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Ultimate Silhouettplasty Testimonial Story Jessica

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I’ve had very few surgeries in my life. So, I’ve been pretty crazy healthy so this was definitely a total, total departure from my regular life.

I felt like everything was explained very well to me pre-op. I felt like any questions that I had were answered and frankly a lot of the questions I had were just answered in the paperwork that they go over.

You know, do all the blood work here. “Cause I was worried about that. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, am I going to have to find someone to do this for me. Just come to us and we’ll take care of you and answer any questions.

I felt as prepared as I could be. Still nervous, you know. I was nervous about, you know, what would the pain level be like? What would the recovery feel like? Honestly I was just so happy to be finally doing this. I’ll calm my fears and just go do it cause I can’t wait to get to the other side of it.

Well of course I woke up at the surgery center and I spent the night there. The first night. And my nurse was very sweet, did a great job, you know. My pain level never was that bad, you know. It always just felt like, like probably what it’s supposed to feel like this shouldn’t feel great because you just had a whole bunch of your stomach cut off. But it didn’t feel like, it didn’t feel as bad as I thought it possibly could.

I actually from the get go when I could see my stomach I was kind of like, this is really nice. This is gonna be really good. I could already tell pretty much that first moment waking up, this is going to be good. It is.

So that first night was fine. The nurse did a great job rotating me and everything. And then going home I had my, I had a little set up all ready for me there. So it was just straight into my electric recliner and just relaxed in there. And honestly in some respects it felt a little bit like a vacation ’cause I do have five kids and it was kind of nice to just be trapped in a chair. And my mom was there too so that helped a lot, you know.

I liked that right away, it was like, ‘Ok but you gotta come back. You can go home but you gotta come back. And then we’ll take the tubes out.’ So happy that everything came out a lot faster than like so many other reviewers. And stitches came out really fast too. So I just felt like, you know, healing wise everything actually happened fairly fast.

The only part that was a little frustrating was having to stay bent over for a longer period of time then I really wanted to. And then feeling like it took awhile to get all the way upright again. But, other than that, you know, I was just so happy with the way things were, I knew how it was going to be looking, like this is going to look really good. Looks a little sketch’ in the beginning. But I honestly don’t think I ever had a moment where I was like, I wish I hadn’t have done this. I feel like the whole time I was very glad that I did. Of course it’s benefitted by the fact that I didn’t have any infections, you know, everything healed very smoothly and just went along very well.

I had five babies, they were really big. Last guy was over ten pounds. I have like the worlds shortest torso so there was nowhere for them to go. I had stretch marks that went up high and now they were gonna be down low. There’s just no escaping it. You can’t literally turn back the clock. But he was honest and he’s like, ‘Look, you’re gonna have some of those stretch marks are gonna be at the bottom. I’m going to do the best I can to get this as low as possible and to get just as much of them gone as possible but that’s the reality.’

So I was like, “OK, thank you for being honest and I’m ok with that, you know.” It’s much better than saying, ‘You’re going to look amazing! Victoria’s Secret’s gonna be getting you’re phone number!’

It was another element of trust there. I’m going to tell you exactly what you can expect so you’re not surprised and your not disappointed. ‘Cause he doesn’t want you to be disappointed, he wants you to be happy. That’s important to him, I felt like you can tell that your happiness is very important to him.

I walked in here, I was a healthy mom of five. I could do most things that I wanted to do. Really the only thing that was lacking was I wanted to have the confidence in my body back. You could just like ice the cake ’cause everything else in my life is going good. I just want the icing. And I got it, I got the icing.

Video Review of Chin Augmentation with Voluma

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My first name’s Lexi and I had one syringe of Voluma in my chin.

You know, actually, I came in to find out about my underneath my chin. I didn’t like having the fat under my chin. It felt like it was fat under my chin. And instead of you know, it was ‘Can I get lipo? Can I get something right here? I hate that in photos.’ And he told me about actually just putting Voluma to actually bring everything up and out and it was a cheaper procedure and no bruising, no downtime. It was pretty life changing.

I would judge myself a lot in photos. I would look and see if there was anything that I didn’t like. I would always focus in on things that I didn’t like and this area was always the spot that I could always see if I was leaned back or a photo from like below. I always hated that. I was like wanting to do something drastic and he’s like you don’t have to do anything drastic, you really don’t. It just made me feel more comfortable to ’cause he could have sold me on getting something that I didn’t need.

It’s not noticeable. I mean my husband knows my face and he knows I was getting it done so when he got home he like grabbed it and he’s like, ‘Oh nice.’ But no you can’t, it’s not noticeable. It’s just there’s something like a little bit…I think it helps with your confidence. I think more than anything it’s just like is a confidence booster.

