Liposuction of Lower Back/flank and Bra Roll - Alpharetta, GA

I am 34, 5'3, 150lbs and have 3 children, I...

I am 34, 5'3, 150lbs and have 3 children, I decided to have lipo just to sculpture my waist line and provide me with more of an hourglass figure and I did have bra rolls that I wanted gone also.

So I had my surgery Feb. 21st I was in the surgery room for 3 hours, I know the whole time I wasn't being lipoed but I went in the room at 10 and didn't leave until 130. I thought I wouldbe really nervous but that 1 little valium killed all myfears.I am relatively small built and I have good skin elasticity I don't have a saggy belly or stretch marks just stubborn fat deposits but I noticed when I was being lipoed there was a lot of liquid (blood and tumescent fluid) and only about and inch of fat accumulated at the top so I don't think im going to see much results.

Right now I can see a  little at the bra roll but my  not much in the waist and just so you know I took my pain meds the first and second day and I am still sore but I don't need that kind of pain medicaton to cope I do have a couple days of antibiotics left though.

I will post before and after pics when I get my after pics. My MD and  his staff  were really good andstated he will make any adjustments needed once my swelling goes down.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Just a quick update. I am 9 days out from my...

Just a quick update. I am 9 days out from my surgery 10 if you count the surgery date and the swelling has gone down some I and still sore my son(17(") walked up behind me yesterday and tickled me, I thought I was going to die. Lesson, not ready for too much pressure. I can feel welps at lease 2in in legnth under my skin right where the insicions were made, I feel swelling about 2 1/2 inches wide over both hips but most of the swelling in my bra roll is gone but it still a little tender my back is a little tender but recovery has been really smooth. He may have gone a little shallow right under my rib cage but nothing noticeable to the eye as of yet. I'm planning on going to Daytona next week so I hope to be dawning a swim suit of any watching my diet (a little) and still walking 3.5 miles yesterday. Hopefully all I need is this 1 last week for the tenderness and most of the swelling and and this isn't swelling due to wfluid as I thought it would be it's definitely that in and out motion I think all of the fluid swelling is gone...hope this info is helpful, still pictures to come hopefully Tuesday.... :-)

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I really liked my doctors bedside manor and he and his staff put my mind at ease during and after the procedure.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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thank you so much I understood was you meant it was quite alright.


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Georgia P,

Yesterday when I typed my response to you I was using the keypad on my phone....I'm just now reading over what I typed and had to laugh at the parts that the "auto correct" feature inserted. What I meant to say was 1.) you can't change the DRESSINGS for the first 24 hours, and 2.) I took TYLENOL...certainly not toenail!

Again, good luck! Let me know if you have any questions. Also, if you see the posts from LovinMidtown she would be a good one to communicate w/ about her thoughts on the compression garments!
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Hi Georgia P,

Everything about my procedure was pretty smooth-going! I had a little nervousness prior to the actual procedure, but the Dr. was fantastic about creating an environment that puts you at ease right away. The procedure took about 4 hours and I didn't really experience any pain. There were a few times that I had some discomfort but as soon as I said something the Dr. readjusted and everything was fine.

The first 24 hrs after were a little more of a challenge...mostly because you are a sopping wet mess from drainage & you can't change the feedings or shower before the 24hr. period passes. I took extra strength toenail for 2 days & pain was completely manageable! Sleeping is the hardest part because the binding garment is so tight and uncomfortable. Im about 2 months out & this is still the case. But the Dr. said committing to the compression garments is the key to best results so I push thru the discomfort.

The only issues I've had are all related to the compression garments. I've had difficulty getting a proper fit...and they are so uncomfortabe! I recommend a brand called Lipo Express, it's the must comfortable for me. My Drs office recommended "Ardyss" but it was nearly double the cost and unrealistically uncomfortable. I eventually found the Lipo Express garment and took it in to the Drs office for them to tell me if it was acceptable. If you have a good Dr., they should Work with you!

Good luck
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thank you so much this is a great help
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Hi Snellville 7988

I would like to know about your procedure the day of and how you felt the night before. I am interested in your few challenges because I am having my procedure in the next 3 weeks

Georgia P
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I live in the Atlanta area, too. Can you post your Drs name?
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Welcome to RealSelf, trena! Good luck with the rest of your recovery. I'll be following your review and am anxious to see your before and after pics.

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me too! Thank you!
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