27 Year Old with Thunder Thighs for Days - Great Neck, NY

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Well, I finally bit the bullet and went in for...

Well, I finally bit the bullet and went in for surgery that I had been longing for, for years. I found a lifebooker deal for $2,200 plus $100 for the compression garment and I jumped on the deal. I'm only 3 days post op but loving the results so far. My doctor removed 1600cc of fat which equals 3.5 pounds, and I couldn't be happier.

SO swollen!

I'm just a day shy of being a week post op and my legs are bigger than they were before surgery. They are incredibly sensitive and it is still fairly uncomfortable to do any standing or walking for more than 10 to 15 minutes.
I must say, after three breast enhancement surgeries, two nose jobs, and multiple other procedures, this is by far the worst.
The incision wounds are healing up nicely as well as the bruising. It's hardly noticeable and already a light yellow.

Day 6 pic update

Day 6

Looking good!

I've been bad about wearing my compression garment...

But, I feel fantastic. I'm still really swollen and now my thighs have gone from a soft, mushy consistency to firm and bumpy. I've have noticed a considerable amount of skin tightening though, which I'm thrilled about. After years of yo-yo dieting my skin on my inner thighs was so saggy and now it's as if it had always been this way. I honestly can't even believe how much of a difference this has made. Although this has been the worst recovery wise, I would recommend this to anyone considering it. I know I have a long ways to go, but I am so happy with the results so far.

Massage! Massage! Massage!

So last night after feeling and seeing how bumpy I was I got out some lotion and sat and massaged my legs for a good hour. It was a bit painful, but by the time I was done they already looked and felt 100% better. I was also sure to sleep with my compression garment on last night and upon waking up, my legs felt and looked amazing. They still feel weirdly firm, yet it's a solid firm. No more unsightly bumps! I will now be super diligent to massage every night after seeing the results of just doing it once.

Quick recommendation for shapewear!

I purchased these Naomi & Nicole Sheer Derriere Lift Capris and I wanted to share how great they are. Most shapewear cuts off at the thigh, and those of you with big thighs understand how uncomfortable that is. These are perfect for when you transition to only wearing your heavy duty compression garment at night. It keeps your entire leg feeling snug without the sausage feeling. I got mine at Macy's, but the sell them at Kohls as well.
Not only do they make your legs look amazing, they give your butt a lifted look too!

Almost three weeks!

I'm feeling almost 100% except when I try to squat down, I still feel some pulling. I've been wearing my garment less and less and have not felt terribly swollen. My legs have not made too much progress from week 2, but I definitely notice when I walk there is no "chub rub", it's the best thing. My legs have also gone from super firm to almost normal feeling with just one or two firm spots I rub daily.

Headed away on vacation and I finally it!

Today is my three week mark and I am so happy! I was sitting at the airport waiting to board my flight not paying attention with my legs propped up, and I looked down and saw what I always wanted. . . The gap! What a great way to start this trip!

Love, love, love!!!

So it's been about 5 and a 1/2 weeks since my surgery and my legs keep getting better and better. I just returned from a few weeks on vacation, and for the first time in my life felt confident in a bathing suit.
I do notice some irregularities and divots, but I also have not been massaging at all and I'm sure that's expected. I had read somewhere that taking out over a pound of fat from your inner thighs is the max recommended and my doctor took out 3.5. Honestly, if the mild lumps and bumps never go away, I wouldn't mind. I've never worn shorts or skirts before the surgery because of my unsightly thighs and I don't need to start. They look so fantastic while clothed now, this is all I've ever wanted.
My only regret with this surgery is not doing it 5 years sooner! I'm already thinking about a second procedure for my upper arms.

A little lumpy but no regrets

It's been a few months since my surgery and as expected with such aggressive fat removal, there are irregularities. It's only noticeable when I'm not clothed so, I'm not terribly bothered by it. Hopefully I'll see some more skin tightening as months go by, either way though, I am still in love with my new legs.

Lumps and bumps!

Super lumpy and uneven. I did say "no regrets" and I still stand firmly by that. I just wanted to post an update of my legs to show anyone who's interested. I have a few deep gouges in my thighs. I wear yoga pants and they can actually be seen through them if you're looking for them. I'm sure no one else notices. My skin has tightened up a bit closer to my crotch, so that's great it no longer sags. All in all, I'd do it again still taking out so much.
I will be speaking with my doctor about what can be done at my 6 month mark.
Dr. Deborah Marciano

So far so good. . . I'll update with how my procedures results are as I heal more.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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