Spent: $5,400 in Massachusetts, MA
I just had smart lipo done on April 16th for inner/outer thighs and my knees. I' 5'6" and weigh 133lbs. I work in the fitness industry so I'm pretty active. My surgery was to get rid of what exercise could not do no matter how hard I tried.
For anyone who has a low tolerance for pain please make sure your Dr. gives you extra pain meds for the procedure. My doc assured me I would be almost asleep by the time I got to the room but 1 oxy and another medication that was supposed to make me sleepy didn't do a thing. I had told them before hand I was very nervous and they kept assuring me I would feel nothing. When it was time to go in the room I told them I felt totally fine, not sleepy or numb… nothing. That's when I got the shots. UGGGH! First come all the shots to "numb" you. (which apparently didn't do too much for me) then the big needle comes with the solution.
It was pure torture. I was in tears the whole time. I could feel the sharp ends of whatever it was poking past the parts of me that was numb. I kept asking for more and more shots to get numb. This hands down was the worst experience of my life. I do not think I have EVER been in so much pain before. I do not understand why there isn't an option to be asleep for it. Others say they feel no pain during the surgery….I really wish I was one of them.
Afer the surgery was over I was fine. Recovery has been easy so far and I've been up and around with no problems. The pain after the 2nd day really isn't so bad. I think the worst part is the first time you have to shower and put the garment back on. That's an experience. After that it gets easier every time.
As far as the results, I haven't seen any as of yet. I'm not sure what to expect. I'm really confused/concerned. The more I read online the more confused I get. Some places I read say you will see results right away and others say it takes a few months. I've seen nothing. I don't get how I see NOTHING. I look at everyone's pics and there are differences within a few days.
I know it's only been a few days but I'm hoping someone else will know. I see a lot of people who have this done on their stomach area but not so much on lower body.
I don't go back to the dr. for a follow up till Friday so any advice till then would be helpful.
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Updated on Jun 13, 2010:
UPDATE – It's been almost 2 months now and there are definitely changes now. I guess it's true, it does take a few months. I can tell that I still really need more skin tightening in my outer thighs so I am expecting even more of a change in months to come. So far I am pretty happy with the results, I am just very impatient. I do hope there is more of a change in the front view, I'm not happy with that yet. I will post more pics as I make more progress.
Original review from realself.com