The healing is going well for me. I think this is dependent on a person's physical health (I work out regularly and take proper vitamins and supplements). I took two days off post-surgery and took it easy for two weeks before returning to the gym. As for expectations, my Dr. set me straight for them. Liposuction of any sort won't give you instant chiseled abdominals (probably only achievable through abdominalplasty if you go through the surgery route). I expected a reduced abdominal size within the first few weeks (achieved), and expect continued reduction of loose skin (following the recommended use of compression garment and a return to my fitness training, and proper nutrition - not dieting). Vaser lipo overcomes the frustrating 50% that most people encounter as a road block (aka genetics) to a flat and healthy waist line. The other 50% is what most people should do which is eat right and exercise. I am intending to follow up with a 3 month and 6 month update on Realself and will include pictures once I get them from the Doc.