90 Days Post-op Abs and Flanks. Slow Progress and Still Sore - King of Prussia, PA
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I'm a healthy white male. This was my 50th...
- 9 May 2009
I'm a healthy white male. This was my 50th birthday gift to myself. I know it's still too early to know the results but they kept telling me I'd be back to work in 2 days. Yeah, I can work, but it's uncomfortable as hell.
I did see immediate results the next day. I probably gained a few pounds, probably from swelling, but all in all I'm 9 pounds lighter than pre-surgery. I'm nowhere near where I hope to be when this is all over but I have faith it's going to turn out fine.
My only two complaints are the persistent soreness of my entire abdomen and, when I go for my follow-up visits, I never get to see a doctor.
- 9 May 2009
- 3 Jun 2009
Here I am 3 months post-op. I can't say...
- 18 Jun 2009
Here I am 3 months post-op. I can't say they didn't officially warn me it could take up to 6 months but they sure downplayed that fact. Maybe my body is just taking its time. I'm normally a very quick healer so this seems like it is taking forever. I am 10 pounds lighter and 2 pants sizes down. I still have love handles but they are very sore which likely means they aren't done healing yet.
OK. 6 months has gone by. I still have...
- 6 Oct 2009
OK. 6 months has gone by. I still have a harsh stretching feeling in my waist when I reach high. Other than that my pain and discomfort have faded. I went from 33" waist pants to a 31" waist pants. I'm no where near where they told me I would be (6 pack abs) but I'm definately slimmer than I was. I never regained the 10 pounds that the surgery took off.
My biggest dissapointment, other than the long recovery and no visible abs, was that I never saw the doctor once the surgery was over. I was only seen by office personnel and seemed to be trained to just keep telling me that everything is normal, I look great and, give it more time. My last visit I told them that I was unhappy and still in pain and she told me "Well, this is your last visit". I wasn't photographed or weighed like they said I would be.
Considering the results and the service it was probably only worth half of what I paid.
- 23 Oct 2009
It's been 2 years and I still have nerve...
- 29 Jan 2011
She never saw me once following the procedure. I found this very shocking. Follow-up care was left to office personnel.