I had my procedure done April 30th and at two weeks out I must say I look phenomenal!!! I had my upper and lower abs, flanks (love handles) and bra line done. I am 5'3 & weigh 126. I exercise and eat pretty good but after having 2 kids (ages 10 and 2) I could not get rid of that stubborn belly fat. I was very excited going into this. I visited this site daily, reading some reviews several times! This site is also where I found my doctor.
Dr. K and his staff were wonderful, always so friendly and pleasant. Dr. K was very knowledgeable of Smart Lipo and he was very honest. I did not want to have any unrealistic expectations! A few weeks before my procedure I really started watching what I ate, I reduced my sodium intake and started taking Arnica tablets. I even gave up my daily glass of wine! If I was going to do this, I wanted to do it right! The day of my procedure, I was very nervous but once we got started everything was fine. My husband was allowed to stay in the room with me, he was suppose to be my support system but he ended up recording most of the procedure :)
Dr. K worked 4 1/2 hours, removing between 1200 to 1400cc of fat and saline from my body!!! The whole time we chatted and cracked a few jokes, I felt very comfortable and at ease. We took a small break mid way through, I was allowed to eat a small snack and take a bathroom break if needed. I don't recall much pain but there were times when I said it felt like he was poking through my skin. It was weird to see the fat just being sucked out!!
After wards I was wrapped in gauzes & ace bandages and sent home. The first night I slept mostly only waking up to take my meds and change my gauzes. By the second day, I had stopped draining; I moved around slowly, ate light and only had pain whenever I was getting in and out the bed. I think I was more afraid than anything....I kept thinking I was going to mess it up...lol I know that some people go back to work a few days after, I chose to take the entire week off just to give myself some time and I am happy I did!
Prior to Smart Lipo I weighed 126 and measured 29 1/2 inches around my waist and 32 1/2 inches around my abdomen. Today I weigh 122 and measure between 28 to 27 inches around waist and between 28 to 29 inches around my abdomen. I am really excited about my new body. My husband said it turned out better than he expected!!! My stomach is flat and my love handles are gone! If you are thinking about having this done, I would definitely say do your research and find a great doctor that you feel comfortable with. I am so happy I did it, it was worth every dime! I can not wait to go shopping, YAYYY ME!!!