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Sono Bello

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Sono Bello specializes in a variety of body contouring and liposuction services that are claimed to help you remove unwanted fat and to achieve your specific beauty goals. Liposuction is considered an effective procedure, but there are risks involved.


  • Effective treatment for fat removal
  • Minimal recovery time
  • 60+ locations around the US
  • May be more effective than CoolSculpting
  • Potentially long-lasting results with a healthy lifestyle


  • Results may be subtle
  • Customer complaints against Sono Bello sales tactics
  • Pricing information isn’t transparent
  • Small risk of serious complications

Customer Reviews

3.3 Stars out of 230 Reviews
5 Star:50% 4 Star:6% 3 Star:2% 2 Star:4% 1 Star:36%
57% Recommend This Company
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Posted on May 1, 2019

Not happy with results

By Lori F., Tampa, FL, Verified Reviewer

After having 2 children in the same year and trying everything under the sun to help with my appearance and the way I felt about myself, my fiancé and I decided to go with Sono Bello after talking to the consultant and seeing the before and after pictures.

I started this process back in January of 2018. After my 6 months check up my hips were uneven and there was more that could have been taken out. One of the nurses at Sono Bello told me that Dr. Mendoza always gets complaints, I was thinking of course he does, the one that did my procedure.

So I had another doctor look at what I what I was talking about and he agreed the other doctor really messed this procedure up. So I went with him to get a revision, which I wouldn’t have had to do if it was done right the first time. So with his opinion, I did the ex mini tummy tuck to get the best results.

After that procedure in September of 2019, I had 4 painful infections having to leave work. I also had to go to physical therapy because my leg was in so much pain. Dr. Lyons said that has happened before where they cut in too much causing that leg pain.

I am still not happy with the results with what I paid. I had the medical team look at my file and they said you got great results so there won’t be a refund or even help with what you have been through.

Convenient for them to say I got nice results, but it’s my body and I look nothing like I saw in the before and after photos, those have to be a scam.

Anyways, my story here is don’t go to Sono Bello, not a good company and doesn’t give you the results you talk about with the consultant.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 57 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 30, 2019

I’m thrilled!

By Caryn T., Bellevue, WA, Verified Reviewer

My surgery was 1.5 weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier! Dr. Macintosh and all of the nurses were amazing and put me at ease through the entire process. The procedure itself was only mildly painful and my recovery has been smooth so far. I’m still a little swollen, but even with the swelling, I’m overjoyed with the results. I can’t wait to see how the results progress over the next 1-3 months! Thank you Sono Bello Bellevue!

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 14 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 27, 2019

Great service

By Chad C., Oklahoma City, OK, Verified Reviewer

I had a great experience with Sono Bello. The whole staff went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and informed. The procedure was easy and my procedure team was amazing. I enjoyed my experience and like my results. I would recommend Sono Bello to anyone looking into good results.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 12 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 26, 2019

I’m overjoyed on cloud nine!

By K H., Sacramento, CA, Verified Reviewer

Nothing but pure bliss! Plastic surgery is so much more than vanity, what kept me from doing this for years before was a few friends being negative, saying I was being vain. Not only do I look so much better, I feel wonderful. I started doing Zumba and playing tennis again, my stomach was in the way before, and now I am so motivated to do all the things I haven’t been doing for years! I went from a size 16 to a size 10. I have no regrets. It was more than worth the money I spent, and you couldn’t imagine how great I feel to have a man notice me again and flirt with me. Not that I need that to feel complete, it sure does feels dynamite though! I joined an online dating website and I am already getting responses from an attractive man. This was a life changer for me, it doesn’t hurt to go in and see what they can do for you! The people who work there really take the time to get to know you and genuinely care about you. They are sweet and funny too. My surgery was with Dr. Tavassoli. Happy happy joy joy! GO DO IT!

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 9 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 22, 2019

Do NOT waste your money

By Wanda J., Tampa, FL, Verified Reviewer

The initial visit is a sales pitch where you are feeling pressured to lock in the current special which is a discount at that time. Nonetheless, I was having my vow renewal and wanted to wear this beautiful dress, but I had concerns with my knees, inner thighs, and my back.

