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Had a Consultation...I'm So Ready! - Orlando, FL

Hey Real_self Family! ( i read this site almost...

Hey Real_self Family! ( i read this site almost daily to get stories related to mine). Long story short. i have a co-worker who showed me a pamplet, then she had it done, i read up on it, advised the husband of the plan ( for much needed support) and schuduled a consultation. While im getting my $ right, i have a final cosult on Feb 26. Then, on the day of my wedding Anniversary, March6 the tummy will be sucked away! im soo excited.Husband doesnt agree but is willing to tatally support me........I love him! Ive had this pooch all of my life, i cant blame babies....even though the last one left me with about 30 extra lbs that i cant seem to shake.Im having my upper/lower abs done and my waist. those are my only PROBLEM areas. The arms, back etc will do fine if i can shake this weight.... My stomach is hereditary, my mom has one too. But hers came more with age, she used to be skinny. I, on the other hand have never had that priveldge. Ill keep yall updated!


SOOOO.. I GO IN TOMMORROW FOR MY PRE-OP(?). i think thats what it is.. im embarrssed cause ive put on a few pounds since the consult. i hope that will be ok. soo ready!

@ pre-op right now...dressed in the attractive...

@ pre-op right now...dressed in the attractive paper bikini, getting all of my before and after instructions....wish the doctor would hurry up and come in here. One more week and I"ll be fine and devine! Ttyl

Only 2 and a half more days! Dr. Seimen said I had...

Only 2 and a half more days! Dr. Seimen said I had a small hernia. But he could still do the procedure ( I read that is dangerous).my gyn said I didn't have a hernia. So idk....so now I'm confused and excited

On my way.....a little nervous, (met me there jesus!)

On my way.....a little nervous, (met me there jesus!)

Ok. enough of reading other post. today, i have my...

ok. enough of reading other post. today, i have my own! FINALLY. so, it was schuduled for 6 am yesterdat morning. they said eat a good breakfast and include something sweet. so @ 3:30 in the morning me and the hubby were @ the Waffle house eating a good breakfst. we got to sono Bello and waited unitl they were ready to call me to the back (we were early). when they did, as u know from reading other post, the nurse did her thing, i aske a few ?'s then the doc came in to draw on me and ansewered some of my ?'s. when the meds she gave me kicked in' i was "cool as a cucumber and didnt really have a care in the world! she put me on the procedure bed and gave me sunglasses. ok, here we go. The doc came in and gave me those shots. ALL im gonna say is "oh boy". ( they did hurt) and i have a high pain tolerence. but any who.....next came the Tumescent fluid, or what ever its called, and (oh boy)....ya catch my drift? he said i said very welltaking the pain. he also said that shopuld be the end of my dis comfort.

BUT, it wasnt, i have a big pooch, and that fat was REALLY stubborn. Cuz it hurt for real. but i kept focusing on the fat that i could see going in the tube. (by the way he told me FLA law will only let him take out 4000 ccs of fat......that what he tolm ME. ANY ways. i fell asleep numerous times (glad i did). then they woke me up and put on my garment. ( idont remember how i got dressed, but i did.) the nurse gave me my bag with my meds and instructions and wheeled me out to my car.

I slept the whole way home. i woke up when my husband stopped to get something to ea, but that's all i remember. got home, in the bed (i had akready lined the bed with protective cloths. and i was out. i was in moderate pain but i got up and ate a sandwhich, drink h20 and popped another molly, ( imeant pill)!slept most of the the day, but i got up, said hello to all of my babies, asked them about school, ironed thier clothes for the next day, alked sround the house for a bit and layed down (attempting to watch FLIGHT. i fell asleep.

When i got up i was curius how i looked (by the way the dr called to check on me ) hat was nice. i wanted to take off the garment and put pads under it but he said no, cuz i would swell alot and be in terrible pain. main i leaked every where and i wad soaked. i changed the padding on the bed about 3-4 times and underwear abou 3 times. by the way, i can alreay tell a difference in my love handles and lower ab, even through the garment! and i now have a waist line! ohhhh shT$#, girlfirend gone be fine! WaTch out now! so its 3 in the morning and most of the pain has subsided and im writing my review....lots of leakage on the 1st day....loving the BEGINING resultS

Sono bello called me again yesterday to check on...

