I will start off by saying that if you plan to...
I will start off by saying that if you plan to have this procedure done prepare to just rest for 3 or more weeks. The recovery time is 3 weeks but I was sore and very stiff for about 7 weeks. I didn't like the fact that I had to have the survey done at a hospital versus a surgical center or a surgeons operating facility but after I did my research I realized that it is slightly safer to have the surgery done in a hospital. The staff at Northwestern was very nice and helpful. I must say that I cannot imagine going home the same day of surgery, you really do need that over night stay at the hospital. I wish I could have stayed three nights instead of one. I normally have a high threshold for pain but this was extremely painful and uncomfortable. The first week of recovery is the worst. I felt like I had been hit by a bus. I couldn't move and every inch of my body felt sore and tight. Walking to the bathroom was the worst, and being that I had to stay hydrated there were several bathroom trips throughout the day. The drains are also a nuscense and using the bathroom is the worst because you have to stand. I had a lot of swelling so I really couldn't tell what my body would actually look like. I loved my body with the swelling and it started to look better and better each week. It was hard to watch my butt decrease in size week by week because of swelling but in the end I still had a very noticeable difference. I am very pleased with my result and it has been two months and my body is still changing for the better. Once you make it past the first week it really becomes more annoying rather then painful. I am extremely happy with my results. I listened to every thing Dr. Markmann told me to do and all of his instructions helped with the recovery. I do recommend this procedure but for all of the pain that will occur, I suggest choosing the best surgeon for the procedure because it would suck to go through all the pain and waiting just to have the fat cells not survive. I plan to return in a few months for two more procedures.
14 Nov 2013
3 months post
Ok ladies. I was pleased with my results although I did want the butt to be slightly bigger the overall look complemented my shape and really looked natural. The doctor told me that timing is key and that most people don't see real or true results until 3 months to a year. I truly believe that patience is the key to this procedure. As the days go on I am loving my body more and more. I have received so many compliments and I love the natural look. I post pictures of my before, after and now in a few days. I really wanted to wait to post pictures so that I can give you guys true and honest pictures about the results and how the shape changes after the swelling resides. Overall I am very very pleased.