I decided to do Smart Lipo a couple of weeks after I decided to do blepharoplasty (reviewed on another page on the site). Figured I was on the table already, right?
My doctor quoted me for upper/lower abs, love handles, and hip rolls but that was going to be around $10k and I just didn't have that money. So I only did my upper/lower abs. Now, a week after the procedure my tummy (which has always had a slight pooch even when I was a size 6-8 in my 20s - I'm a 12 now, 5' 9", and 40 years old) is pretty much flat as a pancake. And it's only going to get better from my understanding. While I would like to get the other two areas done this is great for right now. It was my main concern.
The procedure is no more difficult than a deep tissue massage. There is some swelling and, in my case, little to no bruising. Just two little openings the size of the tip of a ball point pen on either side of my stomach. I feel like I've done one too many sit-ups and my skin is still a bit numb. But I was told that would go away within a month.
Some advice: Don't eat too much while you are wearing the compression garment. Causes stomach cramps. Also, make sure that you cover your insertion points really well with a bandage before showering. If water gets in there before the wounds heal it stings quite a bit.
A week after the procedure, so far so good!