Patient Stories

Liposuction / Liposculpture Story - submitted by Cathrine A

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Share your story about why you considered and ultimately had cosmetic surgery.

As a mom of three, you know how your body changes with having children and with age (I am 43 years old). Gravity is not your friend as you get older. The breasts begin to sag and the small thighs that you once had are bigger and bumpy. You start to worry about how you look in clothing and shopping for a swimming suit was traumatizing. Also, my best friend had breast enlargement last year and was very happy with the results. Seeing her so happy with her body and the confidence she gained with having it done, I decided that it was time to feel better about myself too. I asked her if the surgery hurt badly, she told me that she had no pain after her enlargement, just heaviness in the chest and feeling a little soreness. And having been thinking of having cosmetic surgery for years. I decided to do it as well, but not only did I want a breast enlargement, I wanted liposuction done at the same time. I work out a lot and eat healthy but, I am sorry you can't spot change your body the way I wanted it to look. So, I talked to my husband and did it.

How did your friends and family feel about your decision to have a procedure?

They wanted to make sure that this was really necessary to be happy with my body. You see I was so unhappy about the way I looked that it affected what I did with the family. I did not participate in things that I had to wear a bathing suit or short skirts in, I was even uncomfortable being naked around my husband. I didn't want him to see my legs or bottom. Even though he told me that I didn't look bad at all, I still hid my legs. I was also unhappy with my breasts being small. I couldn't wear a nice dress unless I wore a small push up bra. So, my husband and family wanted me to be happy with my body they agreed to have me do it.

How did 1800MySurgeon help you through the process of finding a qualified plastic surgeon?

I began researching what I wanted done. I looked at ads and commercials on TV. With no success, I decided to do some research on the internet. I looked at different doctors and their before and after pictures, but you can't be sure of the doctor's background. So kept looking, and came upon 1800mySurgeon.com. I filled out the form on what I wanted to have done and Ileana, a patient coordinator, called me that day with information on doctors in my area. I told her that I wanted a women doctor and she informed me of Dr. Sumer Daiza and how she was rated the number one surgeon in Arizona. Ileana at 1800mySurgeon gave me her information, and I called Dr. Daiza's office right away.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The surgery went great. I had breast enlargement and liposuction on the inner and outer thighs. Dr. Daiza was great! She made me feel comfortable about what I was getting done. The recovery was easy. I was sore, like when you go to the gym and you over do weight lifting. Dr. Daiza made sure I had the medications I needed if I was in pain. The first day, I took my muscle relaxers and my pain medications so that I could sleep. I took my medications for a least a week or when I became sore. I had to wear a compression garment for 3 weeks for my legs to bring down swelling and I am still wearing a sports bra. I am now in my 5th week of recovery and doing great.

What advice would you give to another person considering your same procedure?

If you are unhappy with the way you look and feel about yourself and if it is interfering with the things you do, I would say "yes" to having it done, only if you are healthy. Remember to do your research first to get the right doctor who is well known and right for you. Dr. Daiza was great in explaining every inch of the surgery and what to expect. She answered all my questions and concerns I had truthfully. Even on the day of my surgery, I was so nervous and scared. She talked to me about the procedure and not to worry, she would take great care of me, which she did.

How do you feel about your result?

So far I love my results. Dr. Daiza told me it would be a couple of months before my body would be fully healed. I am still bruised from the liposuction and my breast enlargement is great. My legs look great they don't rub together any more and the outer thighs are small again. It is nice to fit into smaller sizes again. I am even wearing a swimming suit again. My husband loves the changes in my attitude towards my body and the way I look. I have more confidence in the way I feel about myself. It feels good to want to look in a mirror again. I would do it again, as a matter a fact, I thinking about doing my chin and stomach area.

find out about the surgeon who performed the surgery
find out more about this procedure: breast enlargement