Lipo of Abs, Waist, Bra Roll at Sono Bello Atlanta

On 3/28/2013 I had lipo of upper/lower abs, waist...

On 3/28/2013 I had lipo of upper/lower abs, waist and bra roll. Dr. Welsh (a board certified PS) performed my procedure. I originally went in asking for abs, waist and hips but he advised against the hips so I would keep a curvy figure. Since I was saving money by not doing hips I decided to do bra roll since that needed it too (not his suggestion, he did not try to sell me extra areas...but I wanted to get rid of this area to avoid more surgery down the road).

I went in for my procedure and the nurse gave me a cocktail of Xanax, phenergan and Vicodin. It was VERY effective and I have very few memories of the procedure. I don't remember any pain at all besides the lidocaine they injected into my skin to make the holes for the canula. The whole procedure went smoothly and I slept the whole way home (a 1.5 hour drive). I woke up at 3 am in pain And my hubby got mea Vicodin and 4 ibuprofen and that did the trick to get me back to sleep.

I slept until 9 am the next day and got up and took a shower. I was in significant discomfort but with max ibuprofen and occasional Vicodin I was able to go to the grocery store and pick my kids up from school.

I am 9 days post op now and haven't had any complications. I have been struggling with itching, but this is normal during wound recovery. I have been taking Claritin 10 mg every morning and I started taking Zyrtec every night two days ago as well. I am also taking Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime for itching and it helps with sleep too. Usually I am taking 1-2 extra Benadryl doses per day but I am an "itcher." most people probably wouldn't itch as much as me but I tend to itch easily.

My stomach is definitely smaller, but still greatly swollen. I can't wait to see my results in 1-3 months.

I have been at the beach this week for spring break but I could have gone back to work on post op day 5 if I had to. This is the only surgery I've ever had.

Dr. Welsh and the whole staff at sono bello have been great. It felt more like a day at the spa than a surgery.

I am starting back a low carb diet today (post op day 9). I still have a signicant amout of weight to lose tO hit my goal. I was 174 lbs 5'8" on surgery date and I haven't weighed since then bc Ive been on vacation. I am going to low carb and walk daily until I hit my goal of 160 lbs and then reassess everything then.

I weighed 145 when I got married and I'd love to make it closer to that number but it may be unrealistic 3 kids and 11 years later.

Getting this procedure is going to motivate me to stick to my lower carb diet and exercise. I was not exercising at all before my procedure other than walking once a week.

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