I had been thinking about it for about two years and did much research, on line, and on this site, as well as many consults. I am petite and an avid runner and athelete. I have always been toned and in good shape, however I have never been able to get rid of the extra fat on my abdomen.
The only times it would go away is if I was on a carzy diet and or not eating enough. I did not want to condone that behavior or become unhealthy. I waited two years because I wanted to be sure, that I really wanted the procedure and that the extra fat bothered me enough to warrant cosmetic surgery. I chose my doctor becuase of his manner, his attention and the before and after pictures. Also he had a few very good results on this site.
Additionally, his fees are reasonable for new york. I was very nervous before my procedure and followed the doctors orders closely. I had my blood taken and reviwed two weeks proior, and took my antibiotic. I have heard many people who take bromelain and arnica, but my docotor advised to not include anythin new to my system. he said th body would take care of itself, ad i am inclined to agree. I had the procedure yesterday and I am writing one day post.
The procedure took 1 hour, and i had smart lipo mpx on my sides of the abdomen and the upper and lower abdomen. basically the entire abdomen was treated. I was given a cocktail to relax me, and the worst part was the administration of lidocaine mix, the anesthetic. I went home feeling okay, numb and a little pain only. Since my procedure, I would not descirbe the feeling as pain but a severe soreness and burning. Quite tolerable. I slet most of the night, but the bandages they wrapped me in ( to collect the draining fluid) were pertty uncomfortable and were very tight as they are beneath the garment. I was swelling very much.
This morning, i went in for the follow up, and the bandages were removed. My swelling has went down by 60% and i hope the rest will go down. soon. I am a little over 24 hours out of procedure and i am excited to see results. I will say, that I had only 300cc of fat removed and thus my experience will more than likely be less traumatizing than others who have had more areas and or fat treated. I have pics and will continue uploading as I heal. thanks!!! and i hope this helps~