Not Sure This is What I Thought It Would Be - Fairfax, VA

Waited more than 40 years for surgery, wasn't...

Waited more than 40 years for surgery, wasn't expecting to look like a 16 year old, but not expecting to look like I do now either. Got 3 different opinions, couldn't find anything bad on any of the doctors. Went with one that I liked. Last thing I told him before he put me down, do your best work and I'll do my part to keep it up.

Have had very little pain, some mild discomfort. Was told I would be hunched over for a little bit, never was. Asked about my sides when I went back for my check-up, and was told the sides would shrink up, they haven't... below the belly button looks great, I'm flat for the first time in my life... doesn't look like anything has changed above the belly button... I can pick up the skin and move it around and have an overhang over the TT scar.. I almost wish I hadn't had it done. Before I saw the large stomach and dealt with it, now all I do is cry. I can not understand why he didn't take it down better. He promises to make it right, after 6 months, so that I have to go thru another healing period. Guess I'll have to wait and see...

I will say that below looks awesome and if the rest of it looked like that, I would be the happiest girl in the world. This was a once in a life time surgery for me, there's no way I can afford to have it redone to get it right...

Hi there, so sorry to here that you not happy.
Thank you, me too.... I see the doctor next month for my 6 week check-up, we'll see what he says then...

I am sorry that you did not end up with what you expected.   

If I were you I would be persistent with the doctor and see if there is anything he can do to fix this.  I assume you have before and after pictures that you could have him look at?   I agree with Angie and it sounds like you did get a mini tummy tuck.  

I sure hope you are able to get this fixed so that you are happy in the end.  

We do have plenty of information on the site about revision so go ahead and read up.  Maybe some others who have been through this could give you tips.  

We are here if you need us.


Not at all happy with my TT. Have since gotten 2...

Not at all happy with my TT. Have since gotten 2 more opinions to find out, I'm going to have to have the whole thing redone. Really wish I hadn't done the surgery at all at this point. Totally and completely unhappy with procedure and now 1 year out. This isn't a cheap thing to have done and to find out I have to now come up with the money all over again, I'm heart broken and can't seem to be over to get over this depression that it has brought on
I am sorry to read that the results were bad. I know how u feel. Did he fix it eventually? If so how is it? Do you have any pictures? I went to him and I feel like i just have a smaller version of what i had.. Not happy at all. Its been almost 4 weeks but I know my body and I can tell that theres more damn fat in there that could of been dealt with.. Ugh...
He did not fix the problem. Have since had 5 different doctors tell me the same thing, they will have to go in redo the whole operation. How depressing, I worked and waited my whole life to have a surgery done half way. I can no longer wear a skirt or pants without a belt to cinch it tight or it will roll down off my stomach to my mid hips.. I thought about suing, but was told it would be too expensive. I'm not looking to take him to the cleaners, I just wish I could get back what I paid him so I could have it redone by someone who knew what they were doing... I tried to post a bad review on here about him and it wouldn't let me... so much for fairness.... I hope you can work things out and it turns out better for you than it did for me....feel free to chat anytime
Dr Christopher Hess

I'm only doing this rating because I'm reserving judgement to see if it really does get fixed the way it's supposed to be. I really really hope it does!! I'm excited, but scared and nervous also. I had my surgery on the 04-21-2011 in Fairfax VA.

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