I just found out today that my surgery is scheduled for 2/21/12! Woot woot My 41st Birthday is Friday, Happy Birthday to me! I have three children: 13, 11 & 9. I actually don't outwardly appear to "need" a tummy tuck. I am 5' 11" 148 lbs in decent shape. My three pregnancies have still left me with unsightly extra saggy skin and stretch marks. I literally need to keep tucking my extra skin into my jeans throughout the day. I would also really love to wear a bikini again:)
When I decided to schedule my consultation I was bound and determined to be at my goal weight so we could move forward with scheduling. I actually ended up below my goal weight so I've started strength training. I have a bit of work to do on my thighs and rear so I've kicked into high gear since I won't be able to for a while! PS recommended a FTT to remove as many stretch marks as possible.
PS said flank Lipo unnecessary, MR will be determined at time of surgery. PS does typically perform tummy tucks at his private certified surgical suite with two exceptions. I happen to be one of them! He will perform the procedure at Newton-Wellesley hospital due to a family history of Malignant Hyperthermia which is genetic and can lead to serious complications with general anesthesia. I will meet with an anesthesiologist to discuss my options on 2/14/12. This did affect my final bottom line price. The $9750 for the procedure included the additional costs of having the procedure in the hospital.
Naturally I think highly of this PS since I've scheduled to have a tummy tuck with him. I also can't say enough good things about his staff, especially Pam who worked her magic to get me on the OR schedule for February vacation week in less than three weeks! I would also love to thank another Real Self Reviewer for returning my private message and giving me the referral:) All of her feedback was spot on! Oh yeah...my husband is awesome for supporting me in my decision and taking care of me...:)