SmartLipo Totally Worth It! (Flanks, Upper/lower Abs)
- updated 3 years ago
Pros: very little down time. I had surgery on Fri...
- 14 Aug 2009
Pros: very little down time. I had surgery on Fri (flanks) and Sat (upper\lower abs) and was at work on Monday. I was exercising fully after 3 weeks but could have gotten back into it sooner.
I lead a very healthy lifestyle but these areas were just too tough to see results. I wasn't looking for a weight loss solution, just a headstart in the gym. I already exercise regularly and eat well so this was complementary, a treat to myself. I'm not sorry for one minute that I did it.
The people who say it doesn't work probably didn't have their expectations managed properly and could have done it for the wrong reasons. I bruised some but that was expected. Within a few days I was seeing results. 3 weeks later I'm still slightly bruised but it doesn't really affect me at all. Just waiting to see the final results.
I was awake and chatting with the doctor the entire time. I have a high tolerance for pain, but every once in a while if i'd feel a slight pinch, I'd mention it to him and he'd numb it a little more. Whole procedure took 2 hours for flanks, and 2 hours for abs. On the first day, I actually went for a walk when I got home. Nothing strenuous but I walked over 2 miles to a store with a friend.
Not really any cons: i'm still healing so i'd have to say the only con is slow to see full results, which really isn't a con!
Not sure of my satisfaction yet as I am still...
- 17 Aug 2009
not sure of my satisfaction yet as I am still healing after a month. still swelling and i'm hoping it actually does go away, otherwise i have to go back. however, i do see an improvement. i'll rate my satisfaction after 3 months, which is when my surgeon told me i should be almost done healing.
Update: Still healing. Still have some fat arond...
- 4 Sep 2009
update: Still healing. Still have some fat arond my belly and possibly my flanks, but overall my clothes fit much better and it's definitely a big improvement. I didn't bother to measure or anything b\c i'm not looking for weight loss. i can tell by how my clothes fit. My hips are still numb but it's expected as the blood vessels regenerate. I realize this was a big trauma to my body so it's just healing itself. This in no way affects my every day life. I'm feeling terrific. I'll wait the full 3 months and address whatever still bothers me with the doctor, but overall, i'm still standing by the "it's totally worth it" comment!!
I see that everyone bruises and heals differently....
- 16 Feb 2010
he was extremely attentive, saw me himself for pre-ops rather than a nurse, and patiently answered all my questions. never made me feel rushed or tried to "sell" me something i didn't request. Bedside manner was amazing, and i truly felt he knew what i wanted, i wouldn't even have to tell him (though I did, of course). Very knowledgeable and informed on the latest in his field. All of his staff was great as well, especially the surgical consultant.