After having my first child at the ripe old age of...
21 Jun 2014
2 months post
After having my first child at the ripe old age of 17!!! My abdomen basically looked like a 3D road atlas, my navel was wrinkled all around it, it was more than just a little damaged to say the least. The second child came along to bless my life and of course damaged my abdomen even more. Although I had lost all of my baby weight the skin was never going to go away so I decided to have a tummy tuck and breast aug. Upon meeting Dr.Prada I knew he would was just the kind of surgeon I was looking for, funny, spectacular bedside manor and a hint of OCD. He did not sugar coat anything nor set up unrealistic expectations. He told me exactly what he was going to do, even making little drawings on paper. My results were amazing. It was a rather uncomfortable procedure to recover from but well worth it. I was amazed at how many stretch marks he was able to remove because I had a lot of stretch marks that extended above my belly button which he explained he would not be able to get all of those. I was just happy as could be with my tummy and breasts. Then not one but two bonus children later!!!! Yes after a tummy tuck. It was a little snug for those babies in there. Although I would not suggest having a tummy tuck if you may have children in the future I also wouldn't tell you not too. I did not find it to be anymore uncomfortable than my 2 pregnancies prior to the TT. Back to my belly, so the bonus kids did not create anymore stretch marks.....YAY!!!!! However they did create some lose skin so again I revisited my favorite plastic surgeon on earth to assess the damage. He did some pulling and tugging at my skin and we decided to go after it. Since he was going in anyways we decided to also get a bigger implant while he was at it. The muscle repair was still intact, 2 pregnancies did not bust a single stitch down the center of my abdomen, if that doesn't speak volumes ladies and gentlemen I don't know what does. Again Dr.Prada set up realistic expectations and once AGAIN he far exceeded them. He was able to get out almost all of my stretch marks this time, the stretch marks that had been plaguing me for 14 years he lopped right off in a matter of hours. The 2 bonus children stretched my skin out enough so that he was able to get them. I could not be happier with my tummy now. I can honestly say I have a better body now than I did when I was 17 all thanks to Dr.Prada. Not only is he a phenominal surgeon but he is always pleasant, always cracking jokes (even as he is marking for surgery), he always makes me feel comfortable and he runs on time for his appointments and his office staff is incredible. The front office, the PCCs all the way to the nurses. He has a great team and I would refer Dr.Prada to everybody.
I forgot to add before photos of my tummy. They are not very good quality but you may be able to get the idea anyway