Vaser Lipo Flanks, Hips, Inner and Outer Thighs, Knees - Pasadena CA

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I have always been unhappy with my saddle bags...

I have always been unhappy with my saddle bags since being a teen. It was one of my dreams to get my thighs and my knees shaped.
I have may be 2 dresses in my wardrobe, and no shorts at all, because I just couldn't wear it, though I can't say I am too ugly or way too fat. I actually went down from 156 lbs to 123 and then back up to 136 in 2 years. So I've been constantly working on pursuing good shape and body that I want.

At this point, after I worked so hard on loosing weight and earning money for lipo, I thought I was ready for it. I was dreaming about getting it done for many years and then few more years I was premeditating on getting it done and then I was really thinking for another year when and where I will get it done.

So I've done it and now I am not sure if it was worth it and I will see the results I so much dreamed of.

My right side is bigger than the left one...

My right side is bigger than the left one, and I am not happy with the inner line of my thighs. It is straight and there is bulging area right above where my "knees" area was done.
Overall I look slimmer, but I still wouldn't be confident to wear skirts, shorts or I don't see the point of everything then.
Will see my doc by the end of the month and will see what she says.

Overall I am happy with my lipo.

Going through surgical procedure is often not easy (from my personal experience and reading other reviews), especially if you didn't look that bad in the first place and if done wrongly, your appearance can go worse than better.
Today, I can totally say that I am happy, that I had the courage to go through body sculpting with Athenix and Dr. Odunze (she wasn't board certified at that time, which I didn't know was important).
My body shape looks great and natural whether I maintain my weight or gain a little. I had no lumps and the blooish skin color that I had right after the surgery and was so worried about, is now a normal color.

There are few regrets though. I feel like my result could have been better if I was informed better by the stuff of what I needed to do before and about after care. And also some of my scars didn't heal properly, I don't know if that was doctor's fault or just a bad luck.

The bottom line, if I had to do it again, I would totally do it.

I didn't go to too many places, haven't checked the prices or multiple reviews, I kind of already settled with the institute I picked in my mind few years ago. I was disappointed on the day of the consultation. It was not thorough, was not very informative, many things I've learned afterwards and some of them I should of known before, it could make a difference in my decision on areas, and my healing. Everybody in the office is super nice and sweet, but didn't feel genuine and approach didn't feel personal. I kind of felt like one of the many that come there and it was not a big deal, as if I was buying some groceries. I am an out of town patient and first time ever having any kind of surgery in my life. A lot of things were not told on time and preparation (blood work, taking or not taking supplements, settling down on areas) didn't go smooth. Though again, everybody in the office was super nice even when I got upset with them. I wanted it done so much, I closed my eyes on everything. The doc didn't seem too personal as well, but I read some great reviews about her and she looked confident like she knows what she is doing. So I forgot about all the small details that add to a big picture and got it done. The procedure itself was painful. Lots of pain! I don't know if I wasn't numbed enough, or not sedated enough, but at some point I tried to push them away. They took 1800cc out of me. I leaked a lot afterwards. It was a good idea, that I got a hotel instead of staying at my friends apt, because I bled the whole bad and all over the bathroom. The doctor called my friend at around 3 am to see if I was ok. That was nice of her on one hand but on the other made us think, that something went wrong during the procedure that she felt she had to check on me at 3 in the morning! I bled for a day and a little more on the second day. I was in bad pain for 2 days, today I am only sore especially when changing positions from sitting to standing and opposite. I am almost completely blue from bruises from the waist to my knees and the swelling is bad. I came into the office today, because they forgot to offer me to buy a cream from scars, I remembered only today. And today, 3 days after op, they told me I could actually have taken some arnica pills to reduce the swelling.....Ohhh I wish I knew that before the surgery, like it says on instruction to the pills I should of taken it before the surgery!!! Anyways, it is done, the money is spent, time is spent, I hope and pray, the result will be desired and I will be able to update my review to a more positive one later on.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 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
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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