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TT and Lipo of Upper Abs and Love Handles - Castro Valley, CA
- updated 9 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $10,000
- Daniel B Allen (Castro Valley, CA)
Now you are probably wondering why i didnt go back...
- 25 Jul 2012
Now you are probably wondering why i didnt go back for the TT. I went back to Dr Zandi in 2008 for some additional lipo. This was such a wasted investment. I had several areas done so again i had gen anesthesia. I had my arm pits,my inner thighs, my back fat and most importantly my problem area my upper and lower abs. I just landed up over time having loose skin and still fat in my abs. I knew it was me cuz of my age i didnt retract. I kid you not the compression garment stage 2 by veronique was now my daily girdle for years. I had my surgery on july 20th. It was about 4 1/2 Hour procedure. I weny home in a stage 1 garment and i go today, day 5 for Dr Allen to see how Im healing. Im not bleeding or oozing and i dropped some pounds. I have a feeling im gonna look great. Pre op: 5'1, 55yrs young, 2 generations of kids the youngest is 15. Weight was 130-133lbs. Till about 6 months ago it wontgo below 136. I walked a couple time a week at two miles and attend a jazzercize class 2 to 3 times a week. I really just want to see the fruits of my efforts and hated the spare tire hanging on my waist. The cost for the procedure, the anesthiologist, the surgery center and extra lipo came to $10,000.00 But i live in the SF Bayarea and i think this is the going rate.
I am about 12 days post op and still wearing my...
- 3 Aug 2012
I went to my 3wk plus appt as I am at 24 days post...
- 14 Aug 2012
Just posted some pictures I took at 4 weeks, but I...
- 25 Aug 2012
I love my new belly button. I has some problems with the slits on each end of my incision when the evening after I removed my CG and taking a shower it was burning like a cut. Sure enough the disolvable stitches were gone cuz my PS removed them but I had small little openings that were bleeding a little. I bought some bandaids that come with antibiodics on them so I put some of those on with surgical tape just to make sure by the next shower the bandaids didn't come off. I changed the bandaids about three different times and on the 5 day I started using gauze and tape so the area could breathe. It healed up but I did check with my PS office to tell them what happened and they said I was doing the right thing but if it was getting worse or bleeding alot that I should call them and come in to be checked. So everything has been ok. I find that I can't eat much and I guess thats why along with releasing alot of fluid is why I'm shrinking. I wear a CG all day until the evening and then I take about 1 hour break before I put on my compression binder. My back seems to hurt if I keep the CG on 24/7.
When I take my clothes off I can't the difference. I'm so proud of the small low scar and the fact that my bra doesnt bunch under my breasts (as I had lot of lipo done in this area) and the fact that my underware sits right on my waist without those horrible love handles I couldn't stand! I used to look at all women bodies and admire how even if they were chubby if they didn't have love handles I wished I could look like them!
Anyways I give another update and probably a post some more pics in a few weeks.
My Doctor: Daniel B Allen
**** RESEARCH ON HIS LICENSE, CREDITIALS,AND EXPERIENCE. LOOKING FOR SOMEONE CLOSE TO HOME. I was disappointed that Dr Allen did not call to check on my after surgery. He gave me his personal cell number and office number on my at home instructions. He did not come see me in recovery either.So his rating for bedside manner and after care gets him low rating, but i plan to tell him about this. I looked for a Board certified plastic surgeon closer to home. I had a breast aug in 2005 by a very good surgeon but it was about 20 miles from home. Dr Zandi was listed as Bay Area best doctor in the top 25. My friend who is a surgical assistant worked with him before and they were right he did an excellent job. I qualified for silicone implants at the time as my tublular breasts were considered deformed. My Ps said he did alot of work on me, creating a pocket. By law i was to be seen every year. By the third year the PS took pictures and asked if he could use them when he teaches since he was impressed on how well they came out. I decided that since my PS was older and should have retired like he said 3 years earlier, I Needed a fresher younger surgeon. I discovered Dr Daniel B Allen. He learned a technique by swedens that requires no drains! He is also a Dr who associates at a local trauma emergency hospital. I got my consult in his office just to interview him as i spoke got two other consults. The second consult I took my husband and he was very patient and explained wound care and other questions, including costs if we werent happy.