I'm a 22 year old who has a normal diet and live a pretty active lifestyle. I'm about 5'3 and 125lbs. But I've had a pouch on my lower tummy ever since I was 13. I played sports all through middle school, high school and college but the pouch is still there. I feel very insecure in a bathing suit so I've been researching a lot about liposuction. I decided to do SmartLipo because it's a safer,... more
I had a local anastesia smartlipo done on my high and low abdominal area. Execellent job and results are amazing..completly smooth surface! Quick process! And fast recovery..I was driving to work in 2 days back to work. I recommend Dr. Joel, who gave a personal call the day after to see how I was feeling.
Friendly staff! Tottaly worth it! more
I wanted to get Smart Lipo because I was unhappy with the amount of belly fat and love handle fat I had despite constant, consistent and strenuous working out for years! It didn't matter what I did, I could not get rid of the fat I'm either of these troublesome areas. I tried dieting, wraps, cleanses, you name it, I have probably tried it with no results. I am in no way overweight and even... more
I am a 35 year old mother of 2. I first met with Dr. Beck in 2013, and we explored options for removing some excess fat; he told me I was a good candidate for Smart Lipo and that the recovery would be nominal (down time of 4 days) and that I would see results quickly, 80% within 6-8 months and 100% at a year. In October of 2013, he performed the procedure in 2 sessions on 6 areas: upper... more
I am 20 year old female who has lost about 50lbs over the last couple years. I was pretty overweight as a younger kid and once I started exercising and eating better, the weight came off. All areas of my body shrunk accordingly except for my arms. I have been very upset about the disproportion of my big arms in comparison to the rest of my body. Once i heard about Smart Lipo and by doing... more
I work out hard and could not get rid of certain spots so I chose Dr Emer to help me with those spots. He performed smart lipo and body contouring on my lower/upper abs, arms, bra fat area, and flanks. My down time was minimal I only needed pain meds immediately after surgery (one does on the same day after), minimal bruising and looks like minimal to no scarring from what I can see so far. ... more
I'm a 36 year old, fast approaching 37. I've been up at 190+ pounds and am now, after too many years to mention, down to 171 pounds where I have stayed for the longest time. I've not managed to shift the weight. I traveled a lot for work and didn't focus on my health and wore spank pretty much everyday. Now I'm older and am focusing on my eating and also doing a lot more exercise, I can't... more
Hi I'm getting ready to have this smart lipo contouring done with one if the best sf Bay Area docs around. I'm 5'7" 116 lbs can't wait to tackle my problem areas. Will take before pix as I get closer to procedure. Kinda scared of swelling and recovery. As well as skin tightening . Will keep you updated
5'7 116 pounds
Getting ready ....
Scared about swelling and elasticity... more
I have had the most ugliest saddlebags poking out of my thighs for as long as I can remember after puberty. I hear it's a genetic thing... For years shopping for pants was an impossibly depressing task for no matter how happy I would be to see new styles and designs of pants I would never be able to fit into one in a flattering way. Not that I am a slender girl. At 5'2'' I have always weighs... more
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