I had liposuction/liposculpture of my upper and lower abdomen, hips, love handles, inner thighs, outer thighs, and knees on Wednesday May 27, 2009. So far I can see a dramatic difference in my stomach, hips, and love handles, which were my main problem areas that bothered me the most.
I had 2415cc taken out which is equivalent to 15lbs. My doctor pushed the limit which is suppose to be 13lbs. I went back to work on Wednesday June 3, 2009. My job is farely sedentary but unfortunately I had so much taken out that the fluid build up was alot and my legs swelled like a balloon all the way down to my feet. I did take the medicine which is suppose to help with swelling and bruising after surgery, but I still swelled up more than any other patient they have seen. I should not have gone back to work that early. Because of the extent of the swelling I was put on bed rest for 48 hours. I have the regular garment on and then each leg is wrapped in an ace bandage. I have to lay with my legs propped on 3 pillows and only get up for now more than 10min every hour. I also had to get another antibiotic for something I developed called cellulitis? It made the inner thighs hot, have a red rash, and painful.
Today (Sunday June 7,2009) is the last day of bed rest and the swelling has gone down significantly, the antiobiotic is working, and I am feeling alot better. So all in all, these little problems have still not deterred me, because when i look in the mirror, I am so exited at the difference I see in how I look, and it has only been 11 days. I still say it is worth it by far. I will try and round up some picture and post updates as I progress throught the weeks/months.