Real Faces of Plastic Surgery


My plastic surgery journey started last August, when I consulted with Dr. Mizgala about excess skin removal after maintaining a 140 pound weight loss for almost 15 years. The skin was my albatross, holding me back physically and mentally all this time. I was ready to close the book on my lifetime struggle with food and weight. The surgery was mostly about the practicality of getting rid of the physical complications caused by the skin while I was still relatively young. I got the practical results I was looking for and so much more. The changes in me, inside and out, are far beyond what I expected.

I found confidence I didn't even realize I was missing. I’m finally standing up for myself without backpedaling or apologizing. That is an incredible and priceless surprise. I'm taking the time to do nice things for myself without feeling like I'm being frivilous or irresponsible. My friends and family see a huge difference in the way I look and carry myself. I knew I would have a significant change in my body, but I never dreamed I would have such an incredible mental and emotional transformation so quickly. After years of feeling like I was just going through the motions in life, I’m actually excited for what is to come. The surgery was an investment in the rest of my life, and it's already paying unbelievable dividends. The real me was hidden under my excess weight and excess skin for decades, and I've been reborn at age 45 as a confident, self-assured woman.