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My surgery is April, 19th while in the doctors...

My surgery is April, 19th while in the doctors consultation he tried to tell me about the regular lipo and said I would not be completely happy with my results but that it would change the way my stomach looks by a lot. Its not that he was trying to talk me out of the procedure he just wanted to make me happy which in turn made me nervous! NOW, being the OCD freak that I am I looked all over the internet about smartlipo and the results and how everyone liked it. I am 5'8 and weigh 185 pounds I wear a size 10 pants. I am not concerned with losing the weight but more the loss of inches. I can not find someone's review that says whether or not they lost inches. I am only having my stomach done, upper and lower. I do not want to spend all this money on something that is not even going to help. I am in the Army, and I only get one week to recover before PT starts again. Someone please help me before I make a mistake!

Alright so after reading all These reviews about...

Alright so after reading all These reviews about how much it hurts and how unbearable it was I have to say I didn't see any truth in it. There were some slight spots like around my belly button and my rib cage area that I was like ehhhh stop but his nurse gave me another pain pill and it went away. I am about 24 hours out and I took some pain pills last night but this morning I'm ok and don't really need them just ate some Advil and I'm laying in bed. I will post some pictures and keep everyone updated.

Oh and also my surgery was pushed back until the...

Oh and also my surgery was pushed back until the 26th part were done the 19th and some yesterday. So far so good.

So I am almost 48 hours out from the surgery on my...

So I am almost 48 hours out from the surgery on my entire stomach, I took the garmet off to show and almost passed out. I got very dizzy and decided against it. Not much paid and I am able to move around almost like usually just feels like I've done a million sit ups. I can see some progress, but I'm not going to post anymore pictures until after my period because we all know its not my true size right now. I do have a weight difference of about 2 pounds so far and ill tape myself in one week to see how many inches.

Alright so today is day 4 less swelling, still...

Alright so today is day 4 less swelling, still very hard in all spots and skin is hot to warm. I'm trying to sleep a lot to pass the day, when your doctor says the recovery is a day he is lying its more like two weeks you'll need until you can properly function. It feels awkward when taking off my garnet like I have a bowl of jelly in my stomach and my skin is just hanging which it is lol so keeping it on as much as I can, until my stitches get to irritated and I give myself 10-25 minutes off. So far from what I've gathered they took 1860cc of fat witch translates into about 5 pounds, I also just had my stomach upper and lower done so I know the finish result will be fantastic, also the doc said he will do a touch up for 500$ to get any remaining fat left after I've healed. I am optimistic and I can't wait to start working out again just light walking and maybe the elliptical after the stitches are gone. :) happy girl still worth it and also I am no longer taking pain medication it's only needed for the first two days or so after that I took some extra strength Tylenol worked just fine.

Day 5, I am much less swollen, I keep hearing...

Day 5, I am much less swollen, I keep hearing about how everyone else's doctors keys the holes open, curious why he stitched me closed? I tapes myself and no change just yet still pretty swollen, every time I stand its like my skin is ripping on the inside. I haven't taken any pain pills in a few days now I feel fine it's just not a cake walk to get around. I see my doc for the one week on Friday, while taping myself I am the same size as I was before the surgery which is good seeing as I am so swollen I know it'll shrink down a lot. I feel most comfortable in my garmet, my stomach is still a bit numb, is looking better day by day, I know he took almost 5 pounds from just my tummy so I know the end result will look awesome. I also have my first lymphatic massage Friday yay!

Day 6 is the best lost two pounds swelling went...

Day 6 is the best lost two pounds swelling went down so much taking arnica for the bruising which I have maybe one on my side. Liking the new look.

So, today I am 10 days out, I am back to my pre op...

So, today I am 10 days out, I am back to my pre op size in inches in my waist area so the swelling has gone way down. I am starting to wonder when things will start happening, my patience was nev good by this Friday (two weeks) I will start hitting the gym again to help the process along more. I haven't lost any weight on the scale but I see a slight difference in my upper half of my stomach it's much smoother and less bulky even my husband says so. I am hoping to see some real improvement over the next couple of week I have also gotten a small hard lump on my right side I am rubbing it to make it go away.

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