Just had chin/jowl lipo done on Friday (5/6) @ 1:30pm.
I was given some medication (percoset) to calm my nerves and relieve anxiety. It took about 20 minutes for it to kick in and I was feeling much less apprehensive. The nurses also helped to sooth my nervousness by making me laugh and explain everything that was about to go down.
I was laid back in the chair with my neck fully extended. The nurse began the numbing shots where my four incisions were to be made. I had two (incisions) directly under my chin and one on each side of my neck (near my ears). I felt zero pain when they were made! I was pretty happy about that!
After the incisions were made a cannula was inserted into each one, delivering about a pump of liquid every second. I felt a lot of pressure at this point. I think this is the process where the "pocket" was made between my muscle and tissue so the laser could melt the fat.
The doctor came in and performed the laser lipo through each incision and then followed up with the suctioning. She said that I might feel heat with the laser but I didn't feel any at all. I am very thankful I was numbed up so well!
Oddly enough the only part I was bothered with was when my head was tilted to work on the opposite side, I had a ton of drainage come out of the incision and leak down my neck into my hair. They warned me it was a wet process. It was really not a big deal, just gross.
Before I left they strapped the compression garment around my neck/head and I was free to leave with my husband. I went home, took a vicodin and slept. I felt no pain just awkward mild uncomforted.
I laid around all Saturday to make sure I was getting plenty of rest. No pain at all. Took my first bath in the evening and got a little light headed and saw spots when I first pulled off the compression garment.
Now it is Sunday and I have removed them compression garment for the day. I have mild swelling, no bruising and some numbness. I can see that my jaw line is slightly more defined and my face looks thinner despite the swelling. I still have a small fatty looking area under my chin. I REALLY hope that goes away and tightens up. After all that was my target area to get rid of!
The whole process didn't take more than 45 minutes.