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Liposuction - BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

All photographs are of actual patients of the Swanson Center and show actual results. Photographs have not been artificially enhanced. All testimonials are actual statements made by these patients. Patients are presented by increasing fat volume removed at surgery, women followed by men.

L.M. (Age 39) - Dog Groomer
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Abdomen and Flanks
Height 5' 6"
Before Weight 142
After Weight 135.5
 
Clothing Size Before 8
Clothing Size After 8
BMI 22.6
Volume 1000cc
Before, 4 mos. after
Before, 4 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient ran six miles, three times a week, but was unable to improve the contour of her tummy and hips. She was concerned about postoperative nausea because she experienced vomiting after an appendectomy. She was gratified that she had no nausea after this procedure. At her one-week postoperative appointment, she asked about lumpiness she could feel in the lower abdomen. I reassured her that this was swelling and would soften with time. She was pleased with the improvement in her shape. The creases of the upper flanks, seen on the back view, were almost eliminated.

J.J. (Age 24) - Student
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of the Abdomen, Flanks and Axillae
Height 5' 4"
Before Weight 127
After Weight
 
Clothing Size Before Size 4/6
Clothing Size After Size 2/4
BMI 21.5
Volume 1300cc
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
 
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
 
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
 
 
Comments: This patient felt uncomfortable wearing a bikini before surgery. She was in a bikini before her one-month follow-up visit and said she already “loved” the result. She reported a major improvement in self-esteem.

A.L. (Age 32) - Bartender
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of the Abdomen, Flanks, Inner Thighs and Arms. Excision of Multiple Skin Lesions of Neck and Body, Breast Lift, and Breast Implants
Height 5' 2"
Before Weight 149
After Weight 137
 
Clothing Size Before Size "Tight 12"
Clothing Size After Size "Loose"10
BMI 26.8
Volume 1475cc
Before, 8 mos. after, 3 mos. after touch-up
Before, 8 mos. after, 3 mos. after touch-up
 
Before, 8 mos. after, 3 mos. after touch-up
Before, 8 mos. after, 3 mos. after touch-up
 
8 mos. after
8 mos. after
 
 
Comments: This 32 year-old mother of three was 5’2” tall. After liposuction and a breast lift, she looks leaner. Her torso appears longer and she looks taller. She has improved muscle definition.

C.M. (Age 31) - Real Estate
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction ofAbdomen and Flanks - Hispanic
Height 5' 2"
Before Weight
After Weight 124
 
Clothing Size Before Size 8/9
Clothing Size After Size 8/9
BMI 25
Volume 1500cc
Before, 6.5 mos. after
Before, 6.5 mos. after
 
Before, 6.5 mos. after
Before, 6.5 mos. after
   
 
Comments: This Hispanic patient had always been bothered by excess fullness of her tummy and hips. She was apprehensive about having surgery because she had not had surgery before. She waited two years before proceeding.

J.P. (Age 44)
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: First Procedure: Ultrasonic Liposuction of the Thighs. Second Procedure: Ultrasonic Liposuction, Flanks and Knees and Touchup Liposuction Liposuction
Height 5' 2"
Before Weight 118.5
After Weight 122.5
 
Clothing Size Before Size 2/4
Clothing Size After Size 2/4
BMI 21.3
Volume 1650cc
Before, 1 yr. after first procedure (6 mos. after second procedure)
Before, 1 yr. after first procedure (6 mos. after second procedure)
     
 
Comments: This patient had liposuction in stages. First she had her thighs treated. Then she returned for liposuction of the other areas of the lower body. She told me she went out for dinner with her husband and another couple the day after her second procedure.

K.M. (Age 27) - Nurse
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction Lower Body, and Breast Augmentation. Touchup: Liposuction of the Abdomen, Flanks, Inner Thighs, Left Outer and Posterior Thighs
Height 5' 3"
Before Weight 130
After Weight 129
 
Clothing Size Before Size 6/8
Clothing Size After Size 4
BMI 22.6
Volume 1800cc
Before, 9 mos. after, 5 mos. after touch-up
Before, 9 mos. after, 5 mos. after touch-up
 
Close-up
Close-up
 
Showing hip scar
Showing hip scar
 
Before, 9 mos. after, 5 mos. after touch-up
Before, 9 mos. after, 5 mos. after touch-up
 
Comments: This 27 year-old nurse dropped from a size 8 to a size 4. She had a simultaneous breast augmentation. She was pleased that the incisions were almost invisible.

