I had my breasts augmented in 2009. I went from a...
I had my breasts augmented in 2009. I went from a 34a to a 34d. It was awesome. I just had my 6th baby 9 months ago. I am 5'6 and 130lbs. After 6 kids, as you can imagine, my body has changed quite a bit. I finally got the means to pay for lipo so I've decided to go for it. I took some pics but I cant upload them from my iPad so I will upload them ASAP. I went for my consult last week, June 11th, booked my pre op for tomorrow, June 18 and my surgery day is June 28th. I've been reading this site neurotically and I am grateful for all the info. I'm hoping to be able to contribute the same. I'm pretty nervous, this is all happening so fast! I m excited too though :) oh ya, I will be doing my abdomen, although my doctor says its more skin than fat at I don't want a TT because of scarring, but I decided to go for it any ways, my inner and outer thighs and my flanks.
Just got back from my pre-op. Was just a time to...
Just got back from my pre-op. Was just a time to ask questions, take before pictures and draw blood. Oh and of course pay. I was so nervous at the pre op I can't imagine how nervous I am going to be surgery day. I wonder if I will even sleep the night before. Finally got some before pictures posted. Yikes! 6 kids will do it :)
To give a bit more info about my pregnancies I did gain between 40-70 with each. My second pregnancy was twins. My last pregnancy (my son is 9 months) I gained 60 lbs. I used to have a petite frame, even before my most recent pregnancy. Big thighs runs in my family and it's def. where I carry most of my weight. So excited to get rid of them!
Got my scripts filled today......
Got my scripts filled today....Percocet, a patch to put behind my ear to help not get nauseas from surgery meds and an additional non nauseating medication. It's getting closer to the date!!!!
Starting taking my arnica tablets (30x) yesterday....
Starting taking my arnica tablets (30x) yesterday. Surgery is tomorrow! I thought I was nervous before but now I really am! I can't believe it's tomorrow! I even called my dr. Office just to confirm hehehe. Surgery is at 12:30 so I have to be there at 11am. I can't eat anything past 8pm tonight. I will update soon :)
I had my surgery today at 12:30. I went in at 11....
28 Jun 2012
Day of treatment
I had my surgery today at 12:30. I went in at 11. Couldn't eat or drink since midnight the night before so I stopped at 10pm. I was very calm today. Strangely calm. Here's how the day went
woke up at 8:30am.
Left at 10:15
Arrived at surgery center at 11am
Took a pregnancy test, started iv, changed into gown and compression socks
talked with nurse and anesthesiologist
I explained at this point that I still nurse my son. The anesthesiologist explained that so little will get into my milk it doesn't affect the baby but he said legally speaking 24 hours until I can nurse.
Doc came in and marked me up saying I should have really good results from this.
Went into OR at noon was given a strong injection of valium. Moved off my bed onto the OR table and.....that's it I was out.
I was sleeping SOOOOO heavy. I was dreaming. When I woke (roughly around 4pm) I was really confused because I was back in the room I started in. I thought that I hadn't had the surgery yet. Haha. Until I tried moving and realized I was sore and had this silly garment was a bit nauseous as well. I was given 7up and an inject able nausea medication.
Around 5pm I was released and headed home, my husband drove.
I got home and these AWFUL cramps started. Seeming to have nothing to do with the lipo but rather something deriving from gas pains. They were awful! They made the pain seem worse. It was irritating thinking that they just happened to start right then. I felt virtually no pain from the lipo but this awful gas/period/constipation nearly labor cramps instead. Very frustrating. I couldn't sleep they were so bad.
Finally I took a percocet and crashed.
I had a shake and some fries on my way home (sounds horrible huh?) I was so hungry from not eating the night before and I didn't want a full meal. I won't be doing that again haha. It's not something I normally do any ways.
It's now 9pm and I am feeling a lot better. I am up and around and writing this personally :) Im so excited (but patient) to see the results.
I'm still in the first 24 hour window. I slept...
I'm still in the first 24 hour window. I slept great. I have taken 2 Percocet so far but that's it. I still have the anti-nausea patch behind my ear. They said I can keep it on for 3 days so I probably will. I actually feel great. My dr was wonderful. He warned me today might be the worst day but so far so good. Since I had all 6 of my babies natural, with no drugs, I feel sometimes I can conquer anything. Having babies naturally will really boost your self esteem!
