Needed belly reduction and "back fat" reduced. Procedure took about 3 hours. Awake for procedure. Some discomfort near ribs, or if probe reached outside of fluid area. Some bruising in those areas, but less than I expected.
Important that some "kneeding" be done after procedure to reduce drainage later. Used Maxi-pads over small incisions for the first 24 hours to contain drainage. If only getting mid-sections done, I advise a torso compression garment (without the legs and arms because it is less confining).
Had procedure on Saturday morning, rested the rest of the day and evening. Would advise Tylenol PM the first night. I could have returned to sit-down job on Monday, but glad I did not, as it would be difficult to sit that long. Saw doctor after 48 hours to apply "steri strips" to incisions.
Everything looks fine, but still swollen. Can't wait for the skin to tighten up, but I know that can take quite a while. This is something I have wanted for a long time. I'm glad I finally did it.