26 Yrs Old - Excess Skin Removal After Bariatric Surgery - Plano, TX

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Procedures: Arm Lift, Circumferential...

Procedures: Arm Lift, Circumferential Abdominoplasty with Lipo and Thigh Lift with Lipo

I had bariatric surgery 5 years ago at 341lbs (I’m only 5’3) and after losing about 170lbs I had a lot of excess/saggy skin. I always had the thought to have reconstructive surgery but it was always later in life but then my grandmother went in for a procedure. Suddenly I realized I didn’t want to wait anymore! I wanted the body that I thought I should have after losing all that weight.

I spent a lot of time reading in forums to prepare for my surgery, I even watched a couple surgical videos (I don’t recommend this) and I really feel like it helped set my expectations. I was actually prepared for my recovery to be worse than it actually was and even though there were parts that were hard it was totally worth it!

Only thing I caution people about now is doing the arm lift at the same time as a circumferential abdominoplasty. When I was setting consults some doctors would not do these two procedures at the same time. Before surgery I didn't really understand why, now I do. I don't regret doing it all at the same time but if this is something you decide to do be prepared that it won’t be easy. You are losing basically your entire upper body when doing them at the same time. I wasn’t able to use my arms to help lift and move myself but thankfully I had help so I was able to do it.

I am MORE than 100% happy with my decision. Seriously I can’t believe that I waited this long! If this is something you really want, you should go for it and not put it off!

There are numerous surgeon options to pick from when making the decision to have cosmetic surgery and it can be overwhelming when deciding on the final choice. I heard from others that when you meet the right doctor you would KNOW it was the right one. I went on 3 consults and after my 3rd one I was set to move forward with that surgeon but I still didn’t feel 100% but then I found Dr. Angobaldo and set my 4th consult. As soon as I met with him I KNEW that I found my doctor! Dr. A is warm, outgoing and compassionate. Too many doctors are in and out as fast as possible during a consult but Dr. A takes time to go over each and every point and it never felt rushed. He addresses every concern you have and goes above and beyond to make every patient and family member comfortable. He explains each step of your procedure, explains why everything is being done and he sets great expectations for after surgery. Anytime I was worried something did look/feel right after surgery he would check it out and reassure me that everything was great! I’ve never had a doctor that made each patient feel like such a priority. Every great doctor surrounds themselves with a great team and that is certainly the case with everyone in Dr. A’s office. Everyone that makes up his staff is amazing but I would really like to give a special mention to a few: Renee, Dawnyel, Ebony, Kimberly, Jackie and Raquel. These ladies have gone above and beyond for me numerous times and this journey would not have been the same without them. They take care of every patient and they are so sweet! It is so amazing to FINALLY see the results I have been working towards over the last couple years and I owe it ALL to Dr. A! He did amazing work! Because of my experience and results my mom turned around and had a couple procedures done. Now I am getting my ducks in a row for a breast lift with implants as well as removing a bit of the excess skin that still remains around my upper back in July. My grandmother is also coming in for some laser treatments! Slowly but surely my whole family will be seeing Dr. A! I recommend Dr. A to anyone and everyone interested in any kind of cosmetic surgery but also for any of the other numerous services, benefits and special perks they offer. They are more than just a cosmetic surgery center and they are more than just a doctor office, they have become family! You truly can’t go wrong with picking Dr. A! I’ve never had a doctor that I said I loved but I can now, seriously I could go on forever. He is WONDERFUL!

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