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Has Ruined my Life - Logan, UT

I had smart lipo done on August 9th so 2 months...

I had smart lipo done on August 9th so 2 months ago on my upper lower abs and love handles the whole procedure was awful they say no pain but i felt pain it felt like they were ripping through tissue or muscle, i wasnt small to begin with i gained some weight after doing hormone treatment for my endometriosis and was feeling very uncomfortable with how i looked after that.

i was in no way expecting to magically be skinny and have washboard abs but i just wanted to look better and help give me the confidence back i had lost so i could continue on with my weightloss. i am not hugely over weight but now 2 months after surgery i feel worse about myself then i did before. my love handles are smaller one side more then the other but i have hard lumps which came within days after my surgery. they are painful on top of making me looked deformed. i have smaller ones all on my sides so when i sleep at night it feels like im sleeping on sharp rocks and then i have a huge hard heavy painful spot around my belly button which is where the most pain was when they did my surgery and whenever i eat or drink anything i feel like i may explode. there is so much pressure from the hard mass on my stomach.

I found out the clinic i went to the doctor calls himself a cosmetic surgeon which makes you think plastic surgeon which i found out he is not he was a family practice and er doctor so knows nothing about doing cosmetic surgery. i had one of my incisions that took almost this whole 2 months to heal it had staph infection in it andi just saw an actual board certified plastic surgeon the other day that told me i probably have fat necrosis all over and there is nothing we can do about it for most likely at least a year so i can heal and then at that point i will have to have a tummy tuck.

i just want people out there to be really really careful when choosing the Doctor you are having it done by and only have a board certified plastic surgeon do it. i am now going to be suffering from my mistake it sounds like for a long time and i even missed two weeks of work from this because i got so sick cause i had an infection inside which thankfully the new doctor said is gone. but i am only able to work part time because the pain gets so bad and my legs and ankles swell up huge if i sit for to long which my job is a desk job and i cant even wear regular pants anymore. i have to wear stretch pants or maternity jeans because the pressure from the pants hurts on my stomach and even my stretchy pants hurt. I went into this so excited thinking i would come out looking and feeling good and the total opposite happened. I just want people out there to know that this sounds so wonderful and like it can make you look good which im sure is true with the right Doctor but can also turn out horrible. my new doctor told me he has seen cases from the same guy who did mine where he punctured through into their intestines. so again be careful if i could take having it done back i would because i look just as bad if not worst then before

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The picture I posted was a week after my lipo I will post more but you can see on my lower right side my incision that was infected and how horrible my stomach looks this was the day the doctor recut open my belly button and stinky brown fluid came out from all the infection inside me but he denied that and he did offer to try and touch it up for a discounted price but I don't ever want to see him again and especially to give him thousands of dollars to almost kill me again the two board certified plastic surgeons I met with after this r really nice and r very knowledgeable I plan to go to one of them but I have to still wait because of all the damage he did I have to give my body a chance to heal one of the doctors said my insides r burned from the laser that its like having a sunburn on the inside or like I took an iron and ironed my insides so now all the tissue has to heal
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what did the original doctor say about it? did s/he offer to fix it or provide solutions?
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He did offer to touch it up is what he said and to charge my but give me a discount he never really admitted that he messed my stomach up even when I had a bad infection he never took blame so he never offered any solutions other then to pay and he would try again all he cares about the money not about the patients
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well thats just terrible were you prescribed any antibiotics before hand?
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oh i should be posting some before and after its just been hard letting anyone see i dont even like to look at my stomach
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so i am now over three months after my surgery and still just bad but now new problems are happening because of all the fatty necrosis all over my stomach and sides i have pelvic problems because the weight of all of it is causing strain on my muscles not to mention my back hurts so bad thankfully i think they will be stopping this Doctor before he kills anyone but what really upsets me when i got my medical records and had another plastic surgeon look at them he said he gave me so much lidocaine im lucky to be alive so i try to stay postive reminding myself that atleast im alive but i still think this was the most awful experiance in my life and i wouldnt wish on my worse enemy
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Wow
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I'm really sorry for what you've gone through, blondieal, but thank you for sharing your experience with us. Hopefully you will save someone else from choosing a doctor who isn't board certified.

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