I had bodyjet lipo today on my u/a, l/a/ flanks/, outer thighs. I work out 4-6 days per week and have a muscular build. I have tried everything to lose my gut and love handles, but if you look at my dad and brothers you'll see it's genetic. I was tired of working so hard and getting so close only to see nothing. Anyway, I am pretty wet right now and I'm 5 hours out of surgery. I do feel some pain, but I have taken 1 Vicodin from a prior surgery. I'll probably take another before bed. I have walked around a little and it hurts a bit, but not terrible yet. I'll see what tomorrow brings. I have read many posts and it seems to depend totally on the person. the second day will tell the story. he also uses the thermo something laser to tighten the skin, but he told me that he didn't want to unnecessarily go in with a laser if he thought i would have a good outcome without it. in the preop, he also said that if it doesn't tighten up i can come back and he'll touch it up with the laser and do all touchups free of charge. he made it abundandly clear he did not charge for that stuff...that made me feel good.
so i'm here on the couch leaking. i was put in a body suit and then also wrapped with an ab binder. it's like an ace bandage on steroids. i also have a piece of foam in under the binder, but over the body suit. pretty uncomfy, but what can you do...it's manageable. the nurse tole me that the foam is brand new and they have only put it on a few people. there's no way i can wear this to work on tuesday. she said just to take it off, but keep on the ab binder tight.
im nervous for the outcome, but also very excited and have a lot of nervous energy. i've seen pics and blogs of people that have had good outcomes and bad outcomes. i was pretty comfortable with my doctor, even though this is the first time i met him.
i met with the clinic manager initially and asked to meet with the doctor. he was in a surgery so i called to schedule an appt. with him. when i showed up he was in a surgery and i met with another plastic surgeon who went over my options with me. i was a little nervous not meeting the doctor, but i was all over this guy on the net for 2 months before i did it. i watched videos of him, checked his credentials, bought a physician report off healthgrades.com....i literally stalked this guy through google and everything looked really good. By the way, the procedure did hurt a fair amount at certain times. especially upper abs, but there were some times it didn't hurt at all. he was great and stopped. for me it wasn't totally pain free.
Pro's -totally glad I wasn't under sedation
-relatively easy transaction
so far not too much pain (we'll see tomorrow,
-remember, I have vicodin)
Cons- -wished he used the laser, but time will tell
-not totally pain free
-being wet for a day
-that there's still so many unknowns. you have to be
patient...you can choose to be patient or freak out
so far i choose to be patient.
I'll post pics in the next couple of days.