I am only 6 days post op with my tummy tuck and liposuction of flanks and back and I love what I see already. I can't wait for the final results. Even a little swollen at 6 days post op, my stomach is flat and my waist is small. I love it!
I have read all of the awful stories about recovery and pain and was fully prepared to be almost bedridden so I couldn't believe that I had NO pain my first day post op and that I could stand up straight! The doctor had to remind me to hunch over and walk like a little old lady for the first week. LOL
My first day post op Dr. Meadows put me in the hyperbaric chamber for 1 hour of oxygen therapy to help speed up the healing process It was so relaxing I almost fell asleep.
I used the pain meds for the first 2 days only because I thought I should but decided that on day 3 post op that I really didn't need any and I haven't taken any pain meds since.
The worst part of recovery for me is boredom. I can't wait till Friday when I get the second drain out and can go for a short walk outside. I having been walking laps around the inside of my livingroom and bedroom to keep the circulation moving and I am excited about taking an easy walk with my hubby in the fresh air.
I will update with before and after pics as soon as I can get them uploaded.