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8 weeks PO-- Beverly Hills, CA
- posted 2 months ago
- updated 7 days ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $18,000
- Dr. Brent Moelleken (Beverly Hills, CA)
Hi everyone, I'm new here and wanted to...
- 5 Mar 2013
- 8 days pre
I'm new here and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a 29 year old mom of 3 (ages 4, 2, and 1) and have my MM scheduled for March 14th. I will be having a full TT with hernia repair and MR as well as a BA with 265-290 range saline moderate plus implants. I go back and forth between very excited and terrified... I feel wonderfully confident in my PS, have my parents and my husband around for 2 weeks to help and should be all set... but i know i will freak out with the "what if's" those final 24 hours. I'm happy to have a place to share my experience with those going through the same thing! Good luck to you all!
4 days to go! I have not been sick in 14 months...
- 10 Mar 2013
- 3 days pre
Wow, this feels surreal that the surgery is 2 days...
- 12 Mar 2013
- 2 days pre
Wow, I can't believe tomorrow is the big day and...
- 13 Mar 2013
- 1 day pre
Feeling pretty good-- surgery was 8am so I'm about...
- 14 Mar 2013
- On day of treatment
Very sleepy upon waking then very shaky and fairly nauseous-- all better now and pain is probably a 4/10 this evening.
Mentally, doing well and happy it's over-- the aftercare place is amazing and I can't imagine going home today-- kudos to those of u that do that!! Boobs feel fine, no pain at all-- they look really small from here... Prob should have listened and gone a bit bigger!! Oh well :). Will add pics soon.
Hi! Surgery was yesterday morning and I'm doing...
- 15 Mar 2013
- 1 day post
So far so good here-- came home from spending two...
- 16 Mar 2013
- 2 days post
Drains were removed today-- a bit uncomfortable...
- 19 Mar 2013
- 5 days post
PO day 8-- today I tried on a few bikinis and it...
- 22 Mar 2013
- 8 days post
Physically, feeling awesome-- off all over the counter pain mess and just listening to my body and resting s few times a day when needed. Able to take the kids to school and do very light housework, try on a few bikinis then it's time for a break :). Just feels like my core is week, almost like I've had the stomach flu for a week and am getting back on my feet.. Tummy feels very fragile and I hate the feeling of no binder so I wear it still. I'm in TWO pairs of higher power spanx plus the binder! But I like it. Thrilled with the results and so happy that I had such an honest PS. One thing I struggled with going into this was whether I preferred a very low horizontal scar with a small vertical component or a slightly higher horizontal scar with no vertical... Didn't have enough skin to pull low enough and cover old bb peircing. So glad we chose the vertical... I would be upset with the horizontal any higher and like that I can hide that in bikinis. Maybe I'll get a tiny tattoo for the vertical if it's still visible in a year!
Quick waits to those coming up and happy healing to all, xo
4 weeks today! Feeling back to normal and was...
- 11 Apr 2013
- 28 days post
My Doctor: Dr. Brent Moelleken
I found Dr. Moelleken via word of mouth-- His reputation for being an excellent surgeon, brilliant doctor, and an all around nice man sold me even before the consultation. Every aspect of this surgery has been wonderful and I can't recommend him highly enough. I had a full tummy tuck with lipo and muscle repair as well as a breast aug. To keep this short, some of the things that really stand out about Dr. M: He is incredibly safety oriented and takes every precaution possible to ensure that this is an uneventful process. He requires several important blood tests (clotting time, etc. in addition to CBC) that very few doctors require for people in my age group (29 and healthy) which was a huge comfort to me. I had a minor heart procedure done 10 years ago and he wanted cardiac clearance with an EKG... again, made me feel very safe that these precautions were in place since many, many doctors let them slide. Next, his degrees and achievements speak for themselves... training at the best of the best universities (Harvard, Yale, UCLA, etc.) and a little research quickly reveals that in many of his graduating classes he was actually #1... voted in "Top PS" editions and "Super Doctors" all the time and clearly an accomplished doctor. Actually, during my surgery, he discovered several hernias that I was unaware of and fixed them quite easily, whereas many PS use general surgeons if they anticipate the need for a complex hernia repair... to Dr. M, it was no big deal. Finally, he has a fabulous artistic eye and his results (esp. his scars) are insane.. flawless. You would think someone with all of these assets would be arrogant, but he's the opposite... just a really nice, compassionate guy who genuinely cares about his patients. Post surgery, I emailed him a few times with questions and he would typically respond within about 5 minutes! That's right.. his personal email address! Best of all, I feel fabulous, the recovery has been a walk in the park, and I look like I did in college...actually, better. Thank you Dr. Moelleken for making this, hands down, the best thing I've ever done for myself.