Sono bello called me again yesterday to check on me and answer any ? I hd. And to make my follow-up appt. I put shape wear on top of my binder and compression garment. It actually doesn't hurt. I want a nice figure. This itching is *** I'm up @ 6am in the morning trying on belts cuz I never had a waistline before. This is soo cool!

Its the 3rd/4th day and I'm starting to feel...

Its the 3rd/4th day and I'm starting to feel slighty bloated and the rubber band feeling around my waist.

So I went to the gym today for a light workout. I...

So I went to the gym today for a light workout. I felt soo good. But "ohh boy",now I see what others are talking about when they say their procedure areas are swollen. It ALMOST looks like I didn't have much done. But I still feel my areas tryning to "draw up"

Whew.. Thank God (UPS delivered today). went to...

whew.. Thank God (UPS delivered today). went to Sonobello on wensday for my 2nd stage garment. i told dat Gal that thang was too small. she said "its supposed to be like this (it took both of us to squeeze me in) she said she would've even suggested i get a large instead of the XL for even more compression ......i dont know "bout that cause girlfriends gotta breathe. i finally got putting it on and taking it off by myself down to a science. but OMG. she said nothing should be tight or indent my skin right now....i undersatnd that. but that garment was soo tight, i began to feeel nauseau,then i was cranky, didnt even wanna ansewer thephone. thats how tight it was. it was squeezing my back in a undescribable way. then i had to work and sleep in it......thats too much.then today, a knock came on the door. THANK GOD! ( i ordered a refurbished 2XL on my own- and paid 66.00 for a 130.00 garment) i put it on and i think im gonna make it! Another 2X should be on the way, once some sewlling goes down' ill get back in my XL. ( the 2x measurments fit just right, but the girls @ Sono bello are told to put u in a size smaller then what you should order...sorry i couldnt do it much longer

Imm such a srew up. i tried to down load flics...

imm such a srew up. i tried to down load flics from my cell-phone and some how just erased them all......wow

Also. besides the extreme swelling that took my...

also. besides the extreme swelling that took my slimm results look away (lol). i feel the hard lumps forming and sudden sharp pains here and ther. All just part of the healing im sure.

Thank the Lord! My period came on and I've been...

Thank the Lord! My period came on and I've been releasing all sorts of fliuds for the last couple days, I'm A LOT less bloated. I even started eating right and dropped 5lbs since Sunday. And to make me feel even better, sono bello sent me a 2 week post op email and said "by now, most of ur swelling should be gone, more results are slowly but surely coming. Ahhh. Finally, the results are on the way again. This is my motivation to drop these 30 plus lbs and I'm vtaking advantage of it. I have no more excuses or reasons to disappoint MYSELF this time....

Today is Sunday, this wendsday will make 3 weeks...

today is Sunday, this wendsday will make 3 weeks since my procedure. Swelling from week 2 has went down tremendously and I can fit back into my regular uniform and some of my old (smaller clothes).but u can tell I'm more shapely than before. Glad to see results again.. ill post pics when I can.

Going home to Jamaica in two weeks for a short...

Going home to Jamaica in two weeks for a short stay....ill be very sexy in my TWO piece bathing suit. I hope I keep shrinking.

BTW ...my Co -worker had her arms and dorsidal fat...

BTW ...my Co -worker had her arms and dorsidal fat pad on her back done in December and she looks amazing.I'm thinking of having my back done when I pay off my Jamica trip.idk.....maybe ill just save up until I can just pay for the procedure cash.

Doing great.

Doing great.

So I'm about two months post procedure. I ordered...

So I'm about two months post procedure. I ordered two smaller garments yesterday. size large to be exact. I started out in an extra large. I did order 2x on my own because it was more comfortable. the one x is snug

I know it's time to get more compression.these...

I know it's time to get more compression.these garments are not cheap. They don't tell about these things during your consult.on surgery day I weighed in @ 210/yesterday I was 201

I got my two new smaller garments yesterday. wanna...

I got my two new smaller garments yesterday. wanna ride in the mail. and the other via UPS. I posted pictures of both size large

My new garments arrived a couple days ago. Size...

My new garments arrived a couple days ago. Size Large from makemeheal.com

Going back!!!!!!

