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Nothing About It Went Right
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- updated 5 years ago
- Not Worth It
- Cost: $5,000
- Dr John Bass (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA)
I had liposuction in 1997 on butt, knees and...
- 4 Oct 2007
I had liposuction in 1997 on butt, knees and thighs. I really only wanted to get rid of the saddlebags but trusted the doctor (do NOT go to J.B. in Arizona!!!) when he said he'd have to balance it out by doing the whole area. The results were terrible - incredibly uneven, indentations and dents all over, saggy, saggy skin, saggy looking butt now because he took too much from the sides. "Doctor" B's staff was terrible, couldn't wait to get me out of the clinic so I'm vomiting in the cab as I'm going home after a six hour surgery! I wasn't in recovery for even an hour, they were so irresponsible. The pain was pretty bad for about a week, and then gradually faded over a period of six weeks.
I had a touch-up lipo by another doctor here in Hawaii in 2000 and not only did it not help, but I also got purplish blotches wherever this doctor did the lipo that have not gone away. He even did the small of my back without asking, and took too much out there and now I have these indentations in the small of my back, so not only are my hips, thighs and knees ruined, so now is what once was a pretty nice back!
Tha pain was not as bad with this doctor, however. Now, ten years after the first surgery, the results are worse than ever as gravity has taken its toll. The saggy skin is even worse - my thighs look like I was someone who was morbidly obese who lost over 100 pounds! I've never weighed more than 140 and I'm 5'5. My legs have not seen daylight since 1997, and I live in Hawaii. I am pretty attractive, smart, funny, intelligent, but I am 40 and single and I know that my "secret" is what has contributed to the demise of my last two serious relationships.
My decision to have liposuction ruined my life, and I truly believe my dream of becoming a wife and mother will probably never happen. Don't believe the before and after photos - if you are standing up perfectly still, someone's lipo job might look okay, but it's not okay when you sit, when you bend, when you move, when you pinch the area where there's excess skin and not enough fat. I can't believe I paid $5 grand to be butchered and have my life become so limited. I'd take those saddle bag thighs back in a heartbeat.
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