After of 3 years of counter-plating this surgery, I decided this would be my birthday/Christmas gift to my self. Over the years and after 2 children and weight gain,I figured that I desired a new start. I lost about 30 pounds before surgery( i was 270 before now I'm 212). I got immaculate results from the surgery, (I think that Dr Nathan was really impressed about the results himself). I'm... more
I had been working out but my stomach had this "alien" that would pop out when I did any stomach exercises. I was so embarrassed, I never looked at my body in the mirror anymore. Dr. Kofkoff was amazing; no pressure just supportive. I could not be any happier with my results!! His staff is wonderful too. more
I had a breast lift and tummy tuck very happy with the results. I have had some minor complications with the tummy tuck, but the problems are being taken care of it is just taking me a little longer to heal. But I am satisfied with the results and the way I was rated by the staff. I have been using the TNS record gel and the scar cream on my incisions and breast the scars are barely visible... more
Oh my goodness! My surgery is in 15 days, I'm so nervous! How many others have these crazy vivid dreams/thoughts. I go from feeling selfish for doing such an elective procedure to feeling positive and can't wait to see the results. I could really use some advice on how to cope with all these crazy emotions.
Wow! I'm here thank gos for getting me through the anesthesia and first night of... more
After having a 10 pound baby and a 9 pound baby 15 months apart, the skin around my stomach was a mess and my breasts had no shape or lift. After two solid years of diet and exercise, I knew I had to take another step to get my body back. I am over the moon about the results and ease of recovery!!!! more
After having my 3 children, my husband and I became very physically active as we both had gained excess weight since our younger years. While I lost weight, I could never get rid of the "pooch" around my midsection. On top of it, my breasts drooped badly. I wanted to loose the muffin too and have perky breasts too! more
I am 29 days post-op today, and just found this page. It's so great to read that I am not alone in this journey of getting cut open!
I was always heavy, but topped out at 215 Ibs in 2010. I changed my eating, started working out, and got down to 140 last year. I have defined muscles, even upper abs. But below my bellow button was another story. I had the pouch of left over skin that was a... more
I am so glad i used Realself to find Dr. Koffkof. I am so pleased with the results and how he handled everything from my first visit to now. Dr. Koffkof and his staff are amazing! I read a good doctor will hide your belly button scars in the inside and keep your scar low. He did just that! He even had me wear a bikini the morning of the surgery and he used that as a guide to try to get the... more
I have my fair share of fat, excess skin, and stretch marks that I have been beyond ready to part ways with. After having both of my children I was quick to reach my previous pregnancy weight. However, like many other women I was left with the wonderful parting gift of sagging skin, separated abdominal muscles, and my new found "tiger stripes". I have actually recently put on a couple extra... more
After losing weight, all that was left was the decision to the over 5 pounds of loose skin at my stomach. At the time, I felt it was selfish to consider spending the money on myself, but was encouraged by my family to do this for myself. From the first moment I stood and saw my new tummy hours after surgery, I knew I had made the right decision. This procedure gave me back my confidence in... more
I'm am getting nervous with pre op appt approaching this coming Friday morning then on the 18th full TT with a partial lipo of the flanks !! I am 5"5 and 148lb I have had 2 c-sections and 1hernia repair. I have recti diastasis 5finger gap yea Ikr I've been in physical therapy and have tried lots to things to help remedy some of the issues I have been having with abdominal pains etc my dr nd... more
I'm a 36 year old active mother of three awesome kids. Have wondered/wished/wanted a tummy tuck since the birth of my first child 11 years ago. I'm very athletic and very appreciative of what my body has done and continues to do for me. Just tired of the dreaded apron of skin that I have to strategically place under clothing and adjust waistbands of clothing around. Finally decided to pull... more
Set the date - 1/5/15 with Dr. Kofkof. I'm beyond ready! I've debated between the lift, TT or the TT and Lipo. Finally decided that I want Dr K and I'm going with the TT and hip/flank lipo. I'm nervous, excited.. But just want the date to get here! Dr K's TT/lipo results are nothing short of amazing!
1/5/15 with Dr. Kofkof in St Louis, MO. I'm beyond ready! I've debated between the... more
I went for a consultation a few months ago with Dr Michele Koo and I go back again for the 2nd one this week. I had to quit smoking in order to get this surgery. It has been around 5 weeks that I have been smoke free and not a day goes by that I don't think about smoking. I really miss it! But I would rather have a flat tummy, so I had no choice; the Dr will not operate on smokers!! So, I... more
I knew after losing so much weight that I had to get rid of the excess skin. I'm only 29 and single. I had all three procedures performed at once by Dr. Christian Prada, and am so pleased with the results. I did a lot of research before choosing a surgeon and combining and what procedures would be best for my body. Dr. Prada put me at great ease and actually told me he would not give me... more
After having my first child at the ripe old age of 17!!! My abdomen basically looked like a 3D road atlas, my navel was wrinkled all around it, it was more than just a little damaged to say the least. The second child came along to bless my life and of course damaged my abdomen even more. Although I had lost all of my baby weight the skin was never going to go away so I decided to have a tummy... more
I'm 5'6", 38yrs old and 175lbs. My highest weight was 230lbs when I was pregnant with twins. I'm 175lbs in all of my before pics. My goal weight is 160lbs. I've been trying for awhile to get down to 160lbs but I seem to be stuck at 175lbs. I consulted with three different doctors. I decided to go with the last doctor I consulted with. I was referred to him by a co-worker who got breast... more
After having my kids, a hysterectomy and a couple other surgeries if knew I wanted to get the railroad picture removed. I wanted my pouch gone!! Post surgery-the ride home was HORRIBLE. As well as the first three days. I'm glad you cannot turn back time! I was amazed how much I improved each day. I was back at work by Jan 13th. I love my shape and would do it again (but thank goodness I won't... more
I hated my stomach after three kids. After finding Dr Diederich I decided to get my surgery done, yesterday was my six week follow up and I couldn't be happier. I still have some healing but the difference is amazing, this is the first time I have looked in the mirror and been happy in almost 10 yrs more
I'm so excited, I just booked my surgery! I've been on a weight loss journey and have lost over 50 lbs. Now that I'm at my goal weight, it's time to get this loose skin and breasts taken care of. I had originally wanted my insurance to help with the costs, but they require too much tissue to be removed. So, my husband wasn't happy with having half of my breasts removed. I'm now going to... more