I had a great experience with smart lipo and...
- 2 May 2008
I had a great experience with smart lipo and regular lipo and wanted to share the details. I had my inner thighs, outer thighs, and hips done a few days ago. I was really worried about being in terrible pain due to reading the reviews on this site, but that did not happen for me and a few days later I'm comfortable although still a bit sore.
I had reg lipo AND smart lipo on inner thighs, and smart lipo on the other areas. Regarding pain, I was awake and in a bit of pain shortly after the procedure but nothing terrible. In fact, at no time have I been in terrible pain. I did not have extensive fat removed (overall im about 20 lbs over my ideal weight) so I dont know if that had to do with why I wasnt in a lot of pain. I took vicodin and am still taking it, but I only need half the recommended amount. My soreness level was uncomfortable and not like a workout the first two days- it was more extreme but I could get around fine, just needed to walk a bit slow. I could not have gone to work at a regular job and I still feel (4 days later) it would be a little much to be at a reg job yet, thats my opinion.
The inner thighs where I had the reg lipo are a lot more sensitive then the smart lipo areas.
Now the fun part- I could see a different right away and I was happy and it's getting better. I was told 3 months until I see the full results.
I know everyone has a different experience, but I wanted to provide the details because I was very nervous due to what I read on the net and my fears were unwarranted.
Another important detail is I went in thinking that smart lipo really can do exactly what reg lipo does- and that is simply not the case. Smart lipo is great but it works on smaller amounts of fat- my Dr. carefully explained that it would basically take all day with smart lipo to do what reg lipo could do in half an hour.
My Dr. did a combo of smart and reg lipo on my inner thighs because I had more fat there then on my outer thighs and hips- and he also used smart lipo there for the skin tightening effect. He explained that if he removes too much fat, the sagging could become an issue so the smart lipo after reg lipo was a good idea.
Dr was very thorough, a great doctor, and his staff was informed and helpful at all times.