22 Yrs Old/185lbs Had 10 lb baby that left me with loose skin & excessive stretch marks :( now my tummy is tight & flat !!

I loved everything from the staff, the office, &...

I loved everything from the staff, the office, & especially dr Eugene Kim. He's skilled, knowledgable & just AMAZING !! He was honest with me because my stretch marks goes above my belly button that he can't remove them it's now been 11days I'm still swollen but feel great. I'm looking forward to future work with him

17 days ...

So I would say by day 11 I was feeling great so great I played up tempo music & cleaned the whole house .. Ladies this was NOT a good idea the next day I experienced swelling, redness, & pain right above my pubic area where the incision is. Dr Kim showed concern & put me on antibiotics for 2 weeks which I'm currently taking but the swelling & pain is gone now .. But please listen to your doctor ladies no matter how great you feel DON'T push it you will regret the after effects. Dr Eugene clearly instructed me so this is not because of his instruction just me and my stubbornness & just thought mopping the whole entire house while 2 stepping wouldn't affect me. WRONG I've learned my lesson. & will continue to listen to Dr Eugene Kim's instruction

2 weeks post up scar

Just thought I post this just to get an idea of what kind of scar to expect especially being a black woman we can tend to scar darker than other races. But he did the scar low so it isn't visible when wearing underwear so I'm very happy about that

I can't stay homebound leaving me with swelling ! ????

So I almost felt like I was going to lose my mind staying at home on bedrest so almost 3 weeks in a took a short flight out of town & next weekend will be going to big bear with my friends. I'm scared to even tell dr Eugene this but for Christ sake I'm 22yrs old I feel like I will never get through this recovery literally everytime I do something I have this stupid swelling ugh so annoying

So much loose skin before ..

I'm so happy all my loose skin has been removed I don't even have anything to pinch anymore it's tighter than when I first had my baby ..

1 month post op !! The most challenging month of my life!!

So I've officially made it past month 1. Such a painful, emotional, difficult month. Week 1 was hell.. I even was left crying some days & praying to God. Emotionally I thought I would never make it I was depressed & very irritable. I regretted this whole operation & even thought what an idiot I am to even go through this!
Week 2 looked up I stop taking the pain medicine I still would get muscle tightness at night but it was tolerable. I was able to walk around better, stand straight, but had swelling issues.
Week 3 I was able to drive (90 degree sitting position ONLY) did some light grocery shopping & even cooked (with a chair nearby so I could sit whenever I felt tired) .. Even took a short flight out of town (this caused swelling from underneath the breasts down to my pubic area like I was pregnant)
Week 4 of course there still is swelling especially at the end of the day or if I'm walking a whole lot & sitting too much. Mentally I'm ready to take on exercising (which was denied by my doctor.. Of course!) sneezing & coughing still is uncomfortable but not nearly as bad as in the previous weeks. I also started thinking about sex .. Which wasn't on my mind at all since my operation. But I'm glad I got through it tears & all & it can only get better from here

Month 2

So unfortunately once I was like 6 weeks post op I ended up with a terrible infection that left me in the hospital for 1 week & I required home health care & was an iv medications for another week. Once I was removed off iv medications I was taking oral antibiotics for 2 weeks. It was really difficult so my advice if you notice anything like redness or I notice after my drains were removed I had some green drainage & green drainage that came out of my belly button please take note & go on antibiotics right away before you end up with a severe almost deadly infection most people have a great recovery but I've been having the recovery from hell
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

He makes me feel very comfortable & I trust his work. He's reasonably priced & offers free consultations & care credit options which is great. He's AMAZING you just can't go wrong

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