Vaser and Smart Lipo on Flanks, Abdomen, Thighs and Knees - Plano, TX

I had Vaser lipo done to my flanks, lower abdomen...

I had Vaser lipo done to my flanks, lower abdomen inner outer thighs and knees on 3/22/12. The doctor took out 7 liters. A lot more than I thought he would. I consider myself lucky to the general anesthesia. I woke feeling like it was a long nap, and felt tired for about 3 hours then I was back to normal.

The pain is best described as very tight skin and muscle soreness. The first week was the worst. I would only get up to go to the restroom. I wasn't allowed to take off the compression garment at all for 7 days. I could shower in it after day three. I went in for my first post op on day 7 where I took off the garment for the first time and they took out the stiches. I am now barely at two and a half weeks and I dropped 12 lbs... It just keeps coming off. I also can tell I dropped a good pant size possibly two even.

My lower back and pelvic area are the most swollen. I am beyond happy with my results. All I can say is that each week gets better and have patience. I'm also very bruised but I've been taking arnica pellets twice a day and using the gel everyday after I shower. It works wonders! I am very excited to see the final result. I will post some before and after pictures soon. I also still have swelling in my legs as well. Also I am very numb all over, but you just get used to it. I took hydro condone for three days, but then switched to Tylenol extra strength. After two weeks I went off all painless. Now the only time I have discomfort is when I sit down for a long time and have to get up. I feel very very tight, and stretching makes it feel better almost immediately.

Well, it will be 7 weeks tomorrow. Haven't lost...

Well, it will be 7 weeks tomorrow. Haven't lost anymore weight but lost another pant size. I was initially a size 8-10, I am now a size 6, and even a 4 in some things.

All the bruising is gone, and I would say I have about 15% more swelling. I started walking and working out in the elliptical but no high impact workouts yet. My bac is still tender, but nothing unbearable. I'll be posting some before pictures today I just got from my doctor, and some after pictures as well. So far happy with the results, and it's only getting better :-).

Here are the before and after. As you can see my...

Here are the before and after. As you can see my abdobem and lower back are still a bit swollen along with my knees. I can tell these areas are swollen because they are still hard and lumpy a bit to the touch. I'll post more pictures as I un-swell.
Ken Smart Jr, MD

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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