Laser Lipo of Abdomen ALC Dr. Segev

Hello All, My procedure is on Thursday. I am...

Hello All,

My procedure is on Thursday. I am getting my entire abdomen done. I have always had problems with my midsection despite being avidly working out. My goal is to get my waist trimmed ESPECIALLY from an anterior and posterior view...I can ALWAYS suck it in for a better lateral view..but cant do that for the lovehandles. lol

The cost of my procedure was 3200 and everyone in the office has been very kind, informative and easy to work with.

My biggest fear of this procedure is LUMPS, bumps, and unevenness.

I've read very good reviews about Dr Segev online and I am excited to welcome a slimmer core. I will provide an update and before and after photos on thursday

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Only a day away

Omgg its almost here!!

I've been Pretty much STALKING the website for my ideal results. I want a DRASTIC waist to hip ratio to make my hips and legs appear bigger....Maybe my expectations are too high :(

I'm so anxious to do this!! I'm going to take some pictures today so that you guys can see the "before" I'm 5'5 150-155 lbs

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before pictures!!

Don't judge me! I know what I want and I'm going for it. I also have my dream body posted lol.

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uploading before pictures

Here are all the before pix

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Hi there, welcome and thanks so much for sharing your journey with us!

Good luck with your procedure tomorrow, I hope it all goes well and you have a smooth recovery! Please do come back and let us know how you're doing.
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Day 1 post op

I had my procedure done yesterday. Dr Segev and his assistant are GREAT!!! They tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible. The hardest part for me was the numbing. I wish i didnt watch videos of the procedure before getting it done because I kept picturing the big fat needle sticking in me lol After the numbing it was smooth sailing. He worked meticulously to assure I achieved my results. Immediately after my procedure he stood me up to assure everything was pefect and ensued with a little more suctioning for perfection. The entire procedure took a couple of hours

I was driven home and about 3 hours post, the pain started kicking IN. Lol I popped the pain killers every few hours and that helped. I had to have my friend help me out so make sure you are NOT ALONE the first couple days. I had a hard time getting out of bed. Today, (day one post op) The pain is honestly not that bad AT ALL

My groin area is a bit swollen but I was told to expect that. I am very swollen but I can see my beautiful shape :)

I will post pictures today or tomorrow. I cannot WAIT to see the final results :)

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Omg the first couple days were TORTURE getting around and getting out of bed...but you improve gradually daily! :-) today isnt bad at all. I've bern all around town without a problem. Im going to take the garment off and have my friend take pics tomorrow . Im still very swollen but the results are very prominent
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You look like you're going to have some great results! I can't wait to see some of your post-op photos! I'm getting my hips/love handles done this Jan 23 under local anesthesia too! I'd love to hear more about your experience!! Rest up! :)
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day 3 post op..feeling better

Today isn't bad. I've been all around town carefully. I did take a shower. The results are there and I'm still swollen. I'm just waiting on my friend to take pictures when the garment is off..I wear it religiously lol. Im still tender and swollen..no bumps lumps so far. He carved some nice curves in that belly fat I tell ya

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impatient but not

The swelling is severe...I.cannot wait till it goes down! Its a bit more swollen today. The pain has subsided drastically. I brought an electric handheld massager today. My incisions are so tiny and I'm really happy about that! I haven't popped any pain killers today :-) im still wearing the garment. This morning I meAsured myself and will post the measurement progress weekly.

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day 4 post pic

Swollen but what a difference

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side by side pics

Love it. Husband does too
I will be back to work in a week since I'm on vacation

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side by side

Here

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Day 5!

I'm getting better by the day. Each day I can bend and reach more and can actually "cough" harder lol. Im still swollen and I wear the garment and binder for about 23 hours a day. The binder is really uncomfortable and I cant stand it.

