worse decision EVER!

I am a 33 yo female. I currently am at my all time...

I am a 33 yo female. I currently am at my all time highest weight at 158lbs and am 5'5" I've always had a problem with weight going up and down but recently its been harder to go back down. I've wanted lipo for a while but everyone always talked me out of it, telling me just to work out that I was being lazy. Unfortunately when u work out you loose weight in all the wrong places first, then where u really want to last... Maybe I am being lazy but I'd much rather just get my fat sucked out and be able to keep my boobs and butt! :)

I'm going in for smart lipo on the 29th I'm way nervous but very excited. I'm doing my abs both upper and lower, my flanks back fat and arms. I'm planning on asking the Dr to throw in my chin chub on the day of the surgery :) hope he will. I hope I see the results a lot of you have posted my Dr has a reputation for down playing expectations to make people be realistic and happier when they receive better than discussed results.

I had zeltique done last year from a different Dr and it was a complete waste of money with zero results I wish I had just did the smart lipo then instead but (shrug) better late then never. Keeping my fingers crossed in wis. :)

One week til surgery.... I'm nervous! I filled out...

One week til surgery.... I'm nervous! I filled out all my final paperwork, started taking my vitamins also started a diet last week (lost 4lbs so far) I have a major event in August its exactly 6 weeks from my surgery date so I hope i'll be all healed up and gorgeous by then. As soon as I convince someone to take my b4 pics I will post them.

One more day :) here are my b4 pics... I'm...

One more day :) here are my b4 pics... I'm getting abs flanks back fat and arms done. Pray for me, I need it to turn out I've let myself go and I'm hoping this is a step in the right direction to reclaiming my life.

Just waking up from my little nap... Surgery went...

Just waking up from my little nap... Surgery went well so I heard, I was under twilight. When I first arrived the staff was so nice and excited for me. My ride was given my prescription to fill while I was taken to an exam room for pictures. After the pictures we went over the procedure once again and then I was given some fruit tasting pills that dissolved on my tounge for motion sickness. My vitals were taken then I was given 2 valumes and left comfortably to wait for them to kick in. After about 15mins the doctor came in reassured me about the procedure again and then marked me up like he was calling plays for a NFL game :) I was then led into the operating room where the girls stripped me down and washed me up with antibacterial solution and placed me on the table. I was so out of it by this time I was a little loopy the valumes took over. The monitors hooked up to me and then I was given an iv in my neck (that part stung) but within seconds I felt the twilight kicking in and one of the girls gently closed my eyes and said pleasant dreams (very comforting, felt like my mom or something) next thing I remember was shivering and shaking in the recovery room even though I had 4 fuzzy blankets on me. That was the most uncomfortable I couldn't get warm and I was shaking and tending up like someone going thru with drawls. Horrible! It hurt to shiver but the ladies did everything they could to help. I believe it was from the iv. I finally got warm and kept drifting in and out. My ride came in to keep company and said I was back there a little over 2hrs total and in actual surgery for 5. They made me use the restroom twice b4 I could leave awkward to have people watch you but I understand because I did get very dizzy upon standing a nauseous while on the toilet. When I peed everyone cheared lol felt like I went pee pee in the potty for the first time :)
As far as soreness my right arm was uncomfortable like it was wrapped to tight falling asleep or something and the incisions on my lower abs hurt when standing and sitting (still does) after successfully eating a Dixie cup full of oaster crackers and holding down water I was able to leave. Thankfully they put my garments on me while I was under. I was leaking but not very bad. You guys on this sight prepared me for that part thankfully. The ride home wasnt so bad. I was more terrified of my friends driving than any pain (she is an awful driver and I usually refuse to sit in the front seat with her on any normal occasion but she was my only option lol) we made it home in one piece though and getting out of the car wasn't so bad. The Dr said I had to change the dressings when I got home so I ate some crackers took my pain pills (perkaset) and let my friend undo my bandages and garment and change the pads. The worse part were my arms having to get bandaged again and trying to get this jacket like compressor back on. The waist garment is this double velcro wrap thing.... Picture a wide waist belt; its not bad at all. Infact I have worse girddles in my closet. I haven't been able to get very comfortable. Unfortunately I have a big bed that is too high up for me to get into so I've been trying my chaise lounge which is too low and squishy. I believe my friend is getting annoyed with me because I keep trying to move and have to keep remarking the rigged up shower curtain and puppy pads everywhere I move to. I wish I had a recliner.
Well anyway I'm not at all hungry and I believe I have heartburn from the crackers if that's possible. I'm afraid to eat anything I don't want to get sick. also I refused to look at myself while my bandages were getting changed I want to wait a while so I don't freak out or get discouraged. I can shower in 2days I might look then but the nurse said my back was very bruised an my stomach will be bloated so I think I might try to wait until my 2week checkup b4 I check myself out.
Thank all of you for the encouraging words it is very much appreciated! I will keep updating, let me know how you guys are doing too!

