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
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
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
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
Needed to remove excess adipose tissue along with a scar revision.
PRO - Looks amazing ! Completely flat abdomen !
CON - Did need some time to recuperate, then again it is not a small change, my body was delightfully transformed into a look I had in my 20's !
I would highly recommend having Dr. Rocheford perform this procedure. more
I had been working out religiously and having decent results, but the tummy seemed to be going no where. After having 2 kids I just was not the same. Fortunately for me, I went to DR. Gervais' office with my mom her for one of her follow up appointments (she also had her tummy done). I asked about liposuction, but Dr. Gervais knew that I needed a tummy tuck with contouring . I was able to... more
I've tried everything, no matter how much weight I lose this belly doesn't disappear. I love that I've been able to cover it up, but now I want to NOT wear big shirts or puffy shirts when I wear hip huggers or something revealing. I was getting at the point where I was able to wear tight dresses but if eat one thing my stomach bulges, it's such a shame. Can someone refer me... more
I cant speak highly enough about Dr Wire and his staff. From consult to 6 month follow up I couldn't be happier. He has renewed my confidence in my body and given great care and oversight along the way. His procedures are affordable and his bedside manner is the best! His procedure techniques are virtually pain free and my recovery was amazing. I will recommend him always. more
It's time. My husband and I have spoken about a TT "someday" when our family is complete. My youngest is two years old, we are not having any more babies, and I have decided that now is the right time for a TT. I researched online and had two consultations. I decided to go with the more expensive Dr. I'm hoping that the extra cost is worth better results?!? I have my surgery date and my pre-op... more
I had my breast augmentation completed by the same dr so I know that he does an excellent job. The surgery date is scheduled for May 21st. The only thing I am super anxious about is that I won't like the results. Will my stomach be flat???!!?? with this kind of money I sure hope so. And once all the swelling and pain is gone...will i like the results. Those are some major concerns that I... more
I'm a 37 yr-old mom of a 17 and 15 yr-old... both kids were C-sections and I gained a substantial amount of weight with both pregnancies and had the scars/ skin to prove it. I've always hated the way my clothes fit with the lower gut that just refused to part with me. I wore out TONS of running shoes trying to run off the well-known "muffin top". I finally decided to have a tummy tuck with... more