Counting Down the Days! - Houston, TX

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Hi friends! I am not exactly new to this site but...

Hi friends! I am not exactly new to this site but I finally decided to start my review. I have been researching tummy tucks for well over three years and have finally made my decision to go ahead with the surgery. I tend to overthink almost every decision I make, so taking three years to commit is no surprise to me.

So, about me:
I am 30 years old and have been athletic all of my life. I have two children and an amazing, supportive husband. My main reason for wanting this surgery is to remove my stretch marks. They are barely visible to other people but make me cringe. I also dream of the day that I can put on a bikini and be comfortable in my skin.
I had my consult a few weeks ago with Dr. Wiener and he recommended that I lose a bit of weight before the surgery. In his opinion, this would give me the best results since he does not perform lipo of the abdomen and a tummy tuck at the same time. I have a little more than a pinch of fat, and he wants be to bring it down to a very small pinch...if that makes sense. I can't say i'm surprised with his recommendation because I really, I mean really, enjoyed the holiday food this year.

Now, the ugly:
My anxiety. The term 'overthink' is actually cute compared to the level of obsession that I have regarding this surgery. I am flat out scared out of my mind. I think about it morning, noon, and night. And I'm still 8 weeks away. I am hoping that by putting my thoughts, worries, and fears out there to you guys, maybe I will not jump off the operating table and run for the car. I feel it's also worth mentioning that Dr. Wiener does the drain-less tummy tuck, so if anyone has experience with that, feel free to share your thoughts.
I have made a list of some items that will be helpful during my recovery but am also happy to hear recommendations.
Thank you all for being so supportive thus far, and I look forward to this journey along side you all.

30 Years Old, 2 Kids, New Life!

It's hard to find the words to describe how thrilled I am with my results. Dr. Wiener was very thorough when explaining his expectations from the initial consult through my follow up appointments. He listened to my concerns and addressed them all, plus more! I was given a strict list of pre and post op instructions to follow, and had no complications and an easy recovery. My ONLY regret is waiting so long to have my tummy tuck. I wake up every single day and am amazed at how wonderful my new stomach looks. Dr. Wiener and his staff truly made me feel like family. Tanya, Dr. Wiener's Patient Coordinator, is an amazing asset with a wonderful personality. I wouldn't consider using another surgeon for any future cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Wiener is a skilled, precise, perfectionist. He is surrounded by a top notch staff of caring professionals. His facility is welcoming and I can't imagine my experience being any more perfect. Dr. Wiener and his staff truly changed my life.

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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