Abs, thighs, and upper arms oh my - Charlotte, NC

I had smartlipo on October 25, 2012 to my abs...

I had smartlipo on October 25, 2012 to my abs feathered into my flanks, outter thighs, and arms. I was 135 and 5'4" before surgery and I wore a size 6. I know I'm still swollen but unsure if I'm going to get the results I was hoping for.

I've had two children (16 months apart) and could never lose weight in certain areas. I never really had a "pooch" before surgery and maybe it's just the swelling but I feel so much big in my lower stomach area.

Will post pictures soon.

Will post arm pictures tomorrow. Feeling very...

Will post arm pictures tomorrow. Feeling very swollen. My husband went back to work today and I had both kids (ages 2 and 3) to take care of. Tired and sore.

I will post new photos tomorrow since I can't post...

I will post new photos tomorrow since I can't post them in my iPod. Anyway. It's been a week and a half and I'm feeling pretty good. Still haven't begun exercising but plan to tomorrow minus the running since I had my outter thighs done. I've been testing it out with a quick little jog inside the house and my thighs are still rather sore. I've got some hardness all over which I've heard is normal. My scars are healing beautifully and I really think no one will ever notice them. My stomach still has a bit (I realize in the whole scheme if things its a tiny bit) of fat so when I sit or bend over i can see it and I can pinch it. I'm hoping that gets better with time but I doubt it. I wonder if my dr does touch ups, didn't think to ask before. Other than that the compression garments are driving me crazy :)

Can't wait to get my pictures from my dr at my next appt.

Well it's been a week and a half since my...

Well it's been a week and a half since my smartlipo procedure. I think in going to start lifting some light weights today. Last week at my one week appt the doctor said I could start doing some light jogging/running. I laughed. My outer thighs are still sore do there's no way that's going to happen. Things are healing nicely. I'm happy with the scars and think they will soon be unnoticeable. The compression garment is uncomfortable like everyone has said. I find sleeping difficult because I can't get comfy.

Overall I'm happy but I'm still not comfortable being naked in front of my husband. I need to get over it, I know. There's still a tiny tiny bit of fat/stretched skin from kids that when I sit or bend over hangs. I'm hoping the skin will continue to tighten.

Either way its an improvement and I am happy.

Loving the results. My skin is starting to firm up...

Loving the results. My skin is starting to firm up now. I have one small spot that will need to be corrected. The doctor said it will take 10 mins. :)
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