I had smart Lipo (tumescent) done almost 8 weeks...
20 Dec 2013
2 months post
I had smart Lipo (tumescent) done almost 8 weeks ago and I cant believe the results. I cant stop looking at myself. I am very happy I did this. I am 46 years old and have 4 children. The last baby just 2 years ago (surprise). As much as I love her she really messed up my tummy and waist. Everything I tried didnt work. I could not lose this tire around my waist. I had my upper and lower abs, flanks and arms done. Im not going to lie it was a longer recovery than I anticipated. The discomfort, the numbness, the sensitivity was more than I thought it would be. There were moments I thought I made a big mistake and my body was ruined. I was lumpy, hard spots all over, swollen, bruised, my skin was all crinkled and my belly button looked alien. I didnt like looking at my bare stomach. I didnt even take pictures because I didnt want to document the horror. Haha. I didnt show anybody because I was embarrassed at what I had done. Although I looked amazing in clothes and was immediately 2 sizes smaller. I loved that. I was able to accept that it will be okay that I will not be in a bikini and only a one piece suit because I was so skinny in clothes. My tummy was flat and I had a tiny waist. The 6 week mark was when I started to see that maybe I WILL get into that bikini. The lumps were getting smaller and the hard spots getting softer. Although the doctor gave me cortisone shots all around my abs and flanks at the 5 week check up. That made a huge difference!!! I recieved a few more just yesterday. They work!! It takes a few days and up to a few weeks to completely work. I wore my compressor outfit the doctor gave me for 4 weeks straight. Then I started just wearing a girdle. At 7.5 weeks I went bare!! It was a strange feeling because my skin is sensitive still and very itchy because the numbness is going away. I showed my husband for the first time last night. He was shocked at how great I looked. I still massage at least a few times a day. The numbness about 70% gone. I haven't exercised much because it made me swell and get lumpier every time I did. I am only a couple lbs less than than before the procedure but about 3 sizes smaller!!!! I look Like I did before I had kids!!!! Its so awesome. It was so worth the 2 months of recovery!! I will ask doctor for the before pic and add before and after pics soon. Please ask me any questions you have. Ill be happy to answer.