I'm on Day 3 post op and recovering slowly. Dr...
I'm on Day 3 post op and recovering slowly. Dr Salama was wonderful. I received 1000ccs in each cheek. He took fat from my abs, flanks, bra roll , legs &arm (I didn't have enough fat I other areas so he has to go to my arms and legs). The legs and arms are the most painful. I go for my 1st massage tomorrow and I'm dreading it. I've read so many of Dr. Salama's patient reviews and thanks to everyone! They have been so helpful!!
Post Op day 6
Day 6... I'm doing a lot better. I'm still very sore. I went for my 2nd massage today and it was just as challenging as the 1st for me. I do have a low pain tolerance and never had children. I felt better afterwards. I can't stress enough, drink plenty of water, Gatorade, pineapple. Use the arnica gel, the bromelain pills, the staphsagria pills, ensure protein shakes, green shakes, and walk and stretch. I was able to Goto the mall on post op day 3 and walk around for a while. I also went out and ate at restaraunts; standing at the bar. Didn't care about the looks, I don't know anyone here. Good luck to everyone! Dr. Salama is the MAN!!
Butt in or Out Compression Garment
I'm 13 days Post Op and making good progress. I was told by the staff that I can change into my butt in garment on day 14. I tried it on tonight after I took a shower and was washing my butt out and the butt in seems extremely tight in my buttock. My lipo'd areas feel really good, but I'm concerned about the pressure on my buttocks. Will anyone share their experiences with the compression garment? I'm going to call Dr Salama's office tomorrow to speak with Naomi. The pictures are post op day 7. I will post recent ones over the weekend.
Post Op Day 15
Happy Saturday!! ????????????????????????????I made it!! 2 weeks and 1 day today. My journey has been challenging over these past 2 weeks, but each day it gets better. I received my 2nd massage on yesterday since I've been back home. They still hurt during the massage, but I feel so much better afterwards. My masseuse says that I'm healing nicely. The bruising and swelling has gone down a lot. I feel more pain after I've been lying down for an extended period of time and especially during the night. I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like pins and needles are inside of me. I start moving my body while in the bed then once I get up and start waking around, I start to feel better. Girls who are flying , the flight back is no joke!!!! That's the worse part for me. I got to the airport too early and has to stand, walk around, sit on the hard half roller tube I purchased from Amazon. That thing hurt like crap!! Maybe because I got my inner thighs done as well. The plane ride was HELL! I sat down while the plane was taking off, turned and knelt backwards in the seat for awhile until my knees started hurting from the incision marks. The attendants finally allowed me to stand at the back of the plane for the majority of the ride home. I popped a stich and started bleeding. When I tell you, I looked and felt like crap getting off of the plane and walking thru the airport, words cannot adequately describe it. My BFF Who is a RN picked me and was dying laughing at me when she saw me. I looked tore up!! Lol! And I felt it! What a difference a week makes. I'm taking the post vitamins that I ordered from the make me heal website and still taking vitamin c and the iron pills. I'm also back taking my normal vitamin regimen... Collagen, D, and omega 3. Im
Still drinking water with lemon, BMs are normal. I'm also using mederma on my scars. I ordered 2 additional scar creams from Amazon that someone else on RS referenced.
I want to jump on these scars ASAP. I still using my solo red (mine is blue) cup to urinate. The urinal that I bought was a waste and made a mess. The cup is cheap; everyone has them and it's th BEST device to catch your urine in the garment hole!!! I'm also drinking the high protein ensures with 16g of protein because I'm not a big meat eater. I'm also drinking the naked green machine drinks. I will try to post some update pics later this evening. Love being Salamafied. I told him when he breaks up with his girlfriend to give me a call lol!!