For about five years now I've had fat under my chin/neckline that I just couldn't seem to get rid of. No matter how much I worked out, nothing seemed to change. I decided to look into different procedures to assist in tightening under my chin. As soon as I saw Dr. Bassin, I felt at ease. All of the nurses and doctors were so nice and comforting. He told me about a new procedure called smart... more
Im a mother of 3 children and have had 3 C-sections not to mention had my thyroid removed just before I found out I was prego with my last child. I gained so much weight in my trouble areas. I have gone and did my consult and am getting smart lipo in the waist and lower back. Does anyone have and suggestions on what should be done after you get the procedure done........so far I have gotten... more
I did Smart-Lipo on my thighs with Dr. Oppenheimer in mid-December. I had it on my inner thighs, outer thighs, 'banana roll' and butt. I now fit into my 'skinny' pants and have thrown away a few bigger pairs already. I am no longer bruised and only have little scars on my legs. I was able to stay awake during the surgery and he talked to me and asked me if I was comfortable. The staff was... more
Hi I just want to write my experience with Sono Bello because I know there's a lot of people out there that don't know if they should do a certain procedure or not and if sono bello would be there best option. From my personal experience: I went to Sono Bello in Orlando FL and I was referred by my co-worker. I went to my free consultation and the lady was very friendly, truthful and... more
I had the Smart Lipo procedure done to my flanks, upper and lower stomach areas two months ago. I am still healing, but I do see great changes to the areas treated. Everything my doctor explained to me I see happening. I massage the hard areas and they have softened up tremendously, there are some areas that are still numb (around the navel area), but they are getting better with massage. I... more
....and now in my first day post-op recovering. Areas treated were my lower abdomen, inner + outer thighs, buttocks, flanks, "muffin top". I'm very, very sore as I was told I would be, but I'm taking demerol + Ativan and it's working like a dream. Obviously it will be some time before I'll be able to report the full results but looking forward to updating as time passes. Anticipating the best!... more
I am a 34 year mother of two small children and my weight has gone up and down ever since my 2nd child who is not 4 years old. I am 5'8" and weigh about 174lbs. I have very long legs which I love and I have a slim figure. However, when I gain weight i gain it all in my stomach and people tend to assume I am preggers!!!! UGH!!!! Very embarrassing when they ask...OUT LOUD!!!! I also had two... more
The Redefinition in the Chin Area Was Exactly What We Had Hoped For.
The chin area was connecting more and more to the throat area, loosing any definition between the two. Now a chin is more pronounced and jowls are minimized. The only better solution would have been surgery, and even the thought of cutting and knives was not what I wanted at this time. Dr Serra was in full agreement and... more
When I went to the initial consultation, the doctor came in looked at what I wanted done and said he could do what I wanted. I paid to get four areas of Smart Lipo, after the procdure, the Dr. had only done half of one of the areas and some of two other areas, but did not touch my back which was area number four. When I complained they gave me another appointment to do the so called "Smart... more
I had smart lipo on March 24, 2011. I am 2 1/2 wks post-op. So far so good. I had my 2 wk follow up with the Dr. P today and he said everything is right where it should be.
I took off a wk off work. I was amazingly sore, I'm not sure how certain women claim they can go back to work the next day. I'm still bruised in some spots, have burning and pinching pain that comes and goes... more
I had an incredible experience with Smart Lipo. I did the hips, stomach, waist and thighs. I saw incredible results in every area except inner thighs. I am completely satisfied with results and with the procedure. Finding the right Doctor was key, one I was comfortable with and knew would be with me every step of the way.
The downtime was minimal and I was back on my feet and back to my... more
Preop care was minimal. the consult was done by a consultant not a doctor or nurse. she showed me pictures of patients that were not their own.she told me they would be able to get rid of my back fat and i wasnt nearly as big as the woman in the pictures.all of this would not have bothered me if the results were decent. there is a small improvement in my arms but nothing on my back.the... more
I would have to say if I can go back in time I would not have it done. Even though I saw some results I felt they did not get the target areas good enough.I had the lower and upper abs done plus the flanks. I still see some love handles.
I felt the doctor only got the front end of my flanks. My abs well, there is some difference but again was not too thrilled with the results. I'm mainly... more
I decided to do Smart Lipo a couple of weeks after I decided to do blepharoplasty (reviewed on another page on the site). Figured I was on the table already, right?
My doctor quoted me for upper/lower abs, love handles, and hip rolls but that was going to be around $10k and I just didn't have that money. So I only did my upper/lower abs. Now, a week after the procedure... more
I had smart lipo on my saddlebags last friday. The office I went to was great! The procedure went well. I have done pretty good so far, I have had some bruising not too much drainage. I am of course still sore, which I know is normal. So far I see a little result but I know I am still swollen. I know I have to give it time but I can't wait to see it progress. I have had this problems with my... more
I had SmartLipo of tummy, inner upper thighs, & inner knees 4 weeks ago. The first week was ok, but worse than I'd been told. Now I am having constant burning pain in abd. area & inner thighs. Wearing clothes is uncomfortable & gets worse the longer I wear anything next to my skin. There's hard lumpiness throughout the abd. & some in the thighs & knees. The skin looks... more