*The procedure is more than feeling "pressure" as I was told. I found it very uncomfortable and in some areas painful. The first part when they numb you and put in the fluid was the worse for me. I was very lightheaded/dizzy when I stood up after the procedure. Move slowly!
*The first 2 days are the worse--lots of drainage--changing pads and sheets. I recommend sleeping on a dark towel. Pain pills worked great. I just stopped them today--day 8 because of constipation which was a real issue for me no matter what I tried.
*I had a friend stay with me the day of and the morning after to help me with the garment and make sure i didn't pass out walking or in the shower. I did experience dizziness when I took off the garment so be sure to take it off slowly! Then sit down before you go in the shower.
*Days 3-8--I get better and better each day. I walked about 2-3 miles a day slowly. I'm still in some pain and very very swollen, sore to the touch. It's still hard for me to forward bend or bend down so I don't. No results yet. Doctor said Days 14+ I'll start seeing the swelling go down. Day 30 I should start seeing my shape but to allow 3 months.
*Do not use ice for the swelling--it can impede the healing process.