Real Recovery Time - Elyria, OHOne week later

Hi, I am hoping for some real life time recovery...

Hi, I am hoping for some real life time recovery for the Vase lipo procedure. I have already had a tummy tuck and have my flanks and some love handle area that needs some special attention. I do not like the fat hanging out on the backside when I wear my jeans. I weight 137 lbs and am 5"6" so there is not a lot to remove. I was only planning on taking off 4 days for recovery, is this being unrealistic? The Dr. seems to think that should be ok. I do not do anything really physical at work, other than walking a lot. Can all you patients out there let me know if you think this is accurate? With my tummy tuck I was misled and needed a lot more off. Thanks for all your help!

Hi, I had my vaser lipo to upper and lower abs day before yesterday (Wednesday). My size and weight are very similar to you - but they still managed to suck 1200cc of fat out! I was up walking around yesterday, but would not have wanted to do too much. Today - 2 days post op - I have driven 3 hours, done housework and some office work and taken kids to and from school. I am feeling pretty tired now, and am glad for the weekend off before going back to work on Monday. But I should be fine to work on Monday I think which is day 5 post-op. I am physically fit and have had no complications & 4 days off after the op seems like it will be enough for me. Good luck!
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Thanks so very much! What kind of compression garment are you wearing? And are they comfortable?
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Thanks so very much! What kind of compression garment are you wearing? And are they comfortable?
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Had my surgery on the 29th, the procedure was...

Had my surgery on the 29th, the procedure was pretty painless except around the rib cage. After the numbing wore off I am very sore. I have a lot of bruising. I have several compression garments because I had a tummy tuck. And from my experience the most comfortable ones are the ones thay zip in the front. My sides and hips are very sore. I am very tired, slept all day. I am a little concerned about being able to function at work on Monday. I wanted my love handles to be gone, I will post pictures when all the swelling goes down. I am still very uncomfortable.
How was going back to work? I felt fine when I was resting and then crashed when I went back to work. 10 days after surgery I was still feeling pretty terrible so I phoned my surgeon. He said 'you've had major surgery, it's normal to feel tired'. So I think people underestimate how much it takes out of you, and actually the clinic was a bit over-optimistic I think too. Or maybe I was just unlucky to take nearly 2 weeks to feel back to near-normal.
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Hi there, I am back to work and it is tough! I tire out very quickly. I am still pretty swollen so that adds to being uncomfortable. My back is very sensitive, I made it 7 hours today! I am suppose to work 9. I really can not see the difference yet because of the swelling. They took 1000 cc out of me. So there has to be some difference. Is there a miracle cure for the swelling? I cant wait to get back into normal clothes!
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It has now been 1 week. I am still pretty sore....

It has now been 1 week. I am still pretty sore. The druises on the outside look better, but the inside is still so very tender and sore. I am still pretty swollen so it is very hard to tell if it was worth it. I am wearing my compression garment 24/7. My fingers are crossed that all this is worth it. I still take extra strenght tylenol every 4 hours. It does help with being uncomfortable.
Hope the soreness has eased by now. Are you back at work?
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Sorry - I remember you saying you were back at work - how is that going? Is it getting any easier?
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I am back to work. The compression garment seems to help and add to the problem! The body is looking good! I think the garment is shaping me! lol. Still taking Tylenol to get me through the day and then the heavy stuff at night. This is day 10 for me. I am very tight and still numb and tender.
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