I had been wanting a tummy tuck for years now, 4 to be exact. I even went to a consult with a dr in Mexico but after hearing that I need at least a month to recover there because it required a long time to be able to walk I decided against it. I'm glad I did because in October I had the baby girl I had always dreamed of but after my stomach looked like she was still inside. I decided to look... more
In March 2011 I contacted Dr. Basu's office and was going for a Tummy tuck, Booked it in July of 2011 and the date was set for Jan 2012. Sadly we had to back out and shortly after we decided to add to our brood, finishing our family with 3 beautiful babies. (9.5 lbs, 9 lbs, and 8 lbs were their weights)
I had my last child, our first son in April 2013 and walked into the delivery room at a... more
I am very nervous about my upcoming TT. I have wanted this procedure for 5 yrs and I have finally saved enough money to have it... And now I am having doubts. I have read several success stories, but for every success thee are two or three unhappy patients. My surgery is scheduled for July 30..... Please comment some encouraging words. I need it!
I am really nervous about my upcoming... more
I'm so glad I found this site, I'm a 41 year old mother of 2 and a 3 year old granddaughter. I'm post op tummy tuck, muscle repair, liposuction in my abdomen and flanks on 06/25/2014. I was SO nervous days prior to my surgery, but on the day of my surgery I was totally fine. The staff at River Pointe Surgery Center in Rosenberg, Texas was excellent; they really made me feel... more
I am very unhappy with the surgery results , because I had to spend all that money for nothing. My stomach appeared to be the same after only 6 months past the surgery. I tried to speak to the doctor about how disappointed I was, and he didn't bother to even listen to me.so, now, I not only have the " big stomach" , thanks to the surgery , I have this large scar on my stomach, I wasted all... more
Waited and contemplated many years to have a TT. Raised 3 amazing kids in college now, worked my whole life with them as my focus and my world, 22yrs revolved around them...had excess skin and a lil unwanted fat..was blessed to give myself the gift of a TT..hopefully it will be amazing ???? God willing
Feeling good, no pain..this pic is before my first shower since returning from Texas ..I... more
Great site with lots of helpful information to get anyone through this life-changing process.
I'm exactly 6 weeks. Worried/frustrated with swelling buy I know time and patience is needed. I'm 36 years old, petite 5'0", 115 lbs +/- and I have an 11 yr old daughter. After having a BA done in 2011, I always had issues with my fupa. The rolls and extra skin just weren't manageable any more and my... more
I had a tummy tuck and lipo suction of my thighs 3 months ago and I and VERY pleased with the results. Dr. La Puerta and his staff made me feel very comfortable at the consultation, so I booked my surgery the same day. I had visited several plastic surgeons in my area but I felt at ease after talking to Dr. La Puerta, and he even give you his personal cell phone number in case you have any... more
Had my last child in Apr 2013 now I want to get rid of the belly! I want a waist line!!! Can't wait to wear a belt just because!! :)) I have been trying to get rid of belly fat since I had my first child back 1999! I'm traveling 4 hrs to Houston to have my surgery. I would have like to have had it closer to my home but no dr around my area would do lipo and tt at the same time! I'm so nervous... more
I'm only 4 days post-op and doing great! My only concern is the excruciating back pain from walking "slouched". I finally borrowed a walker to help alleviate the strain on my back. The drains are easy to care for. I am hoping my post-op visit on Wednesday June 11th will prove promising and they will be removed. My pain has subsided on day 3 and pain pills are only taken at night to help me... more
Best thing I could do for myself. Exercised everyday but couldn't get rid if my lower belly. I highly recommend if your finished having babies. The pain wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. The worst part was the back pain having to stay bent over for several weeks was really tough on my back. I had lipo in my flanks which was extremely sore and bruised really bad . By my third week... more
So far Dr. Basu office has been amazing. I will update more once I have surgery. I am going in for a extended tummy tuck after have three kids over 9 pounds and three c-sections. I am currently scheduled for June 5th at 11:00am. I have Pcos and Thyroid issues which cause issues for me with weight loss.
Dr. Basu called and I missed the call, however he left a message to make sure I was... more
Well here it goes... After having twins in 2009 my tummy has been stretched out and I finally decided that diet and exercise is not fixing the droopy skin problem. My tummy tuck is in 4 days with Dr. Ahmadi in Sugar Land TX. After hearing about him through a referral I decided to go in for consultation about 5 weeks ago. The staff was very nice and knowledgable. I scheduled my surgery for... more
Once a heavy teenager, I decided to have a tummy tuck after losing 60 pounds. Though I was happy with my weight loss, I was largely unmotivated to go to the gym after seeing how my skin was unresponsive and inelastic. I was at a better weight but then I would become depressed because my body issues were even worse after seeing how unsightly the loose skin was. I decided to have a tummy tuck... more
I booked my Tummy Tuck procedure today for June 5, 2014 and I'm so excited, scared, nervous and relieved at the same time! At 44, my dream was always to have this done after having back to back children 13 years ago. I've always been moderately active and have recently taken up yoga. As of October 2013, I've relieved my 5'2 frame of 30 unnecessary pounds. I could stand to lose more, but... more
I came to Dr Cortes after working out religiously for about 5-6 months and losing 30 lbs I was very excited about getting the procedure. I was very nervous and did not know what to expect. I had not done all my homework about the procedure or what the recovery time. Pros I look awesome cut is very low and belly and belly button and smooth, Cons being home 9 Days bored out my brain and lots of... more
The decision to have a tummy tuck - along with my hernia repaired (for the third time) was not taken lightly by myself or my husband. I've had four children - two of which were over 9 pounds. And I spent a good portion of my adult life overweight. The excess skin was an eye sore to me. Dr. Basu and his staff were very clear about the hernia and possible complications. I appreciated their... more
I'm a 36 year old mother of a 1 year old little girl. I have never been very small but have always wanted to be able to wear a bikini. Even when I was 175, I had a belly. I have been obsessing about getting a TT for the las 5 years or so but I had HMO and I knew I would need a referral to get it done. When I did get PPO my sister who was a nurse for a plastic surgeon, advised me to wait until... more
A little about me! I'm a 33 year old mother of one...tried for another just never happened. Not to mention my one was 10lbs 22inches. He ruined my body. I was not one of the fortunate women who's body bounces back after babies. I finally lost my baby weight when he was 4 (he's 14 now) I've kept it mostly off until last year I gained about 15lbs while going through fertility treatment. That was... more
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