The next day, I definitely felt tender in the treated areas and a little bloated and swollen in my stomach, which was to be expected. “You can sometimes get some areas that are a little firm after the treatment, which is totally fine. I have my patients massage those spots for a few days to up to one week to aid the lymphatics,” says Dr. Simon. The swelling and firmness persisted for about two weeks, but it wasn’t anything uncomfortable—I just had to pay a little more attention to which pair of jeans I was wearing and steer clear of anything super tight.
About 12 weeks after the initial treatment I was back at Dr. Simon’s office for my first follow-up appointment. I was definitely starting to see a difference in my stomach, but it wasn’t until he pulled up the before-and-after pictures that I knew it was working (mind you, this was all before I really kicked my diet and workouts into high gear). I was so impressed with the results, that when he suggested going for round two I said yes! Even though I knew that I would have to go through 50 minutes of what felt like, to me, cramping, burning and pinching, in the end I knew it was all worth it.
I completed the second session and still have another six weeks or so to go until I’m at the 12-week mark, and already I can see even more improvement. There’s little fat on my flanks, my pants fit looser in my stomach and I see the fat starting to whittle away. I’m so excited to see the final end result, and if it’s anything like what I saw on the first go around, I know I’ll be thrilled!