I also had smart lipo of my inner and outer thighs done on the same day. I am still experiencing mild bruising, soreness, and swelling especially after I work out and after work (I am an RN and work 12hrs on my feet). I have worn spanx the entire time, PS said a garment wasn't necessary. I can see the new shape and it is awesome, I just hope the swelling decreases some more!
Being that I have always been am active person, I started a workout regimen 6 days post op. I started walking slowly on the treadmill at 3.0mph and now I can jog at 6.0mph! It feels strange, but good! I do massages to my legs twice a day and my breast as much as possible throughout the day. I felt some hard spots on my inner thighs, but those are softening up more everyday with the massage.
This surgery has definitely tested my patience, but I never once regretted having it done. I would do it all over again, except i would not have the surgeries done at the same time! the breast implants were nothing, the pain was minimal and the swelling was bearable. The swelling and soreness that comes with lipo is the worst. I was 10lbs heavier than my pre op weight at my follow up appointment post op day 1. My abdomen was swollen, my private area was swollen, my legs were black and blue. I was very very uncomfortable, but I iced, elevated and massaged my legs religiously! My PS Dr. Pane was fantastic; very knowledgable, caring and gave me exactly what I asked for. I recommend him or any surgeon really at STRAX Rejuvenation in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The staff was amazing!