My motivation for a tummy tuck and breast lift were spawned from gaining and losing approximately 200+lbs over 4 pregnancies. I consulted and scheduled surgery with Dr. Stride and staff. Dr. Stridde is a powerful surgeon. He is beyond talented, I believe, due to his dedication to precision and detail. Worth every penny. Restoring your body should be taken seriously, it's not like trying... more
When I first came to work at RealSelf in December 2012 I didn't know many people that had gone through plastic surgery. I had a couple of friends that had done a breast augmentation but it was years ago and I didn't know them at that time. I was really excited to come to a company that had such a great management team and the role that was offered to me fit my personality and style perfectly.... more
He estado buscando reviews en español y nada. Asi que espero poder ayudar a muchas con mi Aventura. Llevo deseando esta operacion desde hace 10 años y por fin se acerca el día. Al igual que muchas ando mirando resultados en cuerpos parecidos al mío. Yo mido 5'2" y peso 118lbs; lista para mi tummy tuck, liposuccion en los "flanks" y aumento de ceno. Este próximo miércoles tengo cita con... more
I'm just beginning my journey, but I'm excited!! I'm a mom of three (almost 5 yrs,3 and 11m) a wife to an amazing man and I work from home. I m hoping to have maternal reconstruction in May or june. I m leaning towards a TT , BA through fat transfer and possibly a BL. I jut scheduled two consultations for April 24th! I can't wait . Any words of advise ???
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I tried to post without doing a review, but I didn't see how to do that. I'm scheduled for surgery, chose the 1st PS I consulted I found here and am now having second thoughts about my decision. I have 2nd consult with another PS I also previously consulted with tomorrow. I have to make a decision in one week, one way or the other. As the date gets closer, I've started to realize I am so... more
I exercise at least 3 times a week and didn't have too many complaints about the way things looked until about a year ago. I started getting some extra fat in my ab area and exercise and diet isn't doing a thing. So I went to a recommended PS for a consult. He says that a mini tummy tuck with some lipo would take care of the extra fat and skin on my lower abs Plus I have a C-section with skin... more
My motivation for finally taking the plunge and getting the mommy makeover, started with a consultation regarding a tummy tuck. I had lipo of the abdomen previously (from another doctor) and did not get the results I anticipated. While at my consultation with Dr. Baxter for the TT, I began to ask him about other procedures that could be done along with the tummy tuck. That is how I decided... more
I had my first child at 20 and every since then my body has gone done hill. With each pregnancy and breast feeding each kid for over a year I have been left with a nice tummy that makes it painful to wear jeans, 34 dd boobs that like to hide in my armpits and a nice collection of fat on my hips and thighs. After I got my hysterectomy (including removal of ovaries and cervix) I decided it was... more
After I changed my lifestyle and lost pretty much another adult in weight, I had a little loose skin on my stomach, so no matter how clean I ate or how much exercise I did for my abs, I would never have that six pack and I would always have extra... stuff... just hanging around when I was in plank and the bouncing of the loose skin during cardio was honestly painful.
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So far, just initial consult. After consulting with several surgeons, I chose Athenix in Bellevue. Some doctors have said I would not be happy with the skin only mini-tuck, but I dont mind a belly!! It does not have to be flat, I Just dont want the hanging pouch gone!! If anyone has any feedback on that then let me know. Otherwise.... I nervously await March.
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I had been thinking about this procedure for several years. I am so pleased with the results that I now wish I had done it years ago. The procedure and recovery was much easier than I had anticipated. Dr. Cooper and his amazing staff were caring, helpful and understanding. I felt I was in very good hands every step of the way.
I would definitely do it all over again with Dr. Cooper and his... more
I'm just starting this process. I had my first consultation today and really liked the doctor. I have a very disproportionate body - I have no hips or butt however, I do have a large stretched out tummy, saggy boobs, and excess skin I desperately want removed. Today we talked TT, lipo, and breast lift. I explained to the surgeon that I'm newly widowed and my husband and I wanted this for a... more
Two big things happened when I was younger. The first was that I feel like I missed out on puberty and God just forgot to give me boobs. All the women on both sides of my family was gifted and I got skipped. The second was that I lost about 40 lbs when I was in high school, mostly just belly weight. I lost the weight way too fast and my body just didn't get to the way I had hoped it would. So,... more
I gained almost 50lbs with each pregnancy and although weight came off I was never able to get my flat tummy back. As at crept up my breasts continues to lose their volume and perkiness . After lots of research and contemplation I decided to take the plunge and do it! I spoke w my ps and he confirmed all the workouts wouldn't help my beloved baby bump as well as the loss of volume in my... more
Finally time for me to do some things for myself I have always hated my belly button since my tubal ligation with my 3rd child and the OB/Gyn ruined it. After losing some weight I decided now was the time. I work out a lot and feel I never see the results with my stomach the way it is now. I decided to do the BA also at the same time. Ladies, google your Dr, and look several pages down, I... more
Hello to all you brave ladies who have shared your photos, stories and reviews. Thank you so much!
I'm embarking on my own journey and starting to feel very scared. Poor to making the choice to move forward and have the surgery, I thought I would never have a doubt in the world. But now that the deposit is paid, I'm starting to doubt just about everything. Am I too fat to have a good result?... more