I’m really happy that I found this procedure because I plan on continuing. You know, I know it lasts two years but I plan on continuing to get it done. For sure.

I feel like this was the chin I was supposed to have. It’s so good, I know! I needed this.

My husband’s like, ‘I want one.’

Mommy Makeover & Ultimate Silhouettplasty Story

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We asked Jessica as many questions as we could that other patients have for us before plastic surgery. This is part one of two of our full interview with her. Questions include
1) Why did you choose a mommy makeover?
2) How did you find Dr. Schlesinger?
3) What made you choose Dr. Schlesinger?
4) Why did you decide to have the Ultimate Silhouettplasty®?

Jessica’s Mommy Makeover & Ultimate Silhouettplasty

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Jessica is a mother of five beautiful children. After her third child, she knew she would likely need surgery to get her body back to what it looked like before children. Now that her pregnancies are over and her youngest if five, she and her husband agreed this was the right time to consider surgery. After moving to Hawaii, she scheduled a consultation with Dr. Schlesinger and was thrilled to find out she was a candidate for the Ultimate Silhouettplasty®. Here is her story.

Transcript:
As moms, we put a lot, we sacrifice a lot in order to have children. And one of them is, you lay your body on the altar, it’s like, “I gave it all”. You take a shower, you’re going to see exactly the ravages that motherhood has waged on you. And there comes a point when you’re like, I’m ready to take something back so I don’t lose who I am. And to be able to look at your kids and be able to look at your body and not regret any of it, you know, that’s absolutely worth it.

I’m Jessica, and I had a Mommy Makeover at the Mommy Makeover Institute.

He wanted me to have the best result. This wasn’t about “come in here”, cha-ching, just another pay check. No, I really want to help people. I want to see myself making something beautiful, you know?

I would say that prior to the second surgery, I felt like I had improved drastically. That even if I didn’t have the second surgery, I would be pleased knowing how things turned out. But I did feel like it could get better. And I thought, OK, if it could get better, I’m in the right hands. for something to make it get better. I’m obviously in the right hands, he’s taken me this far and I feel like everything is just better than it’s ever been. I can’t imagine going to anyone else. I mean, he gives you his personal cell phone number. He’s like “You can call me”. I appreciate so much that I’m not alone in this. That I have a whole team of people that their job is to make sure that I have everything that I need in order to get to that point to everything healed, I”m happy. So just, thank you.

How Mommy Makeover Surgery Changed Tammy’s Life

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Tammy explains what happened not just physically, after her Mommy Makeover procedure but how it improved her relationship with her kids.

“The kids just noticed that I’m just, I’m happier and more…like I’ll play with them more outside like in the pool in a swimsuit, right. Because I’m not constantly worried. And I know this was an internal struggle that I had but because I’m not constantly worried with how I feel I look or how I feel other people feel I look.

We just, we just go on with life. It’s like it wasn’t even, it’s like the years before and all the worry and the stress and the self-consciousness that came from my stomach area is just…I feel like I’m…like I’m living life with them and it’s just, it’s great.”

Why Women Can’t Get A Flat Tummy After Pregnancy

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The issue that I was having of a separation of abs from pregnancy is so common and it’s something that’s not talked about. It’s something that I feel is kind of like on the hush, hush…like don’t talk about it. But it’s something that’s so common that it should be talked about and it’s not something that my friend or that myself could have done differently it’s just something that happens. And so really it’s a medical thing that needs to be fixed through a medical procedure.

Mommy Makeover Tips From Patient

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Tammy explains why she wanted to know the real story about recovery, how it helped her after mommy makeover surgery, and why she recommends it to everyone.

Going into the procedure I did feel that I had realistic expectations of just how the process was going to be. Dr. Schlesinger told me what to expect coming out of surgery, how many follow up appointments, how often he would see me. At every step of the process was always, “Here’s where you’re at, this is where you’re supposed to be, you’re experiencing everything that’s normal and here’s what to expect for the next”…you know and it started out short periods of time for the next few days, now we’re up to for the next month here’s what you can expect. And everything, I feel lucky, everything just kind of flowed along the way that it was that it was supposed to.

Through Dr. Schlesinger preparing me in that way I feel that that it helps so much even more with the recovery because I knew that that the pain I had, maybe when I was coughing or moved wrong, was normal and it wasn’t going to last. It wasn’t going to be forever that this is just a small little section in this in this process that ‘s going to make life better for me later on.

