I've always struggled with body image but I've learned to cut myself some slack as I get older because, well... frankly, there are far too many flaws on an older body to obsess over ALL of them! I've accepted my extra weight and my droopy breasts and my gray hairs and little wrinkles but I just can't stop hating my stomach. I probably think about it once every five minutes and I know this... more
41 year old lost weight through diet and exercise...and getting divorced! (which is an amazing and good thing!!) decided to do full body lipo with fat transfer to face. two pregnancies. was on the fence between lipo and full tuck but in the end decided on the full body lipo. I worked with a doctor who walked me through both options and explained risks and benefits of both.
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I had liposuction of abdomen done by Dr. Scott Moser about 5 years ago. The date I mentioned is only an approximation. This was before realself. The most important thing you need to remember is that Dr. Scott Moser, at that time, was making his patients sign a legal paper where you agree that you will never write a negative reivew about his work on the internet (pursuant to legal action). You... more
I have been thinking about doing liposuction since 2012. I had reached my highest weight ever - 155lbs (I'm 5'3) and I was at a loss at what to do because I thought I was eating right and exercising 4-5 times a week. I ended up going to a fat camp instead of liposuction. The camp really helped set me up for eating healthy as a lifestyle (I already ate healthy in general - but it refined it for... more
My friend had lipo and it looked great so I tried it and I am extremely happy. I am fit and never had anything done before so this was hard for my ego. However, I should not have been hesitant. The procedure was painless. They did my tummy, love handles and bingo wings. I was awake the entire time and had a great experience chatting with the staff. If I started to feel anything I let Dr.... more
I did lipo on my back mostly because my love handles was getting out of control. I'm 5'3 155ish. The day of I was super nerves I felt like I can feel the heat. I was pretty much drugged up and I don't do good with medicine because on my ride home I threw up all over the car in traffic. The 1st night it was hard I kept getting sick couldn't even have water. The next day was much better I did... more
I am 42 years old had lipo to chin, neck,jowls, upper arms and inner thighs. I am 15 days post op. I know from reading comments and advice on here it takes awhile to see full results. I haven't seen any change in upper arms. Thighs still rub together. My neckis not smooth and hard bumps. I am feeling down. more
Okay so I've talked about Liposuction this and liposuction that for years and now I'm finally doing it. It started off as just a consultation and ended up scheduling a procedure date! #WINNING!!! Plastic surgeons are worse than car salesmen, I walked out feeling like I would look like far distant cousin of Beyonce, with the right lighting and a little glaucoma :-), don't HATE! No... more
I had a tummy tuck just about 22 months ago, in November of 2012. When I maintain a very low weight, the results are fine. Unfortunately, as soon as I gain a little weight, a shelf of fat appears above my TT scar. I would expect this were I significantly overweight, but I am 5'8" and weigh under 132 pounds. At 127 pounds, the shelf is not there. So I have asked a local plastic surgeon to... more
I am in my mid 40's and have been neglecting how I look for awhile now because I am a very busy physician working odd schedules that does not allow a lot of time for rigorous work out or hours in the gym sculpting my body. I am very active and spend time doing aerobic exercise just to stay heart healthy but the toll of the years of neglect on fine tuning my body has caught up and for sometime... more
It was terrible, when I woke up. Right away it was pretty clear to me, that things where not the way we talked about it, and the results where far from which we talk about before the surgery…and she never took any responsibility for her action…actually the opposite is the case she promotes herself as a top plastic surgeon! more
My arms are HALF the size they used to be thanks to Dr. Vistnes! I had liposuction on my trouble spot arms and I could not be more thrilled with the results! After years of dieting and weights and frustration taking the plunge and deciding for liposuction with Dr. Vistnes was the best choice for me. Recovery was fairly easy and the result is I can wear tank tops any time without feeling self... more
I've been thinking and researching about doing liposuction for a very long time. I am 30 and I've always had a big butt and thighs. People stare, make jokes (called kim kardashian alot) Commented and im sick of them. Its just not that, i can't wear pants comfortably and in dresses I look like a hippo. I've walked into guess and been told the pants are not made for people like me. i just... more
I'm 39 y/o 5'10" and was 163lbs at the time of surgery
I've been a pretty fit guy since my 20's (worked out 3x week through 2012, ate healthy)
I have something that's bugged me my whole life. Even when I was lean and toned, I've always had a soft round pooch shape below my belly button. This flab patch was there even when I was in my 20's. I've been... more
I'm 5'-6" and about 153 lbs. I've lost about 50 lbs over 5 years through diet and exercise. I'm pretty happy with my overall hourglass shape, but, like most women, there are parts of my body that I'd like to smooth and tighten. Also, I'm excited about the potential metabolic boost that occurs after liposuction.
At this point, I'm researching my options and collecting pictures of healthy,... more
I had liposuction of my chin, arms, abdomen, flanks and inner thighs in January 2010. I loved my new silouhette...but, sadly put on weight really quick. I was taking Lexapro, and not weighing myself. My clothes were fitting differently from the procedure, but I went up in my bra size...It was easy for me to think it was only 5 pounds. I came to find out I had put on 15 pounds in 8 weeks, so I... more
I am in menopause and was just beyond frustrated with the 10 pounds that I could not take off due to hormones. I tried every diet and exercised like a maniac. I needed the "head to toe" liposuction (abs, flanks, thighs inner and outer and arms) and I am so glad I did.
Before my surgery my MD sent me a packet of information that was sooo helpful. It described the exact swelling I... more