On the Road to a New ME!!!! - Atlanta, GA
- updated 8 months ago
I am a 24/yo mother of two. I had my daughter...
- 12 Apr 2013
I am a 24/yo mother of two. I had my daughter 8/10/12 leaving me a total of 225lbs at 5"6. I was on adipex for 3 months while dieting and exercising at least 3days a week. I was able to drop my weight to 205 but it hit a plateau.
Im getting married 6/7/13 and knew I didn't want to be a fat, hot,mess on my wedding day, but exercising with no results became tiring and discouraging... So I began researching doctors to do my liposuction. After about 6mo of thoroughly looking, I found Dr. Michael Carter in Atlanta Ga off of Roswell Rd.
The way that Dr. Carter does his consultations is: you take three pictures in your bra and panties with your face hidden. Take one of your side, back and front section. Once Dr. Carter has received those emailed pics, his patient coordinator calls you with a price of your procedure. For me that worked out AMAZINGLY bc I don't have a lot of time to go to dr appts; especially with his office being an hour away.
Tammy Martin (Patient Coordinator) was the absolute best as far as getting me all of the necessary paperwork, scheduling my appt, and even calling me post surgery to check on me!
My initial appt was for March 6, 2013,but I got scared and cancelled. My fiance was able to re-talk me into going through with the procedure, so It was scheduled for March 12,2013.
Dr. Carter called me the day before to give me the opportunity to discuss any last minute things.
When I arrived that morning, I did my paperwork. I was taken to the back, given oral sedatives, and then his PA came in and drew on the areas that would be operated on.
I had my flanks, upper and lower abs, and back done. The procedure took about 3.5-4hrs. I won't lie, the suctioning HURT!!!!!! It felt like my skin was stretching to the max and would eventually explode.
I am 4 weeks post surgery and i'm JUST now feeling like i'm back to myself. I wont blame the surgery 100% though. I think my recovery time was a little more lengthy due to the fact that I have two small kids at home and I returned back to work (i'm a police officer) in 4days and have been back ever since. So, I never just gave my body time to rest.
I do feel as though recovery from this was much more painful than both of my c-sections. I didn't even have to take meds when I had my daughter, but I was on Valium around the clock with my lipo.
I have my first lymphatic drainage session set up for 04/16/2013, so i'm hoping that those sessions will help with the lumpiness and firmness of my stomach.
Overall, I am EXTREMELY pleased with my results and would refer everyone in the ATL area to look into Dr. Carter. I still have a long way to go, but with just a month into the recovery process, I can only imagine what my final results will be!!!!!!
More to come!
I meant to add that my doctor was able to...
- 14 Apr 2013
4/16/13 Well, I had my first lymphatic drainage...
- 16 Apr 2013
She started off by placing a cold compress over my abdomen. She then took this hand help massaged that kind of beat on my stomach like a drum. It hurt too bad to have it on high intensity, so she brought down the force; painful but tolerable.
She informed me that I still had significant swelling and tenderness, but no seroma (Fluid filled pouch under the skin).
After that, she did a hand massage with oils, which felt REALLY good, then a high frequency electro-shock thing that I couldn't feel. She repeated the same steps on my back.
The sessions are 75.00 a visit. The dr recommends 10 sessions. One session per week. I highly doubt i'll do 10, but I have another appt next Tuesday. I'm considering doing at least 5 due to the fact that I felt much better afterwards and could feel a difference in the hardness of my skin.
The therapist did inform me that since I still had some significant swelling, and tenderness, I needed to wear my CG at least another 3 weeks!!!! BOOOOOO to that s***! LOLOL
Cheers to happy healing ladies!!!
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