Wonderful Experience Getting Liposuction By Dr. Francis Pettigrew

FortStewart Patient gender: Female Patient age: 33 Location: Savannah, GA Cost: $4,200

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Performed 2017

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I have read some of the experiences on this site and decided to write about my my procedure so that other woman would have an easier time deciding if liposuction is right for them.

My History:

I wanted to get liposuction because I was not happy with the weight gain I had experienced over the past 2-3 years. I was 164 lbs and 5’2” at my heaviest. This was up from the 127 lbs I was in my youth. Much of this weight gain happened leading up to my divorce. I was having really bad problems with my husband, who is in the military, and had no desire to go to the gym or eat healthy. I was at a very low point in my life and woke up every morning hoping my life had changed. It didn’t and this was very upsetting to me. I wanted a quick solution to get away from my misery and scheduled a consultation with Dr. Francis Pettigrew, who was at Savannah Plastic Surgery in Georgia.

My Consultation: 

At my consultation with Dr. Pettigrew, I shared all of my concerns and expressed my desire to have liposuction. Dr. Pettigrew was very kind and took a lot of time to explain to me why I wasn’t a good candidate to have liposuction and suggested I lose weight before proceeding. He seemed genuinely concerned for my well being and to be honest I was surprised he didn’t try and convince me to get surgery.

I thought about what Dr. Pettigrew had told me and decided to take going to the gym very seriously. I was able to shed 20 lbs and then returned to Dr. Pettigrew and at that point he agreed that liposuction could help me with some of the areas I was having difficult losing fat from. I was nervous, but excited to have my surgery. Dr. Pettigrew quoted me $4200 for the surgery.

The day of my surgery came and went and happened without any problems. I was wrapped up really tight after the procedure and couldn’t see my results for a bit, but was happy when I finally did get to see them. My body looked so much better. I had some aches, swelling and pain during my recovery, but it honestly wasn’t as bad as I had thought it would be.

Liposuction gave me the boost I needed and I have since got my weight down to 128 lbs. I’m also much happier with where I am in life and I’m thankful for what Dr. Pettigrew did for me. He was a very caring, skilled surgeon, and I would recommend him to anyone in Savannah. I already know he is quite popular with army wives and it’s for good reason.

Dr. Francis Pettigrew

Savannah, GA

Savannah Plastic Surgery - Savannah, GA

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Tags:age 25-34 5 ft 0 in to 5 ft 3 in 150-169 lbs