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I had my waist, hips, and super and lower abdominal on January 4th. I am now 11 days post and my only concern is the lumpy and hard areas even though I know it is normal. I can still see the difference in the waist but the abdominal is still swollen, lumpy, and hard. I am messaging the area as directed. I hope it all works and comes together. Final results is still 5 1/2 months off.
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I think you look great. It does not look like your swelling is bad. Good luck.
I have a few lumps myself! I've been massaging daily, deeply, even thought it hurts. I do it about 2 or 3 times a day and I wear the compression garment and binder religiously. the binder is soooo annoying! I'm about 6 days post op now and the pain is subsiding tremendously. I measure about an inch bigger than day 2 post op. Try massaging a bit deeper and downward and in circles. I've looked at a few youtube videos of people getting the lymphatic massages and they were in pain. I'm sure your lumps will subside soon :)

another preop pic

Pre op and 6 days post. Still swollen but isn't dr segev a good artist?? Im going to attempt a workout later on

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6 DAYS POST OP

FEELING SO MUCH BETTER!

My waist measured 28.5 inches the day after surgery. Now it measures 29. There is a lot of swelling..after all my waist is coming from being almost 34 inches! I must say Im very pleased. This was soo worth it and Im not even finished healing. Thanks ALC :) Im a happy girl. I stopped taking the pain killers a couple days ago and Im not dieting

By the way. Im still wearing my binder and garment religiously and the binder is sooo uncomfortable and folding..I massage my belly 3 times a day in circles around the bumps and downwards. I give myself a strong massage as to where it almost helps..as you can see on my pictures..there arent many visible lumps and bumps.

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heres the post op pic that got deleted

Post op

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THE LAST POST WAS A MISTAKE..I MEANT PRE OP PIC!!

I hate how i cant edit my posts lol..I have so many errors on here...

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Wow u look great!!! Ugh i wish i went to him i paid 3800 an im on my 6th day post op an still dnt see the results you see. Im frustrated i would have took that trip to look like that again you look wonderful
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It was well worth it...but remember everyones body is different, you're just might be much more swollen. On some days mine is more swollen than others. If i keep my garment off for over 20 minutes it starts to buldge more...I guess time is our friend. As you can see in the pics my love handles did go down from the first post op pic to day . Ive read alot about people swelling to bigger than their PREop size and then shrinking back down.
although i don't have any lumps or hard areas... so, just shows how everyone is different. i can't wait to throw my garment away!
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1 week post op

A little fluffier

Pain on lowww

Im not wearing the binder today but I cud wear it to bed

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I posted to start my own blog two days ago and it still has not posted, but I wanted to share with you that I am still very uncomfortable and I am in 1 week as of today. I can not sleep at night as I am uncomfortable in the garment and by the end of the day I feel so sore from wearing the garment. I also took a fall the night before down the stairs so I'm wondering if that is why the pain is a bit more on my side... great, right? as for results, i'm seeing a bit more progress each day but this is not how I imagined spending my two weeks of vacation.... I have no patience at all... so I think that is why I am a bit upset at myself for doing this procedure. I want to feel like myself again, and hope it happens soon. This morning I am moving very slow as it still hurts to get out of bed and move around because parts of me are numb and tingly if I move in the wrong direction. Anyone else experiencing what I am experiencing?
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Wow i hope you feel better itll all be over soon (pain) am im pain too because i worked ouT. But its more soreness to me i guess but def have spots around my navel area i had my procedure done on the 9th of Jan
When do you get your second stage garment? That makes a big difference comfort wise. I am two weeks out and now in one and I do not even know I have one on.

10 days post op

A little fluffy still. Pain minimal. I have been wearing the garment and an exercise sweat band instead of the binder..it has too many wrinkles and I'm afraid it will scar me with ripples

Here are two pics. Me sucking it in..and me pushing it out

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Looking much better than me. Congratulations.
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I want to add that yesterday I put on a new second stage garment and found it to be a torture chamber. It might have been a combination of things. Maybe the garment though labeled the same may have actually been smaller. I also worked out yesterday for the first time since lipo. I had only been wearing the garment 12 hours a day before yesterday. Whatever the reason I woke up thus morning in more pain than since the first day. I am out of it but will be putting it back on in an hour or so. I hope it feels better this time.

