Abdominal Liposuction Painful and Rough but Worth It - Tampa, FL

I decided to get lipo after having 2 kids. I was...

I decided to get lipo after having 2 kids. I was left with a diastolic separation at the top of my tummy and a pooch that I really have always had. I went for the procedure and was expecting to just feel pain with shots but after administering the lidocane when they cut the openings, I felt that crap. I felt it the whole time. It was tolerable but very painful. It burned and the poking stuck me. There was also an uncomfortable rubbing against my bones. I was shocked! I had vaser with tumescent lipo. I could feel the heat when it went into my stomach. But after I changed the bandage the first time and saw the results....I would do it again!!! OMG. It was life changing to see that stomach gone once and for all..

I am posting here after pics and will put up...

I am posting here after pics and will put up befores once I scan them in.

A little bit more about me...I was told by several...

A little bit more about me...I was told by several plastic surgeons that I should have a full tummy tuck, but after lots of consult and thinking, I decided that I shouldnt do it. I didnt want to go under such an invasive procedure. They all said I wouldnt have the results I want unless I did it but after day one...I am sooo happy. I think I am going to be fine.

Here are my before photos.

Here are my before photos.

Here are day 3 pics and i will post my one week...

Here are day 3 pics and i will post my one week follow up pics soon too.

I am still very happy. Everyday I take off the garment I am excited to see my flat tummy. I pray it stays this way!!

I love the Marena garment except my thighs are big so it is tight around there.

I am 5'7" and I weight 163. It is the best thing I...

I am 5'7" and I weight 163. It is the best thing I have done in my life. I keep looking at my flat stomach and I am sooo happy. I went running today for the first time and I was excited about the idea of diet and more weight loss on my own. This has given me so much motivation. I hated working out, losing weight and still having that belly. It's a miracle!! And no big scar from tummy tuck!! I was scared my skin wouldnt go back because of how long I have had a belly but it is tightening up really good. I am using an all natural skin oil to make sure and pure vitamin E oil.

See the Marena garment. It is a really great...

See the Marena garment. It is a really great garment. the only downside is the hooks dig into my sides so I added gauze padding before putting on so I dont get the sores any more. It is nice and tight but doesnt cut my air. The legs are tight for me but I have big thighs.

Ok so it has been 39 days and boy am I glad I did...

Ok so it has been 39 days and boy am I glad I did this. I love my tummy. I keep thinking its going to come back. I am overjoyed. I ate a lot the first 2 weeks and went on a serious binge. I got really worried that I would undo what I did so I went on a cleanse. I feel much better. I will come of the cleanse in about 5 to 10 days. Then eating really healthy. I still think though that I need to do my flanks because I didnt do that. Then watch out!!!
Dr. Caroline Lomboy (Adora Clinic)

I felt my doctor was excellent but I really didnt see her much. Nor did she herself call me when the procedure was done. I basically spoke to a sales person first, then an assistant then the doctor. I saw the doctor at my surgery and then the assistant called me. I have an appointment with the doctor for post op but I felt like the doctor didnt listen to me as an individual. She sort of just spouted off things that she says to most patients.

3 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
3 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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Thanks for posting! I too am getting just Lipo :)
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Thanks for your review. I'm also 5'7 and weigthing 155 at the moment. I'm going to have the first appointment with a doctor to discuss my options here in Orlando on February the 8th. I want to have a liposuction but we shall see what the doctor recommends. I'm turning 40 this year, and I want to look great!!
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Congrats on your surgery.
How long were u out of work? I am getting mine done in September can't wait I need to get rid of this fat.
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Hi, just wondering how soon after surgery did you notice the change? I'm 10 days post op and no change. I'm 5"11, 160lbs. I just had a tummy that I could not get rid off.
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It was immediate. did you see above at my day 1 photos? noticeable difference right away. And I still have less stomach than originally. For some reason though my appetite has increased dramatically, so watch that.
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danapee - why did you go for liposuction. Why not tummy tuck? Can vaser with tumescent lipo also be used for tummy tuck?
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I just didnt want to have an invasive procedure. I felt that I should start here and if I didnt have good results then I would go for something more severe. But I am very happy at this point. Vaser and tumescent lipo are not a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks are more severe and actually cut away your skin. Look at some videos on youtube before you consider it. If my belly were bigger, I would have done a tummy tuck.
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Cogratulation, danapee, im researching coz im want to get it done, your result r great, im can feel your hapiness
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I'm almost 2 weeks post-op and I still wake up and wonder where my stomach went.
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Where did you get your surgery done?
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I got it done at Adora Body sculpting Clinic in Wesley Chapel.
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Hi danape, who was you Dr at Adora? I'm having my procedure done with Dr. Miles at Adora at the Palm Harbor location on December.
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Hi danapee, I'm almost 2 months post op and I wore the Marena garment. What helped me was to wear a tank top underneath the garment and take Maxi pads and put them along the zipper line. Before that I was getting the zipper mark and it was creating a bump in my skin. I no longer have to wear it everyday but I still wear it to sleep. All the best
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thanks for the info. I wish I knew that sooner because I have sores and blisters where the hooks have dug into my skin. Note to self: develop a better post-op garment for the ladies.
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where did you have your surgery and did it hurt
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danapee, I have almost your same stats, and my belly looks like yours (before obviously). I am terrified of the tummy tuck, so I am going to try vaser lipo and hopefully the results will be good as yours. You are looking great!!!!
I am scheduled on apr 26th, so nervous!!!!
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Good luck Cris. I cannot tell you how happy I am. I can't stop looking at the fat missing from my belly. Yay!!
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i have 2 very bad experiences so be very careful before you make your decision. ! was 116 pounds for over 20 years and 5 7 so very thin. I just didnt like the back of my legs and my dr said he could tighten that up with lipo after it the fat went to my stomach i never had fat on my stomach. so i went and got that off and now am putting weight on and have changed nothing in my diet. I am scared how much more i am going to gain. I exercise 5 days a week and still haave gained weight. i am so so so scared and depressed!!!
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Yikes!! That is not what I hear about the procedure. I hear that if you eat sensibly and exercise that you wont gain more weight. Can you tell me what your diet consists of?
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You look amazing! I was wondering how tall are you and how did you weigh before the lipo. I plan on getting it done myself on May 14th!
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I am 5'7" and I weight 163. It is the best thing I have done in my life. I keep looking at my flat stomach and I am sooo happy. I went running today for the first time and I was excited about the idea of diet and more weight loss on my own. This has given me so much motivation. I hated working out, losing weight and still having that belly. It's a miracle!! And no big scar from tummy tuck!! I was scared my skin wouldnt go back because of how long I have had a belly but it is tightening up really good. I am using an all natural skin oil to make sure and pure vitamin E oil.
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Hello and thanks for thinking of me. I'm ready to get it over. I'll start posting the process as I go through it
Tomorrow. Thanks a bunch good night
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tanesha, how is everything. Hope everything went well!
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tanesha, good luck for tomorrow. Ur in my prayers.
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