Danielle’s Story: Before and After a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Prior to coming to The Lucas Center, Danielle had tried it all and was considering next steps for achieving her body goals. She’d reached out to other plastic surgeons in the area with no luck—until she found board-certified surgeon, Dr. Jay Lucas. 

Here’s what he recommended, and how she felt before and after having the procedure…

Leading Up to the Decision

When Danielle first met with Dr. Lucas and our team, she was at a place in her life where she just wanted solutions that would work for her. She’d tried everything (with great dedication) to get her figure to a point where she felt comfortable and confident, but saw little results from exercise alone.

For her, considering a Tummy Tuck (also known as an Abdominoplasty) wasn’t just the “next step,” it was the last straw. She was ready to see real results, which led her to decide to speak with a professional.

Personalized Care at The Lucas Center

After being dismissed by two other surgeons in the area, Danielle found The Lucas Center and immediately felt reassured that it was the right place for her to explore her options:

“They made me feel so comfortable from the first appointment. Nobody else took the time to speak with me or ask questions that Dr. Lucas did, so it gave me confidence in him and reassured me that he understood my body and goals. I even started to look forward to my follow up appointments, just to see Dr. Lucas and Wendy and say hi to the whole team.”

From procedures like Tummy Tucks and Mommy Makeovers to our non-invasive aesthetic services, this level of personalized care goes into everything we do at The Lucas Center. Because we understand no two bodies are the same.

Danielle Shares Her Surgery Experience

After her personalized consultation, Danielle felt informed and ready to make a decision. She booked an Abdominoplasty, as recommended by Dr. Lucas, and had her surgery in the summer of 2021. All in all, she recounts her experience as a “difficult process at points” (as any invasive medical procedure can be), but one that she’d do again in a heartbeat.

For those who may be considering a Tummy Tuck or are wondering if it’s right for them, Danielle had this to say:

“Don’t give up on achieving your goals! But also keep in mind that if something works for one person, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you. There are people out there who can help you, so trust the experts and seek any professional help you need throughout the process.”

Life After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Nowadays, Danielle lives her life the way she always wanted to: with more confidence and joy. After having the procedure and plenty of time to heal, here’s what she had to say about life post-Tummy Tuck surgery:

“My life has been given back to me. Before the surgery, I didn’t realize how much I stayed on the sidelines, watching my family have fun because I didn’t have the confidence to join in. Now I get to run on the beach in a swimsuit, play volleyball with my daughter, go to trampoline parks, play with the dogs outside, and just be more involved in my own life.”

We’re so happy to have played a part in helping Danielle feel more confident and comfortable in her own skin. It’s stories like hers that inspire our team to keep Creating Confidence for patients across East Tennessee by providing the personalized care they deserve!

Hear Danielle tell her story here and make sure to follow The Lucas Center on social media for more stories like hers. We love to share success stories about how we’ve helped create true, lasting confidence for people just like you!

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