The Plastic Surgeon and cost are no longer listed, as he has passed away.
Hey YouTubers!! I’ve decided to share this journey with you guys and I’m so happy I did it! The recovery process is long, but I’m sure it will be worth it!
*I had a Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair and Lipo on my flanks
Check out my review/updates on www.realself.com
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
An abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, is the surgical procedure designed to firm and smooth the abdomen. This cosmetic procedure removes excess fat and loose skin from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal wall. The result is a flatter, tighter abdominal profile.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of the body, face or neck. Liposuction can be used to slim the hips and thighs, flatten the abdomen, shape the calves and ankles or eliminate a double chin.
I started my research online just googling “tummy tuck and Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta, GA”. After reviewing multiple websites, doctors and procedures in Atlanta I honestly was not impressed. So, I decided to aim my search to my local area and I found a doctor that peaked my interest. I’ve been “looking” for years, but now I’m researching. In my opinion this is not a decision that happens overnight, you have to do your research.
As mentioned in this video, I frequently visit:
Real Self is a website to find doctors, get information and read/see actual experiences and reviews (good/bad) of people just like us interested in plastic surgery.
1. Finding a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is not hard. Once you find who you are interested in, search their name. There are many websites that will do the search for you.
This is an important step, because a licensed medical doctor, can “technically” perform any procedure whether they are not specialized in the area. In my research, I have found that it’s possible for an OBGYN doctor, an Oral Surgeon, Dermatologist etc. perform procedures out of their spectrum. For example: SmartLipo. This is not against the law, but I don’t know about you, I don’t want to go to an oral surgeon (teeth) for liposuction. For new teeth, yes! LOL. Going to a professional with years of experience would be the better choice.
Also, pictures are key too! If you can’t see the work, then that should worry you. Some PS have pictures via their websites or in their office. Or at the least, check out www.realself.com and look at your PS’s patient reviews pictures.
Lastly, go to your state medical board website to lookup any derogatory disciplinary actions and to verify qualifications of any medical licensed professional.
2. Liposuction alone, will not help with the loose skin I have surrounding my abdomen. Yes, it can help areas that aren’t loose for contouring. Exercise will not help either. Yes I can loose fat, and gain stronger muscles, but my skin won’t tighten.
Smart Lipo, is definitely not an option either. As my PS explained to me, it would be a waste of my money. I would still be unhappy because the skin would be hanging even more. Like I mentioned earlier Smart Lipo can be performed by an eye doctor. LOL. NO THANKS!
3. I forgot to mention in the video, I’m afraid of the pain/recovery. From what the PS said and all the personal reviews I’ve read, the worst days are the first two. Of course, you are prescribed pain medicine and guidelines for after the surgery. I’ve just never been under in that fashion, so I’m nervous. Dr. Cochran was reassuring of the recovery time, but I do realize everyone is different. I will say I’m thankful I don’t need abdominal muscle repair. (babies can cause those muscles to separate).
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