“Look at that, you’ve lost 12 pounds since the surgery! Isn’t that wild?!” Dr. White smiled as he gave me the good news. I smiled back and nodded in agreement, it was amazing that the pounds seemed to be coming off without me even trying, but I realized something in that moment. It wasn’t the weight that I lost that meant anything and it wasn’t even the skin that was removed…it was the 12 years of insecurity and embarrassment that I had shed that meant more than the world to me. All the times I would look in the mirror and feel a sense of dread fill me because of what I saw. All the times I would refuse to take my shirt off while swimming (which would confuse everyone because I was “so fit”) because I was too scared of what other people would think. All the times I would panic simply because my shirt got lifted too high which would expose my stomach for just a brief second. I was living my life as a 23 year old with the self-confidence of my 12 year old self. But all that was changed thanks to Dr. White. I could write a book about how confident and safe I felt in trusting Dr. White with my surgery, but I know most people (including myself) have the attention span of a goldfish so I’ll keep it brief. He’s a compassionate and kind hearted man who truly does care about every single patient that walks through his doors. Changing people’s lives through plastic surgery is his passion, and you can tell that just by listening to him talk. He constantly strives to improve his technique in order to make sure the patients get the best results which is something that’s rare to find in any profession these days. He makes sure you’re prepared for every single potential outcome so that there are no surprises and if there’s something that he didn’t talk about, he has enough experience that he can handle it without missing a beat. Going into this whole process, I had my reservations about the surgery itself and also the cost if we’re being honest. All of those went away pretty much instantly after having my initial consultation with him. I couldn’t be happier with the results even if they threw in a free pony with the surgery, and it was worth every penny. Speaking of Penny, both of his front desk workers (Penny and Jazmin) are fantastic people. I think it speaks volumes to the quality of a business if the employees are amazing as well. Dr. White has truly created an experience that leaves you feeling whole and happy every time you leave. I’ve recommended his office to every single person I talk to whether it’s my family, my friends, or the random guy that asks me if I want guac in my bowl at Chipotle. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to thank him enough for what he’s done for me, but I figure this is a good start. P.S. I know that it seems out of place for a guy to get something like a tummy tuck but keep in mind that being confident in yourself and happy with your body isn’t something that’s gender specific…it’s universal. That being said, I do find it strange to say I got a tummy tuck, so I’ve opted in to calling it an “Ab Sculpt”. You can use that too, but I do charge a royalty fee.
So before I say anything, I’ve got to atone for a heinous crime that I committed when we last spoke. In my previous review I raved about how amazing Dr. White and his team is and basically did an Oscar acceptance speech thanking them; however, I forgot about one extremely important group of people that make this whole process possible. Dr. Zipper, Dr. White’s go to anesthesiologist, and his team (Carol and the gang) were nothing short of fantastic. It must have slipped my mind in the last review because I was unconscious for 97.3% of our entire interaction, but I honestly think that’s how you measure the quality of an anesthesiologist…if you aren’t unconscious, they’re definitely doing something wrong. Main idea is that my past statement applies to everyone that Dr. White sends his patients to because he knows that the quality of his work is not only based off of what he does but also the people that he trusts to support him.
Now on to the reason I’m here: I know some of you may be saying to yourself, “Why is this guy posting another review? I thought Dr. White already took care of him and I can’t take another long winded review, Netflix shows don’t binge watch themselves after all.” Which is fair…hurtful, but fair. Now if you’re one of the people who truly wants to find out about how getting surgery with Dr. White will impact you, then you’ve come to the right place.
When I first decided I was going to do something about the extra skin I had from being overweight I knew I would most likely need two procedures done, one for my chest and one for my stomach. Because of this, I decided to reach out to 3 surgeons to see who would fit best with my goals. The first one never even got back to me to schedule an appointment (easy elimination) and the second one looked at my chest and told me that he couldn’t really do anything about it without giving me scars which would “basically be malpractice” because it would be worse than before. Now don’t get me wrong, I definitely appreciated the honesty but that didn’t leave me feeling very confident in…well anything. Then I went to Dr. White and the difference was like comparing apples to Canadian bacon. He walked me through everything and when I mentioned the chest procedure (which is what this review is about if you were wondering), he told me exactly what he was going to do to make it better without hesitation. Not only that, but he had plenty of pictures of successes to show me which gave me all the confidence I needed to make my decision. What I want to stress from this is that I actually encourage you to talk to other doctors about any procedure you’re considering before going to Dr. White because the difference you’ll see will make you appreciate him that much more.
Now I’m going to wrap this up because even I’m starting to fall asleep here (I told you Dr. Zipper was good). These two surgeries have changed my life forever, and I will never find the words to express my gratitude to Dr. White and his team for making that possible. I was able to take my shirt off to swim for the first time in over a decade and I’m actually able to see the fruits of my labor in the gym. People have asked me why I did this at such a young age and it’s simply because I lived with crippling insecurities for over 10 years before making the decision to do something about it, and I want to get to the point where all of that is just a faint memory. When it comes to learning how to love yourself and feeling comfortable in the skin you’re in, the journey can be long; however, I know this was the first step towards having a healthier view of myself and in my opinion, sooner was truly the better.