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Tummy Tuck with Lipo in Houston

  • kellyg41378
  • Houston, TX
  • 3 years ago

Hi All, First, I am so happy I came across this website. I have been reading many of the posts on here. I am contemplating a tummy tuck this fall. I have already had one consult but plan to schedule 2 more. Can anyone recommend a doctor? Also, I am single and live alone. My mother has volunteered to come to Houston for a week to help take care of me. Will I be able to do things myself during that second week? Any feedback and other advice is appreciated! I have so many questions. This is a great community.

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Hi Kellyg41378,I was wondering if you ended up going w/Dr Steely & if so how u liked it? My sister used him for her mini tuck & really liked him,however Im looking to have a "mommy makeover",breast,lipo,tummy tuck....thanks for the info
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I am 9 days post-op. I had full tummy tuck, breast implants and lipo of hips and flanks. I went on 4 consults before making a decision on my surgeon. Actually, she was the third and I knew she was the one the minute she walked in the room. Had my procedure done at The Woman's Hospital and the staff reassured the morning of that I could not have picked a better plastic surgeon. Now, I do understand that it has only been 9 days but the results are absolutely amazing! I would definitely look into meeting with her! She gave me the most natural looking boobs and the prettiest belly button I long for in years!!! I guess her name would be nice...Dr. Mary Shinn located on Binz St. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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Location of my Doctors office was not really high on my "important" list when I was making my decision. I agree with Libby that when you find the right Doc you will know it. It is important to choose someone who you are very comfortable with. No matter what part of town. The only benefit I can see (as far as someone who is close to you) would be the ride home and the follow-up appointments. I was willing to travel to California to have my procedure before I learned there were so many qualified surgeons right here in Houston!! It is a big decision and I wish you the best of luck.

Today is 5 weeks post op for me. Just had my second massage this morning. I totally recommend finding a Doc who utilizes massage as part of their post op recovery/healing care. It helps a lot with the swelling.
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I don't know where in Houston you are, but I have just consulted with 5 different docs and the one I chose who I absolutely love has offices in The Woodlands, Katy and The Med Center. Dr. Sugene Kim with SGK Plastic Surgery is her name and she is on here and answers questions. I have also heard that Dr. Mentz and Dr. Patronella are good and they are in Houston. Dr. Straka is also great I have heard and he is in Kingwood. Good luck to you. I went to 5 consults before I found the "one" and feel that when you have found the right doctor you will know it. I am scheduled for 4/28 and am so excited!

I know of other docs also so if you reply with what area of Houston you are, I may be able to give you some other recommendations.
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Thank you so much for your feedback. I live in the loop so the med center is an option. Best of luck with your surgery.
I bet you are excited!
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Here's a review from one happy Tummy Tucker in Houston. And here's a list of Houston doctors who do Tummy Tucks (None pay to be listed here, by the way). If you type Houston Tummy Tuck in the search bar at the top of your RealSelf page, you'll find more resources as well. Hope this helps and best of luck to you!

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I think Dr. Steely is GREAT!! Seeing him for a consult is a good decision. I am THRILLED with my results thus far. Can't wait to see final results. I know the nervous/excited feeling you are talking about. One day very soon you will wake up and not be dreaming about your new body because you will have it. It's such a great thing to be done with the dreaming part. I wish you the best of luck. I'm sure it will be life changing.
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Hi Kelly. The PS I used in Houston was Doctor S. He is fabulous. I love him. His Gals in the office are just as amazing. You will be dealing with them too. There are lots of post op apts and one pre op apt. Plus you will have many questions after your procedure. You want to feel comfortable calling them as often as is necessary. I am currently 25 days post op. I had lipo and TT. So far so good. My swelling is not completely gone but I'm getting better each day. You MUST let your Mother come and help you for the entire first week. You will need her. When you research and see all these women saying the recovery is difficult and this surgery is "major", take them seriously. I knew it would be bad but could not have dreamed it would be this difficult. I don't know what I would have done without the constant pampering and care my Husband provided. I would say you will be much better the second week but hopefully you don't have to go to work. Basically, have someone with you the first 5-7 days and your recovery will be much easier. The worst part of the whole procedure is the drain. Some PS use two. I only had one. THANK GOD!!! The day Doc S removed my drain was a happy happy day. I have waited 21 years to have this procedure. I'm soooooo happy I finally did it. You will be too. Good luck to you.

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Thank you so much for your feedback. Ironically, I have a consult scheduled with Dr S this month. I plan to take two weeks off of work. My mom will come for the first week and I will see if I can arrange someone some help on the second week. I am so excited/nervous about it. Granted, I have not even set a date yet but just knowing it will be this year makes it all the more exciting. Thanks again. I am glad to hear that you are happy with your results!!
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Hi Kellyg. I'm in the northeast so I can't receommend any doctor. I think you can check on this website for recommendations. That is how I found one of the doctors I consulted with before making my choice.

If you read some of the posts here you'll get a good feel for what you will and won't be able to do post op.

Good luck!
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