Patient Stories

Tummy Tuck Story - submitted by Kleas

find out more about this procedure: tummy tuck

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

I had my daughter when I was 22 years old. I found out I was pregnant when she was 10 months old. I brought home twin boys when she was 19 months. The boys weighed 6.5 and 7.5 pounds. I had them by C-section. Needless to say I was stretched out. For 19 years, I couldn't work off the pooch! I hated the "belly" that I had! I actually became so disgusted with myself when I looked in the mirror. I had to get this "belly" off of me!!

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

My husband loved me and said that my "belly" represented what I had to go through to have our babies and he respected what it represented. My kids were excited because they knew of my struggle for years with this "extra baggage" that I was carrying around! My extended family were also excited for me and supported me 100%.

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

1800MySurgeon was awesome! It gave me the background and information to find Dr. Sutkin. I was impressed right away with his background and credentials. I so appreciate this service! 1800mySurgeon helped me finally make the decision to go ahead with my surgery because I felt confident that they had provided me with the information that I needed to make an informed decision.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

Dr. Sutkin was amazing! He was so calming and actually excited for me to get this surgery. He said that he loves to help people like me to feel better about themselves. His expertise was comforting and his staff was fun and reassuring! My recovery was a little rough in that the drains that I had in my incisions hurt and I got an infection in one of them. Dr. Sutkin was available to me 24/7 and when I contacted him he was on it! His care and concern for me were evident and appreciated. He was so kind and caring. Otherwise I really didn't have too tough of a time.

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

Do it! I am so very glad that I did. I carried this stomach around, hating myself because of it, finding it impossible to fit into pants because of it and now I feel awesome! Don't wait! You will be so glad that you did!

How do you feel about your result?

Fantastic! My C-section scar was fixed and incorporated into the new much thinner tummy tuck scar! I love my flat tummy and especially love the way pants fit me! I don't mind looking at myself in the mirror anymore! Dr. Sutkin is my hero! He did such fantastic work! I truly chose the best!

find out more about this procedure: tummy tuck