Laser Liposuction Reviews from Real Patients in the Alexandria VA Area
I actually did it! I have been debating for a long time whether I should do it because the videos on youtube made me nervous especially being awake for it. I did my research online and looked at their reviews and photos at their website found myself being comfortable with them after talking to them. The staff is friendly and informative.The lady I was talking to about scheduling a procedure explained the entire process. I also met with the doctor and was really friendly and explained what he thought he can achieve with my skin tone. After thinking about it, I signed up for lipo the next week.
The night before the procedure, I was really anxious. The most pain I ever felt in my life was when I had my wisdom teeth removed and that was not fun. My procedure was at 7am so I got there are 6am like they asked me to. The nurse had me sign additional papers as she set up the room. When she finally said she was ready for me to follow her into the room, I was so nervous! She brought me into a room that was small, but very clean. The nurse had me change into a paper gown and paper panties. She took my vitals, weight, and photos. I think she gave me the medicine 15 minutes before they started.
The doctor had me stand up and he marked the areas I wanted done and asked me if he marked the right areas. The doctor said he needed to give me a couple shots like the ones at the dentist office for the incisions. The pain from the shot was quick, but it felt like it pinched a lot. And then he inserted an instrument to numb me more. Then they used this vibrating machine to suction out the fat. It felt like a deep massage and it also pinched in some areas once in a while. I felt a sharp pain that made me jerk so they numbed that area more. I don’t think I could’ve done it without the nurse. She rubbed my arm, held my hand, and reminded me to breathe! The doctor was great and talked with me to help me feel calm. The doctor had me stand up a couple times so he can see where he was at and if he needed to take more out. After the procedure, the nurse covered me up with pads helped me into a very tight garment that really compressed my skin! She also explained how to wear the garment and when to take my next set of medicine.
I had to change out my pads every two hours because I had a lot of pinkish-red drainage that night. When the numbing medicine wore off, that was when I started to feel sore and uncomfortable. My pain meds helped out a lot. The next day, I was swollen and there were some bruising. On day two, I had so much bruising. The doctor said that would be normal and not to worry about it and will go away. I still am tender and there are some pain in some areas, but I can say I was most comfortable to do normal activities on day three. It’s been a couple of weeks and I can already see results!