About 5 years ago I went to Dr. Gallico to have liposuction on my saddle-bags and inner and out thighs.
Mind you, I am 5 1' and weigh between 104-108. The surgery went rather well--however about 9 months latter I started to get deformed looking bludges around all the treated areas. I went into see him and he attempted to correct the budged appearances by performing a "touch up" (basically... more
I had my procedure today at Sonobello of Woburn Ma. I have been wanting to get this done for a long time. With kids and injury which out me in a wheel chair for about a year weight has been a struggle. I did loose about 70 lbs before the procedure. I was a size 20-22 and with diet and exercise I got myself down to a 14-16. I don't mind my overall size but what I do mind and am very self... more
This summer I decided to get liposuction. I was sick of the extra few nasty pounds in my derriere area and thighs. It has bugged me forever. I met with 2 different cosmetic surgeons about liposuction and spoke with other dr. offices over the phone. Many dr.’s said they would not remove fat from my buttock. They said that they would only touch the thighs area. Also, some of the offices... more
So far I have had my consultation. I feel that it went as expected. I had already done a lot of research on my own and read reviews on realself.com. I was expecting to do my upper and lower abs and back bra roll but was persuaded to add my waist to the mix because it will help give me a better shape. I am very petite (5 feet) but have always been chubby/overweight despite being on sports teams... more
I had a consultation with a Dr. in Wellesley who wouldn't even look at some pictures that I brought of lipo I like and don't like. My 2nd consultation was in Boston with a very arrogant Dr. who I won't name. Not only was he arrogant, but made me wait over an hour,in a cold room, in a johnny without even an apology . I'm a very laid back person, so I don't mind waiting, but it would have... more
I am a classic pear shape and always tried super hard to have normal looking thighs. But it seemed like a futile battle as id have to get down to an unnatural weight in order for that to happen. my weight is around 120-130 pds, i'm 5'3 and i'm easily a size 4 on top and a size 8 on the bottom. After alot of thought i decided that lipo was a solution that was going to help me. Trying to diet... more
Having woked out hard most of my life, it was fustrating to see the belly bump/rolls. I had two children and unfortunately your body changes when it comes back together after they are born. First time I had liposuction I was probably 38 years of age. It seemed okay for a few years but then the belly bump was back. I was very disappointed that the results didn't last. more
Had a tummy tuck yesterday. Was up and walking last night. On pain meds. Doing good!! Worst part do far was not being able to sleep! Hard to get good sleep in a Hosp. Wearing a compression garment and a binder makes it a bit hard to move. A little weird to pee with it on. I am really glad I did this. I can't wait to see!!! more
I had tumescent lipo on May 15th on my flanks, bra roll (under armpit only) and pubic mons....1500cc removed..I thought the experience was not bad at all, I was driving the next day....Then on July 24th I had it done again this time on my stomach (I think he did some on my flanks again too) cuz they are sore, this time 3200cc removed, well things are much different this time. It's been 3 weeks... more
I just had vaser liposuction january 2, that was three days ago, I really wasn't in so much pain, just very dizzy and with nauceas the first day but after that just mild pain, I still don't see too much of a diference but maybe it's still too early because I feel swollen.
I am expecting to look very slim from my mid section sinse its the only fat part of my body, I had... more
I had liposuction once before on my stomach and waist and was very happy with the results. Now years later, I wanted to have it done on my rear waist where my love handles were now prominent having never treated that area. As well, I wanted to have liposuction of my chest where I had previously had gynecomastia.
All in all, the results this time were extrememly disappointing. While I was... more
I'm three days into recovery from Lipo to my stomach, back and waist. I also had fat transferred to my hips and buttocks.
I have not had any adverse reaction to the surgery and I'm feeling surprisingly well considering that I've heard some horror stories. Other than some soreness and itchy tinglingly, I havent felt much pain. I have been taking my medication religiously as... more
In my late 20s/early 30s I developed horrible saddlebag thighs that did not respond to diet or excercise. I was thin except for my thighs, which became the widest part of my body.
I had tumescent liposuction on my inner and outer thighs in March of 2005. I lost less than 4 lbs from the surgery, but my body became amazingly proportional. No one really knew, they just told me my weight loss... more
I'd like to provide prospective patients my own, personal perspective on liposuction. First, I was already quite slim and had already had a mini tummy tuck and conservative breast augmentation (2 years ago) after putting my 5'1" frame through three Cesarean sections.
This part of my mommy makeover went extremely well. REcovery was 3 days. I decided about two months ago to... more
Pros: I noticed the difference right away! That very night. Before the swelling went down. I no longer hate the mirror. It was over four years ago and I am still thrilled with the improvement. I am no longer afraid to wear shorts in public.Cons: I had some expected bruising and soreness.Totally worth it! Only used percocet first two nights and then switched to ibuprofen and tylenol... more
What went wrong?
What should I do?
2 months post lipo looks worse.
NOTE: he did tumescent liposuction as well as ProLipo
assisted laser liposuction. He said he removed almost 2 pounds. The goal was "no more roll". I'm just trying to understand how it could actually look worse. Did he not take the fat out? ..or did it just sink lower? ..there was much... more