Location: Missouri
Member since 11/7/2011


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Reviews & Stories

Full TT, Bit o' Lipo, Medial Thigh Lift done June 2012 - so far so really really good!

I am 50 years old, 4 kids ranging from 24 to nearly 8 (first one C-section, good scar; the rest VBAC), and family propensity for belly apron. Top weight was 235 in 1998 at 5'3" - morbidly obese BMI. Started Atkins several years ago and have slowly lost 80 pounds now. Apple body habitus so I know I will never have a lovely curvy shape but frustrating to lose all that weight and only a... READ MORE

Questions from looking4change

Am I At The Right Weight For a Full TT, Breast Lift, and Medial Thigh Lift? (photo)

I am 50 years old, lost 80 pounds over several years through low-carb, and have been 15 pounds shy of "normal" BMI for over 6 months now (155 pounds at 5'3")... READ MORE

Is There a Health Benefit of Fat Removal in Tummy Tuck Similar To Losing Belly Fat The Traditional Way?

Not trying for insurance coverage, just wondering - I know abdominal fat is worse heart-health-wise than hip fat. Could the removal of fat in a full TT improve a patient's... READ MORE

Recent comments from looking4change

Having read a bit of your comments, our situations are different. You hopefully have seen Dr. Cannova's before/afters, and know he has done spectacular work - he specializes in reconstruction after breast cancer iirc. But a lot... READ COMMENT

Sorry, not Dr. Hansen, meant Dr. Swanson. And I never did meet him, met Dr. Hall who has his own office, and Dr. Rast who is in the same office as Dr. Cannova. Dr. Rast is a hand specialist and is nice, but Dr. Cannova specializes in... READ COMMENT

Well, I'll see if I can explain. When I say he did a good job with what he had to work with, I mean I had lost 80 pounds, have a short torso (it's not high, I'm just wide and low, lol), and had a *lot* of stretch marks and a wide belly... READ COMMENT

I also met Dr. Swanson and he was nice, but went with Dr. Cannova and just glad I did, he did a good job with what he had to work with. :} The pain pump is an option but no pain pump for me (extra $300) and it was not necessary, the... READ COMMENT

Jeepers, I lived in my electric recliner for at least a couple of weeks. If I hadn't had that, I presume my best positions would have been on the side for sleeping (drain placement may affect that) with pillow between knees, and... READ COMMENT