Patient Stories

Tummy Tuck Story - submitted by Arlene

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

I am the mother of 7 children and after all those children, it was time to take care of myself. My stomach muscles were so stretched out, there was no way that I could ever dream of having the flat tummy I had while I was a dancer during my teenage years.

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

They were happy to see me happy about myself again. They supported me all the way. I had a friend drop me off at my surgery appointment and had my husband pick me up after he got off work. My children helped me dress and get settled for the day. They were real supporters of my surgery.

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

1800mySurgeon contacted me right away and told me all about Dr. Kaufman. I went in a couple of days later to see him and I was treated with utmost respect. When I left the office that day, I had my surgery set for the following month.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The surgery staff was wonderful. After surgery I went home with a pain pump for three days and then never used any pain medication after that. I didn't feel any pain after surgery and Dr. Kaufman was able to remove a scar that I carried around for 10 years. After the third day I was feeling normal again. My stomach is flat and my breasts are just right. I feel great about myself again thanks to Dr. Kaufman and his staff. You could not ask for a better Doctor to explain and treat you with respect than Dr. Kaufman.

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

Make sure that you are doing it for yourself and not for someone else. I was going to have the breast enlargement done 3 years ago but I changed my mind at the last minute because I was doing it for the wrong reasons. I was doing it for my husband and not for myself. This time I was ready to do it for myself. I am glad that I waited and that I decided to go with Dr. Kaufman.

How do you feel about your result?

It has only been 3 weeks since my surgery and I feel great with no problems at all . It is hard to remember that I had surgery and that I am still limited to certain activities. I just want to get out to the gym again and show off what Dr. Kaufman has done for me.

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