I am 32 5'6 180 lbs carry most my weight in stomach and arms. I had my abs done yesterday June 3rd 2010. And so far I dont regret a thing! I was very nervous about the procedure and the pain afterwards but I am glad I went thru with it.
Day of Laser: I got to the office and took my meds then did 20 minutes of Zerona, after that they marked me took some before pictures and it was off to get the procedure done. By that time my meds had kicked in I had 2 Percasets and 2 Atavins. First up was several numbing shots, I had no issue with these because I have no issue with needles. I did feel the burning sensation on some of them like I had read in previous reviews but it was very quick. Up next was filling me up with the liquid which my Dr. assistant said was the most difficult part for most ppl, I had no issue with that at all! Then my Dr. melted the fat some areas were stubborn and she had to re-visit them later she did my stomach first then turned me on my sides to do those. About 20 minutes before the procedure was over it felt as though the meds were wearing off. But when I got my meds the assistant told me once they start suctioning it was kind of too late to get another Percaset but if I felt any pain prior to that they would give me one. Just my luck I had been thru suctioning on my stomach and 1 side already so I had to just deal with it. It wasnt constant pain just every now and then. I made it thru and went home to eat and take another 2 Percasets. I pretty much slept the rest of the day. I leaked a whole lot thru my pants and my shirt! Beware if you have carpet I took my pants off and got in the bed when I got up to go to the bathroom I left a horrible trail all over my carpet! At night I took 2 more percasets for pain so I could get a good night sleep.
Day 2 - Changed my pads out everything was soaked did just as my Dr had recommeneded and sat down to take off the garmet. So far only have taken 2 Tylenol Muscle Pain and Soreness. Still drifting in and out to sleep but pain is not bad at all.
Still swollen but very happy with results. I worried way too much and I am glad I decided to just deal with it and go ahead would do it all over again! My arms will be done in 3 weeks!