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I am 50 years old and I was always relatively...

I am 50 years old and I was always relatively thin--5'6'' and a size 6-8 and I gained weight to a size 8-10 but only in my waist-tummy thigh area. It wouldn't go away. I don't have children so that wasn't an excuse. I went to see the doctor and he said I'm a perfect candidate for Smart Lipo of the abdomen and love handles. The procedure took about 1 hr and I had no ativan, etc., just local anesthesia. NO BIG DEAL. I never had a pain pill except Tylenol just because I thout it would hurt after I got home. Surgery was on Friday, July 25, and on Saturday-26th, I went to Orlando Airport to get my parents who came from Dallas to Florida. It's about 50 miles to airport and I was FINE. Tis nice doctor workd my mom in for Smart-Lipo on Tuesday (7-29) and she did fine as well. She had DOT laser as well--that hurt. I'm going back on 8-29 to have my thighs done.
I can't say enough about this procedure. I'm a Flight Attendant and I work around so many pretty girls and this really helps my self esteem--it's bothered me for a long time.


8-21---Boy this is great!! Swelling is still...

8-21---Boy this is great!! Swelling is still getting better and my skin is tightening and I couldn't be happier.  One thng i forgot to post--DO NOT settle for a tummy tuck before you check this procedure.  My Mom's plastic surgeon in Texas told us both that we would need a tummy tuck.  Several ladies I know had the same experience and had this done instead and all are pleased.  Tummy tucks take so much down time not to mention scars, etc. He didn't do Smart Lipo so.... If a doctor that DOES Smart Lipo tells you you need a Tummy Tuck, OK but otherwise, check this out!  Thighs to be done on 8-29 and I will post pics after that.


I will have thighs done now on 8-25 and I will...

I will have thighs done now on 8-25 and I will post photos after!!  I will measure thighs before and after.  They call these "saddle bags" (how cute...). I plan to return to my job as a Flight Attendant on the 29th. will let you all know!!  Please email for questions.


New inner thigh pics and "hip roll" pics...

New inner thigh pics and "hip roll" pics.  I am still in my compression garment and swollen--procedure was done on 8-25 so I'm 2 days out.  A little sore from this one because the area worked on was a tender area anyway.  Already in smaller size pants (6) and I couldn't be happier.

