Patient Stories

Tummy Tuck Story - submitted by Deb

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

I spent the last 12 months getting healthy and back into shape. I looked great in my clothes. Undressed, I looked bad - after two C-sections more than 18 years ago and 50 pounds of weight loss. I had loose skin hanging down and my breasts were very saggy.

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

My friends and family were very supportive. They affirmed that I had worked very hard to look good and a body tune up was a great step to finish the job.

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

1800mySurgeon gave me personalized service, access to important information about the procedures and the doctors. 1800mySurgeon helped me by providing information on how to evaluate plastic surgeons and risks associated with each of the procedures. 1800mySurgeon only supplies highly regarded Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

Dr. Sutkin did an excellent job of describing the procedure, associated risks, and details of how the surgery would be performed. I was well prepared for the surgery and recovery. I expected the tummy tuck to be more difficult and painful than it was. I had unexpected pain with the breast lift because of hyper-sensitive nerve endings, but the pain went away after the first week.

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

It's worth it! While the first week of recovery is challenging, the healing process is fast and amazing. Remember that in a breast lift, the surgeon moves your nipples upward. It is painful while the nerve endings heal, but the pain is manageable with medication. I had a severe nerve pain in my left breast that went away after 4 days. The nipples remain tender but not painful.

How do you feel about your result?

I am so happy with the results. It has rebuilt my self-esteem and people are amazed at how great I look.

find out more about this procedure: tummy tuck