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Had lipo last week! The procedure wasn't too...

Had lipo last week! The procedure wasn't too painful and I initially felt on a real high. In the process of recovery. It was more scary then I thought and results aren't instant. I'm very bruised and swollen. Wanted to really add photos to show recovery day by day for others to see. Will keep updating.

Day 5

Still swollen and very bruised. Noticed some rippling and bumps under skin. A bit worried bit hoping it will go down. Wearing compression wrap and looking forward to changing to an all in one garment as this is uncomfortable and quite bulky under clothes. Will add today's pic

Day 7

Struggling mentally and physically. I think I thought I'd see better results by now. Side profile is much better but face on it seems wider, bumpy and flabby. I'm sure it's early days still but I seem to need reassurance. Seeing nurse on Friday so hoping to get that then ????. I stupidly thought I would have a perfect flat tummy already! I need to get put of this compression wrap and into a spanx suit. I feel like very bulky with it on. Will try and post a pic later.

Day 9

Feeling much better today. Saw nurse, still swollen and retaining fluid but looking flatter. Apparently it takes a minimum of 3 months to settle down. Got new crotchless compression garment to wear! Lol! Does feel better though and smoother on my tummy. New pics attached

Day 13

Been wearing new garment for 5 days and it's now not as tight! It's quite hard to disguise under clothes especially dresses!

Managed a run yesterday, first exercise in 2 weeks. Felt fine but a little tender near belly button. Went to the gym today, again tender in middle of abdomen. Take more pics, first ones in a few days. Not noticed that much difference to be honest. I know it's flatter but it feels like I'm wider everywhere else now. Like I've been run over! Maybe I need to lose a few pounds to really feel and see the benefits. I'm hoping things tighten up as time goes on. Will add pics now from day 13.

Day 21

Haven't taken pics for a week or so as feeling rubbish. Tummy still lumpy and bumpy. Paid for both upper and lower abdomen lasered but feel upper is still quite flabby. Can pinch quite a bit of flab still where not much at the bottom. Will bring it up at my next appointment. Will add pics soon when I feel more positive.

Day 30

Finally plucked up the courage to take some more pics. Definitely happy with lower abdo but think top is still very fatty. Lumps are better. Had garment off for about 45 mins yesterday and I have to say it felt weird. I'm so used to wearing it! Tummy still feels bruised internally. Holidays soon so tried on a bikini. Don't seem to have the apron I had! Let me know what u think?
Alan Kingdon

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This is a great result. I would be super happy with this but it's hard to say when we can't feel the bumps you speak of.
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Your results look great- in a few months you will look amazing!
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Thanks
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Do u have to be a certain weight to get it? Is it painful?
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I'm not sure, I'm 5.5 and 8st 11 lbs. it's not painful just weird as your pumped with anaesthetic. Only took painkillers for 24 hrs after.
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i thought it was invasive
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Well you have minor incisions but only done in clinics not hospital and you go hem after an hour.
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1.5 ltrs
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How much fat was suctioned out?
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Welcome to the flat side!  Loving your pictures and updates.  Did you just have lipo on your abdomen?
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Hi Jill, thanks yes lower and upper abdomen. I'm 1 week in and struggling. My profile is flatter but my tummy looks bumpy and a bit flabby still. Is it still early days?
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I hope it is getting better, sorry for the delay- I've been on vacation.  I think it sounds like normal healing- all of it.  But I've never had lipo, I just read all the reviews!  
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It is definitely improving now but I am getting a bit too used to compression garment! A little worried about taking it off! I had 1.5 litres removed from my tummy. Not loads but I wasn't overweight to start with.
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Your post is very helpful! Thank you for taking the time. I am 1 week post lipo of abdomen, waist and flanks. Your pictures are just like i look. The fourth day was definitely the worst. I am wearing my cg 24 hrs a day but still have a lot of swelling and so sore.
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How much longer are you suppose to wear it?  From your update it sounds like you might need a tighter one.  I'm sure it is easy to get use to after the initial uncomfortableness (I think I just made up a word).  
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It's the smallest they do! I would love to see your update Paas
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