Joan found a bright side to social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Depressed after losing a job due to COVID and gaining weight, she considered her situation. She was 55 years old, single and felt stuck in her apartment. Even though she landed a better job, working from home under COVID conditions added to her depression. Her body still bore stretchmarks from three pregnancies, and those kids were now adults.
Joan knew that getting in shape would help her feel better. So, she started exercising and began looking for ways to eliminate excess fat and overstretched skin. She was delighted to discover that our Frisco cosmetic surgeon could perform a lipoabdominoplasty procedure, which is a modern tummy tuck. He also offered other ideas to address problem areas.
“My self-esteem had taken a nosedive,” Joan said. “I realized that I could pay thousands of dollars for mental health counseling or feel better right away with cosmetic surgery.” The modern tummy tuck offered with a lipoabdominoplasty procedure would not require general anesthesia or hospitalization and was something within her control.
Online research led her to North Texas Cosmetic Surgery and Alan Greenberg MD. She was pleased to learn that he is board certified in cosmetic surgery of the body, breasts and extremities. In addition, she could identify with the types of patients shown in the photos.
“I really liked the before-and-after pictures,” Joan said. “They were real people, not fake models. They were people like me.”
Our Frisco cosmetic surgeon offered several procedures to address various problem areas. Joan decided to do the most-advanced option first – the modern tummy tuck. Before pulling together the abdominal fascia tissue, Dr. Greenberg performed liposuction on her stomach and flanks, extending to part of her back. Excess skin showing the stretch marks was eliminated.
Joan knew she would have to handle recovery with little assistance since her children live in other towns and her friends were busy. She had her procedure on a Thursday and was able to work from home the next day. She felt like she was in good shape after a week. A month later, she was walking five miles a day.
In fact, she was so pleased with the results that she scheduled a posterior leg lift to be done just two months after the tummy tuck. Our Frisco cosmetic surgeon will perform liposuction on her thighs, lift loose skin and excise it at the crease below her buttocks, so the incision mark is discrete.
Take advantage of this time of social distancing and give yourself the gift of a positive body image. Ask Dr. Greenberg how he has been helping patients in Frisco, Plano, Dallas and North Texas improve their self-esteem through cosmetic surgery. Emerge from isolation looking better than ever. Contact us to learn more.