Finally Got my Lipo - Elk Grove, IL
- updated 5 months ago
Ok, so I'm married with 2 kids. Before having kids...
- 9 May 2013
- 1 day post
We then went into ambulatory care where there was 2 nurses present during the entire procedure, this was very comforting to me. I started laying on my belly and the nurse gave me morphine through my IV. I was awake but barely coherent, which was good. I didn't want to fell anything, as I've heard the tumescent liquid stings. After he did my flanks and hips the nurses drained me a little then helped me to roll over on to my back.
Then my doctor began doing my abs and the front side of my hips. Again I didn't feel much and the nurse kept checking with me to see if i needed more morphine. I just don't do well with morphine, it's too strong for me. After about 2 hours I was done. I recall the doctor saying stuff to me but I couldn't remember.
The nurses continued to apply some pressure at my incisions and stiches to help me drain as much as possible. I gotta tell you these gals were AWESOME. The one nurse, who's actually employeed with the hospital and not my doctor, has been working with my doctor on all his plastic surgeries for 20 years. I can tell you that in addition to have a good doctor it make a HUGE difference to have really good nurses that know what they're doing and care.
They gave me instructions on the dressings and explained everyhing about my compression garment too. They told me that this would get bloody with drainage, not to machine wash it. Wash the spots by hand and then either air dry or gently dry. They also said that Target has simiarl type garments in case I wanted another one. I was given an injection of Toradol through my IV which is a GREAT pain killer I didn't feel anything and it lasted almost 8 hours. I would recommend that everyone ask if Toradol would work for them after lipo or any other surgery.
So here I am 1 day post-op. I'm swollen and still bleeding and draining a little. I'm extremely sore, but nothing that's not manageable. I'm sure the soreness is from my body already trying to heal. I'll keep everyone posted as I progress including posting post-op pics. I have my follow up in 1 week, to see my progress and have my stiches removed.
2 weeks post op
- 24 May 2013
- 16 days post
1 month post op and I'm getting discouraged
- 7 Jun 2013
- 1 month post
I know it's only been 4 weeks but I feel like I'm getting discouraged as my results aren't what I expected or what I see of others. I know I'm still a bit tender and that means I must still be swollen some, but I'm really hoping and praying that it goes down a lot more. I'm glad that I can start working out again and I'm hoping that helps alot.
Anyone got any feedback or advice?
6 week post op
- 24 Jun 2013
- 1 month post
10 weeks post op
- 24 Jul 2013
- 2 months post
I'm looking really pretty well in clothes, people keep telling me I look good and ask how much weight I've lost. It's looking in the mirror w/o clothes on that makes me still feel huge! I see all these post op pics on here and see how WONDERFUL everyone looks, just hoping I can get close to that point too!
My doctor was very social and didn't rush me out of his office when I had a million questions. His office manager, Sue, was also very helpful. I wish that he would have stayed a bit longer after the lipo to fill me in, but I know it wouldn't have done much good as I wasn't very coherent and I'm sure he had other patients to get with.