I'm Finally Doing It - Liposuction!!! Stone Mountain, GA

SOOOO, I've finally decided to take the plunge and...

SOOOO, I've finally decided to take the plunge and get liposuction. I am having my upper and lower abs, waist/flanks, bra roll, and inner thighs done. I am going to do it all under IV Sedation, just because I feel like there is a lot to remove and I don't want the local ansthesia to wear off before it's done. I'm a scary worrier that way...lol. I'm scheduled for August 15th, but hope that I can move that date up to August 7th.

I went on three different consultations. I decided to go with Dr. Davis-Boutte based on her awesome track record here on RealSelf. I am praying that I made the right decision. I have yet to meet her, but my interactions with Crystal have been great. She's very patient, as I like to think through every little decision I have to make and I have to understand the ramifications of each document I sign. She wrote pages over when I changed my mind and did not complain about my indecisiveness - at least outwardly ;-)

I have had my Pre-Op appointment wherein I signed lots of documents, went over financial stuff, and went over the procedures and instructions for before and after the surgery. I also had my blood-pressure and labs taken. So far everything is normal (for the most part), however there are two test that I must still await results on. I am praying that everything comes back normal so that I can go forward with the surgery.

Financially, the costs of my surgery fall in the middle of the quotes I was given. One doctor was charging 7800 for all of the areas I wanted done, including IV Sedation. However, I just wasn't confident in her ability to obtain the best results possible. The other doctor wanted 9K for just my upper/lower abs, flanks and bra roll. I feel like I'm spending lots of money, but I feel like I'm investing in myself at the same time, so I am internally trying to convince myself it's okay.

The only thing that worries me now is that I take lots of medication for another medical condition I have - Bipolar Disorder. I hope that I can talk with Dr. Davis-Boutte within the next few weeks in order to discuss my medications and her recommendation on whether I need to discontinue those medications for a couple of weeks. I would hate for one of my medications to interact with the anesthesia and I die (okay, that's extreme....but not impossible). I will request a consult with her concerning my medications just so I feel comfortable going into the procedure.

I will keep everyone updated on my journey. I will definitely provide pictures when that time comes.

Thanks for reading!
Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon

I have not met Dr. Davis-Boutte as of yet. As noted above, I will request to at least talk with her by phone before the surgery in order to go over the medications that I currently take and their possible interactions with the anesthesia. Otherwise, I hear she's really nice and down to earth. I will update when I do get to speak with her.

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Ok great!! I will let you know when I get into Atlanta! Good luck can't wait!!
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Good luck and keep us posted
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Thank you, and will do!
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Congrats to you! I am schedule for my procedures on August 8! I am so excited. Dr Boutte is awesome. I've spoken with her via phone a couple of times . However, I speak with Crystal often. The passion they staff show is immaculate. I'm having SL a wrap around and a BBL. I'm super excited. I have review Dr. and I continue to review & research her still. I'm too prayer that I have chosen the right doctor this time. I wish you lots of luck!! I will indeed share my journey. I haven't had any labs yet I will wait at least two weeks out from my surgery!! I will keep you posted!
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Congrats to you too!!! I just changed my surgery date to August 7th....I'm nervous and excited at the same time. I have one more test to get and them I'm good to go! We definitely have to keep in touch, especially since we're only one day apart. I wanted my labs done early just in case I had to cancel for medical reasons so that I would not to lose my 5K deposit. I will definitely keep you in prayer, we'll be good.
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Yay for you!!!! Please keep in touch. Private message me ur hotel info so we can definitely keep each other encouraged! Prayers for you. We will two fine Chics together:)
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I actually live 10 minutes away from her facility. Let me know when you are getting into ATL.
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I will. R u having your SL in stone mountain or lilburn? My procedure is scheduled in lilburn.
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I'm scheduled in Liburn too. The surgery center is one city over from Stone Mountain where I live. I believe they have another office in Atlanta but I think the Liburn location is where she does surgeries. I think so don't quote me :-). I don't believe there is a Stone Mountain location, rather it's located on Stone Mountain highway (off highway 78) in Lilburn.
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