Prior to having kids, my waist was one of my best features, but I lost it after after 2 kids. I had a bloated/distended look to my stomach, and had lost my curves/hips because my flanks had also gotten bigger. Finally, I developed an umbilical hernia, so my once cute, small belly button was now a big outie! I didn't feel comfortable in a 2-piece swimsuit anymore, so decided it was time for... more
I am having lipo done on my upper abs to thin out my thick fat pad in my upper ab area, which developed in my last pregnancy in 2010. Loosing weight as I go, about 1-2 lbs per week. I decided to go with Dr.Mary Peters. First of all, she actually was willing to do a consult with me at my current weight. Several PS, refused to even see me til I was down to 25% BMI. Why do people assume every... more
I saw Dr. Potyondy to have Gynecomastia surgery. I decided to undergo liposuction to my abs, flanks, and waste. Along with having liposuction to my chest, I had the area under my armpits liposictioned. I am not even a full 48 hours out of surgery but I am already very happy with the results. My "after" pictures are a little rough as I am swollen, bruised, and have some blood from the... more
Will it go down more? Can you see a difference? I am only one week post op, and I have this unshakable feeling that it will stay like this. I definitely am thankful for what change I do see, but maybe I had unrealistic expectations? It is painful, but I don't know if I am swollen or not? My body feels soft in the areas that were done, not hard. more
There is not enough positive I can say about Dr. Baxter and his staff!
I have been insecure about my stomach and love handles since having children. Despite me working out and maintaining a healthy weight, I have always accumulated extra fat in the abdominal area. Over the course of three years I went to three separate consultations with Dr. Baxter, and after the third consultation finally... more
Easy procedure - mostly painless, and I don't remember much.
Rapid healing - This was the Monday before Thanksgiving, and I had no trouble going to a friends house for the evening. The first few days I was nervous about the incision wounds on my hips, since they are basically open wounds in my skin but they were never painful, and I was able to wash them... more
I am a 46 year old mother and wife, also a classical pianist.
In the past 10 years I had put on about 40 pounds out of which 20 I was loosing just to gain it back.
I saw my photos from my last concert and I could not believe my eyes. That look wasn't pretty> i had double chin and all my rolls of fat were coming out off my beautiful dress.
I had to do something. I tried Hcg shots, adipex... more
Although, I would describe myself as a practical realist, I was anxious about what lay ahead for me with my abdominal,waist, and hip, laser assisted liposuction. My spouse carefully researched my chosen doctor's medical background, experience, and credentials. With my initial visit, he answered all of my questions thoroughly. I liked his authenticity of manner and directness of communication.... more
Dr. Gottlieb is amazing. He listened to my concerns and requests, met with me several times before the procedure, and took an additional 30 minutes before the actual surgery to confirm everything. The surgery itself couldn't have been easier -- the facility is clean, comfortable, and I was in and out quickly. The staff followed up with me several times afterwards, and I had three follow-up... more
Do not ever go to her. She totally botched simple liposuction making my thighs like square blocks versus spherical and round like a normal thigh. She then took out too much from my knees where they then sagged. I developed nerve pain after the surgery and she was defensive and evasive and seemed more worried about herself than her patient. She is rude, arrogant, uncaring and does not know... more
My first appointment with Dr. Pratt was in 2011 for a consult/second opinion. Around 2003 I had an unsuccessful procedure for gynecomastia followed a few months later by a Donut Mastopexy (Not done by Dr. Pratt). Unfortunately, the excess chest skin and gynecomastia was very prominent and visually negated the effects of the Donut Mastopexy. Based on the unappealing appearance of the excess... more
With the "change" of life came certain body changes that I just couldn't "embrace". I have been physically fit my entire life. But always had a little belly pooch. But with the "change" my belly had grown into it's own entity. And it wasn't going to budge. I could work out everyday, eat clean, low calorie, low fat (I'm a vegetarian) foods. Didn't matter, it was there and there to stay!! My... more
Although I have a pretty decent body, there were areas that I've never liked and that have gotten worse over the years. Even as a teen ager, I could be described as "all gut and no butt".
Recently, I've hated how I looked in jeans and dresses (muffin top, icky hips) so I decided to dip into my savings for Liposuction I went to Athenix in Bellevue Wa. I started off going there because of a... more
After having lost a significant amount of weight and reaching a plateau that left me with a muffin top, love handles, and lots of saggy skin, I decided to take a different tact to reaching my ultimate goal. I scheduled three consults with three different docs - Dr. G being the first on my list and recommended as a specialist in post weigh-loss surgeries. He immediately put me at ease with... more
I turned 59 and never had a problem with being overweight at all and was starting to get a tummy and some saddlebags on my side. Well I started to lose my confidence! I've always put everybody before myself and this was the first time that I wanted to be a little selfish and do something for just me. I'm so glad I did I feel so much better I've got confidence in myself I'm wearing skinny jeans... more
Dr Parlington Marshall is a really nice Doctor and i want everyone to come to Sono Bello beacuse it change my life and not i feel great thanks to Doctor Parlington Marshall thanks and you change my body Thank You also i recommend everyone to come to Sono Bello because it chenged how i look and how i feel thanks. more
I went to Athenix in Bellueue, WA. I met with Dr. Bullis and was immediately comfortable with him. Dr. Bullis was careful and considerate, and I had little discomfort and not much pain during the procedures. I have had FANTASTIC results! Dr. Bullis did such a terrific job that you can't even tell any "work" had been done. If you're considering Athenix and Dr. John Bullis - please take my... more
Well I'm writing this early in my recovery. Just under a week ago I had waist, hips, upper and lower abs, bra roll done by Dr. Partington at Sono Bello. I am not a regular exerciser like everyone else here is. But I barely hit 100 lbs at age 18, and have always been skinny, until I wasn't. I think my age and slowing metabolism caught up with me. Since then it's been a struggle of personal... more
I just had liposuction of my waist, upper and lower abdomen, and hips yesterday. The staff were very helpful and considerate. The procedure went smoothly with a little pain that is to be expected. I didn't have to wait long and I was explained things very well prior, during, and after. I am confident I will have amazing results to inform of at 1 month more
I've never been overweight or even chubby, but all of my weight gathers in my belly. Nothing I did got rid of it. So, finally, I just got lipo. My procedure was only 3 days ago, so I'm still swollen and bruised, but I'm still very happy with the outcome. There is much more bruising than I expected, but also much less pain, so I've got no complaints. The bruising is much more extensive and... more