Took the Plunge - Roswell, GA
I am a 29yo female, I work out at least 3x per...
So, I was so happy with my thigh lipo, I had my upper, lower abs, flanks/love handles and bra line done today, yes 3 weeks after my first surgery. I decided I wanted to recover all together. The surgery took three hours and I am so glad I'm done. The abs hurt more than the flanks, back or thighs. I hate to be back in constant pain mode again but I know it will be worth it. I was only supposed to have the abs and front half of flanks done but Dr. Ruff decided to do everything at once so I would have less recovery time plus I'm not overweight much there wasn't too much to be removed. I've been reading about those hard bands that ppl get because of the crease in the garment so I've been keeping my abs straight until I can put something there to prevent it. Every move I make seems to hurt either my left or right flank area but it feels more like muscle soreness than wounds. I am majorly swollen, nothing like my thighs which didnt seem bigger than before surgery, but the good news is my husband didnt notice the swelling until I had him feel my stomach, so hopefully I can hide it with baggy shirts. I refused to take any pain meds other than tylenol since I didnt want to get sick again. I have cats who like to sleep on top of me, my stomach particularly so this first night at least im sleeping on the couch with a pillow over my stomach. I just keep telling myself that in two weeks I'll feel much better.
The nurse Dawn did so much to put me at ease, not just before the procedure but during too, keeping my mind off the pain. The banter between her and the doctor was comical and a great distraction. Dr. Ruff was very attentive to every move, breath or sound I made in response to the pain. He seems to strive to get the most fat out he could and was great at explaining what was going on.