Abdomen Sculpting...Nervous...Excited...Mostly Nervous - California, CA
- updated 6 months ago
I am 5'8" and about 150 lbs, I don't weight myself...
- 10 Oct 2012
- 2 months pre
I am 5'8" and about 150 lbs, I don't weight myself much. I am 36 years old. I am a fitness instructor and I can NOT get rid of my tummy! I work out in all different ways and nothing takes down my tummy. I am a mom of two boys, youngest being 7 and a step mom to two boys, 4 boys all together. I eat very healthy and have a glass of wine maybe 5 - 6 times a month. My mom works out with me most of the time and she too has a tummy, just a little larger. Hereditary!
I am nervous because I know my tummy isn't that bad but it is something that makes me self conscious. I wonder if I should just knock it off and love me just the way God made me, but then God made surgeons talented enough to get this kind of stuff done and it bugs me bad and I'm done whining about it...... soooo here we go with a little sculpting!
Getting nervous. I naturally hold my stomach in...
- 27 Nov 2012
- 16 days pre
I am sooooooo nervous! I don't want to mess up my...
- 6 Dec 2012
- 7 days pre
Soooooo bummed!!!!! The day before my procedure...
- 14 Dec 2012
- 1 day post
Okay well my appt was cancelled due to someone...
- 19 Dec 2012
- 6 days post
Well my procedure went really well! The numbing...
- 31 Dec 2012
- 18 days post
Day 1 It has been 30 hours later and I haven't...
- 1 Jan 2013
- 19 days post
It has been 30 hours later and I haven't taken meds for about 16 hours. The meds my doctor gave me make me very itchy so I decided if I am too painful I will have some Ibprofen! So far I have been good. Low key day and I am for sure sore but feel fantastic for what my body just went through. I am more tender to the touch than anything and once I get comfortable I don't want to move because moving is what is more uncomfortable. But that is the extent of my feeling is uncomfortable. I went ahead and put on my spanx under my garment because my garment seems to be looser than I would think it should be. I didn't have any draining but swelling has gone down.
I am off to work tomorrow. My desk job, should be okay, we will see!
Day 3 Okay so today is day 3 and I am pleasantly...
- 3 Jan 2013
- 21 days post
Okay so today is day 3 and I am pleasantly surprised with my outcome thus far. I don't have too much swelling but I have been very faithful to my compression garment and wearing spanx with it. I am not nearly as sore today as I was yesterday. I ended up with a HUGE migraine last night and as of 2:45pm it seems to have left me finally. I took one of my pain meds to take out my headache, those pain meds are crazy strong, I was a bit of a airhead for my first 4 hours of work and had to go to my car and take a 10 minute power nap. LOL!
I went on a one mile walk yesterday and that took the color out of my face but came back quickly. Today I am going to go on a two mile walk with my mom and get my endurance up because I really need to be ready to teach fitness classes next week.
Thus far my experience has been amazing! Little pain, lots of gain, little swelling to what I was expecting. I truly believe my doctor's amazingness has alot to do with how well I am healing.
One thing I love about my doctor is his consideration for insertion of the instrument, he put only two holes on my front and made them low by my bikini line and then one on my back side for flanks in an old scar. I have seen people with numerous holes in front and back and my doctor was very considerate to this not being the case for me! HE ROCKS!
Day 12 I feel amazing! I have been teaching my...
- 11 Jan 2013
- 29 days post
I feel amazing! I have been teaching my fitness classes this week with no pain and little to no swelling! If I am swollen then I can't imagine how awesome unswelling would be! My entry marks are healing up quite nicely and I don't have lumps or bruising anymore! I am amazed at how well and how quick my healing process has been! I said that to my husband last night and he said, "you said that the last surgery you had with him, he's an amazing surgeon!" I agree! Having a surgeon is key! I am still wearing my compression garment, well trading between the garment he gave me and spanx. He says I have to wear it for another week or two. I will pick two weeks! I will post pictures soon! My follow up appointment is March 4th!
Oh one more thing..... itchy!!!!!!!! That is a...
- 11 Jan 2013
- 29 days post
Day 18 .... Hands down best money spent! I love my...
- 19 Jan 2013
- 1 month post
I am completely back to all my fitness regimens! Still wearing my garment of spanx altering with the garment my doctor sent me home with.
I feel great! Still tiny bits of numbness sometimes when I have an itch but for the most part I just can't wait to be done with the garment and just getting dressed!
Updating pix today.
6 weeks out..... So I absolutely love that I did...
- 16 Feb 2013
- 2 months post
I taught my fitness class without my compression for the first time a few days ago, hoping not to be too swollen or sore. I got light headed at one point but could have been how hard I was working. I didn't get more swollen and I am not sore (lipo sore). Yah! I'm tired of the compression and my doctor said after 3 weeks I can go without as long as I am feeling okay physically!
Love my results! I have a follow up on March 4th... Can't wait to compare before and after from Dr!
6 months and TOTALLY HAPPY
- 26 Jun 2013
- 6 months post
He was my doctor previously and he AMAZING!!!!! He comes very highly recommended by me and so many others in our community!