So I am looking to get Lipo this August. I am thinking about doing a fat transfer. I am very new to this and after reading all of the reviews on this site I'm excited and scared at the same time. I have been doing tons of research and I think I found a surgeon. I just need some tips on how to prepare for my surgery. I do have a consultation in the morning. From my photos do any doctors on this... more
I have always been a curvy lady (36x28x36), but after the age of 28 years old my hips just kept getting wider & more "square." My youthful butt was gone & no matter what exercise I did they did not alter. I even got a trainer to help me target my "hips" to make them back to a 34-35 inch measure, but he said their is no exercise that will target just that area. I finally got fed up with how my... more
It has been 9 days since I had Aqua Shape of my outer thighs. Before scheduling this procedure, I conducted thorough research on Aqua Shape, other liposuction methods, patient reviews, Dr. Ditesheim and other Plastic Surgeons in the area. Even after doing all that research, I was a bit skeptical and wasn't sure what to expect. No hidden agenda or fees here. It is as Dr. D. and his staff... more
Dr augustine is the best! He takes the time to answer all of my questions!! He just really care about his patients. The courteous and the feeling of the dr knowing what he is doing plays a major part! I love my body more and more everyday! Keep up the good work dr. Augustine and your positive attitude towards your patients! Thank you again:) ! more
I've never been overweight, but I've always had a very stubborn belly. It was impossible to cure with diet and exercise; even at 110 pounds (lowest weight) I STILL had that awful pooch that would never leave. Liposuction on my abs was the best thing I did for my confidence. I now have toned, flat abs :) more
I have finally pulled the trigger. My surgery date is 4/2/2015. I have decided to go with Dr. Ditesheim of Charlotte, NC. I chose him because I felt the most comfortable with him after consulting with 3 different surgeons. I also was attracted to the aqua-shape liposuction that he offers.
I had my pre-op appointment on 3/11. During the pre-op, we changed the areas I am getting done. I... more
After a couple of weeks of corresponding via email and on the phone I finally had my consult today with the doctor . Even though I was a little shy when unrobed and nervous that Id have too much abdominal fat the doctor assured me I'd do great with the aquashape . He was very honest with me and let me know about the possibility of loose skin. I'm hoping it won't be too bad . I appreciated his... more
Dr Criswell and staff are wonderful. Dr. Criswell does amazing work and ensured that the procedure I received would provide me with the results I desired. The results of my surgery exceeded expectation. I was treated with the same level of priority and care before, during and after my procedure. I truely appreciated the post op care received. Scheduling of appointments were very flexiable... more
Every time I move I gain more weight I have even been going to a personal trainer 2x. Per week and never eat fast food. Since 2007 I went from 130-192 I was able to get down to 162 in 2012 but moved twice since and it started getting really bad.
Had my surgery on Thursday. I had a sleep over at the clinic everything was OK until I walked the first time it was wretched. I was able to get... more
I am scheduled for surgery in a few weeks.Its really hard to find info on this procedure as its not a common problem for most.I unfortunately have lived with large ankles and calves all my life ugh....No shorts or skirts for me! I am so excited and nervous hoping this goes well and get the results I want.
Its the day after my surgery and all in all feeling ok.They gave me some good... more
I've thought about liposuction for some time but hesitated because I was already fit with a good figure. That said, my abdomen, flanks and buttocks had some stubborn areas that were exercise resistant. I finally decided that I work hard enough and should have the body I want, so I took the plunge. It's been a roller-coaster ride ever since. So, this has been a complete roller coaster ride. I... more
I had ultrasound assisted lipo yesterday of the upper & lower abs, sides, inner & outer thighs, and back. So far so good !
Not much pain at all and I can do pretty much anything, just a little sore. I bled/drained more that I expected but that is pretty much gone. Also, my lower abs are swollen. But, I would do it again tomorrow !
So far my stomach is already flat. I can't wait until the... more
My procedure was done by Dr. Bill Kortesis with The Hunstad Kortesis Center....The overall experience was PERFECT. The admin staff is very helpful and friendly, Dr. Kortesis and his asst Belinda answered all my questions, are very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Dr. K! more
I had a small fatty area in my lower abdomen that never completely went away after my first pregnancy and years of working out (in great shape everywhere else). I also had stretch marks from pregnancy as well. I decided to go with doctor hunted merely on his popularity. I did hear warnings but didn't listen because I read numerous good reviews online. I wish I would have listened to the... more
I was very pleased with my experience at Dr Ditesheim's office. His staff is very knowledgeable and extremely professional. I talked to numerous plastic surgeons about my concerns. I did not feel like I was being "sold" a service which was my experience elsewhere. Most importantly: my results are unbelievably natural looking. Me-- just SO SO much better. Aquashape liposuction has made me look... more
MANY MANY thanks to Dr. Ditesheim and staff for a job well done. I had lipo for troublespots that didn't respond to significant weight loss and extreme exercise. Dr. D is very knowledgeable, reassuring and skillful in this practice. Dr. D made sure he not only heard my issues and concerns but took the time with me to ensure that he understood and would give me the best outcome possible. As... more
I had 500 ccs removed w/ SmartLipo last yr: upper/lower abs, flanks, banana roll, inner thighs. I can see a huge difference but still need more off of my "pouch". Decided on Tickle Lipo this time, Do not want to be put out again under general. My smart lipo recovery was BRUTAL. I have a high pain tolerance, but it was the worst pain. I am having the Tickle done on a Friday, and... more
I had always battled carrying my weight between my waste and my knees. Exercise didnt do much for it. I had been researching lipo and smart lipo for years and years and finally decided to do it. The best decision I ever made for myself! Instant results! Tough recovery if you have a lot removed, but WORTH EVERY MINUTE! I feel more confident as a result. I would do it again! more
After visiting this site many times to read everyone else's experiences, I have decided to document my own. My procedure is scheduled for 7/22/10. I have found a wonderful DR here whom I trust completely. I had originally gone in to request a tummy tuck, but the DR suggested I would only need some lipo in a few areas.
I am 5'7" and about 155-160lbs. I am very athletic build.... more