Its almost been 1 year. I still look good .My waist is slightly larger on one side. Dr. Sidemen agreed to revise it for free. So while he,s in their, I'm having my abs done again.....it will only be 1/2 price. Also I'm getting my flanks/top of my hips done for the first time. I want my abs flatter and my waist smaller, and I do understand he could only remove a certain amount of fat the first time...I'll post more pics soon. My procedure isn't until June.When I post my present pics, u can see I've come along way already

Before and afters

First round of lipo to upper abdominal, waistline and lower abdominal s......Round 2 in june plus flanks
Dr. Seiman

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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How are you? You look great, I've doing the same thing checking stories and pictures to see if I could find something similar to my own story. This site is phenomenal and I'm so grateful to people like yourself who share their stories and give hope to people like me.
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Yes.. I love this site! When I had my procedure, I already knew what to expect....I'm doing it again
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Hello I just had my procedure done,Dr. Seiman was very nice doing it,but I'm in pain right now. I have on a whole body suit,but no white binder and also the pain medicine they gave me is not working hydro codeine .Can you tell me what day you felt less pain? And I'm draining a lot but just on one side. I can shower now but I'm almost scared to take the garment off because I wonder how in the heck I'm going get it back on it took two people to put it on.
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hello I hope you continue to heal.what areas did you have done? Because I thought they should have giving you a binder(if u had abs done). I'm not sure what's going onwith the pain medicine.my pain medicine works fine.maybe you should check to seeif you could increase the dosage.I think my pain was better during day two.I don't remember exactlybecause I have a fairly high pain tolerance and the meds did their job.I didn't get my body suit until the second week. They gave me A panty type compression garment and a binder to go on top of that. Then the second week I got the body suit from sono bello.that one was soo tight ,it made me sick the first couple of dayswearing it.it took me and the nurse to get it on. But when I was at home I just took my time and squeeze myself into it and it got better about a week or so of wearing it.some people say they did not continue to wear their garments I don't see how because if you don't wear it you will be in lots of pain so please continue to wear your garments maybe you could post a couple pictures of yours and tell me what areas you got done
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Yes I got that one a black body suit with clip button and a zipper on the outside,and I had my upper,lower abdomen,and waist done. I go back next week to get my bra rolls,hips,and lower back done. I been calling them but can't reach them I so scared to take this garment off. Maybe my mom,and sister gonna have to help me
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Yeah, maybe its a good idea to have someone around when u first take it off, I've heard some ppl get light headed @ first. And be careful with your nails, I've ripped one of my garments from trying to pull it on. Take or shower and get in it soon after, because when you first have these type surgeries, or body needs the compression (if you leave it off too long, you will start to ache...in a few days/maybe a week when your body gets used to wearing it, you will want it on...my procedure is a year old now, and Ijust recently got to the point where I OCASSIONALLY go without my garment for a whole day. But pretty much for a whole year I wore my garments and took breaks for a few hours here and there. It just felt better with them on. I've changed sizes in garments about 3 times, so just know that's what your gonna be doing in the near future. (You buy smaller sizes as you shrink to help your skin contour to your new figure)......I can't wait til June for my next procedure. Happy healing!!!
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Wow sounds like a lot of work. I almost chicken out and said ill just do a tummy tuck,but I knew I could deal with the pain,and down time. Where do you get your garments from I heard you say something about refurbish I didn't think they can refurbish garment. You even wore the garment when you wore fitted shirts,and dresses,because that's my goal to wear my fitted clothes again. Reading the blogs got me scared now lol,also I called them and the nurse did forget to give me the binder. She had told me she had only been there two months then even when I had my cocktail I still felt the same smh,we'll I guess I better stop looking at the negatives and stick to the positives. The Dr.was very nice,and down to earth,and I only felt pain every now and then.
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Hello dreadgurl1 can you pleasseeee give me some insights on choosing a comfortable stage two garment. Here's my issue I decided to wait on my second surgery due to the fact that I would have to lie on my stomach to get the other areas done,and I'm still so swollen,and tender I can't imagine doing that right now ,so I told them I'll just play it by ear because I definitely want it done. Okay like I side before my stage 1 garment was the full high back body suit,with clips,and zippers on the side right at the beginning of my knee. The nurse took my measurements and said that I had to get a medium according to they suppose to go two sizes down. I trying to find a comfortable garment with a open crotchet because I work at a warehouse,and we have to wear work pants,and my shifts consists of twelve hours on two days of my schedule. I have a friend that had the procedure done there also that work with me and she said she had the panty type compression garment. I order the one that is right at the thigh,listen to my sister,but now I'm beginning to think that one may rise up with my work pants on . Sorry so lengthy but I'm very detail person....can you please help! I also went in that website you provided but for now I already paid for this one so I will get others.
