Its day three after I had laser lipo of my chin! (yes its gone I only have one now!!) and underarm area (not arm but where bra overhang is in axillary area). I have not regretted my decision for a single moment.
The pain was uncomfortable the first couple of days but nothing extreme and usually when I moved. I could notice results under chin almost right away, though I wore a mild compression garment for 2 days and now wear a light one when I am at home.
The underarms were probably the most painful area (though not unbearable). I had major bruising under one arm that is starting to heal already and some swelling is still their but after one day of heavy pain meds I switched to half doses day two and then down to Tylenol 3. Today I did not even need any pain meds at all!
My bandages were removed from chin yesturday and it was incredible NO BRUISING at all! The laser lipo is incredible, i have one tiny incision with one stitch under my chin still in and some swelling still (the pain reminds me of bruising or how you might feel after a fall and your body is sore). It does feel different like a pulling sensation of the skin, even now it feels like my skin is "tight"..but the results are amazing already despite a small lump and swelling under left arm (which hopefully will subside in the next week or two?
I would definately recommend..if you are fairly young (I am 41) and have good skin tone the chin laser lipo was astonishing.. (will post pics soon).
I was able to go to school to pick my daughter up today and resume light housework..Not near as bad as I thought it would be!! Even if my swelling didnt go down and change results I would be thrilled with results as they are.
Updated on April 23, 2010:
Today is my 6th day post-op and I am feeling great. Havent needed any pain med since day two, not even ibuprofen. I had this done along with lipo of underarms (bra hangover) tissue which was removed using tumescent lipo. I am already thrilled with results and recovery has been great. Pain was more discomfort then "pain". I have no bruising AT ALL on chin (underarm was pretty heavy bruising and still very tender in a few areas).. I only needed strong pain meds for first day, then switched to tylenol 3 on day two and havent needed anything since (one time ibuprofen). It was not near as bad as I expected. I was sore (especially underarm area)and skin feels very "tight" afterwards. Bandages were removed on day two by physician and to my surprise no bruising, even then.
I could notice immediate improvement though I am still swollen and have one stitch in my chin. So far I am thrilled with results (still waiting for underarm area to settle). Pics posted below..actually the first photo does not even show the extent of the double chin (it was even worse than photo..I was actually trying not to show it in before pic). I will try to post more photos as swelling subsides and of underarm area (still a few lumps, that is a very tough area to keep wrapped). I still wear a light chin wrap when I am home. I go to doctor this morning for another appointment. My underarm lipo only had a couple small incisions (no stitches).
If you are considering laser lipo of the chin I would definately go for it! Pain is minimal (discomfort and feeling "tight" in chin and neck and soreness when touched but nothing severe. Medicine takes care of it well and results can be seen right away. I had quite a double chin and was apprehensive about extra skin being left but laser lipo also uses something to tighten skin after it is removed I believe. Also it would depend on your age and skin elasticity (I am 41 yrs old). Anyways if anyone has any questions feel free to ask!
(Cost above included laser lipo of chin and neck and also lipo under both arms where I had the bra overhang.)