I'm about to go zip the garment down and see how I look. I weighed myself before surgery and was 130.8, then last night post surgery I was 139 lol. I am one of those people who weighs themself constantly so I'll be checking that daily. I was hoping to be in the 120's after all of this but we shall see.
Waking up and getting out of bed is pretty rough...
Waking up and getting out of bed is pretty rough on day 2. The bruises are getting bigger, but I expect that. I expect things will get better before they get worse. I've been taking care of my 9 month old pretty good. My husband has to work but he only works right up the road so he comes in and checks periodically. I took a shower last night which went fine. The marker they use to mak you up doesn't come off easy and scrubbing myself didn't seem like a good idea-ouch! So I will probably still have the marks for a while.
By the pics I took it looks like I can already see a huge difference. Each day that passes is very exciting, I must admit I am already so ready to exercise. I will probably go for a walk as soon as I am allowed :)
Today is day 4 post op. I am doing really well and...
Today is day 4 post op. I am doing really well and feel almost back to normal. Of course I still have swelling and bruising but the bruises are now turning yellow which is good :) The only kinda sucky thing I can complain about is the itching. I am itching soooo bad! It's driving me nuts! However, it does give me an excuse to unzip the garment and get in the shower. The hot water feels so good on my skin. I've been taking care of my 10 month old about 75% alone since the day after surgery. I consider myself to have a pretty high pain tolerance because I had 6 babies with no drugs...maybe I'm just crazy :O I am very happy any any ways :) I'm trying to remember to be patient. If I try to grab fat on my love handles its nearly impossible. That's how I can tell the difference between swelling and fat, you can't grip the swelling. Other than that it's life as usual for me. Grocery shopping, getting nails done, cleaning house, etc. all things I haven't had to stop doing. I will post some pics later today (even though I don't see much changes) I like to keep very updated because I know I appreciated all the info I could get during this process.
Took my scopamine (sp?) patch off yesterday...
Took my scopamine (sp?) patch off yesterday morning. Around 6pm I got really nauseous and quickly took my anti-vomiting meds I was prescribed. They dissolve in your mouth and taste like this fake cherry stuff-yuck! I felt nauseous another 15 minutes until I finally calmed down. I took my garment off and laid down and ended up sleeping a couple hours. When I woke I was all swollen and it was rough wearing the garment. Another new event... peeing! Holy pee! All night, every hour, so much pee! Im down to 132 (2lbs over my day or surgery weight) I must have pee'd out 2 pounds last night alone. Whew! I took new pics but they look the same so I'll wait for my 1 week post op to post more.
Im 6 days post op now. First let me talk about...
Im 6 days post op now. First let me talk about yesterday. Two words, FECAL IMPACTION. Oh my gosh. I am not sure if I have ever experienced anything this traumatic. I had to manually remove it after hours and hours of pain. I quit taking my percocets, thinking that this is where it derived. I am still experiencing problems today over this. I am crossing my fingers that this is going to be over soon. So gross. So painful. Today I am just having gas pains, followed by other things. YUCK!
I have to admit though I put on my first pair of jeans today since I had the surgery and looking at my new figure just helps me realize that this is all temporary and it will be so worth it.
Other than that I am fine. Still bruised, but they are def. going away. I posted new pics below that I took today in my jeans. Remember that I still have the garment on underneath so it's not a true visual :p
Oh one other quick thing. After all the peeing and...
Oh one other quick thing. After all the peeing and "things" I am down to 129lbs. Yay!
Went to my 1 week check up today. Doc said...
Went to my 1 week check up today. Doc said everything looks great. They actually had to point out the swelling to me. I look so much different than I did before already that really, I'd be happy if this was my final results. The Doc was happy to hear that saying that it's only going to get better from here. They informed me I have to wear the garment day and night another 3 weeks. It's ok, it doesn't bother me that much. When I feel eager to take it off that's when I take a shower. I'm holding steady at 129 still (yes I weighed myself again).
9 days post op today. Ended up taking 1 percocet...
