I can tell anyone reading this right off that reading everyone else's stories about their experience has helped me tremendously which is why I want to do the same. I'm a 35 year old stay at home Mom (self employed). I have two children ages 6 and 4, soon to be 7 and 5! My husband works his ass off at two jobs and is a bit of a workaholic but I let him have that. I am 5'7 and approximately 180... more
I had my first child at 16. She was 9lbs 12oz and completely stretched out my abdomen and I was left with huge stretchmarks and a lot of loose skin. I've hated my stomach ever since. I always felt self-conscious undressed or sitting down. After I had my last child 3 years ago at 36 I set a goal for myself that I would treat myself to a tummy tuck before my 40th birthday. I had my... more
Dr. Celestine was very honest and knowledgeable. I a lot of times people have unrealistic expectations. I went into my consultation with an open mind. She made me feel very comfortable. She answered all my questions and there was no doubt after all the past consults I've been on she was it…..Thank you iso much Dr. Celestine you can't imagine how this has changed my life. more
So after 2 children(whom I adore) I am ready to bring my body somewhat close or even better :) to what it was before my children. I am having a full tummy tuck with lipo of the flanks. I have a stomach full of stretch marks that make it up to my rib cage and am so tired of feeling so unattractive. My husband doesn't agree with what I'm doing but says he will still be there for me. I'm am scare... more
This has been something I have thought about for a long time. Before children I had worked hard to get in shape and was quite pleased to have finally reached a point where I was proud of my body- particularly my stomach and abs. I am 5ft 1in and have given birth to two children ( 8.6 oz and 9.6oz). My stomach was pulled and stretched. I have a hernia and need extensive muscle repair. This was... more
My TT is a month from today and I am getting very nervous, and excited, alternately- but lately more nervous! 21 years ago, I gave birth to twin boys, and four years after that, a 9+ lb baby girl. I am a small person, weighing only 110 lb when I got pregnant with the twins. I gained 58 lb with that pregnancy (as per my doctor's instructions!) and lost it all through diet and exercise. Then... more
Dr.Rosenfeld gives a very quick consult. This place is a botch shop I had a tummy tuck done and I have extensive scars all over my stomach and without informing me during consult he decided to extend my scar around to my back. After surgery they rushed me out. A week later after removing bandages I was mortified by my results. Three yrs later I still suffer from abdomen pain and drainage from... more
I am a 31 year old mommy of 2 kids. A 3 year old boy and a baby girl that's 9 months old. After I had my son i was able to work off all the baby weight but my daughter was a another story. After I had my daughter I tried to lose the baby pouch but i couldn't! After months of buying flowy shirts to hide my belly I decided I should do a tummy tuck. I was tired of struggling to hide that pouch,... more
I am a mother of 2 beautiful girls, I have a very high self-esteem and a very outgoing personality; but am not happy with the lower parts of my body (my fat flabby stomach). Girdles & Spanx have become my best friends for quite sometime.
I had breast implants 9 years ago with Dr. Icochea, he did an amazing job!! I went from being a 34A on my right boob & a 34C in my left to a beautiful 36C..... more
Seventeen years ago I had gastric bypass surgery with Dr. Joseph Capella Senior and on July 24th, 2014 I will finally be having my abdominoplasty with his son...Dr. Joeseph Capella. I have cancelled it twice, out of fear, but this site has helped me to make the final decision. I am excited, nervous and anxious.
I am hoping post-op to finally look the way I should look in my clothes. I... more
I'm a very petite mother to four children; two older boys and a set of twins. With my first pregnancy I went past due which was the initial cause of my herniated belly button. Also started the separation of my stomach muscles. After having another c-section with my second son, that separation became more apparent. After several more years, I had twins, who also went to full term and caused my... more
Right now I a 2 days post-op from my tummy tuck and I'm able to stand up right and move around. After 3 children (10lbs, 9lbs, and 8.5lbs), my abdominal muscles were completely separated and i had a ton of excess skin. I had started working out prior to surgery and spent 2 yrs researching doctors and looking at YouTube videos before finally deciding on the surgery and going with the surgeon... more
I have been reading alot on this website. I gain alot from all the reviews, I did my surgery six days ago and to my surprise the pain was as bad as I was expecting it to be. My swelling was as bad either, just discomfort in my back. I am going to tomorrow to see my doctor hopefully my drains will get removed.
I'm just about three weeks into my recovery and I am still swollen. I switched... more
I had a tummy tuck with lipo a year and a half after baby #3 came along. My son entered the world weighing in at 10lbs 13oz. His mommy looked like she had given birth to a toddler! After losing all the baby weight I still looked pregnant. I reached my breaking point when a random employee at Dunkin Donuts asked me if I am pregnant. I took my coffee and bolted out the door and made an... more
Hi everyone my name is Dee, and I am 46 years old with three amazing kids (26,14,and 6). My husband and I are done having kids so it time to send my body to the repair shop after 3 kids and 100 lb weight loss it's looking kind of tired.So, needless to say I've actually been going on consultation for a year, I've seen dr's in NY and NJ.
I've been on so any consultation that today when I went on... more
All my life I have struggled with my weight. I am 4'11 and the lightest I have ever been is 150 and the biggest I have ever been is 200. In November if 2012 I began to change my eating habits by cutting all sugary drinks with the exception of my morning coffee and stop eating after 7pm. With the regimen alone I was able to go down to my current weight of 177. I am now working on losing about... more
Hi! I have been stalking this site for a few weeks now reading all your experiences. I have made my TT with muscle repair surgery also hernia repair tentatively for May 29th. Meeting with the PS next Thursday with a million more questions before I decide. I had 2 girls (7&4) via csection. Gave birth with both at 225. Now I weigh 140 5'6". I have stretch marks and of course the stretched out... more
After 2 kids via c section and lots of hanging skin and fat, I knew it was time for this life changing experience. It still feels surreal. I'm 4 days post op and still very sleepy and uncomfortable. The worst part of the pain is the back pain not the tummy believe it or not. I had a full tummy tuck with muscle repair and I have to say, I didn't think I would have so much back pain, from... more
Don't use him he will take your deposit and if you don't perform the procedure based on medical history he will refuse to return it. He doesn't have a heart stealing from the elderly as I'm 70+ and on a limited income. Do the research there are many complaints out there that his bed side manner is quite poor. more
I'll keep this as brief as possible. I'm a 30 years old mom of three and I'm in desperate need of a tummy tuck. My body has been through so much stress From pregnancies, weight gain and weight loss, it's not even funny.
Im finally in a position where I can afford the surgery (paying out of pocket) so needles to say a tt is in the near future ;) I went for my consultation with Dr Nachman... more
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