44 Yrs 3 Kids - Houston, TX

I had my upper abdomen, flanks and waist done. I...

I had my upper abdomen, flanks and waist done. I haven't had the outcome I'm hoping for just yet, but I know it takes time. My overall down time was short. I went in the day after Christmas and on the 29th of December all the draining had stopped and not much discomfort at all. I am now all most 3 months post op and not seeing any change in my abdomen. I have a protruding abdominal muscle and Dr. Bergeron told me it would not be flat but he could remove about 3 inches off of it. So I'm still hoping for that. Right now I have started feeling some pain in my waist and I'm noticing one side of my but is larger than the other. I think it's fluid but not sure. I have a Dr appt on Monday with Dr. Bergeron so I will see then if that's what it is.

Not happy with results.

This is 3 months after surgery, and I'm not happy with what I'm seeing. Seen Dr Monday and he said because of my protruding abdominal muscle I may not see much of a change. What's frustrating is, that was my reason for having the surgery and the dr said it wouldn't be flat but he could remove about 3 inches. So unhappy right now.

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Just wanted show new photos

Wanted to show some new pictures, but as u see no change. Had a couple of doctors who said that i should loose 15 to 20 pounds and have my abdominal muscle repaired. I was also told that the dr I used probably wasn't a certified surgeon. But I researched for a long time and Dr Bergeron have performed this many of times with great success. I'm disappointed because I felt he should have said that my muscle needed to be repaired. But I'm still not seeing any change in my flanks or hips. So I'm just very unhappy.

3 months 2 wks post op no results.

Still not seeing any change, but I have an appt with a PS to see about repairing my rectus muscle. Hopefully this will give me the results I'm looking for.

3 months 2 wks

Still no results.

Well it have been almost 4 months and still no results. So I have an appt on Friday with a PS about a tummy tuck with muscle repair. This is my last option I hope all goes well.

After no Results

Well after much time and patience, I have decided to have the abdominoplasty. I have had many Dr. Tell me this is what should have been given to me from the start. So it just goes to show it doesn't matter how long you have been under a Dr. some of them do not have your best interest at heart. But that's a expensive lesson learned. I go in for my procedure tomorrow I pray this all goes well and give me the results I'm looking for. Will post pictures soon.

3 Days Post Op

Well today I'm 3 days post op from tummy tuck and I finally got to take a shower. OMG I feel like a new woman. But all in all feel great still very swollen but I'm standing up straighter not much pain at all. Even with all the swelling I'm still happy with what I'm seeing so far. I think I maybe be moving around to much could be why I have so much swelling.

No more drains

Today I had my drain remove the staples and some of the stitches. Was not painful at all. Dr. Tang was very quick and gentle. I was very nervous because of all the comments I have read on removing the drains, but it was totally the opposite for me. So thank God for a painless procedure today. But here are some post op pictures.

Happy so far

I am very happy with my results so far. I'm returning to work tomorrow so I hope all goes well. I just don't think I can sit home another day. (Going stir crazy) LOL.
Dr. Bergeron

