I had Smartlipo done on my upper and lower abs/waist in mid-May, 2011 and a second procedure on my inner/outer thighs and hips in June, 2011. I can see a slight difference, but I still have a lot of swelling and lumps and bumps. I also measured everything pre-surgery and those measurements haven't changed at all (I have NOT put on weight!) nor has my pants size changed. They are telling me that it's because I have formed scar tissue from the surgeries and that I need Velashape or Smoothshapes to get rid of the scar tissue. Not sure I agree with that, but I bought a Groupon for 6 Smoothshapes treatments, which I will start today. Also, the place that performed the Smartlipo gave me one Velashape treatment as a trial and I had that done about 3 weeks ago.
I had my first treatment 2 days ago. My Groupon...
I have my 2nd treatment on Tuesday (they are supposed to be as close to 72 hours apart as possible). I have been drinking a TON of water - they want you to drink at least 3 liters a day after treatment (a little more than 3/4 of a gallon!) which is harder to do than you'd think. I was really surprised that I had lost 1 pound overnight the day after the treatment, in spite of being waterlogged, lol.
Meant to update this a long time ago, but the...
I finished the Smoothshapes treatment just before Thanksgiving. I had 7 Smoothshapes treatments in total. I am pleased with the results - my stomach and hips lost the puffiness that had been lingering since my Smartlipo surgery!
My measurements were:
Waist 29" 27"
Hips 38" 35"
The treatment was more uncomfortable at the beginning (lots of suction and it was very warm and kind of "pinchy") but I got used to it as I went along and could tolerate much higher settings by the end.
I posted "after" pictures below.
Samantha, the RN, explained everything and answered all of my questions. She continued to tell me little hints about getting the best results while treating me. The office made all of my next treatment appointments on the first day so I could select the times I wanted, and they emailed the appointment dates to me as a follow-up. I was seen within 15 minutes of my appointment time and everyone I was in contact with was very courteous and professional.