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Hi I'm considering Dr. Bassin! It sounds like you have had a wonderful experience. Have you posted before and after pics on here? If so with all of the posts I may have not found them yet. Thanks! :O)
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honestly, i LOVE your before hips! You didnt have love handles- silly :P
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yes. I loved it believe it or not. If you have to wear one, it's pretty comfortable. Good luck!! He's the best!
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I am having my ips and tummy done in April. The lovely girdle you wore is that what you got from your Dr.'s office? I am going to the same Dr. you went to.
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Hi girls!! I've been away for awhile and it seems that all the swelling, etc. just disappeared one day. I do have one beef with Dr. B--I walked right out of my jeans in Philadelphia one day!! They're WAY too big!! YIPPPEEE!!! Having ALL of my pants altered if I can but all of a sudden--it's done--lumps, swelling, etc--GONE. I LOVE MY NEW BOD!!! Love to all and please let me hear how you all are doing! I'll post final pics soon. Robin
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I sure will, the thighs inner and outer have been so dramatic!! Today is day 12 and the bruising is almost gone and I don't have any trouble with getting in and out of the car now. Good luck to you and keep me updated on your thighs Kathryn
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Hello Kathryn. I must have misunderstood one of your postings. I thought you already had your knees done. Well, good luck when you go on October 28th! I do plan on doing my upper, inner thighs. I just want to wait and see the final results of my knees. It is also the down time that I worry about. I hate not feeling normal for such a long time, but I do feel that it is worth it. Let me know how it goes!
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Hi Perfection, Good to hear from you. I have the knees done October 28th and he will just do the inner knees (I think). My thighs are doing awesome both inner and outer. I bought a new skirt recently and now I am an 8 YEAH. Last week I bought a skirt and it was a size 10. but of course all clothing makers are different. I am so glsd nyou are starting to see results. It won't be long and you will be perfect. Are you planning on any more procedures? My doctor started me on Triactive lymphatic drainage massage in his office for the abs. they are much better, but still lumpy with fluid. I know this is temporary, but hopefully the new treatment will make healing that much faster. I'll keep you updated after the knees Thanks KAthryn
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KATHRYN, Thanks for the input. So, you already had your knee area done? It sounds like you are recovering very fast! My legs are starting to look a lot better. I didn't have lumps, but I did have ridges when I would bend my knees. I am on week 5, and the ridges are about 80% gone. I measured my legs and they are an inch smaller on each leg! I am feeling better about the SL procedure. Even at week 5, I can't bend my knees all the way. I have about 75% movement. I still get sharp pains that shoot through my legs every so often. My skin is still a little tight and sensitive, but the pain is gone. I expect I will be good to go in about 2 more weeks. I thought they only took out 1/2 pound of fat, but my doctor told me they took just under 1 pound. How are your knees? How much did they take? Did you do inner/above/under the whole knees? That is what I had done. The whole knee area: Inner, 3 inches above the knees, the knee, and 2 inches below. A pretty big area. I was just wondering if you did that much area as well.
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Hi sanjosewoman How did your consultation go? Kathryn
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thanks for the info on the knees. I do have a little difficulty getting in and out of the car, etc, but i have a little Z4 roadster! They tell me here that the knees are very quick and easier to heal. I know everyone is different though. I am sorry you are having that problem. Once I had my belly and hips done my thighs looked even bigger! I had already planned on the thighs and now that they are done I feel things flow nicer. Each day gets better and better. Any surgery has the potential to take 6 months to completely heal. Hopefully you will start feeling better about your SL real soon. Do you have lumps or ridges? If so, that is probably still small collections of blood and my DOctor said I could start to use warm heat to resolve the last of the lumps. I'll let you know how things go. Kathryn
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Kathryn, Thanks for responding. Yes, you are the queen of SL! I can see how it could be a bit addicting. When one part is done, you start looking for another part that may need a little help!Hence, "Perfection"...... Well, I can't help but feel a little discouraged at this point. It has been a month, and I feel that I am REGRESSING instead of PROGRESSING. My knees(inner part only) look odd. When I bend my knees, which I can only bend about 50%, the skin looks all indented and uneven. Almost like my doctor took out too much....? I am going to wait two more weeks and if it doesn't start to look better I will go and have her check me out. I hear that the knee area is very difficult because of the movement and that it can take all the way up to 6 months for ultimate results!!!! I am just praying I didn't screw up my legs. They were beautiful before, I just wanted to sculpt the knee area were a little fat was starting to accumulate. I am definitely going to wait it out before I do any more SL. Please let me know how your knee area goes. It would be nice to have someone to compare results with. Just be aware that the knee area may require more recovery time. Getting in and out of the car, booths at a restaurant, buckling shoes and even putting on a pair of jeans can be VERY uncomfortable for a long time.Well, Good luck with your procedure! I hope your recovery is not as long as mine has been. Take care.
