33 Y/o Finally Got a Tummy Tuck - Longmeadow, MA

I am about 1 year post op from getting a tummy...

I am about 1 year post op from getting a tummy tuck. Took me a looong time to write this review bc I was hesitant due to me being private, but I would like to help others out there that are deciding on getting this surgery done. I had 2 kids by c-section and due to the c-sections it messed up my stomach drastically. I was left with a saggy pooch and stretched skin that never went away even with diet and exercise.. all it did was make it smaller (sigh). I would hate too look at myself naked so I hardly ever did and when I did I would cry. When having sex with my boyfriend I would always leave a tank top covering my mid section bc I was so self conscious. It didn't matter how many times he would say he didn't care...I cared and I did not feel sexy whatsoever.
After years of hating my stomach and nothing working I decided to get a tummy tuck. I saved for years and it was the best decision I have ever made. Even as painful as it was I Would do it all over again as crazy as it may sound lol.
I've done extensive research and when I finally decided on a surgeon I called in for a consult asap. When I got to the office it was very clean, and the staff was superb. The wait was fast and when I got called in they brought me into a rm and had me undress into a gown.. when the doctor came in he had such a nice presence about him I automatically felt comfortable with him. He had a great smile, a pleasant voice and overall great personality. He asked what I knew about the procedure and I basically said everything, bc he didnt have to go into any details since I already knew lol. He then took a look at all my problem areas. He took my before photos from all angles. He explained that he was going to lipo my stomach as well as my flanks up to my bra strap area. I wasn't expecting all of that lipo so I was extremely ecstatic. He then asked if I had any more questions and then I got dressed and went into another room to get my quote. I booked my surgery date right then and there.
The day of surgery I wasn't nervous I was more excited than anything. I couldn't wait to get it done already. All the nurses and staff were so kind and they all told me I was in good hands as many of the nurses there also got a tt from the same surgeon so that was great to hear. Dr.brooks came in a short while after to mark me up and his voice again put me at ease .. (I Love his voice lol) it's so pleasant. After that was done all I remember was being wheeled in on a stretcher into the operating room and I was ko'd. I woke up in the recovery room and I was soooo dizzy no pain just very very dizzy. They gave me ice and juice. When it was time to get up I had to grab a hold of something for leverage bc I was so dizzy. You definitely need help after this procedure as moving is very minimal and hard to do without help. You will be hunched over like an old person for several days as ur stomach is soooo tight u cannot walk upstraight. If you have a recliner that would be perfect since you CANNOT sleep normal. I didn't have a recliner so I slept propped up on pillows. I had a huge back pillow with attached arm rests (got at bed bath and beyond) , neck pillow A MUST, and I had about 3 pillows right under my knees elevating my lower legs up...thats how i slept. (Fun times. .NOT!) LOL.
Sorry this is so long, but I wanted to give as much detail as possible. Any questions pls ask. :)

Some supplies for full tt surgery

Here are some supplies I needed the most.
Springfield 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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