So as I'm barely starting my journey to a new me, I have to admit, at 1st I was VERY happy & EXCITED just by researching ps. now it's exhausting! I've been to just 2 consultations so far recently and yes, I get it, LOCATION is key. But dammm, $15,999.00! You got to be kidding me! I know I have baggage but dammm! I'm not looking to pay next to nothing but is there not any reasonably priced... more
I had a C-section with my daughter 25 years ago and my stomach has never been the same since. Add to that an almost-40 lb weight loss over the last 18 months, and I am more than ready to get this apron removed and get my diastasis recti corrected finally! I want my outside to match how I feel inside! :)
Wow, this list is really LONG and cost a pretty penny! I gathered this list from... more
I decided to have consultations with three surgeons (that includes Dr. Beck) in the bay area. I wanted a tummy tuck and a breast lift. I chose Dr. Beck because he is the closest one from my place since I live in San Francisco. Dr. Beck has a really nice location of his office. Very clean and very friendly staff. Her staff is amazing, very professional and very sweet and extremely helpful,... more
After having my third child, I did not look anything like I did before I had children. I had a lot of extra skin, an umbilical hernia, and torn stomach muscles. I was uncomfortable in clothes that I had previously worn and found myself buying clothes to hide my baby pouch. I was unhappy with the way I looked and I knew I wanted to do something about it. After meeting with Dr. Vistnes I knew... more
Dr. Lepore change my life and I very grateful for what he did for me! He is warm, friendly and easy to talk to. He answered all my question, he took all my concerns, even the silly ones, very seriously, and explained the entire procedure.
Three months ago I had a full tummy tuck with muscle repair to the abdominal muscles and also some liposuction. The surgery was as easy as it gets. The... more
Great website. Starting to get nervous about my tummy tuck coming up, and I don't even know if this is going through because I haven't been able to write reviews. I've been looking at a lot of pictures pre and post op, have been reading a lot of posts on what to expect. I feel relieved to know that there is somewhere I can go to when I start tripping on having this procedure done.
I am a little late on posting this. I promised myself I would write this post/review before my surgery date (May 1st)...4 more days!! I absolutely LOVE seeing different reviews on TT's and looking at before and after pics on this site. I am obviously, super nervous about this procedure, yet relieved and excited to get rid of my 5 month pregnant belly look. After having my babies (3 1/2... more
Dr. Struck and his office team are THE best! He is so confident and really gives the impression that the patient will be well taken care of. I chose him based on gut feeling.....well let me rephrase that.....he's extremely qualified and well recognized in the area too! But there are lots of great doctors out there. I went with the one that I just felt exuded the most confidence that I... more
It took me about 10 years to decide and/or realize that I needed a tummy tuck and to come to terms with having it done. I was so sick of looking good in clothes but hating how I looked out of clothes. I had so much loose skin, so many stretch marks and stubborn fat bulges.
I was so worried about the scar and the way the belly button would look after surgery that for many years I did not... more
I've wanted this procedure for YEARS; at least since my youngest was born who is now 12. So, after many years of self-torture, I decided to go in for a real consultation and I made the decision for the date, which was only about two months later. It's been a struggle being a past dancer, and now a fitness instructor with this extra middle. Plus, some times, it gets really hot in my classes... more
Since I was 10 or 11 years old, I have had this gut (almost looked like I was pregnant), despite always being an active kid that was enrolled in at least 2 sports year round. As I got older, the "gut" would fluctuate, but even when I was at my lightest, it was still there and even began to sag. While I have always been mostly healthy and active, I have definitely always been on the... more
I'm a week away. Super excited and nervous. After I stopped breastfeeding I gained 20lbs so I'm feeling a little down. I always had a belly I just feel like it's gotten bigger actually I look more pregnant now then when I actually was pregnant. I'm 5'3 and 170 and my baby is 10months. O and I have a cough yes why not hoping it will go away soon.
Ok I was so busy with work the last... more
I am now roughly 3 weeks post op after my tummy tuck surgery. the first two weeks were the most difficult. I couldn't get up by myself required a lot of help. the tubes were the most uncomfortable part post op. But i must say i am so happy i got the procedure done. I can't wait until i am fully healed.
I have keloid prone skin which worries me but I am watching my incision area closely. So... more
The character maximum is much too limiting to allow me to fully express my beautiful experience. I looked like a perpetual six months pregnant 6' model. Now I look like a 6' model flat as a board. Dr. Beck is highly competent with a pleasant bedside manner. He is present and communicative. He is timely and available. His office and staff are professional and clean. Furthermore, you will... more
After having babies, I worked out for two years harder than I have ever and saw results everywhere but my tummy. My tummy became my biggest insecurity after having children. I had a kangaroo pouch that I couldn't get rid of. It was in the forefront of my mind at all times. I thought about a tummy tuck after realizing that working out would never correct the problem. I just wanted to feel... more
I have always been overweight, and most recently lost about 50lbs on my own. Was at a stand still for a while. I tried ilipo to help lose some of my stomach fat, which did take off a few inches but nothing significant. Finally decided to go for a consultation for a TT a month ago and had sx yesterday
So I am more sore today than I am yesterday and had my post op appointment to take off all... more
My name is Nicole and I am 37 years old. I have had 5 children.
I have always wanted a tummy tuck. My youngest of all my babies is 10 now, my oldest being almost 21. I had a breast augmentation 8 years ago, and wished I had done it then. But was too afraid. I have always heard horror stories of tummy tucks and how invasive it is. I have a low tolerance for pain so another reason I knew it... more
I have always struggled with weight and after I had my son 9 years ago, I lost 60lbs and had loose skin from my first pregnancy!
Never had a flat belly and now with Dr. Becks magic I have a flat belly and a great recovery! I am 18 days post op and the compliments of my body are overwhelming- love it!.
Dr. Beck is a true artist and has given me my confidence back and I am still healing - I... more
I was originally introduced to Dr Lee after my husband had his varicose veins treated. He was so personable and took such good care of my husband, that I felt comfortable talking to him about my "areas of concern". I am over 50 years old and was feeling "saggy" so I ended having a tummy tuck, liposuction and a mini facelift. Not only did Dr Lee make me feel comfortable and explained everything... more
I have 4 kids ages 4-14. I am fairly thin about 125 pounds and have tried everything to strengthen my tummy muscles. But... they have split. I also have bad scarring from the stretching that others moms my age don't have. I also had an umbilical hernia he repaired that was small. While I was under, I had him revise a mole scar on my thigh and it looks so much better. I also did fat grafting... more