Tummy Tuck

Trying to see if I actually need a BBL...I'm...

trying to see if I actually need a BBL...I'm having smart lipo with a tummy tuck done. I'm just not sure if I need a BBL...what do you guys think? I don't want to be mad later because I didn't get it done. Please view my pics and let me know what you guys think...So afraid of making the wrong decision but also don't want to pay money on something I don't need. I wish they have a 3D to show you how you would look after the procedure...


I really wanted Dr. B to do my procedures but all of the bad reviews have scared me away...UP IN THE AIR...

43 Year Old, One Child That's 3 1/2...

LIPO/TUMMY TUCK!!! I have been looking for the most qualified doctor and I have found Dr. Earl Stephenson Jr., to perform my surgery. I checked his credentials and he's BOARD CERTIFIED in Plastic Surgery and also a DENTIST, double certified!!! ...This is a very smart man...My procedure will be done in 2 weeks. I made my deposit today and I feel very comfortable with this doctor...

tummy tuck has been paid in full!!!!

I will be having my procedure with Dr. Stephenson on the 4th of next month and I will be posting pics soon...I had my pre-op today at the hospital and met with the doctor for last questions and concerns. He also gave me my RXs...My measurements were done for my garment and the doctor reassured me not to worry that he has my best interest at heart. Went to the hospital and met with the anesthesiologist who allowed me to ask as many questions as possible as well as the pre-op nurses that prepared me on what to do for the preparation of the procedure. I really like being in a hospital setting...

Items to buy

What items should I buy for a tummy tuck. I need to get this time weekend as surgery is on Tuesday

Tummy tuck

Getting ready for my surgery on Tuesday with Dr. Stephenson

Why must I wash my hair before a tummy tuck?

Why am I washing my hair before sx? I am following the procedure but just didn't know why? I am so nervous but very excited...

Surgery/tummy tuck

Surgery was to have been started at 10am...my procedure was done in a hospital...yay!!!! Was told to arrived at 8:30. I was taken to the back a bit before 8:15am, doctor was ready to start early.I was prepped by lovely nurses and doctor came in a bit later to start with his sharpies as he began to mark me up, Dr. Stephenson is a wonderful, professional doctor with a great spirit. The surgery was 4 hours and very successful. I can tell from the garment my waist is much smaller already. Day 1 was a bit challenging, needlessly to say I was starving and had had dry vomiting with some chills. I called my doctor around 11am, and he assured me it was from the anesthia...I walked for about 5 minutes and slept. As I was puking my daughter was crying saying " no mommie"' you're a big girl, don't cry" then she began to cry. My garment feels like its getting too big already...I'm kinda sleepy, forgive me for any typos. I will post pics guys


I will be updating soon as I go to the doctor today for my follow up visit. This garment is tight as ever Around my legs


Jesus, this thing is too damn tight

Update from TT

Have pics but they aren't downloading from phone and iPad is dead.. Will post later

Almost 2 weeks post-op and looking great...Next week, I'll post without my garment, to show you all this sexiness!!!! lol

Here's my first tummy tuck pic...yay!!! I love my doctor...almost 2 weeks post-op. I love my stomach and it's getting smaller. My swelling is going down well. I followed my DOCTOR'S ADVICE and my results are outstanding. My waist is really small. My drains come out on tomorrow...I have also lost close to 15 lbs...My boyfriend who was against the procedure loves my results. After I let my body rest, I think I'll be going back to have a Breast Lift. My arms aren't that big, I can train them...running to the gym I'm not doing right away. It's just me wanting to let my body heal because I was never what you call a big woman. I do eat properly and will continue to and start back working out after I consult with my doctor. My mind my say "YES" but my body maybe saying wait...I LOVE MY WAIST AND MY STOMACH"....DR. STEPHENSON, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! ONE OF THE BEST PLASTIC SURGEONS IN NORTH AMERICA...

3 weeks PO

update: feeling well at almost 3 weeks post op...I will be posting pics soon.

tummy tuck...update

Hello guys, just checking in. I know it has been awhile but very busy with school and my daughter. My recovery has gotten better and there's still some swelling after a lot of walking but it has been going down slowly. I love my low scar and it's healing well. My navel is also cute as a button...lol...adding photos!!!

waistline in the making and loving it!!!

just a little over 1 month post-op and loving it...


added pics but they didn't download, let me try again...


Still down 13 lbs since procedure...the swelling is still there.
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Stephenson was very personable and answered all of my questions and didn't make me feel rushed at all. I even made it back to the waiting room after my consultation and remembered I had another question and the coordinator got him again for me. He's a very kind person and my procedure will be done in a hospital setting, which I am thrilled about...not in someone's back office... I'm so ready for this for this procedure...I opted out of the SMART LIPO as I know that I wouldn't get the same results and I'm looking for with the tummy tuck from my C-SECTION. Dr. Stephenson assured me that I wouldn't have to hunt him down for my post-op visits. I have read about some doctors not following up with their patients. Things go well, I'll most definitely be using this Doctor again for my nose job. I loved his honesty in regard to a BBL...MOST DOCTORS WOULD TAKE YOUR MONEY, KNOWING YOUR RESULTS WOULD BE LESS THEN IMPRESSIVE... Let me end by saying " Dr. Stephenson is a cutie, too"...

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 great girl! Congrats and continue recovering well!!!
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Thanks but still swollen but each day it gets better
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you know we are anxious to see pics lol.. but take your time recovery is key
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Getting out more and doing things
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hey lady ... just checking in on you. I was wondering did he do lipo of your flanks and bra roll as well
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He Did flanks
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I'll be posting more pics soon...school is wearing me out!!!
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I'll post pics very soon...online classes are tiring me out. All visits with my doc are going very fine, healing well. I love Dr. Stephenson, I'm sure all my questions and calling on the weekend from being scared is driving him crazy but he's always nice and pleasant about it....so ready for the summer...Be going back to my doc for breast lift
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Congrats on the positive feedback and recovery thus far! Keep up the good work girl :-))))
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I sure will...thx
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Hey Missy how are you coming along? How is your tt recovery?
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Hey, things are going quite well...drains come our on Tuesday...I'm going to be posting pics. I tried to post pics from my phone but it didn't upload
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I hope you're ready???? Because your waist is gonna totally disappear. I can't believe what mines look like
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It's getting much better and drains will be out on tomorrow....
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Cant wait to see results
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Keep wearing your binder and garment 23 hrs a day for at least 6 months. Then a maintainance garment at night. It gets better and you have to train your waist.
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My doctor told me at the 3 month mark, he has another garment for me. I'm going to be posting pics soon
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