Patient Stories

Tummy Tuck Story - submitted by J.A.S.D

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

I needed to feel and look better after having 2 kids, one of which was born at 12lbs. and 5oz. I really needed a tummy tuck. I work out often and lost a lot of weight I just couldn't get the results I wanted with excercise alone. My stomach was still flabby. I chose a tummy tuck to take care of that and also had breast enlargement because my breasts lost mass and elasticity because of breast feeding.

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

At first my friends and family were worried and thought I looked good the way I was, but then they saw the change in my figure and how happy I was. They soon realized how great my decision was.

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

1800mySurgeon helped me a lot. I know lots of my friends and family who have had surgery done and they looked and felt horrible because they chose a doctor who was less expensive and not qualified, so of course I was very fearful. If it wasn't for 1800mySurgeon I honestly never would have gone through with the surgery. My patient coordinator, Rachel, really took the time and was very helpful and patient and always willing to give me the name of many doctors so that when I made my choice it was the one I was most comfortable with. The doctors were all very much qualified and I felt so safe.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

My surgery was a little more painful than I thought it would be, but at the same time it was well worth it. The results are phenomenal. I couldn't be happier! Recovery time was about a little over 6 weeks but every patient is different. My friend had the procedure done and she was up and running the same day with breast augmentation. Once you go through that pain it's well worth it. Dr. Gartner's office was so great. His staff was so caring and professional. I felt as if I have known them forever, like they were family. Dr. Gartner is caring and very knowledgeable in what he does. He also called me at my house the same day of the surgery after I came home to see how I was doing. Now that was above and beyond what I would have expected of him. He's always accessable for questions and you never have to wait to speak with him. He's always there when you need him for whatever questions and concerns you have.

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

I advise others to chose 1800mySurgeon because they will help you make the most educated decision. They help you look for a doctor until you feel that doctor is the right one for you. With the help they provide it saves you a lot of time web surfing and guessing which could cost you your health and money in the long run. With 1800mySurgeon the surgeons they refer are all Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. The doctors are more than willing to let you talk to other patients for a first hand account of the doctor and their results.

How do you feel about your result?

I couldn't be happier with the results Dr. Gartner provided me with. Besides changing my breast and tummy, what these procedures did to my self-esteem and morale is priceless. I would have never thought I could ever look this good.. I just wish I would have done this sooner. My husband can't keep his hands off me! Dr. Gartner is by far the best doctor in the world! Thanks 1800mySurgeon!

find out more about this procedure: tummy tuck