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Thank you Dr.Eby. Best PS ever-Memphis, TN

I am 32 years old and have two wonderful...

I am 32 years old and have two wonderful children(9 and 2) and a great husband. During my two pregnancies I gained over 90 pounds both times. I have always being athletic and had a great body but after this last pregnancy I just cant seem to get back down to the size I am comfortable. My stomach has a lot of muscle seperation and I constantly get ask when am I due. My last child was by C-section but I never had any surgeries that required general anesthesia. Thats what scares me the worst. I am so afraid I will not wake up or something will go wrong and I will not see my kids grow up. I keep asking my self should I take the risk? Am I being selfish? Have thought of hundred other things my family and I could do with the money. My surgery is scheduled for July 13, 2012 but I keep wanting to back out and cancel. Then I look at everyone results on this page and know in my heart that this surgery is what I really, really , really, REALLY want to do to . I have taken the time and effort to find one of the best plastic surgeons in Memphis and my surgery will take place in a hospital setting. Is this nervous feeling normal?

I am so ready for my day to come. I had to...

I am so ready for my day to come. I had to schedule my surgery 3 months in advance because of my work schedule. I do not recommend any one to do the same. To much time to keep re-thinking. My emotions is a rollercoaster ride. My face is full of acne bumps like I am 16 years old. I know its because of stress. Have started preparing my husband and kids for there roll post-op. I really want to lose 10 lbs this next months. Any tips? I have been exercising like crazy and my weight is not moving So frustrated. .I want to go in looking my best for great results. I think it may be stress playing a factor also.

So tomorrow is my pre-op visit? One step closer....

So tomorrow is my pre-op visit? One step closer. Will post some before pics after the visit?

Had my post op visit. It went so great. My husband...

Had my post op visit. It went so great. My husband had a chance to go with me. He absolutely loved Dr. Eby(PS) and so do I. She was great. Laughed and talked with me and my husband. She put us at eased. She has so much confident. The way she explained my procedure I think I am gonna have terrific results. She doesn't think I need lipo due to fact that I have a lot of muscle seperation and once that come together it should give me the results(waistline) I desire. Cant wait til July 13. I am schedule for 8:00 am. SO EXCITED.
Currently on the countdown to July 13.

Just went to Walmart to pick up my prescription. I...

Just went to Walmart to pick up my prescription. I was expecting to pay aleastt 300-400 dollars but the insurance covered 100%. This is the best news all day. One more step closer to being on the FLAT SIDE. 17 more days to go. I am working out extra hard so I may have the best results possible but I dont think I am gonna meet my goal. Oh well!!!!

Counting down. Less than 2 weeks to go. This will...

Counting down. Less than 2 weeks to go. This will go fast. My husband and I decided to go on vacation the week before so I will be out of town all next week. Not nervous. Just ready for a flat stomach. I have been taking swim classes on Saturday and today my husband recorder my progress. When I saw the video and how I looked in my swim schools I got depress but then remembered all of this will change in 2 weeks. My doc doesnt use CG and thats the only thing I still cant understand. When I had my C-section, my binder was my safety net for 6-8 weeks. Oh well. Just ready to get it over and be on the flatside.

5 more days, Totally excited but getting nervous...

5 more days, Totally excited but getting nervous again.

48 more hours until surgery. My emotions is on a...

48 more hours until surgery. My emotions is on a rollercoaster. I am so scared but the hope of what my stomach will look like keep me from backing out. Today is my little girl 3rd birthday, so I will keep busy with her celebration and then I have to work all night. Please pray for me.

I am on the flatside. Not in much pain at all....

I am on the flatside. Not in much pain at all. Just very tight and alot of stinging and burning.

Post day 3: What a difference a day makes. I have...

Post day 3: What a difference a day makes. I have read that so many time before on this page throughout various blogs but now I truly understand. I feel so much better today. The anesthesia have finally wore off and the daze I have been in have lifted. I cant stand feeling drugged. I have not taken any pain meds since 6am yesterday morning. I am able to lift myself off the couch without assistance and walk almost upright. I have no pain, just tightness and burning which is now decreasing. I didnt have any lipo performed and if i need it I will get it done at a later date.I only came out of surgery with one drain which is not as bad as I imagined. I have no compression garment which is another positive. The biggest surprise is that I have no dressing. My wounds is protected with dermabond. I love how my belly buttons look. SO far I am really happy with recovery even if its only been 3 days.

Post op day 4 Syill pretty much pain free and no...

