Liposuction of Abdomen:Flanks:Back with General Anesthesia-Michigan (34, 5'7, no kids)
I was referred to Dr. Wolf by a girlfriend, I got...
3 Days post-Some surgery details
The day of surgery: I arrived at 10:30 my surgery was a 11, after a little wait I was called back and Dr. Wolf took pictures and drew the circles. I met with the anesthesiologist she was super nice and she tried to start the IV. I have super small veins so it is always a task for anyone to get a vein. It took almost 45 minutes to get the IV in (she even tried my feet ouch) she was finally able to get a vein I was super happy because I was in a lot of pain and was crying just because I felt bad (crazy I know). She was super sweet and patient, she and the nurse kept me warm and talked me through a super stressful time. The next thing I knew I was waking up in recovery super confused lol.
Night after Surgery: I slept the entire night my Doctor prescribed Percocet for pain and let me just say it was a LIFE SAVER! I had to take 2 every 6 hours I am also taking an antibiotic ever 12 hours.
Day 1 after surgery: Sitting up was the hardest thing to do! I wasn't so much in pain but I was super sore like I worked out for 10 days straight no break. I didn't have an appetite so I just ate applesauce and drank water. My doctor told me to make sure eI walked around to prevent blood clots and honestly walking and standing is a lot better than sitting. Also my throat was on fire from the tube I am sure. Overall I am super swollen and I can't wait to get these bandages off on Wednesday. I didn't have too much leakage. I saw some ladies that have soaked through there garments. I see blood and stuff on the bandages but its nothing too bad.
3 days post: I woke up today forgetting I had surgery, I still don't have too much of an appetite so I ate fruit, applesauce and some crackers. Still drinking a lot of water. I didn't really need my pain meds today. I was feeling so good I did too much moving around and really hurt myself. I ended up having to sit down for a while and take my pain medications. TMI moment I haven't had a bowel movement since the surgery finally had one later on this evening after eating greens (my mom has been trying to get me to poop for 3 days lol).
Overall I am feeling good. I can't tell how my body looks my stomach still looks really swollen. I will be sure to take pics Wednesday after my shower (my doctor told me not to take a shower until after my post op and I am feeling gross even though I take a bird bath 3 times a day it seems)
Excited to see my progress! Happy healing Real Selfers :) Will post pics Wednesday xoxo
4 days post
Also I have been paranoid to eat anything I a super nervous about gaining weight especially since I can't go to the gym. I actually got a food service for a couple of weeks they make and deliver portioned meals. Hopefully in the next couple of days I will feel better and I will take a post more pics.
Happy Healing Real Selfers xoxo
10 days post Swollen Pics
2 weeks already?!
I had my surgery 2 weeks ago!! Time goes by crazy fast and I am finally seeing some results especially in my back. I am still hard in areas and puffy but the pain and discomfort I had a couple of days ago is gone thankfully. The foam I am using really helps minimize the dents and marks in my skin so I am going to continue using it (my doctor gave me a fresh batch at my last follow up) and I am hoping that it will cut down my healing some and I will be bikini ready by the 22nd of July for my trip :)...I honestly miss the gym and I hate the gym but I am ready to get up and mobile. Also I am having my doctor prescribe Adipex to assist me with my weight loss goals. I guess I will do more research on this site to see if anyone has had any results. Also thank you to everyone that comments and offers support! I really appreciate it. Happy healing Real Selfers! :)
Blah day 17 days post
Dr. Wolf is great! Very personable and made me feel very comfortable.