My name is Ingrid, and I am 46 years old. I had liposuction 3 years ago, and I am still very happy with the results. I am a business owner, and now I can dress more confidently and better thanks to my hourglass body. I do attend many business events and have received many awards, so dressing up is now a joy because things fit great, and I look great. It makes me feel better about myself. My hobbies are ballet, yoga on a paddleboard, weight lifting, travel, and painting when I have time. I love going to social events and spending time with my family and friends.
When did you first start thinking about getting liposuction?
I gained weight through my divorce. After dieting and working out on a regular basis, I could not lose those last 8 pounds. Also, I have always dreamed of having a smaller waist. Even when skinny, I have never had the hourglass shape that makes a woman sexy.
What motivated you to pursue plastic surgery?
I had seen Dr. Calobrace’s work at his Open House events, and the before-and-after pictures were impressive.
How much research did you do?
I consulted with Dr. Calobrace and did a little research online, mostly on the recovery process.
Did you talk to family members/friends about your plans?
How did you hear about Dr. Calobrace?
Dr. Calobrace is very well recognized. A few years ago, he removed breast tissue from underneath my left breast (a genetic issue I battled with), and he did a great job on that surgery for me. It changed my life.
How many other plastic surgeons did you consult?
Please describe your consultation with Dr. Calobrace. Did you have more than one consultation?
No, only one. He made me feel very comfortable. His staff was also very helpful, and some had the experience of going through the same liposuction procedure so I could ask specifics as well.
What is it about Dr. Calobrace that led you to choose him?
His expertise and great results are an immediate convincing factor. I also know many people who have used him, and all have had great results. I had no fear at all and knew I was in the best hands.
Did you feel prepared for the procedure?
Yes, I took a week off work to recover, and I was fortunate to have my best friend’s mom take care of me right after the surgery. Mentally, I was very prepared and excited for the change in my body. I never imagined it would give me so much joy to finally have clothes fit so perfectly. It has been a dream come true.
What was your recovery like? Did it match what you expected?
It took a bit longer than what I imagined, but that is OK. You have to listen to your body. I was totally impressed with the results of the surgery, which were very noticeable since the next day of the surgery. I actually cried when I saw myself have a waist!!!!
Please describe your interaction with the staff at our practice.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. They make you feel very comfortable at all times and are very knowledgeable about the procedures.
*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
I have seen an increased interest in labiaplasty to improve the appearance and comfort of the vaginal area in my cosmetic surgery practice. In my previous blog I discussed the basic labial reduction surgery where the large labia minora is reduced in size in a natural way. Women have been extremely happy with their results. I currently offer other procedures to improve the appearance of the vaginal area.
I have made some modifications in my labiaplasty procedure. Despite wide reduction of the labia minora, the outer edge still can have some redundant tissue. I currently simply resect the redundant labia tissue at the edge and scars are not seen. I have also made the entrance of the vagina appear more natural by maintain the existing sling like structure.