Its a Gamble... - Toronto, ON
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I am 42, 5'6, 133pds. Work out 3-4 times a...
- 13 Jan 2011
I am 42, 5'6, 133pds. Work out 3-4 times a week and eat well (for the most part-who invented doughnuts?!). I had smart lipo done Jan. 6th, 2011 on my inner thighs, outer thighs, knees, stomach and arms. Although it seems a lot, it was a little bit in each area.
The doctor and staff were (and continue to be) very helpful and friendly. Its one week out and I dont see much difference. When I measured, Im about half an inch less then when I went in and in some area there is no change. My swelling (to me) seems to be almost gone though the pain is still there and seems to have gotten worse over the last 2 days. Burning and pulling in the legs. I also have those "bumps" on my stomach and am fretting that I have made a mistake and they wont go away. I was told to massage the area 10 times a day, for 4-5min. Thank goodness for this site as some have mentioned getting a handheld massager ultrasonic and infared (which I ordered today).
My pics from before and after dont show much change at all except for more cellulite. As you can see/read I have little to no patience. If not for this site, I think I may have been crying into my cups for the past week.
Thanks everyone! Ill keep you posted and show pics soon.
So it has been 3 weeks. All bruising is gone and...
- 27 Jan 2011
The bumps on my stomach are going down a very little bit but more are emerging both on my stomach and on my legs. Also my left leg is way more defined then the right. It also shows from the behind. The left side is smooth and firm where the right side seems dimpily and fatty still.
The doctor said to give it more time. I have had proceedures done in the past and everytime they tell me to wait it never resolves and they have to do a touch up. However, the admin person indicated that the doctor is a perfectionist and anything that is still wrong in 3 months he will fix. Even if he could see it wasnt healing right or not enough was taken out, the doctor wouldn't fix anything until the 3 month mark.
Im off to Mexico next week (was going to go Lake Tahoe but my knees still hurt a bit to ski) to take my mind off things. I have also booked in for Velashape once a week at my local medical spa for the bumps.
As far as inches are concerned, I have not lost any more then I did the first day I measured after the SL. Still pretty much a half an inch to an inch all round (could have just dieted hard for week!)and have lost one pound.
So the jury is still out.
So its been a month now and Im still not sure the...
- 2 Feb 2011
On the plus side, I fit into all my "small" jeans (you know the ones way up high in your closet that you only fit into when you had a bout of sickness or dieted hard for a month and lost 5 pds.)and all my fitted dresses. My shape has also changed for the better. My behind is rounder and more lifted and my arms and legs are slimmer.
One the down side, I went shopping yesterday and while trying on a dress with high heels, the sales lady asked if I had hurt my knees. Looking down I saw that my kness had numerous bumps the size of eggs on them. Needless to say I was so embrassed, I quickly changed and left the store. And yes, I had a little cry in the car on the way home.
I called the doctor (he must think Im the worst patient ever by now) and he said it was swelling and would go away. He mentioned again that anything "not right" at the 3-4 month mark he will fix and that the downtime, if any, would be only a week, as it was small pockets of fat that were not settling correctly.
So, I have changed the vacation back to Lake Tahoe as my "old lady bumpy knees" will not be seen in public for awhile.
I have gone for my 4 month check up and the bumps...
- 19 Apr 2011
Going into this surgery, my weight will be 131 and I have lost 1-2 inches in most places. I will post before and after pics again.
Would I do this again???...... I still honestly dont know. I look great in clothes but terrible out of them. I think Ill start working on my vanity after this and trying to let go of this need to be....
So I have gone for my second SL to get rid of the...
- 5 May 2011
The recovery this time was a breeze. The first couple of days were painful but by the third day I was driving and doing most things. I have little pain now but still have to wear the garment for one more week.
I have determined that the surgery did change my shape. After going through all my clothes, I have found dresses and outfits fit wonderfully whereas they did not before.
I think SL as with any cosmetic surgery is a work in process, like getting your hair done. Sometimes it perfect but other times you have to go a couple of times to get it to your definition of "right".
Its been 3.5 months since my second surgery. ...
- 4 Aug 2011
I havent seen the doctor since the one week post check up as Im not sure I want him touching me again or here his platitudes that "these things happen".
I am currently looking into seeing another doctor to fix my problems but am gun shy. If anyone has a good recommendation for a person in the Toronto area, I would greatly appreciate it. (I will post new pics soon)
Soooooo, the saga continues. I went back to the...
- 12 Aug 2011
Let us all keep our fingers crossed that the 3rd time is a charm. Again, I would only do this again if it was a very small area.
After the 3rd operation (2 months ago), things are...
- 19 Oct 2011
Ironically, I am having the indents on my stomach...
- 26 Jan 2012
Well, its been two months since they tried the fat...
- 20 Mar 2012
So where did we leave the story.... ah yes.....
- 13 Aug 2012
After my last surgery (6th-7th?) with regular...
- 8 Apr 2013
He seems very nice and friendly but my results even after a second surgery were not good. After the third they were marginally better.