Well, I've had laser liposuction on my lower abdominal area. Although I have a considerable amount of swelling on my left side, the right side has healed perfectly and just to what I was expecting prior to surgery. I am quite happy that my doctor has followed through with everything to make sure that the healing process has been stable.
I chose to receive this procedure because diet and exercise was clearly not enough to burn off the stubborn fat on the frontal area of my lower abdomen. I went through one month burning 800 calories/day for 4 days a week using a mix of exercises that whipped me into shape, however the results on my lower abdomen was truly and consistently discouraging.
The procedure was about 1.45 hours long and I had 600cc taken out. I am male, 5'11" and a normal 180 pounds, so that 600cc must have been extremely stubborn stuff.
The pain was moderate right afterwards. It hurt when I walked, and had to walk with a gentle limp. It took about 8 days for me to start walking normally.
Anyways, I'm 25 days post-op and the swelling on my left lower abdominal area is pretty big. I know it is healing, but it's a pretty slow looking process.
I'll post an update with some before and after pictures.