We live in a world where a fine-tuned body is part of the definition of being beautiful.
Working out and dieting tends to be the way forward to having a fine-tuned body.
However, even exercise may at times not be good enough in dealing with stubborn fat.
Well, if this is the case, getting a perfect body may require you to treat yourself to laser liposuction1.
But, your biggest worry maybe not knowing the best surgeon for cosmetic surgery.
At the end of the day, you need to trust the best with your body.
Sono Bello claims to offer quality cosmetic surgery practices including laser-assisted body contouring and non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
Additionally, on their website, they claim to be ‘America’s top cosmetic surgery specialist.’
Our team sought to find out more about how their board-certified doctors achieve individuals’ beauty goals.
Read more in our Sono Bello reviews below.
What Is Sono Bello?
Sono Bello is a company that specializes in cosmetic procedures with more than 100 board-certified plastic surgeons in over 50 locations in the United States.
These surgeons use power laser-assisted and advanced micro laser liposuction equipment in addition to various invasive and non-invasive sculpting techniques to remove excessive fat.
The company claims its procedures not only remove fat but also stimulate collagen for a youthful look.
They are headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.
Sono Bello was founded by Dr. Tom Garrison, an emergency medicine physician, in 2008.
He worked as an air force surgeon for half a decade and in emergency medicine for two decades.
He has a lot of experience in laser aesthetics.
Sono Bello Procedures
Sono Bello offers the following main procedures that help in body contouring and skin collagen formation.
TriSculpt (Micro-Laser Lipo)
TriSculpt involves three stages:
- Localized awake anesthesia
Patients remain awake during the procedures and received anesthesia only in the areas of treatment. This allows better positioning and communication with the patient.
- Power-assisted liposuction
Plastic surgeons then use power-assisted technologies with micro cannulas and gentle suction to remove excess fat mainly from large areas of the body.
- Micro-laser assisted liposuction
Micro-laser assisted equipment is used for final touches and smoothening areas worked on by power-assisted micro cannulas and activates the formation of collagen for skin firmness and smooth appearance.
It is ideal for contouring smaller areas including under the chin and upper arms
Sono Bello offers two cellulite reduction processes:
- Venus Freeze
- Venus Legacy
These are non-invasive procedures that use Magnetic Pulses and Radio Frequency technologies to shape, tighten, remove cellulite and trim areas of concern in about 5 sessions.
TriSculpt E/X (Micro-Sculpting)
This procedure is a combination of TriSculpt microlaser lipo fat removal and post-procedure excess skin removal.
It involves removal of the remaining sagging and loose lower abdominal skin after fat is removed.
How Does Sono Bello Work
Sono Bello claims to offer highly advanced and customized body contouring services that help to remove unwanted fat, more so, stubborn fat using the above procedures.
Additionally, they help to tighten skin and stimulate the production of collagen giving it a smooth appearance.
Sono Bello promises a face to face personalized approach with a surgeon to create a plan that works for each individual.
Here are some benefits:
- Weight loss without diet or exercise.
- Some procedures remove fat in a single day.
- Procedures lead to faster results.
- Successful procedures enhance self-confidence.
- The surgical procedures provide total transformation.
- Full anesthesia is not required.
What Are The Sono Bello Side Effects?
There are very few reported side effects or risks associated with Sono Bello procedures such as pain and marks after the procedure.
Mark K reported dark marks on her skin.
She wrote on Highya:
I scheduled another 3 area procedure to be done […] I was left with dark quarter sides marks on the back of both thighs. On the inside of my thighs a long dark crease, with an indentation along with it. I went back for them to fix the problem but they could not get it done.
Nevertheless, just like any other surgery, cosmetic surgeries too have risks.
Some complications associated with surgical procedures include
- Anesthesia complications such as blood clots and even death
- Infection, especially at the incision site
- Tingling due to nerve damage
- Mild bleeding
- Dark marks
Individuals with a medical history of diabetes and cardiovascular conditions2 should first seek advice before any invasive procedures.
