Patient Stories

Liposuction / Liposculpture Story - submitted by V.G.

find out more about this procedure: tummy tuck

Share your story about why you considered and ultimately had cosmetic surgery.

I have had children and I couldn't get my stomach back to the way it was before children. I lost some weight before I had the surgery because I felt it would help improve the results. I decided to do the surgery because I felt it would help improve my appearance and let me feel more confident about how I look.

How did your friends and family feel about your decision to have a procedure?

My friends and family were very supportive of my decision. They helped me through my recovery and gave me encouragement when I needed it.

How did 1800MySurgeon help you through the process of finding a qualified plastic surgeon?

1800mySurgeon helped me by finding a qualified plastic surgeon in my area that really knew what he was doing. The gave me all his info and let me know if there were any complaints against him. (There weren't.)

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

My surgery took about 6 hours, obviously I don't remember that part, but my recovery was pretty painful initially. I have had a c-section and I found this more painful in the beginning, but I felt I bounced back quicker with this surgery. I would definitely recommend it to anyone with excess skin in their abdominal region.

What advice would you give to another person considering your same procedure?

My advice would be to do it. The pain is worth it and I feel so much better about my body post surgery than I did pre-surgery. The scar is large, but it is very low and would be covered by a bikini. My husband doesn't even comment on it. I also would recommend losing any weight you want to prior to the procedure so that the surgeon can tighten you as much as possible.

How do you feel about your result?

I am extremely pleased with my result. My surgeon commented in a recent follow up visit how tiny I look now. I have received lots of compliments and I feel GREAT about the way I look.

find out more about this procedure: tummy tuck