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My name is Nico A. I'm 34 years old and I live in
the Chicago, IL. Area. I recently decided it was time
to have my stomach worked on, I am 5'1Ē about 120lb
and generally happy with the way that I look. Barring
one, thing my belly. I have two children and my
stomach is horrible, believe it or not, it has been an
extreme embarrassment to me for about twelve years. I
have worked hard to keep my stomach in shape but I am
so self conscious of people seeing it (especially my
own husband). I actually dread the summer months. I
donít like to go to the pool or the beach. I know it
seems like something extremely insignificant, not to
mention extremely vain, but it has truly hindered the
way I feel about myself and in turn I am not as
overall confident as I would like to be.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone in
Dr. Placikís office for taking the time to explain the
procedure from start to finish. This was truly an
emotional decision for me, but as soon as I walked
into Dr.Placikís office I knew he was the surgeon for
me. His staff treated me with like I was a friend. I
did consult with other plastic surgeons, but none of
the experiences were as good as visiting Dr. Placik.
Their website also helped because it was a good way
for me to know what to expect and I learned a lot
about their practice before the actual consultation.
They took the time to answer all my questions and I
never felt rushed. They really surpassed all my
expectations and so a few days later I decided to
schedule the surgery with them.


Giving birth to a child is one of the most rewarding
experiences a woman can have in her life. I am very
proud of the two beautiful girls that I carried and
delivered into this world. They both add so much to my
life. However, during this beautiful and natural
process I gained 68 pounds, developed many ugly
stretch marks. Both of my girls between weighted 8-9
pounds at birth. So, where did this leave the shape of
my once 100 pound body - not to mention my
self-esteem?

After establishing a good healthy diet and following a
consistent exercise plan - I lost 68 pounds I had
gained during the pregnancy process. I decided to
research plastic surgery as an option because I
realized the bulge was not all fat. The bulge was
loose skin! I exercise 3 times a week if not more and
I do a lot of sit-ups. The abdominal problem remained
despite my effort. My consultation with Dr. Placik and
Shari was very impressive with realistic goals.
Dr.Placik told me up front that he could make my tummy
look better than it did, but did not promise me that
he would be able to remove all of my stretch marks.


Because I was prepared for the worst, my recovery did
not seem bad at all. My tummy is as flat as a board
now. It has been one week and I feel great. Iím sure
the scar will fade with time. The appearance of my
stretch marks is barely noticeable. Iíve already tried
my bikini on, not quite ready for the pool (in Public)
yet, but I Ďm sure very soon.
Thank you, Dr.Placik you really have changed my life.


Please see my attached before and after photos ď

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Comments (4)
SONCON70From: SONCON70 | 2013-10-02 22:25:23

I see bandages on back. Did you have more than tummy tuck? I had tuck, but still have love handles in back.
SONCON70From: SONCON70 | 2013-10-02 22:24:46

I see bandages on back. Did you have more than tummy tuck? I had tuck, but still have love handles in back.
LIZBETH1From: LIZBETH1 | 2008-08-27 16:41:14

THE RESULTS LOOK GREAT. WOW U MUST B VERY HAPPY. GET OUT THERE GIRL AND ENJOY UR NEW LOOK!
SparkleluvFrom: Sparkleluv | 2008-08-19 16:04:14

I like your results! We are residents of Illinois also. What was your cost for the procedure? If you don't mind.

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Member Details

NicoletteA
Username: NicoletteA
First Name: Nicolette
Location: IL, United States
Gender: F
Age: 40
Height: 5'1"
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Procedure Details

Date of Procedure: 07-22-2008
Results: 5 (Thrilled)
Weight: 124 lbs
Doctor Name: Dr. Otto Placik (Chcago) My Profile
City of Procedure: Arlington Heights
Sate of Procedure: IL
Country: United States


Buttocks Augmentation, Lift, Implants:
Buttocks Augmentation Type: Buttock Implants

Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty:
Pre-Op Dress Size: 8
Post-Op Dress Size: 4
Tummy Tuck Type: Extended Tummy Tuck

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