9 days post op today. Ended up taking 1 percocet yesterday. Not that I needed it too much but when you are caring for a 10 month old simultaneously with recovering it helps. He tends to kick and punch me in all the wrong areas. Today I am going to take him for a walk in the stroller. Doc said not to raise heart rate another week but I am dying to get outside. I will talk a slow walk, promise. So today when I washed my original garment I decided to put my second stage garment on. It feels so much more free! I love how it feels. My husband thinks it's sexy too :p he loves the vintage stuff. Any ways, it doesn't do anything for the swelling on my thighs and they look huge today :( I have to keep reminding myself that it's swelling and to be patient. I always hated my big thighs. I can't wait for them to be gone. The other thing about the garment is that you can't eat much. If you do you get bloated and being bloated in a garment does not go together well. I weighed myself at 130 today. So Im pretty much at what I was before the surgery. I am waiting to finish healing and then I will go get a personal trainer at our local gym.
Day 12 post op and just about completely out of...
Day 12 post op and just about completely out of pain. Still weighing in at 130. I still feel like my thighs and lovehandles are big but my belly and inner thighs look great. I'm wondering if it's swelling or if this is the final results (I know, I know it takes up to 18 months for swelling) when looking at before and after pictures of others I see the majority of results by about 3 weeks. Time will tell I guess. Perhaps my expectations were too high. Either way, I'm glad I did it.
Day 13 post op. I took the plunge and went to a...
Day 13 post op. I took the plunge and went to a bathing store shop yesterday. My twins birthday is next week and we are planning a trip to the water park. I am in a small top and a medium bottom. I am still swollen on my outer thighs a good bit so I got one of those skirt bottoms. Needless to say the women in the bathing store shop were oodling over me after they heard that I had liposuction.I had to tell them because they could see all that bruising. I will post some pics of me in my new suit soon!
On another topic...SEX...I had sex for the first time since my surgery 2 days ago, WITH the garment on. Haha, my husband isn't too turned on by the garment but it worked :) No pains, everything went great and I am actually ready to go again. Yay!
Today is 2 weeks. I am going to get into my new...
Today is 2 weeks. I am going to get into my new bathing suit and take pics as soon as my husband gets home. Today I got a little bummed because a close friend of mine said they could only see a small different :( I know I am pushing things too soon but it's still disheartening. I took a short walk today. I am going to try doing that every day. It really makes you feel accomplished. I got back on the scale today and was 129 but I'm assuming my weight is fluctuating and that tomorrow I'll be back at 130. I only want to get down to 125...c'mon already :p
Here we go my 2 week pictures (in the bathing...
Here we go my 2 week pictures (in the bathing suit). My lovehandles look huge! God I hope that's swelling :(
So what am I now....18 days post op. I look the...
So what am I now....18 days post op. I look the same as I did from about 5 days post op. I guess it's swelling, it's really hard for me to tell. I do feel little lumps, but they don't bother me. I think it's time to go ahead and get that gym membership. I haven't lost any weight, but that's ok. When I get to 1 month I will take and post some more pics and see if I can see any more results. I"m still happy I did it so far :) Pain is nearly gone. Bruises are gone :)
Woohoo! Got on the scale today and I was 127!...
Woohoo! Got on the scale today and I was 127! Soooo excited! I will update with some more pics soon. I look the same as the last so I am waiting for a change. I will probably do my 1 month ones regardless. My pain is nearly gone. It used to hurt to sit on the toilet (backs of legs) and that is just about gone. I am pretty happy so far but anxious to see the results after a few months.
Just posted my 3 week and 12 day photos :) I still...
Just posted my 3 week and 12 day photos :) I still see a lot on my thighs that needs to go. Hoping it's swelling. I see my Dr. next week and I'm excited to see if he thinks they will go down more. All my other areas are looking a lot different!
I am now a month and 2 days out. I am down to a...
I am now a month and 2 days out. I am down to a size small dress. I am wearing a size 5/6 in jeans (down from a 10/12). I am very happy with the results. I go back to see my Dr. Friday. I don't wear my garment much. I bought a new one that is smaller so it fits tighter but I am only wearing it about 10 hours a day. Hopefully that's ok. I can't see much swelling actually. I am still seeing bulges on my thighs so I am hoping that it is swelling :) I will get some updated photos up asap!
