Wen L. on Birdeye
3 years ago
10/18/2019, 11:47 AM
I am 3 months post op of my laser liposuction with Sono Bello and my surgeon was Dr. Brian Strand. I finally looked in the mirror one last time in July 2019 & decided as the consult is free, I wanted my muffin top gone! I did go in knowing the general pricing for "getting rid of my muffin top". Sono Bello was pretty darn close to any other liposuction doctor out there in the St. Paul/MPLS area. I was advised I was going to have laser liposuction & information on that procedure was given to me, multiple before and after photos on this procedure, I was made more confident I wanted this for myself. THIS IS NOT A WEIGHT LOSS program, if YOU put food in your mouth You have to wear it off.. This is a life altering event, yes its surgery & I was informed 110% on how the procedures would be done. 10 lbs of fat is the legal limit on how much can be removed on one date. I was right at 10 lbs & was told should there be more than what my measurements show, I would have to come back for a 2nd surgery. Dr. Strand met with me & my husband a week after my consult, he sat with us over an hour explaining things, answering questions, & reexplaining things. I was completely made aware of what was to come. I also ordered body garments to assist in my healing, the RN on staff standing at my side this whole meeting was very informative & helpful, giving me great tips on what to expect day of, day after & following days of the surgery. Listen to them because a shower curtain vs a puppy pad made a huge difference upon my first night of leaking fluids from my 7 incisions. Not to mention medications needed & their timeline is important.
My husband was on board the entire time, when I was ready to get on my feet 24 hours after my surgery I wasn't able to get up off the bed. My abs were just stripped from the fat on them thus they were extremely sore. He had to pull me up by my arms the first 48 hours. I was healing fast as I was able to get up slowly on my own after 48 hours & yes I was in pain! YES liposuction does leave the area treated sore & needs to heal itself. Every person is different & heals at their own pace. So those who go back to work the next day well they didn't have 10 lbs of fat cells taken from their body. I went back to work a week later & was very careful as I was in pain & couldn't take pain meds while working. Everyday I did notice I was healing though. Its amazing!
I was swollen for 2 months, then my pants were falling off my body. Yes for real! I saw the difference in my stomach the 2nd day of post op, but now I see a completely different waist line & the appearance is just so pleasing! I still have soreness 3 months later. But its nothing compared to the first month of healing!
I have started my 3rd week of trail running! SItups are a definite no as my stomach area is still a bit sore & theres minimal swelling yet. But I am back to my workouts that I couldn't do pre op! I was too heavy. Again this isn't a weight loss program as I am only 10-11 lbs lighter. I am 4 sizes smaller in pants & look amazing. Everyone I have talked to at Sono Bello Edina has been professional, caring, knowledgeable, honest, & has answered all my questions. They have been in contact & available since the day I walked in my consult, no pressure was given. I am 150% pleased !