It's about 5pm now and I had SmartLipo done at 10am this morning. Immediately after the procedure was done, there was an enormous amount of swelling in my stomach area. I literally looked like I was 40 lbs bigger and I looked much better before the procedure began. I called the doctor 30 min. ago and he said that the swelling would take weeks to go down, and the final result would not be visible until several weeks. I'm unsure whether or not he's just telling the truth, or if he's just telling a lie to cover up a big mistake he made during the procedure which caused this swelling. The area's not painful, but I feel extremely bloated rather than slimmer, which is what I was expecting.
Pros: Post-op pain is minimal
Cons: Tumescent anesthesia is MUCH, MUCH more painful than expected (the lidocane injection did NOTHING to help ease the pain). The entire procedure was extremely uncomfortable. SWELLING is SEVERE after the procedure. EXPENSIVE ($5,300).Are there any suggestions? I don't know if I should seek additional treatment from another doctor for this swelling or if this swelling is really normal.