Great Doctor, Great Procedure - Alexandria, VA

About 5 years ago, I lost 50 pounds. When I did,...

About 5 years ago, I lost 50 pounds. When I did, the remaining fat I had went further south on my abdomen. I was left with these two small bulges of fullness right at my bikini line. When I started contemplating lipo, I asked my friend for an opinion. She said that her office has started doing this procedure, and that I was a perfect candidate. Due to my age, amount of fat, skin elasticity, my fitness level, etc. they believe I will have great results. I was also really excited when I found out how affordable this treatment was, which helped make my decision.

They did two small cups, with maximum suction, to maximize the results. I took pictures throughout the process, because when I researched I didn't see many photos/video of the process, and I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. I was actually pleasantly surprised by how minimal my discomfort was during the procedure- I wound up even falling asleep! The massage was not as bad as I had read (I was pretty numb, so there was little pain).

I will post more follow up photos over the next few weeks.

Day 4- Swelling was the worst on Day 2, but it...

Day 4- Swelling was the worst on Day 2, but it wasn't as bad as I expected. Basically I have just felt like I've been on my period- bloated and crampy, but very minimal. I haven't been to the gym yet, but plan on giving it a try tomorrow morning.

Update day 10- the pain was horrendous on day 8......

Update day 10- the pain was horrendous on day 8... I even contemplated not going to work. I had trouble finding an outfit that was comfortable to wear, and have been popping Advil like candy. I have some long ice packs that I have been sticking in my waistband when I'm around the house- this is the only thing that really provides any relief. The past few nights I have been waking up every 1 1/2 to 2 hours. This morning (day 10) some of the swelling has really gone down after a day on the couch. Most of the swelling is on my hip bones now, and isn't stinging quite as badly. I'm hoping that I'm beginning to rebound :)

Day 12- slept through the night for the first time...

Day 12- slept through the night for the first time in days! Swelling and pain is reduced greatly this morning- hopefully this is the end. Abs finally look like they are just about back to normal. Now I can't wait to hopefully start seeing results!
Alexandria Plastic Surgeon

Friend's recommendation.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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