K.K. (Age 28) - Physical Therapist
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Lower Body
Height 5' 8"
Before Weight 128
After Weight 126.5
 
Clothing Size Before Size 6
Clothing Size After Size 6
BMI 19.2
Volume 1875cc
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
 
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
 
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
 
 
Comments: This patient had an excellent skin response after ultrasonic liposuction, in addition to correction of her areas of fatty excess. Her waist measurement dropped from 71 cm to 66 cm (2 inches). Her thigh circumference also dropped five centimeters on either side. Cellulite of the outer and posterior thighs is improved.

M.C. (Age 22) - Student
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Abdomen, Flanks, Inner Thighs, Arms, and Axillae. Submental Lipectomy.
Height 5' 4"
Before Weight 150
After Weight 128
 
Clothing Size Before
Clothing Size After
BMI 25.3
Volume 2400cc
Before, 1 yr. after
Before, 1 yr. after
 
Before, 1 yr. after
Before, 1 yr. after
 
Before, 1 yr. after
Before, 1 yr. after
 
Before, 1 yr. after
Before, 1 yr. after
 
Comments: This student had an “apple” body type. Her arms and axillae were treated simultaneously.

N.W. (Age 33) - Consultant/Part Time Aerobics Instructor
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Lower Body
Height 5' 7"
Before Weight 166
After Weight 167.5
 
Clothing Size Before Size 12
Clothing Size After Size 12
BMI 25.6
Volume 2450cc
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
     
 
Comments: She said her upper body had never been the same size as her lower body. Despite a modest weight gain after surgery, her proportions are now balanced.

C.G. (Age 30) - Yellow Pages Sales Rep
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Liposuction of Lower Body. Touchup Liposuction of Thighs and Hips, and Touchup Liposuction of Posterior Thighs (with local anesthetic).
Height 5' 8"
Before Weight 144
After Weight 140
 
Clothing Size Before
Clothing Size After
BMI 21.7
Volume 2475cc
Before, 13 mos. after (3 mos. after touch-up)
Before, 13 mos. after (3 mos. after touch-up)
 
Before, 13 mos. after (3 mos. after touch-up)
Before, 13 mos. after (3 mos. after touch-up)
   
 
Testimonial: "I have always worked out and tried to maintain the same type of body weight that is good for me and just through heredity, I got a couple of areas that I did want to change. I had a girlfriend that had liposuction and she was happy and gave me the name of Dr. Swanson. I contacted his office and felt very comfortable about my decision. I was very pleased with the results. What I couldn't do physically I changed surgically. I would tell anyone interested to go ahead and take the plunge."

H.E. (Age 22) - Realtor/Mother
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Liposuction of Lower Body (no knees). Touchup Lower Buttocks.
Height 5' 5"
Before Weight 128
After Weight 120
 
Clothing Size Before Size 8
Clothing Size After Size 5
BMI 20.6
Volume 2600cc
Before, 2 yrs. after, 1 yr. after touch-up
Before, 2 yrs. after, 1 yr. after touch-up
 
Before, 2 yrs. after, 1 yr. after touch-up
Before, 2 yrs. after, 1 yr. after touch-up
 
Before, 2 yrs. after, 11.5 yrs. after
Before, 2 yrs. after, 11.5 yrs. after
 
 
Comments: This patient modeled part-time and was embarrassed asking for a size 8. She dropped to a 4/6 after liposuction. She is seen at two years after surgery and eleven years after liposuction. Between these pictures she had two pregnancies. This shows that future pregnancies do not detract from the results of liposuction, although obviously the abdominal skin and muscles are stretched. This is because pregnancy does not cause more fat cells, so the result of liposuction is not compromised.

Testimonial: I was uncomfortable wearing a bathing suit. I could lose weight everywhere except in my thighs and bottom. To try to get rid of the extra fat, I would lose weight and my face would get thin and drawn. My friends thought I was looking too thin and I didn't feel good either.

In high school and college I did some modeling part time. But I had trouble with the clothing. From my appearance, people thought I was smaller than I really was and it was embarrassing not being able to fit the clothes, but what could I do?

