Upper & Lower Ab Lipo- Auckland, NZ
After 4 years of working out at gym 4x a week, the...
Upper and Lower Stomach Lipo
I have used this website, I have read other people's reviews and looked at pictures. I have taken it all in so I know what to expect and reading the reviews has helped me get mentally for this surgery.
The day of my Lipo!
I arrived at the clinic at 8:30, the before photos were taken and the doctor started the surgery just after 9:30. I think putting the IV was more painful than the Lipo. There was prodding and at times it was uncomfortable but I did not feel pain. During the surgery as I watched Dr Goedeke do the Lipo from my observation it wasn't just a job for him. He really has pride in his work, he wants to do a good job and what a great team he has at the clinic.
By 12:45 I was helped by the nurse into the compression garment that was specially made to me. I laid on the bed, I was given a small plate of cheese & crackers and water. After an hour my husband came to pick me up and the nurse change my dressing. When the compression garment was taken off, blood tinged solution dribbled out of the puncture wounds on to the floor and there was no panic because I have read that this will happen.
When I got home all I wanted to do was sleep, I felt like I was run over by a truck, not in pain but I felt dizzy. I was given Panadine which I took every 4 hours and my husband helped me change my dressing 3 times that night.
7th days after Lipo
Everyday I wake up I feel a little better and I started going for a little walk on the 4th day but energy wise - gets pretty tired easily. 5th and 6th day I was able to walk further and not as tired as the day before. Yesterday we walked (slow) for about 5km and by night time my stomach felt hard and swollen. Maybe too much??
Still on the 7th day
The doctor said that there was still a lot of swelling but you know what?... I am happy with what I see already. I think that that having Liposuction is absolutely worth the the money and being uncomfortable & sore for a week. I just need to remind myself this at night when I complain about the compression garment being so..... uncomfortable!!
I will being seeing the doctor again in 3 weeks. The initial blood test taken pre-op, Dr Ron said that I need to cut down on carbs, sugary food and I have also decided to cut down on drinking Diet Coke. Day 7 and I still have not had 1 can of diet coke which I used to drink 2x a day. I said to myself that I will stop drinking diet coke for 1 week, now that it's been 1 week and I have had no craving for it so I will continue to drink water only. I want to flush all the toxins from my body and hopefully the swelling will go away faster than 3 - 6 weeks. I will post something again a week from today.
2 weeks after Upper & Lower Ab Lipo
2 weeks on and I am so happy I decided to have stomach Liposuction! I've been told by my doctor not to go back to my normal gym activities until the bruising is all gone and I still have some bruises so I'm holding off . Today I walked on the treadmill on 4.5 speed and 4 incline for 1 hour. I will increase this slowly and hopefully next week I can start doing Pump, Combat and CXworx. I will post again at week 3.
I felt vey comfortable with Dr Goedeke and his team. I would totally recommend him to anyone who is thinking of getting liposuction done. He doesn't just want to help you with how you look outside, he also wants to help you with what you put inside (nutrition).