Scared to Death of the Pain but Wanting Tummy Tuck & Lipo More - Milwaukee, WI

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I am 49 & have always had a tiny bit of a...

I am 49 & have always had a tiny bit of a tummy but in the years it has gotten so much worse. I have am an active person that watches her diet and exercises (but not an exercise freak or diet freak) regularly and nothing helps the tummy. SO this year I decided enough is enough---it is time I feel comfortable in my own skin! This summer I spoke with Ashley the RN at Quintessa--we had a wonderful conversation, she answered my questions and was so encouraging. Went in for my consultation and that was also wonderful---I met with Ashley and Dr Parkins. I went for it and scheduled my surgery--I was having a tummy tuck w/ muscle repair and lipo of the flanks. I felt great but obsessed with wanting more info so I would read the blogs from this site. I do feel the blogs really helped me be prepared but I will also say that the blogs also scared me to death --the talk of the pain! This is why I decided to write this.....the entire surgery was much better than I could have ever hoped it would be. I truly had no pain !!!!!!! I must say this is because of many things 1st Dr. Parkins was wonderful, she uses a pain pump that they lay along the muscle during surgery (this stays in for 3-4 days), 2nd I took the pain meds every 4 hours for the first three days --day three I stopped taking & only using Ibuprofen and 3rd listen to your body. I am happy to say today it has been a week and I am thrilled with results and how I feel. I know that much of this is because of Dr Parkins and Ashley. Ashley is there for every question I have had, she takes calls/texts any hour after surgery and very accommodating with whatever you need. My only regret is that I did not do this years ago!D
Milwaukee Plastic Surgeon

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4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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