I am 30 years old and have 2 beautiful children, ages 10 and almost 5. They were both big babies and wrecked my stomach. I am 5'8 and fluctuate between 165 lbs and 173 lbs. I tried to lost the stomach through diet and exercise, but honestly the less I weigh, the worse my stomach would look (at least when naked).
My husband supported me 100% in having the surgery, but most friends and family didn't really understand it or think I needed it. I sent my before picture to most of them and then they kind of changed their tune. Haha! I can hide it well in clothes.
So anyways had my surgery yesterday Sept. 1st, and so far so good. Pain wasn't so bad the first day, but I was not prepared for the insane amount of oozing I had from some of my lipo areas. It would soak through a pad as soon as I put it on and everytime I got up to go to the bathroom it would leak everywhere. And it wasn't pink - it was bloody. so needless to say my husband was cleaning the carpets a lot yesterday! i called the Dr and he said that it was normal cause he had pumped an extremely large amount of fluid into me so I was oozing more than some people.
Another issue I had yesterday was that I had to pee like every 45 minutes. It may not seem like that big of a deal but when you are pouring bloody fluid all over the floor everytime you get up, it sucks. And when I would pee I wouldn't be able to fully empty my bladder. I would have to sit there another 2 minutes or so and the rest would come out. Weird. But today the oozing has slowed down significantly and the bladder issue has mostly resolved.
Today my only complaint is the pain. It is a lot worse than yesterday, but it could be worse. When I am laying down it is about a 3 and when I get up it is about a 7. But once I am up it goes down to about a 5 I have a pain pump, which the dr wants to take out tomorrow morning along with the drains, so I am a little scared to see how bad the pain is without it.
I don't know how many lbs or anything the Dr. took off, but I plan on asking tomorrow. The post op nurse told my husband he lipo'd 2 2-liters of fat. And that doesn't count the skin he removed. I am very swollen and bruised so it is hard to see what the results will be, but I can tell a big difference in the front view pic, the side view is a little less noticeable. I also has lipo of the chin area (submental). That hasn't really hurt at all. I just have to wear an extremely annoying head garment. I took it off to see today and one side is smaller and the other is a little bigger. I really hope this is just swelling!!