First off, i have read most reviews on here before having my procedure done, and happy to say that in my experience i have had a great experience! The only thing that i felt was uncomfortable was the first maybe 5 minutes of the applicator on my lower abdomen. I noticed that when i was tensed up, like anyone would be when the machine sucks your skin in, it was uncomfortable, then when i tried to relax my stomach it felt so much better very quickly. ther est of the experience was fine. Everyone talked about the tech or doctor massaging the area after they remove the machine. My doctor did not do that, and the area flattened out pretty quickly painless. not sure if that was important step missed, but from what others said it was painful to have that area massaged out. Maybe that is why my doctor did not do it. I have no bruising on my stomach at all or redness. i also had flanks done on both sides. The doctor had a little trouble having the machine be able to suck the area in. He told me that if i was any thinner i would not be a candidate. yet, it was his suggestion to do these areas with my stomach. Go figure that one.
anyway, the first side done, went the full hour and then the machine actually slipped off. i am hoping that the suction was not lost during the hour of the procedure. on the other side, half way through the procedure, the doctor checked my machine, and it reported on it that there was a problem with the gel pad.....so, the machine was stopped, new gel pad placed on, and did the procedure for about 40 minutes. we really don't know how much time was lost in there. My suggestion is to have someone check that machine very often, or look up at it and see what's going on. I expressed my fears that these little problems with the machine may not give me the results that i am looking for. The doctor did respond to me saying that if there was a problem and the results were not optimal he would of course, do the procedure again. He said he, of course, wants me to be happy. WE'll see. I will post pics when i get to one month out, then two, and three. Hoping for some great results. I was told i was a great candidate. i am at my optimal weight, am toned and fit, exercise, and try to eat right. I am 5'4' and weigh 118 lbs. I have had three children, the youngest being 19 months. i don't think there was any way my stomach after the thirs was going to go back quite as nicely as it did after the first two. i do wear two piece bathing suits now, and dont think i look terrible, but would just like to be back to the way it used to look pre-babies. I am a bit of a perfectionist, but know this would not give the result of a tummy tuck or liposuction with a tummy tuck. i figured i would try this first, and maybe would never have to go those routes! I will keep all posted!!! I will post one before pic and more to follow!