Liposuction seemed to be the only answer. The surgery wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. After liposuction, I went from a size 6 to a size 4, which I think is my natural size. Now I find when I lose weight, I lose it all over. I had my liposuction six years ago and have since gotten married and had a baby girl. After my pregnancy, I am still a size 4. The extra fat has not come back. I'm thirteen weeks pregnant now with my second child. I'm very happy that I had this done."

E.G. (Age 21) - Student
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Lower Body and Submental lipectomy
Height 5' 5"
Before Weight 157
After Weight 150
 
Clothing Size Before Size 6
Clothing Size After Size 6
BMI 25.7
Volume 2700cc
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This college student played varsity basketball, was very athletic, but could do nothing about her unflattering bulges. After surgery she thought she looked more attractive and could wear clothing that complimented her feminine form. Her parents were glad to see her stop wearing baggy, loose-fitting clothes.

T.M. (Age 23) - Pharmacist
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Abdomen, Flanks, Inner Thighs, Arms, and Submental Lipectomy. Touchup: Abdomen and Flanks.
Height 5' 2"
Before Weight 151.5
After Weight 143
 
Clothing Size Before Size 10
Clothing Size After
BMI 24.4
Volume 3150cc
Before, 9 mos. after, 3 mos. after touch-up
Before, 9 mos. after, 3 mos. after touch-up
 
Before, 9 mos. after, 3 mos. after touch-up
Before, 9 mos. after, 3 mos. after touch-up
 
Before, 9 mos. after, 3 mos. after touch-up
Before, 9 mos. after, 3 mos. after touch-up
 
 
Comments: This 23 year-old pharmacist was embarrassed by her body shape. Liposuction has improved her figure and given the illusion of fuller and more curvaceous buttocks. An abdominoplasty would have eliminated the skin laxity and stretch marks, but the patient was planning on having children, so this was deferred. Despite poor elasticity, she demonstrates good contraction of the abdominal skin, although she still has stretch marks. At the time of her postoperative appointment, this patient’s weight was 143 pounds, representing an 8.5 pound weight loss, which corresponds to the weight of the fat tissue removed. This means her caloric consumption versus expenditure has remained just about even, and the difference in body shape is a true representation of the effects of liposuction without any superimposed weight gain or loss.

B.D. (Age 43) - Realtor
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Lower Body, Arms and Axillae. Breast Augmentation, Scar Revision of Upper Chest, Excision of Facial Skin Lesion.
Height 5' 3"
Before Weight 138
After Weight 142
 
Clothing Size Before Size 8
Clothing Size After Size 4
BMI 23.9
Volume 3250cc
Before, 6 wks. after
Before, 6 wks. after
 
Before, 6 wks. after
Before, 6 wks. after
 
16 mos. after
16 mos. after
 
6 days after
6 days after
 
Comments: This patient had a simultaneous breast augmentation. She requested a large breast size to restore volume lost after her pregnancies. She did not take any prescription painkillers after the first day after surgery. She is wearing the garment and bra and has the expected degree of bruising six days after surgery. She is shown 6 weeks after surgery with loose fitting jeans. By her three-month appointment, she had dropped from a size 8 to a size 4. Her skin tone before surgery is not ideal – she has moderate laxity consistent with her age and four children. After ultrasonic liposuction, her skin tone has noticeably improved.

J.B. (Age 29) - Manager of Antique Store
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Liposuction of Lower Body.Revision of Breast Scars. Ultrasonic Touchup of Abdomen, Outer Thighs, and Flanks. Ultrasonic Liposuction of Upper Arms.
Height 5' 8"
Before Weight 147
After Weight
 
Clothing Size Before
Clothing Size After
BMI 22.1
Volume 3425cc
Before, 9 mos. after
Before, 9 mos. after
 
Before, 9 mos. after
Before, 9 mos. after
 
Before, 9 mos. after
Before, 9 mos. after
 
 
Testimonial: "I work out on a regular basis. I'm healthy and have done everything that I thought I could to put my body into the best shape that I could. It just seemed like, no matter what I did, I couldn't lose the last little bit of excess weight I was carrying in my stomach and my hips. Liposuction has made a great difference. I love the way I look now in a swimming suit. My stomach is flat. It's just the way I had always imagined that it would be."

