Breast Augmentation, "Mini" Tummy Tuck and Liposuction - 5.5 Weeks Post-Op - Look Great But Still In A Lot of Pain
- updated 3 years ago
I had breast augmentation, a "mini"...
- 9 Nov 2009
I had no bruising whatsoever and have no pain in my breasts or tummy area anymore. Also, my swelling has gone down dramatically in the last two weeks and the results look great. However, my flanks and lower back are still VERY painful! It hurts to wear anything but sweatpants and by the end of the day I can barely move it's so sore and tender. I've worn a compression garment 24/7 other than to shower. I have a pretty high pain tolerance and I'm surprised by just how much pain I'm in. Wondering if anyone had a similar procedure and how long I can expect this to last?
Update: I'm now 8.5 weeks out and the pain...
- 30 Nov 2009
Update: I'm now 8.5 weeks out and the pain has improved dramatically. I still have a swollen, very tender area on my left hip and some numbness and pain in my lower back, but it's down to a very tolerable level of discomfort. Most importantly, it's reassuring that the pain is now getting better and not worse! I've since been in to see my PS and was very happy with his high level of responsiveness and honest assessment of my concerns. I think I wrongly assumed that because the lipo was just a very small amount, that the pain and recovery would also be shortened. Um, wrong! I'm hoping that by Christmas I'll be able to say it was worth it... :)
It's now been 3.5 months since surgery and I...
- 16 Jan 2010
It's now been 3.5 months since surgery and I can finally say it was worth it! I still have some slight sensitivity on my left flank, but I often forget about it for hours at a time and most importantly it's been slowly but surely improving.