Still loving my results! - Virginia, VA

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Pros: Pain Free, Completely flat and no wrinkles...

Pros: Pain Free, Completely flat and no wrinkles around my navel

Cons: None thus far

I am 28 years old, 5'1" and 112 pounds. I decided to get a mim tummy tuck because I didn't like the appearance of my stomach after having 3 children. My navel was my biggest problem area and I've always wanted to get it fixed after I finished having children. I didn't have much skin but my skin puckered and had wrinkles around my navel. I was really nervous about getting it done because I've read that not too many people have been happy with their results. Before I decided to get it done I worked out a lot to get to where I wanted to be. I wanted to know exactly how my stomach was going to look once I've reached my goal.

When I went for my first consultation she explained everything single thing to me. I asked everything and she answered everything. There was no rushing or anything, she really took her time to make sure this is what I wanted to do. She initially told me that she would just pull the skin at the bottom of my navel and my navel wouldn't be detached. I went home and thought about and I knew I wouldn't be happy because the skin at the top wouldn't be touched. I didn't have enough skin for a full so the mini was my only option. My abs were already tight so she didn't need to tighten them and I didn't need lipo. So I called her back about a week later and expressed my concerns. She told me to come back in so we could discuss other options. I went back and she told me she could detach my navel and it would be lowered then perform the tuck. I was happy with knowing everything would be smoothed out.

I got it done on Aug 12, everything went well. She said I didn't even bleed that much. Slept a lot after I got home. I woke up later that night to eat because I was expecting to be in a lot of pain but I wasn't. I just new the pain would hit me any minute. Nope, never experienced any pain at all.

The next morning I took the bandages off and I was immediately happy. I was swollen but not uncomfortable. I had hernia repair surgery in February so I already had a compression garment and I've been wearing it faithfully to help with swelling.

I know I'm still in the healing process but so far I'm happy and very glad that I decided to get it done.

Oct 12, 2012 2 years later and still loving my...

Oct 12, 2012

2 years later and still loving my results. My stomach has tightened and abs have popped over the years due to weight training and healthy diet. I can barely see the scar...which I wasn't too worried about because it is VERY low. I couldn't be happier!

I get a lot of questions about my scar so I wanted...

I get a lot of questions about my scar so I wanted to update....
First off my scar is super super low, too low to take a pic without showing everything else. It's about 5 inches long, I am able to wear a Brazilian bikini bottom without it showing...that's how low it is.
Because she detached my navel she was able pull the skin above my navel downwards to make everything smooth. I know that's not common in mini's but that's what she did to achieve the results I wanted.
From the time I got the surgery until now I've never had any complications.
I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Dr. Elizabeth Garreau

She is very friendly, thorough and makes sure you fully understand everything before making any decisions.

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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