The reviews certainly vary on this procedure. I...
The reviews certainly vary on this procedure. I am hopeful that I am a good candidate and can handle any pain. I am 51, 5'5", 160 lbs. From weightlifting, running and other exercising I am fairly muscular. I maintained a weight of 130-140 since college with the exception of 2 pregnancies. In the past three years, I have struggled with fatty areas and weight gain while continuing to exercise and eat right. I am a vegetarian who eats fish, dairy and eggs. A typical week of exercise is 10 hours. I have decided that it would be a good idea to take an anxiety med and a pain pill before the procedure. I am having inner thighs and upper/lower abdomen done.
Day1 - feeling good
The meds before the procedure really helped relax me. It was definitely an odd feeling and even odder to see my frozen fat. The worst area was my upper ab. It felt like it was pulling muscle into the instrument also. Small bruising there. No other bruising. I just feel tender like I did too many ab crunches. A little sweeling and a little odd sensation of being numb. So far so good.
Day 4 - still a little tender
Upper abs still tender. Everything else just feels a little odd but no pain. Using heating pad at night and massaging. Also used topical Arnica and it seems to help.