Thank God for Dr. Markmann!!! I have a body I...
PS that price includes the hospital, anesthesia, over night stay, and lipo.
He said it takes even longer to extract fat from someone with as little fat as me, because he would have to find every last bit at the same time making sure to leave everything smooth so I wouldn’t have any lumps/bumps/dents etc. My stomach is COMPLETELY smooth as are all other parts he lipoed,didn’t need any massages or anything. I only wore the foams for 3 weeks to keep from getting any wrinkles from the garment and keep swelling down. Still wearing the garment of course.
I have to say that Dr.. Markmann did my muscle work on my revision abdominoplasty (apparently the 1st Doc didn’t WTF!) and still this recovery was MUCH easier than the 1st tummy tuck without the muscle work! The first surgery left me soooo tight (the skin was pulled so tight) that I couldn’t stand up straight for a while and definitely could not arch in any way. With Markmann’s revision, the skin doesn’t have too much tension so I can stand, I could lay on my stomach which I needed to do for the BBL revision. I had a pain pump which really kept pain at bay, and I’m 5 weeks out and feeling great!
I got some help from HomeWatch Caregivers while recovering and they were great! I screwed up and thought I had actually booked but I was supposed to let her know and I guess I was so caught up in everything that I never did confirm. Fast forward, getting released from the hospital and called to let them know - and I had nothing set up! I freaked out. The hospital said I was going to have to spend another night because I needed someone to release me too and I couldn’t afford it. I spoke with the owner Kathryn and boy is she a lifesaver!!! She made it work. Her staff was all booked out, so she personally moved things around so that she could pick me up within a few hours!!! She took care of me personally and I LOVE her. Showering, dressing, shopping, Drs appointments, all of it! I highly recommend her.
Also I rented an apartment on Airbnb instead of staying in a hotel for a month because:
1) it was less expensive
2) I had alot more space and when you’re confined indoors it makes a big difference.
3) Had a full kitchen where I could cook at home (home delivery through safeway)
I have to say that Dr.. Markmann did my muscle work on my revision abdominoplasty and still this recovery was MUCH easier than the 1st tummy tuck without the muscle work! The first surgery left me soooo tight (the skin was pulled so tight) that I couldn’t stand up straight for a while and definitely could not arch in any way. With Markmann’s revision, the skin doesn’t have too much tension so I can stand, I could lay on my stomach which I needed to do for the BBL revision. I had a pain pump which really kept pain at bay, and I’m 5 weeks out and feeling great!
More to come...
Talked to 5 docs about a potential revision, they all said they couldn’t get much improvement and that it was a good result. There was only one whom did say he could revise/improve it but not sure how much. About the belly button, 3 said to revise it could make it look worse that it wasn’t bad at all the way it was, one suggested filler around the belly button to make the scar ‘sink’ inward (really!?) and one said he could do it in his office.
Fast-forward Dr. Markmann. Yes I can definitely improve it and give you a waistline and a nice curve. He said the belly button was going to be challenging and he would do his best by shortening the stalk and making it so that the skin was not pulled so tightly around the BB so it could sink in a little.
Perfects the biggest surprise was when he asked why the 1st doctor didn’t do any muscle work? Really! Ummm really??
Dr. Markmann did an outstanding job, my result is nothing short of amazing!! I LOVE it!! My waistline is the smallest its ever been and I have an hourglass figure which other docs told me I wouldn’t get because of my ‘structure’. My waist looks longer, from behind I look a thousand times better as well, curvy not boxy. My butt looks alot better too and his revision along with lipo and a BBL made my behind prettier. As for my belly button I love it and guess what, no scar around the circumference, it’s definitely hidden and now I won’t have to hide my belly button.
Also the recovery was so much easier even with the muscle work. The last time the skin was pulled so tight that i couldn’t even stand up all the way, and it ached for a long time after when I laid down or tried arching my back. Dr. M said there’s no need to pull on the skin, that the muscle work should do most of the sculpting and the skin would drape rather than be pulled. I also had a pain pump which I wasn’t offered the first time and it made a world of difference. I am so very grateful.
almost 7 weeks!
Still not sitting mostly standing or laying on my stomach (which i really am over). When I have to get somewhere I either take the bus so I can stand or use a memory foam pillow for the car (i bought the foam at a fabric store and cut it to size). I’m still trying to bend as little as possible even though he released me to sit and bend an lay on my back. By choice I’m still trying to keep my fat by continuing some limitations :)
Not bad for over fifty!
two months this thursday!
I am leaning out and things are settle ‘down’ a bit. I had an indent already on my left side (see befores) I had a spinal fusion and a hip replacement prior so that may just be something I have to accept. You can see it a little bit-hope it doesn’t get more noticeable but I won’t know till 3-4 months out probably. Still lovin my shape.
updated pics 3/16
I feel great but am still very careful.
Nearly 10 Weeks!
I have found that I wake up on my sides alot more lately, not sure why? I freak out then turn over.
I took a flight yesterday so had to sit for 1 1/2 hours each way, then another 1/2 hour to and from the airport! I hate doing this even though technically I can, because in my heart I believe the longer I can wait on sitting and bending etc. the better my odds of not losing any more fat! When I do sit I am still using my foam pillow. Thank God for that pillow. When I was in Maryland, I went to a fabric store and bought some 4” thick foam. They cut it into a small rectangle, I covered it with a pillow case and I crate that thing around with me if/when I am going to sit.
3 1/2 months!
some bikini shots
6 months and still loving it!
I am still planning to have him revise the buttock crease excision the other doctor did and that will also improve the appearance and hide the scars better. Dr M is THE BOMB and changed me shape and I am grateful to him.
July 22 update
I am having some issues with my tummy tuck in that if I don’t hold my muscles in now the upper abdomen sticks out and I am having a strong pulling sensation downward with swelling beneath my incision into my mons pubis area. This just came on in the paste month, prior to that everything was PERFECT. I am flying out to see Dr. M. Don’t get me wrong, I love my result, but I want the TT to be exactly as it has been up until this development. It almost seems as though something happened with the internal stitching? The pics I am attaching are with my stomach pulled in, will post some of the issue soon. I just don’t like seeing it.
Clearly an artist and an amazing surgeon!!! Did I say AMAZING?! He is highly skilled and an artist and has many years experience doing BBLs and alot of revision BBLs. He also does alot of tummy tuck revisions. Humble, caring, trustworthy, honest, takes his time Always available by email or cell LOVE the staff especially Amy and Katie. Katie was available by cell anytime as well.