Smartlipo is awesome for anyone that is seeking out some good "sculpting." It's not the solution for a major overhaul but for specific areas that you want work on it's definitely worth the money and the time. I had my stomach and love handles done exactly a week ago (Feb 10th). The experience was great. You are awake for the whole thing. I was given Adavan and Percocet and then they tumesce the areas so you don't feel a thing. Well, you can feel something but no pain that's for sure. The doctor marked all the areas ahead of time and made sure that everything was even. I plan to put some before and after pics up and then try to keep the pics updated every week for the progress. The results were very noticable from day 1 especially because I had my love handles done at the same time but the full results, according to the doctor, are really best after a month or so when the swelling has gone down and the skin has tightened up. The definite pro's of Smartlipo: - The recovery is quick - You are awake for the whole thing. No risks there - There is very little bruising and swelling in comparison - I was back to work in two days. - The skin tightening! Traditional lipo usually leaves you with skin left over but the laser actually creates tissue coagulation so your skin tightens. - Results are noticable right away! Cons- There really aren't any that I could say are major. Sleeping is a little uncomfortable and you have to wear compression garments for a little while but that would be with any lipo treatment really. I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone that is interested in it. My recovery process is going great so far and I will update with pictures very frequently for you all as well as my before and after dress sizes when I settle into them. If anyone has questions please feel free to ask!