Smart Lipo on Outer/Inner Thighs & Hips - Columbus, OH
- Hopefully Not Hippy For Long
- updated 1 year ago
Today is the day! Less than 2 hours away I will be...
- 10 Feb 2012
- Day of treatment
Today is the day! Less than 2 hours away I will be under the laser. I am 5'8, about 155 -- relatively proportional body but since i hit about 32 been seeing a lot more fatty areas in hips. My doctor is also doing what he calls the "sensuous triangle" which i think is the area where butt and thighs meet. I've been preparing by taking arnica and bromeline which is supposed to help with bruising and swelling. I am really excited but also anxious b/c i know (from reading on here) that there will be lots of swelling, bruising and draining. I also know that I'll need patience. But I really believe it will be worth it! I will update daily/weeky etc. So optimistic and can't wait!
Procedure went pretty well. It did have moments of...
- 11 Feb 2012
- 1 day post
I will say that I can already see a difference which is so exciting!! But as the day goes on the swelling has really increased. I was able to do a lot of massaging earlier today. Not so much anymore because of the pain.
I'm also taking Arnica and bromeline. My bruising isn't bad at all and I have had zero drainage. The no drainage freaks me out bc I feel a bunch of fluid in my body. How does it get out?
Finally I want to give a major shout out to my doctor. While it was a little pricey, it's my body so of course you pay for what you get. I especially appreciated Nicole who is the nurse.
Day 4: I feel really good. I am still pretty...
- 13 Feb 2012
- 3 days post
I didn't have any drainage which worried me b/c feel like the swelling will take longer to go down. I am just so excited with the results already! I know it will only get better from here. Also, I walked on treadmill for 25 mins today to help with circulation and swelling.
Day 5: Holy swollen! Today I am super swollen....
- 14 Feb 2012
- 4 days post
Day 6: REALLY swollen today and also very bruised....
- 16 Feb 2012
- 6 days post
Tomorrow I start professional massages. I plan to get 3/week to help with swelling. That is the key! So I hear...and pray.
Otherwise, I feel just fine. Been walking 2 miles a day and that has been great. And I have been eating well. Using the procedure as motivating. I know I won't see results for at least a couple of months so i'm just biding my time for now.
Day 9: Least swollen I have been so far. I could...
- 20 Feb 2012
- 10 days post
Also, joined Massage Envy and had massage on Fri, Sat and today. It really REALLY helped with swelling.
Day 11: I am down a pants size! Hardly any pain at...
- 21 Feb 2012
- 11 days post
Answered all of my questions which were many. I emailed follow up questions quite a lot between visits. Dr Heck is extremely polite and made me feel so comfortable. I am so thrilled with my choice. The final verdict is out on results because it is so early but I'm so so confident and will do more with this physician in the future.