Will This Really Work for Me? - Tampa, FL

I am 5'6" and weigh 132lbs. The truth is I do not...

I am 5'6" and weigh 132lbs. The truth is I do not have a LOT of excess weight...I am doing this procedure with the intention of sculpting my body to look better. (ie - no loose skin at the waist when I throw on my jeans!)

When I was in my 20's I weighed aprox 190lbs and lost most of my weight thru fitness and diet - changed my life style. 4 yrs ago, I gave birth to my daughter - so again, there was a dramatic weight change.

I have found that no matter how hard I work out, I have not been able to lose or tighten areas in my stomach and inner thighs. I have a lot of loose skin especially in my thigh area that drives me crazy.

Dr. Castor did mention to me that this procedure may not fix the loose skin in my thighs, but it certainly won't make the problem any worse. I decided to do this procedure because I have worked hard on my body and I deserve for it to look it's best. Since I can't fix this in the gym - I decided to try this!

I will be doing my thighs; stomach and flanks. My appointment is on Friday - and I am a bit nervous about pain although typically I tolerate pain well. I am praying i will see significant results. i am worried about my recovery time - i am not the type of person that can stay put or rest for very long - i am counting on being up and about in a few days post. My husband says he can handle everything including the care of our 4 yr old for a couple of days so that I rest....we'll see!!

If there is anyone our there who has gotten this done that feels that they were not necessarily overweight before but needed "sculpting" - please contact me if you are willing to share your results.

Thank you!!
I will post before shots soon.

I am 5 days post. Everything seemed to be going...

I am 5 days post.
Everything seemed to be going great the 1st 3 days. I had it done on Fri Dec 7 and on Mon Dec 10 - i was ready to start cutting back on my pain meds. It was my 4 yr old daughter's bday and we decided to take her to Disney for the day - I felt fine, but just in case, altho my pain was pretty mild before leaving, I took a pill (and brought some with me just in case..) - I felt great all day until at night for the drive home - I realized that I felt very uncomfortable sitting and had to take a pain killer.
The next day (ysterday), I woke up very, very swollen - very very sore! I HAD to take pain meds - I felt like I went 2 steps backward!
Today, the swelling has continued to worsen. I can't remember ever looking this "thick"!! I am extremely uncomfortable and I have to be on pain meds otherwise, I can hardly walk without hurting.
There is no puss - and my bruising is healing well, but I am very swollen and sensitive to the touch. my garment is TIGHT!! Very itchy!! And in some areas, i am red and warm.
I sent the doctor's office an email this evening and will be chatting with them tomorrow about what is going on with me.
Very strange...
Tampa Plastic Surgeon

as of right now this is a bit of an unfair rating..and i will likely edit it, but i cannot judge the dr on his after care fairly for now; or responsiveness, courtesy, etc. i imagine there will be no issues and i will re-rate Dr. Castor well.... stay tuned...=]

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 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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