Patient Stories

Liposuction / Liposculpture Story - submitted by Missy C.

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

Like most people, having children was pretty rough on my body. I did not like the way I looked or felt about my appearance. I tried to exercise and stick to a healthy eating schedule, but having small children in the house made that really hard. To top it all off, I was still left with loose skin, and could not tighten my stomach muscles for anything. I seemed to have only two options. Having a "Mommy Makeover" or just simply living with it. The second option never really had a chance. I am only 32 years old, and was not ready to give up on my youth yet. I had a lot of guilt for wanting to have this for myself, and even tried to talk myself out it, because of the cost. My husband told me that I should do it. Money isn't important, if you're not happy you lose anyway. He was right! The day I stepped in Dr. Kaufmans office, I really felt at ease. The staff was really sweet, and they made me feel at home. I liked the whole staff so much, that I scheduled my surgery that same day. I do not regret it at all! I would recommend it for anybody that was unhappy and had no other choice. I would do it over again in a heart beat.

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

My family supported my decision 100%. They all knew how unhappy I was after I had my babies. I just wanted to look like myself again. My sister was worried, because she wanted to make sure that I had properly researched everything, right down to my decision between saline or silicon. I assured her that I had done all of this and more. This was my last chance. I was not going into it blind. My husband was the biggest support system I had. He said that my happiness was his happiness. After the procedure, I am VERY happy. I feel like I got a little bit of my old self back.

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

I have got to be honest, when I got the first call, I almost did not answer it. I did though, and the patient coordinator on the other line already had information for me and a list of Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons in my area. She sent the doctor's office an email that day to have them schedule me for a consultation. The call came that evening when I got home. The patient coordinator from 1800mySurgeon called and checked on how my consult went, I then informed her that I had scheduled my surgery. 1800mySurgeon was very helpful finding Dr. Kaufman for me, I would never have know about this great doctor otherwise. If someone was looking for a surgeon, I would recommend 1800mySurgeon to them.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The surgery came pretty fast. The day of my surgery I went to the office and they got me in my gown, and walked me through all the procedures. They were very clear on everything. When I woke up, I was very disoriented. I did not have any pain, just pressure. I had a tummy tuck, so I felt like I was in a corset. It was a little hard to breathe at first and I felt very sick to my stomach. I got medicine for my stomach, and then I was really tired. I had to go back in the next morning to be checked and the doctor was amazed at how much I moving around. I didn't have to take much pain medication, I feel that I healed really fast.

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

The advice I would give to someone considering having these procedures is DO IT!! You only have this one life. I believe that if it makes you happy, than go for it. Don't go beating yourself up about the cost, if that is the only thing stopping you, then you have not researched all your options. I would do it again in a heartbeat. It does something for your self-esteem that nothing else compares to. You do not have to "just deal with it", you can have what you want. Research everything before you do it to find the right options for you.

How do you feel about your result?

I feel like I got another chance at looking my age, I feel FABULOUS! Everyone around me has made comments about my new attitude towards life, and how great I look. I carry myself different now. I have a lot more confidence in myself. The scars are not that bad, I had two c-sections. The scars are already fading a lot and it has only been six months. Make sure you listen to your doctor, and follow the instructions he or she tells you. Remember, only you can make a difference in the way you feel. I did this for me, and it turned out being better for everyone around me.

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