I am scheduled to have my surgery May 11th 2015 I am so excited and nervous and scared all at the same time. I had about 5 consultations just to be sure. no high pressure from sales team and nurses are great!!! facility is awesome, I know i will have a great experience because I am expecting one.
I'm excited, nervous at the same time this sight has given me so much insight and ideas,... more
After consulting with Dr Marguerite Barnett, she encouraged me to reduce my breast size and tighten my stomach due to neck injuries and pain in my cervical area. I took her advise after she reminded me of her double board and Harvard diploma. This of course, impressed us, but sadly don't let her credentials fool you.
My proposed surgery was expected to take 3 hours max. and she opted for a... more
Ever since having children in my 20's I've been complaining about my mid-section. It's just in my head all of the time! Why? I feel something has to be done about it, because I'm still unhappy about my appearance even though I workout at least 5 to 6 times per week. I'm at a place in my life now where I want to fix it. So, on this journey I seek to find a Doctor to help me claim my body... more
After having my son in July of 2012 I became really motivated to overhaul my lifestyle and be the best version of myself for my kid. I got really into running and Pilates and lost 65 pounds. No matter how hard I worked, diet or exercise, my stomach looked worse instead of seeing improvement. After talking to my trainer she told me the only option I had was to pursue surgery and I consulted... more
Over the past couple of decades, my body shape changed dramatically.....and not it a good way. My belly looked like I was pregnant. Then, I lost 30 lbs. and it became droopy. At the end of the month, I will be having a tt. Although I have had several other cosmetic procedures (breast augmentation, brow lift and face lift), I am a bit anxious about this one.....THE BIG ONE. more
My expectations are pretty easy.. I don't want to see the flap of skin on my tummy any longer. I am also having a breast lift and receiving implants. I am naturally very large and for my size they have really taken over my body shape and image. I have dents in my shoulders from my bra and the weight of them. They make dress shopping impossible with out alterations. And the best part is now... more
I am 42 years old and a mother of 3. I had 3 c sections and couldn't stand looking at my stomach. Being 4'11, there wasn't any place to hide that big belly. Its been 4 months and Im still a little swollen but I have a 28 inch waist already and proud to be wearing crop tops! lol. If you feel insecure about your stomach and it affects every aspect of your life. I suggest do it. more
After losing 105 pounds I had a lot of extra skin on my tummy and fat on my sides that wouldn't budge! I had two consults with Dr. Engel and spoke about allmy areas of concern. We mapped out a few procedures I will do over 2-3 surgeries. His honesty and opinion on how to split up the procedures was very helpfulto me. I have a young baby so need to splitup the surgeries so I can recover more... more
Hi! Just want to tell you a little about myself. I am 54 years old & I have lost 60 pounds doing weight watchers & working out 5 days a week. I feel great but don't look as good as I feel due to my tummy - I just can't lose it. So after keeping the weight off for the past year, I decided to get a TT. I go this Wednesday for my marking with surgery on Thursday.
I am so glad I... more
On Oct 11 I had a tt. After having six kids and working hard as I do. I felt like it was time for me. Today makes 1week in and I went this morning to have my drainage tubes and pain pump removed. While Dr. Lacerna removed those items and my binder I took a peep at my stomach and it looked soooo nice. I really like how Dr. Lacerna and her staff explained everything to me about pricing, what to... more
I am 46 yrs old, mother of 2 ages 19 and 23. I discovered this site a little less than 2 months ago while googling Plastic Surgeons in my area. I have to say without this site I probably wouldn't be moving forward with getting a TT but the information on here and a recent friendship I have made from a fellow TTer on here has sealed the deal. I am ready to get this done!! It is so great to hear... more
I have "thought" about having a tummy tuck and breast reduction for many years. Finally, at the age of 51, and an empty nester, it's time for me!
I am nervous about the surgery, as I've never had any type of abdominal surgery.
I also want breast reduction done and am hoping for both to be completed the same day.
Would love to hear from former patients! more
I can't remember the last time I had a flat stomach. After 3 kids and several surgeries my stomach is not sexy, and nothing I do can bring sexy back. I met with Dr. Diana Elias and I knew she was the one for me, she was upbeat, energetic and respectful of me. I appreciate that because it is hard to shed your clothes and show a stranger the thing you hate the most about your body.
I am... more
I am 31 years old and a mother of 2 beautiful children, a 10 year old and a 6 year old. My weight has fluctuated between 135lbs and 200+ (Honestly I don't know my highest weight). I have always been insecure about my weight and how I look. I woke up one day last April and decided I had had enough. I was at my heaviest, at least 200lbs and felt terrible. I went to the gym with a friend and... more
I am scheduled for a full tummy tuck and lipo August 3rd 2012. I have 2 kids, 4 and 2 yr old via csection. I gained too much weight with the first child and never bounced back. I am very active but i have been on Mirena (18 months) and it i has made it hard to loose the stubborn weight around my hips and of course my lip over my stomach. My husband is taking the kids for 8 days and I thought... more
I am a 44 year old mother of four, ages 25, 24, 23 and 18. I have been overweight all of my adult life. I started gaining weight with my first pregnancy and progressivly gained of the years. About a year ago at my highest weight of 289 lbs and in a deep depression, I decided I needed to make some changes. I began by exploring my options of weight loss surgery. I had decided that perhaps the... more
Hi All! I'm scheduled for a tummy tuck Dec. 22nd. Mine is more of an age issue- I'm 54-never had children-have worked out for years-kickboxing, spinning, weights & yet belly needs help! Apparently I will need to have a small vertical incision as well in order to pull everything tight & to keep my bb in same location... should be interesting!
I've really enjoyed reading... more
I have been heavy most of my adult life and after 3 children I had the apron of skin that hung down. I just turned 60 and lost 25 lbs, but still looked large had enough of feeling awful about my stomach area. I had the surgery and am so grateful I did. My recovery was great. Went back to work in 11 days. Never felt better, getting lots of complaments. So if you can afford it, go for it. more
Girls I need help with this, i'm 44 and had ALOT of surgery from a hit and run accendent. my whole right side from heel, ankle, knee, thigh, hip, arm, jaw and cheekbone and nose! Can not work out enough to lose weight 10-15lbs gain back (roller coaster) dont laugh.
I'm 5'0 and 185lbs. Had 5 children (28,18,17,11,10) and 5 c-sections. alot of my weight is belly. I want a ftt but... more
Single mother of 3 children, 28years old 5'9 and 185lbs. My weight lost left my body with saggy skin and I been dreamig and wanting a TT for so long. I had my free consult and Im loving the Doctor and will most likely choose him.
I will schedule for June. Im saving every nickle and dime up! will keep you posted.
New surgery date! Won't be long preparing now getting some... more