Vaser Lipo on Stomach and Love Handles -- Very Happy So Far - Jacksonville, FL
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I did my research and based on that and many...
- 2 Apr 2011
I did my research and based on that and many positive reviews I read about my doctor, I chose her, and flew from MA to FL for the procedure. (of course the costs are drastically cheaper in FL)
I had vaser lipo done on my stomach and love handles for $2500. I weighed about 150 pounds, I'm 5'6", and just was never able to exercise off those 2 areas, especially the love handles.
The lipo itself didn't hurt, for the most part, but the wand that injects the local anesthesia does! They poke that in and out of your skin prob 200 times to get you all numbed. The pain wasn't THAT bad, but I was definitely uncomfortable.
The procedure took about 1.5 hours. She took her time to make sure sides were even, stopped to look several times, which made me feel good.
(i had a bad experience with regular liposuction 7 years ago. i got my love handles done. did no real research, went with the cheapest doctor i could find. BAD IDEA. he did a horrible job, there were NO results in the end, it was incredibly painful, as if he didn't even numb it. the guy was like 100 yrs old, and only did the front side.) the doctor i had this time, did the front and back of my love handles, which was the proper way to do it, since love handles go around your entire body.
The doctor and every single staff member in FL were incredibly helpful and friendly! I would recommend them anyway. The office building itself was georgeous inside and out too, haha.
Right now it is 2 days after surgery, so I can't see the final results now of course, but I can definitely see a change already, and that it will come out good! I am in pain every time i stand from sitting or laying, and just walking around in general. Riding in cars hurts, every time a bump is hit. I am dreading the plane ride back to MA in 2 days because of that. I am wearing my compression garment now, and for the next 6 weeks, which is so itchy! The fabric causes it to be itchy. Every time I take it off to wash it or to shower, so far, i've gotton really light headed and felt like I had to throw up, and needed to sit down. Just make sure you have water handy when taking it off, as your body is not used to being free to breath when being compressed for days, let alone weeks.
As far as my scars...she did 5 incisions (3 in the front, 2 on the back). All of which would be under the bikini line, and tiny. They are suppose to heal over time. The middle one on my front side bled for 2 full days.
She took out 900 cc of fat from my body, which is more than i thought would be taken out, but that is equivalent to about 2 pounds of fat. (dosent sound like a lot of weight, but it is a lot considering it is all taken out from love handles and my stomach.)
I'm excited to see actual results, which they say takes 6 months to see full results, but its noticeable in 3 months. I can keep you all updated if you want with photos as I progress.
I think i will have great results, even tho it is...
- 11 Apr 2011
Actually, i am kinda nervous that my results will...
- 11 Apr 2011