To give you a little background about myself I am...
I went to Sono Bello of Scottsdale, AZ this morning for my first consultation. I have been pondering this procedure for months. I was definitely curious as I had never done something like this before. My appointment consultant April, was a great help in educating me on everything they had to offer and how the procedure would go. Although she was a little strong in her sales approach, a motivating factor for me was when she lifted up her skirt and showed me her progress from her surgery a week prior to that day. Her openness and great results promoted me to make this big decision. They happened to have a surgery cancellation for the next day so I scheduled my appointment for that next morning. I am so nervous but very excited as I type this 5 hours before I will begin my procedure.
I am getting three areas treated: banana roll (under the butt), outer thighs, and lower back.
My starting measurements are:
Weight: 150 lbs.
Body Fat Percentage: 18.3%
Smallest Part of Waist: 28"
Below Belly Button: 33"
Hips Across Butt: 40"
Thighs right under Butt: 25" (Right) 24 1/2" (Left)
The morning of my surgey I came in...
The morning of my surgey I came in and filled out a little bit more paperwork. I had to provide a urine sample and take my first dose of meds before the operation. The Doctor came in a drew markings all over my body to let me know what areas he would be treating and had me look in a mirror to see how much more I wanted to do. I received a one shot in the arm to somewhat sedate me and waited a while for all the meds to kick in.
I was then escorted into the surgical room. I was injected twice with a numbing agent in each of the areas with a total of six shots. These shots were a little painful and burned somewhat. He then injected the liquid into each of the areas. It felt like he was poking different areas of the skin and the slightly shaking the fat to disperse the liquid. He spent about 15 minutes on each area. This part was a little painful as well but not as bad as the first shots. He then went back into the areas and removed the fat with the laser. This also felt like tiny pinches and very mild stinging sensation every once in a while.
The nurses and doctor were consistently checking on me to make sure if I was okay or needed anything. After the procedure was over the nurses dressed me in my garments and wheeled me into a room to wait for my fiancé. I survived it! Happy to go home and rest I'm not in much pain at all, just fairly sleepy.
12 Hours Post Op
Still feeling a little drowsy from the meds, but I'm feeling back to my normal self. I have been changing my incision pads about every three hours. There is a lot of leakage especially when sitting down to use the restroom. I haven't taken any additional pain meds since the initial ones before surgery. I have been trying to walk around my apartment every 30 minutes. Its a little difficult to move with the tight garment on but I'm moving. My outer thighs are pretty sensitive and carrying most of the pain. My lower back isn't hurting at all and not leaking as mush as my legs as well. I have been lying on my belly most of the time and tried lying on my back for a little but noticed a lot more leakage when I was on my back. When removing the compression garment I am not noticing too much swelling which is exciting. About to get some much needed sleep and be rested for Day 2.
Day 1 Post Op
Day 2 Post Op - Let the bruising begin!
Week 1 Update
Week 1 Incisions
Week 2 Update
Week 3 Update
Month 1 Down! :)
5 Month Update
BEFORE surgery Front View LEFT/ 5 Month Front View RIGHT