Inner, Outer, Back of Thigh - Larkspur, CA

Hi bellas! When people ask me what ethnicity I am,...

Hi bellas! When people ask me what ethnicity I am, this has been my response for about 25 years (I am now 40): "Half Norweigan, half Italian. Guess which half is Italian." I am 5'8" with great boobs and a tiny waist and an amazing booty that looks like it had a BBL. But it didn't. My saddlebags, however, have added a size or two to all skirts and pants for me - and make my thighs seriously disproportionate to the rest of my body. I exercise 4-5 days a week, often with a personal trainer: I run 4 miles 4 of those days, then mix in bikram yoga 2 days a week and then do weights 3 days a week. I am in great shape but those saddlebags are as stubborn as my nonny (Italian grandmother)! When Italian-American families are cooking and eating together, we like to say "A minute on the lips, forever on the hips." I am walking proof of this. My fat lives in this one area of my body. I decided to have liposuction to get rid of it once and for all. My nonny won't be mad - I will still have my big family booty! So far, I am stoked. I think staying positive and going into the procedure with a healthy mind and outlook is key. I am on day 4 of post op and every time I get up, I thank goodness that I have a strong upper body and abs. Otherwise I have no idea how I would get up to get water, go to the bathroom, etc. If you are considering lipo or have scheduled it for a month or more from now, I recommend amping up your training routine. Get that upper body strong and limber. Especially if you are having lipo on your abs, which I did not, because then you will need your arms like never before just to get comfy on the bed. There you have it! I will post pics as the days go on. Ciao bellas xoxoxoxo

First post op appointment with my PS today. He...

First post op appointment with my PS today. He took off sterry strips and told me I could also get rid of the compression garment in favor of Spanx, lycra shorts, etc, as long as I am comfortable getting em on. That is the primary challenge, with or without lipsuction, isn't it? Tomorrow I am going to check out the Spanx Active line at Nordstrom. I am hoping these are good http://www.spanx.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11629272&cp=2992556.4349000&parentPage=family

He also gave me a prescription to help reduce bloating. I am looking forward to that.

I drove my car today. The key to that is to not be in a rush. I put the seat chair as far back as it could go, then brought the seat back more forward than usual. It didn;t feel horrible but getting in and out is delicate and it's best to park far away from other cars so that nobody parks too close. To get in I need to open the door the whole way.

8 days post op and the amount of pain has gone...

8 days post op and the amount of pain has gone down dramatically. I only took Tylenol this morning when i woke up. Everything is clotted. The bruising is still horrible and is now drifting to my feet. Seriously, It reached my heels. Feels best to keep legs elevated.

I have a few types of Spanx I'm trying out since I am allowed to toss the compression garment. Today and tomorrow I have these in rotation:

http://www.spanx.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11356611&cp=2992556.12150760&parentPage=family

I got them in a size Large and I think they are a really good transition garment. They are pretty easy to pull on and off when you go to the bathroom - not at all like putting on regular undergarment Spanx - but they really hug you and are pretty thick material so you could even go outside in them with flats and a tunic or a dress. The waist band is perfect - it's flat and there is no crazy tight elastic to squeeze the incision marks.

I'll let you know about the others when I switch!
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I have been considering liposuction on my thighs for about 20 years. I have gone for several consultations in many areas of the country and world, but never felt the click with the doctor or the procedure. My aunt had lipo and has always raved about it to me, and raved about her doctor, but she had major complications in her recovery, had to go back twice, and in the end the result isnt great. (Of course, auntie was 60 at the time so she probably went through the whole process like a champ and for her age the result is probably fantastic). Everything clicked when my friend had her boobs and face done. They healed SO FAST, looked so natural, and her confidence was off the charts after just 3 weeks post op. I asked questions about her plastic surgeon and did online research. He is very low profile - no glitzy glam marketing and definitely no horror stories. His offices are in what you might call a plastic surgeon's paradise (rich people with time and money to burn). He fit the profile of my perfect doc so I went for a consultation. He was punctual, kind, understanding, detailed, thorough and efficient. He knew exactly what I wanted. Everything clicked so we booked surgery for 2 weeks later. I highly recommend doing your research, getting word of mouth recommendations, and trusting your instincts. Take your time.

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Which doctor did you use?
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how are you doing
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On April 30th when you drove-how many days post op was that?
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Hi there, thanks for sharing your experience with us. Please keep us updated on your progress.

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