I got smart lipo done on tues 5/4/10, and I love my results already. I am 5'5 my weight fluctuates between 140-145. I eat healthy and work out no less than 4 days a week, but my belly was a problem that I could not get rid of. I have always talked about getting lipo but was always too afraid, finally I said just do it and thats what I did and I am so happy.
My experience, my bestfriend went with me I was so nervous and kept talking about it, I was annoying her in the worst way, lol. I took a pill to calm me down and the doctor ask if I had any questions and began to mark me up, by the way he is the best Dr. ever and his staff is amazing as well. Originally he said I didnt need my bra-line done but when he started marking me he said he would do it for me anyways for FREE, yaayy me. The procedure was not pain full at all. The only discomfort I felt was the initial needle and after that it was a piece of cake. We finished kinda fast, I guess the procedure took about 2hrs.
When I got home I took a nap, got up and took a walk as instructed by the doctor it helps the healing process. By the way I stalked this site out every single day looking at peoples pics and reading reviews, I was expecting the worst possible pain and it has yet to come.
Day 2 Got up early went for a walk,went back to Dr. for follow-up he said I look perfect, that was music to my ears. I could only see myself laying down the Dr. said I cant stand alone with out the padding and garment until friday(today). I told him my pain is really mild only from sitting to standing he gave me a prescription for Vicodine, just in case. Nothing eventful for the rest of the day. I went on 2 more walks.
Day 3 Pain is same as yesterday, did my walks and relaxed.
Day 4. today I was so excited to see what I looked like I wolk up early and took the garment and padding off and YAYYYY my belly is flat. Per instructions only stay out the garment for 20 min. I took a shower and took some pics of my belly and back in a fresh garment. I brought 3 of them. My Dr. told me to wear it 3wks instead of 2. I also put on some spanx over top of my garment. My stomach is really numb, and hot to touch. I do have arnica gel but forget to put it on but I will put it on when i take a shower later. Oh and I have no bruising (jinx). I guess that would be thanks to the vitamin K the my Dr. prescribed and instructed i started taking 2 wks prior.
I'm going to post some b4 and after pics today and another set in a months time. I couldnt get a good shot of my back since I was the one taking the pics.