After 2 kids, 2 c-sections and years of trying to shrink my tummy , i finally gave in to tummy tuck pricedure. I am just 1 day post op for tummy tuck and lipo of flanks. Have 1 drain. Came home with catheder but that was removed in first visit today. Getting out of bed is the worst part. Ok going bathroom now. Feel lots of pain but it's manageable! I know this is toughest part. But my... more
I have never been happier with my body in my ENTIRE LIFE!! I am 30 years old and feel like I look even better than I did when I was 20! My husband wanted to buy me a new car but I opted for a new body instead. I couldnt have made a better decision. Dr.Alavi is an extremely skilled surgeon with a steady hand an a great eye. I went in for the consultation only expecting to get some basic... more
Had a tummy tuck done by Dr. Brian Reagan. I was nervous about this procedure and after careful research of three other surgeons I decided to go with Dr. Reagan. He was not chosen due to pricing (as his quote was more then the others) but based on a great bedside manner and his confidence in his work. I had my procedure done in April 16, 2013 and it was by far the most painful thing I had ever... more
I've had a hysterectomy and another abdominal surgery, and I've read some scary recoveries here on Real Self. But my recovery from Tummy Tuck was MUCH easier than I thought it would be. I had a full tummy tuck and I had a drain and a binder placed on post-op. I spent the first few days sleeping in a recliner most of the time and took the pain pills But after that, I felt pretty good and... more
I am 40 years old and have been wanting a TT for as long as I can remember. I have three kids ages 10, 9 and 3. I have never had a flat stomach, it has always been uneven, a little flabby and it has never been tight and of course after three pregnancy's it has only got worse. I am a relatively small person except that I have a stomach and back fat (typical apple shape). So with that being... more
Ok ladies i had a full tummy tuck with muscle repair(i had severe diastasis abdominal muscle separation due to having large babies). I also had my hernia fixed during the same procedure(doc recommended enforcing the hernia suture with the tiger mesh which dissolves in 3 years). I had some lipo on my flanks although i don't see much of a difference over there.
tomorrow i will be 3 weeks... more
First of all, I never post anywhere so this is a huge deal for me. I just have been reading all of your posts for months and they have been so helpful that I really felt like I need to pay it forward a little...
After losing 1/3 of my body weight on Weight Watchers and feeling great (I'm a lifetime member for one year now!), I decided to have a full tummy tuck to remove some past scars and... more
I am 30yrs old and have 4 children ages 10yrs, 8yrs, 18mo, and 6mo. I'm 5.5 and 130lbs. Monday will be exactly 5wks since my tummy tuck, muscle repair, and lipo to the flanks and lower back. I'm still very swollen (either that or I have lots of intrabdominal fat) my dr. isn't sure which one it is! We've tried everything to reduce the swelling but nothing! I'm loosing hope of ever having a... more
I had a great experience with Dr. Park. I was looking into having it ( North Carolina, where I now live) or in (California, were I am from and my Parents live). I called and emailed 6 different surgeons and Dr. Park was the only one to personally call me and walk me though it. I appreciated the help from his staff as well. They were both super helpful:) I appreciated that Dr. Park worked in... more
I've always had a big belly, even before kids. My legs & arms have always looked like they belonged on someone else. It caused me so much mental anguish that I finally made the jump. I found Dr. Chacon through a patient at my work, he recommended him for a scar revision.... Revision?? Let's just cut the whole thing off! Everyone in his office were fantastic. He even called the night... more
Dr. Tom Pousti is absolutely THE BEST plastic surgeon in San Diego. He is very caring and honest!! His entire staff are so nice and helpful. I highly recommend his services to anyone. I'm so glad I picked Dr. Pousti. Thank you for having that love for your work. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit my house and bought me a beautiful flowers! I love my new tummy!!! more
I'm shopping for tummy tucks. I've had a lot if fluctuation in my weight over the years from 135 to 260. I'm also interested in a bbl and some thigh and knee work. I've contacted Dr Cardenas for an estimate and am awaiting her response. Posting the pictures are so difficult to do it really puts your worst fears in your face.
Currently I'm 5'9" and 160 lbs more
I was that anxious patient with a score a few points too low for care credit. A lump sum of money that had to go to household expenses instead of getting the chance to spoil myself for once. So after 2 + years of multiple consultations with Dr. Pousti and his staff I thought for sure they would at some point tell me "Look, don't schedule with us unless. You're really getting the surgery " But... more
After having a hysterectomy, bladder lift and anterior lumbar fusion, my stomach is one big mess! I'm not skinny (5'8 183lbs) . My sagging stomach is actually making my back pain worse. I'm not looking to do this to be a model, but to feel a weight lifted on my front side to help with the back pain. I'm scheduled for next week and am ecstatic! I've been reading all the tips and am making a... more
Dreams do come true at 52! Thank you Dr. Diana Briester Ghosh for changing my life. No words can express the gratitude I have with my new self. After having gastric bypass surgery years ago, I was left with an extreme amount of excess skin and fat hanging on my lower belly and my pubic area. My breast hung badly and my nipples (areolas) were so big. I was very self-conscious.
Yes! I am excited, but really nervous!! I am finally going to get rid of this apron!!! This has bothered me since I have had my children many years ago. I have 2 children and had C-sections with both. I went to several different Doctors for consults on having a mini tuck. By my 3rd consult, I am happy to have chosen Dr. Pousti to do this surgery. Dr. Pousti is actually doing a "abdominal... more
Today I am exactly four months post op from my tummy tuck. I couldn't be happier with the results. I love it!! Dr. Pousti and his staff have made this experience enjoyable, if one can say that about major surgery.
Background: I turn 50 tomorrow. I had two c-sections in my twenties, but had always been thin. But, as the years passed, and as my weight began to fluctuate I develop this "flap"... more
Hi I chose to get a TT because I have two adult children and I wanted to get my life and body back. It was my life's dream to just look normal again after giving birth to two large babies ( 9.8 and 9.10) 23 and 24 years ago. I dreamed of having a stronger core to workout and support my back, and to stop being ashamed of my body and to discover me again. I was referred to Dr. Diana Breister... more
After having two kids, via c-section, my tummy isn't the same - especially after having my daughter 3 1/2 year ago. I look 4 months pregnant all the time and my tummy skin hangs. Constantly pulling up my shorts or jeans over it. I have tried wearing SPANX, but those get so hot. Maybe it is just me entering my 40's? Hormones are changing? I excercise regularly and have a healthy diet. My tummy... more