At my peak physical shape, I had very defined arms, legs, back. Everyone asked to see my "six pack" but it was still flabby. After 10 years of battling with this, I came to a point in my life that I was through. I wanted to have a tighter flat stomach.
I didn't want a TT due to the hope that my skin will recoil.
I am not judging my results yet since it is only day 1 of recovery. I noticed a lump near my right nipple, I am not sure if this is fluid, breast tissue, or fat still.
At this point I am focusing on recovering.
Over 3250cc Of fat was removed.
I have the compression garment on now.
On Monday, 10/21/13 I had my chest done
on Tuesday, 10/22 I had upper and Lowe abdomen and also love handles done under local anesthesia.
I love this office, I love the staff. I don't think I have ever been made feel so comfortable by a group of strangers before. The whole crew is amazing, incredibly responsive and answered any of my questions.
I am eating a very healthy diet that involves a lot of vegetables and I am supplementing with several vitamins and minerals, known to help with skin laxity... Which is my biggest concern.
I am massaging the skin periodically, throughout the day. I was draining a lot in the morning during my first shower. I also became very light headed.
I want to post my real "after" photos once I can hit the gym and lift some more weights to help with definition.
I realize this is a process, but I can't wait to be able to get after it. My motivation is through the roof.
I read some can return to work the next day. In my case, I will not go into work this week. It really hurts getting up from a lying position. There are several Halloween parties this weekend, we'll see if I miss them. No worries either way.
So far I have only told my parents, sister, and two best friends. Unfortunately, I am a little hurt that one of my friends is against this, doesn't understand, I'd like him to just keep me company which we planned on, but instead he is giving me the cold shoulder. So be it...
I can list my diet, supplements, and creams I am using later. I hope the bad pain in the abdomen goes away soon. I'm sure it will, I can still handle it otherwise.
With regards to my surgeon, Rod Davis, extreme professional who takes pride in his work. I visited several offices, did tons of research. In the end I went with Rod because he only does Lipo. The reviews and post op photos speak for themselves.
I will post my before photos, and I will snap my after photos tomorrow morning before my shower.
I know my body looks different, the biggest question is how well will my lower abdomen skin recoil. I will do everything I can to help it.