New pics taken last night and posted today :)
New pics taken last night and posted today :)
Ok I am now roughly 6 weeks post op. I am not...
10 Aug 2012
2 months post
Ok I am now roughly 6 weeks post op. I am not wearing my garment anymore (stopped 2 weeks ago). I'm still swollen. I took pics yesterday and you can tell. I don't mind much though because I still feel like I had a huge transition. I know that by wearing the garment swelling goes down a lot faster and the results come out sooner but I just couldn't wait to get into dresses and skirts again. So I'll deal. I am down to 124 lbs from 130. I was actually 137 right after surgery. I feel virtually no pain. No bruises. I had to cancel my one month check up due to a family emergency but I go back August 21st.
I'll probably try wearing the garment a little more today and through the weekend.
Ok I am just about 2 months post op. I am down to...
15 Aug 2012
2 months post
Ok I am just about 2 months post op. I am down to a size 4, yet it does depend on the pants I'm finding. I have not been wearing the garment at all. That's probably not smart for me. I am feeling a bit plumper although the scale isn't saying the same. I can feel fat on my lovehandles and thighs. I have no idea if it's swelling or what. I was doing really good exercising until a family emergency prompted me to move within 48 hours. It was very stressful. So now I am in a new town, a new neighborhood (which is beautiful) and I am ready to start exercising again. I am not looking to lose weight I am looking to tone.
Any ways, no real differences from the last photos. I will update with them in about another week. I go back to see my doctor next week.
A couple new pics. Not the best lighting. About 7...
19 Aug 2012
2 months post
A couple new pics. Not the best lighting. About 7 weeks post op.
New pics taken August 26, just 2 days shy of 2...
26 Aug 2012
2 months post
New pics taken August 26, just 2 days shy of 2 months post op.
2 months today woo hoo! I am feeling great :) I am...
28 Aug 2012
2 months post
2 months today woo hoo! I am feeling great :) I am going between 125-127 but never above 127lbs. I am in a size 6 and can even sometimes wear a size 4! Remember I was wearing a size 10! Holy cow! I saw Doc last week and he said my outer thighs, which are the slowest to stop swelling and show results, still have a SIGNIFICANT amount to go down. He said he took all of the fat off of them down to the bone. He did tell me he took off 800cc's from each outer thigh. I never really wanted to hear numbers because I read every where they don't really matter. So I didn't ask for numbers on the other areas. When you hear things like that you get discouraged so don't ask if you can't handle it. 800 cc's though is a lot from what I hear.
Any ways, I will try to continue to update every month. Doc said up to 18 months for full results.
Some new pics taken from my 3 month anniversary....
29 Sep 2012
3 months post
Some new pics taken from my 3 month anniversary.
I still have very mild pain if I lay directly on the lipo spots or if I turn my body the wrong way. Overall this was a great experience. I am still very happy I did it. I feel it gave me the push I needed to continue working on my body. I have gone down to about 123lbs and a size 4. I was over 130lbs and a size 10 before. I still have some things I would like to work on, but I know that's part of my neurosis. I will probably take my doctor up on his free revisions in a year on my "muffin top" and "outer thighs" My doctor won't do revisions until then. He still says it's too early and it takes the longest for the swelling to go down on your outer thighs. So my 3 month update is positive. No regrets. I will probably update new pics in another 3 months.
I will update with photos by tomorrow. I am down...
11 Nov 2012
5 months post
I will update with photos by tomorrow. I am down to 123lbs from 130, although I have been really trying to watch what I eat. I am pretty happy with my results this far, it's been a little over 4 months now. My doctor does free revisions so I was thinking when I get to that point (1 more year) I can have him do a little more on my outer thighs and love handles but they look way better than ever before. I have already arranged for my second breast augmentation happening the 29th of this month. I will begin a blog for that also.
4 1/2 month pics are up!
27 Nov 2012
5 months post
4 1/2 month pics are up!
6 month pics are up :)
27 Dec 2012
6 months post
6 month pics are up :)
I would really not trust anyone else on my body in the area. Dr. Wolfe is great at what he does and I don't think he'd be one to deny that. He's truly a perfectionist, a surgical mastermind.