Pretty sure it's a go for late May/early June (Dr. Hochstein anyone?)

  • MmmmHmmm
  • Florida
  • 3 years ago

I have only met with one plastic surgeon so far (even though it's the one that I feel is the one). I've researched doctors off and on for a few years. This doctor is in Miami- hours away from where I live. I am also interested in Soto in Orlando, and Diaco in Tampa, but both of those are about 2 hours from me, and I think would end up being more inconvenient than Miami (since my family is in Miami). I'm looking at a tummy tuck, lift and augmentation. During my consult, the dr. said we could do a benelli, but a full would leave no sag. During the consult I told him full, but if he feels confident with the Benelli, I'd like to go that route for less scarring for the time being. I can get the full lift years down the road ;). I've seen quite a few pictures of women that had a benelli lift and their "moderate sags" are gorgeous. ;). I don't technically have the nipple below the crease problem, nut definite tissue loss, skin issues, and areolas that have had the life sucked out of them! It's weird to think that I was a 40DD and now I'm approximately a 34b. I go back and forth 247. I thought I would always be way too scared to get a TT, but then suddenly I was considering all out mommy makeover. Then, the next day I'd decide on only the breasts. Round and round we go. The recovery sounds like it could be a bit draining and will literally take my whole summer out of school nursing it, so to speak. However, I long to wear a bikini. I have a ton of stretch marks on my thighs and hips, too, but nothing is more unsightly than the mangled marks above the belly button!! At the height of my pregnancies I was about 225 lbs. Now I'm at around 130-135. I ate myself silly. My girls are just over 15 months apart. So, yeah, I was a little hard on my body with the pregnancies, weight gain, nursing, nursing and pregnant, then nursing again. This site is now my new evening cool down. I am a bit infatuated with reading reviews and hearing how people are healing. It has been incredibly insightful, and at times scary. It's awesome to see pictures and hear stories - it makes me that much more informed, or at leat gives me more questions to ask! It's all so very exciting, overwhelming, and nauseating at the same time!!

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How has your follow up with The doctor and his staff been? Did you go with the benelli for reduced scarring?

I'm sorry that you're so unhappy with the outcome. That's awful.
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I went to him about 3 yrs ago and had a breast augmentation with bennelli lift. I HATE them. My nipples became huge after the surgery and dr hochstein basically told me I need to get a full lift, costing even more thousands of dollars. Also, I had the implants placed under the muscle... Big mistake! Not only was this more painful, but you can see my muscle flex and ripple ever time I flex, move my arms, etc.

I'm hoping my story is atypical, for it has been 3 years and I am still extremely unhappy with my implants but with no money to fix them.
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I'm glad we're able to calm you and inform you! I'm so proud of all the ladies in this wonderful community. You might want to head over to the Mommy Makeover review community and post your story there. That's the best place for a longer post like this (which we love). Hope you get some good guidance and support.

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