I Definitely Think POWER ASSISTED LIPO WAS WORTH IT

I had liposuction of the abdomen and flanks on...

I had liposuction of the abdomen and flanks on March 19, 2009. I was one of the patients where it could go either way, but it was suggested that I have a TT. Being that I wasn't sure as to whether or not I would have more children I opted to go on with the decision to have liposuction despite the fact that my PS warned that I would not have a completely flat abdominal due to the fact that a buldging abdominal muscle.

On the day of the surgery, I was nervous to say the least but still I went through with the procedure. My surgery was done under general anesthesia. I woke up extremely groggy and dizzy. It was a requirement of the facility that I had to urine before being allowed to go home. I was extremely sore, but happy to see that I was in my Compression Garment already. I was able to walk to the pharmacy fill my prescripts and walk to my bf's car. Once I got into the car I was extremely sore and that is when the pain kicked in.

First night, on a scale from (1-10) pain tolerance I would say it was a 6. It wasn't as horrible as I imagined. Once I popped some Perococet I was off to la la land..... When I woke up yes it felt like a hard work out where your muscles have been through more situps then you could tolerate. But I still was able to manuever without help.

To be honest after my surgery the only thing that I had troubling with was putting on my own compression garment after coming out the shower and bending. Other than that I had no issues with anything. Yes I walked a little crippled, but definitely nothing severe as some have described. I also had my Bromelian and Arnica pills handy and took them with my antiobiotics like clockwork.

Bruising/Swelling/Scarring- I was done with my bruising at 2 weeks post op. And as for the swelling I am now 5 weeks post op and I'm still swollen in the lower abs. Its getting much better day by day. I had closed stitch so I have absolutely no scars 5 weeks post op and I'm very happy about that.

Compression Garment- I had the Design Veronique in a stage I and now I'm a size smaller in a Stage II Design Veronique garment I'm still wearing it 24/7 5 weeks.. Can't wait to get out of it.

Overall Satisfaction- I am truly pleased with this surgery I'm so glad that I went through with it. I tried to write this review to answer every question that I ever had when I read some reviews that inspired me to finally go through with this procedure. I hope this helps.

You look amazing ,girl!!!! You are totally ready for summer....Thank you for sharing
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I was 140lbs pre-op about a 32 inch waist, now I'm down to a 29 or a tight 28. Honestly I don't know how much I weigh now at 8 weeks because I never weighed myself afterwards. I didn't care if I lost weight or not, I'm only concerned with inches, especially because I know liposuction is not for weightloss although some do have success with weightloss. Well now I'm 8 weeks Post Op. You can still see my muscle poking out but it definitely looks different underneath clothing you wouldn't be able to tell a thing....(for those ppl like me who would've had better results with a FTT but didn't want the scar) I think liposuction made a drastic change in my figure its definitely looks different underneath clothing you wouldn't be able to tell a thing. If I turn to the side in pics you can see the muscle, but my tummy lies flat and thats was my goal :) Oh and btw of course the fat has to redistribute elsewhwere it seems as if it is going to my breasts which definitely is a plus lol... Thanks for the comments I will probably update one more time just so you guys could see the end result.
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wow you look good for just ive weeks. i agree with lisa red. how uh did you weigh befoe you had surgery and after?
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It is officially 3 months now I think I'm seeing...

It is officially 3 months now I think I'm seeing the complete effect of liposuction. I'm still experiencing some swelling but nothing too visible to others. Once again I have to say I'm very pleased. This will probably be my last update unless things change even more for me. Best Wishes to everyone who chooses to go on a lipo journey of there own. I have to say liposuction has drastically changed me as a person from self-esteem to just my whole overall attitude and how I feel about myself. As always, if you have any questions feel free.

 

 

Photo Update

Wow, you could really see a difference.
did you get your compression garmet online? Are you overall satisfied with it? My doc provides the first one but as i lose inches, i will need to find another on my own.
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yes I got my garment off of mmh I believe. Design Veronique I believe the name of it was. I used the measurements they have and the garment fit very well. Wish you the best of luck. Its been about 2 yrs now and although I gain weight off and on my abdominal region looks pretty much the same...

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You look Great !
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Dr. John C. Lee

Very personable, answered every question no matter how silly, and told me the truth from day one.

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