Growing up I was always thin. And I totally took it for granted! But the combination of menopause, hypothyroid and taking Lexapro has proved to be insurmountable in trying to lose weight! I can lose weight, but only if I starve myself, which I just can't keep up. Everything I tried was just a short fix, and when I went back to normal life, the weight flew back on!
I researched liposuction for almost a year before actually scheduling consultations. Initially I was interested in SmartLipo and saw the first doctor about it. However, I realized that he was actually a dermatologist, and I really wanted a plastic surgeon. The second doctor had a large "Smart Lipo" sign up near his office, which let me know he was there, but it seemed sort of cheesy. I went to my consultation and I just thought that the office personnel and even the doctor seemed less than professional. I left there feeling dubious, so that wasn't good. The third consultation was with the doctor I eventually chose. His office was very nice, his staff was very professional, but still friendly, and the doctor just instilled confidence in me. He actually suggested a tummy tuck, but I chickened out... I was afraid of the recovery! Finally I went to a third plastic surgeon. I had to wait a month for the appointment because he doesn't charge for them. I arrived early for my appointment, but ended up waiting 1 hour, 40 minutes before I ever even saw him! I thought about leaving, but I'd waiting a month for the appointment! when he finally came in to see me, he quickly did the examination (like in 3 to 5 minutes) and that was it. then the nurse or whoever came in and hurredly explained the pricing to me, and that was that. I was nonplussed. It felt like they saw me as cattle or something. His price was about half of the other surgeon, but I just had a bad feeling... what if he hurried through my surgery like he had through my consult? So, I chose doc number 3. I just felt the most confident in him.
My surgery was yesterday. Afterwards, I did quite a bit of leaking, but it all stopped by morning. While I was fairly sore yesterday, I'm REALLY sore today. It is fairly uncomfortable, I must say. And the percocet really doesn't relieve the pain, it just makes me sleepy. But I'm remaining positive because I just know I'm going to love the outcome!!
One small thing... I wish I'd gotten another garment because I'm sitting here waiting around for the one I have to dry.
I'll try to continue to post because I know I found it very interesting to read other people's accounts of their recoveries. I'll also try to get around to posting photos.