AS A MOM OF FOUR and severely overweight, Wendy L. Jones found a small bump on her right breast that sparked a consult with Stephen E. Metzinger, MD, MSPH, FACS, of Aesthetic Surgical Associates.
When Dr. Metzinger first met with Wendy, she was 35-years-old battling obesity and a range of health concerns because her weight. “Wendy was morbidly obese and suffering from a ventral hernia,” Dr. Metzinger says. “She wanted revision breast surgery and body contouring surgery.”
Wendy says, “We trusted Dr. Metzinger right away. He had me go in for a mammogram to rule out anything else and then answered all of our questions. After the mammogram, my husband and I went back to look at treatment options.
“I was 260 pounds when my husband and I decided to go with a breast augmentation and abdominoplasty. I wanted to lose 20 pounds before surgery to heal and to start my new healthy lifestyle.” Wendy educated herself on KETO/low carb eating and began light exercise after being cleared to do so by Dr. Metzinger.
Specializing in aesthetic and cosmetic plastic surgery, Dr. Metzinger performed an extended full abdominoplasty with rectus plication; ventral hernia repair; power assisted lipectomy of the upper abdomen, lower abdomen, hips, flanks and mons pubis; bilateral implant exchange; capsulectomy; and breast implants. “Her outcome was outstanding. Five years later and she is still excellent with no problems,” Dr. Metzinger adds.
At 40, Wendy has now reached her goal of 145 pounds thanks to a healthy, low carb lifestyle, exercise and Dr. Metzinger. “Dr. Metzinger and his team are phenomenal. They are caring, supportive and most importantly, he is honest. We trust him and recommend him all the time!
“He gave me a brand-new start and I will always be grateful for that. He helped me achieve not only a healthy life, but also a beautiful body. The confidence that it has given me as well as the pride of my journey radiates from my face every single day. I have never felt more confident, powerful and beautiful. I work every day at becoming my better self. I feel so healthy.”
ABOUT DR. METZINGER
A New Orleans native, Dr. Metzinger is Triple Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He is
a Clinical Associate Professor at Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Metzinger’s major areas of interests are cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, nose, breast and body. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Association of Plastic Surgery (AAPS), and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) and the Rhinoplasty Society.