Location: Houston, TX
Member since 7/18/2013


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  • 1 review
  • 1 discussion
  • 3 questions

Reviews & Stories

Tummy Tuck, Muscle Repair, Lipo - Houston, TX

I have gone up and down with my weight for many years. I decided a year and a half ago to get in shape. I lost 60 lbs and still going. My stomach has not improved much and is bothersome in many ways. I'm 36 with two kiddos, the youngest is 4. I'm very scared for my procedure but also ready for the day to come! Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning. This is the first time I've ever taken... READ MORE

Questions from emily77

Tummy Tuck W Lipo/Factor V Okay?

I have Factor V, no history of blood clots, no problems w c section, been cleared by my hematologist. Two PS I consulted with are familiar/comfortable w the surgery, have... READ MORE

Do You Wear the Compression Garment Directly After Surgery?

I was just trying to picture how the drains and compression garment work together. I'm assuming the drains are right below the garment. My PS said he has patients where the... READ MORE

6 month post op of Tummy Tuck and muscle repair, can I take my Bodypump class now?

It has been six months and I started back at my Bodypump class. My dr said no crunches or work that focuses just on abs..... ease into it and stop if it hurts. Now I'm scared I... READ MORE

Discussions started by emily77

I went on three consults for a tummy tuck in the Houston area. I'm debating betwenn Dr. straka and Dr. Lyos. Both great doctors.

Does anyone have any input on either doctor? Thanks so much. I've done plenty of research but want to hear fom yall :) READ MORE

Recent comments from emily77

Skinnyinside!!! So glad to hear from you and that your appt went great! I'm in the same boat as you. Don't you love Lyos?! I see him again in August. Dissappointed in my last visit on my part because I had questions but was emotional,... READ COMMENT

Prayers your way! Good luck! It will turn out great. My dr did upper ab lipo during surgery but mostly upper sides. I'm just going to have to lose my 15! I can't afford another procedure. This healing process is up and down! READ COMMENT

Thanks! Do you have to go under again or is it an in office lipo procedure? Thank you for the info! READ COMMENT

Thank you. I'm on the fence about continuing with Bodypump. He told me I could do it but just no crunches at all. So I use light weight for all the other tracks.... chest, squats, etc but completely skip the ab track. I asked the... READ COMMENT

Wow! Well... At least you are there doing the work, getting healthy. I'm sure in the long run the BMI will def go down. I want to lose a new back roll along with 15 pounds. They popped up out of nowhere!!! Keep me posted. I'm on week... READ COMMENT