I had a tummy tuck on 8-17-07. I have a few questions. I feel like my stomach is not as flat as I expected it to be. How do I know when I have reached my final results? I try to ask my doctor questions, and I never get a straight answer. Also, does the girdle help with flattening stomach...is it necessary to wear? I just feel it is very uncomfortable. I would just like to know when my final results have been reached. My jeans pre surgery are a little tight, and I have only lost 4 pounds. I am 5'2" and 140 pounds.