Ok – So I’m never one to write a review (good or bad) nor do I ever think you should publish your opinions right after something happens (hence the 1 year delay). However, I feel very strongly that I should give credit when credit is due…
My Full TT Adventure: I had been to consultations for many doctors. I avoided most doctors who made you pay a consultation fee…. You can... more
Hands down the best thing I have ever done for myself. I called Dr. Will's office on a whim after I went out on date night with my husband and started crying when he touched me. After two babies and c sections with serious weight gain and loss each time, I just didn't feel worthy of him being physically affectionate towards this ugly body of mine. The next day, I made the phone call. I did my... more
I've waited 18 years for this procedure and I finally had the courage money and faith to do it. I am only 5 days post surgery pain is manageable drains are still in pain pump is gone and im not seeing any bruising. I love my Dr. I had one scare due to leg swelling on day 2 but I just needed to push more fluids.
Here are some post op pics I have I like what I am seeing more
I weighed in at 237 in October 2014 and decided enough was enough. As of April 2015, I'm down 45 lbs due to lifestyle changes (primarily diet) and I'm progressing in this journey! I'm planning to schedule my TT in November and as of May, will be on a go hard health and fitness count down to lose more weight and build muscle before the procedure. In May, I will start to document my journey... more
I have lost over 170 pounds since my Lap-Rny in April 2002, and have kept it off for successfully, so I am due for some skin removal and muscle tightening, and a little lips. Are there any supplies I should stock up on for the post op period? I remember before my gastric bypass someone recommended buying a long handled wooden spoon to wrap toilet paper around to help reach my behind when... more
I had the Tummy Tuck, Panniculectomy and the Arm Lift. I am extremely pleased with the results, and am very glad I had the surgeries. I was very scared because I have heard it is very painful however, I had very little pain. Dr. Schreiber uses a spray in the surgery area which numbs the area for a few days and by the time it wears off the pain is nothing. Dr. Schreiber and his staff were... more
This was without a doubt the most frightening decision I have ever made! I've had three children, the last of which was a C-section, and never was I as worried as I was about having this surgery. I scheduled consultations with 4 surgeons and both my husband and I were most impressed, without any hesitation, with Dr. Cohen - his credentials and before/after photos speak for themselves! The... more
After having 2 kids by cesarean and never really having a flat tummy anyway, I decided to have a tummy tuck. I went through years of hating my tummy, I would work out, diet and although the appearance would get a little better, I was still unhappy with how I looked in clothes, which of course didn't make me a happy camper. I wish I would have had this procedure earlier.
I actually ended... more
I have been silently on real self for a year now and have finally decided to take care of my body. After four children, no amount of exercise could get my abs back. Here I am surgery is tomorrow and I am so nervous and excited at this same time. I have looked at thousand and one before and after pictures, even though I know everyones outcome is different. I am still hoping to regain my... more
Was supposed to receive full tummy tuck, muscle repair n Mons lift. Dr. Ravi Aloor said I'd be flat with only one procedure. After loosing 150lB's I was so excited to have this done. Sx was Feb 12 again Dr. Said I'd be flat. After I woke up from sx I knew something wasn't right I had no pain in my upper stomach where I supposed to have muscle repair n I still felt the rolls. I was panicking n... more
I am a 26 year old with no kids and I will be getting my tummy tuck w/ Lipo Feb 2015 and I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I've read lots of reviews and I'm very anxious, but super excited so far. Although my surgery has not been performed yet, my surgeon Dr. Benjamin has been great about helping me through the process and making me feel comfortable.
The countdown has officially began and I am hoping that... more
I have little more than a week to go until the big day. I am just having TT and MR (ab separation from 3 big babies including a set of twins) i have been reading this site for a few months. i am scared to death frankly. first it was about the anesthesia.... but after reading all of these entries i am worried about the first week of pain....oh boy! I feel like i should stop reading but know i... more
I saw Dr.Vela for liposuction of my chin and arms along with a full tummy tuck.
My chin turned out really good, my tummy tuck is nice but I have no belly button which is weird, however the liposuction of my arms left my arms uneven and still very jiggly. Dr. Vela did preform a revision on my arms however they are still uneven, I would post my before and after pictures but his office has... more
I am a 54 year old AA female wanting to have TT done for many years. I finally decided to bite the bullet and do it. I am scheduled for an extended TT with lipo of the flanks and hips and muscle tightening on December 5th 2014. I will be staying in the hospital overnight. Went for my pre-op testing yesterday, November 10th 2014 and everything is good. Went over consents, procedure, pre and... more
As a member of the US Military a part of my job is to be in shape, and I am in awesome shape! as a 43 year old woman I can run 4 miles in 40 minutes. I am a vegetarian and do not smoke. So what led me to plastic surgery? Well 15 years ago i wasn't so healthy. At my heaviest I was 200pounds (I am 5 foot 2). I lost the weight in order to Join the military. No pills no gimmicks just good old... more
I am almost 30 years old and have one child. I've had a total of 5 surgeries, all of them being on or around my abdomen, and the result of that many surgeries is A LOT of ugly scars! To top it off, I've lost over 100 pounds over the last 5 years and have a lot of excess skin. Scars + Hanging Skin = a tummy that doesn't even resemble a tummy. I've learned to live with this "thing" that should... more
Excited to reclaim and repair my breasts and belly. Will have breast aug, lift, hernia fix, tummy tuck and flank lift. Nervous for recovery since I am ver active. Overall confident that results will be worth temporary recovery period. Really hoping hernia repair and tuck alleviate chronic back pain.
Two weeks to go! Surgeon paid in full! Had my EKG, physical and blood work today. All... more
If you want a great DR you have found him. Dr Ashfard over exceeded my expectations. I had tummy tuck, smart lipo of my legs and back. Recovery was not as bad as I thought. Dr. Ashfard offers a pain shot after procedure get it you will be up and going in no time this is my 4th day postop and recovering very well.
5th day still having a hard time but taking it day by day! Overall it's nt... more
I am a Mother of 6 and just had my last baby 11/30/12. After 2 C-sections and 3 V-backs( Vaginal birth after C-section) I've decided to go through with my Tummy Tuck! After my last pregnancy the scale tipped close to 300lbs! I ate clean and exercised and I am now down to 212! I am not at my goal weight but I know the TT would help motivate me( going to the gym and seeing results... more
My expectations aren't unrealistic. I have talk to the PS and there is no other way to get rid of the sagging, stretched out skin. I am totally scared, as I have heard that it hurts like hell, but in the end, it is totally worth it. We shall see. I have been wanting to do this for 8 years.... I'm ready. I have to buy clothes 2 sizes larger than what I actually need, because of this muffin top!... more