I got vaser lipo yesterday on my abdomen, hips, and love handles for $5000 + $60 for my compression garment and $20 for all the medications. I was quite nervous but I went in and got my before photos taken, picked a movie, took a cocktail of pills they gave me, and was given a blanket and was left to watch the movie while the pills kicked in. I fell asleep and remember being woken up to go to the surgery room. I don't remember being marked or anything. The lidocain shots were less painful than a bee sting and honestly didn't hurt one bit. The surgery itself wasn't completely painless because I could feel it moving in me and it was uncomfortable but not painful. However, there were 3 times that I screamed "ow." The doctor though was great he constantly asked if I was having pain and for the most part I wasn't. Actually, during the surgery I fell asleep and started snoring so obviously it wasn't that bad. I don't remember much really and I was so scared before but would def. do it again.
I now am in my compression garment and have a lot of swelling and bruising in the pubic area but not in terrible pain. I took a peek at my body and was shocked at how little my waist looks already even with swelling and how flat my stomach was, again with the swelling. I put my garment right back on but it def. made me very excited because if I look that much better with swelling, I can't imagine the final outcome.
Overall I would def. recommend the procedure but I will come back and post in a few weeks to let everyone know how the final project looks and will post before an after pictures for anyone interested. I started at 5'8, 180 lbs. so we'll see what I end up at. The doctor says he took my waist down about 6 inches. So exciting.