Cosmetic surgery helps Cedar Rapids woman achieve the legs she's always wanted
Having fought body image issues about her thighs from when she was in elementary school, this Cedar Rapids patient decided to make a change, she came to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.
“My thighs were always much larger than the other girls’ and not in proportion with my upper body, which is fairly small. I have never been comfortable wearing shorts or shorter dresses because of my thighs.
“I had heard about one possible procedure and talked with my doctor, but was told that procedure was not for me and that instead I needed a ‘circumferential thigh reduction.’ I decided to get a second opinion from Dr. Charles Grado at UI Hospitals & Clinics, as he had done another procedure in 2005. When I learned he was retiring, I was set up with Dr. William Albright, and after an extensive consultation I decided to go forward with him!
“Dr. Albright was very upfront that this was not going to be done for weight loss but for body contouring and stressed that he wanted me to have realistic expectations, which was what I was looking for—I don't want super thin legs with my frame. Less than five weeks from my surgery I am already SO satisfied with my results! They look like the legs I've always wanted but could never achieve, even with diet and exercise.
“It will take six to eight months to see the full results but I am satisfied so far! I have been wearing my compression garment and socks 24/7 since the procedure and will until the six-week mark, and will continue to do so during the day until eight weeks. I look forward to my final results and would recommend Dr. Albright to anyone considering this procedure!”