Tummy Tuck Patient Savannah Loves her New Look Onstage & Off

Posted October 23, 2012 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Savannah was a winner when it came to weight loss. Over the course of a year she lost 65 pounds and has managed to keep it off since 2004. Savannah is very conscious of her diet and works out religiously in order to maintain her weight loss. Unfortunately, the weight loss left her with a lot of excess skin in her abdomen that no amount of exercise could fix.

“I was working out in the gym 2 hours a day and nothing was changing with my abdomen. Later I found out that it wasn’t fat. It was excess skin from my weight loss. I was so frustrated. I worked really hard to lose this weight, but I still had a large abdomen to deal with,” explained Savannah.

Savannah started doing some research online and came across the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery website. She liked that there was so much information on the site with patient stories, before and after photos, animated videos of procedures and even prices for most surgeries.

Dr. Parker explains a tummy tuck, “it will flatten and surgically rejuvenate the abdomen. When it’s done in combination with liposuction, known as lipoabdominoplasty, I can re-contour the entire abdominal aesthetic unit with really wonderful, transforming results for patients.”

“I decided to go ahead with the surgery for several reasons. First for me, I wanted to get rid of this excess abdominal skin which frustrated me so much. Secondly, I am an educator and a performer, and when I’m on stage or on a red carpet I know I’m being judged visually. And lastly, after I met Dr. Parker I was convinced that he was the real deal. He knew what he was talking about,” Savannah said.

Savannah did see another surgeon prior to her plastic surgery but was turned off by the idea of how her recovery would be handled. She was told she’d have to spend time in a skilled nursing facility after the surgery and that scared her. Savannah liked the idea that she would spend the night at the Parker Center with a registered nurse and complete her recovery at home.

It’s been 4 months since Savannah had her lipoabdominoplasty and she could not be more pleased. Dr. Parker removed 25 lbs. of skin and fat, and Savannah has dropped two dress sizes. She’s thrilled that she no longer has to buy clothes to accommodate her abdomen.

The Parker Tummy Tuck

”I love that Dr. Parker is very precise and nitpicky about his work. That’s what I want in a plastic surgeon. Everyone in that office is so kind and caring. It makes you feel so comfortable. They reassure you every step of the way. They took wonderful care of me before, during and after my surgery. I can’t express to you just
how wonderful the staff is,” said Savannah.

Savannah looks and feels fantastic after her surgery. She said when she was researching the procedure on the internet, patients described their surgery as “life changing.” Savannah thought they were exaggerating.
Now, Savannah agrees that her lipoabdominoplasty has changed her life dramatically.

“The surgery boosted my confidence. I still have curves, which I like, but I look better in clothes. I feel like I look like someone who’s worked hard on their fitness. The excess skin and fat on my abdomen is gone, and I couldn’t be happier. I would do it again, and it was worth every penny it cost,” Savannah said.

Lipoabdominoplasty at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery is done under general anesthesia and generally takes between two and one-half to three and one-half hours depending on the size of the patient. Patients spend the night in our on-site ambulatory surgical center, Surgiplex, LLC, with a registered nurse. Patients are released the following morning.

To learn more about a tummy tuck, lipoabdominoplasty or any other cosmetic procedure, visit the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery website at www.parkercenter.net or call our office to schedule a consultation at (201) 967-1212.

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