I've wanted liposuction on my inner and outer...
I had a consult with my plastic surgeon in February 2014, and booked my surgery for August 5, 2014. I wanted to have a good amount of time to really think about all the pros and cons of having surgery. My youngest child will be 18 months old at the time of my surgery, and this worries me a little, because he loves being held, and I won't be able to pick him up for about 6 weeks. That will be tough. But I think if I wait any longer to complete the surgery, I simply won't have the available time to do it.
I've posted some "before" photos. Surgery is in 5 weeks! I'll post more photos after the surgery has been completed.
Slight change of plans
I still want to correct the skin below my navel, but I just can't envision being able to recover properly with a very active 18 month old who needs a LOT of attention. I want to be able to have the best results possible, and I know I can't give myself the time I need to recover properly from an abdominal incision. Liposuction is something that is manageable for me at this point in my life, and I think if I want to have liposuction, I should do it while my skin still has good elasticity. In 5 years, I'll pursue a mini tummy tuck again.
I've posted a video for those who have asked to see what my thighs look like before surgery.
1 day post op
I'm really pleased with my results so far. I've got a fair bit of swelling, but I can still see that my thighs and waist have been reduced in size quite a bit. I finally feel proportionate! The bruising is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. So far the pain has been manageable with just regular strength Advil. I do have a high pain tolerance though. I am hopeful that I should be able to resume my normal activities in about 2 weeks time.
Post Op Day 4
9 days post op
16 days post op
feeling pretty sexy!
One of the incisions on my right hip opened up last week, but some prescription antibiotic cream and gauze bandaging has it healed up properly now. Still a little swollen on my sides and inner thighs but otherwise feeling great!
4 months post op - final results
Dr. Adibfar was wonderful. He is very approachable and yet still very professional. I felt at ease asking questions and never felt rushed. He provides honest answers and doesn't try to talk you into anything. His work is impeccable. I would highly recommend him. He called me at home the day after my surgery to check on me and to make sure I was doing alright and following my post op instructions. He also provides his personal cell number to patients to call at any time if they have questions or concerns. He has an excellent patient coordinator, Agata Kusiba, and she is very understanding and quick to respond to emails and phone calls.