I will be having smartlipo next month and I am so...
I will be having smartlipo next month and I am so excited. I am 5'6 145lbs and have a pooch that just wont go away. I work out a lot but the truth is I lovvve bread ;). Bad but true. I am having my procedure done by one of the top surgeons in NYC. I can't wait to see the results. I also plan to have my bra rolls done at some point later on. I want to see how the smartlipo on my abdomen goes first. I can't imagine that I would be comfortable having both procedures done at the same time, especially when it comes to trying to sleep. I will upload before and after pictures after I have the procedure. Wish me luck real self peeps :)
Today is the day. I am super nervous but excited...
10 May 2013
Day of treatment
Today is the day. I am super nervous but excited at the same time. I took my last dose of arnica and an iron pill. I will definitely pop a valium before I go in. I also uploaded my last set of before pics.
Today is the morning after my surgery and I am...
Today is the morning after my surgery and I am sore. It's really hard to move around at this point so you will definitely need help. So far my results are amazing. If I am still swollen, it sure doesn't look like it. I am not oozing much at all. I know some people mentioned having to change their sheets due to oozing but the gauze and tape seem to be sufficient for me. I am really stiff but I guess that comes with the territory of skin tightening. Now about Dr. Shafer, the man is a miracle worker. Not only does he have wonderful bedside manners but he delivers. My stomach looks wonderful and my thighs look a little slimmer as well. I can only imagine what I will look like in 3-6 months. Do yourself a favor guys and go see Dr. Shafer. I promise you will not be disappointed. He is the best of the best. After you visit him..let me know what you think.
P.s. I will post pictures at some point this week.
Day 4- I am feeling much better today. I can move...
Day 4- I am feeling much better today. I can move around more freely now and I am not as stiff. I am swollen today, more than I was the day after the surgery. I look a little lopsided so I've been massaging the bottom of my stomach a bit. I've also started using an ice pack. I am able to wear a smaller pair of my spanx so I am happy about that. I am still taking my arnica and the antibotic. I am only taking the pain meds when I really need them which tends to be at night time.
almost 3 months post op
I am almost three months post op and I am happy with my results. I am still swelling occassionally, most often after
workouts. I also believe that the
heat is causing me to swell. I
started getting lymphatic
massages and that helps. I can't
wait until I am 6 months post op. In the meantime, I will just enjoy not wearing spanx. The smallest pair I have is a size small and
they are almost too big now. ;)