I want to tell you a little about myself - because I always think that stuff helps when getting something this big done.
Im a 27 year old mom with three boys. I had my first child at 20 and my last 6 months ago. I dropped all my baby weight and Im at the weight I want to be 128 ( Im 5'4) . BUT I have a wrinkly tummy and a pooch from having 9.8 lb babies! I dont have stretch marks ( Im thankful ) but I get asked all the time if I am pregnant. It drives me crazy. I went about this all hoping I could get a flatter stomach - one I havent seen since I was 19!
I did my smart lipo through a school. It was given at a discount rate if I let students in the room to watch. I only did the front part of my stomach. The person I dealt with was amazing. She listened and she is still helping me. She calls to check in with me, she emails me right back with any questions. She is also helping me get on the right track with taking vitamins. I cant be thankful enough on how they have been so far.
I did my procedure on July 25, 2009. So Im only about a week and half out. I went in for a consultation a month ahead of time and they helped me do my procedure on a Saturday. I got there and was given a sediative by mouth and the procedure was started about an hour after that. I really didnt feel much with the pill to be honest. The procedure wasnt too bad either. I had so much numbing solution that I didnt really hurt after either. It was so numb till about 5am the next morning I woke up going " Oh my gosh! ". It did hurt at that point and that is when I started the vicodin. That really helped with the pain.
After the procedure changing the pads was very hard. I had to have my husband do it. I was just grossed out and one of the insistions wouldnt stop bleeding. By the next day in the evening it looked like the bleeding and solution stopped seeping through. I was told I had almost 300 ccs removed from my stomach. My stomach was incredibly swollen after - I looked pregnant to be honest.
At this point the garmet is a pain to wear but I still have it on. I do have the hard areas under my stomach but I was told that you want that and the longer its hard the better results you will get. I cant notice any difference at this point. I look the same but its kinda orange in color in some areas and its hard and still hurts to be touched. It is getting better and better each day with the pain of course. Im just hoping soon I will see it start to go down. I was told that I should have a nice flat stomach - they kept telling me excitedly while they were doing the procedure. So Im keeping my fingers crossed.
I will keep updating my progress for you all and feel free to message me with any questions. I know when I read the reviews I had so many things I wanted to ask. So feel free.