As a 37-year old mother of two, Bridgette felt her body never fully recovered after two back-to-back
pregnancies. Bridgette is a petite, 5’2” woman who gained a lot of weight carrying two 10 lb. babies.
“Even when I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight, my body just was not the same. My abdomen was
really distended, and I had a lot of extra skin. I’m a runner, but I could have run 24/7 and never gotten
rid of my abdomen,” explained Bridgette.
Bridgette began to consider a tummy tuck procedure. An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck,
involves the removal of excess fat and skin as well as tightening the loose, paired rectus abdominus
muscles. A prominent New York City plastic surgeon, for whom Bridgette’s friend works, highly
recommended Dr. Parker for the procedure. Although Bridgette was unhappy with her body, she was
hesitant to undergo surgery. She had never been under anesthesia before, and she was worried about
her recovery with two small children at home.
Meeting with Dr. Parker and the staff at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery relieved any anxiety
Bridgette had about her tummy tuck procedure. She genuinely felt at ease after her consultation with
Dr. Parker and appreciated the pre-surgery education she received from Angela.
“Talking with Janet, the office manager at the Parker Center, was great. Janet herself had the surgery
by Dr. Parker, and she spent a lot of time walking me through the entire procedure. That helped relieve
a lot of the anxiety for me, as well. Just being able to talk to someone who went through it and could
answer even the most trivial question made me feel so much better,” Bridgette said.
Another of Bridgette’s concerns involved how she was going to handle her recovery with two small
children at home. Even though her family was very supportive of her decision to have surgery, they
weren’t able to help with the children during Bridgette’s recovery. Bridgette decided to hire someone
for two weeks after her surgery to keep her children occupied, allowing her time to completely heal.
Dr. Parker firmly believes that well educated patients who thoroughly understand the process and the
procedure will experience less anxiety, enjoy a smoother and quicker recovery, attain a superior result,
and have an overall better surgical experience. Patient education is the cornerstone of Dr. Parker’s
plastic surgery philosophy.
“I’m thrilled with my results. My body shape has completely changed. I was so unhappy before with
how I looked. Now I run all the time, and I feel so much stronger. I’ve been working on improving my
core abdominal strength, and it’s amazing how great I feel. It was the best thing I ever did for myself,”
If you’re interested in a tummy tuck or any other cosmetic surgery procedure call the Parker Center for
Plastic Surgery at (201) 967-1212 to make an appointment for a consultation. Visit our website at
www.parkercenter.net to see before and after photos, read patient stories and view animated videos of
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