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Just had my abdomen done
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 9 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $1,400
- Armando Soto, MD (Orlando, FL)
I had my abdomen done yesterday afternoon, I am...
- 25 Apr 2012
I had my abdomen done yesterday afternoon, I am 5' 6" and 130 pounds, I'm athletic and in good shape, just have a bit of belly fat from having kids. I initially wanted the upper and lower regions done and the nurse had me marked to do both, however after she did the first treatment, we noticed that it actually worked SO well that it pulled in the upper region of my belly as well :-) I thought it was so great that I only needed the one treatment on that lower area since so much of my belly ended up getting sucked into the applicator, thus covering a larger area than we anticipated, so that saved me money, yay! Discomfort/pain: When the applicator is first applied, it happens very quickly, the area being treated immediately is forcefully sucked into the applicator (I had the large applicator used on me). The nurse warned me about that initial major sucking of the skin, it's like an instant vacuum seal. To me, it didn't hurt, it felt weird and uncomfortable, but I think I had built up the pain factor in my mind so much that I was expecting something way worse. Now, after the first minute, it does start to become increasingly uncomfortable, it hurts, but I have a high tolerance for pain so it didn't bother me too much. After about 8-10 minutes you are completely numb and can relax, or at least I could, I just watched TV for an hour and it was over! Aftermath: when they remove the applicator, that doesn't hurt at all. My stomach was totally deformed, which you should expect because after all, it was just stuck in a vacuum for an hour! The nurse massaged it for a couple minutes and it was back down to a "normal" size. It began swelling shortly after, but nothing alarming. Day 1: it's the day after and the only pain I have felt is just when I touch my stomach, it feels a bit tender, but nothing that stops me in my tracks and I was actually able to sleep on my stomach all night with no problem or pain. Today I'm able to go about my daily routine and take care of my two young kids with no problem except when I carry my toddler because he tends to wrap his legs around my belly area. I didn't take a before pic, but the day 1 pic is basically what my stomach looked like before treatment. I will keep updating!
Day 2: A bit more sore today, but the pain is...
- 26 Apr 2012
Day 3: Today is more sore than yesterday, but the...
- 27 Apr 2012
Day 4: Less swollen and less sore today :-) still...
- 28 Apr 2012
One week update: It's been exactly one week, I...
- 1 May 2012
Two weeks: Not much to update, luckily still have...
- 9 May 2012
4 weeks: It's been a bit over 4 weeks and I'm...
- 26 May 2012
My Doctor: Armando Soto, MD
I didn't work with Dr. Soto, but his nurse was amazing, super sweet!!