Getting nervous and excited. Procedure is scheduled for Valentine's Day. I am feeling a lot of mixed emotions, guilt for spending money on something so selfish (I have 3 kids, mommy-mind mandates I put everyone before myself), I feel bad for being so shallow too, but I have worked out very, very hard and ate healthy for many years and after my 3rd pregnancy (& 3rd c-section) I just couldn't get to a place where I really felt comfortable in my own skin. So, Dr. Struck is going to fix that. lol
Mini Tummy Tuck & Smart Lipo Stomach, Thighs & Back - Atherton, CA
Getting nervous and excited. Procedure is...
forgot to give my stats
I'm 5'4", 141 pounds.
day after surgery & smartlipo
I really hope there's a lot of swelling & fluids still because there definitely room for improvement but I do like the overight progress :)
2 weeks post
Feeling great & finally waking up without feeling stiff/ sore. Still no change on my thighs, come on smartlipo results...
I forgot to update at 3 weeks. I loooooved switching out of the doctor assigned compression garment! Felt fine, bruises were almost gone by 3 weeks
4 weeks today!
Today, I am 4 post post op, all bruises are gone & almost all soreness. I went to a few concerts this week for my hubs bday & those morning-afters I was sore but mostly feeling great! While there is a noticable difference from the mini tuck, there is little difference in smart Lipo areas. No inches lost yet in waist, 0.5" in thigh (finally this week). Hoping thighs & waist will still tighten.
5 weeks post op
I feel like my scar should look better by now. What do you guys think, honestly? I am happy with my mini tt results but I feel like I waisted my money on the smartlipo. There is no change in my measurements in those areas.
6 weeks PO
6 weeks post op today. I injured myself 2 Wednesdays ago by hitting my workouts way too hard. It felt great while I was working out but shortly after a pain in my back just kept getting stronger & stronger until I could barely move. I finally started feeling better yesterday. I think I will just walk next week & ease back into it slower.
7 weeks PO
Feeling good, I FINALLY wake up with little back pain & the ability to stand straight a few days ago- due to my strained muscle, not the procedure. I'll post pics from my phone
8 weeks post op!
Wow, its already been 8 weeks! Not much is changing on a weekly basis so I think now I'll update every 2-4 weeks. Back is not 100% so I haven't resumed lifting weights or HIIT training and its killing me! Not really but I do miss it & the endorphin rush so bad! Really, really hoping I can start again next week.
12 weeks post op
its been 12 weeks & I am super discouraged. I am very happy with my mini tummy tuck but I feel like smartlipo was a waste of money. A lot of money too :( there is absolutely no change iny measurements on my thighs nor upper abs. I went in and saw my PS yesterday & he is so nice, he said he could try again in Oct to get more from my upper abs but we didn't even talk about thighs, he was in a huge hurry. He'll probably try to touch those up at the same time but I just feel like if it didn't work the 1st time, why would it work the 2nd? Idk but it dank well better because I paid a lot of money & didn't even consider the possibility of smartlipo not working LOL. I'll post pics anyway but there's no change from my last pics. I wish I could lose more weight but I have worked out hard & eaten healthy for a long time & maintained my 140 for a year now so I don't know what else I could do to lose the last 10 :( sorry for the pity party
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