Dec 08 I had my inner, outer thighs, flanks, lower abdominal. Love my results I am 3 months post op and i see a big difference. My recovery wasn't as great as they say ..... "you can return to work after a day or 2" -- NO WAY, I was hurting, sore and hard to move around first 2 days. I am a nurse and on my feet all day, I made an attempt to return after 4 days but I couldn't...... so i recommend about a week.
My bruising was pretty impressive, the many shades of purple and black....... thru reading alot of plastic surgery blogs, i discovered ARNICA gel - a miracle and a must for the bruising. After 2 days of Arnica which i started after day 9 - what an amazing significent difference. I loved it.
Also the first few weeks you feel disappointed and feel heavier than ever...... its water retention, don't get turned off........ give it really 4wks to see a difference.
My advice is: follow directions, no shortcuts...... rest, WEAR YOUR GARMENT continuasly for at least a month. If you notice some bumpy areas start massaging it a few times daily. **Women: invest on 2-3 SPANX garments @25-45 dollars as an alternate to wearing your surgical gament after a few weeks.