Only 2.5 Weeks out and Already SO Happy! -Minneapolis, MN

I went to see Dr. Gervais in the fall of 2012 for...

I went to see Dr. Gervais in the fall of 2012 for a Mommy Makeover consultation. He spent a great deal of time answering all of my questions and concerns. His staff was exceptional as well! The day of the surgery each staff member (Dr, nurses, Anesthesia) all took a great deal of time going through each part of the process with me and even comforted my mother (she's a worry wart).

My first two days were truly nothing like I was preparing for. I was prepared to be in a great deal of pain but in all honesty I only took pain medication for two days. The part that hurt the most was when they pulled the JP drains out on day 8 post op. That hurt terribly bad. I still have swelling so I don't know what my final look will be but I can tell you that after having 4 kids (1 set of twins) my tummy BEFORE was horrible. I got tears in my eyes when I saw my tummy for the first time post operatively. I am so incredibly pleased (already) with my results and cannot wait to see the final outcome!

3 weeks post op tomorrow. I know things are going...

3 weeks post op tomorrow. I know things are going well...but I have hit a slump. I have read many people hit a "slump" in week three. I wonder if it's because I am soooo tired of the abdominal binder. I feel like I am doing exactly what they asked, keeping it on 24/7 (except when I shower) but I cannot seem to get comfortable. I had a bad back prior to surgery (twins will do that to you) and the binder causes me to have to sleep directly on my back---ouch! I slept in my recliner chair the first 10 days....then switched to my bed for a few...but I'm back in the recliner again, I just seem to be able to sleep better there (the extra back support helps. I have a little "pouch" above my belly button and the nurse said it was just swelling...I HOPE so! I will ask Dr. G on Tuesday when I see him again. Crossing fingers and toes that it is swelling and not a torn stitch in my rectis abdominal muscle fascia. I had pretty bad diastasis of the rectis muscle from the twins and he had to stitch the fascia back together. I will update again soon.

Saw Dr. G today. I was SO encouraged! He greeted...

Saw Dr. G today. I was SO encouraged! He greeted me with a nice smile and told me how happy he was with my recovery. I got to ditch the abdominal binder too! YAY! Now it's control top/granny panties for a few weeks. He said I could go bra shopping this week too! YAY! The "pouch" the appeared above my belly button is nearly gone and it is indeed just swelling. I will update again in a week or so.

4 weeks post op today! Can't believe how fast it...

4 weeks post op today! Can't believe how fast it went! I swear waiting FOR the surgery took longer! I had my 3rd massage therapy for my scar today. I am always a little more sore afterwards but nothing bad at all. I updated with a 4 week post op photo so people could see. There is a bit more swelling in my abdomen this week and this is due to the fact that I got to ditch the abdominal binder and am now wearing control top underwear. These aren't quite as compressing as the binder and thus a little more swelling occurs. Doctor G says I am doing great, I think so too! I hope and pray that my story will encourage any of you who are "on the fence" about this. I was SO nervous but now I am SO happy and feel good in my own skin again. I bought my first two piece swim suit the other day (the first one in 7 years!!!) I think, I know, I will be self conscious at first out of habit and want to cover my tummy. Then, I will look down and see the amazing results that Dr. G gave me and I will be happy! The 4 week post op photo is of my swim suit (CUTE!)
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon

I Google search "mommy makeovers in Minneapolis". Read tons of reviews on doctors in the area and had several consults and felt that Minneapolis Plastic Surgery and Dr. Gervais were amazing and the best! His beside manner was excellent, he takes the time to answer ALL of your questions, he has a comforting presence, and he was totally honest! I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a fantastic experience!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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