smart lipo on my abdomen..unsure about results, but hoping for the best- Atherton, CA
- updated 11 months ago
I'm having smart lipo on my abdomen next week and...
- 12 Jan 2013
- 4 days pre
I'm having smart lipo on my abdomen next week and am super scared. I've always had a lower-abdominal pouch and finally made the decision to get lipo about 5 months ago.
I keep feeling like I will back out. Its almost like I'm scared to have a flat tummy. I literally can't imagine it--- like at all! I feel like I will cry...or even miss my rolls. Which is crazy b/c I am disgusted at them l daily. I know this post is all over the place. I'm just super emotional about it all. I've never had surgery before, so I just don't really know what to expect.
Reading the posts on this website is helpful. I swear it calms me down. I know there is a potential for this to go wrong, but I am going to really pray and hope that all goes well. I'll keep you all up to date. Please pray with me that all goes well!
I had my procedure today and it went really well!...
- 17 Jan 2013
- Day of treatment
My post op appt is in 4 days and I'm having my first lymphatic massage in 7. I'm looking fwd to both. I really can't imagine what my stomach is going to look like. I hope it turns out to be what I was look for-- pouch free.
I'll post some post opp pics once the swelling goes down. I really hope this turns out okay.
Day 2: I woke up feeling a little sore. But it...
- 18 Jan 2013
- 1 day post
Day 3: No pain at all. It just feels like I did a...
- 19 Jan 2013
- 2 days post
Day 5: The PS took out my stitches yesterday (Day...
- 22 Jan 2013
- 5 days post
My next check up is in 3 weeks. I'm praying my stomach goes down. But in the mean time, I start my lymphatic massages in 2 days. He said that will help as well.
1 week Post op: I took 1wk pics and compared them...
- 24 Jan 2013
- 7 days post
I had my lymphatic massage today. I'm still sore, so the massage really hurt, but I'm sure it will be worth it. I'm looking forward to the increased drainage from the massage and plan to go weekly foe the next 2 months for sure. I also ordered my stage 2 compression garment and can't wait to get into it. I hear the stage 2 garment is tighter and will help with results. I'll start wearing it next Thursday. No pain, no gain, LOL!
That's it for updates today!
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