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Hi Perfection The thighs have been a breeze and I even went shopping today and am a true size 10 now. The inner and outer thighs are bruised and discolored, but much easier recovery than the belly and hips were. I don't rub together anymore!. Don't get me wrong, the belly and hips were well worth the wait. I think they will be completely healed in the next month or so. I am in no hurry and they haven't slowed me down any. It took years to get the way I was and one hour to get rid of it!!I don't run (never did) but I walk alot. I am having the inner knees done in about a month. I guess you could say I am the queen of SL!! LOL. Actually I am so pleased with the out come after such a short time. Good luck and "go for it" Kathryn
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wow KathrynS! It is amazing how quickly you returned to work. I had my knee area done and I am on day 26. I am very surprised on how long it takes to recover. I am still a little uncomfortable and discolored. My doctor told me it can take 3-6 months to see results. I am trying to be patient. I can't run yet, and that sucks because that is how I stay fit. I REALLY want to do inner thighs. I am 5'6 and weigh 115 pounds. I am a perfectionist and feel that I should have done a little bit of SL on my inner thighs when I had my knees done. My thighs rub together a little bit and I would love them not to. I am just a bit apprehensive to go through this again, because it has been a very long road to recovery and the final results feel far away. How was your inner thighs? Can you give me some input on your experience on that area? Thanks
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Hi everyone. Today is full post op day 2. I am sore but WOW I am loooooking gooood!!!!! This a great morale booster for anyone uncertain about Smartlipo. I am back to work today and I get up walking around and taking frequent sit down breaks but actually feel less sore if I stand. Slept better last night. The bruising is more like "bruising" than the belly and hips were if that makes sense. I think the compression garment is the key. More to come Kathryn
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Hi Kathryn, Happy to hear you doing well. Take care and be back. Thanks.
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Wow, just 1 hour after surgery and you can log in the internet and update informations. That's amazing. I'm so happy and excited for you. Take care and be back to tell us any change. Thanks Kathryn and Robin.
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Today is good. Only 1 tylenol yesterday and the drainage has stopped. I feel great but sore which I expected. I feel like I walked a half marathon but no pain just sore. I measured my thighs last night and I have lost 2 inches already and that was with minor swelling and still draining. I am so pleased. Robin I can't wait 2 meet u in person 2 thank u 4 all your support. And anjosewoman keep in touch and good luck with your consultation.Kathryn
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Hi I just got home about an hour ago from having my inner and outer thighs done. What a breeze!! a little pinch here and there, but NO REAL pain. He removed 2 liters of pure fat this time and last time. Now I have to figure out what a liter weighs.LOL! Any way my belly and hips are progressing with healing much faster now it seems. Saturday I went to a social event and saw my profile and was amazed at the weigh loss. People at work are commenting also on how big my scrubs are. I am now in a size 10 and since the thighs were just done I anticipate a size 8 in my future real soon. As for the weight loss, I started walking anywhere from 2 -4 miles a day. I think that is what worked the most and it was free. Also smaller meals and lots of fresh vegetables and fruit. Stay away from sweets and fast food. I also think the walking is helping me heal quicker. I still have to post pictures, just have to figure out how. Keep in touch and talk to you soon. KAthryn Hi Robin, everybody said hi. Are you going to the seminar in October at Gaylord Palms?
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Hi there!! So excited to hear you're doing well!! I think 2 liters is a large plastic bottle of Coke!! I don't think it "weighs" much but it takes up a lot of room!! I am the same way--when I see myself, I just want to cry. I can't believe it's me!! I would love to go to the seminar but I have to check my schedule. Let me know how you're doing! Robin
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Hi Kathryn, You must be very beautiful and look much younger compare to your age eh? I'm so happy for you. It's amazing that you lost 20lbs. Could you pls share a way to be on diet? I want to lose 10 lbs but it is so difficult :( Thanks and appreciate very much Kathryn. Please update any result.
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hi sanjosewoman and all!! That is what smart lipo is for is the stuborn spots. My belly looks awesome even with the residual lumps (swelling in pockets)that I am sure will continue to resolve. Every day I am amazed at how much better I look in clothes. I am 5 6 and 160 lbs, but it was all on my mid section, inner and outer thighs and hips. I recently lost 20 lbs on the divorce diet! (after 28 years).I am 56 years old and look and feel 40ish. But now I am looking even better and can't wait for the finished product with the addition of Smart Lipo on the thighs in 2 days. Keep in touch. Kathryn
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Kathryn--I'm thinking about you today. Let me know how you do. Robin
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Hi Robin, Kathryn, Thanks so much for your encouragement. I will absolutely be back to tell you about my smartlipo. I always dream to have a flat stomach so I can wear a tight dress or tigh clothes. Hope my dream comes true. I'm not chubby though. I'm 5'4, weight 125 lbs, have 2 kids. But my stomach has at least 2 lbs fat there :((
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Hi girls My appt is on the 23rd and I will definitely tell them hi for you. I am good at massaging and I know it is definitely just swelling that hasn't resolved yet. I tried to post under my name and haven't seen it yet. I think I'll try again and that way I can post pictures. sanjosewoman let us know how it goes and good luck. You will be amazed how easy it is. I am only 2 weeks post op and haven't gotten on the scale because I want to wait until the majority of the swelling has gone (which it has). BUT my clothes already are looser and looking in the mirror I could cry! Happy cry of course!!!! No belly roll any where. keep in touch Kathryn
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