After 5 months of no change from smart lipo, I had to find a PS for my TT. Thanks Dr Tang of Cypress Texas for the great work you done on me. I found Dr Tang on this site and went in for a consultation. He was kind of brief but direct with his answers. But before I made up my mind I had more questions and Dr Tang and I communicated through email where he answered all of my questions without hesitation. I had my procedure done May 22 2014. My discomfort was very minimal. I was more sore and stiff than in pain. I had my drain out a week later and all my sutures were removed without pain, and I'm sure that's because I was still numb in those areas. So far my recovery have been nothing like I have read. I was so scared after reading some of the stories from other TT patients. But as of now I am so happy with my results. Thanks Dr . Tang and his staff for being kind, courteous and professional. $6500.00 was well worth the correction you made on me from my previous cosmetic procedures I had done with no results. He even repaired a hernia that i had repaired in august of 2013 by another doctor.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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How are you doing lady? So glad to see your happy now! Yay
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I'm doing great thanks for asking. I had my TT 6/22/14 still early but couldn't be more pleased. Still have some numbness but other than that all is well. I have started doing 2 miles a day on the treadmill too loose any extra weight I can, because November I think I may have a little lipo on my waist for a little more definition. No lipo was done during my TT so that maybe my next step if needed. But it is still to early to tell, I still have a lot of swelling. And at the end of a work day the swelling is really bad so I will be glad when all that is over. But I am a very pleased woman. Thanks Dr. Tang.
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That's great! I was numb from my c-section for over a year and to be honest if I hit the countertop just right it has a weird numb sensation and that was 4 years ago I had my second child, lol
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Congrats on finding a new ps and i am seeing the results now. :) I am glad you're happy with the outcome and sorry your other ps misinformed you,very unfortunate and costly. I was wondering about the 4months operating on the same area,did your ps say that was safe? I thought one had to wait 6 months or more. Happy Healing
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Thanks for the comment. Sometimes u do have to wait 6 months if you're not healed properly. But it's a case by case basis and u have to be examined first to make sure that you are a candidate for surgery. Lucky for me that I hadn't been cut b4, my hernia repair was done by laser and the smart lipo, only the little incision they make that don't call for sutures. I was fortunate in that way because it didn't cause a lot of downtime trying to heal. But now everything is going well still swollen and a little sore at the top of my abdominal, it may be because I had the hernia repair and muscle tightening in that area and I only feel it at the end of the day. But other than that all is going well. :)
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I'm glad you're doing well and everything worked out. Happy Healing
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I'm so sorry to read about your first experience. We go in so blind hoping for the best...I'm happy you finally got some satisfaction...happy healing....
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Thanks so much. I am elated.
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When you have the wrong procedure, you aren't going to get the result u want. One word "Abdominoplasty"
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Yes I had that done on the 22 of May and I'm happy so far with my results.
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Hey Sylvia_1, I just read your blog and its good to see that you've finally found a doctor you trust and will do a good job on you. I pray all goes well during and after your surgery for you. Keep us posted :-)
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Are u going to have more lipo also?
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No more lipo just the TT with the muscle repair.
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Good luck, ur New plan sounds like it will work for u.
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So sorry this happened to u. Have u talked with it regularly ur regular doctor? Sometimes they have a history with PS that they know r good that they refer patients to.
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Should say talk with ur regular doctor. Darn tablet
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No I haven't spoken with my physician yet. But that is a good idea.
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Wow, I just read your blog and I empathize with you. How did your appointment go last week with the PS? What did he/she say about your next step?
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Hi FTA2014, my appt went ok. I'm so skeptical of the Dr's now because of this experience. I was told that I never should have had smart lipo done because of the protruding abdominal muscle that I wouldn't see a difference. In which the previous dr. told me the exact opposite. Had I known I could have invested that money into the TT. So I'm thinking about going with Dr. James Tang, but I really wish I could talk to someone that have used him. He's board certified and have been doing this for 3oyrs I just would like to hear from someone who has used him. But I'm shooting for the 2nd wk in may so we will see.
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You know, what I'd like to say to you is the thank God that this isn't the end of the road. In life, there are times that we hit hurdles and they hurt real bad, but we just have to learn from them and make better choices. In this case, you have Dr. Tang. Now, is he the only dr that you have access to, do you have other options as per doctors? Can you travel if push comes to shove? I pray that your appt will be more reassuring and the results yield the outcome you seek. Stay blessed and keep us posted :)
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Yes hurdles are a part of life. But Dr. Tang is just one I'm considering. I will keep researching.
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The great :-)
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I meant to say, "That's great" :-).... These iPhone aaarrggggg
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Good luck luv.xoxo
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Sorry you are not see the results you had hoped. What has the ps said?
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