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Small Steps to a Smaller Me! - Tacoma, WA

I had liposuction on January 19th of 1.ankles, 2...

I had liposuction on January 19th of 1.ankles, 2.calves, 3.inner thighs, 4.outter thighs, 5. knees and 6.front bra roll and 7. banana roll (whew).It was a huge decision,but one I am definitely glad I made.I feel better about myself and want to share details for others considering.Will post details later today.

Today is day 12 and its definitely more...

Today is day 12 and its definitely more uncomfortable than I thought it would be. not so much painful as uncomfortable and hard to do every day tasks such as trash dishes and being on my feet. It would definitely be more helpful if I had another adult to help. I am happy so far with the results except for an indentation on my right ankle caused by the compression garment. I traveled about four hours to have the surgery so I won't see the Dr again until next week. I am pleased so fat with the banana roll, and inner and outer thighs. I am curvy and while I feel more contoured he did a good job if leaving my curves, I'm looking forward to more results. I hope to post picture next week of both before and after.

I was horrified when I took these pictures and...

I was horrified when I took these pictures and can't believe Im sharing but I want to share my experience and part if that is sharing the before and experiencing the after. I will post some afters next week when I have my post op appointment.

I am 18 days post surgery today and I'm excited...

I am 18 days post surgery today and I'm excited about my results. I definitely think the pain and healing process is downplayed and I expected to bounce back quicker than I have. While the process has been slower (and more painful) than I anticipated, I am excited to see the results. I find that massaging the areas now is very helpful. Up until about three days ago, it was too painful, now it helps tremendously. I would also encourage those that need to go back to work to plan ahead and get clothing that will hide the garment and not expect to be in "skinny" clothes right away. There are days where I feel I can see a tremendous change and others where I feel swollen and larger than before the process. On some days it feels like its been a long time and others I can't believe it's only been 18 days. A couple things I highly recommend if you can do PRIOR to surgery is cut out salt, drink lots of water and start taking ANICA MONTANA tablets that are sold online (got mine at Amazon). They help with the swelling and bruising. I find that if I keep my salt intake down, my water consumption up and my garment worn for the majority of the day I have the best results and feel the best. With that in mind, the garment is not comfortable but it has a purpose and why spend all the money and then not get the results you want by not wearing the garment. I highly suggest wearing it as long as you can, that is what helps get the body compressed back to a nice contour, I can tell a huge difference when I do and don't wear it. On another note, I haven't shared with many people my story so it's been hard to keep under wraps. Having a cover story, being uncomfortable, being stuffed into a compression suit like a sausage. If you haven't had your sugery and you plan on having multiple areas done like I did, plan ahead if you aren't sharing with everyone. (I don't think you have to, it's our business), but clothing that hide the garment, and be patient...and above all expect some discomfort but see the light at the end of the tunnel. Happy lipo'ing!

Ibam day three post op from my second surgery....

Ibam day three post op from my second surgery. This one included : upper, lower, waist, hips flanks and arms. I expected it to be as painful as the first go around about three weeks ago but this was much easier. I was awake the entire ti,e and it went relatively quickly. My ribs and hips seems the most uncomfortable nut there ghasnt been much leaking at all. Not sure if that's a good thing or not? looking forward to all my areas recovering and being able to enjoy this new body. patience is definitely required as is a life style change. You don't get skinny over night and you won't stay thin if better habits aren't formed. One thing I've noticed is the judgements from others. That either you are lazy or rich or crazy for doings this. because of these reactions I would suggest telling only a couple people,it is very personal decision. I only tp.d three and I Wish I had told less quite honestly. The bruising isn't bad, be sure to wear compression garments and drink water. I plan to take pictures and post next weekend basically full body since I had full body done. One a positive note my calves are down THREE inches each, that is huge. Knees look good, Im feeling like this is alive changing decision and I want to help others that have questions and make sure you are prepared before you do this. Feel free to ask me anything and Che h back for my "two week after photos" I will post pictures throughout. Happy Lipo'ing!!!
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would love to hear how you're doing now!

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Did u have post op pics?
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How are things now?
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I am like you. I told no one except my hubby. No girlfriends. I had lipo done 8 years ago and not great results. So here is the final kick at the can as I just turned 60. Last time I told people and my best friend freaked out and compared her belly (nothing) and was so insecure...gawd. I am 1 month post op and great results 4000CC removed but it has not been easy. Good days and bad. Lots of soreness and tight. But each day gets better. I did take a lot of arnica before and after and now lots of Emu oil. It really helps with healing and scaring. I dont have much swelling as I wear CG 24/7 Look forward to your photos...wow
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Congratulations. Good review. I am now 12 wks post op and relate to all you have said. I too didn't tell anyone other than my partner and I'm really pleased I didn't. Can't wait to see your after photos. Best wishes!
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Thank you! I am going to post pictures this weekend. With the bruising and swelling I don't want to discourage people but it's just part of the healing process.
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Congrats on your journey and happy healing it does get better with time. Just stay patient, wear your cg on a consistent basis (I can't stress that enough lol) and eat healthy you should be fine especially around Spring.
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I am 18 days post surgery today and I'm excited about my results. I definitely think the pain and healing process is downplayed and I expected to bounce back quicker than I have. While the process has been slower (and more painful) than I anticipated, I am excited to see the results. I find that massaging the areas now is very helpful. Up until about three days ago, it was too painful, now it helps tremendously. I would also encourage those that need to go back to work to plan ahead and get clothing that will hide the garment and not expect to be in "skinny" clothes right away. There are days where I feel I can see a tremendous change and others where I feel swollen and larger than before the process. On some days it feels like its been a long time and others I can't believe it's only been 18 days. A couple things I highly recommend if you can do PRIOR to surgery is cut out salt, drink lots of water and start taking ANICA MONTANA tablets that are sold online (got mine at Amazon). They help with the swelling and bruising. I find that if I keep my salt intake down, my water consumption up and my garment worn for the majority of the day I have the best results and feel the best. With that in mind, the garment is not comfortable but it has a purpose and why spend all the money and then not get the results you want by not wearing the garment. I highly suggest wearing it as long as you can, that is what helps get the body compressed back to a nice contour, I can tell a huge difference when I do and don't wear it. On another note, I haven't shared with many people my story so it's been hard to keep under wraps. Having a cover story, being uncomfortable, being stuffed into a compression suit like a sausage. If you haven't had your sugery and you plan on having multiple areas done like I did, plan ahead if you aren't sharing with everyone. (I don't think you have to, it's our business), but clothing that hide the garment, and be patient...and above all expect some discomfort but see the light at the end of the tunnel. Happy lipo'ing!
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I think you just have to keep massaging out the indentation. Maybe give your doctors office a call and see what he has to say. Looking forward to your pics. The healing is the real journey in all of this. Really good to have the support that Real Self provides. Hang in there chica.
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