I am 12 days out from a tummy tuck with lipo on the flanks. I go in for my pre op appointment tomorrow. I'm really excited but equally as nervous. This surgeon is the 4th that I had a consultation with. He has also done many procedures on a family member and she looked great afterwards. I'm most worried about my inability to take care of my children after the surgery for a little while... more
Great doctor. I visited many PS's but Sieveking immediately put me at ease. He worked with a general surgeon to repair my large umbilical hernia while he did the muscle repair and belly button reconstruction. I'm only 2 weeks post op but I'm already extremely thrilled with the results. If I ever do any other procedures, I will definitely be using Dr. Sieveking. more
I go in tomorrow! Endometriosis caused me to need a hysterectomy, so I wanted to also get a tummy tuck since I'll be down for a while anyway (way more restrictions for the hysterectomy than for the TT!). Bonus: I can combine the cost. Having had a large baby many years ago, I have a bad case of "mom belly." My least favorite part is the part that hangs over my C-section scar. I call it my flap... more
Over the past few years, I have been working out on a more regular basis and eating much healthier. Although all of the hard work had definitely paid off, I still had that loose tummy. I have been thinking about a tummy tuck for years, but recently got serious when a friend took the plunge. With my husband's support I went for it! After asking my family doctor for the name of some plastic... more
I've had both AquaLipo and a tummy tuck with Nubody after an 80 pound weight loss and I couldn't be happier! The doctors and staff are wonderful there! During my lipo with Dr. Emerson we were laughing and talking which was great because it takes your mind off of the procedure. The results of my lipo were amazing, especially on my back! My tummy tuck with Dr. Greco was a very good experience... more
HOLY SMOKES tomorrow is the day. I am super excited and nervous at the same time. I’ve lost 140 pounds with the help of a lap band over 9 years ago. I have been left with bat wings and plenty of stomach flap which remain no matter how much I work out. So I’ve decided to do something it about it. I am having a beltlipectomy with fleur de lies tummy tuck and arm lift. This is going to... more
I had lapband in 2012, in 2013 I had it removed and the sleeve procedure. I've lost over 90 pounds & still have "love handles". But gained back 20 since then. Now im ready for a tummy tuck & lipo. It's scheduled for 5/14/15. I'm getting full tummy tuck , lipo on my flanks & inner thighs. Any advice on recovery is helpful.
I still feel horrible . Is that normal? My legs are throbbing... more
Dr. Gingrass is an excellent plastic surgeon. She has not only great skills of performing the actual procedures but also great understanding of the woman's body so she can capture the nuances and feel the frustrations of woman who need the surgery. Her passion for the work and for helping women is second to none. Thank you Dr. Gingrass. more
I had wanted a tummy tuck forever. I was eating right and exercising every day but still nothing was happening with my saggy skin. I was 37 when I went to see Dr. Gingrass and she told me there would be nothing I could do for my tummy except surgery. I did a lot of research before I chose her. But her before and after pics were the best. I am so glad I did too. I love my tummy and now I can... more
I came in for a consultation yesterday afternoon. So far, I have no complaints. This has been my first time really looking into getting a tummy tuck and by the quick, friendly and very informative responses, I knew I wanted to schedule my consultation with Dr. Tarola, even with the office being two hrs away from my hometown. I was nervous because I had no idea what to expect and worried it... more
Wanted to have a flat tummy and wear jeans without the "muffin top" it was important to me to have a female doctor, dr Ortega was wonderful. Kind and supportive. I love my belly button she did a fantastic job. My tummy is now flat and I love the way I look naked and in clothes! It's a long healing process but worth it 100% more
I lost about 40 lbs. and some excess skin hanging around. I knew that exercising wouldn't make it go away because I didn't have any muscle control. I researched plastic surgeons and decided to schedule a consultation with The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville. It was one of the most important decisions I have ever made and one of the BEST. I feel so much better about myself. I can wear... more
I swear, if one more person tells me- "if you would just exercise a little that would go away" I am going to explode! LOL! I am 44 years old and I am 5'5". I have had 2 children. I started at 123# and I gained 43# with the first in 1989. I started at about 130# and gained 34# with the second in 1992 BUT, she was 10.3 lbs! I have always had kind of loose skin anyway but my belly stayed really... more
Tummy tuck with MR repair and breast lift. I'm very happy with how the surgery went. My scars are smoothing out. I didn't have any complications. My doctors was one of the best in my opinion. I'm so thankful that I found him. I wish that I would have had the breast surgery years ago. I've had major improvement in my neck pain since the surgery. more
I started looking into this 2 years ago but this past summer I really was wanting to do this. So I set out and did my research after consulting with 5 different dr's from in town and up in Nashville I really wanted Dr. Tarola to be my Doctor!
I have had 3 kids all by c section so no matter what I do my stomach or I should say the kangaroo pouch was never going to go away! After Breastfeeding... more
I was tired of my clothing not fitting right, having to buy a size bigger than I really needed and clothes still didn't fit correctly, even after losing 70 lbs. It was beginning to cause hip problems and back pain. This affected my self-esteem, and self-image. I longed to look slim without the 'belly bulge'.
I added photos at 3 months after surgery. more
I hope to have a better review later but right now I am ten days post op and completely depressed! I still can't do anything! I don't think I took fully into consideration the time necessary and the patience in the healing process. I still am in constant pain and can barely get up from the chair to move about the house. I am at that "why did I do this to myself" stage. I hope it passes quick... more
I had one child. She was 6 weeks early, but he kicker was being very athletic, thin, and having ulcerative colitis. With colitis, I have had to take prednisone to get the exacerbations back in remission. Prednisone in a non-pregnant person can still cause stretch marks. Well 25 years later, I put aside the procrastination and the doubts of being called VAIN and finally went for a consultation.... more
After the birth of my second son I struggled with the excess skin, scarring and overall look of my body, especially my stomach. I went in for a consultation and he suggested liposuction and a tummy tuck. The results of both were just what I needed as no amount of exercise was going to change the issues I needed to address. Although my weight has fluctuated since, my bodies overall shape,... more
By age 54, my body had morphed into an apple shaped 'grandmotherly' figure. My diastasis recti combined with an umbilical/abdominal hernia (failed previous 'repair' by my gastroenterologist when I had my gall bladder removed) was causing me to be in quite a lot of discomfort all the time. Now over 18 months later, I still love the results of the tummy tuck (and subsequent hernia repair). ... more