Going Under the Knife? Read This First!
Post-surgery women reveal the whole truth about the most popular plastic surgery procedures -- from (ow!) recovery to (omg!) results
Average cost: $2,884
Procedure time: 1-2 hours
Recovery time: 2 days, but you'll be sore for 1-2 weeks
The Wow: After years of frustrating diets and exercise routines that net few noticeable results, women who have had liposuction say they love their new figures. "I can wear anything and not have any bulges [or] lumps of any kind. It feels so good!" one woman writes. "My results are smooth and everyday I see my old figure more and more," another adds.
The Ow: If you're under local anesthesia, you will be up and moving the next day ... but you'll also be leaking fluids for the next two, so don't rush back to work. Although this procedure has one of the quickest recovery times, you'll have to wait for swelling to go down before you see real results. "I literally have a prego belly right now from the padding! So frustrating, because I can't tell any difference other than looking fatter," one woman writes. "It's a very, very, slow process. I had no idea what I was getting myself into!" Simple things like showering and going to the bathroom will become a mission. "Take your stool softeners!" one woman warns. We'll leave it at that.
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