Tummy Tuck: StoriesWrite a Review
Former Fat Girl and Cosmetic Surgery Virgin - Virginia Beach, VA
- posted 5 months ago
- updated 1 month ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $10,600
- Lambros Konstantinos Viennas, MD (Virginia Beach, VA)
I had a tummy tuck and a medial thigh lift with Dr...
- 27 Dec 2012
I had a tummy tuck and a medial thigh lift with Dr. Viennas at Eastern Virginia Medical School in VA Beach, VA. I am a 20 something female who had lost a lot of weight and had hanging thighs and redundant skin on my tummy. I had dieted and exercised to get my bodyfat low. However, the loose skin would not "snap back" no matter how much working out I did.
In mid December 2012, I had the procedure as an in office procedure. Afterwards, I stayed with a nurse in the recovery suite in a local hotel for a little over a day. Then I went home.
I am still recovering and am somewhat swollen but my tummy and thighs look a lot better. I am satisfied and would do it again. Dr. Viennas is very nice and knowledgeable. He has excellent bedside manner and will prescribe you whatever medicines you need to be comfortable. I have nothing but nice things to say about this man!
The procedure was painful right afterwards but that is to be expected. The only thing that I would have changed was I would have had intravenous pain medicine for the post operative surgical recovery suite or a pain pump. I was using oral medications (Demerol) while I was with the nurse in the recovery suite and I was still really hurting. That oral medicine really does not cut tummy tuck pain for the first 24-36 hours afterwards. You need something intravenous or a pain pump. But other than that, my experience with EVMS was great and Dr. Viennas does great work. My scars don't even look that bad. I am about to start using a little scar treatment and they will surely fade to barely noticeable.
I am off of narcotics now and I am just using...
- 3 Jan 2013
I am feeling pretty good. I go for another check...
- 2 Feb 2013
I had horrible constipation one day about 2 weeks after surgery. So, if you have this surgery, I recommend you eat 2 prunes in the morning and two prunes at night with a glass of prune juice until you are off of narcotics!
About a week and a half ago, I had a stabbing pain...
- 6 Mar 2013
I have a little "looseness" at the top of my belly but nothing like before. Also, when I am medically cleared to begin my ab work again, I believe that little bit will go away. I am pleased.
You must remember that a tummy tuck is a major operation. Here it is almost three months out and I am still having some swelling. It takes time to recover properly. You will not go from the operating room to a bikini in a month. Anyone who thinks that surgery is the easy way out is a fool. There's nothing easy about a tummy tuck recovery.
So far, I am still satisfied. My stomach is...
- 7 Apr 2013
My Doctor: Lambros Konstantinos Viennas, MD
I did a lot of research on providers before I choose this doctor. I chose him because he was board certified, had excellent bedside manner and he is a professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School. This doctor trains the doctors. So, I was in good hands. Also, since this practice is affiliated with a medical school, I was in good hands in the unlikely event that something went wrong. In addition, the patient care coordinator was flexible in payment arrangements which helped make plastic surgery affordable for someone who is not wealthy. They were willing to work with me here so I chose EVMS and Dr. Viennas.