By: Sara B.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
I came into Sonobello over a month ago for a consultation for liposuction. Honestly I was very skeptical and wasn't sure if I should go through with this. I have some loose skin around my belly button area and was really afraid of having bad results. I met with Dr. Hagstrom and I just fell in love with him. He really listened to my concerns and he was very honest about my expectations. It's been about 7 weeks since I've had the procedure done. I had my abdomen, hips, waist and back bra rolls done. At first I was convinced I did not want my back bra rolls done. After speaking with Dr. Hagstrom he really explained to me how much better my results would be to add that area. The procedure went great. I was given the perfect amount of medication. At first I very nervous about doing the procedure awake but once I was medicated I comfortable. I didn't experience any pain during the procedure and it felt like it went by quick. The next day when I removed my bandages I burst into tears. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I already could see a huge difference I looked amazing. Even though I got swollen and I was very sore the first few days I was really excited about seeing more results. The staff at Sonobello was wonderful. Gina as well as the nurses and doctor really described the surgery as well as symptoms to expect nothing was sugar coated which I appreciated. I took photos at 5 days because I was just too anxious and already wanted to compare results. I was blown away when I looked at my photos. After having 2 kids I never thought I would see the day where my stomach would look flat again. I have a tiny waist now and I'm so glad I decided to add my back bra rolls. Everything looks fantastic from the back view. I could just see the contour. Dr. Hagstrom is truly an artist he gave me the body I once had many years ago back. My self-confidence has come back and I feel more amazing than ever. I haven't worn a bikini since I was 19 years old. I can honestly say I'm ready to go bikini shopping. I absolutely recommend Sonobello I was welcomed from the moment I walked in to the front desk to Gina and then the wonderful nurses who were all very caring. I will forever be thankful to Dr. Hagstrom and his staff cannot possibly thank him enough!!!
By: Darlene B.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
All of their staff members were genuinely kind, supportive and accommodating from the very beginning to the very end. Bottom line, I was treated like VIP from day 1!!! Ladies and gents, you are in safe/great hands here!!I really need to thank:Naomi for being so positive, encouraging, down to earth, and accommodating. I was approximately 30 minutes late for my initial consultation with her. I live over an hour away, so my arrival time was off, yet she still squeezed me in. She was professional, yet it also felt like I was talking with one of my girlfriends. Paula and Dr. Z: Paula was my dedicated nurse the day of my procedure. It was like have a nurse concierge! She was AMAZING!! She truly pampered me, helped me feel at ease and extremely comfortable before, during and after my procedure. The medication cocktail she created (under Dr. Z, of course) to help ease my anxiety and pain, was incredible. I felt little to no pain or anxiety, which made the procedure not frightening in the least bit. As a matter of fact, I had great time! I felt at ease under their care (Thanks Dr. Z!). Paula felt like family by the time it was all over. She helped bandage me up, got me into my compression wear despite her knowing I had to use the restroom after getting me in it. She helped get me back in to my compression wear, no problem! Dr. Z made me feel at complete ease. I highly recommend him!!! Dr. Z and Paula make a great team, and made my day very special!Dr. Z: Dr. Z is truly an expert at his craft. He has a skilled eye, and can quickly and honestly assess what your outcome will be like. He’s honest about what results you can expect. He really knows his stuff!! When you think about it, this is what they specialize in at Sono Bello. I had my procedure 4 weeks ago, and already my results are amazing! I hear it can still get better than this over the course of 3-5 more months! I would highly recommend Sono Bello to anyone looking to loose stubborn fat deposits that won’t go away with exercise and dieting.
