Im So Ready for This! - Bakersfield, CA

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Ok, hi. Im Netta. Im a 28 year old mother of 3. I...

Ok, hi. Im Netta. Im a 28 year old mother of 3. I have always been a little...a lot overweight. I really started to gain when I was in the 6th grade. It happened so fast that before I knew it, I was graduating from the 12th grade and I was almost 300 pounds. I would lose a few here and there. I got down to 260 or so but then I started to blow up after my first two children were born. To make a long story longer, I was 341, depressed and wanted out of my marriage so I started to walk, walk, walk. Then I started doing meal prep. With in 6 months, I had gone from 341 to 229. Im about 238 now and Im pleased with the way I look minus my belly, arms and breast. But first things first, I want this tummy tuck bad. My first consult was a place in Beverly Hills. Needless to say, they were a little pricy for me. My second consult was at Beautologie. When I walked in, both receptionist stopped what they were doin and greeted me. Cool. It was a beautiful office. I liked that the surgical center is onsite. I met with Dr. Lehocky. He was very understanding and made me feel like I deserved the surgery. I have another consultation with Dr. Mitts on Wednesday 11.25.2015. Wish me luck. By luxk, I mean lower price for the same procedure.

The waiting game...

Ok, yea, im def gonna go with Dr. Lehocky at Beautologie in Bakersfield, ca. Im so excited. Its like, sometimes I cant sleep this surgery is on my mind so heavy. I try to share my excitment with the people in my life but they cant relate...they dont understand. I havnt even told the guy in my life about my plans. He is the type that just isnt very supportive. He will surely try and talk me out of my decision so I just rathet show him than tell him, you know? My mom thinks im wasting my money, my brothers just dont care, I have no sisters and the other females close to me are fat and unhappy and you know what they say about misery and company. My good friend shares my enthusiasm and then I have you all so thanks to those who blog here. Thanks for sharing your stories and I hope you enjoy mine.

Sorry, im late...

Sorry guys. I have been preoccupied with life, you know how that is. But I actually ended up paying off my surgery early and had my pre op on March 1st. I also met with Dr. Lehocky that day for some additional questions I had. Ummm, I left disappointed that day. He wasnt saying what I wanted to hear at all. In hindsight, I believe he was trying to give me realistic expectations but it bummed me out. The nurse that was present could clearly see my frustrations building up. He was like telling me I would have alot of flank skin hanging and when I sit my stomach would still hang over my pants a little...WTF! Thats what I was saying to myself. But, I got over it and set my surgery day for March 11th.

Ok...

So, my surgery was at 7am. My best friend came out from Long Beach to take me. I went in, got my IV, got drawn on by Dr. Lehocky, spoke to the nurse anestesis, and waited. As I was being wheeled in to the surgical suite, the nurse said she was gonna hive me something to make me more relaxed...understatement of the year cuz thats the last thing I remember. When I woke up my friend was there in the recovery suite. She said I had been moaning in my sleep for the past 15 minutes. I didnt feel any pain till the attempted to sit me up. Oh shit! LoL Once we got home, I slept for the first couple days. My mom, a nurse of 27 years, helped me to change the dressings. I got a chance to see myself for the first time, no hanging skin, no saggy flank area. I couldnt believe it. He did an AMAZING job.

Booty on fleek

Made it to 6 weeks!!! Yay me.
Brett Lehocky

I dont know if words can even express how grateful I am to Dr. Lehocky. He wanted me to be realistic about what I thought I would look like post operative so during my "questions before surgery" meeting, he down played his skills, sneaky doc. I have lost over 100lbs and now I can say my transformation is near complete. He took everything! All the skin he said he may not be able to get, he got it. He went above and beyond. He is an amazing surgeon. I reccomend him to everyone who asks me where I went. Absutely more than worth the money. The confidence I now feel because of what Dr. Lehocky has done for me is through the roof. Thank you Dr. Lehocky from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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