Health Care PR Professional
Upper & Lower Abs & Waist
“Now I can wear just about anything and feel confident…”
Tracy is a busy PR professional who is always on the go. When she’s not working she’s still very active attending graduate school. Between all of this she loves spending time with her boyfriend, family and friends. She also enjoys spending time outdoors – whether it’s walking her dogs, playing beach volleyball or simply enjoying the California sunshine.
Why did you choose to have Laser Lipo?
I guess it was a decision almost 10 years in the making. With my family genes I’ve always had a little bit of love handles and a bit of fat on my stomach that I just didn’t like. I’d work out all the time but it just didn’t seem to go away. I certainly wasn’t overweight but I’d have to buy pants a little bigger than I needed just because of that area. When I first thought about having something done years ago, laser lipo wasn’t available. The older style of lipo scared me so I never did it. Then when laser lipo became available it made me start thinking about it again. The whole idea of being awake made me feel safer for some reason so I started researching the procedure and after looking at it and talking with people I decided to have it done.
Why did you choose Sono Bello?
I did my research on who offered the laser lipo procedure and came across Sono Bello. Everything I read about them sounded great but I intended on doing a couple of consultations just to compare. My first consultation was with Sono Bello and after meeting with the staff I knew I didn’t need to go anywhere else. I spent nearly an hour during that initial consultation and was able to get all of my questions answered. The staff was very knowledgeable and compassionate and more importantly I didn’t feel like I was being sold on a procedure. I felt like they were setting realistic expectations for me and had my best interests in mind. They understood my goals and what I was hoping to achieve through the laser lipo procedure. The other part that made me very comfortable was the atmosphere. It felt warm and inviting instead of sterile like a typical doctor’s office.
How was your experience?
I was very excited and anxious for the procedure. I wasn’t nervous but really looking forward to having this done. The staff talked to me several times over the weeks leading up to my procedure day which really put me at ease and made me feel very prepared and well taken care of. On the day of the procedure, my mom drove me to the center and when I arrived it seemed like the staff was excited for me. Dr. Hoefflin talked to me before and explained everything. He marked the areas he was going to be working on and made me feel very comfortable. I felt like I knew exactly what to expect which was very reassuring. The most interesting part was being awake during the procedure because I could communicate and chit chat with the doctor and other staff. I have to say I never really felt much discomfort and the whole procedure only took about 2 hours – from the time I walked into the center until I walked out. It seemed so easy… it really surprised me.
That night I got an unexpected call from the doctor checking in on me to see how I was doing. I guess most surgeons seem like they’d be too busy to do something like that but I loved the fact that he called me to make sure I was doing well. He asked how I was feeling and I told him my abs were sore but not unbearable. I didn’t think I needed much of the pain medication but he told me it would help with any discomfort so I took a bit but didn’t need it after the first couple of days. The whole thing was pretty amazing…I had my procedure done on Friday and was back at work on Monday. I even went to my nephew’s baseball game that Saturday.
So what has this done for you?
I’m generally a pretty confident person but there was always this thing that I’d like to change. I’d wear certain clothes and bathing suits and be confident but I couldn’t wear everything I wanted. Now I can wear just about anything and feel confident and comfortable. I feel like my body is more proportionate and balanced, it’s really been awesome. I was calling friends and my mom telling them that I could wear the different clothes I’ve always wanted to! And shopping became a fun experience, rather than something I dreaded – especially shopping for new bathing suits.
Have you been doing anything specific to help your results?
I’ve never really been a ‘gym lover’ but I did it. Now I want to do it. When you feel good about how you look you feel more motivated and this has made me ‘want’ to be more active. I really want to take better care of myself to maintain and enhance the results. That was one of the things the staff really made a big deal of that this isn’t the fix, it’s a good jumpstart to a healthier lifestyle.
Would you recommend this to a friend?
I would and I actually have. I don’t tell everybody what I’ve done but when people bring up the topic I absolutely recommend laser lipo and Sono Bello. I recommend this specifically as a way to help motivate people to change to a healthier lifestyle. If they have problem areas or specific areas to enhance this is perfect. Sono Bello can make a big difference….it has for me!
“Sono Bello can make a big difference….it has for me!”