I hope you can help me. I had a mini tummy tuck about a year ago to remove some excess skin. In January I have really stepped up my workout and have decided to do a figure competition the end of this year. My bf# has dropped from 27% to 14% (to date).
When I visited my doctor I had concerns about my scars, he mentioned "had he known I was going to go on this fitness journey he would NOT have done the mini TT on me but did reccomend Dermablend prior to tanning.
Here's some question:
Anyone out there had a tt and does competitions?? (you can email me privately because I would appreciate some open dialogue)
Do scars show on stage after you have applied the pro-tan????
Will I be marked down if a judge knew I had a TT?
Would I be made fun of by other competitors??
I have done the hard work to get my BF down and am committed to making this journey but do not want to make a fool out of myself either. Im a little apprehensive asking these questiions on this forum so if you are responding in a negative way please be easy on me.
Thanks for your help!
Thread: Tummy tuck & Figure Competition
06-19-2010, 09:13 AM #1
Tummy tuck & Figure Competition
06-19-2010, 08:12 PM #2
What division are you competing in? (I.e IFBB, provincial, FAME...) In my personal experience, the majority of competitors have skin imperfections- whether it be tattoos, scars, or (most commonly) stretch marks. Firstly, a dark tan is very forgiving ;-) Secondly, points are not taken off for stretch marks, so I doubt you would be penalized for your TT scar- and if it was a mini-TT then it probably looks like a C-section scar.
What the judges are looking for is musculature and symmetry/proportion- the overall package (hairstyle, posing, etc.) is important, but the largest portion of your points come from the former.
06-20-2010, 10:08 AM #3
I had a mini-TT about 4 or 5 years ago. Just skin removed. Never even thought of competitions at the time. Did my first Figure Comp last November. Scars are not even close to being an issue. Mine are so very light and so low it's just not an issue. I can manipulate the suit bottom to cover them, but even if I couldn't, it still would not be an issue. Honestly, I don't think anyone but me would know they were there.
No, you would not be marked down by judges. Would they mark down a woman for a C-section scar or any other scar? Just about every competitor will have some type of skin imperfection, be it a scar, tatoo, etc.
First, I can't imagine any other competitor making fun of you. Just about any one who has given birth will understand the skin issues. And really, what would that say about a person who did make fun of someone for any scar???
06-21-2010, 08:29 PM #4
06-21-2010, 08:35 PM #5
The same for me! Never crossed my mind to compete...met this incredible gal who has empowered me, she has lost over 100# and will compete next year! I am so enjoying this journey. Thank you for your response! BTW: might you have some advice regarding pre-competition dieting ect....? I think when you "put yourself out there" it requires you to look at your own fears....always considered myself a pretty confident person until I saw those competition suits..YIKES!
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11-27-2011, 07:09 PM #10
I had a full TT in 2003 when I was 19. I am 27 now and will be competing in my first show in the Spring. Was supposed to do one in the fall but had to post-pone. You can get the suit bottoms to cover the scar, talk with your suit designer about it too... I went to meet with mine so she could measure me and see the scar, she said it wouldn't be a problem, plus the pro-tan would hide anything that was showing. It was a relief. I have my suit already and it hides 99 percent of it. No worries
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