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I had laser lipo with tumescent 2 weeks ago and am still recovering. I'm a 27 healthy male, very active and fit, workout 6x a week cardio/weight training and very healthy diet (no trans fat, high protein, low carb).

I was fat in high school (5'8 & 215) but since lost it all, except for some stubborn fat on the abdomen. Thus, I got tumescent based laser lipo.

Post surgery (pics below). All the swelling is gone, the results were noticeable immediately, but my main concern is that i have quite a bit of scar tissue formation on the lower abdomen. My PS said to not worry about it as it will go away in a few months, but another PS friend I spoke to said to massage it every day for 40 mins.

Any ideas on what to do about the scar tissue? Is it helpful at this state to help re-attach the skin back to the muscles or will it detract from the final results? PS. Photo is t+10 days post op. Thanks! Sean

I had tumescent assisted laser lipo 2 weeks ago on upper and lower abdomen. I have significant scar tissue (hard lumps) on my mid section and lower abdomen. My PS said not to worry since the scar tissue will go away in 3 mos. I was wondering if scar tissue was healthy at this stage for any skin tightening aspects and if not approximately how many weeks post op should the lumps (scar tissue) expect to go down?

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I had cool touch lipo done in a northern suburb of chicago. I had 3 procedures to different areas and had my body reshaped. 52 years old and look like a 35 year old body. The skin tightening I got with the Cool Touch Laser was great. I did not require a tummy tuck and I can now wear a 2 piece swimsuit.

Did the Zerona Laser after every procedure for healing to the area. You need a doctor who has done lots of Laser-Lipo. The smart lipo laser as I found with research did not have the skin tightening abilities of the Cool Touch.

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I am in great shape, but could never quite achieve the look I wanted. It took me a long time and a lot of research before I finally settled on a Plastic Surgeon to perform Laser Lipo on me.

I am 34, male, very athletic, but have never been able to obtain that ripped and shredded look. After the surgery, and an additional touch up surgery 3 months later, I have finally met my goals. I have the six pack I always wanted, I also have the side abs/obliques. I am very happy with the results.

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My mid-section was the last place to gain weight and the only place it WASN'T coming off of (go figure). I had lipo to get my waist back and smooth my stomach out so I could wear pants again. My advice to others would be to make sure it's right for you.

I had SmartLipo with Dr. Okoro through SonoBello on 8/12. He did my upper and lower abs and waist. It was my first cosmetic procedure and also my first surgery, period (unless you count having my wisdom teeth removed). I did local anesthesia and was super nervous about being awake for the procedure.

When I met with Dr. O the day of the procedure, he was confident, assuring and very patient – all the things I needed. He answered all of my inane questions for what probably was the 5th time then walked me through exactly what would happen. When I had problems taking the pre-procedure cocktail-o'-pills, he gave me a secret way to take them without gagging. When I objected to his choice of OR music, he let me listen to my iPod. And when the nerves got the best of me, he asked me questions that made me forget about what I was nervous about in the first place. These things may seem little, but it was my first surgery and it made such an impact on the overall experience.

Results wise, when I first stood up – HOLY COW! I had a waist again! I couldn't believe I could see results that quickly. I was in shock the entire day about how amazing I looked. Granted, I'm not quite 1 week post-op yet, and now I'm a bit swollen, but I can still tell Dr. O did fabulous work. The downtime for me was also virtually non-existent. My procedure was at 11:30am, and I took my last pain pill at 6pm. I have relatively no bruising, no pain, no nausea, my incisions are healing nicely and I went back to work on Monday. I know everyone heals differently, but I have other friends who have had plastic surgery with different doctors and their recovery time was MUCH different. And by different, I mean worse.

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I loved the experience and my doctor, I had the surgery in January and just recently went in for my 6 month post visit and I am STILL swollen. Anyone know how to help minimize the swelling. I know they said it could take up to 6-12 months, but it is really annoying. I can tell a big difference in the way my stomach looks, especially after having a baby, but I am just wondering about the swelling more so than anything because if that goes away, then I may see real results. Any suggestions? TIA!

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I went in with 15" arms and came out an hour and a half later with 12.5"!!!! Minimal pain as far as the procedure went it was the after pain that was kinda uncomfortable. I am a month out and my arms are sensitive to the touch still but I believe it was so worth it!

Fast procedure
Instant results
I am happy to put on a tank top

*Have to wear a compression garment 24/7 for 2 weeks (cant really hide it under your business atire)
*Didnt expect to feel soar to the touch a month later

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