I am set to get smartlipo on Friday, 4/16. Judging...
I am set to get smartlipo on Friday, 4/16. Judging by the prices of those getting multiple areas done, I think that I may be paying a bit much. However, that being said, I am very happy with the doctor I chose. Although I have yet to see the product of his work, he is very well qualified on paper. At the consultation, I felt completely at ease as he took his time explaining everything to me and answering my million questions.
I'm getting sooooo nervous. I hope I don't end up lumpy like some people have complained about. My threshold for pain is pretty high, as I am clumsy and often injure myself, so I am used to it...LOL. I'm more concerned about the lumps. Those that have gotten them, how long does it take to go away? Is there anything I can do pre-op or post-op to minimize my chances?
So, it's the day after my procedure...
So, it's the day after my procedure and I feel MUCH better than I did yesterday. After the procedure, I was warned of leakage, but had NO idea it would be so much. I had a hotel room next to the doctors office. After I was done there, the nurse walked me to my hotel. Silly me, I wore grey sweats. BAD IDEA. I should have wore black. Luckily, I had a jacket to wrap around my waist.
I was unable to eat anything for the first day. Not because the doc told me not too, infact, he said to keep it light. I just couldn't even keep water down.
After the meds wore off, I was in excruciating pain. It hurt most when I got out of bed. It didn't help that I was in the room alone and couldn't get help. I didn't want to take another pill until I was ready to go to bed. It helped a lot to walk around, which I had no problem doing albeit it was more like waddling.
This morning, I woke up with less pain, and the leaking is down to a minimal amount. I was able to take my compression garment off and take a shower. THAT WAS THE BEST PART!! Putting the garment back on wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I went to see my doc about getting some gauze and to just be able to walk in the sun for a bit after being stuck in a hotel room the day before. I didn't have an appointment, but he made sure to check my incisions and the garment and just my progress in general. And he didn't even rush. I am sooooo pleased I went with his practice.
Now I am home and the pain is starting to increase. Time to take a pill.
I have an appointment with the doc next week and will keep posting as I come across any situations worth posting about.
I love his work so much, I went back for a couple...
I love his work so much, I went back for a couple of more procedures. Still getting the same excellent service.