I decided to go with Smart Lipo - Great Experience - Atlanta, GA

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After consulting with several different doctors...

After consulting with several different doctors over the past few years (and being advised to do everything from workout more to have a tummy tuck), I decided to go with smart lipo. I was tired of looking a little bit pregnant all the time even when the rest of my body was in top shape. I had an established relationship with the doctor I choose because of some minor laser treatments in the past. But I trust him and his choice in lasers. Due to scheduling issues on my side, I ended up not taking any medication during the procedure. If I had it to do over, I wouldn't take any again. Aside from the numbing part, which hurt, mostly it just felt weird. Very, very weird. I think if I was disoriented from medication, it would have been too disorienting. So, I had the procedure and it went fine and I drove home. I wasn't really in pain afterwards, but I was draining way more than I expected. I completely soaked my clothes twice. The day after the procedure, I was in a lot of pain. I was told I would be "sit-up sore". It was more like stabbed in the stomach multiple times sore. But I was expecting to be grossly swollen but I was not. I had stopped draining by that evening and after talking to the doctor, I removed my own drain, which wasn't really that big of a deal. Two days after the procedure - I woke up feeling very swollen. And, I have some puffiness on either side of and right above my belly button. Even though I felt swollen, I really wasn't that bad. I tried on a shirt that I hadn't been able to wear since before my pregnancy and it fit again. Three days after the procedure - I woke up feeling not as swollen. And, the pain was less. More sore than intense pain. The bruising is also starting to mellow out in some areas.

Day 4 - Soreness is getting a lot better and is...

Day 4 - Soreness is getting a lot better and is now more sore than pain except for one area in my side where I occasionally have shooting pains. Bruising is getting better. Swelling is about the same.

One week post op: The only change in how I look...

One week post op: The only change in how I look since day 4 is that the bruises are getting a lot better. The bruising is only really noticeable the sides now and they are more yellow than purple. I am still sore, but it is getting better. The sides are worse and right around my belly button. Also, around my c-section scar is sore. The doctor spent some time freeing up the scar. Looks better but sore. The only really bummer is that I have little puffy areas on either side of my belly button. The doc said they may or may not resolve in time but it was a simple touch up if needed. I have to keep reminding myself I am only one week post.

Two weeks post op: Last night I removed my garment...

Two weeks post op: Last night I removed my garment for two hours. The swelling was horrible. All the small lumps and bumps I normally see got way worse. And I was surprise by the number of divots. But it was also really encouraging because they went back down to what is normal for right now after I put my garment back on for a while. Bumps are visible in new pics.
Dr. Jay Kulkin

Amazing doctor! He is an expert in this field and he is very available. I texted him a question on a Sunday after my procedure and he called me back in about 15 seconds.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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