63 Years Young Mother of One Widowed - The Villages, FL

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I have had problems with my arms and belly. The...

I have had problems with my arms and belly. The arms would jiggle and were just huge and my belly after age 60 just blew up. I have had problems regulating my weight since my daughter was born and had a lot of loose skin that just seemed to fill up after age 60. My belly really got huge and was becoming a health issue. I have been struggling to lose weight with little success and when I got the neck gobbler that just pushed me over the edge. I went in to see the surgeon for the neck. I really didn't think that they would even consider lipo of my other areas as I was overweight 6'0" and 217 pounds. He (Dr. Kosowski of Bassin Clinic) told me he could help reduce my arms somewhat and get some of the belly fat off too. I was game and scheduled the surgery for Nov. 2015. I bought all my surgical aftercare garments and products, went to all my preop appts., etc. and was canceled by the doctor due to high blood pressure. I was crushed and had to go through many tests with the cardiologist to get cleared which I was after the holidays. By the time I had surgery, I was weighing in at 239 pounds, but B.P. was under control. I was scared but also so excited to be having this surgery. The surgery was done in office and took 3 hours. That was probably the toughest part as I was awake and using gas while Dr. Kosowski performed laser lipo-he did the belly first, arms then neck. There was considerable bruising as expected, soreness and swelling for the first week. I only used 6 out of the 20 pain pills prescribed to me. I am 3 weeks out of surgery and am amazed at the results. I did not do this surgery for weight loss, I just wanted to get rid of the deep belly fat that was affecting my health and challenging my weight loss efforts. I have lost 9 pounds in 3 weeks. Started walking after week one and now I am on my bike and walking pretty much daily. Nothing was covered by insurance-this was an out-of-pocket expense. I still have areas that are sore to the touch, some are lumpy and some is numb which is all to be expected. I would do this again in a heartbeat! Good luck to all of you who have scheduled your procedures! Maybe I will post some pictures if I can get them uploaded to the computer:)
Dunedin Physician

Dr. Kosowski has an impressive educational and medical background. He spent quite a bit of time with me on the consult helping me to decide what procedures would be best for my issues and skin type etc. During surgery he checked with me frequently to see how I was doing and was very encouraging.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 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
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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