26 Year Old Student, Front & Inner Thigh Lipo - New York, NY

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I was very skeptical , yet confident that I needed...

I was very skeptical , yet confident that I needed to get this procedure. All my life, genetics have blessed me (hah!) and family with very large thighs. Unfortunately, even after almost 3 years of consistent cardio and training, my thighs were still not were I wanted them to be. I have always dreamed of getting a procedure like this, but a surprise chain of events financially presented the opportunity and I DO NOT REGRET IT AT ALL. It was extremely painful, the recovery was tough for --legit--the first 4 weeks are the hardest. You cannot walk normal, sit, go to the restroom, or work without pain. The 1st stage garment is very hard to maneuver in and out of during the first 3 weeks. I would suggest not to go to work for at least 2 weeks; I took a full 18 days off work (Thank God I pulled that off). It wasn't until after 5 weeks that I could go about my day and if I was busy enough I wouldn't feel any pain or pings while sitting/ walking. Stage two garment was less bulky without the zippers on either side. Initially I did not want to take the pain killers, I hate all medicine, but if you don't want to get used to it, do it for the first two weeks, then go cold turkey. It was massive amounts of pain but the dependency that was growing scared me and I just did two 500mg Tylenal extra strength for the following two weeks thereafter. Now I am just about 3 months post op and I feel great. There is still some bruising in the lower inner thighs by my knees still, which is a bit annoying because its summer, but my doctor said this is normal and has given me tips to reduce darkened areas. I guess everyone heals differently, and I haven taken arnica since week 3 so that might have something to do with it. It takes a full year for a 100% recovery and I'm pretty excited to see the final product of all my pain!! I would not change anything, except doing this sooner in life. I feel great, the difference is life changing, and I'm so glad this finally happened. I loved my body before, but now I love it even more!! My doctor was fantastic, top here in New York, right on Park Avenue and I will always only have great things to say about him and all his staff.

Post Op Photo Update at 15 weeks

Can't wait for a full recovery!

28 Months Post Op

Maintain 2-3 days exercise, clean eating, sunshine activities :)
New York Plastic Surgeon

I visited a few offices before determining that Dr. Schulman was the one I would go with. He was not the lowest price at all, however you get what you pay for. He was professional, really helped me with my specific areas that I pointed out and gave me the results i wanted. The office was very clean, staff was polite and kind; the nurses at surgery were literally the best! Sweetest people ever, thoughtful, and made me feel comfortable even when I was close to tears. I felt scared that morning and even when I climbed on the operating table the tears started overflowing. They made a joke as they wiped away my tears and next thing I knew I was waking from surgery. Dr. Schulman was accessible after surgery in good time, I would call at pretty much any hour and would hear back shortly. I know my mother was nervous and probably contacted him more then she should've with worry but he was pleasant and answered all questions with patience. I'm so glad I did this surgery here in NY, just about 50 blocks were I live; very grateful I wouldn't have wanted it to be anywhere else!

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
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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