Will my Scar Ever Be Smooth out Evenly? - Mclean, VA

I I've a tummy tuck about a week ago. When the...

I I've a tummy tuck about a week ago. When the doctor took off the bandage, I was terrified. Nothing like I anticipate bc I have have seen many picture from other people who just got tummy done as well. The skin line is ridiculously pounded up in so many part not evenly tiched. My upper belly is bolging out and the belly button is crooked. My lipo is in flanks is not what I though it would be that so little it doesn't show a decent curve like he promised when I went for consultation. For for what I see, when he marked before, I did just a little bit of skin which I thought that was too little since I h had a lot of elastic skin. Right now, I'm so depressed when everytime I look at the skin line scar. IT IS clearly SHOWS what such a SLOPPY job he did on me being that I am only 105bls a small petite body like this but he failed to perform a excellent job. I know everyone would tell me to be patient or the doctor but common, from the new scar or not, it should a bit reasonable so you'll have a idea how it will turn out in the end. He told me the skin line that look pouched up is no problem. You will massage it then it'll be fine! Wow! What a real promise for the solution! Anybody have thus similar proble, please share bc I'm worried sick and extremely disappointed.
 

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I've seen many pictures of tummy tuck which just...

I've seen many pictures of tummy tuck which just being couple of days. Of course it doesn't look good or swollen but you can tell when it heals, it heal evenly bc when it looks bad, it looks bad evenly. I can't even express how I'm afraid of looking at my body bc of everything is looking so wrong and it does not seem a bit potentially better eventually. This job can be done better by someone even at their presidency. I'm just disappointed. Another doctor quoted $2000 and I didn't chose him but now i see he would have done a much better job bc I see his before and after pictures fresh of the surgery and three months later. So extremely disappointed!

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"I mean the other doctor quoted me $2000 less" not...

"I mean the other doctor quoted me $2000 less" not "$2000"!

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did you have significant weight loss before the surgery??
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I think it will even out too.  I know you don't believe it, but give it time.  I looked at your doctors before & after photos & I think that they look very good.  I do understand you being frustrated though.  Good luck & please keep us posted so that we know how you healed. 
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please keep us posted how you are doing!
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Ok, I went to see d dr for follow up, he was so...

Ok, I went to see d dr for follow up, he was so aggressively talking over me how he was doing his job for years like when I wasn't born. He said I thought you were smart bc thus is a hair cut where youll see result right away... Great! No need to insult my intelligence. I'm smarter than he thinks. I am 40 yrs woman married with two kids and successful biz owner but some how he was arrogant euf to talk to me like was a kid to him. I couldn't talk or express myself about concern or ask a question. He was just talking and at last he tried to lose some of the incisions. At the end, I managed to just say "why one side of my belly is so bulging out n the other is so flattened in" he laughed and walked out of the room... Lets me tell you, if the job would look good eventually or not, you def can tell. Right now, the belly button is crooked, what an art on it...one side is awful looking than the other the incisions are still looking nasty, the flanks was not lipo-ed right. Oh my f*** god, this a effing crabby job I've got done. I would not chose him if it was free if I knew. I will post some new pics now. And next time I won't allow him to talk to me the same way.

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I've added new photos.... And I am so scared to my...

I've added new photos.... And I am so scared to my husband. H would be furious if he sees this. I told him..."you can't look at it for the next 5 months" I'm buying time in the hope for it to get better or to get fixed in somehow someway or even somewhere else!

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Hey, I've been thinking about you. How are things?
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Hey thanks for checking up.... I'm not sure where to start but I will to hang on until it heals. Though I am very stressed out bc of the the shitty job I'm stucked with
how are you doing frankgal?
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I'm so sorry for what you're going through I truly wish you the best. With that said I've seen a couple of girls that started out with the ripples and healed beautifuly. I know you don't want to hear it but give it time hopefully it will get better. All the best to you
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I developed an infection and it still looking...

I developed an infection and it still looking horrible. Nowhere near happy yet but I have to be patient. The least of what I can do is have some faith. It hurt so much and was swelling so the doctor gave some antibiotic so it helps a bit now. Wish me luck. All of you ladies are awesome! Thanks so much for checking up:-). I uploaded some new pics there

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I am so sorry to read what you have been through and how he has treated you. I am glad to hear you have this forum for support and some people at the office who are helping you. Hopefully you can talk with your husband for his support. I will say a prayer for you and keep checking on you.
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I'm sorry for your sadness! But be patient and heal... I say this because I myself was just recently horrified of my own incision my TT was done on nov 20 and and two days ago I had the stitches removed and I was in shock at the horrible job that was done! But I have been told repeatedly it will go down and fade! I guess it is a long process with recovery and healing! My prayers are with you sweetie! I do think it is coming along nicely:) your ps actually sculpted your frame nice its just hard for you to see past the incision but you will see soon!!!
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So sorry this has happened...I guess it is a chance we take. Sending prayers your way hope your infection clears up fast!
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My infection is getting worse! The wounds are open...

My infection is getting worse! The wounds are open bigger even though I try to clean it everyday and change the gauze. It hurts more and more and the areas get hot. I'm taking antibiotics and pain killers. There are a lot of thing that I'm so irritated and frustrated but I'm not going to say it here. I'm leaking blood and mucus everyday and its awful to look at the wounds. They look nasty. Good god in heaven, it's my luck! New photos!

