Greets all. I'm having microcannula lipo on my upper and lower abs with Dr. Gupta at the Private Clinic in London. After extensive research and shopping around for the right doctor (I had one consultation with an inarticulate doctor who seemed more like a talking Barbie doll at the Hospital Group) I feel excited though slightly nervous about the whole thing.
I opted for the micro lipo as opposed to the Vaser or Smart lipo after a thorough talk with Dr. Gutpa, who was trained by the doctor who developed the micro technique, Jeffrey Klein. As I understand it, there is a higher possibility of scarring and lumpiness with the Vaser than the microcannula technique. There is also less down time, and as much as I love corsets, less time in a compression garment.
My only slight worry is that _ having a tendency to think the worst _ I have opted for twilight sedation. Although I've had good luck with propofol in the past for two minor surgeries, those were in the States and I never woke up. This procedure is fairly long _ 3 hours _ so I'm scared I will wake up when the doctor is hoovering up all the hard-earned fat in my belly. (joke).
Eager for any comments from everyone, as well as advice on whether it might be beneficial to also get my flanks done. I'm 5'3 and about 143 pounds.