My procedure is on Thursday. I am...
My procedure is on Thursday. I am getting my entire abdomen done. I have always had problems with my midsection despite being avidly working out. My goal is to get my waist trimmed ESPECIALLY from an anterior and posterior view...I can ALWAYS suck it in for a better lateral view..but cant do that for the lovehandles. lol
The cost of my procedure was 3200 and everyone in the office has been very kind, informative and easy to work with.
My biggest fear of this procedure is LUMPS, bumps, and unevenness.
I've read very good reviews about Dr Segev online and I am excited to welcome a slimmer core. I will provide an update and before and after photos on thursday
Only a day away
Omgg its almost here!!
I've been Pretty much STALKING the website for my ideal results. I want a DRASTIC waist to hip ratio to make my hips and legs appear bigger....Maybe my expectations are too high :(
I'm so anxious to do this!! I'm going to take some pictures today so that you guys can see the "before" I'm 5'5 150-155 lbs
Don't judge me! I know what I want and I'm going for it. I also have my dream body posted lol.
uploading before pictures
Here are all the before pix
Day 1 post op
I had my procedure done yesterday. Dr Segev and his assistant are GREAT!!! They tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible. The hardest part for me was the numbing. I wish i didnt watch videos of the procedure before getting it done because I kept picturing the big fat needle sticking in me lol After the numbing it was smooth sailing. He worked meticulously to assure I achieved my results. Immediately after my procedure he stood me up to assure everything was pefect and ensued with a little more suctioning for perfection. The entire procedure took a couple of hours
I was driven home and about 3 hours post, the pain started kicking IN. Lol I popped the pain killers every few hours and that helped. I had to have my friend help me out so make sure you are NOT ALONE the first couple days. I had a hard time getting out of bed. Today, (day one post op) The pain is honestly not that bad AT ALL
My groin area is a bit swollen but I was told to expect that. I am very swollen but I can see my beautiful shape :)
I will post pictures today or tomorrow. I cannot WAIT to see the final results :)
day 3 post op..feeling better
Today isn't bad. I've been all around town carefully. I did take a shower. The results are there and I'm still swollen. I'm just waiting on my friend to take pictures when the garment is off..I wear it religiously lol. Im still tender and swollen..no bumps lumps so far. He carved some nice curves in that belly fat I tell ya
impatient but not
The swelling is severe...I.cannot wait till it goes down! Its a bit more swollen today. The pain has subsided drastically. I brought an electric handheld massager today. My incisions are so tiny and I'm really happy about that! I haven't popped any pain killers today :-) im still wearing the garment. This morning I meAsured myself and will post the measurement progress weekly.
day 4 post pic
Swollen but what a difference
side by side pics
Love it. Husband does too
I will be back to work in a week since I'm on vacation
I'm getting better by the day. Each day I can bend and reach more and can actually "cough" harder lol. Im still swollen and I wear the garment and binder for about 23 hours a day. The binder is really uncomfortable and I cant stand it.
another preop pic
Pre op and 6 days post. Still swollen but isn't dr segev a good artist?? Im going to attempt a workout later on
6 DAYS POST OP
FEELING SO MUCH BETTER!
My waist measured 28.5 inches the day after surgery. Now it measures 29. There is a lot of swelling..after all my waist is coming from being almost 34 inches! I must say Im very pleased. This was soo worth it and Im not even finished healing. Thanks ALC :) Im a happy girl. I stopped taking the pain killers a couple days ago and Im not dieting
By the way. Im still wearing my binder and garment religiously and the binder is sooo uncomfortable and folding..I massage my belly 3 times a day in circles around the bumps and downwards. I give myself a strong massage as to where it almost helps..as you can see on my pictures..there arent many visible lumps and bumps.
THE LAST POST WAS A MISTAKE..I MEANT PRE OP PIC!!
I hate how i cant edit my posts lol..I have so many errors on here...
