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Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation After Weight Loss of 125 Lbs
- posted 3 years ago
- updated 3 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $10,000
- Gloria J. Thomas, MD (Tampa, FL)
I finally did my tummy tuck and breast...
- 4 Jan 2010
I finally did my tummy tuck and breast augmentation two days ago 12/28/09. I'm still in a lot of pain. I used to weigh 302 pounds but through diet, exercise and some help with appetite supressant, I went down as low as 150 lbs. I was very unhappy with the way I looked even after the weight loss due to all of the skin. This got me depressed and I've kind of fell off the band wagon of healthy leaving. My weight crept back up to 175 lbs (I'm 5'5) and I know that if I don't do anything now I will be on a downward spiral back up to 302 again. I was loosing my resolved and commitment. So I decided to pursue plastic surgery to have the big hanging skin removed from my stomach and to improve my almost non-existence breast.
I had done alot of research and was very impressed with the doctor that I have finally chosen. Everyone at the surgery center was very nice and helpful. I had a million questions to ask due to what I have read in this site. My PS was very understanding and she listened to me.
I'm in a lot of pain right now at Day 3 but I am walking around and it's manageable. I know that I should have been closer to my goal weight prior to surgery but my PS assured me that I will still get a good result and this will definitely jump start my motivation to continue on this weight loss journey. So far, I'm glad that I've done it. Now if I could just skip the pain, lol. I will post pictures within the next couple of days.
My question to anyone who had these procedures...
- 4 Jan 2010
My Doctor: Gloria J. Thomas, MD
Dr. listens to what my expectations are. She did not sugar coat anything and told me all that can happen with the surgery. She has a great bedside manner and was very patient with my continuous questionings. She helped alleviate my fears. Also that support staff (RN, Anesthesist, operations mgr) were all very helpful and nice. I would highly recommend for you all to go through Dr T. They have locations both in Tampa and Miami Florida.