Waist, Hips, and Inner Thighs! - Portland, OR
- updated 7 months ago
Since it's my first time on here I'll give you a...
- 25 Mar 2013
- 29 days pre
Since it's my first time on here I'll give you a quick description of myself and my situation. I'm a 21 year old college student, 5'6" and fluctuate between 133-136 lbs. I lost 30 lbs after high school, but still can't seem to get rid of my stubborn flanks and chunky thighs. I still work out 5 days/week, 45-60 minutes/day (my cardio is mostly running and elliptical) I log all my meals and snacks and eat approximately 1400 calories a day. I've been interested in laser liposuction for contouring rather than weight loss for about 6 months.
I'm beyond thrilled to say that I had my free consultation for laser lipo at Sono Bello in Portland today! Shab was really quick and didn't make me feel awkward. (I would be lying if I said it didn't feel a little like a sales pitch, but I expected that because she is just doing her job!) I have huge "love handles" and inner thighs so I decided on my waist, hips, and inner thighs. I'm paying $1249 per area plus an additional "one time surgical equipment fee" of $900. Be prepared for the one time fee, because I wasn't aware of that at first. I'm also paying a little over $100 for post-op garments/prescriptions/etc. The total came out to around $4800. I'm being tested for a blood disease on the 9th that runs in my family, and once that is all cleared I'm scheduled to meet my doctor on April 15th. My surgery will be on April 24th and I'm super excited!
I have my blood test on Tuesday, which I'm a...
- 7 Apr 2013
- 17 days pre
I didn't get my blood test results back yet, but...
- 17 Apr 2013
- 7 days pre
I got my blood results back, and I DON'T have a...
- 23 Apr 2013
- 1 day pre
I had my surgery today, and I cannot tell you how...
- 24 Apr 2013
- Day of treatment
Oh and be prepared to look bigger at first, because of all of the fluids they put inside you. I look like a big bubble right now, so I will post pictures after the swelling has gone down.
I'm so excited to see the final results of this!
Shower day! 24 hours felt like forever! My...
- 25 Apr 2013
- 1 day post
Another great day! My swelling is still going...
- 26 Apr 2013
- 2 days post
Quick update: -Incisions have scabbed over...
- 29 Apr 2013
- 5 days post
-Incisions have scabbed over.
-Bruises are mostly yellow now.
-Pain is a little less each day (still taking ibuprofen)
-There is a little bit of swelling on my hips still as well as inner thighs, and I think some of it may still be fluid because of how jello-jiggly it is.
-I have some super dark purple and dark red marks around the yellow bruising on my inner thighs. I assume this is normal, and will ask my doctor at my one week follow up appointment.
-My garment has gotten a little bit less suffocating! I'm wearing it 12 hours a day now, and already ordered my second stage garment.
That's about it for now!
I'm about 1.5 weeks post-op! I decided not to take...
- 3 May 2013
- 9 days post
Today is my last day in my first phase compression garment! Yay! I have gotten so much smaller the last couple days and I'm feeling GREAT! The pain is almost gone completely, as well as the bruising. I have a little bit of numbness and itchiness here and there, but it's not unbearable. I've been going on 30-60 minute walks every day with my hubby outside, and so far I haven't had any issues with swelling afterwards.
All I can say right now is WOW! I am incredibly blessed, and I wish you all the best!
I took my post-op measurements today! AMAZING...
- 8 May 2013
- 14 days post
Hips are 1.5" smaller
Waist is 1" smaller
Thighs are each 1/2" smaller
I got my second stage garment in the mail today and I get to go jogging tonight for the first time since surgery! Soooo excited! :)
I'll probably post another update at 4 weeks. Good luck everyone!
4 weeks post-op update
- 22 May 2013
- 28 days post
So far I've lost THREE inches on my hips! That's 1.5" more than at 2 weeks post-op, so if you just had your procedure I think you will be happy to hear that you can continue to get smaller over time. I'm not sure when it will stall but I'll update this again in a couple more weeks or so and take measurements again.
Good luck everyone!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SONO BELLO IN PORTLAND, OREGON!