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Bodytite - anyone?

Talk about all types of liposuction procedures, as well as alternative body shaping treatments, including Smartlipo, Vaser, Titan, CoolLipo, Mesotherapy, Lipodissolve, Velasmooth, and more.

Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby nizou » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:44 am

Hi Leesa, you look great from what i see in your pics! I am looking at having the same surgery done with Dr. Horton, would you be able to tell me how your experience was with him overall? And I see that you had the procedure done last June? How are you now? are the results what you expected they would be? are you disappointed about anything? Would you recommend this Doctor? I have had my consultation and am preparing to schedule the surgery but of course the fear is kicking in now!
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby Leeesa » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:55 pm

Hi Nizou, thank you and I love Dr. Horton, he's really kind and will take the time to explain things to you. I'm not sure where you are in the lower mainland, but I'm in North Van. The suckiest thing about the surgery is driving home after (I'm a puker) and you know what traffic is like in Vancouver, horrendous. So hopefully you have a time scheduled that is not going to involve driving home post-surgery in rush hour! Other than that he called the next day and chatted about any concerns I had, and he sees you once a week for the first while after, then once every two weeks and so on. I'm actually going in for a revision on March 21st and I think I am going to go for a mini-tummy tuck with him in the not-so-distant future as that wrinkle, sagging thing didn't resolve. It was a bit of a crap-shoot just doing lipo as it really does depend on your skin elasticity and after two kids, mine leaves a little to be desired. So that was a little disappointing, but not entirely unexpected.

I'm peached with the boobs, the way they look is great, there's some funny things I didn't expect like when I do a push up, the implants kind of spread apart and if you feel around the nipple there is a ridge (non-dissolving stitches) and it kind of feels like an upside down bottle-cap. Hopefully that goes away as the tissue heals...

Anyway, best of luck with your surgery, you will be fine, no worries, and let me know if you have any more questions!
Leeesa
 
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Yes I had Body Tite 10 days ago

Postby jacksv153 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:57 pm

I am so glad to find this chat group!!!
I had body tite of upper arms and flanks on the 12th.
The first week was rough!
The flanks were nothing compared to my arms. My arms were very painful.
I can wear the compression garment for my flanks 24/7.
But I cannot wear the compression garment for my arms during the day. I do wear for 10 hours through the night.
My right arm is doing very well.
My left arm is not. It is still extremely swollen.
I think the nerves are starting to wake up as I feel little lightening bolts every now and then. AND it is starting to itch.
I'd love to hear from someone who had their arms done. Anyone out there????
My weight was up after my procedure. I am thinking that was because of the swelling. I am also a type II diabetic and my blood sugars have not been good post op.
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby jacksv153 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:40 pm

Hi again!
I am now 3 days shy of 4 weeks. My arms are still very very sore to touch. They are very lumpy and swollen too. Dr said to apply some heat and light massage. I can hardly dry my arms off after coming out of the shower that is how tender they are. I am hoping this is normal. My flanks were a piece of cake compared to arms. I do still have some swelling in my upper thighs from the flank area. I guess it takes a long time for all the swelling to leave. I did not hear back from anyone on this forum. I was wondering if there is a different forum that people do actively talk about body tite procedures? If so, could you share that with me? Every day is one less day of healing!!!
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby Leeesa » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:48 pm

Hello everyone, just an update here 5 years later, and the verdict is... don't do it. I just finished my first attempt at fixing the mess Dr. Horton left me with. He took out way too much from my upper abdomen leaving me with a "Tara Reid" like result. Additionally my inner thighs had large holes in them and were different sizes. On top of that I have a large area of scar tissue or fibrosis or something like that on my hip which you can't see but is palpable and feels really gross, like a large tumour.

So, just recently I had fat transfer to my thighs and to my mid-abdomen because my new plastic surgeon was concerned about necrosis if I were to get a tummy tuck because there was no layer of fat and the skin was so thin in the area. I still have that Tara Reid fold of skin thing happening but I'm hoping I am at least a good candidate for a tummy tuck now so I can be done with this once and for all.

Anyway, all the stories from the ladies on here are so valuable so I wanted to add mine in too.

In retrospect, a tool is only as good as the surgeon wielding it. Just because it is fancy and new and makes all sorts of promises doesn't mean the surgeon using it is capable. Lesson learned, I just hope I can put myself back together and look somewhat normal again.

Happy healing all.
Leeesa
 
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby maryjo82 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:54 pm

I recently had Bodytite to my inner thighs, knees and hips, and wanted to share my experience since there is very little information available. It seems that Bodytite is more common outside the US (I'm in Europe), and therefore even plastic surgeons have few patient cases to show on their websites.

As I'm only 4 weeks out, it's too early to conclude anything on the results. I did, however, have a conventional lipo to the same areas (and then some) in October 2014, with fairly bad results. I have knock knees so the previous lipo did result in the change of the shape of my knees, however there was no change in inner thighs. This is probably because with traditional lipo, plastic surgeons are very reluctant to take out enough fat to deliver results, in fear that the operation will leave skin sagging. Now hoping that Bodytite will give me the desired results, as the surgeon took a fair amount of fat out.

I don't remember exactly how the recovery was last time, but this time I sure had trouble walking for a couple of weeks, and still am not able to bend my knees normally. Apparently that is typical when the area around the knee is done. I still also have some pain, but did not want to take any pain killers past day 3.

Next week I'm having revision lipo on my abdomen, which looks absolutely horrible after the lipo from 2014. What I've seen others refer to "lumpiness" mostly looks nice and smooth compared to my abdomen! I'm also having my arms lipoed, and back rolls.

Would love to hear Bodytite experiences from others, especially if they have also experienced other types of lipos.
maryjo82
 
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