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Mommy Makeover - New York, NY

I had my surgery performed in March 2010. I had a...

I had my surgery performed in March 2010. I had a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction. Honestly, it was life changing for me - after the birth of my child I was extremely unhappy with my appearance, everything just went south. I am an active and fit individual but sadly not everything bounced back after childbirth.

The recovery is a bit tough - the breast aug really didn't bother me but the tummy tuck was tough!And honestly the hardest recovery was the lipo, my back was killing me for a long time from that. I was surprised at how painful that was - but not to scare anyone - a strong motrin did the trick. You definitely need to take 3 weeks off for this procedure. I'm a full time working mom so believe me I understand how difficult that can be - I went back after 2 weeks and I could barely get through the day.

I only had one complication - one of my tt stitches got rejected and became infected (my fault I went into my pool before it properly healed). The tt scar is pretty serious but now it has faded pretty nicely and looks good.

I now look in the mirror and (honestly) stare at the new me - I'm thrilled with the results - and (haha) so is my husband!

New York Plastic Surgeon

When I decided I wanted to do this makeover I did my research and met with several renowned doctors in NYC. Once I stepped into Dr. Colen's office I knew I had reached a decision. The staff was warm and responsive. Dr. Colen patiently explained all my options and graciously answered all my questions - and I had alot of them! The pre-surgical requirements were thoroughly explained to me and I was well prepared on the day of surgery. Everyone at the office was very attentive to me and made sure I was well taken care of before, during and after surgery. I know exactly where I am going for any further cosmetic needs and would highly recommend this practice! My before and after photos are on the colen MD website.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 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
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Thank you for sharing your success story here on RealSelf. It is a hard recovery, but so worth it to almost everyone. I'm glad you were able to get your body back!

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