A.S. (Age 28) - Claims Adjuster
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Lower Body. Excision of Skin Lesions of Left Flank and Perineum. Revision of Umbilical Scar and Touchup Lower Body.
Height 5' 4"
Before Weight 137.5
After Weight
 
Clothing Size Before
Clothing Size After
BMI 23.2
Volume 3650cc
Before, 1 yr. after
Before, 1 yr. after
 
Before, 1 yr. after
Before, 1 yr. after
 
Before, 1 yr. after
Before, 1 yr. after
 
 
Comments: She reported numerous compliments at her 3-month postoperative appointment. She wondered if plastic surgery was “addicting.” She returned for a breast augmentation and had a touchup liposuction simultaneously.

M.H. (Age 54) - Homemaker
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Lower Body, Arms, and Axillae. Excision of Skin Lesion on Right Flank.
Height 5' 7"
Before Weight 145
After Weight 145
 
Clothing Size Before Size 10
Clothing Size After Size 6/8
BMI 22.3
Volume 3800cc
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
 
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
 
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
 
 
Comments: This 54 year-old decided to have liposuction after seeing what it did for her husband. She had excellent skin tone. She exercised daily. She was pleased to be able to fit pants that she had not worn in years. Her contours are improved “from top to bottom” and from every angle. This is the advantage of comprehensive liposuction of the lower body, which is performed circumferentially from the level of the ribcage to the knees.

T.F. (Age 26) - Registered Nurse
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Liposuction of Lower Body. Submental Lipectomy. Touchup of Abdomen, Hips, Inner Thighs, and Right Posterior Thigh
Height 5' 7"
Before Weight 166
After Weight
 
Clothing Size Before
Clothing Size After
BMI 25.6
Volume 4225cc
Before, 11 mos. after (5 mos. after touch-up)
Before, 11 mos. after (5 mos. after touch-up)
 
Before, 11 mos. after (5 mos. after touch-up)
Before, 11 mos. after (5 mos. after touch-up)
 
Before, 11 mos. after (5 mos. after touch-up)
Before, 11 mos. after (5 mos. after touch-up)
 
 
Testimonial: "I was interested in lipo after I had a disease where I had to be on prednisone. I gained weight and couldn't fit in any of my clothes. I wanted to see what could be done for me. The procedure helped a lot. My clothes fit again. It's an ego boost. It makes you feel a lot better. I feel like I have more control over my life and can make it better. This is an incentive to exercise and get even more in shape. I was feeling I couldn't make a difference. Now things are falling into place. I feel a lot better when I go shopping. It's an elective surgery, but it's still surgery. You can't expect that you'll get the inches off and not have to do anything. You still have to work at it. I can exercise without wearing a big old sweatsuit."

D.S. (Age 49) - Assisted Living Administrator
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Lower Body, Arms and Axillae
Height 5' 5"
Before Weight 187
After Weight 184
 
Clothing Size Before Size 20
Clothing Size After Size 14/16
BMI 30.6
Volume 4300cc
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
 
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
   
 
Comments: This patient had five children, ages 15 to 28. She came for liposuction after her daughter had it done. She was aware that liposuction would reduce her areas of extra fat, but would not treat her skin laxity, and that she was a candidate for an abdominoplasty. She dropped two sizes after surgery. She is considering having a breast augmentation and tummy tuck in the future. She still has skin laxity, but it has not been made worse by liposuction and there appears to be a modest degree of skin contraction. Her arm pictures can be seen in the “Arm Liposuction” section.

C.H. (Age 52) - Massage Therapist
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Lower Body, Arms, Axillae, and Submental Lipectomy.
Height 5' 5"
Before Weight 157
After Weight
 
Clothing Size Before
Clothing Size After
BMI 25.7
Volume 4350cc
Before, 1 mo. after
Before, 1 mo. after
 
Before, 1 mo. after
Before, 1 mo. after
 
1 mo. after
1 mo. after
 
 
Testimonial: "I go to Hawaii regularly and spend a lot of time in a swimming suit. It seemed I was always on a diet. I was frustrated and thought it was time to stop the endless dieting. My sisters encouraged me to go ahead with liposuction. I decided to have my arms and chin treated at the same time as my tummy and thighs. The new carpeting at home would just have to wait. I'd had trouble before with nausea after anesthetics. So when I woke up after surgery, my first thought was, "Oh, good. I'm not feeling sick." The first three days were the only tough part. After that, I didn't need the painkillers anymore. I felt like I needed to wear the girdle. Sometimes I would feel pulling at the small incisions under my arms but now this has gone away.

