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Before, during and after my procedure I was made...

Before, during and after my procedure I was made to feel as if I was the most important patient there. I had the best care and compassion from Dr. Ringler and his team. I was a little nervous but that was quickly resolved by the comfort of the nurses, doctor and their willingness to answer my questions and make me feel comfortable and at ease.

Surgery week by week

Surgery week by week

Week 5 postop

Postop week 6

Week 6 has been a really good week for me. Swelling decreased significantly and the flatter tummy I've longed for has emerged...so excited!

Postop week 7

Still have swelling, it differs from day to day, seems to be more swollen when I do more. The line below my bb (butt crack looking line) is slowly going away!

Postop 8 weeks

I see a very slight difference every week and every week I'm just a little happier with my results!

9 weeks postop

Saw my PS yesterday. He says all looks great! I will have to wait 3 more months to see if dog ears go away, if they do not he will fix them in his office. Very happy with the results thus far!

12 weeks postop

5 months postop

Not quite as happy as I thought I would be this late in the process. I see my PS on 11/19 hoping he would agree that the lower abdomen could be tighter and that the dog ears need removal. It's a definite improvement but not the result I was striving for...yet!

Before and after comparison

Revision soon!

I will be getting a revision to remove the dog ears and some extra skin on the lower abdomen along with more lipo in these areas Jan. 8th. Will post some more pics them :)

Upcoming revision!

Got a call from PS office yesterday. I'm getting excited to get the revision done and over with on January 8th. I'm really hoping to get the results I expected this time! Glad it's the holidays to keep me busy and keep my mind off of the surgery! Only 3 weeks to go!!!!

Revision in 3 days!!!

I'm getting very excited a anxious to get this done and over with! Really hoping all turns out great this time around :) will post revision pics in a few days!

Was having trouble adding photos here are some more.

Rescheduled revision!

Such a bummer I got a call at 7:30 this morning that the surgi center was flooded and I would need to call my PS to reschedule :( my new revision date is now Feb. 5th. I was put at the top of the cancellation list, so hoping to get in a little sooner...

New date for revision!

Thank goodness! Got a call late this afternoon that they can get me in Monday instead!

Revision is finished!

Had my revision of dog ears and some more lipo done today. Feeling pain free and great so far. Too nervous to look and feeling a bit tired will post revision pics tomorrow :)

Revision postop day 1

Had my revision yesterday and couldn't be happier with my results. I got a real glimpse of what my results will be yesterday immediately after surgery...today I am a bit more swollen but still looks much better! I had excess skin removed from my lower abdomen, dog eat removal, and additional lipo on the muffin top!

1 week post revision

Looking better and better everyday!

Comparison before revision and 1 week after

Top photo is 7 months post TT. Bottom photo is 1 week post revision.

Comparison photo

Left is before, right is 7 months post TT and 8 dats post revision.

1 month post revision

Results are getting better each day! Hubby and I decided to join the gym for our valentines gifts to each other...hoping to be bikini ready by spring break :) happy healing all!

2 months post revision.

I can't believe this is MY body! I have been given a bit of youth as well as my confidence back!

2 mos post rev.

2 mos post rev.

I think a 2nd revision may be in my future...

My results are much better now than they were 2 months ago, but I'm still not satisfied with my results. At first I thought the revision looked great and then as time went on and swelling went down I realized that the love handles and dog ears were still there. I go to see PS April 18th and I am looking for to seeing what he has to say. I hope he agrees with my concerns. I was really hoping to be swimsuit ready this summer since I wasn't last year but that is not looking very promising this year. I am guessing if PS agrees that I need a 2nd revision I will have to wait at least until July to have it done...not really how I wanted to spend my 2nd summer BUT if I finally get the result I'm looking for it will all be worth it :) All I ask is for NO dog ears and NO love handles!
Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ringler is an amazing doctor - in my opinion the best! My experience with Dr. Ringler and his staff was better than I could have asked for, I couldn't be happier!

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 tmes
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You look terrific!! Hope your healing with your revision :)
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Thank you! The revision was much easier than the original surgery. Just checked out your pics, you look amazing :)
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Yea that's great! Thanks to u too! I'm definitely a happy girl. Have a great Valantines :)
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Thanks for update with photos. Looking good. Happy healing.
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did u have to pay for ur revision?
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No, I didn't have to pay anything for the revision.
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awe thats good, hope ur feeling better. and ur results are alot better :))
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Aww what a shame :( fingers crossed you get a cancellation xxx
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Yay, I did get a cancellation! My appointment is now Monday, thank goodness! I really did not want to wait another month!
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That's good news, good luck for Monday :) xxx
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Please post updates. I got my revision done last week
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How are you feeling? Are you super happy? I'm getting really excited! Will def post pics :)
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You are lucky that ur going completely under. I would have liked that better. But my revision was not big enough. I guess that's good. Good luck to you
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Good luck with the revision! I also wonder if the recovery is any easier/shorter for a revision. Also is your PS charging for the dog ear correction?
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According to my PS healing should be shorter and easier since they aren't messing with the muscles at all, just skin and lipo. Nope, not getting charged for the revision :)
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Excellent!! I hope you get the result you expect and deserve!
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Keep us updated on how the revision goes. I'd like to know how the healing process goes the second time around! Good luck!
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How exciting, you look great so you will only look better. Congrats!
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Thank you! I'm super excited to get rid of these quite large dog ears!
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I'll be thinking of you Jan 8th & Please keep us posted:)
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Thank you! I will :)
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You look great! You know it's good to see before and then after. Update what dr says about revisions. Looks good to me
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Thank you :) I will be updating Tuesday...I'm excited/nervous to see what he says!
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your scar looks really light - wish mine was lighter already
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You are looking great!!!
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