Before my SmartLipo procedure, I could never wear sleeveless shirts and tank tops without feeling self conscious. I had recently lost a lot of weight but the excess fat around my upper arms just would not go away. I felt that my arms will not be how I want them to be through diet and exercise only so I went online to search for alternatives.
When I found out about SmartLipo, I thought why not? It seemed safe and a sure way to get rid of the unwanted fat around my arms in the fastest time possible. I went to the doctor and had a lengthy discussion about the procedure, like how long it will take, how much fat will be taken out, what will be the side effects, will the fat return after some time, and so on.
The day of my procedure, I was a bit nervous as I have never done anything similar before in my life. I had always preferred doing everything the long and hard way. But I thought it was the right time for me to do this.
The doctor marked the areas to be treated and I was given a local anesthetic. I heard that it was unlike traditional liposuction where a patient is given general anesthesia and is unconscious through the process. I was wide awake throughout and I had expected to feel some pain and tingling but none came, probably because of the anesthesia. The instrument the doctor used was very small, and he had explained before that the laser comes out at the tip to dissolve the fat in my arms. All in all, it went well and I only experienced mild soreness in my arms after the anesthesia wore off.
I took two days off from work; I was being overzealous I guess, because I felt fine the day after my procedure. There was some swelling but no bleeding and bruising. It took about six weeks for me to see the full results of my SmartLipo. The incision my doctor made was very small and healed quickly, with no visible scar. I was surprised to find no extra skin left behind; I've seen some people who lost weight get operations to remove all the saggy skin after. My arms feel tighter and they look good and shapely. Nowadays, I wear sleeveless blouses without feeling self conscious anymore.