I am a 30-year-old mother of two amazing children; they are nine and ten. My husband and I started our family at a very young age, and I rapidly gained 80 pounds during my first pregnancy. Four months after our first was born, I became pregnant with our second and gained even more. Both of our children were delivered by cesarean section. I am 5'8" and have always been an avid runner and... more
I was very unhappy with my post-pregnancy, two c-sections stomach. No matter how much I worked out I could not get rid of the fatty skin below my belly button. I knew that the only thing that would help was a tummy tuck. After my consult appointment with Dr. Sweat I was sure I was making the right decision. He explained in detail what the procedure would be, what the outcomes would look like,... more
I have always thought that people who have plastic surgery are either really rich or have to look really good for their job or both. And if you can afford it... then what is wrong with getting a little help to feel your best? However my surgery journey didn't start out that way at all. I would say that I have always done my best to take care of myself and while my body was not going to be... more
First i need to say I probably would never have doe this is this site and all the wonderful contributors had not written all they had- Thank you all so very very much. I was investigating arm lifts because I play trombone and over the years one arm is much larger that the other and of course add the essential age related bat wings. Also I had lost 30 pounds. but a friend inspired me and I was... more
Hello Everyone, I have been thinking about having a tummy tuck since I was about 30 yrs. old. Finally about 2 yrs. ago I noticed I was getting some fat in my upper abdomen that I could not get rid of.....
My BFF had one done about 6 years ago by Dr. Green also and she was my motivation! She said it was the best thing she ever did for herself!!!!!!!! Her stomach still looks so flat and... more
Was recommended to Dr. Clark from a good friend. I paid for a tummy tuck, thigh lipo and back fat removal and buttock sculpture. Well, it's been six months and my thighs look the same as they did before the surgery. My bottom is too big and my TT scar is still swollen. The doggy ears are still painful. When I returned to the office for the incision pain, I received less than decent customer... more
Hello RS! I have decided to share my journey with realself because I have read many reviews here which helped me a lot with all the questions I might have. Also, I am sharing my story to help remember this big part of my life as well as help others that are in similar situations. I have devoted my time for my family now it's my turn.
Today, I feel like crap!!! I have been eating as much as... more
I had my consultation with my Dr. He said I only needed a mini tuck with Lipo. I was thrilled but I'm still nervous. I have over the years gone up and down in weight, 20lbs Max over 12 years ago. Maintained weight by about 10 lbs over last 10 years. Always had a lower tummy. I am 5'4 and 124lbs now.
First I would like to say staff has been good. Anesthesiologist called night before... more
Dr Kaufman and his staff are simply the best. I'm in love with my New Tummy. He pays attention to detail and he gave me an amazing result. He is also amazing at making recovery a breeze. I had no pain thanks to his techniques. I also interviewed several doctors prior to choosing him and I'm so glad I did. I am looking into getting my breast done with him next! more
I have been wanting a tummy tuck for many years after having my three kids. Now that my husband and I are done having children and we finally have some money for the procedure, we thought its now or never pretty much. Even though I've been wanting this so very much, I would think maybe I shouldn't do it because im getting older and who cares about the extra wrinkling skin on my tummy I can... more
When I first met Dr. Clark, I knew she was the Dr. to perform my breast lift and tummy tuck. I felt comfortable with her and her assistant, immediately. I had been losing weight since my twins were born in 2008 and had not wanted to lose anymore. That was great but I was left with sagging breasts and a tummy that I did not want anyone, including my husband, to see. Dr. Clark and staff made... more
I have 21 hrs until I'm on the flat side. So nervous, yet very much excited at the same time. EKK!
I have 2 small kids that need help doing pretty much everything still. I will have 4 days of round the clock help and then after that it's all me. So I hope by day 5 I'm strong enough to handle it.
Today I will be cleaning cleaning cleaning I want everything perfect and ready for when I come... more
I was overweight as an adolescent, weighing in at 210 lbs in seventh grade. I lost the weight in early adulthood but have never had that flat young tummy of my peers. I had a breast reduction and lift 7 years ago by another Plastic Surgeon in Folsom with terrible results. Due to infection of the surgery sight, my breasts still sagged and I had hard lumps and ugly scars.
I decided to have a... more
I was very impressed with my Tummy Tuck procedure that Dr. Semlacher performed for me. When I first went searching online I wasn't sure who the right Dr would be for me but once I met Dr. Semlacher in-person I knew he was a match. His experience and references is what sealed the deal. I found him to be very personable, honest, informative and took the time with me to answer all my questions... more
Have contemplated a Tummy Tuck since having my 1st child, but hoped I would get my body back close enough to before to not need to. I would say I was ok with mild stretch marks and a little wrinkled skin I was left with. After my second child was born, it got worse, and no matter what I do exercise wise, I can't get rid of the loose pooch. The skin just never really went back like before and I... more
I chose Dr. Mabourakh because of his genuine bedside manner. He focused on my concerns & I feel comfortable with him & his ability. His staff (Maggie, Lilly & nurse Joyce) are Angels! I am beyond pleased w/my tummy tuck & lipo). The best way I can describe Dr Mabourakh is that he is not just a surgeon, he is an artist!! more
I had my first consultation 8/12/14 with Dr. Scott Green out of Sacramento so far so good he seems really nice and knowledgeable. I was referred to him by a good friend of mines who also had a tummy tuck by him. he's kind of pricey! I'm going to have two more consultation one with Charles Perry, MD &
Christa Clark, MD first before I give my deposit $1100.00 to Dr. Scoot Green
Getting a tummy tuck was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I don't even think I knew how much it meant to me until after I had it done. The first time (post tummy tuck) that I tried on clothes I cried. It felt amazing to be able to pick clothing items to try on based on the overall appearance and not whether or not I thought the material would cling to my flabby belly. I was also... more
I'm 9 weeks away from my TT and lipo of flanks, back, inner and outer thighs and knees. I'm so ready to be rid of this "flap" and "muffin tops". I start a 40 day yoga transformation this Saturday. I'm hoping to lose 2-3 pounds a week between now and surgery date. I know I can achieve my goals. I'm nervous about recovery but I know it will all be worth it to have a nice flat tummy for the first... more
My once flat tummy was destroyed after carrying full term twins (15+ lbs of baby). Another large baby boy 2 years later made it worse and I was left with lots of extra skin, a diastasis, and an outie belly button. I knew I would eventually get a TT but thought it was a ways off. The opportunity presented itself this summer and I decided to just go for it. I was totally unprepared the day... more