Tummy Tuck ~ Newport News, VA

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I am 35 yrs old and mom of 3 beautiful girls....

I am 35 yrs old and mom of 3 beautiful girls. After 3 pregnancy my tummy isn't the same. I have done many classes at the gym from yoga, zumba, weights, steps, etc... nothing work for make my tummy at least half way the way I was before having babies. I had done also p90x & insanity and no improvement.

I just schedule my surgery for Feb 3rd, 2012. I'm excited but also so freaked out about the thought of going under general anesthesia and never waking up. I don't like the thought of being unconscious and not knowing what's happening.

I been searching for months a good plastic surgeon (got great tips from this site on how to find one) I had 3 consults and saw many pictures before & after online from other doctors in my area. I decided on the surgeon that is ABPS & ASPS. He make me feel comfortable and I like the before & after pictures of previous tummy tucks he performed.

I am SO nervous about my upcoming TT! I have read...

I am SO nervous about my upcoming TT! I have read so much about them and really appreciate everything that I have found on here! My husband is very supportive. I am blessed to have him in my life! he supports me on this and is going to be taking care of me thru this. He’ll help me the first 2 weeks! He says he love me the way I am, but I know he will love the results just as much or more when everything is said and done. My stats: small frame, 5’1”, 123 lbs (my weight before pregnancies was 90 lbs - highest weight was 170 lbs) I was left with terrible stretch marks and sagging skin as you can see.

I’m nervous, but I’m feeling so much better...

I’m nervous, but I’m feeling so much better now about my surgery!!! I cannot believe that my day is almost here! The weeks have flown by since I have scheduled this surgery. My hubby got all my prescriptions (Keflex, Percocet, Phenergan & Xarelto) which was a journey (he had to go to 2 different military pharmacies and at the end he got the last 2 at cvs)… got ScarAway for c-sections, slippers, comfortable clothes, soduko, books, etc… I’m trying to get ready at home for the big day with all the cleaning, etc… I spent so much time on this forum and can’t thank you all enough for sharing your advice, recoveries, photos and well wishes. I had never had any kind of surgery so RS is just what I needed to prepare me for this surgery! Thanks also to the kind advice & support of the ladies here!

I’ll probably need have a scar revision because...

I’ll probably need have a scar revision because the left side of my scar is a little higher than the right side... Is so tight and swollen on my left side... I know is not my ps fault... it's just the way I'm healing... Luckily my Dr. wants perfection as much as I do! And after a few months he will be fixing it!! (love my Dr.!)

BB-was black... after the first week started looking like beef jerky... I never put nothing on it and after like 4 weeks it started shedding on it's own... now looks normal!
Newport News Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Blanchard was very polite and never made me feel uncomfortable. He answered every question I had no matter how little or silly it may have seemed. I am very happy with my tummy and I am only five weeks out. Prior to meeting Dr. Blanchard, I had consults with other doctors but I felt comfortable with him. He answered all my questions. The surgery went well, from what I remember. My stomach looks amazing (compared with before) and the scar is super low and healing well. I am five weeks post-op and feeling better every day. I would highly recommend Dr. Blanchard and his staff for your tummy tuck.

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