At the young age of 18 (almost 19), I had my first child. Complications forced me to have a cesarean by my doctor who was not certified to perform c-sections. She botched the surgery and I have had an apron ever since. I went on to have 3 more children and they got bigger every pregnancy! I gave up smoking and gained a lot of weight. After about 7 years of being big, I decided to change... more
I have been considering a tummy tuck for at least five years, but could not make peace with the scar. Finances were an issue in that it was hard to justify a medical procedure that was unnecessary. Any hoo, As I get older I notice my stomach just gets uglier and that's where my fat likes to hangout. I want to evict it once and for all! LOL
I'm about 2.5 months away from my surgery. ... more
I met with Dr. Remus Repta for a consult regarding my unhappiness with the appearance of my stomach. I had smart lipo on my stomach a little over a year prior. Unfortunately, that left my stomach full of scar tissue which looked very bumpy and uneven! I also had loose skin, that would show especially when I leaned forward. Being 50, I also had slight drooping of the skin above my belly button... more
I am 52 years old, have two grown kids and 6 grandkids. I've recently moved to a new area and broken up with an true idiot so I decided to start over. In 1998 I had a breast reduction and I must say... It made me incredibly happy. I went to my PS after a few consultations, chose him and decided to go all out... Arm Lift, Lipo, and TT. I have left bundle branch block which means my heart... more
I spent years getting here....This was a tough decision for so many reasons:
1. The money. I don't have lots, and so it took a long time to save. And it was hard deciding to spend it here.
2. If I was going in, I knew I needed to do it right. I had a breast augmentation 14 years ago. And I had an emergency c section 7 years ago with my 4th child during which our lives were made the... more
I am 60 years old (for 1 more week). I never had kids or gained/lost a lot of weight. I have almost no excess skin and no stretch marks. However, I had a hysterectomy in 1987 at age 34. Ever since, I have had a poochy stomach from loss of muscle elasticity. I feel like my insides have fallen and are protruding.
I have a pretty serious auto-immune disease called Ankylosing... more
I preface this review by stating I've never written a review for any company and/or individual, and I have never entertained giving out my personal email address. Having written that, I am a 44 year old woman who works at a hospital in the Phoenix area in a professional capacity treating patients under the orders of physicians, and, for reasons I now can't fathom, decided to leave the country... more
I am writing this review 1 week and 1 day after my procedure. I will update with pictures when I get them all together but I had to add something about Dr. Sumer Daiza. I have traveled across country just to have her be my surgeon. Front the moment I met her, despite my enormous fear of going under this knife fore such a big procedure, she put me right at ease. (6 hour surgery of tummy tuck,... more
I can never get rid of the excess skin although I worked very hard with diet and exercise to lose 100 pounds finally got to my goal weight and after two pregnancies shopped around for somebody I would be able to afford,the surgeon is talented and knows what he's doing I don't have anything good to say about his office staff but if you're on a budget and you're looking for good doctor this is... more
No only is Dr. Daiza a top notch physician with her medical skills but she has excellent bedside manner and truly cares about the well being of her patients before, during and after the procedure. You couldn't ask for a better physician. I had an umbilical hernia and diastasis recti from pregnancy. Dr. Daiza was very sympathetic of my condition and the issues it could cause in the future if... more
I need to get rid of my large skin apron to be able to fit into clothes better. I went for an evaluation with a plastic surgeon and he said I had about 15 pounds of skin needed to be removed total, lower body lift, upper arms, breast lift, thigh lift, but I would be happy with even a tummy tuck. I can live with the rest. I hate having to buy pants that are big enough to tuck my loose skin... more
I have four amazing girls, a degree in Women's Studies and a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology. I do not make decisions on the fly to say the least. After my second baby, I saw and felt a noticeable difference in my stomach. I have always been very fit and usually wear a size 4, but my tummy had obviously has some serious muscle and skin damage. There was not a lot of time between... more
I am so nervous ! I am a week away from procedure today. . Trying to get everything ready so I am as confortable as possible... I will update with a picture soo and new pics after surgery... and helpful information would be appreciated I am doin this procedure for myself. I have two children 10 and 11 years old and I have lost about 86 pounds. I have been wanting a tummy tuck for three... more
Soooo, I have been reading some of the other ladies reviews and have decided to write one myself! I have twin boys and I have been wanting a TT for the last 5 years. Well really since they were born, but for sure once I knew I wasn't having any more kids! It is finally happening for me. I have saved up for what seems like forever & now it's happening! My surgery is scheduled for a week from... more
After having my first child I had a lot of weight to lose. I gained about forty pounds. I didn't really care about my stretch marks but the hanging skin I could not handle. I had my second child two years later and lost 55 pounds. I felt great about losing the weight but my stomach looked really bad still so it eventually caused me to lack motivation and I gained most of it back. I finally... more
Full Tummy Tuck, would I do it all again? yes! For many years, Having a huge abdomen the rest of me was proportioned. this caused major fit problems with clothing and a bathing suit was not an option. I lost my self confidence. I hated dressing up which I do every week. I stopped buying clothes because nothing looked good on me. I was down to 3 tight dresses in my closet nothing with a... more
Three years ago I had the lap band placed, at that time they placed the ports on the upper abdominal wall. This caused a weakening in my muscle causing me to acquire a huge upper abdominal hernia. In the past three years I have had two hernia repairs by a different surgeon, both were unsuccessful. I also since have had a baby, the pregnancy made the hernia worse, causing my abdomen to... more
I always had a smooth, flat stomach until two babies in rapid succession, then 20 years of yo-yo dieting plus a colon surgery left me with a belly I was ashamed to have my husband see. After seeking conservative treatment with a female physician for my tummy and upper leg fat, she recommended Dr. Repta to provide the results I was looking for. Not only was Dr. Repta always willing to answer... more
Well I am about to have the surgery of my dreams and I am so nervous it's almost ruining it for me! : ( I have been trying to prepare myself for the worst and I think it has consumed me. It is time to look at the brighter side! ????
I am 34 with a 12yr old boy and 3yr old girl. I had a rare form of Eclampsia with BOTH of my children (how lucky am I, right!????) I gained 50lbs with my son and... more
I had my tummy tuck with extensive liposuction to my back, flanks, upper abdomen, arms and chin on October 29, 2013 by Dr. Remus Repta. I am just over three weeks P/O and I feel and look amazing (if I do say so myself).
Like many other stories I have read about on real self, I too had many areas that, no matter how much I watched my diet and exercised just would not go away.
I was always a... more
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