31 Yrs Old, 1 Kid. Lipo arms, Upper & Lower Abs, Flanks, Back, & Inner Thigh. - Albany, NY

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Ok....so after reading reviews, questions, and...

Ok....so after reading reviews, questions, and looking at tons of photos I decided I was going to share my experience on the website! My surgery is in 3 weeks and I'm excited and nervous!! I will add photos and document my "journey" so hopefully it will help prepare someone..just like the other lady's helped to prepared me!

Final consultation this upcoming Monday and surgery next Friday!

So I'm sure like everyone else on here who has any surgery done...you have mixed emotions! I'm excited about my (hopefully beautiful new shape) nervous about surgery in general and anxious because I have been on realself and looking at my dr's before and afters everyday! Lol
Here are my before pics...I will post after pics and my experience hopefully day of my surgery!

About 1.5 weeks...

I haven't updated my progress on here as much as I wanted...so here is a recap of my last 1.5 weeks.

Day of sugery: felt better then I thought. I was sore but nothing bad an I didn't come home an sleep like I thought I would.

1 day post op: that's when the soreness/stiffness kicked in! It's not a "pain" feeling like a surgery. I bruised bad. The worst part is going from sitting/ laying down to standing/moving.

Day 2-5 post op: each day got a little better, I could move around more, the bruising started to get better. I would try to rest a lot, drink as much water as I could, wasn't hungry and needed help with reaching/bending things.

Day 6 post op: went for my 1st appt to see dr. Lynch. He took my bandages/wraps off and this was the 1 at time I saw what I looked like! An through all that puffiness I could already see results!!! I was surprised at what a difference my back & upper stomach/upper flanks already looked smaller! My lower abdomen/flanks/ inner thigh/ arms were still too swollen.
I felt better after everything was removed- I did not leak fluid like I read in other posts, I never had to change my dressings or use maxi pads. This was the first day I could take a shower which I was very excited and over due for....but it was not what I thought! Lol your skin is very sensitive and the water was more painful the relaxing! So it was a quick one!!

Day 7: I can move around much more now, brushing is a lot better and I'm feeling more like myself in general! I'm starting to want to eat a meal instead of a "light snack". An I have more energy.

Day 8: 1st day back at work! Went in for about 4 hrs. I'm a hairstylist so I move around a lot. I was surprised at how good the day went!! I was double booked an besides my arms getting a little tired here and there nothing else bothered me! I did go home an take about a 1.5 hr nap! Lol
I also wanted to note my arms are the most changeling body part I got done! Probably b/c I used them so much, but it's hard to do things myself since my range of motion is limited. Then I would say back, it's stiff and sore. Upper/lower abdomen, flanks, inner thighs no problem at all!

Day 9: good day getting better.

Day 10: my second appt with Dr. lynch. He said I look good! I had the tape covering my stitches removed. That definitely felt better! An I go back in 2 weeks for a follow up. My arms are almost back to normal (range of motion) and honestly everything else feels good! Brushing is a lot lighter an about 90% gone. I wear my compression garment and spanks 24/7 honestly they don't bother me and I noticed my skin is less sensitive and I feel more comfortable (believe it or not) with that combo on. I'm still swollen in back, lower abdomen/flanks but I can see such a change in my body over the last few days! I'm excited to see what's to come! I will post updated pics of all the areas in the next few days!

3 weeks and 3 days....

So at this point, I feel you see significant changes in weekly increments. From my last up date week 2- 3 I think was definitely changeling! Right after surgery isn't the best but you expect it. I don't know why but by 2-3 weeks your (at-least I was) ready to get back into my routine 100%. Mentally you're really ready to go but for me physically I wasn't there. I have a very busy daily schedule an it's frustrating when you can't bend down as fast, or go faster then a brisk walk without feeling uncomfortable (not in pain just a weird sensation). I'm exhausted at night (again up & going by 7 am an in bed by 11pm). The compression garment does get old & I'm swollen! Lol (I want to be honest with how I feel so others who are about to go through this or are at the same place maybe can relate).
But.....you have to hang in there ladies!! Cause honestly I woke up yesterday and especially today an feel/look a lot better! Almost like it happen over night! I'm sure if you're reading this an other posts or comments from drs they all say at least 3 weeks for most (not all) of the swelling to go down to see your new shape. It's true! So you have to tuff out the first few weeks of pain, discomfort, super swelling, and no results- your body will start to heal an it all comes together! It's still early in the process but today is really the first day that I would say lipo is worth it! I will keep you updated with pics and posts on a weekly basis!
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