Ever since I was 13, I have HATED my sides. They...
One thing that I notice with liposuction is that it can make you a smaller version of yourself. While I like this idea, my goal is specifically to contour my body (specifically my flanks) to a more aesthetically pleasing figure....not just to be smaller.
I'm SO nervous!! I am a HUGE needle baby..I faint when I have to get an IV, so I'm interested to hear what local anesthesia is like as far as pain is concerned throughout the whole procedure.
Any insights? I'll post "before" pictures tomorrow :)
So here's to hoping for great skin elasticity!!
Date pushed back
Did anyone buy any healing kits from makemeheal.com? What did you do to prepare for your OP?
Pre-OP Visit was today!
Anyone taken any pre/post vitamins etc?
After a LONGGGG Nap!
8:00AM I led the house with my dad. I was already decently woozy from the Ativan and tramadol....they gave me another ativan as I was getting ready. From there, the Doctor began numbing up all of my incision sites, I asked for extra numbing since I can tend to be a baby about things...He was extremely helpful. He would stop and give me more numbing shots. Afterwards I just felt something kinda digging around. More like a weird feeling. I was on my stomach so I think it helped to not be able to see anything.
After that was over, they stitched me up and helped me get into my compression garment and clothes. I was pretty wobbly but we made it out and then to the car. Really not too hard.
Pain is about a 4 out of 10...and I think thats because its more so on my back (where the incisions are) but it's really not bad. Just having issues getting up and moving around very quickly.
AAAANNYY waay, any tips or tricks for the first night post liposuction?
I will post pictures tomorrow! (I have to keep the CG on for 4 weeks 24/7 so skin pics will have to wait :( )
Can anyone help?
First night was a little rough. I decided to sleep on the couch in my family's living room. I don't have a TV in my room (I use that room to study in and a TV will distract me) and I love our couch...its SUPER comfy.
Both of my sweet cats joined me and cuddled with me all night..definitely made things easier.
I did have to switch from stomach to back to (attempt) to side and side...It's easier for me to sleep on my stomach, which is good...
Man I am still woozy. Taking my antibiotics and tramadol when the pain starts creeping up. I had an incision near my spine so sometimes that nags at me.
I'm not so sure a picture will do any good, but if y'all want one? I'll take one.
Happy Healing to all of you!
I'm so excited!
Flash forward to Friday. I remember a decent amount of yesterday. I was taking a good bit of my tramadol. Mainly to sleep off the uncomfortableness. Nothing has been painful, just sore...exactly as I hoped and expected.
I finished off my antibiotics yesterday and only had to take my anti-nausea pill once (tummy was rather upset with me for some reason).
I read a lot of reviews that said to take a stool softener right afterwards since things might become difficult...well, I had the opposite. So go easy on that stuff ladies.
I'm in a full body compression garment, size small, by ContourMD.
Today, Saturday, I finally got to take the topifoam out. My doctor has been so wonderful. He's been texting me to check on me and I've been able to keep in complete contact with him that way. I'm so woozy still, I'm sure I'd sound silly over the phone...so text works for now.
Once I took the topifoam off, oh my goodness...I broke down in tears. I never ever thought my body could look like this. I'll upload photos in the CG, I didn't want to chance being out of the CG for too long...I still have 2 weeks to go until I can have it off for up to an hour a day.
I don't know why I didn't do this sooner!!
I listed my previous measurements above and I got to measure myself today.
AHHH!!! Happy tears!!! No more love handles!!!
Oh, and I'm hardly swelling (knock on wood) yes, I am taking SinECCH for the swelling and a post-op vitamin kit from MakeMeHeal.com, I had both approved by my doctor before the procedure :D
Anyway, healing is going well. I've been up and about each day a good bit. Swelling is present...but mainly towards the end of the day.
My post-op supplements have been wonderful in controlling the swelling. No bruising that I can speak of either.
How's everyone else doing? :)
I know it's been a while but..
I'm looking forward to the summer! I'm so glad I did this in the winter! How is everyone else doing??
So I'm almost at the 2 month mark of my procedure and I'm still loving every bit of my results. I went to two sessions of endermologie and hoooly moly that stuff is painful! I'm not sure how much it helped (since like I said, I really didn't have much swelling to begin with) but I'm sure it did something positive. I'm still in my stage 2 compression garment (a mid-thigh onesie type garment) and I'm really ready to be out of it...This bad boy leaves the most atrocious lines in jeans, leggings, dresses, you name it. Another reason why I am so happy I chose to do this during the winter. I think I would be incredibly miserable if I had done this in the summer. I have my next post-op appointment this upcoming Wednesday and I'm hoping I get to take off my CG for longer than 1hr a day *cross fingers*.
Anyway, I decided to go shopping this past weekend and popped into VS. I bought the suit of course :) it was too adorable and I have never been more confident with my body than I am now!
Finally got the garment off!
It has gotten better though, I'll admit. I do wear my CG to sleep in and when I do light working out. It's gotten easier at night, but I'm wondering when this swelling will subside.
The girls at the office said it'll more than likely dissipate within about 16 weeks (so about May). Hey, at least it'll be gone by bikini season I suppose!
Anyone else dealing with post-CG swelling? What are you doing to make it easier?
Overall my experience with Dr. Harrison has been great. I took away one star on the follow-up because I'm only one day post op. So we will see how things go as of yesterday! Hardly any wait times, he prayed with me prior to surgery, and took everything I had to say seriously and placed his utmost attention on me. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone.