Worth Every Penny - Savannah, GA
In December 2011 I had tumescent liposuction on my...
- 25 Sep 2012
In December 2011 I had tumescent liposuction on my entire abdominal area, flanks, my back, and my inner and outer thighs. My goal was to be able to fit into my clothes better. I am a 47 year old female, 5’1” tall, and within normal weight range. I had gone to one doctor and that doctor really wanted to do a tummy tuck. I knew a tummy tuck was not for me, so I went to another doctor for a second opinion. I had determined that if the second doctor told me I would have to get a tummy tuck to get the results I wanted, I would not have any surgery. He told me that I had a 50/50 chance of needing a tummy tuck after the liposuction, but he didn’t think I would need one. Surgery was done at the doctor’s office at their surgery center. My doctor took off 7 lbs in three hours. After the surgery, they put me in a compression garment that went from under my breasts to the middle of my calves. I took pain medication the first two days, after that I took Tylenol. One of the nurses told me that after the surgery, I would feel like I had worked out very hard. Triple that feeling. Overall my thighs hurt the worst. Planned to be out of work for two weeks, but was out a total of three weeks. I walked around my house during those three weeks in the garment and a house dress. I have dark red hair and we tend to bruise terribly, so I didn’t even look at myself for three weeks. Have you ever tried to shower without looking down? Not easy. My husband said I was mostly a deep purple color during that time. I had to sleep in a recliner for a month because I wasn’t supposed to lay flat. I wore the garment (I had two of them) for three months 24 hours a day/7 days a week except to shower. After three months, I wore it another three months 12 hours a day. I was generally tired for six months and I am still numb on my sides from the liposuction. Was it worth it? Absolutely. I can fit into clothing that I couldn’t fit into before and I look and feel great. I have no loose skin so I don’t need a tummy tuck and I look like I work out. I couldn’t be happier with my results.
I had a great experience with Dr. Deloach. I chose Dr. Deloach because he took the time to listen to me and answer all of my questions. He truly cares about his patients.