I'm 36 years old, 5ft 6" tall and weigh 150lbs...
I'm 36 years old, 5ft 6" tall and weigh 150lbs (dress size 8). For as long as I can remember I've had "muffin top" flanks when I wear low rise jeans and my thighs have always been very full. Recently I've been very aware of the fat in my inner thighs...particularly as I've moved to FL and wearing bikinis more often!
I'm scheduled for SmartLipo on 02/11 and here are my before photos. I'm feeling a little nervous tonight (02/10) but have been taking Vitamin K supplements and Arnica tablets to minimize bruising/bleeding. I live alone and no one knows I'm getting this procedure done. So I hope I don't feel too unwell after the SmartLipo and don't get dizziness associated with the compression stocking. My doctor's office staff have been very professional and reassuring regarding the procedure.
I'll post again tomorrow evening after the procedure!
Post-op Day 2
I'm in a little less discomfort...
Post-op Day 2
I'm in a little less discomfort today. I'm still in pain, but it feels like I've had some consecutive, very gruelling gym sessions and I ache all over! I'm still maxing out on extra strength Tylenol and Arnica tablets. Last night I woke up feeling itching in the incision on my right knee. It was hard to ignore and return to sleep. If that happens again, I'll try some Benadryl, particularly if it occurs during the night.
My appetite has returned today. I'm trying to eat fruit and ignore the cravings for carbohydrates such as bread. I've also been trying to drink lots of water although that is a struggle.
I increased my walking today to four miles (2 x 2 mile sessions) and will try to maintain this for the next week before I can get back to the gym. I return to work on Monday so hopefully the pain will subside even more before then and I'll fall into a routine of walking after work.
I noticed a little more bruising and slight swelling this morning when I removed the compression garments/dressings. But still very little drainage. One part of me that was very swollen was my ankles. They were huge. Probably as my venous return is being compromised by the compression stockings around the knees and thighs.
I'm getting excited looking at clothes in my wardrobe which fell into the "I'll slim into that one day" category. Although for now, I feel huge with the compression garments and have been seeking the loosest, most comfy pants and sweaters I can find.