Diaries of a Liposuction :) - Toronto, ON

I finally decided to get lipo on my flanks/tummy...

I finally decided to get lipo on my flanks/tummy area! I booked Dec 20th! I really wanted that date so I can use some of the holidays to recover. I have been thinking about it for a few years but only recently have been looking at it more seriously. I have been reading lots of the reviews and have got lots of useful tips but also have to admit some of it scares me a lil and makes me reconsider. I have very low pain tolerance. I will be working some of the days the following week and hope I can make it! I am 29 and I've had an issue with my flanks since I can remember! I do enjoy staying fit and for the most of it I try to watch what I eat and workout (but im just naturally not stick thin). I usually avoid wearing any fitting tops and don't like to be seen in a swimsuit. My family all say I look great the way I am but I am just really aware of it and it bothers me way to much. When choosing my dr. I didn't interview as many as others here have. I only selected a few based on their reviews, credentials, I looked at sites like real self, ratemd and I even searched their license on CPSO (it tells you where they graduated from and if they are fit to practice). I think I hand-picked the ones I will meet and hope I made the best decision. - will keep you posted :)

Surgery is in less than a month. Excited and...

Surgery is in less than a month. Excited and scared... I bought a bottle of vitamin E oil and massage oil (thought I can use it to massage the area afterwards), Silicone gel and sheets (to help with the scar after its healed), polysporin (altho I don’t think I will need it). I am also looking to buy a girdle, can anyone recommend? not sure if my PS will provide but I will like to have more than one. I saw reviews on spanx, is it worth investing?

Forgot to mention I bought arnica gel too - to...

Forgot to mention I bought arnica gel too - to help with the swelling. Not sure how effective it is but lots of people swear by it. Its worth trying..
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Hi there, welcome and thanks for sharing your journey with us!

Good luck with your upcoming procedure, I hope all goes well for you! I'm sure it will and you'll have the holidays to rest up and be merry! :-)

A lot of people on RealSelf seem to swear by Arnica, so it's definitely worth a try.

Please do come back and let us know how you're doing and how your procedure goes!

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