Dr. Prada was very honest about what he could do for me and what procedures needed to be done to achieve optimal results. He never tried to "sell me" on anything but rather explained things to me just as any surgeon would regarding any procedure, cosmetic or otherwise. His bedside manner is awesome, which is a total bonus as far as I'm concerned because the results and quality of work are what matters most to me.
The first time I got up to walk post-operatively was painful. There is no way to get around the pain that comes with having the muscle repair (I am a mother of 2). However, the pain pump that Dr. Prada uses, along with the pain medication and muscle relaxants Dr. Prada prescribes make the initial pain of the procedure manageable. I was up and walking with assistance, albeit hunched over, within a couple hours of surgery. Even the nurses on the floor told me how much they respected Dr. Prada's work and care of his patients.
Within a week I was starting to stand completely straight and now at 11 days I stand with a normal posture and only find myself stiff if I haven't stretched or stood up for any period of time. I haven't taken any prescription pain medications in 4 days. I will be back to work full-time next week, and I have no reservations about that since I am already feeling quite well and still have almost a week off. Don't get me wrong, I am still taking it easy but I ran several errands today without difficulty.
Dr. Prada is attentive and clearly has a gift for what he does. There is a certain art unique to plastic surgery that makes choosing a surgeon more difficult based on training and experience alone. His resume and portfolio of work are equally impressive. He has a portfolio of his work that he will go through with you at your consultation. The office staff is fantastic, especially the nurse that works along with Dr. Prada to help you through the pre-operative and post-operative process.
It's funny how many women, especially moms, are willing to invest in their families, homes, work, etc. without thinking twice but making the decision to invest in ourselves is more of a struggle. I am thankful I made the choice to do this now, even with young children, because I have many years to enjoy my results and I feel more motivated than ever to take care of my physical health. I would, without hesitation, send anyone I love to Dr. Prada if they were seeking a cosmetic procedure.