I have been looking into lipo for a little over a...
I have been looking into lipo for a little over a year now and have finally decided to do it. I found an amazing doctor (after seeing a few horrid, a few okay, and a few nice) He made me feel the most comfortable and I got to see live examples of his previous work not just pictures.
I have always been the chunky one in my family and group of friends. Even though i was the most active. I grew up doing sports and dance i could just never lose weight or inches. I have been at the same weight for the past 6 years and decided now is the time. I am getting so nervous. I went and picked up all my prescriptions and got my garment ordered. the proceduere is scheduled in two days.
I am lucky that my family is supporting me in my decisions and i plan to stay with my stepmom for 3 days after so she can help with the recovery. (take care of my puppy) lol. I hope that 3 full days will be enough for me because i have to be back to work on saturday. Wish me luck!!
So today is the day. I am super excited. could...
5 Apr 2011
Day of treatment
So today is the day. I am super excited. could barely sleep at all last night. 2 hours to go.
So i dont remembermuch of the surgery. I was...
So i dont remembermuch of the surgery. I was susposed to be awake but I was too nervous so the doctor decided to put me under. Before i went into the operating room a nurse got my blood pressure and weight and took some before pictures. then the doctor came in and drew all over me and gave me som red stuff to drink. That is all i remember besudes waking up at home. The peocedure took about 3.5 hours i am told and he removed 6 liters. with is about 5 liters of fat... yucky right.
Right now i am really sore. I slept for the whole day of surgery and most of the next day. this morning i am still super sore but i found the energy to shower. i wanted to get outta the garment so bad but now bwing out of it all i want is for it to be back on. i am deffinatly seeing a difference. i am much faltter. i will post pictures as soon as i can.
So i am done with day 6. it has been an...
So i am done with day 6. it has been an interesting recovery. I only took 4 days off work and i wish i had more. it is not painful more uncomfortable. because i have an active job where im on my feet for 8+hours i am super tired afterwards. there is a lot of swelling. thank goodness for the awful compression garment. i have a love hate relationship with it. i hate it when its on but cannot wait to put it back on after my shower. i have one more week before i can start taking it off for more time. the only complaint i have is the swelling. i was not prepaired for it. i knew that there would be some but it doesnot seem to get better. i am really impatient. I will post pictures soon hopefully. i have not taken any after pics yet because the swelling. but once it starts to go down i will get them up.
So i made it to week 2. It has not been as bad as...
So i made it to week 2. It has not been as bad as i thought it would be. The only thing i dont like is the swelling. it is discouraging because i feel like i am bigger than when i started but the doctor has assured me that this is normal. I have my follow up appointment this afternoon so he can tell me for sure and have a look.
I have a noticeable difference in my braline. its down 2 inches which is good but thats it. everywhere else is bigger.
Today is my first day without the compression garment. I dont think i will leave it off for very long. It feels very strange without it on.
I went to work 3 days after i had the surgery which i think i should have teken time off. but i was able to do it it just was not ideal.
So i took 2 week photos today. Not a huge...
So i took 2 week photos today. Not a huge difference because i am still way swollen. I saw the doctor today and he said that it will slowly but surely go down and that my shape looks a whole lot better. Over all I am pleased as long at the swelling goes down.