Been drifting in and out of sleep all day have...

Been drifting in and out of sleep all day have eaten a few times but am uncomfortably full off of a banana and a healthy choice rice bowl. I'm super sore and swollen (my fingers even look like hotdogs) I'm trying to stay ahead of the pain curve and take the pills every 4hrs. It's been working I guess. I confess I peaked a little... my body looks like I was beat with a bag of oranges but I see dramatic results on my waistline I have amazing curve but my lower abs and pouch I was concerned with is super big sill, my garment doesn't cover it at all so I'm wondering if that's why. I gotta call tomorrow and ask should I wrap this garment lower after my shower. I'm not going to look in the mirror again until the 14th so I can be surprised.

Today is day 3 not bad pain wise yesterday was the...

Today is day 3 not bad pain wise yesterday was the worse. I haven't taken any pain mess so far and I took my shower. I was very very discouraged seeing myself naked without compression garments on :( I look absolutely horrible. I can see my waist is completely smaller but my arms are saggy limp skin sacks it looks worse now and I was told this procedure was perfect for arms I pray they shrink and the skin retract in the next couple weeks or I will be devastated, also my back wasn't done in the area I requested I had severe back rolls and there is an improvement but my main concern was the area I could pinch in the pictures the Dr did not go up that high I have no bruises discoloration or incisions above my waist. I knew I should not have looked because I would be turn off if I didn't like what I saw. I'm trying to convince myself that everything will be alright. I hope so because as of now I'm already checking my calendar for a good revision date I need my back done properly!

Day 4 appetite back and feeling better. Arms still...

Day 4 appetite back and feeling better. Arms still bleeding and sore tho. Put on a pair of controlling top undergarments to cover lower abs and then wrapped an exercise thing around that (some velcro belt thing for abs to make you sweat whole working out) it seems to help with swelling. Took a pic not overly impressed tho.

Day 6.... Arms sore, I'm still bloated and I'm...

Day 6.... Arms sore, I'm still bloated and I'm itchy! Don't see any difference in my abs my swelling is still pretty severe. I'm starting to be doubtful. Had to switch my rating. I've actually gained weight I'm 164lbs now :( I've only been eating crackers oatmeal and water an the occasional special k bar. I shouldn't be gaining weight! I've been drinking my water too. 5bottles a day min.
I hope I didn't spend money just to be bruised and ugly for 3weeks and still fat after all is said and done.

Day 7 photos..... Not the very least impressed! I...

Day 7 photos..... Not the very least impressed! I gained weight have minimal improvements I wish I would have hired a trainer for 1000 for 6weeks and bought boobs instead. I don't think the Dr did anything but bruise me up and shrink my back the very slightest. My stomach and muffin top wasn't touched and neither was the above the bra overhang! My arm looks worse now than ever! I'm so sad!

Day 14k and my confidence in the surgery has...

Day 14k and my confidence in the surgery has gotten NO BETTER! I'm not seeing 5k worth of results if someone would have used me as a b4 and after I would not have spent the money! The funniest thing I heard was that its not left over fat that its skin and all the hard new lumps all over are muscle. My doc sent even want to consider revisions for 6mths! I have minimal results that I honestly believe I could have achieved with exercising vigorously for a few months! And no I wouldn't see results right away from exercise either but if I would have known I had to wait 6mths to see any result from this crap I wouldn't have done it! And all that talk about swelling etc I highly doubt when ass is done that I'm going to be any happier!

Lol... A lot of spelling errors in last post. *...

Lol... A lot of spelling errors in last post. * when ALL is said and done*

One month later bearly starring to see minor...

One month later bearly starring to see minor results. My back is gorgeous but my stomach is all lumpy bumpy rippled and knotted. My arms are still SUPER SORE I wake up in pain they feel like sunburn to touch and there kind of numb. I defiantly would describe my changes as subtle. I was told to wait 2more months until I can really judge the results. I'm working out and dieting like a maniac. Start bodywraps next week. Hope I continue to see results just pray for some drastic visual changes soon

I thought I updated the photos of how deformed my...

