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Lower Abdomen Done by Sonobello

I recently decided to go through with laser lipo....

I recently decided to go through with laser lipo. I am a mother of one and have been unable to rid myself of "the pooch" with diet and exercise for awhile now. I decided to go with sonobello after meeting with their consultant who said that they were not only willing to just do the one section but they thought it would be a waste to do the upper. Originally I had planned to go to a clinic who would only do both sections and charged more.


On the day of the procedure I ended up having to wait for an hour or so because they were running behind but they did keep me updated. Once I was taken back to the prep room I was marked up and given anxiety medication, my antibiotic and an anti nausea pill. I was not given any pain meds until I was on the surgical table at which point they injected me with Demerol. I was pretty sleepy throughout the surgery but there was no way I could have slept with all the tugging and pulling I felt. I didn't feel a whole lot pain except around the upper half of the lower abdomen. For some reason I felt like I was being jabbed in my rib a couple times. When everything had been suctioned out I was bundled up, dressed and set in a wheel chair.


Th first night I slept alot and only ended up changing my pads once. By the next morning I stopped taking controlled pain meds and stuck to OTC meds. By the second day I was moving around but still sore.


Now at day 11 and I feel pretty good. My stomach is still tender in some areas and I am noticing more hardness and lumps and bumps. Hopefully they subside with time. Honestly I think I am more puffy or swollen now than I was the night of the surgery which is kind of a bummer. I'm trying to remain optimistic and I am pleased that my stomach for the most part now.

Thought I would update since I am 3 week post op...

Thought I would update since I am 3 week post op today. I have been wearing my second stage compression garment almost 24/7 since I was told to stop wearing the first stage (10 days post op). I notice that if I don't wear it for even a couple hours in the morning while I am getting ready then my abdomen gets puffy. I massage every night since I still have some lumps and hardness, some nights I am more sore than others. I have felt improvement on the hardness which I can only assume is due to the massage. I have been debating getting a lymphatic massage but haven't really found a place to go to yet. Overall, I feel back to normal and have resumed all preop activities. Im still on the fence whether it was worth it only because i was told i was a perfect candidate but my results are not what I would call ideal. I realize its only been 21 days and I am still hopeful! Patience, patience, patience I guess.

2 months post op

Real quick update:
I am officially a little over two months post. Still feeling some numbness and tingling, but the hardness is gone. I still have some uneven "divots" on my right side that ill ask about at my 3 month appointment in June. Now that I am 8-9 weeks out I have decided to stop wearing the stage 2 garment 24/7 and now only wear it to bed. I do notice pretty excessive swelling after not wearing it when I get home from work. I plan to ask about that too. I did not do any lymph massage because honestly I couldn't afford it. I still massage in the shower though. That's all for now! Happy healing everyone!
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3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 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
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
2 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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I was told to use a rolling pin to help even and shape yourself. It made sense!
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Hi Spades!! How are you coming along?!? Btw, I would LOVE to be as thin as you are now!! :) You look great! Hope it's only gotten better, though! Keep us posted.
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Hope you're starting to see some results. I'm 6 weeks out and still have some lumps like you mention around my belly button but they are slowly subsiding!
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Wishing you tons of good thoughts, and get "hot" soon :). I hope you end up a thumbs up. BB
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Thanks so much you guys! I never realized what an emotional roller coaster this would be. One day I look down and I am super excited its flat and the next it's a lumpy mess down there!
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I pretty much had same thing happen and mine evened out SOME but it was about 6 weeks when the bumps and dents really got noticeable and they never got much better. Before you do any touch ups talk to me first! !!!
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