now and have recently had tummy tuck surgery.
I live in Fairbanks, Alaska. I never had a problem with my looks. I’ve always thought that how I look was nobody’s business but mine. I was always a little overweight, but that didn’t bother me. But after my second pregnancy, I started gaining a lot of weight. It got so bad that I had to have obesity surgery. Shortly after, things got a little better. I could go for walks again. I could go up a flight of stairs without having to stop to catch my breath. Things were looking up.
Unfortunately not long after I started having problems with all the excess skin on my tummy. I started being self-conscious about the way I looked and had to change my wardrobe. I started going out less and less. I didn’t know what to do, and I was too ashamed to ask for help. I’ve always heard about these cosmetic surgeries that could make you look 10, 20 years younger, but I also was aware of my age. I didn’t know how my family would react if I told them.
But curiosity got the better. I started looking on the internet for cosmetic surgery clinics and doctors. I was surprised to find out that women even older than me had gone under the knife, and are now living normal lives. One day, I stumbled upon a site called PlacidWay. They were really helpful, and I found some good places on there. I found a plastic doctor called Gustavo Yanez. I sent him an e-mail and asked for a price for one of their packages. They were really nice and walked me through the entire procedure. The package was really comprehensive. For $4,500, it included the procedure itself, pre and post-op care, blood works, hospitalization and even pick-up and drop off from San Diego.
The next day I mustered all the courage I had, and sat my family down and told them about the tummy tuck surgery. Surprisingly, they were very supportive, and my oldest kid even offered to help me pay for the procedure. The following Monday I was on my way to Mexico.
The surgery was a success. Me and my family are very pleased with the results, and would definitely recommend PlacidWay and Dr. Yanez to anybody seeking help.