No one ever knew I was a size larger on the bottom than on the top because I always wore big, loose shirts. I never took my jacket off when wearing my flight attendant uniform, except to put on my in-flight smock. I did everything I could to hide my wide hips. I was an expert at "dressing thin." When I went shopping for clothes, sales people would say, "Goodness, you're deceiving!" My slender, long neck, thin face and arms, along with long jackets gave the illusion that I was slim. I spoke with a few surgeons about liposuction, but never really felt safe with any of them until I met my doctor. He was able to see my flaws the same way I saw them, almost with an artist's eye. My surgery was actually fun as I witnessed the start of my transformation. A couple of times during the procedure he asked me to get off the table and look at myself in the mirror so we could "fine tune" the sculpting of my body. The experience changed my life. I now wear jeans with shirts tucked in! I never thought I'd be able to do that.
I've always had a very healthy diet — I ate very little meat or cheese; no peanut butter, junk food, or sugary drinks; and almost no sweets at all. I also exercised on my Nordic Track three times a week. But for some reason, I couldn't change my large, flabby thighs, sagging tummy, and wide hips. It's genetic I guess, but nothing could fix it. The doctor I decided to work with was very encouraging. When I had the surgery, it was, in many ways, the happiest day of my life. I couldn't believe the difference in my shape. I went from size 12 to a size 8. It's been two years, and I've gained some weight back because I haven't been exercising. But I still look better than I could have ever hoped to look.
After I had a baby, I was so unhappy with the way my body looked. I really needed a boost of self-esteem. A friend underwent liposuction, and I was impressed with her results. She referred me to her doctor for a consultation. He and his staff put me at ease, and answered all of my questions and concerns. I had the liposuction, and seven months later, I still get so inspired every time I look at my new, flat stomach, that I enthusiastically keep up an exercise regimen. It's the best thing that's happened to me in a long time. I'd recommend it to anyone.
I've been dieting my whole life. I was a chunky kid, and I've always been big. I'm shapely and evenly distributed, but my stomach and mid-section have always been out of control. After researching my options, I decided to try liposuction. My doctor recommended we begin conservatively, because larger cases, like me, are more risky. So I started out having the procedure on my thighs only, having 6.5 liters of fat removed. I was able to return to work four days after surgery, two of which were over a weekend. I later had my abdomen and waist liposuctioned. When I took the foam pads off after the second surgery and looked in the mirror, I saw a body that I'd never seen before. I had a waist! To me, I looked like Barbie. So far, the fat has not come back even though I'm on the road a lot and it's hard to exercise. I'm still in the lower sizes after nine months. I'm very pleased with the results. In fact, I think the whole thing's been amazing!
My 18-year-old daughter had very rounded hips which protruded a lot. It was genetic, and although she exercised and ate right, she couldn't get rid of the fat, and her self-esteem suffered immensely. We determined that liposuction was the best solution and I began looking for a doctor experienced with the procedure. After interviewing a few, we selected the physician we felt most comfortable with. My daughter's results were just fabulous. I'm so happy to see her wearing clothes that she loves, and most importantly, it gave her much more confidence. I liked her results so much that I decided to have liposuction on my stomach. I once had a Cesarean, which left a scar with sagging on both sides. The doctor evened it all out, and now I have a flat stomach and a waistline. We are both so pleased with our results and the positive effect on our self-esteem.
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