Sono Bello convinced me that it was minimal invasion, little downtime and my results would be awesome. They were very easy to reach prior to making a payment. Once the payment was made, it was next to impossible to reach. You would have to leave a voicemail and they would return the call.

The procedure itself was very painful. The doctor was not pleasant. Despite my high tolerance for pain, the doctor stated if I continued to moan of the pain, he would stop the procedure and have me pay more to be under full anesthesia to do the procedure. Once the procedure was done, I had a lot of pain and bruising - more than I was told.

Given all of the above, I was still excited because I concentrated on my end results. However, that quickly was added to my list of disappointment. I have before and after pictures, there was absolutely NO change in my thighs and back other than the scars of where the doctor inserted the laser. My knees have a small change in them, but not really that noticeable without actually starring. I am very disappointed with what was delivered. Do yourself a favor and save your money.

Do NOT go to Sono Bello in Tampa!

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 39 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 9, 2019

Initial call

By Jauqwiana D., Texas, Verified Reviewer

I am very disappointed because I was told that my current weight did not fit the criteria for the services, but my thing is, the commercial shows women that look way bigger then I do. How do they know if my scale was not off? It was very discouraging to be turned away.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 27 People Have Voted

Posted on Mar 14, 2019

FREE Consultation

By Dejuana Q., Verified Reviewer

I went in for a free consultation on a Tuesday morning. Sat down with Christina. She went over the procedure, never offered any pictures of results until I asked. She started asking about payment and financing before telling me how much my procedure would be. The price she initially gave was $15,000.00. I told her that I wasn’t willing to pay that amount. All of a sudden she said they would do it for $8000 but if I scheduled for the following Saturday then they could do it for $7,500.00. I didn’t like her sales tactics, so I told her that I was going to get a few other quotes and her friendly attitude quickly changed. The following week, I received a credit card in the mail that I never signed for or authorized. My attorney is looking into this.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 63 People Have Voted

Posted on Mar 6, 2019


By Judy P., Greenwood Village, CO, Verified Reviewer

First off, the price they quoted me was $1,000 off. Paul Ziewbal is not a professional doctor. The treatment hurt more than childbirth. Finally, the results is horrible. I would do anything to have my old body back. My legs look so abnormal.

I was treated like a number, not a patient.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 84 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 22, 2019

My Sono Bello results seen one week post procedure

By D. G., Ontario, Canada, Verified Reviewer

I'm so thrilled to share the results I've seen after my procedure. What has been a battle to get rid of my problem ab area, I am now seeing the results one week post op. The Ontario Sono Bello location is stunning! Bright, clean, modern. The staff is amazing! The doctor is too! Everything explained well, and what to expect. I'm so glad I finally took the time to take care of me. Thank you Sono Bello Ontario.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 28 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 20, 2019

Pleased with results

By Maria V., Laurel, MD, Verified Reviewer

I am so so so pleased with the results of my lower ab laser lipo procedure. I had no downtime, awesome follow-ups and care from the Sono Bello team and my results are absolutely amazing! I have received the results I expected and wanted for so long. I cannot be happier. I followed all the instructions given by the Sono Bello's Dr. Onyewu, and staff, and achieved flawless results. Now that the fat has been removed, and I am maintaining my results, I have succeeded in going from a 13 pant size, to a 10 and can even fit an 8.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 32 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 18, 2019

Very polite and professional staff but that's where it ends!

By Jon W., Wisconsin, Verified Reviewer

I had three procedures done back in July. Like I stated, the staff is excellent. When I went in I had an 11:30 am appointment. I didn't get the procedure started until after 7 pm. In my opinion, it was like an assembly line! They try to get as many patients in and out as possible in one day! Again, in my opinion, I did not get the results that I sure have considering how much I spent! It seemed to me they did not want to open another bag of chemicals to use on me and wanted me done and out for the next patient. Yes, I did lose an inch or so, but no weight.

I want back for my check-ups and the last one I told them my concern. They said they could get more out, which they should have gone from the beginning but then they put me in touch with the person who makes the appointments and sets the price. After paying over $10,000, they wanted an additional $4,000 to do the rest! I wish I would have gone somewhere else to get an estimate on what I wanted done and have it done right the first time! I have to admit I did change my diet, extremely changed my diet, but I'm limited to working out by walking only.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 87 People Have Voted
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