First thing to take into condsideration is that there are other costs just besides what you're paying the surgeon. The garments cost me 200 each and I purchased two and the pr-operative stuff costs me 320 out of pocket because I have no insurance. Also there were the prescription costs which was around 200 dollars.
That being said I picked a really great surgeon, he was awesome very friendly and did a very good job. The liposuction on my waist, back, flanks, and thighs looks great. I have an hour glass figure now which is something I have been waiting 20 years for haha, I'm only 20. Anyhow, I was amazed at the results there was some brusing on my legs, and minimal brusing on my abdomen and I wasn't really swollen at all. From what everyone else was saying I thought I was gonna be huge but I really couldn't even tell if I was swollen or not.
The pain, well it is a very painful recovery. When you first wake up after surgery you want to die, because your sore everywhere. It hurts to even move at all. I had to sleep on my sides for the first 3 days which was not comfortable at all, and I had a lot of stinging from switching sides. It was hard to walk at first, and pee, and shower, and you just want to die, to be honest. But I think it's worth it, for sure. It gets better after the first week. The drains are a pain in the ass, I had four drains and the ones that didn't drain into anything leaked a lot which was gross, so it's important to shower after the first couple of days when your doctor says it's ok. I vomited a lot because the medicines are strong and the antibiotics made me nauseated. You get light headed from doing any kind of activity especially showering so make sure you have someone to help you with that for the first two weeks. It's very VERY important to eat, if you don't it will take longer to heal. It's hard at first but you have to make yourself eat, believe me it helps in the end.
I like my results so far, they look natural and my butt is a good shape. It's not as big as I hoped but then again I did not request that from my doctor. I'm a pretty small girl I only weighed 136 before the surgery and my boobs are a lot of that weight so I'm not sure if he didn't have enough fat or what I had a pretty hard time gaining weight for the surgery, but it still looks good and compared to my waist it is definitely proportioned well. If I could change one thing I would have told the doctor to make my butt a little bigger but overall I am very satisfied and I hope that it doesn't get any smaller. I'm three weeks out of surgery so we'll see.