Leticia’s Story: When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough
Leticia 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.
After months of intense CrossFit training and following the Paleo Diet, Leticia says, “I was in the best shape of my life, but my breasts were still saggy and I still had that stomach pooch. I realized no amount of working out was going to fix these 2 problem areas. I wanted my breasts and stomach to match the rest of my body: tight and toned.”
With her 50th birthday on the horizon, she decided it was her time. In talking with friends about plastic surgeons in Sacramento, she received a referral to Dr. Christa Clark and made her appointment. Once she met with Dr. Clark, Leticia was excited. Dr. Clark was also eager to help Leticia continue to transform her body.
“I was impressed by her dedication to the workout routine and diet she had faithfully stuck by to achieve her current body,” Dr. Clark says. “But I knew plastic surgery would make a huge difference and give her the results she so desperately desired.”
Together, they decided on a surgical plan that included a tummy tuck (also called an abdominoplasty) and a breast lift with breast augmentation at the Sacramento plastic surgeon’s state-of-the-art surgical facility.
After her 5-hour surgery, Leticia woke up to what she says was the best part of the cosmetic surgery process.
“I saw immediate results. The day after my surgery, I went from droopy to ‘BAM’ in just 1 day. I got exactly what I wanted,” she says. “I now have the stomach of a 20-year-old! For so many years, I was working out and dieting and not seeing the results I wanted. Then I woke up after the procedure and finally have the body I had always dreamed of. That was the best part.”
Dr. Clark says she is continually impressed by Leticia’s positive approach and commitment to living each day.
“Leticia is such an energetic person,” Dr. Clark says. “She motivates me to get out there and exercise! Every time I saw her after surgery, I was just amazed at how great she looked.”
Now well past her 50th birthday, Leticia has discovered there is nothing she cannot do. She says, “Even though I just turned 50, I feel like Dr. Clark gave me 50 more years, because I feel like a new me!”