I am voluptuous, with large breasts, hips and a booty. I just want my stomach bulk reduced. I do have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, and Pernicious Anemia, so energy for working can be a struggle . I was SUPER dedicated end of last year, and even paid a trainer. I worked twice a day for 3 months closely with him, eating right, and only lost 9 pounds. Pretty disappointing. So all in all I only really care about my mid section. I do have a true coke bottle. I always have, and It's time for the REBOOT..
So, went to Dr.Su's office.. VERY CHIC... The colors and the decor to me think of mansion type breezy sea side kind of feel, with the shag rug included. Clean and just so voguish.. magazine worthy.
The receptionist was also very attractive, smiling, and dressed very nicely in black top and skirt, super friendly and fast to attend to me.
We didn't wait that long, then were called back to speak to Nicole his practice manager. We strolled into her office.. Very nice... There were about 30 before and after lipo pictures on two walls. What I loved about it, is that there were pictures of small, medium AND large people. It was refreshing to me that this Dr. doesn't discriminate by size before speaking to you and gauging your reasons.
I've see a couple of reviews and comments with people bashing him for not being a Plastic Surgeon it really makes me chuckle.. He's certified in many aesthetics and a member of the American Academy of Plastic Surgery. I ALSO found out that he gives lectures TO plastic surgeons about lipo and his innovative procedures.
The thing about it is, I see Physicians Assistants running WHOLE businesses doing Smart Lipo.
I think that whoever is on here bashing him, has personal vendetta's and need to find a seat and get in one.
I found this about Dr. Thomas Su Tampa:
*Certification in Advanced Liposuction and Body Contouring Training 11/2007
*Cynosure Smart Lipo and Laser Comprehensive Hands On 12/2007
*Advanced Aesthetic Procedures and Laser Techniques Training 11/2005
*National Procedures Institute Advanced Aesthetics Track A 12/2005
*National Procedures Institute Advanced Aesthetics Track B 12/2005
*National Procedures Institute Laser Aesthetics 12/2005
*Restylane Cosmetic Filler Concepts and Techniques 02/2006
*National Procedures Institute Sclerotherapy Training 12/2005
Hospital Committees He's On At The Time Of That Publication, Perhaps More Now:
Head of the Disciplinary Committee for Practice Guide Lines
Ethics Review Board
Specialty Physician Review Board
Peer Group Journal Reviews
Marketing for Primary Care Group
Good Samaritan Free Clinic
Community Partners with Youth
Big Brother/Big Sister
Back to Nicole, she is very cool, open minded and listened to me. She was easy to speak to. We laughed and had some girl talk. We spoke about what my expectations were. I told her what I wanted, and she was agreeable. She then instructed me to dress down to my skivvies and put on a plush robe. She left the room.
She knocked and got my ok before entering,asked me if I was ready to take pics, I said yes, and grabbed the camera. I took off the robe and we took the standard side and back view pictures. Awesome..
After that was done, she told me the Dr. would be in shortly. Dr. Su came in, introduced himself with a nice calm demeanor...he asked me what I wanted him to do... then he asked me to take my robe off. He sat down in the stool examined my skin, had me turn around to look at the back, and while I'm watching him. I could tell that he was calculating what he could do. I love that!
He gave me realistic expectations for my case. I told him I wasn't looking for perfection, but I do want a reduction and my waist back. I believe he is the best for it. Especially without using a laser and his love for art and sculpture. I have total faith in him. I saw the pictures of the bigger people and I believe that this man can work miracles..lol! I swear!!
Dr. Su and I talked at length, they showed me even MORE and MORE pictures of the bigger patients that he has served and the results are just amazing. I think that for my sanity and comfort, the money is worth it. He didn't rush me, he was very direct. Didn't come across arrogant or dismissive at all. It was really like talking to a friend.
After the conversation was finished, he told Nicole how much he was going to charge in front of me, we had an accord. He shook my hand again, and went back to work. Nicole printed me out the paperwork about pricing, pharmacy info, and expectations including comments of what he said we could expect. She didn't even ask me for a payment. lol! I asked HER when I could pay my deposit.
Everything was in a fancy shcmancy black Artistic Lipo folder with some reading material on the subject and we were off.
Here we are 5 days before my lipo, and I've paid my balance and bought all of my supplies.
Ocean Potion Burn Gel for itching
Pinapples for healing
Extra Compression Garments from DIVA'S CURVES. These garments are WELL CONSTRUCTED. Very nice.. we'll see how they do.
Etc, etc, etc.. I'm ready.
I'll post the before and after... After...lol
See you soon!