Dr Schlesinger Testimonial Tummy Tuck Tammy

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If I had a friend come to me who was trying to decide whether to have a procedure, a mommy makeover like I had, I would tell them that in a heartbeat I would have done this procedure again. That there is no…that I felt going into the procedure like I was alone but as I looked into it more and did some more research into it I saw that the issue that I was having of a separation of abs from pregnancy is so common and it’s something that’s not talked about. It’s something that I feel is kind of like on the hush, hush like don’t talk about it. But it’s something that’s so common that it should be talked about. And it’s not something that my friend or that myself could have done differently it’s just something that happens. And so really it’s a medical, it’s a medical thing that needs to be fixed through a medical procedure.

I would always encourage my friend to do what they felt that they needed to do and what they felt right about doing. But that they shouldn’t feel choosing to have a procedure like what I had, like a mommy makeover, would make them… choosing to do that would make them any less or anything.

What The Mommy Makeover Procedure

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Tammy explains why the mommy makeover procedure truly gave her her life back. Having children was a gift. She loves being a mom. She just never knew the toll it would take on her body and self-confidence. She shares what it felt like before surgery and why it’s changed her life.

Transcript
I honestly don’t feel like there’s a strong enough thank you that I can tell Dr. Schlesinger. I really feel, I really feel that I have my life back.

I had babies young. 21, 22 and 25. And since then I’ve gotten a lot healthier. I work out pretty regularly and just…but having not been able to do anything about my stomach, there’s a little bit of resentment that led to a lot of guilt.

I’m going to try this again without crying. Maybe if I say it the first time it won’t be so bad.

Because I was so unhappy and because I couldn’t get results and I was working out all the time. I did the half Iron Man two years ago like I’ve trained and trained. I’ve trained five days a week for weeks and weeks and was in the best shape of my life. But still, there was this skin that I just couldn’t do anything about.

So, there was just this underlying resentment of what pregnancy did to me. And then, because of that, feeling a little bit of resentment towards the kids because of pregnancy, led to a lot of guilt for feeling that way.

And so, after having had this surgery and that not being an issue anymore is…there’ss…um…I just can’t thank him enough for that. It’s freed…there’s no price that I can put on that…there’s no thank you enough that I can say for that because I do feel that I have my life back. That I can just move on and be happy with who I am.

It’s taken off a stress that maybe at times I didn’t even know was there. Between them and between us and and it’s just, I don’t know, I feel like it was a miracle surgery because not only did it take care of physical things that I was uncomfortable with but it just, it’s helped me so much internally that in ways I didn’t even really think were possible. Things that I didn’t know were an issue or struggling with internally they’re not even there anymore.

Mommy Makeover Story – Tummy Tuck & Breast Surgery

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Tammy had her three children early in life. Since then, she has done all she could to get her flat tummy back but to no avail. She was scared to see a plastic surgeon but once she met Dr. Schlesinger, not only did she feel better about her decision, she was amazed at how many other women felt like her. She shares her story and how she feels after her Mommy Makeover surgery.

Mommy Makeover Story – Tummy Tuck and Breast Surgery – Plastic Surgeon, S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS. Visit us online at http://goo.gl/BR8Lx7 or call 808-201-0540.

I feel like it was a miracle surgery because not only did it take care of physical things that I was uncomfortable with, but it just…it’s helped me so much internally in ways I didn’t even really think were possible.

My name is Tammy and I had the Mommy Makeover. My doctor was Dr. Schlesinger and I had my procedure done at the Mommy Makeover Institute.

Before the procedure I felt self conscious. I felt a little ashamed of how I looked after having kids and I felt frustrated. I had a pretty good idea from what I had read about him that a lot of people liked him. But when I met him and just talked with him and went over what he thought about my case specifically I felt that he was really qualified to do the procedure. And then not only just his personal qualifications as a doctor he was human and I was really nervous to see a plastic surgeon and he just…I felt really calm in his office talking with him.

I knew even when I was just waking up from anesthesia and I was just coming to and I looked down and I see…and I know there’s tubes everywhere and there’s some swelling and everything…but I looked down and just the fact that my stomach was flat which was the biggest issue, the biggest concern to me, was enough that I knew when I woke up that I had absolutely, without a doubt, made the right decision to have the Mommy Makeover.

That self consciousness just like, washed away. It’s not even really on the radar anymore.

I feel confident, I feel proud and I feel happy. I go to the beach or I go to the pool with the kids and I’m not concerned with how I’m going to look if I need to get up and walk somewhere.

I honestly don’t feel like there’s a strong enough thank you that I can tell Dr. Schlesinger. I really feel that I have my life back. I had babies young…21, 22, and 25…and there was a little bit of resentment which led to a lot of guilt.

I do feel that I have my life back that I can just, just move on and be happy with who I am. My concerns were justified like, that it wasn’t something less on my part but just that this was something that a lot of people dealt with and would be able to be fixed.

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