Transformative Patient Experiences

By on December 12, 2022 under Plastic Surgery

Transformative Patient Experiences

Our patient’s transformative stories are what inspire us, and we always love seeing the confidence people gain from restoring their ideal bodies with cosmetic surgery. Read our patient story and see how you can benefit from a transformative cosmetic surgery procedure with Dr. Hall.

Patient Story

We had a patient whom we will call Stephanie. She is a 60-year-old mother of 3, originally from Haiti, whose life was changed by a divorce over 10 years before we met her. She shared with me that she had put her children through college and was now ready to do something for herself. She had problems with back and shoulder pain from the size of her 38 DDD breasts. We performed a breast reduction and lowered her cup size to 38C, significantly improving her back pain.

Stephanie also discussed how bothered she was by the bulging of her abdomen and rolls of skin in fitted clothes. As a hardworking mother whose body has gone through three pregnancies, these body changes are normal but caused her (like many women) to feel embarrassed. Pregnancy causes the muscles to stretch and subsequent weight gain leads to a buildup of fat. Although this extra weight is easy to gain, it is often difficult to lose. At 5’4 and 189lbs with a BMI over 32, Stephanie was not a candidate for abdominoplasty. There was intraabdominal fat inside the abdomen and around the intestines that prevented us from adequately tightening the muscles.

Stephanie joined a gym, started exercising, and successfully lost 27 lbs, lowering her BMI to 28. Yoda says “there is no try, there is only do” and she put her mind to losing weight. After her weight loss, we performed an extended lipo abdominoplasty. She is now four and a half months out from surgery and continues to work out, so she has lost an additional 5 lbs. She traveled to Florida recently with a friend and felt great wearing a bikini at the beach! Stephanie is thrilled to “have her life back” and is feeling confident and comfortable with her new body. She shared some of the photos her friend took of her on their recent trip and her smile says it all!

Cosmetic Surgery Insights

If you are interested in transforming your body, you might be interested in the procedures we performed for Stephanie.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure often performed to help women who are suffering from back, shoulder, and neck pain because of their large breasts. A breast reduction removes breast tissue and fat and then reshapes the breasts for a full, symmetrical appearance.

For Stephanie, we were able to reduce her breasts by about 3 cup sizes. Your breast reduction can be customized to your cosmetic goals and more or less breast tissue and fat may be removed to achieve a larger or smaller reduction.

Extended Lipo Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, removes excess skin and fat from the stomach while tightening the abdominal muscles. Patients can benefit from a more toned appearance and strengthened core. An extended procedure with liposuction allows for greater fat reduction to flatten the stomach’s appearance and more dramatically enhance your curves. For patients like Stephanie who have a significant amount of excess fat and skin, this extended procedure may be recommended.

See the Difference

Want to know how you can transform your body and achieve more confidence in your appearance? Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Jonathan Hall, MD at Boston Plastic. We look forward to helping you develop a customized treatment plan that meets your cosmetic needs and goals.

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