I thought I updated the photos of how deformed my stomach now is... I guess they didn't post I tried again. It is much worse in real life. To the point the Dr needs to harvest fat and fill in the large craters caused by the tools used he tried to tell me it was not from the procedure but we took a measuring tape and it is a direct line from my incision marks on both sides. He forgot to do my flanks so he will redo it and if you look at my pictures the only improvement I have is on my back. My arms are now loose and jiggly befor they were only chunky but solid just like my stomach which now is deformed with wrinkles!

Today is the day I go in for my revisions and...

Today is the day I go in for my revisions and "retightning" I've updated my photos to show what I look like today b4 the revisions and also it is 6mths after my original procedure. I just want the big gouge left in my stomach filled but he claims he can get more tightning on my back and arms.... Here's hoping o_O
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Hello Did you ever get the revision and the end result you wanted? Updates?
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update please
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It doesnt look that bad, your back definitely looks way better. your arms are good, i would just work out that belly.

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Sweety?? Any positive changes? I am staying positive for you... I am at wits end. I dont have good news, but a glimmer of hope from your surgery would make me feel better, keep me updated sweety ok?
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Nothing yet... I'm scheduled for Dec 5th he wanted me to wait the full 6months b4 revisions :( I'm scared
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the last doctor I went to said the first mistake was trying to use fat that has been treated with the tumescent fluid, it is no longer "healthy usable" fat. I have an appt with Dr. Svehlak (Tara Reids) dr. and I have to gain a bunch of weight in my flamks so he has untainted fat to lay a thin layer under the distorted areas. That is AFTER the put me under full anesthesia and scrape smooth the areas where it looks botchy. Recovery time is 30 day, no walking for 3, no driving for 7. I will have to sit straight up to not disturb the fat transfer. It will be brutal and no less than 10 grand to fix. My favorite part is when people like Positive Penny, tell you to work out that belly. Well until you been in our position, as gracious as she is trying to be, GO TO Hell. That is botched surgery and crunches arent gonna fix it, so shut up!.
Anyway SHGAT, Loves and angels your way...keep me posted love...
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Our tummys look the same until my redo...posted updated photo of how it looks last month. Now instead of 2 dents,,,well you can see for yourself the lumpy bumpy all around appearance now. Prayers are with you love....
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Sorry you are so upset. I think your stomach looks good and your back great! How does your Dr forget to do something that you requested?? weird! Hopefully that isnt an extra charge for you! So would you still recommend to no go through with this procedure?
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I honestly would not do it again if I had the choice. I honestly think if your only moderately unhappy with your shape you should take the money and hire a fitness coach instead of lipo; because something they don't tell you in the office is that your expected to wait 6 to 9 mths to see your results from the procedure so its not a quick fix or short cut. If your very over weight and unhappy and you've tried everything possible and the trainer thing dosen't work then by all means go for it! But another thing they didn't tell me was the high risk of denting, rippling, sagging, discoloration and disfigurment. If you don't care about what you look like naked or in a bathing suit and just want your clothes to look nicer then go ahead with the lipo. For me the trade off wasn't worth it and had I been aware of all the possible negatives I WOULD NOT HAVE DONE IT! it was not worth it to me at all. I don't want to discourage anyone but its important to see the bad side of it instead of hearing someone sit across from you glorifying it and telling you everything u want to hear. They are at the end of the day "salesman"
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Thanks for the update. I can see the dent on your stomach now. I'd be upset greatly about him "forgetting" to do your flanks! Stay awake and make sure he does it right. One thing my GF and I notice about our flanks is that it doesn't seem like both of ours are uneven. I hope his fix works for you.
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I agree with Osurvs. Your pictures do no look bad at all. You have to consider that the surgery is a cosmetic surgery to begin with and thus can't get you "perfect." I had my smartlipo in June and now that all of the swelling has gone down, I can see small dents and imperfections. The thing about those imperfections is, is that b/c it is our body, we tend to notice them more than other people do. My dents aren't even really noticable in pictures or to my boyfriend or even to the nurse that does my check-up at the sl office. But b/c she knows what she is to look for, she does admit that there are a few dents.

To comfort me, she showed me the imperfections in her own stomach as well. If I looked at her through a mirror, it's much more noticable than just looking at her straight on. Even still, I feel like she looked great and I am much happier with my own tummy than I was. My point is, smartlipo isn't perfect and it's unrealistic to think that it is.

