Every Day is Getting Better - Saint Louis, MO

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7 Days Post Op This site has been so helpful...

7 Days Post Op

This site has been so helpful during my journey so I wanted to share my experience in hopes that I can be of help to others.

My insurance approved me for hernia and muscle repair so I opted to pay extra for the “tummy tuck” portion of the surgery. The only downfall to this was that I was limited to my choice of Plastic Surgeons. I had several consultations with many doctors and while I am happy with my choice I can’t honestly say I would have chosen him if I could have picked from all of them out there.

So far things have been good and uneventful, but I am really concerned with my bunched up and pleated scar. I know it is too early to see the true outcome, but I don’t see anyone else on here with a scar similar to mine. I also think my bellybutton is kind of low.

I am trying not to be so negative, but I was supposed to have a post-op appointment today but it was cancelled at the last minute due to an unexpected emergency. I was really hoping to get one or both of these stupid drains removed and now I have to wait until Monday. Grrrr….

9 Days Post Op: Okay, so I am going to try and be...

9 Days Post Op: Okay, so I am going to try and be positive for a bit. I am feeling a lot better today. I am walking upright a little more, I am not as sore and I seem to have more energy.

I really miss picking up my 22 month old son. This whole experience has been such an emotional roller coaster ride. I think that once these drains are out I will feel somewhat normal again. These things are so annoying and they keep pulling and tugging on my skin... ouch! Hopefully tomorrow one or both can be removed. Fingers crossed.... I'm going to try and take some new pics either today or tomorrow.

9 Month Update

I don't have much time to write but I just wanted to post some recent pics. I'll have to take some of my scar, but I am really happy with my outcome. This site was such a help for me and I hope that my photos and reviews can help someone else out. I'll be back later to write more.
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon

I decided on Dr. Myckatin after four consults with other surgeons. He did a great job! I highly recommend him and his awesome staff.

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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