So far I'm ecstatic over the mini tummy tuck results: the scar is 16" long but very low & graceful. My stomach is board flat (& board stiff!). The pain from the tuck is minimal.
The pain from the lipo was terrible! I was so weak that I fainted 5 minutes after I arrived home the day of my surgery. I fainted again the next day & the one after that. Since the lipo went all around my body, there was no comfortable position. The bruising & swelling made me look like I was dead! YIKES!
Fast forward: week 3 is ending & I feel weak & sickly. There is no infection & the bruising has greatly improved. My legs, midriff & lower but are still very sore. They are also swollen, hard & the skin is numb.
My PS said I can wear the compression garment only overnight now but after an hour with it removed, my legs become too sore so back on it goes. I feel mildly nauseous & my appetite is very low. The pain still makes it hard to sleep through the night.
My PS is on vacation for a month now, but last week he said he was happy with the way I was healing. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Thanks to all who read through this!