Doing It 4/4/11 - Plano,TX

I am 47, male. I have always wanted to see my...

I am 47, male. I have always wanted to see my stomach muscles..and hopefully the SL will work. I am having upper/lower abs, love handles and mons done. I went to 4 consultations and chose the one where the Dr actually did the consultation and not a "pretty sales" lady.

I will update after the procedure.

Posting before pics. I ordered some...

Posting before pics. I ordered some "spanx" like shirts...does anyone know if these will be tight enough to wear while the compression garment is being washed or even good as a substitute for it?

Why were my pics deleted???

Why were my pics deleted???

Had my SL MPX yesterday. Procedure started at...

Had my SL MPX yesterday. Procedure started at 2:00pm and I was on my way home at 3:30. I had it done with no anesthesia or drugs. There was absolutely no pain during the whole procedure. It was just a really weird feeling at times. The best way I can describe it is it felt like a small massage ball with bumps on it being rolled over me. The Dr and his nurse were great during procedure. We mainly chatted about the college basketball tournament and the nurses choice of fingernail polish..the color is called "Private Jet" in case your wondering, and very pretty I might add.

I left the dr's office and came home to change as I had to coach my son's baseball game that evening. I never experienced any pain, just some mild discomfort from the compression vest I was wearing. I did drain a little bit and added some extra gauze they gave me when I got home. The vest made it a little uncomfortable for sleeping..but not too bad. This morning, I am a little sore. It's like other posts describe...feels like I did 100 crunches. I have to wear the compression vest or the compression wrap (they gave me both) all week and then for 12hrs next week. I did buy some spanx like compression shirts (RIPT brand) for $31ea on the internet that I will eventually wear in a couple weeks.

I have very little bruising and a little swelling. I started taking Arnica, Bromelain, and Vitamin C twice a day for 2 weeks prior as prescribed by my dr. If you're having lipo done...I highly recommend starting the Arnica and Bromelain early. You can find both at vitamin stores.

Day 3 - Adding pics. The 2nd post procedure I was...

Day 3 - Adding pics. The 2nd post procedure I was a little sore. But mainly only felt it when sitting and compression garment would bind against my skin. Feel perfectly fine today. Did 3mi on the treadmill today but had to stop because I was feeling a little woozy. Probably didn't hydrate enough. It looks like I have a little more bruising today. Still a bit swollen, especially around my belly button. I have my 7 day check up Mon 4/11 and should get before/after pics from doc. So far I am very satisfied. I can really tell a difference in my love handles and lower stomach. Just waiting for the swelling to go down.

Dr. Caruth

I met with the Dr and not a "sale lady" on the initial consultation. He is straight up with you and doesn't push the procedure on his prices are very reasonable compared to the other offices I visited.

5 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
5 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 times
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