I am 40 yrs old 153 lbs 5'6 want that flat tummy...
I am 40 yrs old 153 lbs 5'6 want that flat tummy again. I'm very confident in dr gabay known him for years. Have used his aesthetician forever. I have friends that swear by his work. Pray for me. I want this to end w fantastic results bc my husband is soo mad that I'm doing this. He said I don't need it but its my body and men don't get it lol. Keep u all updated.
Hi all my realself friends I had the procedure...
Hi all my realself friends I had the procedure done on 3/4. Sorry it took so long for the update but I could not remember my password, so finally found out how to get back on the site. Anyway I had butterflies the morning of surgery but I was easily calmed by Dr Gabay who is incredible with his bedside manner. I had general anesthesia and before I knew what hit me I woke up in recovery. I was very sore not excruciating pain but really sore...The draining happened for the first 4 days I would say. Its really messy so people please use everything necessary to protect your bedding.... I had help the first 2 days then I was solo. I did take it easy and trust me you cannot go back to work in a few days thats BS!!!! it wont happen and you will be so sorry you even tried I took 3 weeks off from work but you need at least a good week. I started to feel better the second week. To be honest the results were so drastic the first few days it really looked the best (most difference to me) then the swelling kicked it the second week and I started to worry, third week you start to see that uneven skin and lumpy appearance ewwwww made me start to have regrets ... MASSAGE it really works, I would soak in the tub (after cleared by PS) and use soap and my hands to massage my whole belly and flanks. It hurts but it does work to smooth things out. Today marks week 4 and im seeing less lumpiness but it definitely is still there, I am still numb somewhat in the areas lipo'd and its firm. I also have swelling by nights end. Keep the compression garment on at all times except to shower and I plan to do that for at least 6 weeks. I did take photos before and after and I promise to share as soon as I figure this out... It was worth it to be rid of that excess fat but I cant really tell you that Im 100% in love with my new shape just yet.. too soon.. but Im starting to like it more each day.. loved it on day 2 i removed that garment to shower and was smiling from ear to ear that didnt last long hahahahaha. btw had 3.5 liters of fat removed from abdomen upper and lower /flanks.. Thank you to all the real self family who really encouraged me to just go for it. reading these posts put me at ease and helped me decide to change what I hated most about my body... Hope we all learn to love what we have changed... update you again soon with pics hopefully this time. would love to have feedback
i am 2 months post op 3/4 surgery...
13 May 2013
2 months post
i am 2 months post op 3/4 surgery date it is now 5/13 so guess a bit over 2 months. I still have some lumps right around my belly button and a uneveness straight across my bikini line (best way to explain). It does seem to get better a little each day but im telling you I am biting my nails on this one. Dr gabay said that if it did not go away within the benefited healing time 9 months post op he would do a revision under local anesthesia. I know its still somewhat early but its very frustrating to wait wait wait. i really am counting on some feedback from other lipo stories to see how long they had to wait for the skin to smooth out but I see no one really responds unless you post photos. I will get the photos up people just havent been able to do so my computer actually needs to be thrown out a window. lol.... bye for now
Posted photos to show the progression. Finally...
13 May 2013
2 months post
Posted photos to show the progression. Finally able to figure it out. Anyway hope that u can now see what I'm talking about. The last pics were after I had scratched my belly cause it still itches sometimes like crazy. I will post more probably next month. Happy healing to all and hope this gives someone some insight as to what to expect.