Flankplasty and Thigh Lipo - Knoxville, TN
I am 13 days post op from a flankplasty (thigh and...
- 21 Jan 2013
I am 13 days post op from a flankplasty (thigh and butt lift) and thigh liposuction. I have had saddlebags my entire life even though I'm not overweight. Because I'm 56 years old, the Dr. said that I would need the flankplasty to lift the skin after removing the fat. My skin just isn't as elastic as it was when I was younger. The surgery lasted almost 6 hours under general anaesthesia. The first 2 days were very painful (Percocet) but the next 2 days were just Tylenol and I haven't taken anything for pain for 9 days now. I have had absolutely no problems. I wore 2 drains for the first week (very little drainage), I am still swollen but the results already are amazing. My dr. has assured me that I only need to wear the garment for 2 weeks although I might want to wear Spanx for a few weeks more. So far, so good. I am sore but not horribly. Glad I did it.
My doctor came highly recommended by nurses that I asked. I've never even considered any kind of plastic surgery before so I'm glad I did my research. I'm very, very happy with the treatment that I got from every member of his staff.