Smartlipo to Kick-start Lifestyle Change -La Jolla, CA

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4200cc removed from trunk: lower abs, upper abs &...

4200cc removed from trunk: lower abs, upper abs & bra roll. Pain was helped by hot showers twice a day and Now water out helped the swelling. I will post front view once the bruising goes away since you can't make out the result over photo yet with all that brusing.

4 days post op.

Still draining from only one incision, loads of bruising but I bruise like fruit.

I forgot to add chin - there was a separate price for that

Chin lipo was part of the 4200ccs.

Here are the photos for that:

Dr. Flynn in UTC at Sono Bello

Here is the review I've posted on other sites:

Google: Doctor Oz can you change your body shape.

As the Dr. says (spoiler alert) you cannot. If you are a square, and lose weight, you will be a smaller square. Apple, pear or any other fruit, same thing.

Spot reduction is also known to not work. The only thing that changes your shape other than lipo or other procedures is dieting until you are underweight and all your fat stores are used up. This is not healthy, and is very hard to maintain. And as you age, the super-thin look makes you look much older than you are.

With that said, it is a personal choice to accept your body the way it is or go about changing it. I chose to change it.

Now my review:

I was Googling Smartlipo options and I found Sono Bello. I was able to chat back and forth with a rep and they asked me questions to see if I would be a good candidate for SL, and I made an appointment. I was examined by the doctor on the spot since he had a few minutes in between patients and he was very encouraging about what he thought he could do for me. I have experienced many issues that have taken a real toll on my waist and weight over the years, and he was understanding about that. I explained all prior major surgeries and any health concerns (they are very thorough about clearing you for surgery) and we went ahead and booked my procedure. They helped me through every step of the process and sent emails that explained each stage and what you can do before and after your surgery to make the process as painless and convenient as possible. The surgery itself had its moments that were less than comfortable, but I had 3200 of fat removed from my abdomen, bra roll and chin, so a larger than typical amount… but every bit worth it. I was off the pain meds after two days.

Directly after the surgery I could see a difference, and by the time I returned to work it was obvious enough for people to ask what I did! Which is good since I was looking for a real difference to those problem areas. I am 100% satisfied with my results and 110% satisfied with Dr. Flynn and his staff. They are very kind and encouraging all along the way. Just a top notch experience.

Thank you Sono Bello team!!


…… So now that I’ve had the fat removed… what now?

Google: Healthland Time (magazine) after liposuction exercise makes fat loss last

Dr. Flynn is very vocal about exercise and a healthy diet after your procedure. The staff also encourages exercise every chance they get and are all looking very healthy which is impressive and motivating. So I’m on that treadmill and you should do the same post op.


4200 cc of liquid and I believe it was 3200 cc of fat.

New photos

Feeling good, first garment way too loose, wait for stage two garment to arrive. I really need the compression.

New pics

17 Days Post Op

Face and neck looking firmer

Fish, veggies and zumba -14 lbs after surgery


Bare belly

Final procedure

I'm finished with the lipo now that I've added waist and upper abdomen. I was pretty square after the first procedure and exercised, and still stayed square. I only have the pick in the binder so far (day two) but I will post more soon. Sono Bello is awesome.

Waist before after

Orange County Plastic Surgeon

Dr. William Flynn - Sono Bello UTC

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 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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