I elected to have Smartlipo due to chronic pain and injuries from a MVA; these issues preclude me from working out the way I could before the accident.
I've now had TWO surgeries, with the second being called an "enhancement" because the first one didn't change a thing. I had my abs and hips done both times. After the second procedure, I've lost one inch from my hips and that's it. I now have terrible bra overhang and a muffin top where I didn't have either before. It seems that the fat was not extracted properly and has now simply relocated and settled happily in a new home. It's horrible for my self-esteem, which should have been greatly improved after two procedures.
Like most people who have done thorough research and visited different clinics before deciding to have this surgery, I envisioned myself at least a size smaller in the end. I even refrained from buying any pants, skirts, shorts, etc. before my surgery because I was so sure I would need a smaller size afterwards. I am exactly the same size after TWO surgeries. MAJOR disappointment and obviously there are mixed results. For obvious reasons, I've opted not to include any photos.