Male Tummy Tuck -Medford, OR

Lots of skin, making it hard to run, or sleep...

Lots of skin, making it hard to run, or sleep without feeling like I had a towel wrapped up in a ball under me all night!! So, after losing over 40 inches on my waist (from a 76 inch waist to a 34), and 265 lbs, it was time since I had stabilized at around 170 for the last 6 months.I did use this site, as well as other sites, to pick a doctor, and ended up going with a friends recommendation of Dr Brian Kreul. He is located in Medford and Grants Pass in SW Oregon. Although I couldn't find anyone on here who had surgery w/ Dr Kreul, I did feel comfortable with him, and so far, he has been very good about following up, and the after care. It was a flat 8k for the tummy tuck, and will be moving on to the upper body lift in Feb 2014. I'd like to do a butt and thigh lift, but can't image doing that until I will 100% recovered from the tummy tuck!!!

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Almost a year out

Well, its been almost a year since the full tummy tuck. First- STILL WORTH IT! Second, STILL TIGHT! People, I stretch like a MAD MAN, and yet, I still find that I feel like I am wearing a belt all the time just one notch to tight!!
I have stabilized at 160-165 lbs. Workout 3x a week, which is a 3 mile run in 26-28 minutes, and 20-25 miles of biking, and then some lite/toning weight work for my upper body. All in all, I spend about 2 1/2 to 3 hours each gym session. Tons of stretching before and after I workout, with the hope of getting this belt to loosen up a bit. Ah, but atlas, it appears I am to be forever constricted by my imaginary belt :(
Scars- Well, they are there. On my arms, there are spots where you can not see any scar at all!! That's the good news. The not so good news is the tummy scar is very visible, and where the drains were placed, it looks like those won't be fading away anytime soon :(
I was going to finish up the lower lift this winter, but honestly, w all the running I am doing, It kinda looks like the loose skin is somewhat tightening up...maybe... might just be the space formerly occupied by fat in my tights and buttocks is now being refilled up w/ muscle mass?!? At this point, I am taking the "wait and see what happens" approach. (that and I wasn't really all that trilled about another 6-8-10 weeks of recovery from surgery).

To conclude- still worth every penny, and every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears!!
I have said this before, and it is worth saying again:
IF YOU CAN DO THIS- DO IT!! We go thru life worrying over bills, and kids, and school, and etc. etc. etc. Somewhere along the way, the water went over our heads- very slowly, like a tide coming in. And we may have kinda struggled (diets) to keep our heads above the water, but at some point, I gave up! I let that tide roll right over me- it was the easy way out! I had ALL the built in excuses as to why I added those pounds on as I went along- you know what they are, we all use them!!
I had my wake-up call!! I heard it, answered it, and did what it told me to do- SAVE MY LIFE!
This is an amazing gift available thanks to a lot of people's hard work and dedication to the suffering of overweight people everywhere, and conversely, sitting right next to them!
I am near the end of this leg of my journey; and now move into a life that is SO DIFFERENT that I sometimes wonder if I am dreaming all of this :)))
THE PHONE IS RINGING- are you going to answer it?
Medford Plastic Surgeon

no issues at all. Doctor called back when I needed some info on the weekend. He takes the time to explain what, why, when, etc.

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 times
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