I'm 30 yrs old & am a mother of 1 child...
I'm 30 yrs old & am a mother of 1 child.
I've had 2 smart lipo done on my arms & back 6 yrs ago which left me with uneven and dimpled arms. My 1st Dr was terrible, after the 1st smart lipo which left me with multiple obvious scars (it was supposed to be hidden) my 3rd mth reviewed showed no results. I was very upset & he gave me a free correction lipo. Bruising & swelling was horrible both times & the 2nd lipo left me with fat deposits on my elbows & uneven results. I was so traumatized I decided to live with the results and always wore clothing to cover up.
Finally after the birth of my son, I managed to lose most of my post baby weight & had very good skin recovery (no stretched marks). But my arms bug me to no end thus I started researching on the best surgeon. I found my Dr after reading forums & meeting up with 3 different surgeon on my blotched lipo. I was most comfortable & confident of Dr P.
Today I'm post op 2nd day & I feel great. Arms aching but I could take care of my son, bath him, feed him & we even managed to go to the playground.
I haf 6 incisions and can already see results. The bruising when compared to my past smart lipo experience is so different. I hardly had any bruising and swelling is minimal.
Post op 1st day was the worst for me, when my husband removed the bandages for me I nearly fainted. The damn plasters were so strong! Wearing the compression sleeves up ti date is still a bother, I need my husband's help if not I think I might just faint while wearing the garment. I felt light headed & had to take pain killers every 4 hours. The pain was uncomfortable & nauseating.
My husband has confirmed that I haf zero bruises on my back and swelling is minimal, this after while changing the dressing I haf no more draining & my husband said the incisions has closed & started healing. I do not smoke, eats a non carbo diet with lots of vegetables & exercise regularly. I believe my healing so well may be due to my lifestyle.
I have booked for my tummy & flanks Vaser lipo on 7th Oct, hope it will go well!
I will upload photos soon.
3rd day post op and I am back to work already....
3rd day post op and I am back to work already. Compression garment was slightly uncomfortable and arms feel like I had a good excercise thru the weekends. I have a 8-5 office work so I am taking it easy. Incisions are healing really well though husband said the left elbow incision is leaking alittle, will take note and change dressing later in the afternoon. I am no longer putting on any dressing actually, just a small plaster for post op incisions which I got from the pharmacy.
I have just confirmed my 7th Oct tummy & flanks vaser lipo, looking forward to it. Will be removing my stitches on the 30th Sept'11 not much issues there.
My arm already looks slimmer and nobody in my office noticed any difference yet as I am wearing long sleeves but swelling is pretty minimal and the fats infront of my armpit is GONE! God I hated that 2 pieces of fats so much! And now it is flat baby!
Ladies, please research and get the best doctor you can find I had 2 bad lipo before my 3rd one and I can already see a huge difference with Dr P. He is great!
Btw my skin & incisions feel slightly itchy and Dr...
Btw my skin & incisions feel slightly itchy and Dr confirmed that its a good thing as the wounds are already healing thus the itch so itch is good :D
6th day post op
I have bruises but very light...
6th day post op
I have bruises but very light ones. Swelling still persistent and feeling arms feel itchy. The compression sleeves are irritating but without them, my arms sag. I am wearing my compression garments religiously, only removing them for my nightly & early morning showers. I have been applying arnica gel from my doctor and do not see much difference. Just apply for the sake of doing it. I will be seeing my doctor this Fri to remove the stitches. The incisions on my elbows are already healed, I cant even find my left elbow's incision now.
It took me 4 months to see the results of my first arm lipo and I am pretty sure I will be seeing results at abt 3 mths for this vaser lipo. My back looks great! I was checking out my back on the full mirror today with my bra on and I dun haf the tiny bra fats brimming out anymore!
1 week post op
I stopped taking pain killers...
1 week post op
I stopped taking pain killers today. Swelling is still persistent and the bruises started darkening last night. Generally feel fine and still working. I am having my 1st post op appointment tomorrow to remove the stitches and will confirm my flanks & tummy vaser lipo for 7th Oct!