It's been a month now since my surgery. I started as a size 14 and I'm down to a size 10 already. I'm wearing things I haven't been able to fit in years. The results are actually better than I expected. Everywhere seems to be smaller. I love it. I feel like I'm forty. My husband says he married Miss America. I don't know about that, but I think my whole body looks good now."

E.G. (Age 33) - Dental Hygienist
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Liposuction of lower body, touchup outer and posterior thighs. Scar revision, right hip.
Height
Before Weight 125 lbs.
After Weight 117 lbs.
 
Clothing Size Before
Clothing Size After
BMI 21.7
Volume 4550cc
Before, 19 mos. after, 14 mos. after touch-up
Before, 19 mos. after, 14 mos. after touch-up
 
Before, 19 mos. after, 14 mos. after touch-up
Before, 19 mos. after, 14 mos. after touch-up
   
 
Testimonial: I wanted to get rid of the saddlebags on my thighs. My husband and I scuba dive and the wet suit was always tight on the bottom and loose on top. After surgery, before the swelling set in, I got a glimpse of what I was going to look like and I thought, wow! This is going to be great. I was really pleased with what I was seeing in the mirror. Now I=m the same size top and bottom.

The surgery was 18 months ago and I love my new body. It does wonders for my self-confidence. I got my first new swimsuit a month ago. Shopping for it was actually fun. My saddlebags are gone and I just feel better about myself!

T.M. (Age 34) - Office Manager
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Lower Body including Calves. Breast Augmentation.
Height 5' 2"
Before Weight 125
After Weight 125
 
Clothing Size Before
Clothing Size After
BMI 22.5
Volume 5325cc
Before, 8 yrs. after
Before, 8 yrs. after
 
Before, 8 yrs. after
Before, 8 yrs. after
 
Before, 8 yrs. after
Before, 8 yrs. after
 
 
Comments: This patient was 5’2” tall and weighed 125 pounds. But her inherited pear-shaped fat distribution made her look much heavier. A breast augmentation was done simultaneously, further improving her proportions and defeating the pear shape that had plagued her. She had an old abdominal scar from previous surgery. Her shape and skin tone are unchanged 8 years later.

Testimonial: "I vividly remember in third grade noticing that my sisters were tall and lanky. Not me. I wanted bigger breasts and lankier legs. I was always very self-conscious about my body, and embarrassed by it.
I was doing this strictly for myself. As an adult, I could make this decision. I interviewed several surgeons. I had a little bit of pain, but the outcome was well worth it.
After my surgery, my self esteem really increased a lot. I had surgery two years ago. I still feel a lot better about myself. I don't have to have my clothes altered anymore. I have a lot more self confidence. I feel better about my body. I feel like I'm at least worth looking at now.
I had an old scar on my abdomen from a car wreck when I was seventeen. It was wide and long. Dr. Swanson did a scar revision. Now it lays down. I can even wear a two-piece swimsuit. I'm really pleased with the results. After lipo, my clothes fit much better. I'm a perfect size four now. I wish I could have done this when I was nineteen. It would have changed my life."


R.U. (Age 29)
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of the Lower Body and Arms. Touchup of the Lower Body. Touchup of Hips and Thighs.
Height 5' 3"
Before Weight 164
After Weight 135
 
Clothing Size Before 16/18
Clothing Size After 8
BMI 28.5
Volume 5900cc
Before, 2.5 yrs. after (5 mos. after second touch-up)
Before, 2.5 yrs. after (5 mos. after second touch-up)
     
 
Comments: This 29 year-old patient exemplifies the maximum results that may be achieved by surgery combined with weight loss. Unlike the other patients in this section, whose postoperative photos reflect the benefits of liposuction alone, her "After" pictures demonstrate the culmination of diet, exercise and liposuction. She lost 30 pounds and dropped from a size 16 to a size 8. She has had two caesarean sections. She became an avid cyclist, cycling across the state of Kansas. She has hyperpigmentation at some of the liposuction sites, probably due to UV exposure. She reported a "world of difference" psychologically.

