Smart Lipo Count Down - Tampa, FL

I have a small frame but always have had a tummy...

I have a small frame but always have had a tummy bulge, it runs in my family. I work out (could eat better) and have had a mini tummy tuck about 10 years ago. The tummy tuck did not last however.

So tomorrow is the big day and I am nervous of...

So tomorrow is the big day and I am nervous of course. I have reviewed most all the smart lipo reviews here and found them to be very helpful. Having a lot of knowledge beforehand is always a good thing not only to help you decide but also to mentally prepare you. I just took my before measurements and they are 30.5" at the smallest part of my waist and 36" at the belly button. I am 5'2" and weigh about 119 lbs. right now which is about 4-5 pounds above my normal weight. I am having upper, lower and flanks done. I am 56 years old but most people say I look younger. I am not looking to wear a midriff or a bikini again, just want to be more comfortable in my clothes. I plan to diet and exercise to bring my weight back down to 115 lbs. and to do what I have to do to stay there going forward. I know I can do it. For the record even when my weight was down to 112 lbs. I still had a tummy bulge. Here we go!

It is now 3 days since the procedure and I am...

It is now 3 days since the procedure and I am feeling much better. The procedure itself was pretty painless. They told me the inducing of the pain killer would be the worst part but for me it was the cannula. The cuts, liquid pain killer and the lazer were mostly comfortable but the sucking out of the fat was close to intolerable toward the end. It might have been because I had so much to remove or because I did 3 areas? It didn't hurt really it just was uncomfortable and hard to ensure. They removed 1/2 gallon of fat. I made it thru fine and went home with vicodin and the maxi pads. When right to bed for a long nap and when I woke up was weak and had lots of leaking. Changed the pads, ate a little dinner and drank some water (was very thirsty) and went to bed for the night. Not much further drainage took place at all so possibly they suctioned me pretty well. Rested most of the next day and took the pain meds. Felt like a truck hit me not like I over did it with sit ups as some others have said. Each day though feeling better and today I actually cleaned up the house, did laundry, vacuumed the floors and no pain killers and short rests in between. I believe I am a bit constipated so getting off the pain meds. Really don't need them any more which is great. When I look at my tummy (even though swollen) I do see that they did a great job. I believe I will be very happy with the results. This is a major deal I can't imagine anyone going back to work the next day however. You will need at least 4-5 days of rest in order to really function at work in my opinion maybe more. I will post follow up pics soon once I heal a little more. My measurements are the same probably due to the swelling however how I look is different, my tummy is very flat. I also have lost 3-4 lbs. but I have no appetite. So far I would say "worth it".

Day 8 yay I am starting to feel myself again. I...

Day 8 yay I am starting to feel myself again. I have more energy, sleeping is getting easier in bed. Swelling is there and the bruising is so ugly but I know these things are temporary. I have lost 5 lbs. (not sure how) and my largest area of my tummy is down 3 inches even with all the swelling. Not ready to post a pic yet - it is pretty ugly.

Had my first follow up with the doctor and he is...

Had my first follow up with the doctor and he is very pleased. I am experiencing the hard tummy which can be sort of uncomfortable especially when it goes into a charley horse type of feeling. He told me that should go away with massage in about 3 weeks. It is starting to soften up but very slowly. I haven't retaken my measurement or taken new pics but will shortly. Trying to give it a full month before doing so. I am so happy so far, my stomach is so much flatter and I love the way I look in clothes.

Almost 1 month post op now. Widest part of my...

Almost 1 month post op now. Widest part of my tummy is 32" (down 4") and smallest park is 27.5" - (down 3") - pictures soon. Still hard and tender but getting better.

I feel like the pictures I just uploaded (1 month...

I feel like the pictures I just uploaded (1 month post) don't really show well. It is a pretty good improvement in my clothes. Naked not so great. LOL
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