I had tumescent lipo to my abdominals, waist, & inner thighs 6 months ago. I noticed an immediate difference, even with the garnment. I continued to wear the garnment for 6 weeks even though my surgeon said I could d/c at 3 weeks. The tiny incision sites were a bit hypersensitive for up to 3 months, but was well worth the discomfort!
You have to do what is right for you. I love the outcome, but also invested in P90X and cardio to further improve my figure and health.