No Downtime My Butt - Charlotte, NC
I had my procedure done on 3 May for lower abs...
- 18 May 2012
I had my procedure done on 3 May for lower abs with the medium size applicator. I agree with EVERYTHING about the pain and lack of information. My pain kicked in on Day 4 !! I woke up in the middle of night in pain! Its felt like hot, itchy burning electric twinges. The nurse prescribed Hydrocodon/ Lortab last week for the pain and helped me sleep at night! Ice packs and frozen corn worked during the day.. til I got freezer burn! lol
The swelling and bloating feeling has been massive, I looked like I just left an all you can eat church pancake breakfast. It's gradually decreased about Day 11 and has gradually decreased tremendously. My skin still very tender to the touch and I can't stand to have anything touch my stomach..not even my beloved jersey sheets. Feels kinda abrasive/raw to the touch.. Ice packs help tremendously.
I went back this week cause the pain was unbearable and because my left side is still swollen, more tender and HOT..The doctor inspected my area and said that it wasn't infected, but my body trying to heal itself. But I'm worried about uneven results. I still feel the electric twinges more on the left side, so I'm hoping its killing the rest of the stubborn cells and I see even results after all this is done. I have some photos and will post them and hopefully see progress! But I'll probably do lipo next time cause I get good drugs and instant results!!!
My procedure wasn't done by the doctor, but by the nurse and she was great and answered my questions before my consultation, before, after, during the procedure. I was even asking questions walking out the door..lol.. Everyone in the office had it done and everyone answered my questions and was sympathetic to my pain and complications. I was given a prescription immediately and would be given something stronger if needed. I've been a regular for peels but never met Dr. Voci. So I didn't know what to expect. He came immediately after performing another surgery and gave me a hug. I was immediately impressed because he was concerned and listen to my questions and inspected my areas again He was very friendly and nice. The nurse told me she had it done and experienced the uneven results initially but it went away. It wasn't my follow up appt, I believe its next week or after, so I'll update again.