Okay, so I've been researching this procedure for years, and finally got up the courage to go in for a consultation this week. The doctor thinks that I have plenty of fat to help form a nice shapely (not huge) behind. I'm going to have my love handles, lower and upper abs, lower back, bra fat, the little pockets of arm pit fat, and my arms. I'm 5'2 and about 143 pounds.
I am going in to get blood work done on Monday, and having the actual procedure done on Wednesday. I am crazy nervous and excited at the same time!
I'll post before and after pictures soon.
Finally Doing It - New York, NY
Okay, so I've been researching this procedure...
12-7-2011 - Before Surgery Today is the big day...
Today is the big day and I am unbelievably nervous!!! (excited too!) My stomach is in knots, and I've been awake since 4 am. I was told not to eat or drink anything after midnight, so naturally, this is the first morning that I'm ACTUALLY hungry lol. I really hope that everything turns out ok. I am hoping and praying for no complications, and that the painkillers actually work. If I'm up to it, I will post again later.
12-7-2011 - After surgery
The soreness was soooo tolerable when I was going home. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. However, I think the anesthesia had a little bit of an amnesic effect. I forgot how I got home, and I felt sort of drunk. I took my anti-biotic and a Vicodin, so the day wasn't so bad. Having to sleep on my stomach is the worst though =\ ..It's making my lower back hurt.
So I looked in the mirror, and my butt definitely doesn't look round. It may be because of the garment, but still, I wish I could see the roundness more. And because of the swelling + the garment, I can't really see the effects of the lipo. I hope I can see results soon!
Also, the soreness was definitely worse today. It was really hard to get out of bed, especially since I had my arms lipo'ed too. I'm taking a million vitamins that are supposed to help after surgery. I hope they kick in asap.
19 Days later, and my stomach is still fatand I...
Okay, it's been over 4 months since my procedure,...
Ok, so I had this procedure re-done last May, and...
The doctor is very friendly, and tells you exactly what he can and can't do with your body. The staff is amazing!! The young, blond woman at the front desk is sooo nice, and she answers all questions and concerns.