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6 months post op Vaser/Smart Lipo Surgery

Faith *
on 1/6/10 11:49 am, edited 1/7/10 12:11 pm

I finally worked up the nerve and decided to post "naked" before/after pics.  I am six months post op from having my love handles and upper/lower back fat removed www.vaser.com and www.smartlipo.com .  About 3 liters of fat was removed during this surgery.  I am very pleased with my results.  I would not allow the surgery to be performed on my upper tummy area because I was too afraid something may go wrong and my band would get damaged.  My employer will only cover one WLS  and I don't need anything to happen to my band...LOL!

What the heck, I decided to go ahead and post my before TT picture which was in March of 2005...if I remember correctly...8-10 pounds of skin/fat was removed. I know I did my surgeries backwards i.e. TT then Lapband but I thought having the TT would be motivation enough to make me lose the weight...NOT!
 
You can see the pics on my profile if you are a friend and if not, please click on my profile and click send a friend request and I will add you.

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~Author Unknown

mac1
on 1/6/10 11:59 am - Christiansburg, VA
Wow! you got wonderful results!  Congratulations!

 

 
HW 265/CW 127/GW 130  4/1/10

HW 265/CW 141/GW 125  6/22/11

Extended TT 2/10/10

Faith *
on 1/6/10 12:44 pm
Thanks!
n2deep
on 1/6/10 12:29 pm - XX
Lap Band on 07/14/09 with
wow!!

Be the CHANGE in the world...that you want to see 
                                         
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Faith *
on 1/6/10 12:47 pm

Now that I look at the pics...I am saying WOW.  I had to crop the "after" rear picture because booty, booty was everywhere...LOL.  No PS results are "perfect" but I am so happy with my "imperfect" results. 

GorgeousIsa
on 1/6/10 12:34 pm - Philly-delphia, PA
FAITHHHHHHHH...Thanks for sharing...I normally cannot tell the difference once someone has Lipo or whatever but your results are WONDERFUL...You look amazing.
HIGH-294CURRENT-151 GOAL-150LBS GONE-143LBS 2 GO-1 (Last weigh in 7/14)   Platics Done: Breast Reduction (5/14) Extended Tummy Tuck w/ Anchor & Brachioplasty (5/29)
Faith *
on 1/6/10 12:48 pm
Thanks Isa.  I previously shared the pictures with me in a tank top but you really could not fully see what a great job they did with the vaser/lipo surgeries. 
Creole Momma
on 1/6/10 12:37 pm - Hutto, TX
Faith, WOW!  I don't know if you remember me but we met at a meet & greet in Houston about a year ago or so.  I'm Denise.  Thanks for the information and the pics.  I would not have imagined such a change form smartlipo and I don't know what vaser is.  I will check out both sites.  I haven't yet and after I do maybe I would know the answer to this question.  Where were your surgeries?  Were you an out patient or an overnight stay?  How long before you saw results?  How much time required off from work?  I guess you can tell, I'm really interested.

Thanks,
D
Faith *
on 1/6/10 1:02 pm, edited 1/6/10 1:10 pm

I sure do remember you Denise, how are you?  To answer your questions...

Where were your surgeries?  Right here in Louisiana about 20 miles from me.

Were you an out patient or an overnight stay? It is a same day surgery.  My surgery was at 10:30 and they were done around 12:45 or so.  I was awake and talking on the phone and texting with people on BAF/OH during surgery. 

How long before you saw results?  I saw results immediately.  However, my doctor said full results may not be until six months to a year after surgery. 

How much time required off from work?  I had my surgery done near the 4th of July holiday so I would not have to use too many days.  My surgery was on Thursday, July 2nd and I was back at work on Monday, July 6th.

I will be happy to answer any other questions that you may have.

Creole Momma
on 1/6/10 1:05 pm - Hutto, TX
Thanks, Faith!  I'm reading on the Vasar site now.  Again, you look great!
beth B.
on 1/6/10 4:23 pm - cupertino, CA
Lap Band on 08/16/06 with
How was the experience of having your upper back done?  I have extra skin and fat there as well.  was it painful? did you do lypo or regular surgery?  I am 3 weeks post a lower body lift and upper thigh lift and the experience wasn't too bad.  I did not do lypo but regular surgery.

Beth B.

 

 

Faith *
on 1/6/10 8:12 pm
I had the best experience.  One of the things that made me want this type of surgery was the fact that I did not have to be put to sleep and having any type of complications is rare.  It was not painful at all just a quite a bit of draining so I had to change pads often. I had lipo done but is called www.smartlipo.com and it is different than regular lipo surgery.  I believe that my back fat was quite a bit and now I don't have any. 
Paige E.
on 1/6/10 4:58 pm - TX
Girl you are looking great!!!!!  I can't believe it's already been 6 months... seems like you just had that done!

 


~Paige~  -155lbs    (lovin' my band)   
At GOAL and BMI is healthy!!
             
                                

 

Faith *
on 1/6/10 8:13 pm
Happy New Year ((((Paige)))) I know time flies rather quickly.  How are you doing since your surgery?
M B.
on 1/6/10 6:33 pm - Warrensburg, MO
Hi Faith - would you friend me please?  I am trying what to do to address the back fat area.  Thanks!

Marilyn  
Weight at Consult - 247 / Goal weight - 145 
Current weight 158
BMI - 24
Height 5'8"
Anchor cut tummy tuck on 11/12/09

Faith *
on 1/6/10 8:14 pm

Done.

Melissa M.
on 1/6/10 7:36 pm - Seabrook, TX
Can you add me too?

Thanks!
Melissa
Faith *
on 1/6/10 8:14 pm
I just added you.
flybaby46
on 1/6/10 8:18 pm - TX
Please add me too!! Thanks
Nancy
    
     I am 5'0" tall.  Highest weight before surgery 179 lbs. Nancy McQ
L N.
on 1/6/10 9:09 pm - , CA
Hi Faith,

I too have some back fat but don't want any more ps....could you add me as a friend so I can see if the type of lipo you  had might address the areas I need to have done?? Also, can you give me an idea of cost for that type of lipo...Thanks so  much, Lynette

LN