Had SmartLipo Today and Feelin' Fine!

After reading the posts I was terrified when I got...

After reading the posts I was terrified when I got there this afternoon. I walked in and said "Can I take my Valium NOW?" They immediately put me at ease and I was surprised how well it went. I felt only minimal pain and that was only when they got too close to places that didn't have the lidocaine. I think VelaShape hurt worse than this. Now granted, this is only 1 hour later and I know the Vicodin hasn't worn off yet but I feel fine. I don't like the seeping but have on old jammies and will just deal with it. I will update in a day or two and see if I'm still feeling positive about it. Thanks for all your posts, it was great to see such a wide variety of results and opinions. Natalie

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Update on Day Two: Had a bit of pain around 3am...

Update on Day Two:

Had a bit of pain around 3am when the Vicodin wore off but took another one and was able to go back to sleep.  I am at work today, it's tender but not unbearable.  I only took a half a Vicodin this morning and am doing just fine.  The leakage seems to have stopped and I have gauze just in case but think I will probably be able to remove it once I get home.  When I took off the compression garments to change the bandages this morning I was really pleased with what I saw...I have a waist!  I stand at work and I think that helps, the only time I'm uncomfortable is when I first try to sit.  Otherwise, so far, so good!

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This photo is from the Day of and Four Days after...

This photo is from the Day of and Four Days after SmartLipo.  The divets in my stomach are from a splenectomy and that is part of the reason I had such a battle with my mid-section.  Pockets of fat would pool around the scars and the result was awful.  Four days later I am very pleased.  I am very anxious for the final result but just seeing the progress!

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Glad to hear that, Waters29. I work at our corporate headquarters here in Kirkland. I am the director of patient satisfaction and I also manage aspects of our company communications.
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The local office is fully aware of what happened and has done its best to make it right. no need for you to research it any further. what office are you in?
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Waters29, I would especially love the opportunity to hear from you about your experiences in detail. It seems I cannot send you a direct message through RealSelf, so here is my personal email address where we can exchange phone numbers, etc. salar (at) sonobello (dot) com. It is important for me to understand what the issues were and why expectations were off. Your feedback is the only way we can ensure that our medical and non-medical staff is living up to the promises we make as a company. I can ensure you that we are quick to identify and change anything that is not promoting patient care and satisfaction. I hope to talk to you soon and learn more.
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