Smartlipo Lower Abs - Colorado, CO
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I had Smartlipo yesterday on my lower abs. I am...
- 18 Feb 2011
I had Smartlipo yesterday on my lower abs. I am early 30s, 1 child, and have always had this pooch since my college days. Never able to get rid of it even though I am very athletic and eat well. I fluctuate between 113-120lbs. My experience was amazing as far as the office and staff. They were so kind and supportive. No pressure to do it, no pressure to spend $.
The procedure was uncomfortable, but not painful. More "weird" than anything. I have come to the conclusion that I would have rather been under for it b/c it is mildly traumatizing if you think too much about what is going on. I had a panic attack while he was putting the lidocaine in, but the assistant was so nurturing to me she helped me tough it through. That was probably the worst part. Then the laser was actually quite easy. It is so small. Then the actual suction was beyond weird. Lots of pulling and tugging. I found it most uncomfortable around my belly button.
So far recovery has been easy (knock on wood.) I didn't sleep super well b/c I was nervous to wake up in total pain if I missed the vicodin...but as it turns out I only took 1 vicodin for the procedure and 1 after. I took plain tylenol once in the night and nothing since. I just feel like I had a tough ab workout. The compression garment is itchy, but it def helps with the soreness. I didn't drain too much at all, just changed the pads once last night before bed and am wearing only bandaids today. I did buy some additional compression tanks and garments at target and wal mart. I suggest having backup in case you bleed through and need to wash it.
I have some time yet before I can even begin to say whether it was worth it or not. I will wait to rate both the procedure results and my doc until I see what is under all this swelling. This site really helped me do my homework, so I am writing this to "pay-it-forward" to others considering their options.
Okay, so day 3 was so much easier than day 2 (and...
- 21 Feb 2011
Still to early to tell how much I will like it, but even with the swelling I can see a small difference. When I touched the area where my little roll used to be I actually felt my ab muscle. Hooray! It is weird to say, but I felt like that pooch was a scar from how badly I treated my body when I was in college and my early 20s. It wasn't there before beer and pizza at 1am. I am soooo good to my body now, and I feel like the work I put in this is how my abs deserve to look. Silly, but it's the little things.
Make that "too early" to tell, not "to." Ugh I...
- 21 Feb 2011
Day 6- best day so far. Can see reduced swelling...
- 22 Feb 2011
Doc liked the healing. Said there were no...
- 22 Feb 2011
Day 7. Tomorrow is going to be my 1 week post-op....
- 23 Feb 2011
A little over 1 wk out. Am back to running...a...
- 27 Feb 2011
I am no doc, and every body is different. However, my opinion thus far is that this is a great procedure for folks who work out and have 1 or 2 problem areas that don't respond to the gym. I would not suggest this for weight loss. I only lost 500cc of tissue and haven't even weighed myself and don't care! It was just a spot treatment. There is no quick fix for good old sweaty, hard, work. My expectations from this are nothing more than to "boost" what I already do which is working out and eating healthy. I cannot expect perfection from a 2 hr procedure. The doc does their part, and then mother nature and I have to do the rest. That is my feeling on it so far. I think for the price and the time invested I will be happy with the outcome...now I just cross my fingers and see.
Started using an at-home ultrasound device last...
- 3 Mar 2011
Amazing bedside manner at this entire office. You simply won't find nicer people. ZERO pressure to spend $. Supportive and informative. Competitively priced, talented doc, convenient location, excellent aftercare.