About time to publish parts of the comments/testimonials we received in our contact form from patients that gave a go to Aqualipo, this sophisticated Water Assisted Liposuction Technique (WAL). For more information on Aqualipo click this and this!
My Aqualipo experience has been painful, both literally and metaphorically, which is just a huge disappointment since I had been reassured by the clinic staff and the doctor that Aqualipo is a newly developed technology that delivers very limited side effects. But that wasn’t the case, at least with me. The treated area was my stomach, where the accumulated fat has become more evident over the years. The procedure lasted only for 45 minutes, but, to me, it seemed like ages! Before starting, I was provided Valium, and then the doctor applied local anesthesia using a needle – which isn’t supposed to be hurtful, but it actually was; then he made the incisions in order to start working with the water jet. But despite the numbing sensation of the sedative, the pain was virtually intolerable. I don’t know… Maybe my stomach area is just to sensitive to have that kind of subtle operations performed on it. The doctor injected me with lidocaine solution through the incisions, which hurt a lot and caused me tremors! It was really brutal… Towards the end, my treated area became more numb, and that placated me in a sense. The doctor told me that my condition was going to improve from then on, so I was hopeful for a while. Unfortunately, and although he claims that he has removed a considerable amount of fat, I have actually gained weight! OK, that’s probably due to swelling, but I am very pessimistic about the whole operation! Healing is not straight-forward either: it’s been three days now after the procedure and pain persists (albeit reduced) while my compression garments are just cumbersome.
I used Aqualipo to treat the accumulated fat on my thighs. As for the procedure itself, it involved endurable pain, although at times it was getting over the edge. An hour later, the procedure was done. I was wrapped with bandages and given a compression garment, which I didn’t expect to give me such trouble, because it hurt a lot! Oh my, that was a nasty little surprise! Anyway, after surviving that, I was given a lift home, where I realized that my incisions had drained so much that the gauzes were drenched – to be fair, the doctor had warned me about that, both during consultation and after the operation –, so I had to change immediately. Apart from that, it all seems to be going well, swelling and bruising are minimal and I all I have to do now is wait for the results to present themselves!
Being absolutely disappointed by the ever-present flab on my hips and upper thighs, I decided to go for Aqualipo. The procedure lasted just 40 minutes, giving me no severe harassment (well, maybe it got a little painful at times, bit OK). Then they put me a compression garment and bandages, and I also was given vitamin K (so as to achieve faster skin healing and mitigate bruising). When returning home, I was in an alerted state since I had finally managed to have an operation like this! The following hours I could go on with my daily routine with no trouble at all, with the aid of some Vicodin of course, but it couldn’t be done elsewise; as expected, the drug made me drowsy, so I fell asleep for some hours. When I woke up, I was feeling OK, but slight soreness emerged, which was however bearable, so I decided to handle it without taking any more pills. Late at night, I went to bed for a relatively trouble-free sleep.
The next morning pain had worsened, so I took Vicodin to intenerate it, but it once again made me a little slack; other than that, and a slight amount of swelling, everything was just fine. However, the third day, swelling and puffiness started to become an issue. It felt like I hadn’t have the operation, because the swelling made my legs look like they used to be before undergoing the procedure! To make things worse, I had some annoying itchiness to deal with… One day later I had my bandages removed for the first time and the bloating is still there, concealing any possible progress that Aqualipo has delivered. It’s still like that today, five days after the operation :/ I don’t know… Maybe the doctor failed to attack the necessary amount of flab or, hopefully, as swelling goes away, the wanted results will get revealed! I considered calling my doctor, but then I figured it ‘ll be better to wait until the scheduled appointment of tomorrow. We’ll see…
When searching for liposuction, I thought about trying a more advanced method, so I made the choice to go for Aqualipo. Unfortunately, for the time being, this hasn’t turned out to be the right call! 🙁 Despite this water-jet technology and its alleged benefits in terms of side effects, there is severe bruising all over my belly. It’s so intense that I think I’m going to explode! It’s now four days after the procedure and I cannot detect any improvement! Moreover, those compression garments I have to wear just make me feel worse. I’m praying for the swelling to subside (and, hopefully, to get the slimming effect I was longing for!), but I’m not so sure about it right now… So, be extra cautious before you go for Aqualipo!