50 Year Old Mom Wanted Finally Fixed Hernia and a TT After Two 10lbs Babies - Atlanta, GA

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Underwent a TT at age 50, Eighteen years after...

Underwent a TT at age 50, Eighteen years after having my 2 ten pound children. One C-section and one V-bac. My stomach needed a make over. After years of hating my stomach from over stretch of birth of my children searched for a doctor to repair my hernia and muscle by a tummy tuck.
After researching several doctors, liked the credentials and plan to fix me up by Dr. Connors. Office was clean and staff was nice. Once I decided to move forward with Dr. Connors, everyone in office was helpful to assure me I had made a great choice. The one thing that was a bit tacky in such a nice office is how the girl wanted me to pay my $$$$ bill at counter without having gone over any of the paperwork or procedure. This is surgery bill not a co-payment. Once I mentioned this they took me back to review paperwork and then I finished paying my balance. I thought I would have gotten a more compression garment after drain tube removed but I was on my own to find one. I think if I had one of the more post surgical TT garments it would of helped my stomach from going back to its old state so quickly. When you are examined they give you a robe and the disposable panties. There are hangers to hang your clothes up in room which is good because at one doctor's office I visited for a consultation had me stuff my clothes in a basket. The day of surgery was a breeze since surgical center on site. First day after surgery, pain not bad and took medication as prescribed. Second day was rough sleeping, and by 3rd & 4th day was miserable with bloat/gas. When I finally heard back from nurse next day, I was told to get gas-x. Stomach belly button looked great and healed good as well as scar. Did get upper protruding bulge that formed about the 4-6 week out from surgery. Over the months it continued to bulge. Hope to finally see if the doctor can resolve the problem. Overall it was a good experience with the doctor and staff. Somewhat disappointed with the results or not being fully communicated that my stomach would not stay flat past 6 weeks or that I have excess fat that I would have loved to have address before hand if this was going to effect the look of my tummy tuck.

Post TT still with bulge

Sorry do not have more pictures at this time, but this is an idea that the stomach really did not change much after the TT. It still has a protrusion that has continued to stick out like I did not even have a TT.

Overall not happy with my results. Disappointed that 8 weeks after my surgery it was obvious that stomach was forming an upper bulge as if the hernia was not fixed. I was told that it looked fine and give it more time. At the 3 month mark, I was protruding even further. The doctor made a weird remark that it was fat and had gained weight. They never took my weight but at home my weight had not changed. If I had this fat problem before surgery as my doctor I would have hoped he would have ADVISED me that my results would not be a flat stomach. I was very flat the first 4 weeks. After my surgery I got very badly bloated with gas as if I could pop. I called the office without an immediate response to get relief. When I finally went to the doctor due to this bad gas, my bra had cut scabs onto my chest. It was at this time, I feel my stomach formed a balloon. At my 6 months review, the doctor did not meet with me but the nurses told me that I could come back in a year to discuss my concerns with doctor. It is almost at a year and my stomach looks as if I never had surgery. Very disappointing from a doctor who prided himself on being a perfectionist and wanting to make things right. The attitude to make sure we can fix this was not shown. I hope next visit doctor will be willing to find a way to correct this unflattering tummy tuck. What he did do well is my belly button and low scar.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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