J.T. (Age 45) - Sales
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Abdomen and Flanks. Submental Lipectomy
Height 5' 11"
Before Weight 198
After Weight 190
 
Clothing Size Before 35"
Clothing Size After 34"
BMI 27.2
Volume 900cc
Before, 6 mos. after
Before, 6 mos. after
 
Before, 6 mos. after
Before, 6 mos. after
 
Before, 6 mos. after
Before, 6 mos. after
 
 
Comments: This patient worked out regularly but could not seem to get rid of extra fat of the abdomen and flanks. He dropped from a 35 inch waist to a 33 inch waist after liposuction. He started walking on a treadmill one week after surgery.

J.C. (Age 39) - Medical Sales
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Liposuction of Abdomen and Flanks
Height 5'9"
Before Weight 193 lbs.
After Weight 193 lbs.
 
Clothing Size Before
Clothing Size After
BMI 28.0
Volume 925cc
Before, 6 wks. after
Before, 6 wks. after
 
Before, 6 wks. after
Before, 6 wks. after
 
Before, 6 wks. after
Before, 6 wks. after
 
 
Comments: This 39 year-old former Mr. Atlanta had continued to work out regularly. He kept lean, and had a low body fat of 8%. Many men would accept his before appearance, but he was a perfectionist. He wanted a ripped abdomen and no more love handles. The improved definition is visible six weeks after surgery. His incisions are still visible, but are starting to fade.

P.K. (Age 24) - Personal Trainer/Body Builder
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Body Builder: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Abdomen and Flanks
Height 6' 0"
Before Weight 200
After Weight
 
Clothing Size Before
Clothing Size After
BMI 26.6
Volume 1600cc
Before, 1 yr. after
Before, 1 yr. after
     
 
Comments: Despite a 12% body fat percentage, this fitness director and personal trainer could not get the abdominal definition he desired. After liposuction, and additional training, he won his category in a body-building competition.

J.N. (Age 31) - Store Manager
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic liposuction of Abdomen, Flanks, and Breasts
Height 5' 7"
Before Weight 165
After Weight 171
 
Clothing Size Before 34
Clothing Size After 31/32
BMI 25.4
Volume 1800cc
Before, 9 mos. after
Before, 9 mos. after
 
Before, 9 mos. after
Before, 9 mos. after
   
 
Testimonial: “I work out all the time and I still couldn’t get rid of the love handles around my waist. I’d heard about liposuction, but waited a year before I finally made an appointment with the surgeon. Now I wish I’d had it done sooner because it’s great. I can now wear spandex to ride my bike. And I didn’t mind when I had to buy new jeans because I’d lost two inches around my waist.”

K.H. (Age 54) - Art Gallery Owner
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Abdomen and Flanks
Height 5' 11"
Before Weight 198
After Weight
 
Clothing Size Before 36
Clothing Size After 33
BMI 27.2
Volume 1825cc
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
 
Before, 2 mos. after
Before, 2 mos. after
 
2 mos. after
2 mos. after
 
 
Testimonial: “At 53, I thought I was doing alright. I worked out with a punching bag three times a week. Nevertheless, I couldn’t get rid of extra fat around my abdomen and sides. I was sore and swollen for awhile, but I got back to work after only a few days. One month after surgery, I had dropped from a 36 waist size to a 33. The love handles were gone. Now I look like I’m in good shape. I’m looking forward to wearing a bathing suit again.”

J.S. (Age 59) - Small Business Owner
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Liposuction Abdomen, Flanks, Inner and Outer Thighs and Knees.
Height 5' 10"
Before Weight 164
After Weight
 
Clothing Size Before 38
Clothing Size After 33
BMI 23.2
Volume 1825cc
Before, 4 mos. after
Before, 4 mos. after
 
Before, 4 mos. after
Before, 4 mos. after
 
Before, 4 mos. after
Before, 4 mos. after
 
 
Testimonial: "I had liposuction on my flanks, my abdomen, and my inner thighs. About ten years ago, I began to accumulate a lot around my waist and other areas where I wasn't getting much exercise. I got to the point where I was really miserable. I had grown out of all of my pants. I couldn't get any of them on any more, except for new ones that I would buy that would fit me. I couldn't bend over without just feeling really miserable and hardly being able to get my breath. I really hadn't had very much success as far as dieting or exercise. Although I had done both, I never had any immediate or lasting results from it. I thought this might be a tough way to go, but I got it done, and have it behind me.

