I went through an abdominoplasty and for those who have been through it, you know the recovery is awful and hard. But, in my mind, it would all be worth it after the healing process was done. Years later, and I was still extremely self conscious in a swimsuit, still self-conscious in front of my husband, who was ok telling me we could spend all this money because he wanted me to have some confidence (“there’s nothing sexier than confidence”). We discussed the possibility of getting a tattoo to cover up the area, which after looking on the internet, is a very common occurrence. This wasn’t something I wanted to do and didn’t want to feel pushed into it to cover up this big, ugly scar. Needless to say, I was still very discouraged and now on top of it felt like we’d wasted a lot of money for no results.