So Much for No Pain! - Johannesburg, South Africa

Well I had it done, after so many years of wanting...

Well I had it done, after so many years of wanting to have thinner inner thighs, I finally took the plung, Yesterday! 4 hours later, and awake during the entire process. The most painful bit about the proceedure was the anaesthetic injections. On a scale of 1-10 I would put them at a 6 for the 3 other areas I had done and at an 8 for the inner thighs. After that the rest of the proceedure was about a 3 on the pain scale.

After I was finished, I stood up to get changed and felt extremely light headed, and faint. Infact I did faint. But I have had this problem with prior surgeries.

Last night at home, I must say I felt good, not too sore, again I would rate the pain at a 6, and say it was similar to being punched in various areas. I took half a sleeping pill and slept well last night.

Today, as I write I am in pain. I would rate the pain as a 8. I have had 2 caesars which I would also rate a 8, and I had a tummy tuck 6 years ago, which I can say was a 10 or even highter. I am trying not to take too many pain meds because I am also feeling very dizzy and light headed.

My drainage is terribly annoying, and so far I see no improvement, infact I look bigger than when I went in. Obviously from the swelling. I will post a pic of myself and my brusing when I take the garment off

I am excited to see the changes take effect.

Hi joburg -- Welcome to RealSelf and thanks for sharing your experience so far. How are you feeling today? I hope your pain and swelling improves soon. Please keep us posted.


It has been nearly 1 week since my lipo. I am...

It has been nearly 1 week since my lipo. I am still swollen all over, but my main concern are my inner thighs, they are bigger than ever. Like balloons! I hope and pray that I am not one of the unlucky people who do not see any changes.

Hi joburg1000, I'm so happy for you that you had the procedure. You looked very bruised though which I am sure will subside soon.

I am due in for a consultation on 1 March and will hopefully have the procedure shortly thereafter.

Have noticed any difference in terms of your size?
Which doctor did you use?
Any pre/post treatment advice?
Hi there size 8, to answer your questions.

1. I notice very slight changes, alot more slight than I would have liked. The main reason I wanted it done was because of my inner thighs. I have notice NO change there at all, so so far I am very dissappointed. But I read on his website that changes will be seen after 6 weeks. So I have around 1 and a half weeks left, before I complain. (I am going to post pics now you you can tell for yourself)

2. I used Dr Cohen in Melrose.

3. Yes, you leak alot, more than I was told, so definitely take backups ie a towel for the drive home.
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I am one month post op, I have noticed slight...

I am one month post op, I have noticed slight changes, but NONE on my inner thighs! Very dissappointed.

Looking at that pic I have just noticed, I can...

Looking at that pic I have just noticed, I can also see how the one leg looks bigger than the other

Well people have a look at my photos and tell me...

Well people have a look at my photos and tell me what you think. I am horrified with the final results. After 2 attempts at laser lipo (with the same doctor), my leg is now totally disfigured.
It is very important to find the right Dr. (not easy in South Africa) Drs buy these very expensive machines to make money and claim to be the best. The hand that administer any procedure is more important than the equipment........
Well this is why there are warnings in the US for Laser Lipo as it uses heat to destroy and burn the fat along with other tissues fibres. look for an ultrasound based treatment such as Vaser that wont cause this much pain and you will get the result you want
hi all im a 22 year old lady engaged no kids but planning to have soon, I would really like to know more aboput the Laser lipo I am thinking of doing it please advise if I should go through with it......
Dr Gordon Cohen, Melrose Aesthetic Centre -Johannesburg

I have just changed my recommendation to DEFINITELY NOT

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
2 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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