Real Patient Stories

Horst’s Story: Senior Discount Harder to Come By

horstLike many men his age, Horst still felt that he was in pretty good shape and wanted his appearance to reflect that vitality. Jowls and loose neck skin were his chief concerns, but he wanted to make sure his results looked natural.

Sarah’s Story: A Wife and Mom’s Defining Moments

story-tn-sarahThere was a moment early on in Sarah’s life when her grandma described her as being “big boned,” and that title has stayed in the back of Sarah’s mind her entire life.

Keith’s Story: A Beach Cruiser and 100 Pounds

story-tn-keithThree years ago, Keith was at a personal low. He was living a sedentary lifestyle, suffered from chronic back pain after a bad car accident, was on pain medication, and had health issues. As he puts it, “Tipping the scales at 285 pounds, I was not in a good place.”

Leticia’s Story: When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough

story-tn-leticiaLeticia is a self-described CrossFit fanatic. CrossFit is an exercise program that is gaining momentum not only in the United States, but around the world. CrossFit describes its strength and conditioning program as “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement.” People who practice CrossFit simply describe the workouts as hard! So if you are spending several days a week working out at this intensity level, you would think that the little bulge around your middle would disappear, right? As Leticia discovered, sometimes diet and exercise just are not enough.

Allison’s Story: They Make Bras That Big?

story-tn-allisonAllison had large, buxom breasts that created incredible cleavage. She had the type of body that made people stop and look. She had the curves that many woman envy. So why would she opt for a breast reduction? Simple: she was in pain, every day.

One Part Mom, Grandma, & Jessica Rabbit

story-tn-katherineKatherine is an extremely intelligent and self-assured woman working in local government. She works as an analyst for the local government dealing with influential community leaders every day. So when it comes to government projects and analyzing what needs to be done, she is a ‘go to’ person. However, when it came to getting into a bathing suit, she was not your girl. That was the one aspect of her life she was not confident about, and these insecurities made her feel as if she wasn’t living life to the fullest. That has all since changed due to a dive vacation she took 2 years ago with friends, which included one of Dr. Clark’s previous patients.

It All Started With a Routine Mammogram

story-tn-charIn 1998, Char went in for a routine mammogram. There is no family history of breast cancer so there was no reason to suspect it would anything other than routine. Char says “I was religious about getting my annual mammograms.” As it turns out, her diligence may very well have saved her life.

A Mom’s Renewal

story-tn-lindaLinda came to Dr. Clark after a twin pregnancy, followed by two singleton pregnancies. After carrying and nursing four babies, the toll it had taken on her body was clear. Her breasts were deflated and lopsided from years of breastfeeding. Her stomach had been severely stretched and the resulting look, Linda says, “Made me go for the XL shirt on instinct alone!”

Beth: A Nurse with Knowledge

story-tn-bethBeth is a nurse by profession. After spending nearly 28 years in the medical profession she knew what her gastric bypass surgery would be like, she knew what her body lift plastic surgery procedure would be like. But what she didn’t know – was just how happy she would be at the end of it.