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Hey Lady, thinking about you, how did your appt go? I hope your infection has gone and you are doing better. Update us when you can. Saying a prayer for you.
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hope things are looking up with your incision!
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Good luck today!
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Hey all fab ladies! Thanks for checking up on me...

Hey all fab ladies! Thanks for checking up on me all the time...I guess you really feel sorry for me lol. I know I have to b possitive. All my life, I deal with things that don't come my ways so I'm used to it. So I went to see him on Monday, fe did take out another suture that didn't absorb into my body. The infect went down a good amount from swelling. He was a bit nice to me and seemed to be reasonable a little bit. He said he'd fix it if there will be something in four months. But again, that's not what you want to go through you know. You'll have to get on antibiotic and pain killers and going through pain once again. I'm just glad the infection is better. I seriously didnt anticipate all of this complication but I have to move forward. My flanks are now looking funny and I have the R look. It's so bizarre. I can't wear any pants or jeans bc I never had that before! Bad ass lucks!!

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I have had several operations with Dr. T (including a tummy tuck) and had a fabulous experience- The doctor is very friendly and efficient. Complications are unfortunately a part of having surgery---everyone heals in different ways. Hope you feel better.
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why don't you have any photos up? i can't believe that a.doctor could perform multiple surgeries well and then do a job like this. her incision did nite appear closed properly at all from day one. its no wonder she has an infection. I'm glad to hear you had a decent experience supposedly but no way I would recommend this doctor. frankgal-i hope you finally heal soon, please get your revision elsewhere!
sorry, typing on my phone. of course nite=not

I was gona stay away from this public review thing...

I was gona stay away from this public review thing here and stay patient until everything settle in result then I'd wrap it up in sum about my experience, but as I see there is a post responds to my experience that's so obvious so I'm gona say something here. I am a biz owner and I can understand how important a reputation is. I am not here to bash anyone. The sad thing is my surgery was fucked up in several ways rather than some one could just complain about the dr. bedside manner or staff or blah blah blah! As if right now, I have to move forward and wait until I'm heal then will request to get it fixed and hopefully he mess it up worse. He seems to be decent and that's only when he wants to be. My left side of belly as I have always complained that its rock hard below and a pocket above. I can pull the floppy out with my hands. My belly button is still crooked even he said it will get better. And, the belly button is still looking horrible, it's so big and so not neat. Common, this cosmetic job, not that I needed to have, so get it straight it should look good as cosmetically people! Now, my hips, forget it! They no ways can fit any pants bc the pulling of skin from the waist makes them bigger. Even I can get it fixed, why would it be done right in the fisrt place? So please spare me some "Miss Susanva," this has def messed up my life in the way of leveling my stress, depression, sadness and I confidence. I'm a very honest and fair person I don't want hurt someone's reputation at all. I could in fact tell you more things that probably why it is so bad as it is but lets not go there bc no point. I will keep positive and will wait until I can get everything straighten out one way or another! Ps. I am still leaking blood here and there almost everyday...after almost two month. WTH!

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I meant that "hopefully he won't mess it up worse...

I meant that "hopefully he won't mess it up worse above."

And I mean the rating and everything else can be changed accordingly how my experience and my tummy tuck is fixed later on. I believe there is practice mistake and it can be fixed if a doctor makes efforts for ethical reason. It's just unfortunately it has to be me. And i think Most doctor would love to operate on my body bc it's a petite one, not much of complication, I'm 105 bls, how hard can it be? Im seeing a spychiatrist and different doctors for it. I have to fight the situation to go on with life and keep smiling for my two beautiful daughters. But so sad!

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I pray that you can get this fixed. I am so sorry you're going thru this. I had a very bad cosmetic experience years ago and it changed my life (for the worse). I couldn't stop crying. I can understand what you're going thru and it is so unfair. You put your life in someone's hands. I will keep you in my prayers. Remember those precious daughters and be strong!
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Thanks so much and I hope you also find courage to forget what happened to you too.
Hugs and hugs to you!!
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Seriously, I don't know what heck is going on with...

Seriously, I don't know what heck is going on with me...is it my body or this ps really screwed up my surgery. After two months, I am getting so swollen now. I look like I'm 5 months pregnant. I have been trying to be so patient and suppressing my emotion and feelings about my tummy tuck but the last three days I'm just so angry and broke down. I don't think I can't take his anymore. My belly is bulging out more and more. Right where the upper belly it swelling so much and it hurts too. When I touch, I can feel the sutures poking my skin. The left side of my belly looks like I was born with defection omg!! My belly button is getting bigger, shouldn't the swelling come down by this time already? I think everyday my belly just looks worse. Anyone has this problem? Do you think 'no drain' TT give you this much swelling? I wish I just my old ugly belly back! Look at my pictures!

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Dear patient, I am so sorry that you had to go through a period of doubt and worry regarding your normal healing with abdominoplasty. I am glad that a year after surgery you are satisfied with your results. Surgery takes both an emotional and physical toll from us but rest assured that we are always here to help you along your healing path.
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I want to go to him for smart lipo now I'm scared :(
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I wouldn't go to him for anything. ..
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