Procedure has been moved to Thursday September the 6th. Already had my pre-op today, doctor gave me the green light for Thursday. They decided to do, upper abdomen, lower, waist and hips. I asked if he could do the inner thigh as well, going to throw that in being as though they gave me a sweet deal on it all. All areas are getting done in one sitting, I am super nervous. Thursday can't come any quicker.
I acidentally posted in laser lipo when my procedure was actually Tumescent Lipo. Either way...here we go!
I am a healthy 29 year old woman. 5'7" 148.
I had my procedure done yesterday. I have had a breast augmentation, a baby and a couple tattos so with that being said, I know pain!
I had my second consultation and scheduled my appointment the following week. They were very nice, my doctor took his time explaining everything to me. Half of the gals in there said they have had the procedure done but who knows.
Yesterday I had the lipo done at 2pm...I was slightly nervous but not terribly being as though there was no anesthesia involved at all!! They gave me a nice coctail of stuff. Sadly, when it came to procedure time, my meds hadnt kicked in yet and I felt pretty much everything. I was crying in pain it hurt so bad. My doc actually had to stop for a minute because of how much pain I was in. They said the usual time it takes a patient to have 2 zanex and a vicodin kick in was usually 30 minutes. But not me...it took an hour and a half. Needless to say, once they kicked in it was easy coasting from there. Didn't feel a thing at all besides a slight pressure. The doc was very comforting and played some awesome tunes to keep my mind busy. We talked footballl until I found lala land in vicoville!! :)
Don't remember the drive home, or hitting my bed. I slightly remember coming off the table and the nurse padding my garment for the ride home.
I had my full abdomen (upper ab, lower ab waist and hips) as well as my inner thigh done. He even threw in a little bit of my lower back to give me a better arch!
I had the works!
I slept a good 5 hours woke up at 10ish and felt absolutely no pain at all. Made some calls which I don't remember (painkiller was working fabulously)!
Woke up at 4:30am slightly nauseated but hopped right out of bed, took my coctail and antibiotic and back to lala land I went.
Today is day one technically and I feel awesome! Once my pain killer buzz went away I felt some soreness exactly like they explained. Like I had done one hellacious workout the day before. Totally bareable! I took tylenol for the soreness and my regular scripts of arnica and my antibiotic.
I expected to have soaked my towels and pads in my garment but to my suprise...they werent even that saturated. From what the follow up nurse told me, she drained me out quite a bit on the table and when I stood I simply drained most of the solution.
I was expecting to feel faint or dizzy once I took my garment off to shower. Nope! Not a bit. Had a nice hot shower..anti bacterial soap on my incisions (which are as small as a pen tip) padded my garment and went about my house chores!
I feel slightly sore but for just having "surgery" not less more than 24 hours ago? I feel fantastic.
As far as what I saw when I took off my garment....
Still swollen a bit...I wasnt blown away like "omg my whole life has changed!" BUT I can see a major change in my waist and my tummy is completely flat.
So far I am still undecided. But I am pleasantly shocked how great I feel today.
My week follow up is on tuesday which at that point I will post my post op pictures!
I really hope this helps someone!!