Lipo on Multiple Areas Plus Mini Tummy Tuck and Fat Graftting to Cheeks- Santa Barbara, CA

I am very excited and nervous for my procedure on...

I am very excited and nervous for my procedure on 11/28/12. I will have lipo on my back, flank, upper arm, thighs outter and inner, chin and on my abdomen beside lipo he also going to remove some excess skin only without tightening of my ab musscle. I will also have fat tranfer to my cheeck and under eyes. I am a petite person and not soo overweight but have visible pockets of fat on those areas. If it wasn't because of this site I will never have the courage to do so. I will have general anesthesia for my procedure. I am very nervous of the pain and all the trouble I will have to go throug during the recovery since I will have my whole body treated plus the incision on my tummy. And also I read some people mention they have nausea and vomitting after the general anesthesia. Anyone have suggestion for what to take or what to do after having all of these (multiple lipo, tummy tuck and general anesthesia). Thank you.

Tomorrow will be the day of my procedure. Actually...

Tomorrow will be the day of my procedure. Actually I am felling very well today, not too nervous. I share some of the my before pics from my pre-op appointment. I have been taking bromelain since sunday so it will be total of 4 days before surgery and I will continue taking it after surgery.

Hi ladies! Today is day 6 since my surgery on...

Hi ladies! Today is day 6 since my surgery on 11/28/12. All the pain are very tolerable and better than what I expected. The worst part is wearing the garment. The zipper poking my croch like crazy, especially when I am lying down. I am extremely swollen til to the point I am 5 pound heavier than before surgery, eventough according to my PS he removed almost 4 liter of out of me(mixture o blood, fat and fluid). This is very discouraging. Does anyone experience like this that you weigh 5 lbs more lipo? Any encouragment and tips will help and appreciated. I have not take any picture yet since I am still super swollen. I didn't drain that much and they took out my drain today. So far I think my PS is okay but spends very little time with me and always seem in a hurry. For now I will give him three stars but it may change later as I will see him more and I am expecting to see improvement.

I meant to ask does anyone experience like me that...

I meant to ask does anyone experience like me that you weigh 5 pounds more after lipo?

Today is 13 weeks after my procedure. I have not...

Today is 13 weeks after my procedure. I have not seen much result like what I expected. I still have bulge on my upper abs, bra rolls and thighs. I hope that this is not the final result since I still have 3 more months to receive a full result.
My mini TT incision healing very well and no more pain after exercise.
Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon

I saw my PS yesterday for my 3 months PO check up. I show him the area of my concern that I think I didn't see good result on the lipo and fat grafting on my cheeks. He said that we need to wait for 3 more month to decide wheter I need a revision or not because with liposuction the full result will be seen after 6 months. I will see what happen after 6 months. Keep hoping for more result because I am not happy if what I see now is the final result. I give two stars for wait time because my surgery was scheduled at 12:15 and I didn't get on the surgery table until 1:58 pm. I was super hungry already when I came in at 11:30 because I was fasting since the night before and still have to wait for more than 2 hours. I was told that the surgery prior of mine took longer than expected. I might change this review after the final result. This is my review for now (3 month PO)

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 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
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
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