I'll upload photos when there's something to see but I had the procedure done last week and I know I have to be patient.
I had my muffin top/hip area done and was able to have both sides done at the same time with a little creative towel propping, so I was there a little under two hours including prep time and photos. It was pretty easy and if you've done your homework you know what to expect; intense sucking pressure followed by cold and then numbness.
The only part I wasn't expecting was the way I would feel when they took it off. I could handle the pain but when she started massaging the frozen tissue back down I felt sorta sick and faint. I don't know if it was the fact that it was numb and I couldn't feel it so it messed with my brain or if my body went into a little shock ... it was easier on the second side but I advise if you're prone to fainting or clammy nauseous episodes to watch for that. After ten minutes I got dressed and was on my way.
So far the only "side effects" I've had are slight bruising (not even purple, more spotty pink then turning light green) and the lack of skin sensitivity when you touch the areas. I have had occasional burning, tingling and tenderness but not a lot and I haven't had to take any OTC pain killers - it's manageable. I've been rebounding every day to keep my lymphatic system going and get those fat cells moving out.
So ... now I wait! I hope to upload my before and after photos in a couple months and put doctor information in as well. Good luck to everyone.
Me: 40 year old mother of three. 5-5" 137lbs.