Now that it is over, I am really glad that I had it done. Anytime I am able to get into another pair of trousers (that I had grown out of), I more or less have decided that just discounts my bill. I am able to get back into most of the clothes that I wasn't able to wear any more. I have gotten away from that full feeling and not being able to bend over comfortably and feel a lot better about myself too. We were in Cancun about a year ago and,when I put on my swim suit, I felt like I was just draping out all over my suit. Now that has definitely changed! I am looking forward to going back again this fall. To anyone who is hearing or seeing me, I would say that if you have a problem like that (growing out of your wardrobe or just feeling miserable because cannot get rid of extra fat through dieting or exercise alone), I think liposuction is a viable solution. Diet and exercise need to accompany even liposuction after it is all done. I think a person needs to stay in shape, not allow the ravages of time to take effect and lose the benefit that you have achieved. I think it is a viable solution for anyone who has those things in mind. The first two days you feel like you have been beat up and run over by a truck, but it is definitely worth it. (I think, you know with the medications that you can take.)

Of course, you can imagine I was pretty anxious to see what the results were going to be once I got healed up. I was really gratified when I first put on my trousers, and I pulled my belt up five notches beyond where I had worn it before. After measuring, I discovered that I had gone from about a 38 to about a 33 on the waist.”

D.D. (Age 45) - Auto Assembly Worker
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Liposuction of Abdomen and Flanks
Height 6' 2"
Before Weight 195
After Weight
 
Clothing Size Before
Clothing Size After
BMI 24.6
Volume 1925cc
Before, 4 mos. after
Before, 4 mos. after
 
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Comments: This 45 year old male had lost weight recently. He demonstrated the expected loss of skin tone of his abdomen. In the past, I may have recommended an abdominoplasty. However, his abdominal skin has contracted nicely after liposuction. He said his result was “nothing short of miraculous.”

L.M. (Age 37) - Restaurant Owner
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction, Abdomen, Flanks, Submental Lipectomy and Jowl Augmentation.
Height 6' 0"
Before Weight 238
After Weight 204
 
Clothing Size Before 40
Clothing Size After 37
BMI 31.6
Volume 2000cc
Before, 6 mos. after
Before, 6 mos. after
 
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6 mos. after
6 mos. after
 
 
Comments: This patient also had a submental lipectomy and jowl implant. He drove himself to his appointment the day after surgery. He said that now that he was seeing some results, he was very motivated to stay in shape. The love handles have been eliminated along with the skin creases. It now looks like “he has a butt.” In both men and women, liposuction of the flanks reduces these bulges, giving the illusion of a fuller butt.

S.P. (Age 55) - Teacher/Farmer
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic liposuction of Abdomen, Flanks, and Breasts.
Height 6' 1"
Before Weight 232
After Weight 210
 
Clothing Size Before 40
Clothing Size After 36 (loose)
BMI 29.4
Volume 2050cc
Before, 5 mos. after
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Comments: This 55 year-old teacher and part-time farmer had recently lost his wife to cancer. He said he had been undergoing some lifestyle changes. He quit smoking, started watching his diet and exercising. He had liposuction before the spring break so he could take a week off. At his appointment four days after surgery he admitted he had been driving his tractor and doing some work around the farm. He wore snug-fitting “Under Armour®” garments. At his last follow-up appointment, he told me he was dating a much younger woman. No doubt that provided some extra motivation.

W.C. (Age 50) - Sales
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Abdomen and Flanks. Submental Lipectomy.
Height 5' 10"
Before Weight 217
After Weight 210
 
Clothing Size Before 38
Clothing Size After 36
BMI 30.7
Volume 2150cc
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
     
 
Comments: This patient was aware that he was overweight. He said that even when he was lighter, he had these areas of excess fullness. He understood that a combination of weight loss and liposuction was needed. He returned to work five days after surgery.

J.G. (Age 40) - VP; Educational Resources
Procedure: Liposuction
Description: Ultrasonic Liposuction of Abdomen, Flanks, Breasts, and Axillae. Subcutaneous Mastectomies.Submental Lipectomy.Jowl Augmentation
Height 5' 8"
Before Weight 170
After Weight 156
 
Clothing Size Before 32
Clothing Size After 32
BMI 25.5
Volume 2200cc
Before, 3 mos. after
Before, 3 mos. after
 
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Comments: This patient also had excess breast tissue, “gynecomastia”, which was treated simultaneously with an excisional procedure, “subcutaneous mastectomies”, in addition to ultrasonic liposuction. The two techniques are commonly used together to provide a smooth chest contour.


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