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.
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
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
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
Been lurking on realself for some time now and have done quite a bit of research on tummy tucks. I am 35 yrs old and in fairly good shape. I weight 123lbs and 5'1". My stomach was pretty flat....standing. I had this annoying extra skin when I sat down or bent over. I have 2 children, one by section and no stretch marks. After many consultations, I chose to go with Dr. Renee Marshall. She... more
Well I'm a mother of 2 to a 19 & 11 year old. My belly was fine after my 1st born but 8 years later when I was blessed with my 2nd child I gained a lot of weight, new stretch marks and was up to 210lbs a week before I delivered and after all these years the ugly belly still haunted me. I worked out on/off through the years but nothing I did made this belly flab go away, I've always thought... more
Hi Everybody! so grateful that there is a site that I can turn to for advice an encouragement.
Started my weight loss journey in 2012. Now 50 lbs later, I'm ready to start this new chapter in my life by
having a tummy tuck and BBL simultaneously. Having it done by Dr. Shahin Fazilat in Mountain View, California.
Well its approximately 10 hours and 2 minutes before my surgery. I feel like... more
I went in for a consultation with Dr. beck in Foster City. He was a good Dr. I like the idea that the procedures are done in the hospital. But my biggest fear is dying and leaving my kids motherless for vanity. I'm sure many of the ladies here go through some type of fear. I really want to take this extra skin out. Workout has not done anything to it and it won't. Please anyone can give me... more
My motivation was myself. I had always been petite and from a young age liked to wear great looking clothes. Nine years ago as per my request, my husband afforded me a breast augmentation. I went from an A to a small D, very difficult procedure but Doctor Vistnes did a wonderful job. Eight years later and after constantly pointing out the extra skin rolls to my poor husband Michael, :) he once... more
Hello Ladies.. I scheduled this surgery about a month and half ago and I had a split minded every second. I was so fearful about the pain. I am 135 lbs with 5.5' tall. I am okay not to have done but the stretch marks. I gained about 60 lbs on the first pregnancy and my stretch marks began....It's pubic bone to a little over the navel. I managed to get back in shape before the second one.
I have been wanting this for over 10 years now. I'm 30 with two kids. Im 5'4' and 155 pounds. I had my youngest when I was 19 and my second child 1 1/2 years ago. I gained 65 pounds with each pregnancy. I had c-sections with both babies. After my first child I worked really hard to get in shape and I lost about 80 pounds in 4 months! I got down to 105 pounds but unfortunately no matter how... more
I am a bit nervous. I am 33 and had 2 very large children (9.6 lbs and 9.4 lbs) 13 and 10 years ago. After spending money on braces for both of the kids, dance lessons, swim team, muy tai boxing, etc. I am ready to finally do somethig for me! I have wanted a full tummy tuck for sometime. I have the hanging skin and I just hate it. I have elected to have a breast reduction and liposuction as... more
I have been thinking of having a tummy tuck for years. I figured I should wait until after having kids. Now that I am done having children, it's time to move forward.
After lots of thinking, research and several consultations with plastic surgeons..... I am doing it!
I felt I should share my story since I've been reading many of your stories. I thank all of you for sharing and really... more
I pride myself on staying in shape, and I wanted to get rid of the excess loose skin around my mid section, a natural effect of the aging process and 3 pregnancies (including 1 caesarean). The results of the procedure are nothing less than exceptional! I was up and walking (completely upright) on day two and my recovery was a breeze. My husband and I met friends for cocktails in week 2! ... more
After years of being overweight I had the gastric sleeve weight loss surger Dec 2011. I lost 120 at my highest but gained back around 20lbs once reality and bad habits creep back in. Generally however I eat well and make it a point to exercise.
However with this extra 20lbs came the highlight of extra abdominal skin. And I have always had thick thighs and saddlebags so if I was going for a... more
I am a 37 year old mother of three. My children's ages are 17, 8, and 3. I often get compliments/comments on how "great" I look, "even after having three kids" - the kind words of other's, not mine. Definitely not mine. I graciously accept these compliments with a "thank you," but am cringing on the inside as I feel like a fraud. I am Asian, petite. I gained 65 lbs with my first pregnancy,... more