I'm 26yrs old, 5'6, and I weigh 206lbs. I...
I'm 26yrs old, 5'6, and I weigh 206lbs. I gained about 60lbs in nursing school and was at the same time in a crazy relationship. I've done Jenny Craig, exercise and low carb dieting. I always manage to lose 17-20lbs but nothing more, and my gut still remains =( I gained weight all over but my torso is what I'm MOST unhappy about.
SO I decided to help myself out and get some work done on my MAIN problem area. My whole torso...gut, love handles, bra roll. I want to start feeling better about myself again. I figure if I get help in this area I will have a much easier time working out (not feeling so heavy) and REALLY sticking to a healthy regimen. I'm scheduled to have my upper and lower abdomen, waist, and bra rolls done March 26, 2012. I will post pics as soon as I am able to.
I FINALLY had the procedure done yesterday. It was...
I FINALLY had the procedure done yesterday. It was a very different experience. They gave me pills to "relax" me which were Benadryl, Valium, and Clonidine. The doc made several incisions into which he administered huge amounts of Lidocaine. Nothing every really hurt, just some stinging and burning here and there. Once I was all plumped up with Lidocaine he started to melt the fat away with the laser. After that, the real magic began.
When he was actually sucking the fat out, it was a vibrating sensation. I actually fell asleep during some of it. The doc and staff were wonderful and every 2 seconds, it seemed, they were asking if I was ok. Anytime I felt anything from the laser or the actual fat sucker, he stopped and dosed me up with more Lido. After everything was said and done I was bandaged up and put in my compression garment.
When I actually poked my stomach it just felt like it was full of fluid, not fat. Felt like a water balloon lol. He took out a total of 8lbs, full abdomen, bra roll, love handles, and waist. I've really only felt sore, but not real pain. Nothing that has made me want to cry. I actually felt like an immediate tightness once he was done. He looked very pleased with his work which was very reassuring. I took pics of myself right after, while I was still on the table. I am super swollen, as ya'll can see but I'm excited to see how everything turns out. When I take my shower today, I will take more pics. If you want to see enlarged before pics just let me know and I will post.
Two days later and I'm feeling really good! I only...
Two days later and I'm feeling really good! I only drained for a day so that was great. I have minimal soreness now and a lot more of the swelling has gone down. Looking pretty good =) OH and did I mention that I haven't had ANY bruising? Way excited about that. Will continue to keep ya'll posted!
Sorry it's been SO long since I've updated, been...
11 May 2012
2 months post
Sorry it's been SO long since I've updated, been working like crazy! I feel really good. I still have hard spots and numbness/tingling but nothing terrible. I'm still enjoying seeing the results take place. All my uniforms are big on me now and I fit into my first medium shirt in FOREVER! I really want and need to start working out but I've really been so exhausted with work. Planning on starting Monday! Will post more pics soon!