1 week post op
A little fluffier
Pain on lowww
Im not wearing the binder today but I cud wear it to bed
10 days post op
A little fluffy still. Pain minimal. I have been wearing the garment and an exercise sweat band instead of the binder..it has too many wrinkles and I'm afraid it will scar me with ripples
Here are two pics. Me sucking it in..and me pushing it out
I've ditched the binder day 11
I've ditched the binder, which had too many wrinkles in it. I got a sweat belt from walmart for about 6 dollars and its doing just great. I wear it to sleep. No lines or wrinkles. I also wear it to work out, as I dont wear the garment when I work out. My waist measured 27.25 inches this morning. Post op was 34ish
I dislike this swelling. 12 days post.....I worked out and I swoll up like a mugg. Since my original binder is all wrinkly and leaving indents on my skin I havent worn in in a couple days...So today this is what I did...I wore my garment (which is not as tight as it was before) and my sweat band over that (sweat band does not crease, as it is kind of a thick rubber material)..THEN I put my original binder over that..there is a lot of compression going on here
I will measure myself tomorrow and post another update pic as well
day 13 pics
Measurements are 28inch waist. Im swollen and hard on the sides...I can now do everything I was able to do pre op..maybe not situps though :-)
I will be updating on a weekly basis from now on:) I'll post measurements and front and side angle photos. I'm back to work now and the only discomfort i have is when i stretch too much (due to underlying swelling)
I washed my garment yesterday and it is exxxtra firm. I honestly gave it a break for two days and was only wearing the sweat band. Feels good to be back in the garment..I just cant stttaaand the "panty lines" from wearing it. My sides hurt. I've been massaging them, as well as my belly button area which has some hardness. I massage about twice a day but I'd like to step it up to 3 times a day. I cannot WAIT until the swelling subsides. If I work out the swelling occurs but then subsides. Tomorrow I post my mesurments and update (one week from the last photo update). I dont think you'll notice much of a difference. I also need to clean up my diet. I have not been dieting one bit
Pardon the dirty mirror. Im 27 inches and as you can see in the pic it is hard and lumpy around my belly button and also another lump to the right below my belly button. It was bigger but I've been massaging it and its getting smaller. Same for the other lump. I feel good. Im still a little numb around the flanks and boy does it feel weeeird lol
one month post
Ok today marks a month and im VERY HAPPY. My lump is getting smaller. My waist is 27inches so far. It drops an inch every couple weeks but I think ill stop shrinking at 26 inches.
Im very pleased with Dr. Segev
I work in law enforcement so no one can tell what's going on under my clothes. Can't wait
forgot to post 1 month front angle
By the way. I massage at least once a day
next update ..will be my 6 week update
Hope everyone is getting happy results
5+weeks, pics coming on monday
I'm still swelling when I do too much. I wear my garment all day and night for the most part. My lump is becoming less and less noticeable..or should I say smaller. My flanks are the most painful (where most of the fat was removed). I will start exercising (zumba) soon to burn some more fat. I have not tried to do a situp and will not do so anytime soon. I'm sure it will cause more swelling. I massage once or twice a day. At least 3 times a week with the handleld electric massager. I cant wait to see what I look like at 3 months. I'm getting there
almost two months
I have not been dieting and exercising but I will start my zumba again. Im still at 27 inches. I still have small lumps that seem to be getting smaller. I have minimal pain and swell up a little when I do too much
started to exercise
I started zumba today and It felt great. I cannot wait to get my waist down to 25 inches by summer. That is my goal! I will try to stick to it and keep a good healthy diet. I am going to start doing my situps today too. I hope to one day have a six pack that would be nice
20 Mar 2014
2 months post
I'm working out now. I dont feel any discomfort. My flanks are a LITTLE sore still. Im happy i did the procedure. I'll post pics later. I dont wear the garment anymore. I still have some lumps around my belly button im massaging out
21 Jul 2014
6 months post
I've been so busy with work. I work in law enforcement so Its been very busy. Its been 6 months. No lumps bumps or swelling or pain. I love the results. I work out occasionally doing cardio exercises. here are the 6 month pictures