Needing a Mommy Change. San Diego, CA

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Dr. Munish Batra is amazing doctor. He has great...

Dr. Munish Batra is amazing doctor. He has great bedside manor and actually cares about his patients. I consulted with him back in May in regards to me getting a tummy tuck. I used to be real overweight all my life, weight fluctuated and I had 2 children via c section. No matter how much I worked out and how nice my abs felt they was not going to show. I hated the fact of having to pull my shirt down and pants up to cover up my hanging skin. I am so thankful for having Dr. Batra help me. I see him usually on a daily basis way before my husband talked to him about doing a consult and he came to me and told me to come in for a consult and see what we can do. I won't regret that decision. I am only 5 days post op, I feel swollen but I feel good. I can definitely tell I am way smaller and the skin is gone. I will recommend him to everyone I know because he's not only a great plastic surgeon, he is a great person! He is very genuine and I respect him as a person and doctor for very many things that we have talked about.

5 days post op pic

Day of surgery July 3 2015 and 5 days post op side by side

2 weeks post op

2 weeks from the day today I had an extended abdominoplasty and liposuction of the flanks by the best doctor ever!!
Dr. Batra is amazing his follow up has always been quick. If I text him about an issue and send a pic he responds so quick and puts my mind to ease since I was having a few issues with my belly button and was being worry wort haha! I am so thankful to have found a wonderful doctor like Dr. M Batra!!
The glue is starting to peel off and if the whole incision looks as good as the spots I can see (which I know they will) I will definitely be a very happy camper. No scar would be amazing after therapy.
I am no longer dependent on pain medicine. I am working and have been on my feet more than I should and sometimes in the evening I just take a half a pain pill and i feel more discomfort than anything. I still take the anxiety medicine and wake up sometimes in the evening and it helps me fall back asleep.

Before pictures

Here are some photos of before

Pic update almost 3 weeks

I had a check up with dr Batra yesterday. Everything looks very well!! Belly button is healing well and the incision. He told me I can start gentle massage to my incision to loosen up everything which I started yesterday. After reading on here they suggested doing the massage in the shower with soap and I used the dial antibacterial soap and oh that felt great and I can tell a difference in just one day of doing massage today my skin feels not so tight and I'm just wearing a compression tank top and some shorts. I really hated my binder he suggested for me to try some compression wear. I bought some spanxx type garments. They felt a lot better than the binder but really hard to get up n down when you are needing to use the restroom so I went back to the binder before bed. I feel great, just tender in my flanks which I know is from the liposuction and I feel uneven, but I know the massage will help smooth everything out! I am still really swollen, but I am down 9 lbs since having surgery. Which means I am only 10 lbs from my goal, I am so glad to have a skilled plastic surgeon give me the best care possible. I can see my upper abdominal muscles which is awesome!! I sneezed in front of the mirror and it hurt, but I seen my abdominal pop out and was like wow that's nice to see haha!

Massage relief!

I have been doing massage every day and a few times a day. I had my husband use scargo to massage into my incision scar. I can feel all the knots and I can tell the massage I have been doing all over helps with the soreness.
The only thing that sucks is I feel so flabby ugh. I have read on here it takes awhile for the skin to jump back after liposuction so I will be ready for that. Wanted to post a few updated pics since doing the massage.
I have not felt too much pain. Just more tenderness in my flanks. My incision is looking really good and when standing my stomach is so flat it is definitely a great feeling.
I sat out in the sun the past 2 days and I am feeling really burnt. I feel like I sweated out a lot haha

5 weeks post op

So I have had a crazy past few weeks, so I am going to post some updates. Finally got moved and kind of settled. Waiting for our furniture and my wonderful bed which I miss so much!! Air mattresses are no fun.
My healing has been great and I have been doing a lot more massage because I feel a bunch of knots and tightness which the massage is helping. Each day I do harder massage i can notice a big difference in the morning. I just had my husband do massage on my sides and hips and that hurt but I know it will help. The numbness in my hips seems to be decreasing as well.

New pic updates

So I started exercising again and man do I feel sore. I just took some pics this morning so I will post them today and some pics I took when I started the scaraway strips. I've been using them for about 2 days and after just one day I was amazed at the difference of my scar. I fee great sometimes feel a little pain here n there. Upper abs felt a little sore today so I decided to not work out today. I can't wait to get my body looking the way I want it to. Once I get the bloating n swelling down it will be awesome haha

12 week post op

Everything has been going good. Pretty sure I have a stitch spitting on my side but other than that healing well. Been working so much haven't been able to exercise as much and have had a bit of bowel blockage issues which caused a fluctuation in weight. Working on getting it back down. Down 3 lbs since I figured that was the issue. Been using scar away and it helps a lot make the scar fine and soft. I'll post some pics from today.

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14 weeks post op

I'm so excited. I've been working out back to my normal self kind of haha. I can definitely tell I am starting to tone back up from not being able to work out.
Today I did really light abdominal exercises. It didn't hurt just felt a little twinge. I will post some pics I did side by side before n after the pic was taken a few days ago

1 year post op

I am one year post op as of tomorrow lol. It's ok to post now, what is a day haha. So after a rough winter, weight gain from the holidays and what not. I picked up my cardio and have been working out about 6 days a week.

Down to 156 right now, have some muscle definition, just have about 10 more lbs to go and I will be good to go.

Scar is healing well, I use sunscreen highest spf when I tan so around the scar is white.

I haven't had any follow up appointments since I am in ny and not Cali anymore. It has been awhile since I've updated. I still sometimes feel massive tightness after working out. Running today I did 20 mins and felt my abs tighten and they stayed feeling hard for a few minutes after I stopped. Stretched too. Which feels really good for my core and abdominal muscle. I massage still. Sometimes I have to I only do abs maybe twice a week, can't do too intense every day.

Very genuine and the best plastic surgeon!

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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