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One week after second procedure
- posted 5 months ago
- updated 4 months ago
- Not Sure
- Cost: $6,000
- Marwan R. Khalifeh, MD (Bethesda, MD)
I have been reading reviews for months and this...
- 9 Dec 2012
- 11 days pre
I have been reading reviews for months and this site has actually helped me choose my doctor. I am having smart lipo done on my flanks, the small of my back and stomach. The first procedure will be next Friday, December 21st and the second one on December 26th. I am nervous about the recovery because I live alone and also hope that it is worth while and I see good results....i hope it doesn't turn out to be a waste of money!!
I have been thinking about lipo for years...and thought I would get it for my 40th birthday but that is still over a year away and I feel like why wait? I exercise 3-4 times and week and watch my eating but im still a thick girl. I've always had hips and a butt -- but after I turned 30 I got a stomach too that will not go away.
It's 5 days until I have my flanks done and I am...
- 16 Dec 2012
- 5 days pre
I had my flanks and back done on Friday. I got...
- 23 Dec 2012
- 2 days post
I laid on my stomach and Dr K started to numb me. Let me say that during my consult I asked what the pain would be like on a scale of one to 1-10. He said the pain would be tolerable a 4. The needle going in to numb me was painful but I didn't cry out or anything. Then I felt the numbing solution that didn't hurt it just felt like someone filling me up like a water ballon. The doctor said you're doing very good. That was the hardest part. Then he melted the fat, I couldn't feel that at all. I just saw his arm moving back and forth in my peripheral vision. Lastly was the suctioning and in my back I couldn't feel a thing but on my sides....it hurt soooooo bad. I don't know if my sides weren't numb enough or what. Towards the end i did cry a little because it just seemed like the pain would not stop. He filled two bags with fat from my sides and back so that was a good thing. He did ask peridoically are you ok? Or how are you? My answer varied but he would just say a little longer. We're almost done.
When he finished I was sooo freakin happy! I could have done a back flip. But I lay there thinking...damn I gotta do this again in a few days. The assistant cleaned me up and helped me into the compression garmet. On the way home all I wanted to do was throw up and lay down. Luckily I put a goodnites bed pad in my friends carseat because when I got out the car there was a puddle of red fluid.
Those bed pads have been a lifesaver I slept them them on my bed the last two nights and the fluid has not soaked through and gotten on my sheets. The first night was awful I couldn't get comfortable and whenever I got up to move around I was naeous. Late Friday I was finally able to throw up and felt better. Yesterday and today are better I'm still sore and it's hard to get comfortable but I just feel like discomfort is my new normal.
Today I took a shower and washed my compression garmet and put it back on. I also washed a load of clothes, but I started to feel a little light headed and short of breath so after I put the clothes in the dryer I had to lie down for about 10 min.
I'm really anxious for Wednesday. I have 6 Valium left and I feel like I'll need them all!
I'll post pics later this week
Today marks one week after having my abdomen done....
- 2 Jan 2013
- 12 days post
Today was my first day back and work and all I could think about was coming home and lying down. I think I'm a pretty tough chick...but this procedure has maybe proved me wrong.
My question is how long will I be so swollen? How long will my stomach and flanks be hard? Did anyone get lympathic massages? Do they help with swelling? Are they painful? I can't imagine anyone pressing my my stomach with it being so tender. My one week follow up is this Friday and I plan to see what my surgeon says about the massages. Any advice that anyone can give regarding the swelling will be much appreciated.
My Doctor: Marwan R. Khalifeh, MD
I chose this Doctor based on reviews on this site. Also I went to another doctor for a consultation and he was not a confident on the type of resuls that I wouldl have Dr. Khalifeh told me that I would go from having a box shape to a curvy shape. I know that he specilizes in this type of surgery and does them in his office. This other doctor did not do them in his office but had to rent time/space at a location hospital.