Location: Midwest
Member since 3/4/2013


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Reviews by SuzQnew

One year since my No Drain Tummy Tuck W/ Lipo of Back and flanks

Cannot wait to be on the flat side! At age 54 I wish I could have done it 19 years ago after my third child's birth. Happy to be doing it now! I found a great doctor close to where I live. I loved his staff, no one was snooty. I liked that only half of his work is optional cosmetic surgeries... READ MORE

Vi Peel not as bad as I thought it would be

The vi peel acid was applied this morning at 11:30. I was out by noon and did a little shopping. First the esthetician cleaned my face, she really didn't need to, I had just showered and had not put on any type of moisturizer or makeup. Then she wiped it down with acetone to remove any traces of... READ MORE

Questions from SuzQnew

In a Previous Post a Doctor Said, Beware the "Franchise" Procedures, Procedures Given a Fancy Name" Please Give Examples?

I'm 5'7"; 147 lbs; age 54. I'm looking to have a tummy tuck done and I'm in the process of interviewing surgeons. I met with a plastic surgeon today that suggested an Avelar TT... READ MORE

Surgeon Wants Additional $400 for Pain Pump for TT or I Can Go Without, is This a Common Practice ?

After much homework I thought I had found the best Dr. for my TT and lipo. During my consult he explained that he places a pain pump in the surgery site for pain management.... READ MORE

Is a large water weight gain common right after a tummy tuck and lipo?

Had a tummy tuck yesterday. I drank a ton of Gatorade all day yesterday because I was so thirsty and stepped on the scales this afternoon and weigh 9 pounds more than yesterday... READ MORE

Hard area above incision, could it be a hematoma or fat necrosis?

I'm 17 days PO from full tummy tuck with lipo to the flanks and back. I've never smoked and I am in good health. The area above my scar is very hard and darker colored than the... READ MORE

What is happening when I go out in the cold, my skin feels like it's shrinking to half it's size and I'm so tight and rigid?

I'm 2 days shy of 4 wks PO from a drainless TT with MR and lipo to back and flanks. The cold weather has been bothering me since the beginning. When I go out in the cold my... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck scar too high, will a revision to lower it be possible for me in the future? (Photos)

7 weeks p.o., the Board Certified PS should have made a vertical incision on me and lowered the scar placement. I'm very short waisted. I have 5.75" between center of BB and... READ MORE

How to massage liposuctioned areas?

I'm just 8 weeks PO from a full tummy tuck with lipo to the flanks and back. The tummy tuck healing was a breeze compared to the liposuction. Some of the lipo areas are still... READ MORE

Who knows more about skin care and skin treatments, a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist?

Who knows best about how to treat aging skin, a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist? My PS offers peels and skin treatments. I think of a PS as someone who can drape skin... READ MORE

Can anything be done for my hip bumps? Am I stuck with this anatomy? (photos)

I had a tummy tuck 4 months ago. Now I'm noticing other areas of my body that may need attention if possible. I have a flat butt with concave sides. Would liposuction help... READ MORE

How do I find a PS that has good reliable results for a fat transfer to breasts?

What should I look for in a surgeon and what questions should I ask? What percentage of fat survival is common in 2014? How much fat can be safely placed in each breast? Is... READ MORE

Discussions started by SuzQnew

Negative attention from being thin after tummy tuck, what to do?

I had a tummy tuck and lipo to the back and flanks 6 months ago. One year ago when I made up my mind to have surgery I knew I wanted to lose 20 lbs to be at my optimal weight.... READ MORE

Recent comments from SuzQnew

For me, the nerves waking up felt like they were over stimulated, maybe. It felt so uncomfortable when something brushed over my skin that it nearly was painful foe me. Movement over my skin from my clothing was so uncomfortable that I... READ COMMENT

I have 8 lipo entry points. I had liposuction to my back and flanks. the entry points are in my Upper back, either sides of my waist, lower back, and hips. The numbness fades over time. It took at least 12 weeks, maybe more for the... READ COMMENT

LolaG can you give us an update on how it's going? You have such fabulous results! READ COMMENT

I'm not sure why you have mixed feelings about slitty. I think she's perfect. As for the lipo, I found it more difficult to heal from than the TT. It's really a different kind if healing, the nerves get stunned and then they slowly wake... READ COMMENT

I'm very happy that I picked the surgeon that I did. He is very concerned that I'm satisfied with my results. BTW, I'm not paying anything out of pocket for the revision. I'm sure that doctors hate picky patients like me. I agree, a... READ COMMENT