Post op day 4 Syill pretty much pain free and no need for pain medication but I think boredom has kicked in. I am going stare crazy in this room. Want to get out and walk, run, shop, or just something. I guess this is one of the suckest part of this surgery. The second part is walking hunched over. I dont want a bad scar but my back is killing me. Do everyone know how haunched over I need to be? Also I am only draining about 35cc every 8 hours. Do I suppose to be draining more. I am only 4 days post op and I don't want the drainage to build up to a seroma.

Post op day 5: Had my first post-op visit with my...

Post op day 5: Had my first post-op visit with my PS. Kinda of a downer. Everything was fine with the healing and incision.Thank God. Found out that all the skin she took off only weighed a little 500 grams(little over 1lb) .She said all I really had was loose skin that did not weigh that much. I know this is not a weigh loss surgery but I was hoping for atleast 3-5lbs. hehe. Also I have pleats in my closure in my incision because my top of my stomach was more stretched out than the bottom. It will take about 2 months to flatten out. When she said that my mouth dropped. Not the instant results I wanted. I had my mind ready for the swelling, but 2 months just for pleats to flatten out was not on my itinerary. I guess no bikini for me:-(. if anyone else have have pleats(folds) I would love to her your thoughts or experience.
Well, with all of that said, I am still thankful for a great recovery thus for and for having a great P:S. Hope all of my recovery buddies continue to do well and have the results that they desired.

Forgot to mention that apparently yesterday was...

Forgot to mention that apparently yesterday was the last day of my decrease appetite. My appetite came back like a dinosaur today. The good thing is that I can only eat less than a cup full at a time before I feel like my stomach is gonna burst. Praying I dont gain any weight before I can make it back to my workout schedule.

Post op day 7: Really not to much to up-date....

Post op day 7: Really not to much to up-date. Still cant stand up straight. I tried all day but this stomach just wont give. I only have the one drain and it putting out about 10cc/8hours. Called my PS office and made an appointment to have it out on Monday. I could not do it today because I am still on my blood thinner shots and have to be off for 24 hours before they will pull the drain. Is anyone else on blood thinner shots. If so, How may days?
Still unsure about the surgery and how my abdomen look. I am pretty sure I am in for a revision, but I do trust my PS and if she say give it 8 weeks before I judge thats exactly what I am gonna do. Hell thats all I can do and she knows best. Still love my belly button. Hope its just as cute 8 weeks from now. I want to take a 3hour trip(driving) next week. Do yall think that is too soon.
Happy healing. its seem like the July 13th crew has been very blessed with a great recovery.

Post op Day 10: Got my drain out . Hallelujah. No...

Post op Day 10: Got my drain out . Hallelujah. No pain at all when it came out.Afterward I was able to walk around a couple of stores but still hunched over slightly and moving slowly. Man I am so ready to start running, but every morning I see a little improvement. Doctor recommends spanx. I haven't wore a compression garment thus far so I have no idea what to get. Any recommendations? I also have alot of swelling in my lower abdomen. Does anyone else have this?

Post op day 12: So far the recovery process is...

Post op day 12: So far the recovery process is going pretty good. No pain since post op day 2 or 3. My PS and staff keep saying the more I walk the better I will feel. So the last 3 days I have been doing laps in the mall. No, I didnt buy one single piece of clothing except my Spanx. I guess reality havent set in but it does feel good to wear a fitted T-shirts again. I am still walking pretty slow and have not straighten out 100% but it get better day by day. I look forward to waking up the next morning just to see what improvement the next day will bring.
Swelling! That's a topic within it's self. After 5 pm is the worst but what concerns me the most is the swelling above my incision. At times I don't know if it's swelling or my PS pulled my fat roll down lower.I mean I am so flat until u get right above the incision and then it look like u could jump off a cliff. Its been that way since I awaken from surgery. Think I will try putting ice on it to see if that help it go down.
Last thing is that I am so happy to found my PS. I recommend anyone in the area to go to her. I am out of town at my sister's house. That's always a good time. Happy Healing everyone.
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Only thing I can say about Dr. Eby is she is simply the best. Her personality is so calming that I knew from day one I found the right PS, Her bed side manner is so compassionate and caring that you never feel rushed and you instantly feel like you are in great hands. Her staff is very bubbly which I like. To top it all off, before surgery the nursing staff told me how wonderful and meticulous she is and how a great PS and how they have patients come from all over to to have surgery with her. They raved about her which made me feel more relaxed.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 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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