Operation LOSE THE GUT - New York, NY

I have been wanting to lose some weight for a real...

I have been wanting to lose some weight for a real long time. As of late my clothes don't fit the same I got back fat ughh how I hate the back fat and stomach fat all the way around I need to get rid of this asap. I've worked out, tried eating healthy but nothing works, I felt like I was losing weight in my legs but not in the gut and thats the area that definitely needs to disappear.

I hate the way my clothes fit I am ready for winter so that I can get this surgery over with and heal. I've been reading up on this site. Debating now if I should even get a brazilian butt lift lol I do have a little bit of a butt but it could be more rounder. I think if I get the lipo done my true figure will show through.

Can anyone that got this done in NYC tell me how much they spent? I am being told the procedure will be $15000 not sure if this is the norm but then again everything is expensive in NYC and I really need this done.

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Your welcome. Lipo of the upper and lower ab, flanks and back fat lol no bbl included.
I originally went in thinking I just want to do lipo but I am considering the bbl I am just more concerned with the healing process of the bbl compared to reg lipo. This belly fat has got to go I am ready for winter I used to love summer lol
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Hey Deeva,

Thanks for sharing your journey with us and good luck with your procedure. Is the $15,000 just for lipo or does that include BBL as well?

Kirsty

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October 18th cant come soon enough need to blast...

October 18th cant come soon enough need to blast the fat away lol

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Hi Deeva84 - I agree!! I $15K is a lot. In fact that's TWICE as much as I paid for the same procedures (as you described them - upper/lower back, abs, and flanks). Mine was for Tumescent liposuction and included 2 hours of general anesthesia done at a local hospital. I know this info probably isn't helping at this point but even as pricey as things are up there...surely they aren't Double?? May want to check to see what you are paying for...just to be sure.
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WOWW....just noticed ur cost...$15,000 is ALOT of money....
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Yeah I know :( But I notice when some people went the cheap route they had to get revisions done or the doctor did a bad job. Also keep in mind this is being done in ny were everything is expensive if I had gone to another state I probably could have gotten it cheaper but I wanted to be closer to home. Also having a lot of areas done (back, abs, flanks). But definitely would have been nice to payless :(

Did lipo feeling good make sure you follow all...

Did lipo feeling good make sure you follow all instructions your surgeon gives you. This is only day 1 and I feel fine just a little sore. Taking meds just have a little drainage which is normal. I alredy see some differences in my belly.

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Just read you had your surgery today . Take care and let them pamper you. Do wear ur cg and drink plenty of liquids . Happy healing.
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Thanks I most definitely am.

4 days post op each day gets better and better but...

4 days post op each day gets better and better but still sore and pain on right side. Wish I was 4 months post op hopefully by then all pain will have subsided. I do think it was worth it I do see the new shape my body has taken. Have a little pain under the boobs. But as each day goes by it gets better. Taking my meds daily.

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6days post op Feeling much better today thinking...

6days post op Feeling much better today thinking and staying positive. I think the best "season" or time to do surgery would be in the winter I don't think I could survive this in the Spring/Summer.

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Congrats on the new you. May i ask did you only do lipo?
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Thanks and yes only lipo.
Hi Deeva84 - Glad to see you are up and posting! You actually picked an excellent time of year to do this. With it just starting to get cold, you can hide the garment easily under thin sweaters and jackets. Plus the overall experience will keep you focused during the holiday season with all the good food everywhere. I can't wait to see your pics!! Even if you don't post them be sure to take them so you can monitor your progress :-)
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About 3 weeks post-op feeling so much better and...

About 3 weeks post-op feeling so much better and ready to hit the gym lol my compression garment is now on the 2nd hook. I do get swollen at times particularly in the flanks and back area but I noticed this happens if I'm moving around to much or being real active (only sometimes) but feeling way better than my first week and I am LOVING the results (even though this only the beginning).

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Hi deeva. Good luck on your recovery. I will be reading your updates bc I am doing lipo soon too. I live in ny as well. I had a mommy makeover 7 weeks ago and now going to have lipo on my legs. I consulted with dr shulman . He was very nice but I chose another NYC dr. Good luck and feel good. Ria
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Ok great! Thanks and same to you. How was your mommy makeover? How are you recovering...ok I hope? Yes he's nice and down to earth. Good luck with your upcoming surgery.
Hey deeva may i ask what else did you have done besides lipo? Im going on five months full tummy tuck and lipo which i need a revision. How many cc's did your dr remove?
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So its been a month and a few days after my...

So its been a month and a few days after my surgery. I am back in the gym religiously and watching what I eat (less fried/more grilled). Loving my new shape. I can't wait for summer I am already looking for a bathing suit lol. Happy Healing Ladies (and men). If you still trying to decide on doing lipo I would suggest having a few consultations with some doctors and making sure your doing this for the right reasons. This is no quick fix its definitely something you have to maintain.

