Wow....Gets Better Every Day! - Sacramento, CA
- updated 8 months ago
I am 39 years young. I have always held onto fat...
- 5 Sep 2012
I am 39 years young. I have always held onto fat in my tummy, hip & flank area. I exercise regularly but over the last year have been through alot. A couple deaths in the family, change in work, addition of a third child and taking a new medication added up in pounds. I was 5'4" and 150 pounds prior to procedure. I decided it was time for a change!
On July 12, 2012 I had Smart Lipo done to my upper/lower abs, hips, waist and inner thighs. I did not take any pain meds during the procedure... I wanted to be fully awake. It was tolerable. At times, when the doctor was working close to my belly button, I felt pain...but it was short lived.
After the procedure, I had moderate drainage from a couple sites... and not any from others. The support garment given to me had a zipper running up the front. My biggest area of discomfort was sitting down, because the zipper folded inward and really hurt. I took only ibuprophen for pain relief. I have 3 small children and needed to be up and moving the next day. No down time for this Momma!
I had pretty significant bruising and swelling...and I was taking Arnica Montana, as recommended by my doctor.
I began walking daily on the treadmill on day 3 post. I went back to regular workouts at the gym on week 4.
I am 8 weeks post procedure now and I still have some swelling and mild tenderness when pushing on my abdomen. I recommend taking pictures as you heal. I feel discouraged some days, but then I look back at my before pictures and can see the changes. I am working hard with diet and exercise to be the best me I can be. I am down 7 pounds, but it is really the shape change that excites me the most!
It has been 12 weeks so far and overall, I am very...
- 6 Oct 2012
15 weeks... still not happy with my tummy... side...
- 27 Oct 2012
I am at almost 9 months post. I had thought about...
- 2 Apr 2013