I had Smart Lipo w/ suction on my flanks & inner thighs, and a 2nd procedure on my abs/mons/chin using Body Jet Lipo w/ suction, in addition to a mini-tummy tuck. I had the 2nd procedure a little over a month ago, so I still have some swelling...however, I'm ecstatic with my results!
I took hormones 3 yrs. ago and couldn't lose an ounce, no matter what, afterward. Lipo has re-set my set point; I even lost a few extra lbs.! Wahoo!
The recovery was a little different than I expected---longer, but not manageable; it was mostly the tenderness and the annoyance of the drains that was the worst. I highly recommend taking the prednisone, as I only did for the 2nd procedure and it made a huge difference. Expect to be tender for a long time, but not in horrible pain. I really think using local anesthesia helped with pain, swelling...and certainly risks!
I am SO glad I did the procedures. I feel sexy again!