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1211, 2015

Four types of men seeking cosmetic procedures

By |November 12th, 2015|Combining Procedures, Eye lid surgery, Facial Procdures, Fat Grafting/transfer, Liposuction, Nose Job-Rhinoplasty, Tummy Tuck|

The number of male cosmetic procedures has increased 23 percent according to the 2014 Annual Procedural statistics from ASPS. They have put men into four categories of types who seek cosmetic enhancement.

Corporate CEO: He is interested in looking as young as he works and feels. He may be at the top of his game, but he’s facing tough, new competition from men who are 20-30 years younger. He is concerned with his neck, eyes and the battle of the bulge.

Athletic Dad: He spends more time with his wife, kids, and his job than at the gym. He is concerned with his gut, neck and eyes. This includes liposuction of the abs and love handles, liposuction under the neck, and eye lid surgery to open up […]

605, 2015

One week post-op-Getting my body back

By |May 6th, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck|

It’s been one week now since my surgery. I am walking around crouched over like a little old lady, but I’m getting my walking in like a good patient. I went to Dr. Siegels office and had my stitches out and finally had the drains removed. That is a big relief. Those bags, although necessary for drainage were on my last nerve. They were kind of nasty to me since I’m weak when it comes to blood. I could never be a nurse. I am starting to feel like a new me. I can see Dr. Siegels handwork without all the stitches, extra bandages and tubes. It feels really weird without my binder on but I am able to see my profile now. I […]

1004, 2015

Getting my body back-The first days of recovery

By |April 10th, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Uncategorized|

I slept fairly well the first night which surprised me. I guess with the anesthesia, pain medication and the toll the surgery took on my body I was tired. I did get up three times to the bathroom as I am back to my water bottle and consuming lots of fluid. But that is what Dr. Siegel instructed me to do, so I am trying to be a good patient. Laying in bed for extended periods of time is not good for anyone, but with my increased risk of DVT’s I want to be up every few hours anyway. I took my pain medication on a schedule so I was never letting the pain get too bad. I was not pain free by any means, […]

104, 2015

Getting my body back-One patients experience-Going home

By |April 1st, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck|

Later that day, at home in my comfy recliner with pillows and a blanket, I drifted in and out of sleep. I was still thirsty and made the mistake of drinking a whole large glass of water all at once. The next thing I knew I was nauseated. A word to the wise, don’t drink a lot of water too fast after anesthesia. Good thing it didn’t last too long. I learned right then to follow my written instructions, which said, sips of water to see how your stomach tolerates it. After a few crackers I started to feel better. Later that night Dr. Siegel called to check on my recovery and to see if I had any questions. He reminded me of the key […]

2703, 2015

Getting my body back-One patients experience-Surgery is today.

By |March 27th, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck|

One Patients experience-Surgery is today. Today is the big day! I woke up excited and feeling relieved. I showered and scrubbed with the antibacterial soap as I was instructed. I made sure to dress in comfy clothes that buttoned up the front. I was told to wear my pajamas or whatever I was going to be comfortable in for the next 24 hours. Check, check and check. If only I could have some water, but that is a big No-No. That is really hard for me as I drink a lot of water all day long. On my way to the office for surgery I felt like I was forgetting something. It was my water bottle which is part of my must haves as […]

1603, 2015

Getting my body back-Surgery tomorrow

By |March 16th, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck|

Blog Continued- Getting my body back. One patients experience. Tomorrow is the big day. My surgery is scheduled for 7:30 am. Lots to do to get ready to do nothing for a few weeks. It was a regular day at work. I’m glad I have a job that allows me to take leave for this long. Most of the people I work with know what I am having done. I didn’t send out a memo, but at the same time I’m not ashamed or embarrassed if people know. I am very excited for tomorrow. Everyone keeps asking me if I’m nervous and I really am not. I’m not sure why. Maybe I’m just so excited that it is finally happening. Something tells me it can’t […]

1203, 2015

Getting my body back-Consultation

By |March 12th, 2015|Breast Lift-Mastopexy, Combining Procedures, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck|

Today I had my consultation with Dr. Siegel. After a brief exam we discussed several options and various procedures. He gave me advice on the pros and cons of a breast lift versus a lift with implants. After hearing this, I decided that I would be happier with a lift only and opted not to get implants. He even had pictures to show me results of both procedures. I am also in need of a tummy tuck after two c-sections and large weight gain during pregnancy. Dr. Siegel recommended an extended tummy tuck and additional liposuction to smooth out my hips. As of now, I am 15 lbs. away form my goal weight. To date I have been losing 2 lbs. a week. I plan […]