Tumescent Lipo My Experience

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Currently 3:14am and I am wide awake. Technically...

Currently 3:14am and I am wide awake. Technically my surgery was yesterday. It started at 11am and I woke up in recovery a little before 4pm. Originally I thought I would be having Local Anesthesia, however with the many areas I had done my surgeon felt more comfortable having me go under General. Reason being is the Tumescent solution would need to be spread over many areas so he didn't want me to be uncomfortable or feel it at any point. I had never gone under General, not even my c-section but for me it was fine. I woke up in recovery and was just groggy and more tired. Felt a little sharp pain so the nurse just gave me more medicine. I have a high pain tolerance I believe but I had an hour drive home so I figured it would be better to have a little more pain mess prior to the drive. In no way was I in excruciating pain.
I am 36 years old and have one child in which I had by c-section. I was within the best weight category for Lipo (5'3" weight 145.lbs.

I had no nausea from the general anesthesia. I put a perception patch behind my ear the night before surgery and had also informed my surgeon and anesthesiologist so they did mix some nausea mess in my IV. So this had to have helped a great deal. When I got home I was hungry. I had some noodle soup and a piece of toast. Was still tired and also my vision a bit blurry moreso in terms of looking at my phone or typing. Not for watching TV or walking about. I had no problems getting on and off the couch or in bed. I'm sore, don't get me wrong but after I read some reviews on here I was very nervous about recovery and the pain I would feel but so far so good. I have been laying in bed since about 8pm. Sleeping on and off. I never sleep with the Tab on but because of the election I have had it on which is probably what has been waking me up. I only took 1 pain pill when I got home and my script ibuprofen 600mg before laying down. I feel fine currently and more stiff and of course there is some soreness but nothing where I am too uncomfortable to move or turn over on my sides. I'm sure I will have soreness tomorrow and over the next several days but can update. This is really not at all as bad as I was making myself feel it would be.

For clarification I had Tumescent Liposucriin on the following areas: inner and outer thighs, hips/waist, upper back (bra fat---not like I had even thought about doing it here my surgeon just suggested since there was a little), lower back and abdomen. I had a pretty flat abdomen to begin with but it was mainly to fix or rather smooth out an area from cool sculpting that I had a year or so ago. Also my surgeon dived a small scar on my lower back that I had from having a mole removed several years ago.
My surgeon was wonderful! I truly believe you need a solid surgeon with a great amount of experience and that is what makes a big difference in recovery. Cheap isn't always better!

A suggestion on garmet would be to get a crochets one. Don't wear underwear so when you have to go to the bathroom you can just sit down and go without having to take your garmet off. Wayyyy easier! The nurse at my surgeons office had suggested it and I am glad she did!

I will update over the next few days but feel free to ask any questions if you have them. I hope this post is readable, and apologize for any errors, my vision is just still blurry when I look at my phone.
Dr Ron Schuster

Excellent. From very beginning to end. He and his entire staff made me feel at ease. The hospital staff was just as excellent from registration to the nurses in pre and post opp. Thank you!!!

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 After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
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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