Getting Ready for Liposuction of Love Handles & Saddlebags... Nervous! - Louisville, KY

Hi! I am a 38 year old mother of 5 getting ready...

Hi! I am a 38 year old mother of 5 getting ready to get my body back! It's my time! I'm 5'1 and 110 lbs, and I want my clothes to fit good again! My size hasn't changed in years with the exception of these awful overhangs (lovehandles) and my saddlebags make me self conscious in skinny jeans. I had breast augmentation in 2008 & had a lot of complications, but we finally found out the source & it's been corrected. My dr. Is amazing & treats me like family so I completely trust him! I'm worried about the pain. I'm not having my stomach done (am planning on tummy tuck in winter) & I've heard the stomach is the most painful. I'm hoping this will be a piece of cake! I don't want to take a lot of pain medicine because I have a lot going on the next week & want to be functioning. It was hard to find time to do this. My kids are older, youngest is 8, so they are pretty self sufficient. I'm really excited to begin my journey! I have 1 week until surgery day & am just now getting nervous. I've already had my pre-op, lab work, etc... Assuming all was ok since I haven't heard anything. Got prescriptions, there were a lot & that makes me nervous too- seems like a big deal! I'm going under general anesthesia so I'm glad I won't feel anything. I was going to get the tummy tuck, but don't have the recovery time right now. Plus, I'm scared about the scar so I need to be completely ready. We are going on vacation 9 days after surgery, so hoping I'll be ok! My dr seems to think I'll be fine. I don't work, so I can rest while kids are at school the first few days. My husband thinks I'm nuts & don't need this but he wants me to be confident. I don't even know that others will notice but I hope I do! I'm trying to figure out how to upload photos, not video. Any help?

Well 2 more days until my surgery & my nerves are...

Well 2 more days until my surgery & my nerves are really kicking in! I can hardly focus on anything else. Really hoping for an easy recovery, obviously. I've been reading so many posts & see such mixed reviews... Some do it awake with Motrin only & others asleep needing painkillers. I'll be asleep, thank goodness! I will post pictures soon!

Well, I did it today at 730am...I It is painful....

Well, I did it today at 730am...I It is painful. They had a hard time getting an iv- took 8 tries. That hurt too! They gave me meds imediately because i was shivering so bad. just took A percocet at 530.Hopefully it will kick in soon. My thighs hurt the worst & my back. I'm dreading tonight & tomorrow though because nurse said it will hurt worse. The leaking is gross. My garment is actually not bad. I noticed results already, but they said swelling around day 3. He took out a total of 850ccs.

Also, I am 3 lbs heavier- assuming & hoping it's...

Also, I am 3 lbs heavier- assuming & hoping it's swelling.

Today is 1 day postop & I am in so much pain! I...

Today is 1 day postop & I am in so much pain! I couldn't sleep at all! I want to take a shower but didn't know if I can take off my garment. They didn't give me instructing. Somehow, I'll make it through the day!!

Ok, I went for my 3 day post-op today & am feeling...

Ok, I went for my 3 day post-op today & am feeling much better. I told nurse that I've been so depressed because everyone else seems to be back to 'normal' by about day 4 & I'm hardly there. She assured me that with the type I had done that I am the norm. Plus I saw the results & my dr & I agreed it looks great even with swelling. So I think it'll be great as long as I keep up a good diet/exercise routine. Pain is still there but much better today. Maybe I'm turning a corner. I still wish I could post pics. Does anyone else have this problem off your iPhone where it only says post YouTube video? Any advice would be great.

Went for my 6 day post op today. All is good. He...

Went for my 6 day post op today. All is good. He said he was conservative on my saddlebags, but if I'm not happy later he can take a little more out in the office. Better than taking out too much. I'll see what it looks like when swelling goes down. Overall, I'm happy. I'm still pretty sore, but definitely tolerable. I go to the beach sat- that ought to be interesting. He said I can take my garment off in day, and at that point it won't affect my healing or outcome- just may swell a little more.

Well, today is post op 8 & I have ballooned up! My...

Well, today is post op 8 & I have ballooned up! My swelling is much worse. I'm very uncomfortable. Has anyone else had swelling increase around 1 wk post op?
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