By: Rachel S.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
SONO BELLO IS THE BEST!!! We were definitely skeptical at first, I'm sure many people are. At the consultation, we thought we were meeting a doctor instead we met with Naomi. My mom was mad about it and asked for a doctor, Naomi was kind and understanding, she told us she handles everything and people usually don't see a doctor until pre-op. My mom was fuming mad because we drove 2 hours to "see a doctor!" Naomi handled my mom being rude very well. She went to see if a doctor was available and returned with Dr. Zingaro. The doctor explained that Naomi is his and the other surgeons front line girl, he said she is trained well and knows what patients need and also if they are candidates for surgery or not. He shook our hands and left us with Naomi. The doctor was absolutely right! Naomi knew her stuff. I was a little worried at first because my mom is very conservative and pretty shy. Naomi weighed and measured my mom then asked her to get undressed down to just her underware and bra, then asked her to stand in front of the giant mirror in her office. Shockingly, my mom listened and without conflict. Naomi made my mom come out of shell, smile and laugh. Naomi is very sweet and compassionate, my mom absolutely loves her and I have to say, I do too. My mom looks incredible and says this is one of the best decisions she's ever made. We had such a great experience. The medical staff is very friendly. The manager is pleasant, he introduced himself and asked if we needed anything. My mom is quite fond of Dr. Zingaro. She says he's really kind hearted. My mom was sleeping during the surgery and she slept most of the day when we got home. She had some soreness for a few days but nothing major. I haven't seen my mom this happy in a long time. The surgery IS expensive but worth every penny! Thumbs up!
By: Mr P.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
I decided to finally take a few minutes to post about my experience regarding my procedure. I promised the gentlemen in the office I would, he’s persistent in following up for feedback. I respect that considering I first turned to the reviews prior to my operation. The pre-operative appointment was informative, the nurses really provided the most information about what to expect and what to do prior to my operation and what to expect after my operation. This helped me as it left little surprises. They explained all meds and what they were used for, my post-operative appointment was consistent with their standard of care. I greatly appreciate the nursing staff, I will say the same about my doctor. The front office manager was professional and very accommodating to everyone in the lobby. It is a busy office with many people coming and going, yet the manager and his receptionist did an amazing job to keep the environment warm and welcoming. My experience with all staff members has been good; they have a nice team working together. My results were immediate after the surgery, in which I am happy. Days later began to see myself swell up, which was mention and is normal. I am a month out and I am still a little sore and sensitive, however, I am doing great. I am happy I decided to do this as I have noticed it has motivated me to change eating habits and my outlook on life. I am pleased with the surgery and outcome thus far. I encourage others to consider Sonobello.
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By: Jeri P.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
My name is Jeri, I would like to share my journey with Dr. Giuffrida and Sono Bello.One day I looked into the mirror and saw someone that I didn’t like and had no intention on getting to know. I have always eaten clean and worked out in the gym 3 to 4 days a week. Thanks to menopause my weight was not coming off. Menopause had changed my body and there was nothing I could do about it. I looked into getting a tummy tuck but that was so extreme, I didn’t need a tummy tuck. I looked into Sono Bello and researched their medicine, at my consultation I was shown how they could sculpt my body back to what it was. When I met Dr. Giuffrida he was understanding and very easy to talk to. He showed me the areas that need work the most work and how he would be able to change my body. I had 2 wonderful sessions with Dr. Giuffrida, I felt at ease knowing that he had such success along with his confidence and well placed wit I knew that I was in the best hands possible. Not to mention I was very excited to see my new body. Within 2 weeks I was back in the gym and my body started to look like my body again, at my first check up I had lost 10 pounds and looking great.Gr. Giuffrida not only gave me my body back but he gave me my confidence back, I no longer hide my body in over sized dresses or large shirts. There are truly no words that can show my gratitude for Dr. Giuffrida and Sono Bello for everything they have done.Thank you
By: Lena D.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
This will mark the one week mark (7 days) after the procedure and this is my story. On the 28th of July I was greeted with a smile by Michelle (Front Desk) and taken to the back office, where it looks like a little hospital, and prepared for my process of getting shapely. Linsey Nazia, LVN was my nurse. She explained to me what was going to happen and who it would happen. She confronted all my fears and eased all nerves as she patiently answered all my questions, and I did inquire about it all. You know you even get your very own nurse here! Yep, she will even stand at the bathroom door and help you if you need it. Dr. Zingaro was my Doctor. He is a very patent man and his music is was the edge of excellent. He performed the procedure with confidence; at one point he made me giggle as he touched a tickle spot. The room was very comfortable and clean. I was given a relaxant and I was never left along through the entire process. Upon my visit today with Julia Hanson RN, BSN I have never felt like I made all the right decisions. Julia answered more question as I needed more reassurance. From the moment I walked in for that first Consultation with Naomi through the pre-op to the post-op and everyone involved, I would so recommend this to everyone. I will post my before and after photos soon as I get there, (3 months) and I would do this again and you know what that means... TO BE CONTINUED
