Liposuction Abdomen, Bra Roll, Hips - Portland, OR

Had laser assisted lipo yesterday. He removed 8...

Had laser assisted lipo yesterday. He removed 8 pounds of fat. I'm a fat woman, who carries most of it in the midsect so this is the area I targeted. I told him I want a waste. Always looked like a boy, even when lower in weight...so to have a figure would be a gift. I wanted to write this in order to provide answers I tried to find prior to the surgery. I intend to share how many inches I lost in each area, what size pants I went from and to, that type of thing. As I said, I'm a big girl. Alot bigger than most on here. I am hoping I can help others my size to make a decision of whether to do this or not. So, today I'm posting my Before pictures. As for healing, I wasn't put out. I talked with them throughout the procedure. The Xanax they gave me made that work out ok..lol Today is day 1 healing and I got up this morning and did dishes and started laundry (the towels I had on the bed that were now wet). Getting up, sitting down, and bending down all hurt. Once I'm up or sitting still I feel fine. Tomorrow morning I take my first shower and see what I look like. Had to wait becuase I didn't have anyone to assist me (which is recommended), Procedure took 2. hours. Lastly, I am 46 and have 4 kids. 3 are grown and one is preteen.

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Today is now day 3 post lipo. I'd have to say pain...

Today is now day 3 post lipo. I'd have to say pain was a bit worse on day 2 than day 1, but still nothing too difficult. Only a tiny amount of drainage now, not needing any pads anymore for it. Saw my body when I took my first shower and was shocked at how wonderful I look already. I have a figure! A middle! Can't wait to see the final result somewhere down the line., My waste is measuring 3 inches smaller already. no idea how much swelling I have.

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Today is the 4th day post op. I am working, but...

Today is the 4th day post op. I am working, but from home. it's going ok. I have a desk job so I sit, talk and type. Tylenol is enough to allow me to do this. Tomorrow I'll be going into the office. I thinkit'll be a long day but I can do it. Yes, I hurt... but I'm dealing.
Trying to order my stage 2 garment and really having trouble determining size. If I buy the size I am right now, will it be too large in a couple weeks? Those are expensive garments so I just don't know what to do. I guess I'll wait a week and then order.

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Well today is day 5 post procedure. I didn't make...

Well today is day 5 post procedure. I didn't make it to work today. Swelling increased and I"m now the size I was before Lipo. I know it's temporary, but it does hurt more now. What kept me home from work, however, is the lack of being able to have a bowel movement. Don't see alot of comments about that on these reviews but the doctor mentioned twice that it can be an issue. Well, apparently the painkillers do it. So, I've been eating dulcolax like it's candy for the last three days and this morning my gut was so distended that it actually increased the lipo pain. I promptly called into work. No WAY do I want to finally have that problem come to a head at WORK. So, lots of fruit, water, and stool softeners, and no pain killers. I really need to go in to the office tomorrow, so wish me luck. I'm running out of excuses. I told them I had a "woman type" procedure, and left it at that, but they are starting to be very curious. Ugh.

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Well I've learned a valuable lesson. People differ...

Well I've learned a valuable lesson. People differ in terms of how long to wear the compression garment for 24/7. My Dr said after day 3 to wear it at least 12 hours a day. I'm back to 24/7. Most of my pain was because I stopped wearing the garment at night and really swelled up and hurt alot. With the garment on I'm hurting way less and swelling is going down. Made me a believer.

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Thanks! Its going down a little more each day so I know I'll get there :)
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I can't wait to see your post-op pictures! You should expect to swell back up to where you started or even more, that happens to most people...I would predict that you will have the majority of the swelling disappear within a month or so...don't forget the average rule that you see about 70-80% of your results by 2 months and 100% of results by 6 months...you have a ways to go before you start to see real results but keep your chin up and know that it WILL happen, that fat is gone for good and the swelling will decrease...your body is just healing itself so be patient and give it what it needs to do its job :)
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Hi Ange. Great to meet someone who also saw Sharma, and only one day difference. 15 pounds, that's awesome. I do wonder if my garment is maybe a little too small, but today I could finally breathe so I guess it's ok now..lol How's your healing? I read your review and am wonderring if your still swollen up alot or, starting to see your shape. I personally can't wear my pre lip jeans yet. They are way too tight. Ugh. I'm anxious to have less pain. I did go to work yesterday and today but I'm getting up and down a bit more carefully and such.
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Day 9 post surgery- well, I have to say yesterday...

Day 9 post surgery- well, I have to say yesterday was the best day in terms of pain. There was an overnight improvement from day 7 and 8. Took my measurements. Waist is 3 inches down and the rest is same as prior. I know it'll change, I'm not worried that it won't. More worried about what the heck I'm going to wear to work since my jeans still don't fit again yet because they were too tight to begin with and my hips are still swollen. I may need to hit the goodwill this weekend.lol I am guessing I only need something for a few weeks. Anyway, my bra roll isn't as painful since I use fleece socks now between myself and the compression garment.
When I look in the mirror, my dimensions may be the same but my shape is WAY different. My sides go in instead of out or straight down. THAT is awesome. I'll take pics this weekend.

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Hey gals. Do you guys have or have had hard blocks where you were suctioned? I'm still seeing ANY results but I'm itching like crazy, my incisions have healed completely and I have like brick hard bars where I was suctioned so each back roll is hard as a rock. Have you guys experienced this?
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I don't handle hot weather well so I feel for you. We were in Palm Springs for a week and it was 114 the whole time. Needless to say we were either in the AC or in the pool :)
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Scared, be careful. I can't even imagine that heat particularly with the suit on
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Posting 3 week pics. My hips are down 1.5 inches,...

Posting 3 week pics. My hips are down 1.5 inches, braroll is gone, waist is down a 4.5 inches, and belly is the same.

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I am so sorry that scaredmoneywasted is having such a difficult time. I was terrified of having lipo to my abs and flanks due to a friend of mine having such a bad experience. However, I had it done July 30 and I am doing great.. I m so thankful to how I look and it has only been 5 days. My doctor told me every person is different and it could take 3 months to see results and not get discouraged. My friend that had lipo to the abs, flanks, arms and inner thighs in May is just now feeling good and seeing results. She is looking great. She was very sick with infection, a lot of pain and she had to make herself get dressed and out of the house. It has been almost 3 months since her lipo and she is so happy with the way she looks and feels now. She still has some swelling and discomfort but she said she would do it again. I don't know why things went so well for me other than I has several people praying for me before and after the surgery. Dr Lisa David and her staff are amazing and for those of you that are having a difficult time you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Drink, drink and drink lots of water and walk, but don't walk too much is one of the instructions my doctor gave me. Wishing you healing and great results.
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SMW: Hang in there.....we're probably all certifiable for pursuing such an endeavor!
Ange: I failed to tell you that I am wearing a stomach warmer (it's a Japanese garment (I'm part Japanese)) 24-7. It's just a cotton garment much like a girdle except that it has no spandex so not tight. As long as I have this around my belly, I don't feel bad. It's a bit warm, but, I can't stand not to have it on!! My suggestion is to wear a tight camisole bc it helped just the same. I quit wearing the suit bc it was making indentations on my sides/waist and I looked like a freak!! Actually scared me. Hang in there....
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BTW....I was reading more on the FAQ's on this blog and most of the docs advise to engage in daily, vigorous massage so I'm going to add more to my routine. Best of luck to all!!
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