So Happy with my Modified Tummy Tuck! - Chesterfield, MO

I set up a profile on here a week before my...

I set up a profile on here a week before my surgery to tell ya'll at little about myself and how I found my way to this site and such but after I finished my LONG bio and tried to submit it my computer froze up and I lost everything! I wasn't about to start over. Anyway, I had my surgery just a few days ago (April 8) and I couldn't be happier! I was nervous to take the binder off because I didn't know what I was going to see underneath but my sister and hubby talked me into it and we were all in absolute shock! We couldn't believe how good it looked and after only a day! I spent an extra $300 to get this medication called exparel and that stuff is a miracle! As soon as I woke up in the recovery room I felt great. No pain or anything and was ready to leave for home. Day two was the same. I woke up around 5 am with some discomfort and decided to take one of my pain pills but the rest of the day was fine. Here it is day 3 and I want to go shopping! I'm not going to because I know I'm not supposed to be up that long but I really feel awesome. I couldn't have asked for a better recovery. I'm so glad I found Dr. Kofkoff and only wish I would've come across him years ago! I'm going to upload some before pics that were taken 7 days before surgery and the other pics are from day 2 and 3 of surgery.

Day 6

I go in tomorrow for my 1 week follow up. Everything has been great thus far. I just really hate this binder! lol, can't wait to be done with it! I'm fine wearing around the house but hate having to wear it out. It's not the easiest thing to hide unless I'm in a T-shirt.

1 week post op

I had my 1 week post op appointment yesterday. He changed the tape over my incision. It looks like it's healing awesome. He said there's virtually no bruising but it looks like I might have some fluid.. When you touch an area of my stomach it kinda moves like a waterbed. He said I could switch to spanks and to wear them as much as possible. He said up another apt a week from now for me. If the fluids not gone he's going to probably remove it with a needle. At least it's still numb in that area. Ha! My Dr. Didn't use drain tubes for my modified tuck did anyone else's dr prefer tubes for this procedure or is it normal not to have tubes for a mini?
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon

The Dr. and the staff were all amazing! So glad I did my research and found them!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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