Sorry, not a first hand account, but a second hand. My roommate had lipo, and the recovery time is quite long. She was in bed for almost a week, then had to wear a special girdle for almost 3 months.
I would never, never, never have elective surgery in another country. You will need your friends’ and family’s support during your recovery time, and lipo is not a minor surgery. Depending on the amount of fat removed, it can be quite major.
Do alot of research and talk to several doctors and patients before you do this. You should know exactly what you’re getting into, and feel completely comfortable that your hard-earned money is being well spent.
BTW, my roommate spent $5,000 on her surgery (tummy, hips, thights, butt), and ended up gaining the weight back within a year.