i was scheduled for smartlipo but a few days before my procedure my Dr. called and said he was going to do slimlipo instead. i agreed as he assured me it would be little impact on me in terms of difference and assured me this was the latest most improved version of laser lipo.
i am a pain wimp and i have to say i was very uncomfortable during the procedure. i had my neck and central/lower abs done. Even though there was no "pain" involved there were some very uncomfortable moments for me.
The initial prep was the worst. It's like i could feel everything happening (the scrapping, grinding, tubes moving thru my body) but it seemed to take me right to the point of pain but the pain wasn't there.
The actual laser part was relatively easy and then the suction was very uncomfortable..And i can't comprehend how people say they just popped to work the next day or took no pain meds. i was out of it with pain for at least 48 hours and needed my mom to come stay with me to help me. i couldn't have done it w/o her.
using the bathroom was so hard. i did keep ice packs on me and stopped my pain meds after 48 hours. i vomited the 2nd day. It is now day four.
i feel better and am more mobile each day. i lose the chin strap tomorrow (day 5)and then the waist strap friday (day7). i haven't seen my chin yet. i have seen my stomach when i showered day 2. it was mushy but i know its from swelling and trauma. it improves each day but it's still early for results.. if everything turns out nice it will have been worth it.
Could i do it again or would i had i realized the actual pain/discomfort involved...i'm not sure. i say go for it... i made SURE i had a board cert. plastic surgeon. i found the cost to be far better than i expected.