I went over and read the posts in maintainers before adding my two-cents worth here.
I just wanted to add, over in this section, that I believe the results of tummy tuck and other plastics depend on what you are starting out with. Someone who has had a few babies and has lost 40 lb is starting with significantly different anatomy than someone who has lost 200 lb. I would hate for anyone with a larger loss to look at before/after pics of someone in the former category and think they will have the same result.
My own experience is that I had three c-sections and several other abdominal surgeries in the past, had WLS and lost over 150 lb. I had a hernia repair and muscle repair at the time of the tummy tuck. The difference between the before and after is amazing. I would do it again in a heartbeat. However, my tummy doesn't look remotely like what I would expect the result to be like for someone who hadn't had my background.
I saw the photographs at a postop meeting of a woman who had had a tummy tuck, and her before and after photos were horrendous. Someone pointed out to me (quietly, discreetly) that her result was what it was because of her condition going in. Both before AND after her weight loss, her tummy hung, quite literally, to her knees. After her tummy tuck, her result was not something I would have been happy with, but a far sight improved for her (although she did not see it that way).
I would like to have my tummy tuck revised/corrected, but that is unlikely any time soon.
I would also love to have something done with my lower body.
It gets discouraging to work out and really be unable to see progress because of excess skin. There is still some fat there, too, and that I can lose, but I am still never going to see the contours I'd like to see. However, I'll take this over being super morbidly obese any day of the week!