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. 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
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
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
After a year of lurking on realself, I decided that its time for me to finally post about what I am looking for, in hopes of help from the community.
I am a 23 year old female, 5'10, 168lbs, and I am interested in getting liposuction to my abdomen and flanks. Over the past year, I became obsessed with realself, but realized after 3 consultations with doctors in the Charlotte area, I needed... 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
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