Patient Journey Story

Change Your Body, Change Your Life

By Amy Candrl

When it’s time for a midlife change, we often think of a new fancy car, career switch or moving to a new city. But it can also be the perfect time to change things about your looks. Addressing personal imperfections that bother you can add a lot of confidence during your potential job search and the interviewing process.

That’s one reason Linda was our ideal liposuction patient, ready to live her dreams in the next phase of her life and to look for a little boost. With her sons grown and moving on in their lives, she was ready for a significant change, but something was holding her back from attaining her next goal.

Why Liposuction?

Linda had always been self-conscious about her midsection. She had tried everything to eliminate her belly fat, but nothing seemed to work. After doing some research, she decided to have a consultation with Dr. Moore at The Lifestyle Center in Missouri. That’s when it was agreed that liposuction was the answer to her desired results. The procedure was done under local anesthesia and only took a few hours to complete.

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from the body. The procedure involves making small incisions in the targeted areas and inserting a thin cannula tube. The cannula is used to suction out excess fat, leaving a slimmer and more contoured body behind.

After the procedure, Linda had to take it easy for a few days. She experienced some swelling and bruising, but this was normal and to be expected. She was advised to wear a compression garment to help with the swelling and to avoid any strenuous activity for a few weeks. Linda followed these instructions to a T, and she returned to her regular routine within a few weeks.

The Perfect Liposuction Candidate

While maintaining a healthy weight for her size and shape, Linda struggled to feel good about being in dresses without Spanx. Like other women in their 50s, stubborn extra fat hugged her middle section and refused to budge through even the most vigorous routines for slimming down.

A dedicated and successful entertainment account manager for major TV channels, Linda started to add peace to her life through yoga and other types of self-care. She went as far as to train to become a yoga instructor, certified to show others how to hold a sun warrior pose and find their zen properly. While this brought Linda a lot of comforts, yoga moves didn’t remove the extra belly fat.

Linda also felt that the rat race of chasing leads and closing big deals would soon be in her past. With her children embarking on their adult lives, this was the time for her to start a new life, too, to do something more positive and uplifting on a daily basis that makes her happy. She was excited, but there was one major problem. Linda was nervous about how she was perceived when seeking her new career, especially during the interview process.

Then if she were to secure a new position in a new line of work, she would have to show up with the confidence that she deserves to be there. Which is hard for any of us to do when there are parts of our body that we don’t love.

Freedom From Spanx Forever – Linda’s Post-Liposuction Lifestyle

Linda had struggled with her weight for as long as she could remember. She had tried every fad diet and exercise regimen out there, but nothing seemed to work. It wasn’t until she discovered liposuction that she finally found a solution that worked for her. This article will explore Linda’s inspiring journey and how her life changed after her liposuction procedure.

“I finally gained freedom from Spanx!”

The results of Linda’s liposuction procedure were nothing short of amazing. She had lost several inches off her waist, and her midsection was more toned and contoured. She finally felt confident and proud of her body and was eager to show it off. She started wearing clothes she had never felt comfortable in and went out more often. Without restricting undergarments!

Free Yourself From Shaping Garments, Too!

In today’s society, people constantly strive to achieve the perfect body. While some opt for diet and exercise, others use cosmetic procedures to help them reach their goals. Liposuction can be a life-changing procedure for those who struggle with excess fat and body image issues. Linda’s inspiring journey shows us that liposuction can boost confidence in pursuing your goals and passions. And it’s available for you at The Lifestyle Center in St. Louis, MO.

Contact The Lifestyle Center for more information about our treatments, and dedicated staff. We are a full-service medical spa located in the Ladue-Frontenac area with the largest selection of services in the St. Louis community.

We first sit down with you for a consultation to discuss your unique needs and goals. From there, we’ll create a treatment plan that’ll best get you the best results. We aren’t a one-and-done provider. Therefore, we may recommend multiple procedures that’ll help you look and feel better.


Is liposuction a safe procedure?

Yes, liposuction is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon. However, as with any surgery, risks are involved, and discussing them with your surgeon before undergoing the procedure is essential.

How long does the recovery period last after liposuction?

The recovery period after liposuction can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Most people can generally return to work and normal activities within a week or two after the procedure.

Will liposuction help me lose weight?

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It is designed to remove excess fat from specific body areas to improve contour and shape.

How long do the results of liposuction last?

Liposuction results can be permanent, but it’s essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent future weight gain.

Are there any side effects of liposuction?

Like any surgery, liposuction has potential risks and side effects. These can include swelling, bruising, numbness, and discomfort in the targeted area. However, these side effects are typically mild and resolve within a few weeks.

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