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So So Worth It! Feel Like a New Woman After my FTT with MR - Cary, NC
- updated 5 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,500
- William T. Stoeckel, MD (Cary, NC)
After a 90 pound weight loss and birthing 2...
- 16 Mar 2011
After a 90 pound weight loss and birthing 2 children, I was left with a very large, very unsightly apron of skin on my abdomen (or as it is technically called a "pannis"). Although I lost 90 pounds through diet alone, I've maintained that loss through sensible eating combined with a challenging workout regimen (mix of strength training and cardio).
It was tremendously discouraging to work so hard and have it show everywhere on my body except my tummy. No amount of core work or running could make my pannis disappear. With my husband's encouragement and support, I checked into the possibility of abdominoplasty and found a local surgeon who I found to be both competent and personable.
We were so impressed with the surgeon, we booked surgery for two weeks after my initial consult! I am so glad I did...it was worth every penny. I can now comfortably stand before a mirror (and my husband) naked and prance around in my skivvies looking pretty darned good for someone approaching 40! I love my new tummy and am looking forward to returning to the gym hardcore at 6 weeks out (I am now 4 weeks post-op).
I have absolutely zero regrets 1 month post-op and I'm sure I'll feel even more positively (if that's even possible!), 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and year out from surgery.
Wanted to add info on amount of skin and fat...
- 21 Mar 2011
I had my 3 week post-op checkup today so wanted to...
- 9 May 2011
Those who have recently had their FTT, realize that there is light at the end of the tunnel!
- 9 May 2011
UPDATE 10/21/11- I'm so confident now that...
- 21 Oct 2011
December 2011- I am now in a SIZE 4 after...
- 5 Dec 2011
Wow! Hard to believe it's nearly been a year...
- 2 Jan 2012
Reach your weight loss goals in 2012!
I am now a size 2!!!! The tummy tuck results...
- 9 Jun 2012
I have a free trial offer going on for P90X,...
- 28 Jul 2012
Coming up to 2 years post-op. My scar has become a...
- 28 Dec 2012
My Doctor: William T. Stoeckel, MD
Dr. S is both personable and competent. He took over an hour to answer both mine and my husband's questions during initial and pre-op consults, responds quickly to emails- never made me feel as if there was a "stupid" question. His staff is equally professional and responsive. And I think my before and after pictures speak for themselves- he does EXCELLENT work!