How do you feel about yourself now that you've had a Mommy Makeover?
I love the changes. I look fit. I feel fit. I can tuck my blouse in, or wear a low-rise jean! I feel re-charged and ready to return to my career now that the girls (daughters ages 12, 11 and 5) are all in school.
What did you want to change about yourself that made you consider plastic surgery?
I wanted to lose the "pooch" I'd developed, and I guess, wanted a tighter, firmer abdomen. Everything else was in pretty good shape, considering I'd given birth to and breastfed three children.
How did you hear of Galumbeck Plastic Surgery?
A girlfriend/former co-worker told me about a procedure she'd had done.
How would you describe your lifestyle?
With three children and a husband, volunteer activities, and family nearby... always active, always on the go.
I needed to work with a surgeon who could give me results I needed and get me back to my life and my family as quickly as possible.
What procedures did Dr. Galumbeck suggest to you? Which did he perform?
He recommended laser liposuction of the abdomen and back of waist and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). And those are the procedures I had done.
Did you feel that you had options, and a voice in your plastic surgery?
I arrived thinking that all I wanted was the laser liposuction to reduce my "pooch" that women get after childbirth.
But Dr. Galumbeck explained that because of my skin laxity, once the lipo removed the fat there would be excess skin. And the skin over my tummy was already kind of crepey. So, a tuck was necessary. Plus, a tuck would take away the stretch marks on my lower abdomen that came with 3 pregnancies.
What concerns did you have about your surgery?
First of all, I was worried about the scarring. They're there, but are so much less noticeable after a year. All the scars are covered by a swimsuit bottom.
Second, my ability to recuperate quickly so that I could get back to being a mom. I'm so glad he used the laser liposuction - I didn't have to wear a compression garment around my middle for two months - just four days.
Would you do it again?