Liposuction 5 days ago.....interested in hearing how others are feeling?
By Leigh1975 on 02 Dec 2012
Hi, I am 36, I am in a healthy weight range had liquid lipo 5 days ago. I had my lower abdomen, flanks and inner /outer thighs. I have exercised my whole life but always had those pockets of fat I could never move. I had been contemplating it for years and finally got the courage to do it. The procedure took almost 4 hours and my surgeon got close to 4 liters out. I had about 12 small incisions and some were sutured, some left open to drain. Drained a lot over first 12 hours but not much after that. In relation to 4 hours It was hard apparently as I had very fibrous fat so it took longer. The procedure was fine, felt a little but had heaps of drugs so was ok and I don't remember much. I don't have a lot of bruising but have the standard swelling. Can't sleep too well as the garment is so tight, went off meds on day 3 and I managed to walk a little each day since the surgery. I am really happy so far with my flanks, belly is very swollen and tight. Inner thighs are very swollen so it's hard to tell..... It is painful to get up and down but the walking has helped....had bad constipation and still not back to normal. Last night I had stabbing pains on and off ( day 4) and also shooting/pinching feeling in inner thighs. Doc said its probably nerve related and all normal. My shape has definitely improved.....early days though. I am eating well, hydrating and taking care of myself. Had to take 2 extra days off work. I am thinking of getting a lymphatic drainage massage in the next couple of days.....will post some pics later of my before and after. Anyhow just thought I would post some info on my experience would love to hear from anyone with advice etc. I am a really impatient person so it has been a bit of a struggle....I also love exercising so hope to be back in 2 weeks. I hope the swelling sups sides before xmas! I have been reading the blog alot and it has been helpful so thought I would join :) thanks