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My First Cosmetic Procedure Ever!
krba201076's Review of: Dr. Lambros Viennas

Rating: 9.76 (out of 10)
Review Date:
December 27, 2012, 5:41 pm

Doctor Name:   Dr. Lambros Viennas (My Profile)
Virginia Beach
State:   Virginia (VA)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   krba201076 (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   December 12, 2012
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I am a 20 something female who had lost a lot of weight and had hanging thighs and loose skin on my tummy. I had dieted and exercised to get my weight down--I weigh about 120 pounds now. However, the loose skin would not "snap back" no matter how much working out I did. After visiting a few doctors for consultations, I had the procedure as an in office procedure with Dr. Viennas at EVMS. Afterwards, I stayed with a nurse in the recovery suite in a local hotel for a little over a day. Then I went home. I am still recovering and am somewhat swollen but my tummy and thighs look a lot better. I am satisfied and would do it again. Dr. Viennas is very nice and knowledgeable. He has excellent bedside manner and will prescribe you whatever medicines you need to be comfortable. I have nothing but nice things to say about this man! The procedure was painful right afterwards but that is to be expected. The only thing that I would have changed was I would have had intravenous pain medicine for the post operative surgical recovery suite or a pain pump. I was using oral medications (Demerol) while I was with the nurse in the recovery suite and I was still really hurting. That oral medicine really does not cut tummy tuck pain for the first 24-36 hours afterwards. You need something intravenous or a pain pump. But other than that, my experience with EVMS was great and Dr. Viennas does great work. My scars don't even look that bad. I am about to start using a little scar treatment and they will surely fade to barely noticeable.

I did a lot of research on providers before I choose this doctor. I chose him because he was board certified, had excellent bedside manner and he is a professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School. This doctor trains the doctors. So, I was in good hands. Also, since this practice is affiliated with a medical school, I was in good hands in the unlikely event that something went wrong. In addition, the patient care coordinator was flexible in payment arrangements which helped make plastic surgery affordable for someone who is not wealthy. They were willing to work with me here so I chose EVMS and Dr. Viennas.

As for my results....this is a recent surgery so I don't have my final results yet. But, things should start to smooth out and flatten out. I am still a little swollen and a little bruised and the incisions are still healing. It looks like I have a very small amount of loose skin left at the top of my stomach when I bend over. However, it is possible that that will go away with time as I heal and continue to wear my compression garment. All in all, I look a lot better and I forsee a bikini on the horizon this summer!

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