Not bad. Procedure itself didn't hurt but it was uncomfortable. I had abs, back, and sides done. So far so good. I saw an immediate difference in volume reduction right after the procedure, then the swelling came. It's been 4 days post op and I feel fine. I love going to the gym and that's the part that is driving me nuts is not working out. Dr said to wait 7 days before getting back to vigorous workouts but I could start lifting light weights and I can walk on the treadmill.
It's hard to say whether it was worth it just yet. It's only been 4 days and the swelling is preventing me from seeing any other results. But I do see an immediate change in my sides. I definitely have more of an hourglass figure.
My issue was more loose skin on the ab particularly the lower ab. I am thin overall so the Dr. stated that I was a perfect candidate for the procedure. The skin tightening is going to take longer to see the results of.I got nervous because of the lump that formed near my belly button and emailed the Dr. who responded immediately. He stated that it was normal (and did tell me this the day after the procedure when he wanted me to see him again). However, he told me I could come in today to be seen. I was told that it's normal and that it may get worse so I should massage it, which I am starting to now.
I will say the first day after was the worst. I actually did feel nauseous from removing the garment to shower and I had no appetite for two days. Minimal bruising, which surprises me, I'm a redhead and we tend to bruise easily.
My next follow up is on the 31. I am really hoping that this will help and I'm trying to be realistic. My fear is that it will look no different than before. I also plan on getting back to the gym as soon as I can, as I believe that will help my abs even more.
I have had a belly since I lost a lot of weight quickly when I was young. I work out but it was not going to improve. I had many consults for tummy tucks and while that may have given me the "supermodel" abs I have always wanted, I didn't have the money nor the recover time to do it. My girlfriend went to this Dr. and was happy with her results. I am confident that in a month or two I will see a difference.
Sorry, I don't have before/after pics. I wish I took some before photos, I'll post some after ones if anyone is interested.