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Tummy Tuck, Lipo of Flanks Waist and Back - New Orleans, LA

So glad I had it done. I was told i shouldnt...

So glad I had it done. I was told i shouldnt because i am 235 and only 5'2. I knew i wouldnt be skinny i just wanted to get rid of my big hanging apron. I went in to have my consult and Dr. Pelias and her staff was very helpful and informative. I have been turned downed by so many doctors because i am obese. But Dr. Pelias understand my grief and what i wanted accomplished. I am now 10 days post op and i am healing great. My drains were removed 6 days post op. Im still wearing my binder but i just ordered a fajas from ebay for $79. I will update wgen it gets in.

a few more pics

Here are a few more pics.

having a bad day 12 days post op

I woke up to a fever, chills and aches. My incision is opening up and its infected. The doctor said my drains came out too early and the fluid inside maybe infected. Waiting to get my antibiotics now.

ok i wish the drains were still in... huh...

My drains came out on its own 5 or 6 days after my surgery. The left side, i knew would be fine b/c the output was less than 25cc/24 hour. But the right side was still putting out 50-60cc. So with that, i have a built up seroma that needed to be drained. My doctor drained it and i felt 100% better. There is some infection. Im taking bactrim and levofloavin.. the strong stuff. So she aspirated the seroma now my dressing is a big maxi pad to absorb the fluid. But the fluid is still building up on my right side, at least with the drains in place, the fluid was being drawn out. With this method, i feel like my belly is holding up a gallon jug. Not cute at all.

pleased but still not flat

It's been 8 months since my surgery and I do love that I look better in clothes but naked my stomach is not flat on one side. Its not symmetric. I feel like my surgeon should fix it but she says eventually it will flatten out. Idk...
New Orleans General Surgeon

Love! Love! Love! My doctor!

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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