For starters, I have always wondered about liposuction but never really imagined doing it. I just got out of the Army two years ago and wow did the weight come on quickly! I started running again and was doing great, trimming inches in lower half but no luck in upper body. I went back to look at pictures of myself in the army (best shape ever) and noticed that even then my stomach was not proportionate to my body. The next day I started researching PS and finally found one to do a consultation with. A week later I was scheduled for surgery, fast I know but I only have a limited amount of free time for something like this.
I had surgery yesterday (7JUL10)and it took about an hour for my flanks, u/l abs and some upper hip area. I had general despite not wanting to but actually did pretty well. I had no nausea or dizziness. I went home and slept pretty well with no pain just serious soreness. It felt like a really strenuous workout. Not too much swelling yet but I could feel it getting tighter and tighter under the garment. Surprisingly, I had a pretty good night, I took a few percocets (sooo itchy) but otherwise good.
I woke up today feeling great ready to take on the world! HA HA. I walked around the hotel hallway a little and have been up typing this. I am much more swollen and black and blue now though. I'm worried that I should have a compression garment that covers that upper hip portion too though because that is the sorest area that is bruising badly. I only have on the stomach portion. I've called the doctor but haven't heard back yet. Anyone have any advice or experience with this?
Other than that, everything's been great. I am just patiently waiting to shower and eventually see some more of the area. This was the best for me and I have no regrets what so ever about having lipo done. It's something you really have to do for yourself and have reasonable expectations. Any questions or advice, please feel free to contact me, I'd really appreciate it.