Getting Consultations in Houston, Tx

After spending time and money on a personal...

After spending time and money on a personal trainer, I am taking the plunge and fixing the things that bother me on my body after having my daughter 3 years ago. I am considering a mommy make over with breast augmentation, but not sure on the BA yet until I have my consultation). I have no stretch marks on my belly, but I am left with a not so desirable pooch like others on here (especially with the time and effort I put into exercise and diet - it gets me down). After a few surgeons reviewed my picture, it seems I am a good candidate for a mini or full TT... of which will be determined at my upcoming consultations next month!

Because the wait time is so long in my own town, I am looking at options in Houston, Tx based on amazing reviews and feedback from others who have had surgery in this area. I have chosen 3 surgeons to consult with (Dr. Lomonarco, Dr. James Boynton and Dr. P Gill). I am excited, scared and worried..I feel selfish for wanting to do this to my body and selfish for putting myself in any kind of danger that could affect my family :-( I will document my journey and look forward to hearing from others on-board the transformation train too :-)

I should also add that I am 34 years old and a...

I should also add that I am 34 years old and a size 6 (so not big), but all the exercise in the world is not getting rid of the flabby, excess skin around my abdomen.. I have worked hard to stay in shape and eat healthy all my life and I am fed up and tired of it not shifting from the stomach area.

I have my consults next week and I am having...

I have my consults next week and I am having second thoughts about the tummy tuck (mainly because of the scaring). I may just go with a breast augmentation for now and think more about the TT down the road. Did anyone else go through similar thoughts/doubts?

My husband and I returned from Houston and our...

My husband and I returned from Houston and our consultations last night and ended up adding one more consultation a week before we left for Houston. It turns out I will NOT need a tummy tuck.. yay! Here's how the consults went down:

I first met with Dr. Lomonaco and he made me feel soo comfortable. His style is very laid back and casual (which is what I loved about him). I didn't feel rushed during the consult. The staff were really friendly and his office is in a beautiful renovated house (he performs all surgeries in a hospital, however). The only thing I was disappointed in during this visit is that we didn't end up trying on any sizes for the BA.

I decided not to meet with Dr. Boynton after doing a bit more research and learning that he was not 'as long in the business" as the other doctors. Nothing against him, but as I am coming from out of country I really need someone with a lot of experience.

A few days before we left for Houston I discovered another PS: Dr. Vitenas and I decided to meet with him instead. His office was very well run and it had a hospital feel to it. Our consultation was a little more formal than Dr. Lomonoco, but I felt like this doctor knows breasts. He didn't feel a tummy tuck was necessary and I tried on some sizes of implants, which was cool :-)

Lastly I met with Dr. Paul Gill... super nice guy and the office staff were lovely. Again, I felt with me being out of country I should select a doctor with more experience (I think I had already made up my mind at this point).

I love, love, LOVE Dr. Lomonoco, but I feel his specialty is more skin removal surgeries (like a major tummy tuck). I opted for Dr. Vitenas because he had the most experience in BA and liposuction surgeries and I feel 100% confident in his abilities. He was a little more formal than Dr. L, but its the end result I am looking for.

I am scheduled for a BA (likely HP gel silicone, 325cc) and liposuction of the flanks and abdomen for January 5, 2012! I am excited and scared! Now in countdown mode :-D I will post pictures of my boobs and abdomen and flanks when I get chance.

I just wanted to add that it's not that I don't...

I just wanted to add that it's not that I don't need a tummy tuck.. most of the surgeons said they didn't want to do one because of my age and the scar factor. By doing the lipo I am not expecting to get a completely flat stomach, which bums me out a bit, but I guess that's what I will just have to live with.
Houston Plastic Surgeon

Dr Vitenas was amazing. From the consultation to the surgery, his whole team was outstanding. I wouldn't considering going anywhere else for surgery. My breast are very natural looking and the recovery was so easy. I liked how he didn't 'up sell' me on a tummy tuck as all I needed was liposuction of the flanks and abdomen. Thrilled with my results. Pictures to come shortly!

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