Hey everyone! I am a 28 year old single mother of 2 children ages 9 & 7. I got a "mommy makeover" around 2 1/2 years ago, which included a Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair and a Breast Lift with Augmentation. (that story is on my profile or click here)
I am 5'7 and have weighed around 130-140 my entire adult life, although I gained around 50-60lbs during BOTH pregnancies. I was fortunate... more
I have been an on again off again diet & exerciser for my entire life. More on then off but I admit there have been times that I don't stick to a plan very well. I run, I like to run, you could call it a passion, but in 2014 I had back surgery so that knocked out the entire year from May 2014 to December 2014. I am back on the running bandwagon and the weight is coming off slowly. Problem... more
So I went to get a consulate about smart lips on my belly cause it bothers me really bad. This has been since about 30ish. Funny thing is, the doctor said oh yes and your
back needs it too! What? Didn't know my back was funky, how could I NOT KNOW THIS? Turns out it's the worst part of my upper body........who knew. Anyway here are the before pics ( all on the left) and 26 days post on... more
In the last month and a half I have had 2 smartlipo procedures. The first one was January and I did my chin, upper arms, back bra roll, hips & waist. That one was horrible! Meds didn't work on me and I was in pain the whole time. The results were "ok", but I was expecting miracles for the time, money and pain.....
I would have skipped the second one all together, but it was my abdomen and... more
I'll try to be short. I'm 28 years old, mom of an 8 months beautiful-smart-healthy baby girl. Currently full-time staying home mom. 5 feet, have never ever ever ever in my whole entire life weighted more than 110lb and never EVER looked as near as what I look like now. I went all the way up to 150lb. Currently 128lb. Working out consistently is just IMPOSSIBLE these days and the... more
I thought I would write about my experiences with trying to lose the belly fat. I will be having my procedure done this Saturday July 13th. It will consist of upper and lower abs, hips and flanks. I have read so many reviews, with so many mixed results. I am trying to focus on the good ones...and am getting some anxiety. I ended up choosing SonoBello after consulting with a couple of... more
My love handles were out of control. I hated how I looked in pants and referred to my backside as Square Pants when wearing them. No more. I had micro body contouring at Athenix Body Institute in Bellevue, Washington, 18 days ago. Dr. Bullis removed 1300 cc of fat from my flanks and today I put on a pair of jeans I looked horrible in before the surgery. They look amazing, and I'm still a... more
I have my neck and chin smart lipo done in June 2011, the second day when my bandage was removed i noticed right away on my right neck still showing the fat, the skin still sagging.. i keep telling my self it will go away.. still new.. and not only the right side it has lumps and bumps everywhere, i showed this to my surgeon and i ask him if this lumps and bumps will go away, he said "he... more
I had recently lost over 40lbs through exercise and diet. I had a "problem area" that just would not go away. I tried everything... So I decided that a little help was necessary to help me complete the body restructuring. I started researching and decided i would only go to the absolute best and dr. L was it. more
Hello.. I am thinking about get Smart Lipo on my stomach.. I had two daughters back to back which let we with a horrible Kangaroo pocket lol. I need it gone..
I am just a little confused... What is the difference between Smat Lipo and Laser Lipo? A company here in WA called Sonobello was going to be my first stop until there was a special on TV about a lady bleeding to death after her... more
The procedure itself was slightly uncomfortable but nothing terrible. I had my lower/upper abs and love handles done. I have seen no change is this normal? I am very disappointed so far, I have been told it can take a while for the results, but shouldn't I be able to see some change? more
I had Smartlipo to get rid of the saddlebags on my outer thighs that wouldn't go away with just diet or exercise. It was a simple procedure with minimal recovery and pain. Completely worth every penny because now I can fit into my clothes comfortably and my inner thighs don't rub together when I walk. I will definitely be going back after I'm done having kids to get my tummy done... more
I have had 3 children, exercise 6 days a week and am not overweight, but NOTHING I did got rid of my belly bulge (right around my belly button). I was told by another physician I could not do Smart Lipo because I had had an umbilical hernia repair with mesh done post babies. However, I decided to get another opinion from Dr. L and he said that there would be no problems or complications/risks... more
Pros: I needed a tummy tuck after having children, but hated the thought of the scar from hip bone to hip bone. I always carried extra weight in my midsection and flanks making me feel unfeminine and disproportionate. I'm not heavy, but wanted to be able to wear something other than gunny sacks for blouses. It's been exactly one month and I actually have a WAIST. I still have a lot of... more
I did it to complete all my hard work of losing weight which turned out to be a bust when he ruined my body!
I went in to see my Dr. for smart lipo. At the time I weighed about 160lbs. I had just lost 20 lbs after my baby weight. I got my flanks done. I paid $3400.00 for the in office procedure. It was slightly painful but not at all like I thought. I was in there for about an hour and a... more
With Smartlipo and vellashape I was finally able to lose that pocket of fat on my stomach. I do pilates and run, but no matter how much I exercised I could not get rid of the pocket of fat on my stomach. Smartlipo literally took years off my figure - my stomach is as flat as it was pre-kids. I can't tell you how much I love it! I am even more motivated to exercise to stay in shape. I have... more
Pros- very effective at spot targeting, minimal downtime, no anesthesia, very professional staff, great results, cost was reasonable
Cons- hurts a little more than I anticipated, more swelling than I like, nothing really my cons are just wishful thinking I choose smart lipo because I have always had a problem with my love handles. Despite losing 65lbs and being the fittest of my life a... more
I had smart lipo done mainly on my lower abdomen 6.5 weeks ago...the doctor said 500cc's were taken out (I'm 5'8 150lbs).The garment was really itchy for the first few weeks but eventually went away. Main concern here is that I still look the same almost 7 weeks after the surgery. Updated Nov 17, 20097 weeks ago, I had smart lipo done mainly on my lower abdomen. I wore the com more
I had Abdomen and lovehandles on November 7th. The procedure was very pleasant, I had a large scar on my lower abdomen that he lasered and lifted up along with my procedure so I had quite a bit of swelling the next day in that area.
My pain was very minimal more like working out really hard, just uncomfortable. As a matter of fact I went fishing in the Puget Sound 2 days after my procedure... more