I had my post op yesterday! I met my Dr. And he is...
I had my post op yesterday! I met my Dr. And he is great! Very laid back and honest. We talked about my anxiety about pain and he told me to dissolve two of my sedation meds under my tounge before going to my procedure. He also said he wants to try and do my bra rolls as a 4th area for free as long as im doing okay with the procedure. Im thrilled! He asked if he could add my photos to their "brag book" and web site after. His cinfidences make me feel great!
I recieved my perscriptions but was a bit surprised. I am recieving 12 pills of norco. I hope that is enough for recovery pain. I am 5 days away and totally nervous! The nerves have delayed my period as well which is added stress. Hoping for the best.
So I was reading about the medication for anxiety...
So I was reading about the medication for anxiety i am supposed to take before my procedure, .5 mg of Halicon also known as triazolam.. have any of you takin this before your procedure??? What was it like? I am worried because its my time of the month and Ill need to use the restroom but what if im a zombie and dont remember LoL crap! Please let me know :)
Soo.. I had my procedure today. Ill be honest, it...
11 Mar 2013
Day of treatment
Soo.. I had my procedure today. Ill be honest, it was horribly painful. I'm not sure how a lot of reviews say it wasnt bad because I was in agony.
I took two sedation pills before my procedure. I was pretty relaxed until I laid on the table. They got out the needles and I started getting anxious. The dr. Would squeeze my belly really hard and then the needles went in.. it sucked. They did it all around my waist while also inserting a tube and filling me with liquid. It was horrible. Half way through I asked for a xanax. The tube was jabbing into my ribs and belly button. I was crying and gasping. They started using the vibrating tool that brakes up fat. By this point they gave me 2 norco pain pills because I was still in too much pain. I thought I was a strong person.. but still after 2 sedation meds, xanax and 2 norco it was still painful. I tried to just bare it... time did go by fast though, the doctor said he was finishing up and to call my boyfriend. I was wrapped up, dressed and sent home. I felt soo much better being wrapped and done. The pain so far has been very little.
Ive had to lay on the floor on a shower curtain to change dressings, they are gushing! Ive gotten it in my hair lol. My lady parts are very swollen so im iceing them. I felt sick until I remembered to drink fluids!! So far so good!
Today is day 5 post op. The first few days were...
Today is day 5 post op. The first few days were painful when I got up or sat down but have improved. I have been resting a lot and havent had horrible swelling yet. About day 3 I swelled up but not much now. Everythings a little swollen though. The doctor wasnt able to do my bra roll so I am going back on the 2nd for that. Im not nervous now that I know how it feels! I am very happy with my results so far!
SUMMARY :) One week after smart lipo!
SUMMARY :) One week after smart lipo!
Yes my procedure was painful, I wanted to be honest in my review! BUT please don't let that scare you! Most people seem to have their smart lipo pain free, I am certainly the rarity. It is good for you to be prepared, and go in knowing it could be very painful because when your Dr. begins you might think 'oh hey thats not so bad! Whew!' Which is nice :) I went in expecting no pain and was like 'oh my goodness this sucks!' I have a tolerance for the sedation meds because I take xanax for anxiety so that was also a huge part. If your at the point of lipo, your a strong person. You will be fine.
My period was delayed before my procedure due to being anxious, which is normal. If you are on your period during your procedure, don't panic. Tell the nurses when you arrive. Mine let me go to the bathroom for a tampon break lol after the numbing fluid was injected. Even on sedation meds I remembered how ;)
Someone not squeamish will have to help you! The first 3 days I had to lay naked on a shower curtain every few hours to have my drainage pads changed. If I tried to stand without my garment I got sick and passed out. I gushed red fluid out all over during changings. My boyfriend rose to the occasion and did this like I was an infant. After a few days you stop leaking and can stand without your garment. Also, the area above my vagina swelled and turned purple and hurt. Ice it.
The pain meds: I used them in halfs as needed. It made my recovery go much better and helped me sleep. If your sensitive like me, you may feel crappy or depressed when you stop taking them. They are narcotics, they are addicitive. I used a vegtable laxitive stool softner to help with constipation from the meds and it helped.
One week out im back to work and feeling better. Pain is not bad, still swollen. Bruises are nearly gone. My shape is soo different in clothes! I feel so much more slender! Totally inlove with that. In a couple weeks will be my bra roll smart lipo.
8 days post op! Swelling has set in! Im huge! I...
8 days post op! Swelling has set in! Im huge! I was trying on different garments and also got a bit carried away with my light exercise. . I am praying I did not mess up my healing!! Totally freaking out acctually! 20 minutes of hard biking on a stationary bike.. my super tight binder was on though, yet Im still anxious about it :( anyone else get too active too soon and still heal well?
3 weeks post op! swellings not bad at all anymore,...
3 weeks post op! swellings not bad at all anymore, no pain and loving my new shape! My belly has hardened and a few lumps have formed here and there, so i message them nightly and they are going away.
Today I had my bra roll (fat that hangs over the...
Today I had my bra roll (fat that hangs over the top of your bra, under arm area, and rolls under and below bra) smart lipoed. My doctor and nurses were again amazing. I took my 2 sedation pills as well as one norco before my procedure. The pain was pretty bad for the numbing part, just as it was the first procedure. When the first needle goes in, it pinches alot. Some areas are starting to numb and its okay but others it was very painful for me. I just closed my eyes and felt with it. Once they started with the fat removal it was okay. Because he was going over my ribs i felt pressure, and some areas pinches. The trick is to stay calm and try to think about anything else and time goes by. He did such a wonderful job going over everything and making sure it was all done perfectly. Once he finished suctioning, he pressed on my sides to help drain fluid and then applied bandages and my compression garment. I took a pain pill when i got home and a nap, and i feel fine. No pain as of yet. I am so very excited! Now that my waist is smaller, the deep groves in my back where my bra roll hangs will be gone too. I am thrilled!! :)