After reading EVERY review on this site, and doing alot of research I finally went ahead and decided to have the Smart Lipo procedure done. I met with my Plastic Surgeon several times before the procedure was perfomed and finally yesterday was my day of reckoning. I decided to have several areas done at once; outer thighs, banana roll, abdomen and flanks. I also decided to have general anestisia due to a horrible fear of needles and a severe anxiety issue. The cost of the anestisia and surgical center was about $1300 but totally worth it to me.
Everyone at the surgical center was so nice and I didn't feel my IV go in at all which was a huge fear for me. Once it was time for them to do the procedure they gave me some medication through the IV which made me loopy and then the next thing I knew I was in recovery. It took me about 1 1/2 hours to completely wake up and be ready to go. I slept most of the ride home (about an hour) and then slept quite a bit when I got home. After wakinh upi was when the soreness kicked in. I've got to be honest I really didn't think it would be this painful. I took my pain meds which dulled the pain a bit. Yesterday I felt nauseous, woozy and very uncomfortable. My night was horrible as I could not get comfortable at all. I slept about 2 hours total. I have a 2 year-old daughter and the thought of running after her was not even possible. My mother thankfully has been here with me for two days as my husband was only able to off from work the day of the procedure.
So today (3/25) I've gotten a bit better. Getting more used to the pain and and the wooziness has stopped (which I think was from lack of food yesterday and the anestisia) I'm still pretty swollen so I see no results as of yet. The incisions have stopped leaking which is good. I do wish I would've ordered two garments as this one has gotten soiled and I'm not allowed to take it off until tomorrow to shower.
SO words of advice. Choose a good doctor who is skilled in this procedure, have your pain meds on hand, if you have small children make sure you have someone to help you with them for a couple of days and order two garments if you can afford it (they're pretty expensive).