By: Kathy P.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
I wanted to take a few minutes and write about my experience with Sono Bello. I started with Sono Bello at the end of January. I was immediately put at ease and made to feel empowered and optimistic instead of vulnerable and embarrassed during my first consultation. My surgeries were divided into 3 procedures due to the many sites they were doing. My first procedure was Feb 11th, my second Feb 27th, and my third a week ago, April 16th. Not knowing what to expect, my healing time was slow but I had a lot of support from the staff. I love my surgeon Dr. Jackson, he is professional and competent but very personable and caring. I felt very confident and trusted him explicitly. The surgical staff has taken very good care of me as well. My favorite is Theresa. I had her for the first two surgeries and post ops. I was disappointed to not have her for my third surgery and 1 week post op but was treated well. The front office is great also. They remember me when I come in and are very personable and accommodating. The office manager Michael is always friendly and helped me with a returned item I needed. I know this is a long process and still recovering, but I feel confident that Sono Bello is the catalyst I needed to get healthy and feel better in my own skin. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
By: la.art
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
Just wanted to say from the moment I meet Tracy the the doctor and the nurse.I was made to feel comfortable and feel comfortable. I went to see a few other places.One being Physicians in Roseville and after various consultations and prices. As crazy as this may sound you where the most expensive by about 2500.00 which is quite a bit of money. But after evaluation of everything and after even sharing the difference in cost over all. I decided to go with Sonobello for two reason 1) You made me feel very at ease and comfortable and where compassionate behind the reason I was having procedure done.2) After one tummy tuck gone bad that was very expensive I learned it wasn't how inexpensive or how expensive a procedure was costing it had to do with the way you are treated and respected . I spent a lot of money last time and had an awful out come.So thank you for making me feel that it wasn't how much money i was spending but how important it was that I was comfortable and that you where more interested in me the out come of my procedure than the money being spent. Maybe I will be your poster person for plastic surgery gone wrong and fixed by sonobello lolThank you All
By: Tera R.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
Here's what I have for you about my trip to Sono Bello. I haven't scheduled yet because I have to get a yes from my husband but I would pretty much be on the table now if I didn't need to discuss and get his blessing. There's no magic wand, it is surgery and it's expensive with that being said I spoke to three patients who had it done and they all said results are incredible and worth every penny. When making a decision, I always have to make a pros and cons list so here it is. Pros: Board certified plastic surgeons, local anesthesia, there's not much down time, it's lipo so they actually suck the fat and fat cells out, Sono Bello docs do more lipo than other docs-I did my research, they accept Care Credit, everyone is really nice, it's a very nice facility and really clean. The office is accredited by AAAHC. Cons: It's expensive as anything is in the plastic surgery world, you can't drive yourself home after and you need someone to stay with you for 24 hours after surgery so you can't keep your surgery a secret, if you change your mind after scheduling surgery you will lose your deposit which is $995.00. That's about it. The pros definitely out way the cons.
By: danielkwilliams2003
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
Ok so I am going to constently update my reviews as i progress. I read other people comments all the time and I feel very excited about what the outcome might be. I had my surgery less than a week ago. It was a good experience. My Dr. was Dr. Flynn. He was nice and very informative. the staff is really great there. The surgery was fast and painless. As of now I still don't see a difference in my body size but I do feel like i am swollen. I took a picture of all the fat they took out which was over 3 liters. I had my ads, waist and chest done and I weight 223. I don't have any pain, but it itches alot. overall I am happy with the procedure so far and I can't wait to start seeing the results.update 9/15/13....It has been a month since my surgery and I see a little difference in my stomach area and my chest. I'm still putting on the scar-guard for the scars. There are still parts of my stomach that is hard put I can tell that I am still swollen. I still can't run but I can workout and and walk on the treadmill. I bought a 2nd stage vest that is really tight on my skin but it holds everything in place. My weight is now at 216.
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