‘I Didn’t Want to Go Out’
“It was socially crippling, because I didn’t want to go out.”
When she did venture out, she says, it required 2 layers of Spanx® to hold her body together.
“It was just basically hanging there,” she said of her sagging stomach. “It was ridiculous. I couldn’t live like that.” Between pregnancies, says Christi, “I was getting congratulated for being pregnant even when I wasn’t.”
A mommy makeover typically includes a breast augmentation or lift and tummy tuck surgery, along with liposuction if necessary. Christi says her tummy tuck surgery involved a complete reconstruction of her abdominal muscles because the damage was so severe. She marvels at the appearance of her scar.
“I’ve got the best one,” she says with a laugh, describing how she compares her tummy tuck scar with her Austin friends who have also had the procedure or a full mommy makeover. “They all say, ‘I want yours,’ but they didn’t have Dr. Piazza.”