The reviews on this site are what convinced me to get smart lipo! I wanted to write a review of my experiences in the hopes it may help others the way this site has helped me.
I am 27, 5'5 and around 140 pounds. I have always eaten healthy and stayed active but could never lose the fat around my middle. The more i tried to make my belly smaller the flatter my butt and smaller my legs would get. I finally have a butt and curves but my belly makes me so very self conscious. As the years go by it has finally sunk in that my belly fat is not going to go away without an intervention.
So I am finally ready to get my smart lipo! I first did research on the internet on the doctors in my area that performed this procedure. I looked for the best reviews and credentials. I met with two different doctors. The first place I went to I met with the actual surgeon. Honestly he intimidated me with all of the information. He also told me that smart lipo was only needed in older patients who did not have nice skin, so he wanted to do traditional liposuction on me instead. I did not feel comfortable with that.
I then went to silk touch med spa. Wow! The place felt like a castle. Fire place, plush chairs, pastries and fresh coffee. To me, this made me feel wonderful. I met with Donna, a very nice lady. I was actually glad it was her, because i didn't feel intimidated like I might with the actual surgeon. She explained to me that Dr. Kerr uses Smart lipo combined with the Vaser lipo as well! Two great technologies for skin tightening and successful body contouring during liposuction. I really love this! I feel like it helps my chances of everything turning out great due to the benefits of both technologies combined! She also showed me some of Dr. Kerrs paintings. He is an amazing artist! Truly gorgeous work. I feel very comfortable knowing i am in his hands.
One thing that confused me however was that I originally asked to have my Abs, Flanks and bra roll done, but Donna told me he would want to do my abs, flanks and love handles, but that he would include the bra roll while doing my flanks. I am confused at what the difference is between the love handles and flanks. If anyone knows, please let me know!
The price for Dr. Kerr would only a thousand more then the first doctor i saw, and i felt like it was totally worth it to have the newer technologies used.
I set my procedure for March 14th, but received a call today asking if I would like to move it up to Monday the 11th! I said yes, and now i am so nervous! That is only 7 days away!
Here is a list of ways I am preparing for my procedure:
-Full body workout and cardio to improve healing and help tighten muscles for a better figure as skin tightens.
- Arnica Montana pills and cream
-Cheap shower curtain to prevent stains after procedure
-Stool softners to prevent constipation from pain meds
-30 pack of Gatorade to drink before and after to keep electrolytes up
-several different fruit juices and sparkling water to keep hydrated
-Ibuprofen to use with pain meds
-Benadryl for itchiness
-anti nausea meds
-Maxi pads to soak up drainage as well as bandages, gauze, tape etc
-Antibacterial soap for showering
My preop is tomorrow, and I will then be picking up my prescriptions and the wrest of my supplies! I will write more after that as well as my before photos.