From Size 14 to Size 8: Jasmine’s Story
“I remember staring in the mirror of a fitting room and wanting to cry. I had just turned 40. None of my clothes fit and I wasn’t happy with how I looked.”
Like most patients, Jasmine’s decision to have liposuction didn’t happen overnight. For several years, she had been unhappy with her body. Most of her energy went to taking care of her kids, and the time she carved out for the gym didn’t yield the results she wanted. Her frustration mounted while her confidence eroded.
“It was the perfect storm. I didn’t like my body, but it felt like a lost cause. I thought about getting some kind of procedure, but couldn’t imagine myself doing it. As the negative feelings spiraled, I got further and further from my goal.”
Jasmine’s problems weren’t from a lack of effort. “I tried every diet under the sun,” she told us. “I exercised as often as I could. Nothing worked.”
It was soon after that moment in the fitting room when Jasmine began seriously considering liposuction. She entertained the idea off-and-on over the years, but doubts lingered. Will I get a big scar? Loose skin? How long will I be out of work? Are the results permanent?
Jasmine started researching. If she was going to get the procedure, it had to meet certain conditions: minimal scarring, fast results, tighter skin, and a lasting change.
After reading about Sono Bello’s minimally invasive body shaping procedures, and seeing our Before and After pictures, she knew she was onto something. She called our NYC office and scheduled a consultation with a personal care consultant.
“When I walked into the office, everyone was so welcoming. It took my jitters away. Then during the consultation, I was able to talk to the consultant about my body, and my issues with it, in a way that I never felt comfortable talking to anyone before.”
After the consultation and having a pre-op with a Sono Bello physician, Jasmine learned she was great candidate for the procedure. This time, she didn’t hesitate.
Jasmine went ahead with the procedure, and the next day was amazed to feel only a little soreness and no serious pain. A few days later, she returned to work. Jasmine’s coworkers were not only shocked by her new look, they also noticed her spirits lifted. Her confidence returned and she was smiling all the time.
“Looking back, I wasted so much time worrying about what people would think. Fast forward to today, and everybody wants to know how I did it.”
Over the next few months, Jasmine went from a size 14 to a size 8. Seeing how she could look gave her the motivation she needed to adopt a new lifestyle. Now she’s eating right and going to the gym regularly. This time because she wants to.
“For the first time in 5 years I can feel good about walking into a fitting room. Now, instead of leaving in tears, I leave with new clothes that look great on me!”