Ashley’s Tummy Tuck Story
Following a solid year of weight watchers and regular exercise, I realized that my stomach was never going to be the same. Even though I had lost a lot of weight the skin was not going away. I really wanted to look better in my clothes and also was contemplating getting married again. It was now or never.
I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Ricciardelli. My primary fear was that he was not going to be able to fix what I was looking at and what would happen to my belly button? I had a lot of extra skin! Dr. Ricciardelli explained that the extra skin would be gone and that he would recreate a new belly button. He also said that he could tighten my stomach muscles. He also cautioned me that I would have a few weeks where I would not be able to lift heavy things so I would need some help with the kids. I could tell that he cared and understood what I would be dealing with at home after surgery.
Day of Surgery
My boyfriend drove me and we parked in the back spaces reserved for Dr. Ricciardelli’s patients. I was so glad. I really treasure my privacy and did not want my friends seeing me sneaking into the “plastic surgeons office” in the middle of some shopping center. Toni greeted me at the back door and helped me get into my gown. She assured my boyfriend that everything was going to be fine and that she would call him when I was ready to be picked up. After the surgery, I was bent over a little but able to get into the car without a lot of trouble. I took me about 2 weeks until I was back to normal.
I was recently married and was so happy to be able to wear the dress that I had always envisioned on my wedding day. Dr. Ricciardelli really did make my dreams come true. Thank you Dr. R!
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Meet Dr. Edward Ricciardelli
Dr. Edward Ricciardelli is one of the most highly trained plastic surgeons in the country. He is the only plastic surgeon in the area who is board certified in both head, neck, and facial surgery and plastic surgery. He has been performing facial surgery for over 29 years. During that time he has taught and trained other plastic and facial surgeons, lectured around the country, given courses on facial surgery, and cared for thousands of surgical patients. Read more…