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Alison's Mommy Makeover*

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Real patient photo: Alison

Alison, age 37

Hobbies

Exploring new places and ideas, reading, learning, listening to and investigating music, and physical activity. Talking, laughing, occasionally running, taking my kids on wild adventures.

Other Activities

Talking, laughing, occasionally running, taking my kids on wild adventures.

Procedures

Mommy makeover that included breast augmentation and lift.

Meet the Surgeons

When did you first start thinking about getting your procedures?

I never thought about or felt a need for any procedure until I delivered my first set of twins, weighing in at about 8 pounds EACH. Breast feeding, coupled with the effects of carrying two 8 pound babies full term, made surgery a medical necessity. After being surprised by a second set of twins, my body needed to be put back together again. I haven't had any surgery on my face, nor have I considered it, but I'm so thankful there was an option to fix some of the damage caused to my body by carrying 2 sets of twins.

What motivated you to pursue plastic surgery?

I had hernias following my pregnancies that had to be surgically repaired. I also had a breast augmentation, necessitated by breast feeding, after having my first set of twins. Then, after delivering my second set of twins, one of my implants came out of its "pocket" due to rapid fluctuation in my breast size caused by pregnancy. Since I required surgery regardless, it was a no-brainer to proceed with plastic surgery.

How much research did you do?

I met with 3 surgeons to discuss options and costs. I also reviewed literature on the procedure, and reviewed before and after pics.

Real patient photo: Alison

Did you talk to family members/friends about your plans?

Yes, I'm an open book about how my pregnancies affected my body. Family and friends knew about everything.

How did you hear about Dr. Mizuguchi?

I live less than a mile away from CaloSpa Rejuvenation Center Louisville. A girlfriend of mine.

How many other plastic surgeons did you consult?

Two others.

Please describe your consultation with Mizuguchi. Did you have more than one consultation?

I had several consultations. Ultimately, I felt the most comfortable with Dr. Mizuguchi. He was knowledgeable, and we discussed a variety of options for my consideration. He also made recommendations, which I appreciated, but the choice was ultimately up to me.

What is it about Dr. Mizuguchi that led you to choose him?

He was confident, but easy to talk to. He listened, and I felt we had a good rapport. At the end of the day, it came down to feeling the most comfortable with him.

Did you feel prepared for the procedure?

Yes, I felt prepared. After delivering 2 sets of twins, I feel somewhat prepared for any surgical procedure.

What was your recovery like? Did it match what you expected?

The recovery was a bit more than I expected, but that's not unusual as I'm often overly optimistic. It took a week for me to get back to work, and that was with reduced hours. It took about 2 weeks to feel capable of getting through normal daily routines. It took about a month to feel back to full operating capacity.

Please describe your interaction with the staff at our practice.

Everyone was awesome. The nurses were professional, friendly, and warm. The whole experience was ideal, truly. I wouldn't hesitate to choose Dr. Mizuguchi again.

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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