However, maybe we could get a better idea of the dents and bumps you are talking about if you took some new updated pictures and posted them? I don't imagine the doctor took too much fat out of your tummy. You probably have more than enough left to work with that if you just got a touch up, things would look a bit more smooth and even for you.
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Thanks for sharing your story! Would you mind posting any pictures from October?
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Botched Beauty, I just looked at the three pics you posted. You were already hot prior to having anything done. A good fitness routine would have benefited you greatly. You could have done my core routines and leg routines to tone those up. But it seems you already know that in looking back. As for your abs, and the way your legs look now, I'd have to see more, or better pics to see what training would do for you.
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I tried to read through the post, but just looking at the pictures, she looks good. Her back and flanks would have took a long time to exercise off. Her stomach even though not ripped, looks smaller and smooth. I see that she says her stomach is severly dented, but I can't see that from the pictures. And I know she says hers arms hurt, but I just think she needs to wait it out, the arms are sensative.

For me, if you look at my pictures, there was a little fat on my abs and flanks. I used to weigh 270lbs with a 42 waist at my heaviest. Now I'm muscled at 215 and a 34 waist. I have loose skin and stretch marks. I got tickle lipo on my flanks because there was a deal to have it done for $999 and I wanted to see if it would help with the bulge that is around my waist. I was thinking I needed to have the skin cut off, but decided that I'd blow $999 see if lipo on the area would help. Besides, my GF wanted to do the deal, so I said I'd do it with her. Same on the abs, I saw a deal for 799 for smart lipo, I thought smart lipo would help with the skin on my abs, the loose skin looked gross to me when I bent over shirtless. I have a lot of pics at on my workout website, I'm pm you the link.

As far as Demi Moore. She didn't start out fat with loose skin. A skinny person can muscle up/get really defined in a short period of time. A person with fat will have to lose the fat before the definition will be visible. Demi Moore I'm sure also had the benefit of a nutritionist. Again, diet is 80% of the process to looking ripped.

I could go on forever talking about what is possible from exercise and what isn't. I'll PM you. I don't want to offend the original poster and I apologize for not reading all the post.
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My issue is the fact my stomach is now deformed my arms still have bruises and are loose and numb 6 months later and I hardly any improvement. Originally I was told 2weeks for results then it was 3mths then 6 now they tell me 9. If I wanted go 9 mths to see anything I could have gotten a trainer and been in way better shape without scars dents divits and nerve damage. I have to workout to see any improvement from this surgery anyway, I could have saved the 5grand I spent on the original procedure and got a trainer to kick my ass with that money and saved myself all these negative side effects
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Osurvs...what do you mean congrats? And if you personally train people then why did you have surgery? Her stomach and mine are both ruined. Mine to a point of tummy tuck to stretch my skin back smooth. You should know that extensive exercise on the upper portion of your body is very receptive. Look what Demi Moores trainer did in just a few months for Charlies Angels... I sure hope your stomach doesn't look ruined also. Your optimistic and that's great...but to congratulate someone whose arms are hurting and ruined....not so sure about that. But since you are so optimistic...why don't you take a look at what my thighs and stomach look like. I'm compelled from a trainers point of view what you think of my diagnosis of getting a tummy tuck? Any suggestions would be appreciated a lot...
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Your results look good. I train people off and on and I'll tell you based on your b4 pics, that you would have been looking at 2+ years of extreme workouts to get the results you got from lipo. And I mean extreme, not going for a run, etc, but workouts that will leave you sick to your stomach and drained all week. In addition to the workouts, you would have had to change your diet to see the best benefits. So, I think you should be happy with the wonderful results you have. Also, you mentioned that you are working out now, continue it and you will be able to maintain or even improve your results naturally!

I am 2 weeks post on tickle lipo flanks, and 4 days post on smart lipo of my abs. I know that I need to wait a few months to see the results. Of course I wanted immed results! I'm smaller now than I was before, but I will try and be patient and wait it out.

