So happy - Charleston, WV

5 days away getting nervous, am I thin enough,...

5 days away getting nervous, am I thin enough, what about pain? When can I work out agin? When can I have sex ? Any advice? Dr Bandak in Charleston, WV with one night in hospital, scarring, drains all a bit overwhelming , I am taking one week way from work and have option for more, I work near my home so it's not a big deal to go back after 7 days

My surgery (TT and lipo to flanks) was done on...

My surgery (TT and lipo to flanks) was done on 2/11/13 at St Francis in Charleston with Dr Bandak, I stayed one night in the hospital which I highly reccomend , the staff was great, hospital clean and private. Dr. Bandak reports he removed over 9pounds of fat and 3 pounds of skin. Pain has been minimal except when moving around, walking around in the house has helped, the only problem has been some swelling in testicals without pain, I have two drains that come out Tuesday, cutting back pain meds to 1/2 today. At this point I am happy with the appearance can't wait to see how it looks after the swelling goes down, I will soon post pictures.

7 days post op, spent first night in hospital then...

7 days post op, spent first night in hospital then home with my wife , mom and friends helping me out, I still have two drains ,, cutting self in half on pain meds today without too much trouble. I go back to my PS tomorrow hope he releases me to work by Thursday. I am happy with results , I appear a bit puffy on left side , love handles no more, belly button and pubic area look ideal. The worst part has been restricting my movements and activity. I did not have a BM the first 4 days but stool softness helped . I will post photos soon.

14 days pot op tomorrow, last two drains out 3...

14 days pot op tomorrow, last two drains out 3 days ago , feel much better, but feel bloated and swollen a bit, must watch my food intake as I can not exercise yet, back to full time work this week and a follow up with mt PT. I am so happy to have done this, but still sore and I hate wearing the binder, photos soon.

2 weeks post op , back at work FT, wearing binder,...

2 weeks post op , back at work FT, wearing binder, love results but feel puffy or bloated, PT said he removed 9.3 LBS , but scale shows a loss of only 6, I guess that is fluid.

Almost 1 month post op feeling great, love the...

Almost 1 month post op feeling great, love the results, photos to post of post op on 3/13/13

Doing well , 28 days po full tt and lipo, down 14...

Doing well , 28 days po full tt and lipo, down 14 pounds, some fluid was drained once, will drain agin on Thursday, slight swelling, still wearing the binder most of the time, some bruising on lower body, love the results pictures soon, web site not letting me post from iPad.

43 days PO , doing well , love the results, minor...

43 days PO , doing well , love the results, minor swelling, hate my binder, back to FT exercise tomorrow

Two months and 6 days po, love it, but still...

Two months and 6 days po, love it, but still numb, a little swollen at times, but getting better. I resumed full Cardio work out but taking abs and my core very slow. Any exercise advice? I am more swollen at days end, so I am wearing impression shirts all day , stopped the binder about 2 weeks ago.

before and after 4 months post op

some swelling , going away back to full activity , very happy , a litle lipo on flanks to finish up

aftershots 4 months

pjoyos

Almost 8 months soon on (October 11)

Feeling great, some numbness still but scaring minimal , weight is own 23 lbs from day of surgery, pants down 2 sizes and shirts 1 new photos on 8 th month date of October 11
Charleston Plastic Surgeon

He has been great! He even gave me his private cell number

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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I had my surgery 1 week ago. And so far so good, I fully understand your concerns, I was in your shoes 7 days ago. I won't tell you is a piece of cake, the drains suck (I had a total of 5, and 3 of them were above my penis which hurt a lot for a while - just one left now), plus your stomach also feels so weird and tight. I have had some pain on the surgery area, but most of it has been tolerable. The key is having someone with you to help you out for a couple of days. My doctor recommended 2 weeks off work, and I'm glad he did. I can walk and sit now, but not sure I could handle a full day at the office. My only concern is that I've not been working out and have been eating a lot, boredom is not a good ally. Not sure when I'll be able to go back to the gym. Oh and no sex for me either at least for 8-10 more days, which sucks because valentine's is tomorrow.
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How long did you wear your binder? I have kept mine on the entire week since I had my procedure, I am not weighing myself until the swelling goes down, just a mental thing for me. I have walked around the house, done a few chores, slept and only left the house once for a short drive with a friend. Only pain is when getting up or bending at times, more of a burning paying than cutting pain, ready to stop pain meds I think.
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Most of your questions will be answered by your Dr. In here (relselff) you can have an idea of what different Dr have told different patients. I was allowed to workout again after 8 weeks. I went back to work after a week.
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