Great Experience - Atlanta, GA
- updated 1 year ago
After consulting with several different doctors...
- 15 Jan 2012
After consulting with several different doctors over the past few years (and being advised to do everything from workout more to have a tummy tuck), I decided to go with smart lipo. I was tired of looking a little bit pregnant all the time even when the rest of my body was in top shape. I had an established relationship with the doctor I choose because of some minor laser treatments in the past. But I trust him and his choice in lasers. Due to scheduling issues on my side, I ended up not taking any medication during the procedure. If I had it to do over, I wouldn't take any again. Aside from the numbing part, which hurt, mostly it just felt weird. Very, very weird. I think if I was disoriented from medication, it would have been too disorienting. So, I had the procedure and it went fine and I drove home. I wasn't really in pain afterwards, but I was draining way more than I expected. I completely soaked my clothes twice. The day after the procedure, I was in a lot of pain. I was told I would be "sit-up sore". It was more like stabbed in the stomach multiple times sore. But I was expecting to be grossly swollen but I was not. I had stopped draining by that evening and after talking to the doctor, I removed my own drain, which wasn't really that big of a deal. Two days after the procedure - I woke up feeling very swollen. And, I have some puffiness on either side of and right above my belly button. Even though I felt swollen, I really wasn't that bad. I tried on a shirt that I hadn't been able to wear since before my pregnancy and it fit again. Three days after the procedure - I woke up feeling not as swollen. And, the pain was less. More sore than intense pain. The bruising is also starting to mellow out in some areas.
Day 4 - Soreness is getting a lot better and is...
- 16 Jan 2012
One week post op: The only change in how I look...
- 19 Jan 2012
Two weeks post op: Last night I removed my garment...
- 25 Jan 2012
Amazing doctor! He is an expert in this field and he is very available. I texted him a question on a Sunday after my procedure and he called me back in about 15 seconds.