I had smart Lipo yesterday. I am a kidney pancreas transplant patient from 6 years ago. I had to get permission by my doctor and was pleased that he said I could do this.
There was some concern as to the amount of fluid used so they used less of the fluid for the procedure. I will try to explain how it all went.
1. They had me change into a pair of underwear that had a panel on the front and back, with string sides, warm footies and a nice robe
2. They weighed me (174) at 5'4". They made sure I had taken my antibotic and asked if I would like something to drink.
3. I was given a Zanax to relax me.
4. The first step was little slits which merely was a tiny stinging sensation of about 1 second.
5. They also gave me a pain killer.
6. After the slits I felt nothing. I believe that is when they injected the fluids into my abdoment.
7. I lost track of time but when they started the actual suction (which is their step 3) all I could feel was vibration.
8. We talked the whole time and the assistant and doctor were so nice. After they were finished the assistant pressed on my abdomen to push out fluid and a little of the fat came out too.
9. Then the assistant (and my hubby) helped me into the garment. It zips up both sides and is pretty snug. I slept all the way home and have not taken any pain medication. AND yes, I did go to work the next day, although I was pretty sore. Over night I did "Leak" onto my pads and this morning I had to change the pads (I used kotex pads) and then this evening I also changed my pads although the leaking has gone down quite a bit.
I could see a difference right after they finished. They did one side of my abdomen then the other. I look pretty flabby right now, but smaller. I weighed myself to see if I had gained weight and I was 8 pounds heavier this morning but then tonight I had already lost 4 of those pounds. They told me this was normal. They also called to check up on me.
I am scheduled for the back of my arms this next Tuesday and then my thighs the following.
The garment is tight and you will probably need help zipping it up. You will probably be sore, but to me, it's not that bad. If you are considering having this done you should ask if they provide the garment in the cost and if you have any other medical issues, be sure to discuss them with your physician first. Best wishes!