I went in for preop appt PS suggested tummy tuck w. lipo in hips and tummy area. i did opt for the pain pump for 250.00. i am a mother of 2 children and cant really stop everyday life as a mom. i figured whatever made me the most comfortable would be worth it. the surgery was right around 2 hours. i had a huge roll around my waist and hips either from baby (7mos old or the wt gain and lost over the past from the older child) my weight has been up and down over the last 15 yrs. i am not expecting to look like a model . i just wanted to be more comfortable in my clothes.
so far i am very pleased with the results. i still have drains and pain pump in. i have to be careful when removing the binder. i have been up and walking today i am not as hunched over as yesterday. the pain hasnt been terrible either. i say this as my pain pump is filling me w. meds. it might be a totally different story when its out. its only good for 3days. on a scale of 1-10 for pain i would say i am at a 3 only when i am up and moving around. i have walked some throughout the house other than the short walks i am planted in the recliner. i am cut from hip to hip and had lipo as well i really expected this to be more painful. Yah for the pain being very easy to tolerate as well as the instant results i can already see.
i will be posting before and after pictures with in the next few days. please feel free to ask if questions :)