45yrs Old TT, Lipo to Flanks and Upperback - Chicago, IL

Like many of you guys I have also been lurking...

Like many of you guys I have also been lurking this website for quite some time now. I am pretty much obsessed with Realself. I am not associated with any other social Medias, but I decide give my review to share my experience as well. I believe Realself has helped so many people aside from myself. I was apprehensive about doing a review, but I thought it would be unfair to not share experiences seeing as though I have gotten a lot of good information from you guys.
I had my son 7 years ago and my daughter 25 years ago. I had a C-section with my son, other than the scar my stomach didn’t bother me, it pretty much went back to being flat. I notice after I turned 43 the skin appeared to sag each year more sagging, oh I forgot mention I gained 15lbs. I think a tummy tuck will bring back my youthful silhouette; moreover I would love to get back into a fitted t-shirt. July 14 is my surgery the date, Yes, I am nervous and praying that everything goes in my favor.


Today is 7/22/14 im 8 days post... I went to my 1st op visit my drains and stitches were removed , Im so grateful for that. I saw my navel for the first time unsure if i like it or not, might as well love im stuck with it. :-) I was worried about the style of navel I would recieve so I ask the Dr. not to give me the dime slot navel which he referred to as the vertical cut so i opted for a horizontal cut. I it hope it looks great when it heals. my stomach is still verry swollen but i see wondeful results. I know it only gets better over tiime and after the swelling

9 days post pics

Everyday day is better far as the pain, the swelling seem to be worst as the days go by.

it's not a myth ...flat comes in the morning

The Dr. Told me that the fat creases would not be completely gone because it was a lot of loose skin ,that was discouraging but understandable and now i see where i wish he could have taking more from the sides, nevertheless I see major improvement I'm excited for what's to come. I'm getting around pretty good I'm still in my recliner my husband has been waiting patiently he's truly a sweetheart I'm blessed to have him

I'm not loving the back fat

Recovery is going fine. More visible bruising still sore from lipo,drains holes are still sore I'm Using (wound be gone) on the drain holes and my navel

Healing is well

23 days post op in healing just still a little sore where the drain were

23 days post op

I'm left feeling like I need more lipo, the love handle are still here very disappointing

Chicago Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Horn is a great plastic surgeon. I am 2 weeks post op everything went smoothly. Dr. Horn isn't very talkative, but he assured me i would love my results and so far im living whati see. He's very confident in his work which made me comfortable in choosing him for my Tummy tuck. The staff was great especially the nurses in the offices and the surgery area

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
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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