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I Am So Excited - Dallas, TX

I'm 41, 6'5", 215lbs. Smart Lipo...

I'm 41, 6'5", 215lbs.

Smart Lipo chose me! I mentioned prior to tickle lipo on my flanks that I would like to see if the DR would do my abs for an additional $750. Prior to the lipo, a kgbdeals came for smart lipo. I called immediatly and scheduled a consult.

What I hope is that the laser will tighten the loose skin on my abs. The PS said that I should be able to get a 50% improvement.

Day 2 was uncomfortable. Day 3 was much better at...

Day 2 was uncomfortable. Day 3 was much better at first. Day 4 I am much better and went for a workout. I did 55 pull-ups and 30 minutes on the elliptical. I felt fine afterwards, but i became so tired in the afternoon that I fell to sleep for several hours.

I have a compression top, which I think sucks. I bought a back support wrap from walmart for $16 that offers more compression than the $95 compression top. Today I got a 12 inch binder from makemeheal, and that combined with my walmart wrap is all the compression I need. Question, how tight should the compression be? I've been having it super tight, just wondering because the $95 compression top offers no more compression then a spanx.

It's been 9 days now. Today I am swollen up. I...

It's been 9 days now. Today I am swollen up. I look fatter than I did prior. If not for reading all the other reviews, I'd be nervous now. There is still some numbness in my ab area. I have been low on energy. Working out has been tuff, each thing I do takes so much more effort and wears me out. I'd been falling asleep earlier at night, etc. I think my body healing is taking all my strength. My doctor said that I should feel better energy wise 2 to 4 weeks out. I'm hopeful.

For me, the worse part so far has been the pain the first few days, the compression garment, and not being at 100%, oh yeah, the waiting! The 6 month final result is hard to take, I want to see the results now. In six months, an unhealthy eater can pack all their weight back on and never notice any results.

13 days out. I feel so much better. The swelling...

13 days out. I feel so much better. The swelling is down. I'm back to working out for the most part, but I have to limit myself due to pain in the abs. Today I worked out without any compression. There were a few times I felt the odd pain, but it pretty much was okay. I still get tired quicker than before. I still have numbness and swelling in the ab area, and I'm still wearing the compression around the clock. But i feel that everything is going good.

I added my 6 month pictures. I was not happy with...

I added my 6 month pictures. I was not happy with my flanks, but that was another procedure. My abs are smaller, but I was not completly wowed. I went back last week to have some additional lipo and a skin tightening procedure. My dr is convinced that my issue is loose skin and not fat. Fo me, I want to feel skin and nothing but muscle. So I have been wrapped up for the last week waiting on the numbness and pain to go way again. I'm hopeful that in 2 months I can go shirtless in Jamaica.

I think what I need is to have all the loose skin cut away, but I'm not ready for the pain, and cost. My dr says since it is only skin and not muscle, I should only be down for 4 or 5 days. So I'd only miss one week of work.

I'm posting my 6 month photos. Totally not happy...

I'm posting my 6 month photos. Totally not happy with the flanks, but that was a different procedure. Not really happy with the stomach either. There was more fat the dr could have taken. The stomach area does look better and smaller, but not awesome like I was looking for. I think I may need a tummy tuck on the skin only, but not looking forward to the down time, the pain, or the cost. Last week I went in for some laser skin tightening and additional lipo. I'm wrapped up and swollen right now.
Charles Powell

The Dr was very personnable. He didn't come across as rushed and I was told he only does 1 or 2 procedures a day because he likes to focus on the person. Compared to my other procedure, this Dr seems to take pride in what he was doing.

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
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 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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