I had the lower abs done on 3/13 and the flanks done on 3/15. I am little (5'5" and about 118 lbs) but I have had 3 kids and with that 3 csections. I have a little over hang with my belly and the typical love handles. I workout 5-7 days a week, don't eat sweets, and watch what I eat for the most part but still have the problem areas. I don't want to get cut open so I decided a non-invasive procedure would be worth trying.
When they put the device down on my lower abs it was intense. It didn't really hurt that much, just very intense. I almost passed out but brought myself back. You can see the fat sucked up in there and that's why I think I felt like that. An hour went by and it was fine after about 6 minutes. After an hour they took off the machine and my belly looked like congealed fat. It was gross. I got up and had some pains like someone had punched me in the stomach but that went away in a minute or 2 and I was fine. No bruising at all with lower belly. I was told to massage for about a week. Belly a little swollen and sore after. Went back in for the flanks. That was cake compared to the belly. Didn't hurt, totally fine. Took 2 hours.
One of my flanks is bigger than the other so the smaller one bruised a little more. Not bad at all. On the day I did flanks my lower belly started getting the "pins and needles" feeling. Let me just say it is more like bees stinging you or bugs biting you. It has become strong day by day. Hoping I can get a little relief b/c Advil isn't doing the job. Hasn't even been a week so haven't seen a noticeable difference yet. When I do, I will post before and after pics.