For many years after having kids (2- 19 and 16 years old) I always joked with my husband about getting liposuction and he always told me “no you need to put in the effort in to try to lose the weight and get your shape back” well having babies and being a working mom there wasn’t much time to focus on strictly myself without the guilt so not much happened. Then six years ago I finally got serious about putting in the effort I started running and that turned into training and running marathons along with various other activities, my body wasn’t really changing although I went from a size 10-12 down to a size 6-8 and would lose a little bit of weight but always had the “spare tire” around the waist and upper abdomen. During this last summer I was training for my seventh marathon and my husband could see and finally understand my frustration. I told him I was going to at least go in for a consultation for body sculpting. I had researched some places and that’s when I choose Sono Bello. In September made the appointment for the consultation that’s when I met Liz Downie, she was very helpful in helping me understand what would be best for what I was looking for. I wasn’t 100% ready to go all in at that time as I had to do the home work and run all this by my husband you see if he wasn’t on board then I wasn’t ( I want him to be just as happy as I). Prior to my procedure I met with Dr Nees to go over what areas will be done and get my before pics taken. My appointment was scheduled for Nov 6th 2015 …. I was scheduled to have tumescent Liposuction done on my upper/lower abdomen, waist and inner thighs. I went in ready and not fully knowing what the outcome was going to be, how I’d look, will it hurt, am I am going to be happy, all sorts of thoughts running through my mind. During the procedure and getting home I don’t remember too much and that probably was a good thing…. The next day when I could get up and move around boy was I surprised. My shape was completely different… I actually had a shape and it didn’t include a spare tire! Tomorrow will be two weeks since my surgery and I can already fit into a size 4 pants and I have had to make a pile of I can’t wear anymore clothes because they are too big. When I went back to work my co-workers couldn’t believe the change, I actually had a couple ladies ask me what I did because I look good. I had my 1 week follow up appointment and all the staff was just as great. Sade took my after pics and was very informative of all the things that I was and would be experiencing and reassured me if I had any questions I could call anytime. I am so thankful for the art of body sculpting and for Sono Bello to make the choice a confident one. I am very happy with my results at week 2 that I know I will be ecstatic at month 3. I can’t wait to start running again! Oh and my hubby is very happy too!!!
I am a very active person; I do cardio 5-7 days a week, 1.5-2 hours a day, I eat right, do all the right things to lose the fat that has gathered on my back (bra rolls), hips and waist but nothing seemed to work. I finally gave in and looked to Sono Bello for help. I was excited because I saw online that they were having a special for $1,249 per area when you get three of more areas done; however, since my BMI was 28, the price was a little higher. Melody, who was doing my consult was amazing and was able to work out a great deal with me. I scheduled my appointment and they were able to get me exactly when I needed/wanted it to be done, they are extremely flexible and understanding. I was so scared and excited. I read so many reviews online that talked about the pain which worried me (seeing as I have had a tummy tuck and three kids, I am able to handle pain). When I went in for my pre-op I fell in love with Sandie, my nurse, and Doctor Partington. Four days later, it was time for my procedure. I was even more nervous than before. Sandie greeted me with a huge smile, telling me they are going to take great care of me and make the procedure fun and boy did she. Her and the doctor were amazing. The pain level was nothing like I thought it was going to be. The worst part was when he was lipo’ing right under my armpit, but when Sandie noticed I was making a pain face, she handed me stress balls and told me to squeeze, that worked! The procedure only took an hour. There was no pain after because I was so numb, I took one vicodin that night and only needed OTC pain meds after. My pain level the next day wasn’t high at all, I was more sore then anything. I slept most of the day anyways, returned to work Saturday (my procedure was on Thursday). The day after my procedure Doctor Partington, Nurse Sandie, Melody, Genevieve (the receptionist) all called to check in with me. I got emails 24-48 hours after with recovery tips, then again at 1 week after. I took my garment off after 48 hours to shower and noticed I had no back fat, I have had back fat for as long as I could remember, I literally almost cried. You can see a huge difference already. When I went in for my 1 week post op appointment Sandie came in to see how I was doing and she was shocked by how good I looked with as swollen as I was still. She gave me a hug and high fived me, you could tell she was genuinely happy for me! I had no back fat, no muffin top; I have the shape I have always wanted. I am so happy with my results and it has only been 11 days! I cannot wait to see what my results will be at the 3 and 6 month marks!! I highly recommend Sono Bello in Tacoma! Thank you to all the staff that have made this experience an incredible one!!
I love my body even after a week from surgery:) My experience from making my appointment until even today keeps me cheesing from ear to ear. I am a mother of 4 children all under 10 and one being a c-section. YES Ladies I had the bottom tummy lip is what I called it. No matter what I did I still had it (my baby will be 2 next month. So I decided to do something about it. At first I thought work it out...DID IT.....diet.....DID IT.....skinny teas.....fat burners.....starving myself...DID IT. I still have the fat in my stomach and bra rolls. After seeing the commercial I filled out the form and boom they called within 10-15 minutes. I made my appointment for the first available. I know crazy right but hey you only live once and I wanted to be sexy again. I got to my appointment on the 14th of December and met Liz. If you see her you would want whatever she had done because she was beautifulllllllllllllllll. I had my husband with me and he was like whoa. lol Trust me I was super nervous the whole time because I had to show her and my husband the fat that I've been hiding for almost two years. After being told how beautiful my skin was and how fabulous I would look after, I was sold. I didn't even get to the money part. I got it financed....APPROVED is all I heard. My experience was pretty pleasant. IM READY TO TELL THE WORLD. I did this for me....Dr Marten was my surgeon and he was professional and thorough and Sade was my nurse super sweet and down to earth. The day of the surgery was smooth and I had some discomfort during the procedure but there was nurse with RED HAIR that talked to me through the process. The procedure was done in little over an hour and my husband took me home and I made dinner. I went back to work the next day on light duty status. I took the pain meds for about four days with motrin as needed after. The pain is like the day after doing zumba; my body was just sore and my kids said I walked funny. Fast forward to my week after which is today...I can wear a two piece on a beach and be comfortable. Yes I am still swollen, numb and sore but I am almost where I want to be and thats not being afraid of the mirror. OMG I wrote a story but its real. No I dont work for the company...NO I didnt get paid or received a discount or promised anything. I just wanted to share my experience. I wish I could show you pictures. When you go to your appointment ask to see my pictures. A+ TO SADE AND LIZ:)