Extended Tummy Tuck and hernia repair

From my first meeting with dr alkon I knew he was...

From my first meeting with dr alkon I knew he was the dr for me. He is a straight shooter and doesn't sugar coat anything nor try and convince you of anything. He is super attentive and truly listens to you. He goes above and beyond to make sure you are completely comfortable. I am less than a week out from surgery but already feel so much better and confident. Feel free to contact me with any questions of you are considering using him. I know that really helped me.

9 days out

So I am now 9 days past surgery and things have been going very good. Attached are some incision pics- hoping my one side doesn't turn into a dog ear-

11 dpo- first day back at work

cannot believe I am at work right now! gah! i feel really good all in all.... just hunched and slow. not as much breath... but all in all really good. I have a follow up with dr frost for the hernia repair and an appointment with Dr alkon tomorrow. hopefully he will pull this last drain. i have been having 25cc output every 24 hours for the last 3 days- so i am hopeful.

11 days

Belly button!

12 days

Today was great! Got the last drain out and dr alkon out me in this new compression garment. It's crazy tight... But it makes you feel so secure!

Before

13 days incision update

Healing so well!! All the redness and lines are from my compression garment

15 days!

All in all recovery has been going amazing. The swelling is legit by the end of the day.

15 day picture

17 days incision update

A bunch of people have asked how my pleating is on my
Left side. It is smoothing out so so well! Dr alkon said it would and I have full faith in everything he says. And to be perfectly honest... I wouldn't be terribly upset if it didn't. I have already had such a lift in confidence and am shocked every time I do little things that before would make me depressed. Getting dressed - however swollen I am- is still much more fun than having to find an outfit to hide my skin.

Side by side

Hard to believe these are only a few weeks apart

Incision looking good!

Drain holes-

Such a pain. This was the first drain that was removed about 2 weeks ago. It was all scabbed over.... I must have somehow ripped it off today :( hopefully everything is dine

Pics of drain

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Loving it

4 weeks!!

Pleats all gone :)

No more pleating! Have a little healing left to do one these two spots though :) top is today- bottom is November 3

6 weeks!!

So so so happy! Last night and before surgery :)

9 weeks

I feel basically 100% back to normal. sleeping on my stomach no problem.. if these pesky little holes would heal up i would be thrilled. I have been seeing dr alkon once a week since they happened. he is just so awesome.

12ish weeks

i feel so good- loving my results. wish i didnt have an opening on my incision. wish that would just go away. it really messes with your head.

Holidays = way over indulged

Went a little overboard with food over the holidays. Back on track today. All I need to do is look at. A before/ after and the scale no longer matters to me lol

13.5 weeks pic

Took this over the weekend while at an indoor water park with my kids. It was my longest time going without my compression. I was nervous. But all went well! Swelling is there but minimal. I wish I would have done this surgery sooner

Love-

Side view - so happy.

17 weeks!

Starting working out again about 2 weeks ago- slow and steady! Would like to lose a few pounds but even if I didn't- loving my stomach!!!

20 weeks!

Loving everything about the surgery. Recovery has been a breeze. I feel like I have always been like this but at the same time every morning I fall in love with my body all over again. Can't thank dr Alkon enough for all he has done for me. Inside and out! I'm concentrating on cleaning up my diet and working. Out more now- hopefully I'll see some definition by summer

20 weeks! Full

Loving everything about the surgery. Recovery has been a breeze. I feel like I have always been like this but at the same time every morning I fall in love with my body all over again. Can't thank dr Alkon enough for all he has done for me. Inside and out! I'm concentrating on cleaning up my diet and working. Out more now- hopefully I'll see some definition by summer

20 week pic

Don't know why it didn't post previously

Belly button

I love having a belly button! So natural looking!

Curves

Love the new me

Sitting

6 months and sitting- love not having g a huge roll

Had my 6 month check up

All is well! It's funny- the first picture was when I booked my surgery, April 20 2015- and second one is today six months past surgery. Love.

Bring on summer!

8 months later and it seems to just keep getting better!

every week I am happier and happier! It's amazing to feel confident in whatever you are wearing. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. I have yet to fully start working out again. It's been hard to get my head in the game when I'm no longer disgusted with what I see in the mirror
Newark Plastic Surgeon

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
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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