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Hi Deeva got new pics ? How is the swelling? I concur with you, this is not a quick fix nor immediate results. Glad to hear from you.
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Yes I will post when I get to a computer (currently using phone). The swelling has gone down and I am feeling much better. Hope all is well with you. How's the swelling (I know your way ahead of me)
Swelling is still there :( I'm 8 weeks post op, overall feel good, love my figure as long as I wear CG, not swollen in am but as day progresses there it is.... I'm doing Zumba two days a week at studio and one at home, love the feeling after session! My Dr reassured me that the swelling should be gone by week six, but I'm following another lady that had same procedure four months ago and she said she stills swells a bit.

6 week review post op I added some new pics. I...

6 week review post op I added some new pics. I have been pigging out this week (pizza, chinese food and greasy foods yes even in the same day shame on me I know lol) got to go back to eating healthy again.

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Hey Deeva, how are you feeling?
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I am feeling pretty good a little swelling here and there if I am very active. I just need to figure out my correct size in clothes since I keep shrinking lol
Hey Deeva! Looking good! How is the swelling coming along? Mine is worst this week than any week before :(
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9weeks post op feeling good no complaints Hope...

9weeks post op feeling good no complaints
Hope everyone is healing ok. Also wishing you all a Happy Holiday Season.

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Hey Deeva! What all did you have done? I am scheduled for be t week lipo hips, tummy, bra line, inner and outer thighs plus laser lipo to tighten skin on tummy and harvesting fat and returning it to my butt. It's flat. I'm in Beverky Hills and the cost is just over $15,000. That doesn't include the overnight stay either. How are you doing? Are you happy you did it? Thanks, D
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You look good Deeva!!! Do you mind me asking your pre op weight & height? Also did you try to get closer to your goal weight before surgery. I'm getting the same procedures done next month and considering throwing in the BBL. I'm trying to lose 10 pounds before my surgery
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Thanks Pre op weight was about 215 Before surgery I stopped drinking alcohol for about 2months I also tried to stay away from greasy foods.

I am about 15 weeks post op still feeling good. I...

I am about 15 weeks post op still feeling good. I do feel some of my new weight is going to my butt and thighs lol not a bad thing but definitely have to maintain my figure. I only wear my compression garment at night or at home particularly the Squeem Waist Cincher.
I have no regrets and believe this was a great investment in myself.
Wishing all of you ladies the best on your journey and yes I will try to update more often lol :)

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looking goood girl!
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Thanks you too :)
So Deeva, would you do another procedure?
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Now 18 weeks post op trying to eat and stay...

Now 18 weeks post op trying to eat and stay healthy. Also during the winter months I use my wii fit a lot when I can't make it to the gym. I don't regret my surgery. Any weight I have gained is now going to my butt (which is not a bad thing lol) hope you ladies (and gents) are healing well. It definitely is a journey that will get better with time.

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Hi Deeva... how many liters or CC's did they remove and when did you start to notice the swelling decreasing and when did u really start to see a change in your figure... you look awesome:)
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I am asking all: what kind of exercise do you do and how often? Be honest...
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I do excercises on the wii fit and also a lot of abdominal excercises (crunches) also if I am at the gym I utilize the elliptical. I try for 2-3 times a week but there's some weeks where I have fallen off not going to lie. Lol definitely need to be more consistent. I think I need to make better food choices lol sometimes that's my weakness. Happy healing. Takes a lot to maintain.

Hello hope all of you ladies are doing well and...

Hello hope all of you ladies are doing well and hanging in there my main thing is maintaining the weight now the fat is going to my butt and hips lol people tell me I look like I lost weight but I want my tummy super flat lol I know I came a long way but summer is around the corner and I'm trying to fit into a 2 piece bathing suit lol

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I am looking to have my surgery performed in either November or March and wouldn't mind buddying up with someone for the journey! If anyone might be interested let me know!
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1 year later

Hi everyone I know it's been a while today is a year after my surgery I did gain some weight but I still have a great shape and my butt got huge, lol I am still happy with my weight now than I was a year ago but I definitely need to tone up the stomach maybe do some crunches

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You look great! What did you have done?
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Thanks lipo of the upper and lower abs as well as flanks and back
Thanks! Do your results still look good? I ask because I am (seriously) considering a similar procedure but with lots of research done i hear you gain the weight back in odd areas( back, arms, cheeks) . I just wanted to see if someone who has had the procedure is happy
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did research online and read credentials also visited the office. Dr. Schulman was nice and seemed very caring didn't rush and answered all of my questions. Cant wait to get this surgery done :)

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