Three days ago I had my upper and lower abdomen done at Pacific Liposculpture. Rod Davis is a PA with quite a bit of experience under his belt. I chose hime because he was honest, friendly, professional, and does the same procedure all day long. I would prefer to have someone who is very skilled and judging by his reviews and before and after picture he is very skilled.
1st day- I was very... more
Dr. Shumway is a wonderful doctor! He has more experience than most surgeons when it comes to body and face. He does not rush his patients into surgery and carefully presents risks and benefits. Dr. Shumway is a very good listener. Cherise, the Patient Care Coordinator, is very knowledgeable on a variety of procedures and makes you feel very comfortable, as a new patient (especially when in... more
After a year of healthy eating and exercising .... I finally came to the decision to get lipo. I have had virtual and office consults and everyone has advised me to get a tummy tuck instead of lipo. But I am afraid of the scar, I have had 3 c-sections and i have a small keloid scar and a tummy tuck would leave a long scar . So I decided to get lipo on my back.....with the hopes that it will... more
Great results here! It's been about 8 months and I'm all healed up. I did 4 areas, sides of stomach and top and bottom of stomach. Results are great but incision scars are taking a really long time to heal :(. Rod was nice, staff was nice. The procedure itself was a little painful but I was able to drive my self home. Recovery was the hard part, after meds wore off I didn't take anymore so I... more
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I went in for my consult 12/9 and they were on point and so helpful.
Today went in for pre op ( paperwork etc. 12/12 ) questions.
Dr. Sassan was on time, and VERY informative. I've done my homework and
his work is amazing. The price can not be beat anywhere for his expertise.
I will lateer in March/April be getting a TT,Breast Aug and Lift . I dont have the... more
After reseaching multiple doctors in San diego I found Dr. Alavi to be the best option for me. With the combination of experience, price, and bedside manner he had it all. I am pleased so far and being a few hours postop I can say I am in little to no pain so far and all I have taken is 1000mg of tylenol. Yhais was done under general. My anesthesiologist Carol Mann was awesome too. I also... more
Scheduled for lipo to my upper/lower stomach, waist, and flanks. I am 58 yrs old with a long recovery from spine surgeries (4) which resulted in multi level spinal fusion (and other surgeries) very limited activities led to weight gain . Am hoping this will help as I continue my water aerobics and walking.
The swelling has continued to go down and most of the skin feeling has returned with... more
I had to post bc if I had let all the negative posts on recovery/pain I read on here influence me, I would have cancelled.
However, I had previously had an Upper Eyelid Lift and Breast Reduction in which the recovery was so no big deal, so I was hoping my Lipo recovery would be the same.
I want to share, so others may not get scared away.
Background on me:
Crazy workouts... more
Dr Pousti and Staff are absolutely excellent. Joining RealSelf back in October 2012 to start my research I was able to find many plastic surgeons to suit my needs but, only one surgeon that I could wholeheartedly put my trust in. From walking into the La Mesa office my comfort level was meet with friendly staff members and a team of professionals that made me feel like I was already a member... more
After my 23rd birthday I started gaining weight but noticed that my face looked unproportionate to my body. I began to suffer from what I later referred to as “lack of facial characteristics” and a majorly disturbing double chin due to what I believe was my genetics. My face seemed just plain fat; I shied away from photos and couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror sometimes.
I wanted lipo be use even at my lower weight of 135 I was tiny but my abs weren't as tight as they should be due to childhood over eating and my McDonalds obsession. Once I turned 18 I took up yoga in college at the age of 22 I became a regular/staple at the gym. At 25 I finished my first marathon and at he age of 28 I've now run over 15 marathons. But the fat on the abs still remained.
Hello. i' finally able to add my own review. after much research, i opted to go with PACIFIC LIPO in san diego. i'm 46, female (with stubborn abs), and i live in san francisco. though i'm not at the top of my form, (height 5'2, weight 150) i've never been able to lose the belly even at 120 lbs. and in recent years, i'd developed a small double chin that only added to my insecure body image... more
Hi everyone. I had awake liposuction just 3 days ago. I thought I would be able to return to work within a day or two but it looks like I need a few more days off to recover. I won a free lipo contest offered by Pacific Lipo in San Diego, CA. My procedure was as good as it can get in my opinion. Rod Davis PA did my procedure while I was awake and fully aware. I had my upper, lower abdomen and... more
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Who I am and my experience overall-
I got my procedure done on Sept 10, 2012. I'm 23, 5'4, 128.8lbs at the time of the procedure. I just had this pooch that for the life of me wouldn't go away! It had been bothering me for nearly 10 years... more
I am a 29 year old man who was overweight as a kid and no matter what could not lose all of the excess long-chain fat tissue, no matter how much I did sports. I went for a plastic surgery with Dr.Singer and did: breasts, the whole stomach, flanks and the inner tights. I am extremely satisfied with all the results, I am a new man now. There are no irregularities and I cannot believe the new... more
I got Liposuction on my inner thighs so my thighs would not touch, Dr Brucker suggested we do the outside thighs to contour my shape. I actually like my outside thighs more then my inner thighs !!! more
The procedure itself was challenging. It didn't really hurt - the numbing injections were the most painful but they were so quick it didn't really matter. Being covered in tattoos, this was nothing compared to that! But I got 10 areas done in two consecutive days (inner and outer thighs, upper and lower abdomen, love handles and flanks), so the first days I was very sore. The pain medication... more
I am returning to my surgeon after getting a tummy tuck. I've tried excercising and dieting after my tuck however I've not received the results that I'm looking for therefore I'm retuning to the same surgeon to fix my upper body. I'm hoping that I'll be able to tone and shape my thighs on my own. more
I am 4 weeks post from my slim lipo. and so far feeling good, besides the tight feeling in my back , everything is pretty good i had my procedure done on April 17th 2012, Im so happy i got this procedure done because now i look awesome i was told by a few PS i went to for a consult that i needed a TT but my PS that i chose told me if i wasn't concerned about the stretch marks then he can... more
I had my lipo done yesterday and I feel good. I'm sore and swollen but I can already see a major difference. I had my upper and lower abdomen done. Best decision I ever made. Rob Davis and his angels at Pacific Liposculpture were amazing. He's a perfectionist and I'm satisfied with my results thus far. I'm 28 and felt I deserved the body I once had lol. I highly recommend this... more
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