I'm considering getting one due to the loose skin/excessive stretch marks from having babies. My question is, how will this effect me as a belly dancer? Anyone know? Thanks!
AngieI have the same question. I'm really considering to have a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) because of a saggy belly with a very noticeable bump in the middle of it. In fact, people still ask me if i'm pregnant, while my youngest daughter is already 6 years old
Believe me, those stubborn fat deposits just refuse to go away no matter how much i diet and exercise. It gets a bit better, but i lose weight everywhere, but almost nothing over there.
Certain movement such as camels and -especially- belly rolls are not as defined as when performed by dancers with less fat in their bellies. Finally, it is very difficult to find a costume that fits and looks really nice.
To make the long story short, i'm considering abdominoplasty but would like to hear from other bellydancers who have had this procedure or know bellydancers who have. Please help me. I really like my curves, but my belly is really a disaster !
Thanks in advance!
Belly Dancing requires a fine tone of muscles and is influenced by the relationship of the overlying tissues. Loose skin and stomach tissues can make for a bizarre look on any motion.I'm considering getting one due to the loose skin/excessive stretch marks from having babies. My question is, how will this effect me as a belly dancer? Anyone know? Thanks!
Oh, what bull twang.Belly Dancing requires a fine tone of muscles and is influenced by the relationship of the overlying tissues. Loose skin and stomach tissues can make for a bizarre look on any motion.
It is certainly a fine and reasonable approach to be happy with one's body the way it is. That is a good method for those who can be content that way.Oh, what bull twang.
Bodies, real bodies, perfectly real bodies on perfectly real people are meant to jiggle when you move. What would be bizarre would be for there to be no jiggling when one bellydanced. I am 46 years old and have had 4 pregnancies. I love the stretch marks on my breasts. I love that my tummy skin moves when I shimmy. I am a real woman and these things don't make me look bizarre when I dance but the opposite - they are part of what makes me beautiful. You are pushing an artificial version of beauty which I find irrelevant to dancing.
It's much harder for people in our modern society to be content with their normal bodies when there are those suggesting unnecessary surgical modification is reasonable.It is certainly a fine and reasonable approach to be happy with one's body the way it is. That is a good method for those who can be content that way.
I disagree. You have said that you do not dance and I do not believe you are here to learn about dancing but instead to peddle your wares. Your posts reflect this. The members here aren't your patients. Why are you here if not to promote your business?Actually I do not push anything, but instead satisfy what my patients ask me to restore when I am able to.
And the concept of beauty is distorted when people start seeing surgical modification of normaly healthy bodies as a normal thing to do. Its because of what you do and how people like you refer to the natural as being bizarre that many people seek to change their natural beauty. To me the beauty of belly dance is in the natural unaltered form of the dancerBeauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I didn't watch that video. I'm here to learn about bellydance not surgery. I did however have a look at your before and after tummy tucks and was surprised to see the before shots all (aside from one) looked like normal beautiful bodies. I find it sad that these patients would take the risk of surgery and spend such huge amounts of money unnecessarily.The patient in that video did not agree with you but complained she had to hide herself from what she considered a deformity that she did not like. Patients do not come to me because they are content.
No thanks. Like I said. Just here for the dancing.Take some time to listen to the emotion behind the changes that I have been documenting with my sculpture. Tummy Tuck Patient Experiences. I am in the process of updating that section to include the video with the audio component. But video editing takes too much time and the process is slow.
You have only helped to reinforce my belief that you are using this forum as a form of cheap advertising.Hope this helps,
Oh, yes, I am certainly not standing in judgement of adults who seek surgery for whatever reason, even if it is purely for vanities sake, and would only hope that they make informed choices for themselves considering both the risks and benefits of surgery. I myself have seriously considered a breast reduction. Fortunately, breastfeeding all of my children has blessed me with a natural recduction in breast size but I fear the good doctor would deem my breasts worthy of a lift now.I can't wholly condemn women who have such surgery.
If Dr B is what he says he is, is the first thought that comes into my head.Oh, yes, I am certainly not standing in judgement of adults who seek surgery for whatever reason, even if it is purely for vanities sake, and would only hope that they make informed choices for themselves considering both the risks and benefits of surgery. I myself have seriously considered a breast reduction. Fortunately, breastfeeding all of my children has blessed me with a natural recduction in breast size but I fear the good doctor would deem my breasts worthy of a lift now.
What I had issue with was somebody posting on this forum for the purpose of promoting surgical procedures. Even those "content" to be in our natural state can have insecurities and it is sometimes a matter of just getting out there and dancing despite any lack of confidence in our appearance - in fact repeatedly putting myself out there has helped me in many ways to embrace my natural appearance in a way I hadn't before dancing.
I think this forum is a place where insecurities might be preyed upon by a surgeon looking for bodies to "sculpt". Perhaps, instead of looking for clients here, Dr B might direct some of his patients to this forum here where they can learn about a fantastic way to improve their fitness and body image.
Well yes insofar as a movement will look different on a gym-toned flat tum than something jucier, but to me that is totally missing the point of belly dance. Tell it to Fifi - the heart and soul of belly dance isn't about anatomy.Belly Dancing requires a fine tone of muscles and is influenced by the relationship of the overlying tissues.
Actually, my joining this forum was for public education and to share experiences of those who used surgery to restore elements that they were not happy with. The video link is an unusual documentation of recovery of the healing process of a belly dancer's muscles. The same techniques of documentation could be used by those not interested only in doctor bashing to document their own healing after an injury or for that matter progression of technique mastering. Consider using the same methods of video standardization I developed to understand the problem I was sculpting and results I achieved, to the dancer's perfection of a particular move over time. For the years I have been looking at belly dancing videos, I have yet to see one of such design.Chani...you've said it all. When people join a belly dance forum, I'd like to think it is because they love to dance or love to watch dancers and are interested in finding out more about the dance. I can't see that the good doctor is really interested in doing more than...well what?
I can't wholly condemn women who have such surgery..although I have an ever-expanding waistline, I shall stick with diet but then I am not a younger woman who might want to dance professionally nor was I one who was left with a belly in a poor state by childbirth.
But I much prefer that belly dance forums such as this are places for members to discuss a variety of issues not just peddle their wares whatever that might be and that they are genuinely what they say.