Samantha, 39 is a stay at home mom of three young children with one set of twins. The pregnancies left Samantha with stretch marks, excess skin, stretched out abdominal muscles, an umbilical hernia and a lot of stomach and digestive discomfort.
“Once my hernia started bothering me, my gynecologist told me I really needed to have the surgery and that I should have a tummy tuck done too because of the problem with the abdominal muscles. I work out everyday, I’m really fit but I had stretched out my abdominal muscles and that made me look pregnant,” explained Samantha.
Even though Samantha’s gynecologist recommended Dr. Parker to her, Samantha did a lot of research on her and asked friends and family for additional recommendations. In all Samantha had four consultations prior to selecting Dr. Parker and the Parker Center.
There were several key factors that led Samantha to choose Dr. Parker for her surgery. Number one was Dr. Parker himself. Samantha found him warm, friendly & professional. She also appreciated the thorough and efficient way the office operates. The other reasons for choosing the Parker Center was the fact that Samantha would be spending the night in their on-site, fully certified ambulatory surgical center, Surgiplex, LLC.
Finally, three post-operative lymphatic massages in the Parker Center’s onsite medi spa, The Beaura Spa, are included along with the procedure.
“I had never had anesthesia before and I was nervous, but the idea of staying in the Surgiplex, LLC overnight and cared for a Registered Nurse one on one made me feel much more comfortable. I’m also a big believer in massage therapy. I’m very aware and conscious of the physical state of my body and I liked the idea of the lymphatic massage to reduce swelling and aid in the healing process,” said Samantha.
Prior to her surgery, Samantha always had the most difficult time with clothing. Even though she is very fit, she had to dress to cover her abdomen. She couldn’t wear tight-fitting clothes and always purchased tops that could be bloused over her abdomen or not tucked in.
“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I’m so much more comfortable now. I had to think about my abdomen all the time. Now I’m much more confident, never self-conscious, and don’t ever think about my abdomen. I can buy all kinds of cute, tight-fitting tops. I’ve had several friends of friends’ call me to ask about my surgery and I tell them and anyone who is considering this surgery, just how wonderful I feel” Samantha exclaimed.
Samantha works as a part-time fitness instructor and in the year since her surgery has been training for a body building competition. Samantha competed in body building competitions before she became a mom and after having her surgery wanted to do it again as she approaches age 40. Last weekend was her show and she thoroughly enjoyed training and participating in her sport once again.
“The Parker Center has a warm and welcoming office staff and you can tell they’re on top of things. You don’t leave the office wondering about anything. They cover it all from what’s going to happen when, costs, to returning phone calls. They are definitely “on their game” and it made me feel so relaxed and comfortable about having the surgery,” Samantha said.
Samantha explained that she was thrilled with her results and had only really one friend who had the surgery that she could compare herself to. Samantha explained that her friend had gone to a Park Avenue surgeon in New York.
“I like my results better than hers. My scar is minimal and anyone who has seen my belly button thinks it looks great compared to others they’ve seen. Mine looks ten times better. It just goes to show you that you don’t have to go to New York and pay their prices to get beautiful work,” Samantha said.
The Parker Tummy Tuck is the combination of a traditional Tummy Tuck with abdominal liposuction, also known as a lipoabdominoplasty, to give patients the best looking results. By combining these two procedures Dr. Parker is able to substantially improve the look and shape of the abdomen, with less likelihood of post operative complications or numbness. It also gives patients a shorter, less noticeable scar and quicker post-operative recovery with less bruising, swelling and pain.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Parker Tummy Tuck or any other cosmetic procedure, visit our website at https://www.parkercenter.net to see actual patient before and after photos and an informational video detailing the procedure. Call us today to set up a complimentary consultation at 201-967-1212.