Patient Stories

Tummy Tuck Story - submitted by XEXA

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

I had an ugly scar and 'lap over skin' from an apendectomy. I gained and lost weight through three childred. I finally decided a change was in order; I was nearly back to a good weight, moving on with my life, traveling, etc. I just couldn't stand the loose skin hanging through my abdominal area. I contacted your service for a referral. I instantly was very pleased with Dr. Daiza and Sabrina. I went on line to look at surgeries and Utube stories, nothing scared me or made me want to change my mind. I am alot older than many of the people in the videos, but I am healthy! The surgery was six days ago and I feel so good, the only medication I used was the antibiotic. I already like the way I look and when the swelling goes down, I know I will be even more happy!

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

My husband kept reminding me "it's major surgery", but if you really feel you need it, do it. My three grown sons said "go for it! you deserve it". My girlfriend had it a year ago, she is one tough cookie and thinks I'm a whimp, but she said as long as I had help I could do it!

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

I was given Dr Daiza's name and some information. I followed up and looked up everything on her. They even had Sabrina call me for my appt. I appreciated all of that as it was on my mind, but easy to put off or 'forget'.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

No! not the surgery; I was out like a light! But the prep was very good, everyone involved spoke with me very kindly. The recovery was very good. I had an overnight hospital stay which I was grateful for, as was my husband. I was treated very well, everyone was attentive and helpful. I walked the same day as surgery which made us all feel good!

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

DO IT! But, be prepared and informed. If you don't get a 'warm fuzzy feeling' check out more doctors. An overnight stay I thinkk should be mandatory and in a really good facility like I had.

How do you feel about your result?

It has only been 6 days, but I feel great! No aches, pains, stiffness, just the normal swelling from a surgery. Not having to take any medications was wonderful and I think it had alot to do with the surgeon and her expertice. I know it will be several weeks before I will have my 'final look', but feeling and looking so good right now is amazing! My scar is very low and a good curve, something I did not see in several videos online.

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find out more about this procedure: tummy tuck