Leeann is a 27-year-old mother of two who had a lipoabdominoplasty (a tummy tuck with liposuction) and liposuction of her thighs just six weeks ago. Her recovery only required her to take two weeks off from work, and Leeann now looks so good that she found herself having to explain her new appearance.
“At first I just told people that I’d lost weight, but I could see they were skeptical. I went from a size 8 to a size 4, so the difference was really noticeable in a good way. I finally decided to just tell people I had something done. I look and feel great“ said Leeann.
Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a surgery that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightens the muscles in the area. Many women elect to have the surgery after pregnancy to get rid of the remaining “baby pouch”.
Leeann has two kids, ages five and one, and both deliveries were via C-section. The C-sections had left Leeann with an overlap of skin on her abdomen that she hated. She consulted a plastic surgeon a few years ago but was advised to wait until she was done having children.
With her youngest child turning one, Leeann was still very unhappy with her body and decided she was ready to do something about it. Searching online, Leeann found the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery website and really liked how much information was provided.
“There were so many stories of patient’s plastic surgery experiences, information about the procedures, and even pricing. Nothing was hidden or a big secret. I was able to read and learn, and I think it really helped prepared me for the surgery,” explained Leeann.
When Leeann had her consultation with Dr. Parker she was even more impressed with the Parker Center. From the moment she made her consultation appointment through her actual procedure, Leeann felt confident and secure in her decision to opt for a tummy tuck surgery.
“All my questions were answered. Everyone was so nice and professional. I called Angela several times before and after my surgery. She always called me back and answered my questions, no matter how small. Angela always remembered my name, and she addressed any concern I had,” Leeann said.
The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery uses an approach called the Parker Tummy Tuck that combines a traditional tummy tuck with liposuction to give patients optimal results. In addition, patients have an improved abdominal shape, a smaller incision, and a quicker recovery with less bruising, swelling and pain.
“I feel so great. Even right after the surgery, the difference was apparent. Now six weeks later, I’m just thrilled. My confidence and self-esteem are sky-high. I would recommend Dr. Parker to anyone thinking about doing this. It’s made such a difference to me, and I can’t say enough about how great I feel,” Leeann said.
Patients undergoing a lipoabdominoplasty are treated under general anesthesia. The procedure takes between 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours, and patients are monitored overnight at Surgiplex, LLC, the fully certified, 2300 square foot ambulatory surgical facility at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery.
To learn more about the Parker Tummy Tuck, visit our website at www.parkercenter.net to view dozens of before and after photos, actual patient stories and animated videos of actual procedures. For a consultation with Dr. Parker call our office at (201) 967-1212.