First off, when people tell you that this is one of the most painful surgeries to recover from, believe them. I've had several surgeries and this is by far, the most painful. On the other hand, I am positive the end result will be worth it.
Between the skin from my 110 pound weight loss, my doctor remove a total of 24 pounds of skin and fat. Surgery was 7/16 so today is 5 days post op... more
I cant wait to get this apron off my body. I have tried to get rid of this stomach fir a while now. I have tried every thing and not thing its working. I joined the jym, hired a personal trainer, picked up tennis and finally came to the realization that something else had to be done.
Told hubby what I wanted to do about four weeks ago and he said "NO" and who can blame him? He is scared. We... more
I wasn't going to do this yet, but, was talked into starting my own adventure.lol Anyway I'm a mom of 5. I only have one at home now. Started having kids early & my body never got back to the pre baby look. By my 5th baby my belly was a mess. I then went from a 172 to 212 size 20/22 .In 2012 my husband & I lost alot of weight. I lost 70 (140) & he lost 110 in 8 months threw slim 4 life. We... more
I really need to get this tummy tuck done but the quotes I have gotten so far are rather higher than I can afford. I see ladies here whose tummies look identical to mine paying circa 8,500. .. I can afford that. But so far I have been quoted 12500 and 15000 putting this rather out of my reach. Can anyone help with some much needed advice/input? Thanks more
I had my only child when I was 20 years old. I gained 50+ pounds during my pregnancy and carried her very high. Due to a cephalopelvic disproportion (her head was too big for my pelvis), I ended up delivering her by C-section. I have never able to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight of 135lbs, no matter how hard I have tried! Later in life I let my weight soar to over 215 pounds. ... more
After extensive research decided to take the plunge appointment made procedure paid for. I will be having a full TT and lipo. Ready to get my curves under control. I'm 5'6 195 lbs. I've been working out and trying to maintain a good diet. Procedure is in 2 1/2 weeks and I'm still hoping to lose another 5-7 lbs.
I'm so excited that I've made the decision to do the tummy tuck. I'm very... more
I've been waiting for this day for 17 yrs....I had my first child at 16 and she destroyed my belly. I have not been able to show my stomach since I was a teenager. I was even embarrassed then because of my outie. I'm getting a full TT, Lipo, and hernia repair. I've been waiting for the day to wear a two piece, cropped top, or even just to show a little skin. I've been too embarrassed... more
I was unhappy with my appearance at 66 years old. I lead a relatively active life and tried to eat well but after weight fluctuations and numerous abdominal surgeries my abdomen was huge and overhanging. The abdominal muscles were "shot".
I decided to make an investment in myself - for a boost to my self esteem and confidence.
Expect a lot of swelling after your TTP so it is a good idea to... more
Had an excellent consultation. Not only was Dr. Watterson informative, caring, and made you feel comfortable but his staff was equally great. Although I was hoping for a lower price and unfortunately not able to do the procedure right now, it's definitely where I would go when I am ready. I will continue to refer friends and family to Charlotte Plastic Surgery. more
Hi. I'm new to this wonderful site. I am a 41 yr old mother of 3 ages 19, 15, & 9. I am 5'2 and won't disclose my current weight although I'm working on it. I've decided to finally have a much needed Mommy Makeover including a tummy tuck and liposuction because I delivered each of my children my cesarean....might I add with vertical incisions. I won't post online what my lower tummy looks... more
I thought about a tummy tuck and lipo for years and finally had it done Sept 2014. Along with selecting Dr Ditesheim, it was the best decision I've ever made. He and his staff provided a safe, caring and knowledgeable atmosphere where all of my questions were answered and I was treated with utmost respect. I feel ten years younger and my confidence level is through the roof!! I highly... more
Dr. Graper in Charlotte, NC performed both a full tummy tuck, breast lift and breast enlargement. I couldn't be happier with both the results and the care that I received by both Dr. Graper and his staff. I experienced some complications (absolutely no fault of my surgeon) and he was beyond attentive throughout the entire ordeal. Honestly I wish that he was my primary doctor - that's how... more
Hi Everyone! So I officially scheduled my tummy tuck surgery for April 9 :) and until then I am sure I will obsess over it and become very anxious as I feel very nervous. My husband is taking off 2 and half weeks off of work and I will have help after he returns to work. I think the main thing is me thinking about not being able to care for my kids as I am a stay at home mom of a sweet 8 year... more
I highly recommend Dr. Hunstad for any plastic surgery procedure. I'm beyond happy with my new look after having lipo and a tummy tuck. My tummy looks beautiful including my belly button. I love it! Dr. Hunstad listened, explained the procedure in detail, answered all of my questions, had a great bedside manner and made me feel safe. It was a great experience. I will go back to Dr.Hunstad for... more
Dr. Crawford in Rock Hill SC did a wonderful job on my tummy tuck. Now I'm going back to do my lipo. He did such a great job I am ready for the lipo of my flanks, back and upper and low abs. I'm so excited and trust that he will exceed my expectation. What I love must about Dr. Crawford was how controllable he made me feel from day one. Everyone know that that is very important and he did that... more
Dr. Daniel is fantastic to work with. He loves what he does and it shows. His co-workers are the best. I couldn't be happier. I recently had some scar revision and some added liposuction to the original tuck so in a few months I'll come back and add photos.
If you're hesitant, don't be. Just do a free consult. He's a great addition to Charlotte Plastic Surgery who has quickly... more
I have gone to Dr. Graper for years and have a lot of things "done". My tummy tuck was performed in the hospital, where it should be. He is nothing if not cautious and safe. Obviously it's an extreme procedure but he did a beautuful job and he treats you with such care and gentleness. He's the best! more
Is it worth getting a tummy tuck without lipo? I can only afford the tummy tuck. The lipo is an extra 2 thousand dollars, and I cannot afford to pay the extra 2 grand yet. However, I don't want to pay money for a tummy tuck and it does not work. I am trying to decide if I should try to borrow more money or just get the tummy tuck more
Called to reschedule an appointment Jessica was not working with me only threatned to charge my credit card! Did not even try to seee how they could possibly fit me in even after I told her if they couldnt work with me I would not feel comfortable beina a patient of Dr.Miles and she was only concerned with charging my card which she did and for MORE than she had told me she would. Poor... more
I have been reading all of the stories on this site for about 3 months now. It really help calm my fears! Today I made it to the flat side. Full tummy tuck, MR, and lipo on the hips. My surgery was 8:30 this morning. Love, love, love my plastic surgeon! He also did my implants about 4 yrs ago. I'll try posting some before pics. Haven't had the nerve to peek at my stomach so far. I'm too... more