I've ditched the binder day 11

I've ditched the binder, which had too many wrinkles in it. I got a sweat belt from walmart for about 6 dollars and its doing just great. I wear it to sleep. No lines or wrinkles. I also wear it to work out, as I dont wear the garment when I work out. My waist measured 27.25 inches this morning. Post op was 34ish

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I'd like to stay in touch with anyone who saw Dr.Segev recently. My procedure was today and omg...the struggle! Hubby is being such a douche too so this is really bringing me down, the pain is driving me crazy and I cried 3 times today. Can I take a shower or should I wait until tomorrow night? Also, I see immediate results in the front but my back looks almost worst (I got my bra line done) and Now I have two rolls under my bra line. I hope it's just fluid!! Please send me a message if you'd like to be support buddies lol thanks,
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I did not take a shower for about 36 hours. There is quite a bit of fluid, in my case I seen pretty good results at first and then several days later the swelling seemed to set in. I am now 16 days out and the swelling is starting to go down. The hardness in some areas have set in and I have started messaging those areas. I believe every person and every procedure is different. I enjoy this site since so many people share their experience Thanks.
I hope it gets better for you. How long do you massage the hot spots i have some too. Im so afraid that they wnt go away. My doc said 700 after she did it to do a touch up in my head i thought it was free lol. Uggh but i hope we all get the results we were lookn for

Swelling :(

I dislike this swelling. 12 days post.....I worked out and I swoll up like a mugg. Since my original binder is all wrinkly and leaving indents on my skin I havent worn in in a couple days...So today this is what I did...I wore my garment (which is not as tight as it was before) and my sweat band over that (sweat band does not crease, as it is kind of a thick rubber material)..THEN I put my original binder over that..there is a lot of compression going on here

I will measure myself tomorrow and post another update pic as well

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I am two weeks plus out and I understand the desperate. I should get the waist cinchers in the mail today and the will be going on over the cg. Will wearing a cg 24/7 and I think that is helping.

day 13

Almost two.weeks

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day 13 pics

Measurements are 28inch waist. Im swollen and hard on the sides...I can now do everything I was able to do pre op..maybe not situps though :-)

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Future updates

I will be updating on a weekly basis from now on:) I'll post measurements and front and side angle photos. I'm back to work now and the only discomfort i have is when i stretch too much (due to underlying swelling)

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Hello out there!! I just left from getting my smart lipo done....it was a little painful. I haven't even looked in the mirror yet.
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Let us know how it goes and post pics! Hope you're happy with the silhouette so far
Looking goog
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Garment

I washed my garment yesterday and it is exxxtra firm. I honestly gave it a break for two days and was only wearing the sweat band. Feels good to be back in the garment..I just cant stttaaand the "panty lines" from wearing it. My sides hurt. I've been massaging them, as well as my belly button area which has some hardness. I massage about twice a day but I'd like to step it up to 3 times a day. I cannot WAIT until the swelling subsides. If I work out the swelling occurs but then subsides. Tomorrow I post my mesurments and update (one week from the last photo update). I dont think you'll notice much of a difference. I also need to clean up my diet. I have not been dieting one bit

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I'm going to look for shapers that can fix the panty line because I think people seriously notice it! It makes my butt look weird!! So on the days where my outfit and garment aren't working together, I'll switch to the shaper.
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Girl you look great shoot u looked good in your pre op pics lol but frfr your shape is awesome right now imagine 5mths from now A1 chi
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Thx for the update im sure you look great. Do you know how long post op care suppose to last?
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update pic

Pardon the dirty mirror. Im 27 inches and as you can see in the pic it is hard and lumpy around my belly button and also another lump to the right below my belly button. It was bigger but I've been massaging it and its getting smaller. Same for the other lump. I feel good. Im still a little numb around the flanks and boy does it feel weeeird lol

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After much research i've noticed that swelling is what takes the longest to disappear in order to see the true results, what i'd like to know is, post op - would i go up a size or 2 up because of the swelling or would my clothes remain normal and go down after a while?

one month post

Ok today marks a month and im VERY HAPPY. My lump is getting smaller. My waist is 27inches so far. It drops an inch every couple weeks but I think ill stop shrinking at 26 inches.