Congrats.
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Don't let them use stomach fat to fill the dents in your stomach. That's what my Dr did and instead of having 2 big dents I am all lumpy and the dents are still obvious...
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I was diagnosed yesterday by a surgeon in the same office that I HAVE TO do a full tummy tuck to correct my stomach lumps and my thighs are not able to be fixed. Read my latest post, but I warn you...your feelings may be hurt when your done darling. I been in tears since yesterday....hope things are better for you...as for me? I am more lost confused and angry than before
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I am supposed to go back on the 5th for a fat transfer to fix my dents he was so nonchalant and I believe he doesn't think its bad. The nurse an myself however were staring at him in disbelief. He offered to redo my arms as well but I'm terrified to let him touch me again. I can't live with my stomach like this tho so I'm going to have to take my chances.
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Look into body contouring
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Thank you for the suggestion of a fat transfer lord knows they left enough fat behind to work with. I have my 3month checkup on Sept 28th so I have to impatiently wait until then. I've been dieting and exercising like crazy and see results on my stomach area a little more but it is still severely dented. I think the fat transfer would be the only logical way to try to smooth it out. It is obvious that it was caused by the tool. I don't even want to ever have my arms touched again they are still bruised and sore and numb I will leave them alone I don't want him anywhere near me again quite honestly but I feel I deserve a revision on my abs as well as a touch up on my back (i paid for flanks as well but they were not done but maybe that's a blessing in disguise) I need this stomach fixed though everything else I will live with and work out the old fashioned way. Hope your fat graft works :) *fingers crossed*
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Hi love,
I did have the doctor do a fat transfer on the dents in my stomach, as he was pretty displeased himself with the outcome when I came in to get my inner thighs redone, rolling around on the table he could see from several angles that it was grotesque. My Beverly Hills surgeon (whom I have become friends with) he is the one that suggested to do it. I thought they would just take fat outta my hip or something but he did more lipo around my belly button and nearer my hairline and injected that fat into the dents. Major improvement but not back to smooth by any means. He said if he has to jab a needle in my leg and withdrawl fat straight out of my leg and inject it in my stomach again he would.(only 40 % of the transfered fat will maintain) He knows he is losing alot of business because I got like 3 friends who are waiting for my "final" results...The permanent discoloration is never gonna go away, and my stomach is not pretty and supple, like yours used to be also, it is odd looking. My inner thighs are ruined. It has tightened up a little over the past several months since my redo but it looks so ugly to me, then the dents from the incisions, then the lumpy undertone. My outter thighs I didnt want to redo and they dont look like they were ever even done. DEFINATELY get your drs email, send him your photos and tell him how distraught you are and how disfigured you feel, thats what I did. He circumvented the "3-6 month waiting list" and made them get me in. filling the dents didnt take long.But I did have to wait the 6 months bullcrap time before he would touch me.
Try a fat transfer on the dents, its free, in their papers it says they will do one free revision. It makes alot of difference but not perfect BY ANY MEANS!!! On your arms, I am thinking they would have to remove the excess skin, and unfortunately, any plastic surgeon will tell you that plastic surgery is a swap of skin for scars, but if they are that bad, and it sounds like they are, you might wanna inquire. I am thinking of actually doing it in my inner thighs. It seems if they were to cut out a V from the top down and sew it back together it would tighten up the area nearest my crotch. IDK...I am lost now. I am sad for us because they advertise "living life beautiful, you only better" BULLSHIT...I am me, only disfigured! Let me know what you do, stay on touch sweety...
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On my way to have a serious talk with the doctor. I'm depressed about this whole situation. I have divits in my stomach where you can tell it is from the canula or whatever the tube shaped tool that sucks the fat out is called! its two very deep long dents. I thought the whole point of this procedure was to avoid ripples and dents often seen in normal lipo. I swear if he doesn't do revisions b4 six months I will stand outside the office and hand everyone that walks in my b4 and after pictures and tell them that is what 5k on lipo looks like. I think I'm more irritated because I'm getting dismissed as this being normal and being told to wait more and more. It looks like crap and I'm being told its loose skin. So doesn't that mean if I went to another doctor they should tell me that I'm not a good lipo candidate that I have no more fat to suck out. I think I'm going to try that! I'm honestly miserable over this!
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Click on my name and look at my stomach pix below my fisrt post..it is ruined. I waited six months to get revisions done on both my inner thighs and my stomach (which required a fat transfer to fill in the gaping dents. I have "watered" myself to a point where I must have over hydrated, because I have gained 5-7 lbs SINCE all 4 surgeries, maybe also in part to being laid up for the majority of a year. Talk about standing outside the office? girl... Look at my before and after. I had hints of cellulite. I didnt want to remove large parts of my body I wanted "fat and fat cell removal, sculpting, contouring, toning" exactly what they advertise. And the other girl is right, your back does show improvement but your arms are doing the same thing my uppermost inner thighs have done...sagging. I wish I could have saved you from the disappointment, I am ashamed to be nude... my vanity got the best of me. I just wanted to "stay thin" and now Im all lumpy, darkened permanent bruising, STILL dents in my stomach, and ya...its been another 4 or so months since each redo. Im sorry...
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