The Attempt to Remove the Spare Tire - Sacramento, CA
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I am actually a relatively small person, but all...
- 23 Aug 2011
- 10 days pre
I am actually a relatively small person, but all my fat is in my abdomen. I'm 5'4", 150 lbs., and pregnancy obviously took a toll on my body. I am terrified of plastic surgery and never thought that I would ever have any procedure, but I'm just so tired of people thinking I'm pregnant :\ I decided to go ahead with SmartLipo because even when I'm 125 lbs., my stomach is still big, and thus, I came to the conclusion to have the procedure now instead of theoretically after I lose the 25 lbs. I'm hoping to share my upcoming experience with those that need encouragement, will listen, or offer advice.
Also, I wanted to mention that there are a lot of...
- 24 Aug 2011
- 10 days pre
The big day is quickly approaching. I'm becoming...
- 1 Sep 2011
- 2 days pre
Well....I called the doctor's nurse today and...
- 2 Sep 2011
- 1 day pre
Today was the day! I was in pre op from 130-230,...
- 4 Sep 2011
- 1 day post
While I was in pre op, the nurse reviewed my current medications, took pictures, and explained what medications she would be giving me: ativan, antibiotic, and anti naseua pill. The doctor then came in and chit chatted for a bit, administered a demoral shot and rigt after the shot, he had me stand upto draw on my body and explain to me what he was going to do. Just about one minute into this exokanation I told him I was really tired and somewhat dizzy and he said that was the demoral kicking in and to sit back down. Let me tell yiu, demoral is good stuff!
I then went into the surgery room where they got me comfy and even asked what kind of music i wanted to listen to. Dr. S gave me a numbing shot where he was going to make a port hole, then cut a hole, and then inserted a stick-like instrument, not the cannula I believe because this was seemed smaller, and began to inject the tumescent fluid. Many other reviewers mentioned that this part hurt the worst, but I didnt find this very painful at all and he did this a few times during the procedure around my body. Initially, he only numbed my abdomen area because I was getting a low dose of lidocaine which meant that it would weara off more quickly. So Dr. S started on the stomach and then went to one side of my body and then to the next. I wasnt in much pain, a little oain here and there because I was on a reduced dose of lidocaine and I told him that I could handle it because we didnt want to run out of lidocaine bc I couldnt get any more. There was one spot that hurt like crazy, a tiny spot, so of course he used more lidocaine. He did this for a few other spots as well. The cannula tickeled in some places which is such a weird feeling, and it also hurt more around the rib bones. The smartlipo part, the laser, was very short and not painful at all, lasting about 2 minutes.Honestly, I was in surgery for 3 hours and never once did i think that it was taking too long and i also dont remember a whole lot which means that I must have been sleeping. I remember the doc saying a few things, mostly he was so excited for me and the results. I highly recommend demoral! He took out 5500cc but i believe that includes the 1500cc of tumescent fluid.
In post op, the same room, I was bandaged and cleaned from blood tinged oozing. Then the nurse helped me get into a compression garment and a binder. I need to wear the compression garmet until tomorrow which is when i can change the bandages and shower. After that I can wear spanx but I still havento wear the binder for three days.
My hubby ordered Cheesecake Factory food to go and we picked it up on thenway home. yummy! during the ride home, he tells me that i asked 7 times if i had called my mom, where the baby was twice, windered if we had picked uo the food yet when we had, etc. Yes, I was happily in lala land.
Once home I ate a bite or two in bed. I used the bathroom which took a lot of energy to stand up. I slept for a few hours and then woke up around 11pm and asked for the antibiotic and vicodin and used the bathroom, which again, took all the strength out of me. I then went back to sleep immediately. Then woke up at 3am for bathroom, gatorade, and yogurt and began typing this review.
As if now, I cant stand for long periods of time without feeling an overwhelming urge to sit down. I have leaked thriug thr garmet and binder in some areas and im sure there will be some more significant oozing when I shower in a few hours. Im actually afraid to shower bevause i am certain that i will be light headed, but i hear this is totally normal and also my hubby will be there with me. As for pain, Im not in a lot of pain. My tummy is sore so it is slightly painful to get out of bed but not horribly. My c section surgery was definitely a lot more painful than this, that is for sure. Please excuse the typos...Im still slightly drugged and also typing this from my tablet. I think I am going to be alrigt :-)
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- 5 Sep 2011
- 2 days post
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- 9 Sep 2011
- 6 days post
Added updated pictures for day 11- I'm really...
- 13 Sep 2011
- 10 days post
Day 21- new pictures uploaded. The swelling is...
- 23 Sep 2011
- 20 days post
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- 10 Oct 2011
- 1 month post
3 months post procedure- still swollen and the...
- 8 Dec 2011
- 3 months post
Today I added two new pictures- 6 months post op....
- 25 Feb 2012
- 5 months post
Yay! It's official! I have a touch up surgery...
- 29 Feb 2012
- 5 months post
Dr. Shideler is a fabulous doctor that spends as much time with the patient as you want. He returns phone calls promptly and spends all the time you need on the phone. He is highly experienced, personally knows the inventor of tumescent lipo, Dr. Klein, and also trains other doctors on this technique. He is highly professional, doesnt sugar coat things, and has performed over 1000 tumescent smartlipo procedures. He is booked out 2 months in advance at Sono Bello in Sacramento.