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Patient DescriptionS | 36 YEAR-OLD | CAUCASIAN | MALE | PHYSICIAN | NEW YORK, USA
S is a physician himself. He had gone through cycles of weight gain and weight loss in the past 10 years. No matter how much he exercised and controlled his diet, he could not lose the hanging pannus that was above his pubic area. This has caused him tremendous mental distress because of the body image he hoped to obtain. After considering all the surgical options and his current condition and goal, liposuction with abdominoplasty was done. He is in loved with his abdomen! Still can’t stop showing off his belly to his friends even till this day!
What Was Done?
I am nearly one month post-surgery and I am extremely satisfied with my results. The process has made me reflect on my past journeys with weight loss and exercise. I remember when I was 20 y/o, I was out of shape and had no concept of a healthy diet or adequate physical activity. At 24, I hired a personal trainer with whom I was dedicated to for an entire year. During that time, I saw major progress and realized that even in the absence of surgery, I still needed to continue with good habits.
Fast forward ten years, I had been a teacher, had completed medical school and residency training. The demands were high and time was limited. I slowly gained 25 pounds in the process. Luckily, after medical training, I continued on with another trainer for a year. During that time, I looked the best I could have ever imagined. I was proud of my progress and could finally consider myself “in shape,” but despite my best efforts, I still had a large pouch of skin below my belly button. It would not go away.
I took some time to consider my options. I revisited the idea of having an abdominoplasty. Truthfully, this time around I had invested great efforts and felt that it was worth pursuing. Being a physician, I am very detail-oriented. I was searching for a surgeon who was similar. Perhaps the most difficult part of the process was finding good and reliable clinicians.
After an exhaustive search, I was pleased to discover that Dr. Lao’s clinic at Lenox Hill had a fantastic reputation. I immediately booked my consultation. I requested to work with the “best” surgeon. Immediately, smiling staff members began recommending Dr. Lao.
From the initial consultation, I knew that Dr. Lao was different. He spent a little extra time really trying to envision my goals and expectations. In addition, he has an amazing personality and really made me feel comfortable about me and my body from the very beginning. He was a true example of professionalism. Once I saw photos of past tummy tucks that he performed, I was completely sold and booked my surgery.
The evening of surgery, he happened to be around and came to my room to check on me. Surgeons never have time to do that. He then re-evaluated me again in the morning. After I was discharged, he was consistent in following-up on my progress. When I had questions or other minor issues manifested, he was very easy to contact and replied very quickly to my messages. His calm demeanor displayed and earnest concern for me as a patient made me even more confident that I was receiving the best care possible. No stone was ever left unturned.
It has been 4 weeks since my procedure. It has been a journey to say the least. His refined skills yielded a flat abdomen, a flawless belly button, and quickly-healing incision. After two weeks, much of the side incisions were barely visible. I cannot wait to see the results 6 months from now.
After 3 weeks, I shared my results with co-workers, friends, and family members. The abdominoplasty looked so good that I had to acquiesce to my desires to wait until there was less swelling. However, at that time, I was so pleased with my results that I had to share. Everyone was in a state of amazement. Jaws were dropping in front of my eyes. I could not have felt better about myself and my results. In addition, several were so impressed that the requested his contact information as they wanted similar results for themselves.
In conclusion, I am ecstatic!. I cannot wait to see how my life will be for me moving forward. Dr. Lao truly changed my life in way unimaginable. I highly recommend him for your future care.
Best of Luck, Dr. S
36, Male, Physician, New York, USA
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Dr. Lao’s attention to my hopes for an improved appearance resulted in just the outcomes I desired. I asked for a forehead lift which he executed beautifully. At his suggestion, I also received an eyelid enhancement wherein the area was refreshed with fat from my abdomen to create a more youthful appearance. The results are amazing.
Further, he went above and beyond when I hit a snag in arranging for post procedural care and helped me arrange for a home attendant. His care was thorough, thoughtful and sensitive to my individual needs. I highly recommend his services.
J, 67, Caucasian, Retired, New York, USA
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