I am in very good shape after two kids, and do either "the happy body" weights routine or bikram yoga every single day. My entire body is lean and muscular except for a small "donut" of fat around my belly that I couldn't get rid of even when I was 105 lbs on my 40th birthday. (I am 5'1 3/4" tall and normally am btw 110-114 lbs.) I went to Dr. Michael Cedars in Oakland (practices with Katie... more
Already back to work after 2 days of surgery. First day was the worst. Still sore and have s lot of bruising. Not sure how I will cover this up for the holiday weekend coming up with the hot weather and my bruises showing. I know Doc says final results will be in 3+months but I hope I see results sooner.
Still feeling sore and numbness on my abdominal area & arms. I'm wondering how long the... more
I always noticed the back of arms were bulky and fat in my opinion and i hated that when i saw myself in pics and they looked fat! As i got older like 38 i was convinced i did not like my arms but wasn't ready to go under the knife per se. I finally turned 43 and i did it for my Birthday,it was a gift from my dear friend. I had smartlipo done on June 18th 2014 at California Skin Institute in... more
I struggled a long time over whether or not to get liposuction for my muffin top and stomach. My biggest issue is that I looked matronly in all dresses, and much older than my years. I had no aspirations to ever wearing a bikini again, but I did want to look better in my clothes. I am a 47 year old mother of three, and although I exercise, I have developed a “tire” of fat around my... more
From start to finish the process was over and above what I had expected. Dr. Beck and his staff explained the procedure and side effects. I had the 1st procedure done a week ago on my abdomen and love handles. The 2nd, my flanks will be done on 5/8. The 1st day home I was able to move around, slowly! On the 2nd day I was the most uncomfortable, I was able to move around with some pain but... more
I have battled weight issues for as long as I can remember. I met Doctor Jason Emer 3 years ago while managing the surgical supply store he used to cater to his patients. I instantly fell in love with the way he cared for and treated his patients. Not only did he want the best for his patients he would literally walk them to the store and introduce them to me and answered any and all questions... more
Why I did it:
Hello all, I wanted to write this review because so many of these reviews helped me prep and prepare for my procedure. Let me start off by saying I decided to try SMART lipo for myself and no one else. Anyone that would look at me would see a normal sized (115 lbs) 27 year old. However, when I look at myself I see someone who grew up being a competitive gymnast for 10 years... more
I had smart lipo more than two weeks ago but i still look bloated just little bit difference from before surgery. but if i hold in my abdomen, it is flat. and also my upper abdomen is protruding especially when im sitting down while lower abdomen looks firm flatter if im sitting but looks bloated when im standing up both of my upper and lower abdomen. Is it normal to look bloated after more... more
I have been looking through this site since I got my procedure done and it has been very helpful, so I wanted to contribute my review to help others! Just a note, I am not going to post photos since I have a lot of tattoos that would identify me :). That being said, for all of you ladies out there who have tattoos and are worried about them getting ruined, none of mine are distorted at all and... more
I'm having smart lipo on my abdomen next week and am super scared. I've always had a lower-abdominal pouch and finally made the decision to get lipo about 5 months ago.
I keep feeling like I will back out. Its almost like I'm scared to have a flat tummy. I literally can't imagine it--- like at all! I feel like I will cry...or even miss my rolls. Which is crazy b/c I am disgusted at them l... more
I will have my smartlipo procedure on 8/8/2012. My weight has always fluctuate, and I've had several pregnant rumors spreaded. YES, I look like I'm 5 months but only in the mid section. I looked into lapband, but was advised that my goals could be reached by exercising. While I do workout, My stomach always protrude.
Well, while visiting Cali I decided to make a change. I visited a doctor... more
I got an email from a skin spa that I went to for hair laser removal. The email was promoting the procedure smart lipo. And in the ad, it said that it was a safe, effective and a much quicker recovery than traditional liposuction AND it was done under local anesthesia. I had a very minor dent that I go from a previous surgery that was only noticeable to to my eye. When I called the spa, they... more
Im 38 years old, a mother of 4 children, and so tired of my mommy muffin top. Not to mention my hips, thighs and flanks. So I decided to try smart lipo triplex. My appointment is Friday, May 25th and I feel like I'm counting down the minutes. I am currently 5'7, weigh 164 pounds. I carry my weight on my hips, flanks and thighs. It wasn't until after baby #3 that I started to have that crappy... more
I had Smartlipo on my abs, flanks, and arms. I originally wanted to do only my arms but my doctor had a special where if you get the procedure done in 2 areas, the third was free. So I thought why not.
I had the procedure performed on 10.14.11. The procedure was relatively painless. The only discomfort I had was when they started to numb me. I asked for some more pain meds and my doctor... more
I'm 22 yo. ive always had an insecurity about my waist line. my stomach is just where all of my fat is stored. no bueno. i hate it i hate it I HATE IT!
So about a yr ago, i went in for a consultant in danville, ca. estimation was 7000. im like whoaaa where am i gonna get that kind of money? It felt impossible at the time. So i figured if i worked out and ate right then i would lose a... more
I am 26yrs. old, I weigh 180lb, I have two daughters. I have always struggled with my weight, I loss the weight and gain it right back and so on..I believe that with the procedure it will give the extra boost to continue being healthy not only for myself but for my daughters and husband.
On 8/20 I had an appointment to do lab work & to check if I was ok health wise, they took my... more
I am 49 years old, two weeks ago l had smart lipo arms, upper and lower back, was painful and still pain there, pain killers will help.
l did because I work at the gym and those areas still the same always I had the fatty problem in my upper body.
I really think if you have the money and courage, do it. You are not the old to be beautiful again more
I had my flanks and thighs treated with SmartLipo Triplex machine Tuesday 3/30/10.The treatment was painful but the results are amazing. I already see the extra loose buns from my flanks and below my bra gone, and from what I hear they are gone for good. I also see the extra pouch in my outer thighs gone. But the pain is a bitch. I am in terrible pain after the treatment also, it is manageable... more
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