Stuck in the Middle - New York, NY
- updated 1 year ago
So I had smart lipo done in NYC on Sept 22nd. When...
- 28 Nov 2011
So I had smart lipo done in NYC on Sept 22nd. When choosing smart lipo I knew I was not going to lose weight. I was very realistic with what I should expect. I went in expecting a more defined contoured shape by Christmas and for my clothes to fit a lot better if not drop a size or two.
At first I felt great. The recovery wasn't horrible. Had it on a Thurs, went back to work on Tuesday. Yeah I was sore, had drainage the first day, and it took a few weeks to not be sore to the touch but on the whole it wasn't that bad.
After about 6 weeks I noticed the contouring starting to take place. I could tell my body was shaping up nicely. I had a follow up and looked at the before pictures with my doctor and I definitely saw the difference. My doctor also told me I had 4500CC's taken out which was A LOT more than he expected he would get. FYI...I had my inner/outer thighs, upper and lower abdomen, flanks(love handles)and my under bra roll. After leaving that appt. I felt reassured and he even said by my next appt. and by Xmas I will notice a lot more changes.
Well it is now November 28th and my next appt. is Dec 7th and I feel I look like I have regressed in results. I wore my garment for 3 weeks and then after that I wore a binder. As far as my diet/exercise I really was pretty consistent. I walk about a mile a day...use stairs instead of elevators and my diet is pretty normal. I go out drinking maybe once every two weeks and well basically I just live a normal life style. I don't get crazy with junk food nor with healthy food...I have a nice balance. So WHY did what I thought to be hopefully good results go away???
I am back to the same size I was before (at least I assume I am cause my clothes fit like they did before the surgery) and also I do not see any contouring, nada. I am extremely sadden and disappointed. The reason I had this done is because I lost 40lbs on my own from my normal routine (stated above) and I hit a plateau that for the past 2 years I have not been able to break.
I just want to know what others think...Like I said I has been 2 months and 1 week. Shouldn't I be seeing something?
Okay so I finally received my before pictures from...
- 7 Jan 2012
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- 9 Jan 2012