I am quite fit and slim (I don't feel like I am, but logically speaking I am - bmi of 21, 125lbs) but it doesn't matter what I do, I cannot get rid of my "pooch", as it seems to be colloquially known. That slab of flab around the belly button that seems resistant to diet and exercise. I have got down to 110lbs (bmi of 18) and it's still there, while my body above the waist is bony AF. So I saw a voucher online for a cavi lipo session. It cost around US$100. I didn't have my hopes up, as this procedure would not be performed by a Dr (and isn't anywhere, where I'm from). The bookings were made on the hour, but I was outta there in 15 minutes. Would it have had more of an effect had it been longer? I don't know. All I know is that it was a struggle not fart the whole time with my stomach being pressed on haha.
The beautician measured me carefully before and after. I immediately lost a cm (1 inch = 2.5 cm) though I'm not convinced that wasn't my stomach being compressed by the act of the procedure.
She told me I needed to drink as much water and exercise as much as possible to maximise the effects. I tried. I couldn't straight away, as I stayed with a friend, but I exercised like mad the next day. I exercise everyday anyway.
I noticed no change. I am negative, and did not take before and after pics, but my boyfriend generally notices these things and he didn't think it made a difference either.
Next time I went to my Dr, she always weighs me, I had actually gained weight. I don't blame the procedure for that at all, but it does reinforce to me that it didn't do anything.
I'm struggling to keep my weight down. I don't want to do anything unhealthy to achieve it. Thats why I feel like surgery is my only option. Even then I freak out that if something works, I will gain it all back even though I eat little enough and exercise enough I should be losing weight. I just want to be able to wear a bikini without trying to hide my stomach. I guess I have to wait for someone better qualified to start offering a non-surgical form of liposuction in my city. There's probably not enough fat there for it to be worth getting surgical liposuction, and even then I worry about having loose skin.