I was born with a condition called Gastrochisis...
At this point I was very close to booking in with a Brisbane surgeon to have liposuction done to even the contour on my stomach - he wanted to put the scarring on the side of my abdomen from top to bottom about 3 slits each side. Then I thought, there has got to be another way - so I kept researching.
I came accross a few surgeons in the US - Beverley Hills, New York in paticular & I spoke with about 3 surgeons - all saying they would be able to perform a tummy tuck - in the end I chose Dr. Sterry in Manhattan, New York. What a relief! throughout the process he took time on his weekends to talk to me on Skype as he was quite busy during the week & with the time difference it made it a bit more difficult to communicate. I told him my situation & what I wanted to have done & he did suggest just doing a local procedure on my belly button area, but in the end came to the decision the the only thing that would make me happy would be a Tummy Tuck (I also decided in the end to also get a BA)
So about 4 months later I was on a plane from Australia - New York & within a few days into the operating room. The next day when I had a peek at my results I could not believe what an amazing job he had done! A far better result then what I expected. I LOVE my first & new belly button - my friends have commented you can not tell I have ever had something wrong with me - a complete transformation! The scar placement is phenominal - I have seen a lot of bad scarring from Tummy Tucks (sitting way to high etc) My breast augmentation is excellent - a lot of girlfriends I have shown have commented if they did not know I had had BA they would not be able to tell my boobs are fake - They look so natural & he has managed to correct the Asymmetry I had prior to the procedure.
Throughout the healing process (which im still going through) Poor Dr.Sterry had to make himself available on weekends & very late at night when I had some questions about my drain.
I am so glad I made the decision to travel for my surgery - Dr.Sterry has changed the way I feel about myself & I am ever so grateful.
I am only 4 weeks post op but will keep you posted with photos once I can get a hold of some :)
Dr Sterry is one of those surgeons who has genuine care & passion for what he does. He is more then a plastic surgeon - he is a true artist.