We, however, noted that Sono Bello was sued in 2009 after a woman in Bellevue died from acute lidocaine intoxication following her treatment at the local Sono Bello clinic.
This resulted in Sono Bello paying $1.8 million to settle the lawsuit.
Sono Bello Reviews & Complaints
Sono Bello has received mixed reactions online.
On HighYa, it has 189 customer reviews with 61% reporting that they would recommend it.
It has an overall rating of 3.4 stars out of 5 stars.
Let’s see what some customers had to say.
Here are the positive reviews.
Kevin S. wrote this on HighYa:
I truly enjoyed the experience with Sono Bello and thought of it as a way to jump-start and reignite my fitness journey. […] I am down over 25 pounds since my surgery, and I feel stronger and more confident to do more things and work towards a happier and healthier self!
More users liked the quality of service offered and their new look as seen from Dawn T.
He states this on BirdEye:
At age 65 I decided to do something about the part of my body I had long been unhappy with. My experience at Sono Bello has been amazing and the results just even into a week recovery I am ecstatic with.
The entire staff at Sono Bello has been very professional and Dr. Okapku is absolutely wonderful […] I had 4 areas around my abdomen done with the extra skin tightening and I am 100 percent happy and even have more time to see more results yet!
However, some customers had unfavorable things to say.
Jeniffer had a bad experience at Sono Bello.
She writes on HighYa:
My incisions are in the middle of my thighs. We’re told prior to the procedure they would be hidden in my groin. Terrible uneven appearance. Needs to be redone, but I’m afraid it will have a worse appearance than they have now. Very painful.
Some users complained about poor customer service by the company as seen through Barbara’s statement on HighYa.
I came to Sono Bello with high hopes. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed at every turn. These “awake” procedures are VERY, VERY painful! The doctor and the nurse did nothing to help me while I sobbed through this whole nightmare.
[…] There was NO follow up when I was so ill at my one-week check-up, I asked the front desk to schedule something and call me. This was because I felt so crummy I couldn’t stand up. Nurse Aletha even asked them to schedule a telephone follow-up call and let me know. THEY DID NEITHER!
Sono Bello Before And After Photos (Taken From The Official Website)
How Much Does Sono Bello Cost?
Sono Bello states that their services are affordable and customized thus no fixed prices. However, there is no price information on their website apart from a starting average cost of $1349 per area of treatment when at least 3 areas are treated.
Surgery fee applies.
They offer a free consultation to discuss the best procedures and design a customized plan for each person.
The company works with reputable financial companies to offer a variety of payment options including
- No interest if paid in full within 6 months
- No interest if paid in full within 12 months
- 16.90% APR and Fixed monthly payments within 24,36,48 or 60 month- period
Currently (at the date of writing), they are offering a discount of $250.
Is There A Refund Policy?
Sono Bello does not offer a moneyback guarantee.
Sono Bello Pros & Cons
Sono Bello Review: Final Words
After reading all the reviews online on this cosmetic center, we are a bit skeptical.
The price is overly high and again, the first initial consultation seems to be done by salespersons instead of a physician.
Customers were concerned that the sales team seemed to be more interested in an individual making a deposit instead of attending to their questions. But, we are yet to confirm this concern
Nevertheless, there have been genuine users who stated that their procedures worked perfectly.
Also, they reported that the physicians were supportive and professional.
The website also showcases photos of before and after the procedures, portraying remarkable change.
As with every surgery, make sure to do background checks on the surgeons’ accreditation and experience before making that deposit.
Remember, they do not have a refund.
We laid out the facts, will you try Sono Bello? Comment below and tell us what you think!
- Apfelberg, David B., et al. “Progress report on multicenter study of laser-assisted liposuction.” Aesthetic plastic surgery 18.3 (1994): 259-264. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00449791
- Bockow, Barry, Marc Erlitz, and Philip Mease. “Compositions and methods for treating cardiovascular conditions.” U.S. Patent Application No. 09/814,394. https://patents.google.com/patent/US20020055539A1/en