am 46 and have had that annoying belly fat for years. After I saw the commercial for sonobello for free consult and "done under no general anesthesia" I made appointment. Jamie was my consultant and very informative and nice. After I found out the affordable price, compared to a plastic surgeon who uses general anesthesia, I signed up. I did do my research about the place and read reviews about the procedure before hand. My pre-op visit was with Dr Thiet and she was amazing. answered all my questions and concerns. She didn't sugar coat things which I liked, I like an honest answer, I didn't feel rushed at all, Procedure day Roberto took wonderful care of me. I was awake the whole time and didn't feel any pain. I had my upper/lower abs and waist done. The numbing solution they used and the way she used it really works, yes you feel whats going on but no pain, its a numbing kind of sensation. Dr Thiet talked to me t he whole time and was very concerned about my comfort. I went home in 3 hours after I walked in and in no discomfort. Just a little groggy from the preop meds. 24 hours post op I took off my bandages to change and I was amazed. I was ready to look all black and blue but I had hardly any bruising at all. Dr Thiet did a wonderful precise and gentle job. went in for my 1 week post op visit today hopping and skipping. I feel so good. I only took one pain pill on the day of the procedure before I went to bed and never again. only had discomfort when getting up from a lying or sitting position but can honestly say no pain. I love my results, and Roberto (the nurse) said this is only 30-40% of my result bc of swelling, I can't wait to see 100%. Dr Thiet is a wonderful plastic surgeon, she was knowledgeable, gentle and did a great job on my stomach. The staff at sonobello Bellaire office is wonderful, forgot to mention Amanda the receptionist who is super sweet and Amie the nurse who did my pre-op ,she rocked. I highly recommend sonobello and Dr Thiet if you just want to do some contouring on your body, totally worth it and very low discomfort, don't get me wrong, you will be sore but I never experienced any really painful moments, just remember to move around a lot and don't just lie in bed. I could have been back to work my 4th day but I do a lot of physical work including heavy lifting so waiting another week so I don't undo anything that's been done, but if you have a desk job or something that doesn't require physical stuff you can go back 4 days after procedure. One more thing, I am a nurse and was very happy with the OR and the cleanliness of the pt rooms and the way the nurses conduct themselves. OCHA/JCHO standard.
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9/15/15 My experience at Sono Bello in Bellaire, Texas was a wonderful and a very rewarding one. I first heard about Sono Bello on the radio and decided to go for a consultation. Before going to my consultation I researched the different procedures and my options. During my consultation visit all my questions and concerns were answered and I decided to schedule the procedure to treat several areas. I then asked about the doctors and was given the qualifications of all three doctors. All three of them are highly qualified, but since I had to choose one, I chose Dr. David Stapenhorst because one of his degrees is in Bioengineering and for me any degree with the word “engineering” means precision and that was key. Still not knowing the other doctors, I feel I made the right decision. Dr. Stapenhorst was thorough and very candid and honest in his evaluation. Even though we women don’t always want to hear the truth, I can really appreciate honesty. I didn’t want someone that would do anything I wanted because I was willing to pay. Roberto(RN) was amazing. From the moment he took me to the procedure room he took very good care of me. He was like a good friend and I had this wonderful feeling that he was on my side (looking out for my best interest.) Amanda at the front desk is warm and exceptionally good at her job. For me, she is the face of Sono Bello. Any procedure you do is trauma to your body so TRUST that Sono Bello will do their part to ensure your success. And if you take good care of yourself, you will be very happy and glad you made the decision to go to Sono Bello. Good Luck ! Lorena
I just want to say "Thank you!" Thank you for everything! I had a great experience from day one. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. My doctor (Thiet) was so knowledable and took charge. With her guidance we made a change in the areas I wanted to be treated and I am so grateful! Dr. Thiet gave me back my feminine curves! I love to look at my body in the mirror now. She did a wonderful job. She re-created my body! .. I love it!!! My nurse Tammi S. was completely outstanding! I love her hair!! Her care and compassion is unmatched. I felt like I was in good hands; she moved quickly yet gentle and was so efficient. My RN Laura was super cute, friendly & precise. All 3 ladies worked well together. The phone calls I received within the following days made me feel so important and "cared about." Those really meant a lot to me! Recovery was just as stated in the brochure. The pain was tolerable just as if I had sore muscles, and the medication masked the pain really well. The first day was the hardest, but each day got better. By day 3, the bleeding had stopped. The periodic emails that I'm receiving are other added sweetness! They provide and answer all of my concerns and they come right on time. Thank you Sono Bello for my experience! My only regret is waiting so long to have this procedure done. "I hated my lower body before, but I'm enjoying it now