I estimated the cost of my tummy tuck, just because I also had breast implants and liposuction. So, I don't remember the individual costs. But since I know the total cost, I was able to make a pretty accurate estimate of each individual surgery.
Dr Law and his staff are amazing. Each individual staff member in their own way. He took his time with me, made suggestions, listened to mine. He also had an impeccable bedside manor. His nurse practitioner, Tracey Barlow, was great as well. She was so helpful. I emailed her anytime I had questions. Sometimes 3 or 4 times a day. Yet, she answered every single email, or once she actually just called me. She was able to provide me with any and all information I needed. The rest of his staff were just wonderful. Very friendly.
I was really scared the morning of surgery. They did everything they could to keep me calm. The nurse didn't leave my side. I was never left alone. She talked to me the entire time I was getting prepped for surgery.
Everyone who was going to be in the operating room with me introduced themselves prior to surgery. Then, when it was time, the anesthesiologist told me that he was going to give me something in my iv to help me relax, so I wouldn't be so nervous as I was being wheeled over to the O.R. He was young and had a really nice smile. That is the last thing I remember prior to surgery.
As I woke up from surgery, I just felt really tired, and my stomach was cramping up pretty bad. My nurse was right beside of me. It was so nice to not have to wake up alone. She did everything she could to help me control the pain. I was also a little loopy. From the anesthesia, I assume.
The facility was very comfortable. It did not feel like a hospital in the "Oh my gosh, I hate hospitals" type of way. It wasn't freezing, nor did it smell like hand sanitizer. It did, however, feel like a hospital in the, "I feel safe" type of way. The nurses were great helping me throughout the night. They helped me to the bathroom, gave me pain medication when I needed it. And not once made me feel like an inconvenience. The experience was way more enjoyable than I expected.
I have heard of Dr's who give you the option or send you home after surgery, but I could not imagine leaving that office right after surgery. I had a much better piece of mind staying in Dr Law's office overnight.
I am ecstatic about my results! Dr Law truly is an artist. I never thought my stomach could look or feel like this. It has only been 19 days. I was pleased with my results at day 3, yet it continues to look better daily. And my scar is getting lighter and lighter. My swelling is continuing to go down. I can tell that I still have some, but like I said, it looks better and better every single day. I am nowhere close to being 100% recovered, yet I am already this happy with my results. I can't even imagine how I'm going to look in 6 months. Or this time next year.
I would absolutely do it over again if I had to. Dr Law is a little on the expensive side. But you get what you pay for. If you have ever seen a knock off Louis Vuitton bag after owning an authentic Louis Vuitton bag, I'm sure you noticed how poor the quality is in the knock off bag. And they tear up very easily. Thankfully that's just a handbag. What if that was your body that you decided to pinch pennies on. So, you chose to go with a lesser qualified plastic surgeon, or maybe someone who has a poor rating score. Then wonder why you had a bad experience, or got an infection, or simply are just not satisfied with your results. I know I'd be kicking myself in the butt, wishing I would have spent that extra $2000 dollars. If you want top of the line results, you have to pay top of the line prices. I will never see another plastic surgeon again. I am so thankful that I took the time to Dr shop on google and realself.com by reading testimonials and reviews. I saw 2 plastic surgeons before I was introduced to Dr Law. I am so grateful that I didn't settle for a dr just because his office was closer to my home, or because his prices were cheaper.
SO EXCITED ABOUT BATHING SUIT SEASON!!!
My best advice to anyone who is considering plastic surgery of any type is always keep in mind that you get what you pay for!