Karina H. on Birdeye
2 years ago
02/23/2021, 11:17 AM
I am past 40 (a lady never tells her true age), but thanks to great genes I look younger than my chronological age and I also have a very outgoing personality. Both my physical appearance and personality give people the impression that I am younger. I’m 5’0 feet tall and I’ve always been slender, however in the last 9 months I began taking a medication which side effect was weight gain. While on this medication, I gained approximately 28 pounds. I went from being 105lbs to 130lbs, which is a lot of weight to carry on a small frame like mine. Most of the weight gained was in my belly, which made me look as if pregnant, this made me feel horrible. I asked my doctor to change the mediation which she did, and I tried to lose the weight through healthy eating, but to no avail. One day, my 19-year-old gorgeous slender/athletic daughter came to me to ask me if she could have LipoLaser, and right away I screamed “NO”. She had gained 5lbs while attending NYU in NYC, and was frantic about it. The problem was that she has stopped exercising when the university curriculum was moved to online and all gyms were closed due to the pandemic. She was adamant about it, so I said to her “yes, but under the following conditions. For the next 3 months you are going to exercise regularly and eat healthy. If after the 3 months you still feel the same, then you can go ahead and do it.”
To my surprise, she did it! The great thing is that she was so happy with the way she looked that she desisted on the idea of having the LipoLaser, and seeing how depressed I have been about my weight gained she suggested that I do it.
I’ve heard about Sonobello for a few years on the radio on my way to work. I always thought that it was like the Fast Food version of a high-quality plastic surgery clinic. A place solely interested in taking your money and not on the quality of the work they perform. I told this to my daughter, but she suggested to give it a chance by scheduling a consultation and if I didn’t like it, then go somewhere else. I scheduled the consultation and began to search and read the reviews of prior clients which were mainly all positive. The consultation was over the phone, and I spoke to a woman named Lisa which explained the entire process and what I should expect the results to be. She also answered all of my questions and it wasn’t until the end that we discussed the cost. I was so surprised at the lack of pressure I felt from the Sonobello consultant and the care she showed when addressing all of my concerns. After the consultation I took some time to think about it, and decided to do it. I called back and there were just as nice as before. When I went to the pre-op and met with Dr. Delia, I felt even better. Besides having excellent bed-side manners, he is also a great plastic surgeon, and trust me on this because I read all of his reviews. The procedure felt easier than going to the dentist for a cleaning. The recovery time was so quick for me that all my family and friends were amazed. It has only been 2 weeks since I had the procedure, and I feel totally back to normal. I am still a bit swollen, but I can already see significant decrease in my belly. Today, I had a post-op appointment with Liliana Mercado and she was absolutely wonderful. She answered all my questions, addressed all of my concerns in a kind, respectfully professional, and caring way. I feel so grateful to all of the staff at Sonobello who took part on my procedure. They were wonderful! They are all excellent at each of their roles and truly caring. This has been a great and positive experience for me far beyond my expectations.
Wanda Karina Herrera