2 days post op here in CA. I trust my doctor, and I know that my skin may need tightening. Right now I am feeling sore and tired. Using "vicoprofen", antibiotics, steroids, arnica gel and tabs, tylenol. Drinking lots of water. I can tell i am smaller already, but very bruised and sore "burning". I wish I had realized how intense it was going to be. This is a pretty big surgery if you have love handles, and upper and lower abs as I did.
No matter how much I worked out, I had this jiggle and bumps that were so discouraging. Being a size 10 or less except for my belly was so depressing. If I am smaller, which I can already tell I am, I will be happy. I probably would have been a great tt candidate, but I just didn't want to undergo that kind of surgery. I will either be happy with who I am after this, or possibly consider thermage, etc. very carefully and conservative about my skin. I don't want to become one of those people who just keep going...sorry.
It is a little disconcerting to go through all the bandaging...read: painful! I don't think of myself as low pain tolerance, but this is pretty uncomfy. I am up and about, however. I went on a short walk last night, 3 or 4 houses and back. I might go to the store today for a short outing. I'm at two days, though, so still sort of "yucky" feeling.
I will update soon...so far so good :)