Patient Stories

Tummy Tuck Story - submitted by R.A.H.

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

4 months have past - great Doctor - caring, honest about what is needed not needed and what to expect. I was very realistic before I went so the outcome is great. I had 4 procedures done and he watched me very closely and even called me several times to make sure I was doing well. Highly recommend Dr. Tattelbaum

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

My family thinks I look great and very refreshed. I am only 49 and 135pds I am not trying to look 20, just did not want to look so tired and my body was very disproportioned. So everyone is happy for me and said it looks very natural

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

they suggusted Dr. Tattelbaum I did not know who to see. Liked him right away and so did my husband very impressed

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

My Surgery was about 6 hrs, and was 3 wks before I felt well enough to take care of myself, 2 months and I was able to straighten up. My face was very bruised, took some time for the left side of my face to clear up from the bruising. There were no complications but having all 4 procedures done is very rough on me and my body(and would do it again). But I am very healthy so the Doctor was able to complete all 4 at one time. There was no gaurentee that he could do them all at once. Full recovery I am told can take upto a year. Takes quite some time for nerves to heal and repair, there is still alot of numiness after 4 month and some of the scars itch.

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

Be realistic about what you want, listen to your Doctor. Having multiple procedures is hard on the body. My Husband took off 2 weeks to take care of me. I am very active so boredom took its tole I realy could not do anything. If it wasn't for my husband recovery could have taken longer. Actual full recovery and results take 6 months to 1 year

How do you feel about your result?

I am very pleased and so is my husband. I am more comfortable in my clothes and my face, people who do not know what I had done tell me I look great and what ever I am doing keep it up. So I have gotten my results and is very happy

find out about the surgeon who performed the surgery
find out more about this procedure: tummy tuck