Dr. Neal Goldberg and his staff were extremely...
Dr. Neal Goldberg and his staff were extremely profession and knowagable. Dr. Goldberg explained all the options available to me for a tummy tuck. I had a mini-tummy tuck with lipo and some muscle repair. I had the procedure in the surgical suite at Dr. Goldbergs office. The surgical nurse was very caring. The anastesialogists was excellent. Very experienced and it put me at ease. I feel the anastesiologists credentials are the most important. The porcedure was 4 hours and I went home and hour after the procedure was complete. Pain has been very minimal. I took pain meds the first day but havent needed it since. i have a drain and i am slightly bent but its getting better everytime i stand up. I had a family member help me the first day but didnt really need any help. so far I am very happy with my decision and Dr. Goldberg.
day 4 - feeling gross becuase you cant shower till you have drain and bandages removed. I manged easily though carefully take a light shower with hose and clean inportant areas while keeping compression garment and incision area dry. felt great. less and less is draining which is a good sign. Key to good healing is plenty of water. Even though going to the bathroom can be a drag in the begining but it really does make a huge difference in your recovery. If you are considering doing this sugery be sure to order at least 2 compression garments when you have to wash the other. very happy with my decision and look forward to showing off the results
Feeling great! Was able to shower fully without binder! Haha hung my drain grenade on soap dish n managed just fine. My tummy already looks amazing. Incision is healing beautifully. About 3 months before procedure I started taking 5,000mg of biotin daily for healthier hair but I think it has definitely assisted in my skin healing so well. Of course, you should listen to guidance u get from ps about stopping all meds n supplements before and after surgery. I stopped taking all supps 2 weeks prior to surgery n started right after with. Biotin again. Again I encourage lots if water before n after. I'm still swollen but the difference is very noticeable. Because of compression garment under my clothes people don't notice te change but I look smaller even with the added bulk of garment! Looking forward to trying to get back to gym even if it's walking on treadmill! Will start in earnest again on Monday which will be exactly 2 weeks post op. still releasing about 40 cc of fluid daily in drain so it won't be coming out today will have to wait till Monday. That's fine because I'd rather my body tell me when it time. But Monday should be the day because u can't leave drain in beyond 2 weeks. Ps says length of drain is extended most likely because I have only one drain rather than two. Good news is it looks like I didn't get a dog ear. Woohoo compliments to ps skilled surchering technique! Will try n post again soon n pics r coming
2 weeks later
Today I reached the 25cc mark for fluid release in a 24 hr period! Woohoo out comes the drain. Was a lil nervous thought it would hurt. Laid on exam table out in two secs n not a bit of discomfort. Can't say enough good things about dr Goldberg. Really did a magnificent job. I go back for another follow up next week and i will get photos he took before so i can share. I'm Also back at gym doin very light workout. Walking in treadmill with 6 incline for 30 minutes n light dumbbells to get a lil sweat. Workout with a Spanx garment. Not too bad. All my buddies at the gym said boy u've slimmed down! They couldn't believe what a difference when I told them and how fast I recovered. Also. One of the girls shared that her relAtive used dr Goldberg n what great work he does!!! I have the cleanest most seamless incision. And absolutely no dog ear. Def the ps but also lots of fluids during recivery period. I can't wait to wear my bikini and show off my beautiful flat tummy! Do it what r u waiting for!!! Love love love the results! Pics soon I promise. Thankful I don't have the granade drain anymore