People have surgery for all sorts of reasons. The main reason is
because there is something about us that needs to be improved.
Before we even decide to have surgery, we have tried to live with
We had a chance to receive a patient experience about liposuction.
She’s a 42 year old female and the CEO of her company; let’s take a
look at what she had to say about her experience and how she found
the right doctor, Dr. Melton.
“I tried everything to reduce the areas, but nothing worked. I run
every day for 45 minutes, and I do strength training 3 times a week
for an hour. And I had been doing that for over a year before I
finally said nothing is working and I finally did liposuction.
I went to four or five different doctors before I came here. And all
of them wanted to knock me out to do the surgery. And that scared me
too much. It scared me too much to be totally knocked out for the
surgery. Dr. Melton was the only doctor who said we would keep you
awake. I think that during the procedure itself, that being able to
talk to everyone that was in the room, and listen to the music, was
calming to me. I didn't find it to be horribly painful. And I felt
like I maintained control.
All of you are wonderful. Dr. Melton answered all of my questions
and spent time with me. The consultation was very informative. I
think that you were all prepared to answer any question I had. But
because I had done so much research ahead of time, I didn't have too
I had the liposuction right before I had a 2 week
vacation. But by the very next day, I had no problems with it. The
only part that was difficult was changing all the bandages. I didn't
realize how many band-aids I would have! But even that was nothing
really. I could easily have gone back to work in 2 days easily.
Since I had liposuction, the biggest changes are my appearance, the
way my clothes fit, and the way I feel about myself. I am a lot more
self-confident since I had the liposuction. I find myself wearing
clothes that I haven't worn before. I actually wore a sleeveless
dress to a wedding the other night! So it really has changed a lot
Jeffery Melton M.D.
Oak Brook, IL
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