I Look Better Now Than I Did when I Was a "Skinny Teenager". - Richmond, VA

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I had a full tummy-tuck and liposuction. I also...

I had a full tummy-tuck and liposuction. I also had liposuction of my inner thighs. The cost was very reasonable for the work done and the results.

I am 38 years old, 5'7 and have an extra 10lbs that never goes away. I have worked out for years with personal trainers and eat ok. My tummy was never flat. From the side view, there was a lot of me. It's genetics, I carry my fat in my midsection. I only had one child and a c-section, but that was enough to add extra unattractiveness to the area. I had liposuction a couple of years ago with another doctor, but that only improved my shape slightly. I assure you, if I lost 20lbs, I would still have a tummy and my breast would look deflated and feel worse.

This review is about six/seven weeks post-op and I am so happy. My bust size is still 40 inches and my stomach from below my breast down to below my belly-button is 32 inches. My hips are the same size as before. It is a very attractive look in clothes and bathing suits.

I also had liposuction of my inner thighs. My jeans look better and fit better.

I'm so thankful of this new look, I have been and will be mindful of my eating and activity to keep my shape.

Ok, what did I have to do to get to today? The recovery was hard. My son stayed at my mom's house for a week and my husband took care of me for probably five days. I was very sore and very tired. I took naps everyday. I could not do any type of housework for a month. I walked hunched over for at least a week. Truth- a week of omg crazy "what did I do", two weeks of soreness and the need to take something for the pain (not narcotics for two weeks-but something over the counter even 10+ days out). Everyday got progressively better. I do not work, but I am not sure I would have been able to return after two weeks. It was ALL worth it.

If you can afford it, have the time off from work, the resolve to let yourself recover then you can look and feel fantastic.

I am so happy I worked with Dr. Chen. Everything was awesome! The surgical suite, surgical staff, medical staff, and business professional were all fantastic. The pre-op appointment with his nurse was extremely helpful and covered everything. Nothing was rushed, every question was answered. I never waited more than the time to sit in a chair or change into a gown before I was called back or Dr. Chen was ready to see me. But, the biggest reason to work with Dr. Chen is him. He is a very skilled and knowledgeable surgeon. He had a vision of what my end result would look like and explained it to me very clearly. He was also honest about the recovery. My mother and I have both worked with another plastic surgeon in Richmond and I knew I wanted more than just a good doctor for my tummy tuck. I wanted to work with someone who I was comfortable talking to and being examined by. I could not recommend Dr. Chen more highly.

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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