Im very pleased with Dr. Segev

I work in law enforcement so no one can tell what's going on under my clothes. Can't wait

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forgot to post 1 month front angle

By the way. I massage at least once a day

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next update ..will be my 6 week update

Hope everyone is getting happy results

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1. Studies and patient testimonies have shown that causes fat "redistribution" after 1 year, especially to upper abdomen, triceps, upper arms, and worst of the worst, intra-organs (13% increase viscerally!) - potentially creating an "apple" shaped body upon weight gain. 2. Liposuction could theoretically cause hormonal imbalance - for women, one way in which estrogen is synthesized in the body is through fat cells. If you take away estrogen-dominant fat areas, such as inner thighs or love handles, you are potentially taking away your bank of extra estrogen storage needed during menopause as well as creating an unpredictable outcome of your body shape during this stage. 3. Love handles, the place where many women resort to liposuction, can, when at an ideal weight, create the illusion of a smaller waist-to-hip ratio. Once taken away, it can create a "log" effect, similar to that of a man's. Love handles are beautiful if kept under control through diet and exercise. 4. Aesthetically, liposuction could result in asymmetry, skin discoloration, and lumps, and physically could result in infection, nerve damage, etc. 5. If you are doing it for losing weight, you are doing it for the wrong original purpose of liposuction. It was meant for changes in shape not weight. If you MUST, fat transfer is at least salvaging your estrogen bank. 6. Be happy with your body and excited about meeting your potential through the most natural means; you know the benefits of exercise combined with diet. It's highly rewarding, not to mention less risky and more cost-efficient than surgical alterations. As the age old adage goes, you never realize what you had until it is gone...
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When making these statements, you should ALWAYS list a credible source. For each point you made, I had several questions that could turn into rebuttals if I had the time to do the research. Additionally, I was an apple shape before my laser lipo and my fat will always be genetically prone to settling in my abdomen IF I LET IT! The same with my sister, mother and grandmother. Having fat in you diet is ESSENTIAL but having it hang on to certain body parts is NOT ESSENTIAL AT ALL. You may also want to do research on the abundance of fat cells and cancer cells.
Check my review, they are all there :)

5+weeks, pics coming on monday

I'm still swelling when I do too much. I wear my garment all day and night for the most part. My lump is becoming less and less noticeable..or should I say smaller. My flanks are the most painful (where most of the fat was removed). I will start exercising (zumba) soon to burn some more fat. I have not tried to do a situp and will not do so anytime soon. I'm sure it will cause more swelling. I massage once or twice a day. At least 3 times a week with the handleld electric massager. I cant wait to see what I look like at 3 months. I'm getting there

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almost two months

I have not been dieting and exercising but I will start my zumba again. Im still at 27 inches. I still have small lumps that seem to be getting smaller. I have minimal pain and swell up a little when I do too much

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front view 27 inches 6.5 wks

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started to exercise

I started zumba today and It felt great. I cannot wait to get my waist down to 25 inches by summer. That is my goal! I will try to stick to it and keep a good healthy diet. I am going to start doing my situps today too. I hope to one day have a six pack that would be nice

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2.5 months

Hello

I'm working out now. I dont feel any discomfort. My flanks are a LITTLE sore still. Im happy i did the procedure. I'll post pics later. I dont wear the garment anymore. I still have some lumps around my belly button im massaging out

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Hey you look great! I just had my procedure last wednesday with Dr. Segev. The first 2 days after the procedure I looked smaller but now I feel like I look like I didn't get anything done. You think I'm just swollen? I have a follow up with him tomorrow but I can't stop worrying. :(
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Girl! You look great! Just saw your pictures....dang
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You look awesome!!! I hope to be as curvy as you at 2 months. I'm so sick of the swelling lol
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6 months

Hello everyone!!

I've been so busy with work. I work in law enforcement so Its been very busy. Its been 6 months. No lumps bumps or swelling or pain. I love the results. I work out occasionally doing cardio exercises. here are the 6 month pictures

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Your results are amazing I just wish I could see your before pics :( I'm conauseating going to him sometime next week as I've had my consult yesterday.
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Dr Segev is HILARIOUS!! He's actually a comedian! :) He made me laugh throughout the entire procedure and answered all my questions fairly and accurately. He works meticulously and KNOWS HIS CRAFT (because he does it so much) !! He knows the curves that women want :)

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