I first met Dr. Ku when I got my mommy makeover...
I first met Dr. Ku when I got my mommy makeover last year. Since then, I realized that I also needed my thighs done. There are many reasons that I choose Dr. Ku, the main reason was because Of his extensive education at top schools, and the fact that he is double board certified. I also was amazed at his before and after pictures! I saw how he had transformed his patients and I couldn't wait to become one of them!
The staff in the office are so polite and informative, they truly are great, they helped make my experience wonderful. The surgery went smooth, I healed so quickly and well. I really think that is in part to the fact that Dr Ku is so involved in the recovery. He followed up so frequently and took care of my wounds early on to make sure that the recovery was clean and smooth.
I think Dr. Ku is the best plastic surgeon.. Not only in the inland empire, but in southern California. ( And I went to consultations in San Diego county, Orange County and in Beverly Hills)
More about my thighs...
I have been struggling with inner thigh fat since I was younger. I was always proportionately larger on my inner thighs than anywhere else on my legs... and gaining weight and loosing weight, and gaining weight and loosing weight etc, made it worse. After I had my tummy tuck and breast lift and augmentation I saw some improvement on the top of my thighs, which was a plus, but I still did not feel 100% comfortable in a swim suit because I was embarrassed about my inner thigh skin. At my worse I was a size 24 pushing 26 at about 5'6 5'7... now I am a loose 12. I am still exercising to loose weight, and I hope to be a 7/8... I weighed 289 as a size 26, and I weigh 190 as a 12. I have a "thicker" more athletic build, so I have always been on the heavier side for my size.
When I went in to Dr. Ku for my thighs he addressed my concern of having the typical thigh scar (vertical down the inner thigh). I did not want that, I have young kids and I wanted to feel comfortable taking them to the beach etc. So he suggested that we can do it more in the groin area. I was so excited, and knowing the outcomes of my mommy makeover I knew he would be able to deliver the results I wanted.
After surgery I had three drains. One for each thigh and then one for my mons pubis fix. I did not feel any pain really after waking up, just soreness, but nothing like getting my abs sewed back together.
The hardest part about the recovery was keeping the inner thigh inicions in the groin dry. When you have to urinate and sit on the toilet the urine tends to touch or get on the bandages there, making it difiicult. My solution was to stand pee in the shower and rinse it down the shower and use baby wipes.. It worked out well. I also used sanitary napkins or maxi pads to cover my incisions instead of the bandages they sent me home with. I personally feel like the maxi pads wick out the moisture better (that's what pads are known for!) and help to keep it dry in that area. Also the long over night pads really helped me change them quickly and frequently helping with keeping the area clean.
I was sealed up quickly and at my 10 day check up the doctor said I was healing quickly and really well.
It has been about 4 weeks now, I feel pretty good, the only thing I noticed is that if I am on my feet for a long time or moving around a lot I need to wear a spanx or garment like that (the shorts kind) or I get swollen and a little sore.
I am really excited to see what I feel like in another month. I will keep the post posted!