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.