Post-weight Loss Panniculectomy, Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift

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After a gastric sleeve surgery and a 130lb weight...

After a gastric sleeve surgery and a 130lb weight loss I was drowning in extra skin and my breasts were around my waist. I saw Dr. Michaels for a consultation, and decided to do not only a panniculectomy but also a full tummy tuck with a breast lift. At a little under 3 months out I couldn't be more thrilled. The procedure went off without a hitch and the recovery was as expected- very little incisional pain or discomfort. There was significant pain and downtime associated with the tummy tuck (about 4 weeks to feel fully mobile and 8 weeks to feel pain free), but what a difference!! He removed 4.5 pounds of fat and extra skin- but he is a skilled sculptor. My abdomen is flat, by waist is back to where is was 25 years ago, and my breasts are still full, natural looking, and back where God intended them to be. My boyfriend (a feminist and all around great guy) tries to hide how turned on he is by my new bod-- but he's not fooling me. I would do it again in a heartbeat. In fact, I plan to do an upper body lift and to have the extra skin under my arms removed within the next year. I wouldn't think of using anyone other than Dr. Michaels.

From the first call to Dr. Michaels' office I knew I had found the practice for me. The office manager Leah and receptionist Jessica were lovely from the start. They were kind and patient; they answered all my questions thoroughly and made the logistical part of the process painless (including working with my impossible insurance company). I was surprisingly impressed by how much time Dr. Michaels spent with me- first on a phone consult, then in person for my first consult, and at each subsequent appt. He is h personable , experienced, highly skilled and easily accessible -- these are rare traits in a physician. Once he came to his office on a holiday weekend to see me when I had some post-surgical discomfort. I cannot recommend Dr. Michaels and his team enough. As a bariatric patient I am facing several additional surgeries-- including a face-lift, arm and leg lifts, upper body lift, and butt lift. Dr. Michaels is working with me to develop a long-range plan (including discounts for additional surgeries); I expect to have a relationship with him and his staff for years to come.

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