I have always head a fat belly, have a short torso, and genetically and age wise been in the wrong place and wrong time for a smooth tummy...so at age 58 even though I've had a lot of surgeries as a breast cancer survivor, I decided to go for lipo of my abdomen and flanks. My legs and arms have always been in proportion. I was very worried about the potential risks, and also about the pain and recovery. This site helped prepare me for the worst,
And I'm so glad it did.
The pain was quite a bit worse than I expected but I think my results will be good. My pain peaked at about 4 days and has been declining since then, thank God. The CG was a joke; it was like some medieval torture device. Totally impractical to wear and maximally uncomfortable. I wore it faithfully for five days removing it once to shower, it was that hard to get back on. They are ridiculously designed with side zippers that no person having had this type of surgery can possibly get back up by themselves.
My husband helped me bless him. On day five I told my husband to drive me to our local mall and I bought a maidenform flexee garment that was basically the same shape. Much better. I have a feeling my surgeon won't like it but I could not help it, I couldn't wear the first one any longer. It is hanging on my clothes line like some victory flag. I also read that many surgeons no longer think those garments are that critical, so I went with my own instincts. Have read that the results will be the same in the end whether you wear one or not, so why suffer so? I am looking forward to having a trim torso for the first time in my life. I think my results will be goodman I can already notice a big change.