Had Procedure Done 3 Hours Ago....not As Bad As I Expected!

I did my research, including looking at this...

I did my research, including looking at this message board, so I was expecting things to be a lot worse than they actually were. My impression was that the problems described here seemed to be with someplace called Fig and their staff; so I took a chance and tried it at another place called {edited}. Before the procedure, I met with a consultant who fully explained everything to me, including the worst of the side effects and typical side effects. She did not downplay any side effects and made sure I understood that there will be swelling and bruising. She gave me instructions on what types of foods/substances to avoid a week before the procedure and then two days before the procedure. I followed the instructions closely. Today, a nurse practitioner went over everything again, gave me a physical and went over my medical history information again. She did not give me any type of pain medication. She explained that lidocaine (sp?) was mixed in the solution and there really wasn't need for it. I still expected pain, so I was nervous. She "mapped out" the area while discussing with me to make sure we were on the same page (I had my "flanks" done). I braced myself for the pain I was expecting after reading this board, and I was very surprised to find that the sensation was a pricking feeling, but nothing that made me clench my teeth or tense up. I stayed pretty relaxed the entire time. Shortly after, I started feeling an itching/burning sensation where I was injected, which I was told was normal. I was lucky enough not to be sick or even "woozy". I drove myself home with no problem and ran a couple of errands. It's been about 3 hours now, and I am continuing to feel this itching/burning sensation. I took a look at the injection site in the mirror. It looks like I have hives or stings where I was injected. I did notice that a few of the places where I was injected are starting to look like they are going to bruise. I was told all this is to be expected, so I'm not freaking out. I actually took the afternoon and tomorrow off work because I thought I would need to, so we will see how it goes. From what I've heard, I may start swelling up and feeling more pain later. I will post again tomorrow and give an update. Note: The $4000 is for a large area for six sessions AND a small area for six sessions Editor note: you must be contacted privately to discuss a specific practice or practitioner. Readers should click on your username to reach the private contact form.
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