Male Tummy Tuck -- Dr. Eric Swanson - Kansas City, KS

I'm excited & nervous. And I've spent the last...

I'm excited & nervous. And I've spent the last 4 years considering a t-tuck. I lost 80 lbs 5 years ago & I've already had liposuction. I'm hoping to remove stretch marks & tighten loose skin. I believe a t-tuck will be the final phase in a long personal journey & I'm looking forward to a new lease on life!

So, today I had my medical history taken and I...

So, today I had my medical history taken and I paid for my procedure. I am really nervous, but not necessarily excited. I am dreading the anesthesia and the recovery. And I also am afraid that I will make the wrong decision about having this done. Maybe I am just skeptical because I have cold feet about all of this? I am going to keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best--the two week count down has begun.

Today I had my procedure and it is not nearly as...

Today I had my procedure and it is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I did have quite a bit of anxiety about the surgery itself. And I started crying as soon as I walked into the OR... I believe that I was pretty overwhelmed by the whole experience... it was incredibly surreal.

I have no idea how long I spent in the recovery room. I believe that the anesthetist put me under almost immediately because I was crying and having some anxiety. The last thing I remember was asking the nurse if everything was going to be okay. and the next thing I remember was being wheeled out to my car. There is a complete lapse in my memory... kind of like missing time.

I have been able to move around today... with the aid of a walker. It actually feels pretty nice to be up and moving around. I have been alternating between the bed, the couch, and the recliner. I have not been able to fall asleep despite the fact that I am physically and psychologically exhausted.

Tomorrow I will get to see what it looks like and I will be sure to write an update...

So, it's been 5 days since my surgery. I am off...

So, it's been 5 days since my surgery. I am off of the pain meds and I feel much better. Dr. Swanson did a great job and I am looking forward to the final result. My incision is very low and the swelling is minimal. I definitely believe that I made the right decision.

10 Days post-op. I am almost completely upright,...

10 Days post-op. I am almost completely upright, and next week I will have the stitches in my navel removed. I plan to take additional photos at 2-weeks post op, 1-month, 3-months, 6 months, and 1 year.

Did I mention what a great surgeon I have? Today...

Did I mention what a great surgeon I have? Today I called Dr. Swanson office to reschedule my 2 week post-op visit. I will be traveling from about 6 hours away and he agreed to see me after hours on Easter Sunday. Now that's what I would call a dedicated doctor and superior customer service to boot!

6 Months Post-op

It's been 6 months. Here is the before and after...
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5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 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 times
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