Getting Lipo and a Lil Scared!

Hi all...I am getting liposuction done on May...

Hi all...I am getting liposuction done on May 26th, 2010! I am scared and nervous but really want it done. I am having the tumecscent perormed under general anesthesia. I am having my stomach, flanks, bikini area, and inner & outer thighs done. My surgeon is the best of the best and is well known so I feel very comfortable and confident in that part. What I am scared of is loose skin after and the fatty areas coming back and/or lipo just not working at all. I have been told that none of that will be the case and my skin is great and had tons of elasticity still. I am also worried about how sore/pain I will be in..?? My pain tolerance is very high. I am having this surgery on a Wednesday and will be ging back to work on the following Tuesday. This will be my second cosmetic surgery procedure done, 8 years ago I had breast aumentation done at the same surgery centre with not a problem so far. I am just so nervous about this lipo. But would sure like to get rid of my problem areas so clothes will fit better. I read all these horor stories and have got to think that it can't be all that bad...?? I wonder if all these people w/bad results went to reptuable/good surgeons..?? So any advise anyone has to offer that would be great...Thanks!

Hi all... I am updating on my surgery. It was done...

Hi all... I am updating on my surgery. It was done on Friday June 4th 2010. I am now today 3 days post op and no complaints so far! Needless to say I am very swollen and sore but that is to be expected with any cosmetic surgery. When I woke up from the surg Oh boy was I in some pain but nothing pain meds would not help...The first night was pretty bad because I was up having to poty every hour with all the fluids draining. So the worst was 24-48 hours after for me. This was my second cosmetic procedure first I did breast augmentation in 2002 and now lipo. I must say Lipo is much more painful and a longer recovery time. I have my post op app tomorrow so I will take some pics of my 4 days post op and post them along with my before pics. I have to also say that all the people on here that have had a bad experience and have had not good results. Makes me wonder if you all did your research and went to a well reccomended BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGERON..??? It is still too early for me to say about my results but I can say that yesterday was my first shower and looking at myself w/out the compression garment. I can already see results!!! I am excited to see my upcoming results within the weeks ahead. I also think the key to lipo is wearing the compression garments as directed for the whole 4-6 weeks and maybe even up to 8 weeks. So anyway so far so good with my lipo. I did my inner/outer thigh, inner knees, flanks, bikini area and some slight lower abdominal and back area. I thought I would be much worse than I am at 3 days post op. I am up and down walking around and only taking one to two pain pills a day...So one day at a time!

Hi all... I am updating on my surgery. It was done...

Hi all... I am updating on my surgery. It was done on Friday June 4th 2010. I am now today 3 days post op and no complaints so far! Needless to say I am very swollen and sore but that is to be expected with any cosmetic surgery. When I woke up from the surg Oh boy was I in some pain but nothing pain meds would not help...The first night was pretty bad because I was up having to poty every hour with all the fluids draining. So the worst was 24-48 hours after for me. This was my second cosmetic procedure first I did breast augmentation in 2002 and now lipo. I must say Lipo is much more painful and a longer recovery time. I have my post op app tomorrow so I will take some pics of my 4 days post op and post them along with my before pics. I have to also say that all the people on here that have had a bad experience and have had not good results. Makes me wonder if you all did your research and went to a well reccomended BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGERON..??? It is still too early for me to say about my results but I can say that yesterday was my first shower and looking at myself w/out the compression garment. I can already see results!!! I am excited to see my upcoming results within the weeks ahead. I also think the key to lipo is wearing the compression garments as directed for the whole 4-6 weeks and maybe even up to 8 weeks. So anyway so far so good with my lipo. I did my inner/outer thigh, inner knees, flanks, bikini area and some slight lower abdominal and back area. I thought I would be much worse than I am at 3 days post op. I am up and down walking around and only taking one to two pain pills a day...So one day at a time!

San Diego Plastic Surgeon

I am still in my first week after surgery but so far so good... :)

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