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Smart Lipo One Week Away - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hi everyone names Chris! I am a 21 year old male,...

Hi everyone names Chris! I am a 21 year old male, I weigh 164 pounds. Let me tell you a little about my journey and why I decided smart lipo. I weighed 200 pounds before my journey to lose weight, I went all the way down to 160 where my ideal weight is suppose to be. If I lost more weight, I would of been under my ideal weight which could of been un healthy.

I noticed I had the same belly and man boobs on where I was at around 200 pounds. My legs, arms, thighs and everywhere else lost an significantly amount of weight. But my problems were my flanks, belly, man boobs and upper abdomens. I just had to get this removed. I found out about smart lipo, and was quoted $5200 for my upper/lower abdomens, flanks, and man breast. I was fine with that.

My surgery is on July 20th! Just a couple of days away. I will keep everyone updated. I am quite nervous but also excited. I am trying not to think about it. I took before pictures and of course will take after pictures. Like I said I will keep everyone updated.

Well. Day after the surgery I took the pictures. I...

Well. Day after the surgery I took the pictures. I took tall the compression pads off and the garments once in the shower. I took some pictures. I am very impressed with the results. I am very happy.

Once after I put my garment on, I am itchy a lot. Maybe I need to get some itching medication somewhere. Doctor said to wear the garment on for at least 2 weeks. That's what I am going to do. I will give a next week update and so on. Will keep guys updated.

Okay this will be my first full week since my...

Okay this will be my first full week since my surgery on Friday last week. I am swollen like a balloon. It looks like I gained weight, however my Dr. told me yesterday at the check up, that it was because I still had fluid in me and I will see the final result in 5 to 6 months. That I will still swollen. I asked him numerous times was he sure I just didn't gain the weight back? It really looks like my stomach looks a bit like my old stomach. He rest assures it's because of the remaining fluid and it will take weeks for it to get removed. I will update pictures this weekend. I do not look like the pictures that I updated, like I said I look more swollen...

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Thanks Hector for pointing that out. You are right...

Thanks Hector for pointing that out. You are right.

I purchased something called Diuretics pills. For Water Retention. I found another forum on Smart lipo, a couple of patients after the surgery, we're complaining sorta like me, that they thought they gained the "weight back again." Well its because of the fluid you are consuming after the surgery, and it's building up. I stopped leaking 3-4 days after my surgery but I still had lots of fluid in my love handles and near my lower tummy area which my Dr. pointed out. He said this will flush out the next coming months.
Maybe he is right, however, I googled water retention and found Diuretics pills. I took a couple of them, right away I was going to the bathroom maybe 7 times in one hour flushing the liquids out. I did notice my swelling has been down and looks like some of my water or liquid retention is slowly on the way out. I am not as big as I was, but yes I am still holding water. I will be taking these pills on the next couple of days.

Not saying this is the cure to the water retention could be a key role on why I think I was getting fat again.

I purchased another garment as my job requires me to do heavy lifting so I can not wear the one they provided. However it is sorta like a spandex one and it is just as tight maybe even a little bit tighter but it is more flexible. The one they provided me at the Dr.s office I could not even bend down due to the material that garment was made of.

I will be going next week to get massages to maybe get more swelling out.

Will keep updated.
Dr. Stratt

Found them on this forum. Dr. Stratt didn't have much negative feedback about him and most of the reviews and pictures seemed like he knows what he is doing.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 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
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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