OK, I had my procedure on Dec 24th '08 and as of today things are great. I had SmartLipo on my abs and love handles. There was not much there but it was fat that was stubborn regardless how much I exercised.
I experienced little pain, certainly had a lot of drainage and hardening but it was all well worth it. I still have a little hardness but I was told to wait another 2 months. I did not need any pain medicine and went back to work on the Monday after the Wednesday appt. Thursday & Friday were holidays.
I feel good about myself and went back to the gym the second week in January and have worked out hard and have developed a muscle tone and stamina. I am wearing speedos again and enjoying evey minute!
I would recommend the procedure but do your homework and remember not everyone's body will respond the same. My doctor and staff have been great. I go back in for a check up in two months.