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Best Gift I Ever Gave Myself - Cincinnati, OH
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,000
- University of Cincinnati Hospital (Cincinnati, OH)
After having 3 large babies, I still looked to be...
- 4 Oct 2011
After having 3 large babies, I still looked to be about 7-8 months pregnant even though my youngest child was 3 years old. My stomach started protruding underneath my breasts and continued to my lower abdomen. I didn't have terrible stretch marks or loose skin--it was the connective tissue over the muscles that stretched out and would not tighten up without surgical intervention.
I went to a teaching hospital, The University of Cincinnati, because the cost was cheaper than private plastic surgeons and I knew I would have an experienced resident and her supervising doctor in the operating room. I paid to stay the night in the hospital and I'm very glad I did. The ride home was excruciating. I couldn't stand up straight for weeks. I retained fluid and needed drains out of my pubic area for a couple of weeks. Thankfully, my parents were able to keep my children for a few weeks because I wasn't able to move around much.
Pros: Ten years later, my stomach is still flat. Having the surgery prompted me to exercise & lose more weight.
Cons: very painful recovery, ugly scar from one hip to the other
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The staff at the hospital aren't the most friendly but it was worth dealing with them for the cheaper price and quality of doctors.