Our patient, Chris, who found us searching “San Diego lipo” online is a 30 year old Caucasian male Marine sergeant, who came to us about three months ago with a chief complaint of “I need to meet my military standard”. He came to us after getting back from Afghanistan where he was highly stressed. Upon coming back to “desk duty”, he put on inches around his waist and pounds that he just “couldn’t get off”. For the Marine Body Fat Standards, he needed to be an 18% basal metabolic index or BMI or needed to be 176 lbs for his 5’6” frame, but at his initial consultation weighed 205 lbs (overweight by 29 lbs) and taped at 44 ½” at the initial consultation, with a neck circumference of 18” giving him a net BMI of 26 ½ (over-taping 8 ½ “) far from the needed 18%.
His lipodystrophy fat or the fat that he inherited from his ancestors had grown greatly out of proportion with his general body fat, partly because of the stress of being deployed in Afghanistan. “The stress hormone” or cortisol secretion quickly had his lipodystrophy fat expanding and growing around his torso, turning him into his father and his family’s genetic inherited tendency to grow fat around the midsection. His general body fat from the inner arm and forearm pinch test was actually on the anorexic side at 3/8” (1/2” for normal) a good indicator of the general body fat.
Because of his very muscular physique and large body build, even with no lipodystrophy, he was unlikely to fit into military height and weight standards. For such cases, the military uses a secondary and more refined measurement, taking the neck circumference and subtracting it from his umbilical girth, with a small correction factor, better indicating the actual BMI. For Chris he was initially 44 ½” or about 8 ½”out of standard for the 18 ½ % BMI needed for his age group. As discussed in the video, the only way to get this much change is to micro liposculpture around his entire torso. The need to do the entire torso or our famous “Around the World” torso where up to 90% of the fat is removed is reviewed because removing the 4” of fat around his umbilical area only gets us 1” with the tape measurement.
His specific success story of improving over 10% in his BMI, permanently removing ten pounds of fat at our surgical facilities for lipo in Carlsbad, in San Diego, CA, and improving his umbilical measurement and military fat standards and his finally having the physique he desired is discussed in detail. His micro liposculpture before and after photos are presented.
Our patient’s “awake anesthesia” experience was excellent and his memory and time in the operating room was almost non-existent, taking no pain pills after surgery. His garment wear and post-operative recovery was also reviewed. Our patient recommends the procedure to the audience having obtained the results he desired and stating that the expense and effort were definitely worthwhile.