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Tummy Tuck Gave Me the Figure I've Always Wanted - Orlando, FL
- posted 2 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $6,500
- Armando Soto, MD (Orlando Fl)
I wanted to get the surgery because all of my life...
- 1 Sep 2010
I wanted to get the surgery because all of my life I wanted a flat stomach and never had one. It was always the thing about my body I hated the most. Then I gained a bunch of weight after I got married. The first picture you'll see is my "before" picture...I had gone up to 203 pounds. In January 2009, I started a strict diet and exercise program. 1200 calories a day along with Gilad's Quick Fit System and an hour in the gym each day. It took me 10 months to get down to 123 pounds yet I still had that fat tummy. I went in for a consultation to inquire about the tummy tuck in Jan or Feb 2010. The doctor wanted to make sure I had kept off the weight for at least 6 months and that I wasn't going to have any children, which I'm not. He told me I'd gone as far as I could go with the dieting and the only way I'd ever get that flat stomach was to have the tummy tuck. The recovery was hard. I couldn't stand up straight for a couple of weeks and that created pain in my back. I couldn't lay flat either so the first few weeks were spent sleeping upright in my recliner. Until the drainage tubes came out, I had to have my husband shower with me so he could hold onto the drains while I washed my hair. It was also horribly uncomfortable having that elastic garment on for 24/7 for 6 weeks but I did I to make sure I achieved my desired results. Just like my doctor predicted, I said to myself "why in the world did I do this?" Four months later I DEFINITELY know that answer....because the pain is gone and I look AMAZING! I'm 37 years old and look better than some teenagers! I finally can wear a bikini like I've always wanted to!!
My Doctor: Armando Soto, MD
Dr. S is EXCELLENT. He is such a gifted surgeon that takes the time to make sure you look sculpted and beautiful. He listens to you and takes all the time you need to make sure your questions are all answered. His staff is friendly and helpful. I felt very comfortable there. I HIGHLY recommend him!!!!