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I have several. The panty type, but it pushes my back fat, the high back, mid thighs, sometimes they roll @ the thigh and the ankle length high back. My Marena panty high back was OK. But I liked the compression I got from my Isavela high back, I just don't like the line it gives me @ mid thigh.
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Hi there,it's me again do you have or can think of anything I may need to have after the surgery? I'm really concerned about was size garment I should get to sleep in versus one I will wear in the day time. I want to have some on site so I'll won't give up so easily not be able to take the tighter compression garments
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Hello your story sound so similar to mines,I have already went for my consultation,and supposed to pay a down payment tomorrow,if you still check the site please give me some info on did you have the second surgery done. Thank you
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Hey!!! 2nd surgery is not til June...but I'm already paying on it to get the balance down
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Thank you for your reply,Oh ok I paid my deposit today so there's no turning back now ,surgery schedule for April 1,2014 ,so are u somewhat satisfied with your first surgery?
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Oh girl yes! I am. My stomach was solo huge...he took out the max (4000 cc, per fla law). But I want more removed. He told me from the start I would look better and it would give me satisfactory results, but he recommended a tummy tuck if I wanted it flatm smooth and tight. Sounds good, but I just didn't wanted a tummy tuck.But I love my results and would like my tummy and waist about 3 inches smaller(at least)....hopefully more. This time I'm adding my the top of my hips (the spare tire area on the sides and back)... I would really love to do my bra area, but I probably can work that off with exercise.any ?,s you can think of just ask!!!!-if I can help I will! This site has been a life saver for me
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Oh thank you sooo much,this really hits home to communicate with someone who is doing or have did the same thing ,with the same dr. It's very encouraging,I'm sure he probably gonna tell me I need a mini or tummy tuck too,but I'm a big wimp when it comes to pain. If he can guaranteed minimal pain with that,like I been researching doctors up north maybe I will consider. I just want to be able to get back in my fitted shirts,maybe even dresses without feeling self conscious . Thank you this have been very encouraging !!!
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Ur welcome
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Hows recovery?
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Its been great. Its been 1 year and I periodically feel the back of my waist "doing something". It doesn't hurt, just feels funny. I'm getting it done again in June
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Btw...my measurements went up by @ least a inch today.....I wonder if it was becuz I jusy worked out ...idk
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Thanks for all the updates! I'd love to see some new pics when you get a chance!
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Ok.so. I'm 5weeks post surgery and looking good.ok. maybe even great. Going to the gym on a regular. Even buying new gym outfits to keep motivated about going. And it surely is working. My husband noticed a difference in my body right away. After all,he does see me naked. My mom noticed my new shapely figure as soon as day 2. I showed her by pulling up my clothes.but @ week 4 and 5.. . Oh boy! The compliments are coming now! 2 on today to be exact. after dressing in one of my new outfits. I went to the gym to workout. the Walmart. An older gentleman ask me" do you feel as good as you look today"?... then I ran into an classmate From high school. After he said hello" he turned and said my do you look good! So. Yeah.im lovin it! Pics soon
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Hey girl, how are you feeling? I also had my procedure done with Sonobello and must say that I felt absolutely no pain at all. I also have a high pain tolerance, but I also believe they over medicated me before the procedure, I don't remember a thing. I don't remember seeing or hearing anything at all. It sounds like you got a lot of fat removed which is great and should definitely give you some good results once the swelling is down. So your procedure was 10 days ago you said? Would love to see some more pictures if you want to share. Take good care of yourself and rest well. :)
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Heeey! Thanks 4 the response. I'm feeling a lot betterr. Just swollen. I hope in the end everything goes down nice and flat. @ first I could really see a dirrerence. But as days pass, I guess I started swelling. So how are u? Wat ddid u have done?
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Went to 1 wk check-up 2day. I got my 2nd stage garment (tight as heck). It took me and the nurse to pull it on.....and I ain't no wimpy chic (that's how much muscle power that had to be used). They purposely order it a size smaller than what Marena perscribes...... and the girl who ordered it ordered the wrong color. So, I could take it or wait another week to get the proper color. The nurse just told me the Stage 1 garment shouldn't be used anymore....so I took it. They shoulda gave me back some of my $, that was their. Mmistake. For $126 ..anywho.... its tight fo-sho. I'm going on makemeheal and see if I can get another on sale. I already found another type on that site for cheap...its on the way.lost 1 pound and I can feel the fluid. Ttyl
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