I decided a year ago that I was going to have a tummy tuck. I didn't tell anyone and slowly put the money aside anticipating the cost to be $10,000-12,500 (I have no idea why). I finally made a consultation appt in April. After seeing my photos and speaking with the doctor I booked myself for July when I had some time off work.
Long story short I am 7 days post-op, drains are out, I'm... more
I recently discovered that my current plastic surgeon that was slated to do my TT and Arm Lift, does not have an anesthesiologist (MD) that oversees any of his surgical procedures. He uses a Certified Nurse Anesthetist. This might be fine for a simple procedure but not for a procedure that requires general sedation for 7 hours. I am personally, extremely uncomfortable with the risk that poses... more
I have been very happy with Dr. G insofar. I originally was scheduled with Dr. Tholen, but he sustained an injury on vacation and my original surgery date had to be cancelled. I decided that before I start over, that I at least meet Dr. Gervis. He was wonderful...even when I calked to speak to him two weeks later he calked me back to answer some concerns I had. So far, very happy. I will... more
My first pregnancy was a twin pregnancy that put me on bed rest for 4 months and severely separated my muscles and gave me an umbilical hernia. After my twin pregnancy my o be advised me not to have surgery until I was done having kids. so I had one more child four years later and that pregnancy further separated my muscles and gave me a ventricle hernia as well. 4 months postpartum I had a... more
I scheduled my Tummy Tuck today! Yikes- I am scared but also excited!
I went in for a consultation about 3 weeks ago to talk for a tummy tuck as well as breast reduction. Before my first pregnancy I was 5'6", 125 lbs, 32 F chest. 8 years and 3 c-sections later (all kids between 9-10 lbs) I am left at 145 lbs and a really ugly tummy as well as 32 J breasts. I had an umbilical hernia during my... more
I went for a consult for a tummy tuck and booked immediately after the thorough consultation and the courteous way I was treated throughout the entire process by the awesome physician and staff at their Burnsville location. Before my consultation, I was offered Dr. Joe's book in which he expertly explains all procedures he performs and answers many questions. Reading this book beforehand... more
I had a tummy tuck and breast lift done over 12 weeks ago with Dr. Joe and I am very pleased! I feel like I have been given a new page in my life at age 51. I have been released from the belly overhang from 2 C-sections I had over 20 years ago. The breast lift was just icing on the cake! Dr. Joe did great work. I appreciate his talent and commitment to his craft. His staff was wonderful.... more
Have lost half my extra pounds and look horrid. Started saving for a TT but honestly, after reading posts I'm pretty sure I won't do it. Had no idea recovery was so long !no doctors office as of yet .im 54 so not sore if exercising stomach will help. I'm thinking not. Hanging skin on arms, stomach,and thighs more
Sooooo much pain you have no idea, and the bruising omg... I know it was surgery I know it would hurt I know I know but omg it hurts so bad and I'm out of pain meds, I was giving 15
325mg Vicodin and they are all gone because of the pain I was in post op, Why wasn't I guven Muskie relaxers? I Poo just fine...my life is over and I want to die ! This can't really be my result can it?? Is it... more
So I have been lurking around for quite some time reading etc. I had a open hernia repair about 2-years ago, and wish I had gotten the TT then, but I had not been very active, and knew that I would probably still not have the results I wanted - so I wanted to get a bit more in shape first. I have had 2 kids, first preg I gained 80+ lbs (6lb7oz baby), and the second one I gained 40+lbs (11lb... more
I am 34 years old, petite 5'1", 117 lbs, physically fit mom of 2 beautiful daughters ages 2 and 12. I have been wanting a tummy tuck since 2003. My oldest daughter wreaked havoc on my stomach. I was 97 lbs when I became pregnant, and topped out at 167 lbs!! I never knew my stomach could stretch as much as it did (or that I could eat as much ice cream as I did), hence the need for a tummy tuck.... more
I am a slender woman yet always had a tummy below my waist. No matter what I wore...there it was. I'd wear girdle undies in an attempt to flatten it, but I was always conscious of it. It was not the aftermath of child birth, it'd been there since I was very young was down right skinny. I couldn't stand it. I finally decided to have Dr. Joe help me. And what a success. Gone are the girdle... more
Last year I went to a cosmetic surgeon and had laser liposuction of my love handles and for a "little extra" they added my abdomen. BIG MISTAKE!!!! She ruined my stomach! I had tons of scar tissue and my once nice abdomen was ruined! I went to see Dr. Ness (certified plastic surgeon) and now I am happy!
It has been 8 months now and I cannot tell you how happy I am that I did this! Dr.... more
Dr. Smith was very accommodating and provided me with a free consultation in person. Not once was I brushed off to other staff. He personally answered every call promptly, 7 days a week. My results are simply breathtaking and have changed my life. I feel like a person once more. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. Smith.
I had drainage tubes removed... more
I always wanted a TT but life always seemed to get in the way. Then, while researching Coolsculpting on Angie’s List last September, I came across a glowing review of a PS in the Twin Cities area and a little voice inside me told me…this was my time. The decision process happened very quickly and before I could over-think it, I was scheduled for an extended TT with lipo of hips and... more
Hey ladies! I'm 5'9 and 142-145lbs. Depends on the day :) I have 3 awesome kids ages 8,6 and 5. I had them very close together! I have recti diastasis and I've been soo frustrated with it. I work out and eat fairly clean, yet the tummy ain't changing. I'll post pictures later but you'll see I have some abs just dying to say hello. This has been so agonizing for me to decide to do this. I've... more
I looked like I was 7 months pregnant with a 9month old. I was embarrassed. I heard about Dr. Gervais and made an appointment right away. The consultation was simple.The surgery was 2 weeks later. Dr. Gervais and staff made me feel confident going into surgery. My stomach looks better than I imagined! more
After much exercise and diagnosis with minor MS, I decided with my husband that I would have a very difficult time (if ever) getting rid of my double tummies. I looked online to find a highly-rated plastic surgeon who performed "tummy tuck" procedures, and chose Dr. Tholen. The assessment visit with a nurse and Dr. Tholen was free with a quick price quote afterwards from another staff member.... more
I was very ready to have a tummy tuck with lipo suction after having 3 kids including a set of twins. I had 2 c-sections which left my tummy flabby above my c-section scar. I'm thrilled with my results. It's only been 1 month and I am still swollen in some areas especially from the lipo but I'm very happy. The team at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery is amazing. Every time I go for a follow up... more
So I'm a mother of three, a wife, and a nurse. I was pregnant with my first son at age 14. My pre-preg weight was 98 lbs. My son weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz. So I have had stretch marks for as long as I can remember really. Two more children and donating a kidney later....my stomach is now just gushy stretched out skin. I work out 5-6 days a week and eat healthy 80% of the time, but no matter what I... more