Tummy Tuck Results 1 Year Later {Tummy Tuck Scar After A Year}

I can’t believe that it has been a year since I had my Mommy Makeover. After a year of recovery, physical training and lots of dedication I can honestly say that I am happier with my body than I have ever been. Today I am sharing my full tummy tuck results so you can get a better idea of what this process was like for me.  I don’t attribute every bit of my satisfaction to the surgery itself because the surgery alone would not have given me the body I wanted. It was the first step. Having plastic surgery is a scary thing. Like any surgery you are scared because you face the possibility of death or complications; but when you are choosing to put yourself at risk it’s even scarier. I do not regret going under the knife because I was finally able to get the body I have always wanted. That’s not to say that I have reached all of my goals because I haven’t. I plan to continue training and hopefully compete one day, but until then I am very proud of all I’ve accomplished up to this point.

For those of you who don’t remember how it all began I’m going to share all of my pictures and will link to each post at the bottom of the page. As always if you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comment section or email me.














Here are my scar pics after 1 year. I can honestly say that while I am a little self-conscious about the scar it was worth it to me. My abs are no longer separated and they are  strong and firm. The scar was a small price to pay.

Tummy Tuck Scar 1 year later

As you can see the sides have faded considerably and the scar is much flatter. I have been massaging the scar to help flatten it and can’t wait to see what it looks like in six months.

I have regained all of the feeling in my breasts and am starting to regain the feeling on my tummy. It’s so weird when the feeling first starts to return. I have also noticed that the more the scar heals the more it itches. Other than that I have returned to serious strength training and have noticed no problems. The only issue I have had to deal with is caused by the breast implants. Because I had to get under the muscle implants I have to be very careful when doing chest exercises because my pectoral muscles actually cause the implants to move when flexed. My solution: No chest exercises. I’m completely ok with that.

If you live in NC and are considering plastic surgery I highly recommend Dr. Davis Plastic Surgery. They performed my surgery and they are amazing! I have been able to email them to ask questions and they are always helpful and supportive.

You can read my entire journey from start to finish with these posts:

Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery {The Before Shot }
Mommy Makeover 2.0: Getting Back To Me
Plastic Surgery Consultation
Pre-Op Plastic Surgery Appointment
Mommy Makeover: The Surgery
Week 1: My Tummy Tuck Recovery {Before & After Tummy Tuck Pictures}
Tummy Tuck Recovery Weeks 2 & 3 {Before & After Pictures}


  1. Katie says

    I am two weeks post TT. My stomach is so swollen at the minute. How long until you noticed a flatter tummy?

    Also did you wear a compression garment? If so how long did you wear it for? How long until the pain went away ever time you walked around with out it?

    Despite the pain and swelling I’m excited to be on this journey.

    Your pictures have really helped me. Thank you.

    • says

      My scar has really started to fade. The middle of the scar (I’m assuming it was the deepest part of the cut) is still dark but the rest has faded nicely. I will try to post an update this week! Thanks for asking.

  2. Holly says

    Hi there. Thank you for sharing. My implants are new and the move up and down with my pectorals. It’s the weirdest feeling. Is that a bad thing for that to happen? What are the consequences?

    How long did it take for your tummy swelling to go away?
    Thanks!! ☺️

    • says

      I think that’s very common. I would talk to your doctor about it though just in case they have some advice to offer. I had some degree of swelling for well over a year. Now I wonder if that had anything to do with my gluten intolerance because I swell now when I eat bread.

  3. Zeina says

    Hi I’ve been wanting to do tt for many years,been for consultations.and can’t wait but still scared any tips or questions u can give me to ask surgeons

  4. Greg LaFleur says

    My wife had her TT over a year ago and her stomach is still swollen and at times it looks so stretched out that you would think she has a beach ball in here stomach. She hates it… I’m trying to stay supportive, but I can tell she is miserable. Do you know what could be causing this at this point in the recovery? Do you have any advice on reducing it.

    Thank you

  5. Shayla says

    When you massaged the scars did you use anything! Mederma, Cream, bio-oil, lotion? I just had surgery sept 2, 2014! My crusty scabs are all gone and I’m washing again in shower, but I’m not sure what to use when massaging! If this is still a useable blog, please reapond. Thanks so much

  6. Gail says

    I had a C-sec years ago and a tummy tuck one year ago, and the tummy tuck incision is much longer than my C. My scar from the TT looks very much like yours and I’m also extremely happy with the results. Rather than getting implants though, my dr used what he took out of my tummy to create breasts for me, as a result of having a mastectomy. I feel good and I look good, and now I feel like I’ve finally got my body back.

  7. Gail says

    I’ve had both surgeries – C-section and tummy tuck. My tummy tuck incision was at least double the length of my C-section scar. It’s been a year since my tummy tuck as well. I have to admit the drains following the TT surgery were the worse part for me. I’m very pleased with my results, but it is serious surgery, and anytime you make a decision to go under the knife, it can’t be taken lightly. I did my tummy tuck as part of my breast reconstruction surgery, choosing not to have breast implants but using my abdominal tissue to reconstruct my breasts. This was all following my mastectomy for breast cancer. I’m feeling strong and healthy now and looking pretty good

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