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I want to start by saying I almost didn't get this...

I want to start by saying I almost didn't get this done after reading such horrible things on here, I called the day before almost in tears. I suggest if you had this done and you had that kind of pain to get a check up! I was a basket case going into it, but the staff and Dr. Kevin calmed me down and reassured all was well and there would be some discomfort. The procedure began the worst part was the embarrassment of having to take pictures and let someone photograph my fat belly. The suction did not hurt, it didn't even take my breath away, and as it froze really nothing to speak about, a slight sting and then it was gone. After the hour the suction off, not much, the block did sting some but like a sunburn sting. All has been well for the last week. It is numb and has been. This is what I experienced in my last few days, it is like going to the dentist and getting Novocain, you can kind of feel it but not, if you bump hard you will feel it, once the Novocain starts to subside you get that little pin prickly feeling. That is what I have experienced. And to think I was so freaked out after reading all the reviews and flowery adjectives. Stabbing, shooting none of that. I started working out on day 4, drinking tons of water, massaging my belly often as I can with curacaine, which has 4% lidocaine, and also the sunburn spray you get with benzocaine in it, which you can get at Walgreens in the first aid isle, and heating pad on my tummy all night. I also am in a compression tank top, sleeping also. They say the more you massage your belly the more it stirs things up and rids itself. I do have a little bruise the size of a quarter under the belly button, but I have a scar there. It is more annoying than painful. USE THE CREAM! I will have my next session on day 17. I have lost 6 lbs in 6 days, and have not measured. So, I will compare my pain to a good sunburn and how it is a bit prickly......again the cream, and it is easy to do at work. :)


Day 11: Numb no more tingles compression garment off at night, but still during the day. No sprays or lotions.wore jeans last night......with a compression tank. Getting 2nd procedure on Tuesday, that will be day 14. All is good and feeling tight and swelling down, comoression garment I believe is the ticket along with curacaine, massage and heat. Will get pics soon when I can. :)

4 weeks in!

Well Tuesday was 4 weeks since the first big cup procedure on the tummy and 2 weeks for the second treatment. The second treatment was a breeze. There is a noticeable difference. My daughter noticed right away, I do notice in the way the pants fit. I credit my recovery to the compression tank tops and curacaine lotion. I will have another after the first of the year as i am traveling, just wanna not have to be careful, for a lack of better explaining. I have an appt in January for my checkup and am hoping to get pics then and I will post. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. :)
Spokane General Surgeon

He was very nice and calmed my jitters and answered all my questions!

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 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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