I was very skeptical , yet confident that I needed...
I was very skeptical , yet confident that I needed to get this procedure. All my life, genetics have blessed me (hah!) and family with very large thighs. Unfortunately, even after almost 3 years of consistent cardio and training, my thighs were still not were I wanted them to be. I have always dreamed of getting a procedure like this, but a surprise chain of events financially presented the opportunity and I DO NOT REGRET IT AT ALL. It was extremely painful, the recovery was tough for --legit--the first 4 weeks are the hardest. You cannot walk normal, sit, go to the restroom, or work without pain. The 1st stage garment is very hard to maneuver in and out of during the first 3 weeks. I would suggest not to go to work for at least 2 weeks; I took a full 18 days off work (Thank God I pulled that off). It wasn't until after 5 weeks that I could go about my day and if I was busy enough I wouldn't feel any pain or pings while sitting/ walking. Stage two garment was less bulky without the zippers on either side. Initially I did not want to take the pain killers, I hate all medicine, but if you don't want to get used to it, do it for the first two weeks, then go cold turkey. It was massive amounts of pain but the dependency that was growing scared me and I just did two 500mg Tylenal extra strength for the following two weeks thereafter. Now I am just about 3 months post op and I feel great. There is still some bruising in the lower inner thighs by my knees still, which is a bit annoying because its summer, but my doctor said this is normal and has given me tips to reduce darkened areas. I guess everyone heals differently, and I haven taken arnica since week 3 so that might have something to do with it. It takes a full year for a 100% recovery and I'm pretty excited to see the final product of all my pain!! I would not change anything, except doing this sooner in life. I feel great, the difference is life changing, and I'm so glad this finally happened. I loved my body before, but now I love it even more!! My doctor was fantastic, top here in New York, right on Park Avenue and I will always only have great things to say about him and all his staff.
Post Op Photo Update at 15 weeks
24 Jul 2014
3 months post
Can't wait for a full recovery!